I compiled this amount of information to answer many questions about CCI Phantoms. I hope this thread can help you with your Phantom questions. If anyone has anything they would like to add, feel free.
Basics of a CCI Phantom
Components Concepts, Inc. (CCI) has made many different types of Phantoms, them being the 1011-00 Phantom
, the 1011-45-00 w/ 45 Phantom
, the 1011-50-00 Phantom Bottom Line
, the 1011-45-50-00 w/45 Phantom Bottom Line
, the 1011-V-00 Phantom Vertical Air
, the 1011-V-45-00 Phantom w/45 Vertical Air
, the 2011-00 Phantom SC
, the 2011-45-00 Phantom SC w/45
, the 2011-V-00 Phantom SC Vertical Air
, and the 2011-V-45-00 Phantom SC w/45 Vertical Air
. What makes each of these different is the feed source, the way the air source is attached to the gun, and trigger frame. Phantoms are pump markers, meaning you have to pull the pump all the way back and all the way forth before each shot. Certain kinds of Phantoms use 10-15 round feed tubes as a paintball souce, others use hoppers.
What is Stock Class?
This does have nothing to do with Phantoms, but pump guns in general. You will also hear this term often threw-out this article. What stock class is, is when you use a pump gun but instead of using a constant air (CA) source, you use those little 12 gram CO2 (that can not be re-filled), and instead of using a hopper you use a feed tube, that holds 10-15 rounds. This puts you at a bigger disadvantage, being that you have to reload both your feed tube and switch the 12 gram CO2 more often. A advantage to this is that you now have a lighter and smaller profile. In return, your adrenalin will rise, making the game more fun.
Reloading While Playing Stock Class
To reload, when using the 10-15 round feed tubes, you have to use 10 round pods and push it past the ball retainer in the back of the feed tube. The ball retainer is the black, three prong device in the back of the feed tube. Also, when pumping your marker be sure that you tilt your gun somewhat forward so the paintball is on top of the bolt (when closed), and not in the back of the feed tube.
Where and How Do I Attach the 12 gram CO2?
When playing stock class, you will notice that you can barely the see the 12 gram CO2. This is because you slip the 12 gram CO2 in the stock housing, which can be found where the foregrip usually is or in the back, below the feed tube. After you put the 12 gram CO2 in the stock housing, you screw it in to the puncture pin, which will break the end of the 12 gram CO2, and allow the CO2 to flow throughout the marker. When you unscrew the stock housing, expect some CO2 to spray out if the CO2 tank is not completely empty, because of this do not expose the excess CO2 to a open wound.
Are Phantoms Effiecent?
Yes, I was rather suprised when I got about 45 shots off my stock
Phantom, when using a 12 gram CO2. Untill 45+ shots I did not notice any performance difference. Some of the reason is there is no pressure needed to re-cock the gun, because that is what the pumping action does.
Are Phantoms Consistant?
Yes, even though I have yet to shoot my Phantom over a chrono, I heard that they get +5,-5, making regulators useless. Yes, you could hook a regulator to your Phantom, all you have to do is remove your stock housing and the puncture pin. Like I said above, a regulator is useless how-ever because of the amazing consistantcy.
How Do You Adjust The Velocity?
To adjust the velocity you stick the tool that came with your Phantom, it is about 1 1/2 ft long and is similar to a flat head screw driver, so if you do not have one of these tools you can use a flat head screw driver, if you can find one long enough. To increase the velocity, turn it clockwise. To decrease it, turn it counter clock wise. A good way to remember this is because when you screw something in
ward you in
crease the velocity.
What Advantages Does A SC Phantom Have Over A VSC Phantom?
The VSC Phantom, also known as the 2011-V-00 Phantom SC Vertical Air
or2011-V-45-00 Phantom SC w/45 Vertical Air
, has the stock housing, where the foregrip would go. This puts the the CO2 facing completely up which, in theory, keeps all the liquid CO2 at the bottom of the tank, and only allowing the gas CO2 into the marker. You can also place your hand on the stock housing during a game to make a smaller profile, but at most points your hand will be on the pump. The SC, also know as the 2011-00 Phantom SC
or 2011-45-00 Phantom SC w/45
, has the stock housing at an angle, but the angle is not as sharp.
What Is The Difference Between a SC and VSC Phantom?
The difference between a SC and VSC Phantom is where the stock housing is located. The stock housing is where the 12 gram CO2 is put in. On a SC the stock housing is below the feed tube, slanted in a downward position at about a 15* angle. On a VSC the stock housing is where the foregrip/regulator would be on most guns. It is in a near 90* angle with the bottom of the CO2 catridge facing down. SC stands for s
lass, while VSC stands for v
So, you just got your new CCI Phantom from the store or the delivery truck just dropped it off and you test fired it. Thing is, you want to keep your new Phantom running nice. To do this you must properly maintain it. This is not hard and I can do this in about 5 minutes. First, make sure your gun is de-gassed, un-cocked, and has no paintballs in it. Then take off your barrel becuase it makes everything flow a lot better. It might be wise to lay all the parts on a cloth or someplace you will not lose them.
Now for the interesting part, to take it completely apart. Next unscrew the front thumbscrew (it is above the stock housing if you have a VSC). Then partially take out the back thumbscrew, this one does not need to fully taken out. The top tube should slide off the trigger frame.
The pump arm should slide out of the bolt, if it does not then you should do so. After you have done this carefully tilt back the chamber and let the internals slip into your hands. Lay the bolt, spring, and hammer down on a rag and scrub off all the old lube from the bolt and hammer.
Then put a few drops of oil on your finger and scrub the bolt and hammer with it. You might want to use a q-tip to get the hard to reach places. Make sure to oil the o-ring on the bolt throughly.
Then spray a squegge with a 50-50 of water and rubbing achol threw the breech, this will clean out all foreigen debris. Then get a clean, dry squegge and run it threw the breech. This will take away all the liquids and what-not so your gun will work better.
Next you have to put the internals back in. The bolt goes in first with the black o-ring facing to where the barrel would go. Then slide in the spring. Last but not least put in the hammer. Remember, the spring goes in the big hole so the big hole should face forward. The hole in the side of the bolt, where the pump arm goes, should be facing down. Then put in the pump arm, I find it easier if I put on the pump arm and then put on the barrel so the pump arm stays in place.
Then slide the the body onto the trigger frame and screw in the thumb screws. After you are done with this you can take off your stock housing, and then get a 3/8 allen key and stick it in the puncture adapter. Unscrew the puncture adapter, put a few drops of oil in the vert ASA. Then screw in the puncture adapter, gas up your gun, unscrew your barrel, and fire your gun about 20-30 times.
The next step is purely cosmetic, and it is not needed. All you do is spray a rag with a 50-50 solution of water and rubbing achol and wipe down your marker with this. You can also squegge out the barrel if you have debris in it. If you do the steps above after every time you play your Phantom will love you and you will notice the results.
Writing and pictures done by: MP11
Editing and suggestions done by: Pr0ph3t and no0bie_paintbal