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Planet Eclipse - Etek3 AM Information
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Planet Eclipse
84 Cutler Street
Suite 4
Warren, RI 02885

Phone: (401) 247-9061
Fax: (401) 247-0931
Email: info@planeteclipse.com
Website: http://www.planeteclipse.com
The Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM Paintball Gun is intrinsically identical to the Etek3 LT, but has an All Metal construction. The Etek3 AM also has the option of adding the Emortal LCD circuit board.
 Manual: Download the manual for Planet Eclipse Download
 Release Date: 2009
 MSRP: $595.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 61
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Planet Eclipse - Etek3 AM Reviews
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM My overall experience with the Planet Eclipse Etek 3 AM is as follows: I got it used, and it was extensively used before I got it. That being said, the gun was in pretty good shape for being a work...
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Ironside
 
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Utah
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: Durable, reliable
Cons: Loud shots
My overall experience with the Planet Eclipse Etek 3 AM is as follows:
I got it used, and it was extensively used before I got it. That being said, the gun was in pretty good shape for being a work horse. It had its wear and dings and dents, but still shot just fine.

My biggest complaint was the sound. When rapidly firing, it was difficult to hear myself think, let alone the communication from my teammates.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM Being using for d last 1 & a half year. Good for beginner or tournament player . Great gun never fail while on a field . i've sold d gun end of last year & bought ego 11
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isz_manta
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: KL
isz_manta owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
isz_manta owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
isz_manta has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $660.00
Pros: good efficiency
Cons: a bit loud
Being using for d last 1 & a half year. Good for beginner or tournament player . Great gun never fail while on a field . i've sold d gun end of last year & bought ego 11
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM overall loved the gun but doesn't compare to any of the higher end guns that are more than the 600. the 2 piece barrel once put together it DOES NOT COME APART!!, love the grips very easy to hold...
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italia 18
 
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ilstu
italia 18 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: great feel
Cons: loud as hell, chops
overall loved the gun but doesn't compare to any of the higher end guns that are more than the 600. the 2 piece barrel once put together it DOES NOT COME APART!!, love the grips very easy to hold when it gets dirty and oily when playing. id recommend this gun because it can keep up with the higher end guns, but when it comes to being over worked it wo nt last.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM After buying the SL94, I decided to go all-out and sell off the remaining Minis I had, and bought the ETEK3 AM in Forest HDE as my backup gun. Pros: 1. Ego poppet on a budget 2. Shares a lot of...
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magilla66
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Join Date: Dec 2010
magilla66 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $475.00
Pros: See below
Cons: See below
After buying the SL94, I decided to go all-out and sell off the remaining Minis I had, and bought the ETEK3 AM in Forest HDE as my backup gun.

Pros:
1. Ego poppet on a budget
2. Shares a lot of similarities with Ego, parts sort of interchangeable
3. Very upgradeable
4. Takes a lot of punishment and keeps on truckin' - if you're going to play in inclement weather but don't want to risk damaging your high-end Ego/Geo, take this baby out for a spin instead.

Cons:
1. No LCD board; PE's upgrade board is nearly three times that of the 7th Element Pathfinder board for the ETEK3
2. Still shipping with the Cure2 bolt; we're now on Cure3+ and Cure4
3. No POPS ASA
4. Heavier than an Ego

Now that the ETEK4 is out, expect to see a LOT of used ETEK3's to flood the market.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM Got my etek 3 am about 7 months ago and I couldn't be more happy. It's simple to use throws ropes and is fairly accurate the only downside I see is the noise but that can easily be fixed with a new...
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Meatballer69
 
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rockland county
Meatballer69 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $425.00
Pros: Trigger, barrel, simplicity
Cons: Noisy
Got my etek 3 am about 7 months ago and I couldn't be more happy. It's simple to use throws ropes and is fairly accurate the only downside I see is the noise but that can easily be fixed with a new bolt. I highly recommend this gun to any player rec or tournament.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM Love my etek has ape OLED and about every upgrade available so it is as good as it will get and I can't complain it's super reliable.
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Mike4248
 
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: Efficient and smooth
Cons: Loutish ping
Love my etek has ape OLED and about every upgrade available so it is as good as it will get and I can't complain it's super reliable.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM This is a great, middle of the road, marker. I did a lot of ups to mine to make it that much better but from the start is a great marker. I think the design of the marker is pretty basic but in the...
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sunrise, FL
MikeyLikesCarbonFibe owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
MikeyLikesCarbonFibe posts videos on PbNation
MikeyLikesCarbonFibe has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $525.00
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Could use a looks enhance
This is a great, middle of the road, marker. I did a lot of ups to mine to make it that much better but from the start is a great marker. I think the design of the marker is pretty basic but in the field the marker gets the job done.
Here is my mod list:
Emortal Board w/ LCD OLED Display, Virtue Laser Eyes (Green), Zick2 Kit, Pooty Milled TechT Hush Bolt, Planet Eclipse OOPs on/off ASA
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM The ETEK3 AM is my back up gun. It works flawlessly out of the box and requires little to no maintenance. It just works. It's a little on the heavy and bulky side. You will also want to get a...
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MugenR
 
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: seattle, wa
MugenR owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
MugenR is for the Gunfight
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MugenR has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $599.00
Pros: rugged and efficient
Cons: heavy and bulky
The ETEK3 AM is my back up gun. It works flawlessly out of the box and requires little to no maintenance. It just works.

It's a little on the heavy and bulky side.
You will also want to get a different barrel for this marker as it only comes with a .693 back. I got the Freak barrel kit for this gun and it not only allowed me to bore match the paint, but it also cut the noise level down considerably.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM every thing about the gun just feels great, when i bought mine i got mine in custom colors (Blue and Pink) it was the AM version and it was only 50 bucks for a secondary color other than black so...
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myroom380
 
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Join Date: Jan 2011
myroom380 owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $650.00
Pros: light, trigger feels great,
Cons: none so far
every thing about the gun just feels great, when i bought mine i got mine in custom colors (Blue and Pink) it was the AM version and it was only 50 bucks for a secondary color other than black so thats why i payed 650 but it was tottaly worth it very sexy looking gun if you want to see a shooting video of it go to { http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qS5FX0-2eI }and check it out!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek3 AM I went from an Invert Mini to an Etek 3AM, and I really couldn't be happier. The gun is smooth and reliable, and very easy to maintain. TONS of aftermarket parts to throw on; bolt, ram, board, asa,...
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NJEmortal
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BattleCreek PB
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: Light, Reliable, Accurate
Cons:
I went from an Invert Mini to an Etek 3AM, and I really couldn't be happier. The gun is smooth and reliable, and very easy to maintain. TONS of aftermarket parts to throw on; bolt, ram, board, asa, cocker threaded barrels, it's incredible. Came with a full color manual, fully illustrated, and it's own slick case. SERIOUS BANG FOR THE BUCK! Won't be disappointed, should you pick one up.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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