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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
Empire Trracer based off PMI Trracer. Internals compatible with PMI Trracer, SA-17 style modular feed, First Strike compatible breech, Picatinny rails, Cocker threaded 14" barrel in .688".
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $119.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 21
 Rating Summary:
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Empire Trracer Overall a great marker but tends to doublefeed. Love the autotrigger, clamping feedneck, and auococker threads. It is simple to take apart and clean but on the other hand it is very easy to short...
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polska156
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: autococker thread, rails, cheap, simple to clean
Cons: roll outs, double feeds, rough pump
Overall a great marker but tends to doublefeed. Love the autotrigger, clamping feedneck, and auococker threads. It is simple to take apart and clean but on the other hand it is very easy to short stroke because the pump is long. I would recommend it for people looking to get into pump because for the vale you get at the nice price point and because it is very accurate.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Trracer What a great little shooter. If you play paintball on a budget then this gun is for you. Amazing value. Get a barrel kit and a bottom line and you'll be putting paint on goggles in no time. I also...
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Join Date: Jul 2008
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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: $100.00
Pros: AC Threaded barrel, AT, Rails, SA-17 feed compat.
Cons: back bottle, rough pump stroke with stock barrel
What a great little shooter. If you play paintball on a budget then this gun is for you. Amazing value.
Get a barrel kit and a bottom line and you'll be putting paint on goggles in no time. I also highly recommend the SA-17 spring feed. Its fun as hell!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Trracer I really enjoy this gun. A great pick for 120$. Only real Con is the fact that you have to use a huge allen key to be able to chrono it. Nice gun.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Light, simple, cheap
Cons: Chrono
I really enjoy this gun. A great pick for 120$. Only real Con is the fact that you have to use a huge allen key to be able to chrono it. Nice gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Trracer Well i had the traccer for about 2 months and i didnt like it. It was alright and got me the feel for pump but its hard to pump and stay on target, its hard to chrono, and the ball just rolls out!...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $115.00
Pros: cheap, resale is retail. simple
Cons: no detents, hard to chrono, stiff pump
Well i had the traccer for about 2 months and i didnt like it. It was alright and got me the feel for pump but its hard to pump and stay on target, its hard to chrono, and the ball just rolls out! But for no lost money between buying and selling, it was well worth it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Empire Trracer The Empire Trracer is the modern reincarnation of the old PMI Trracer. While the internals stayed the same (why change a good thing?), everything else has been modernized. Starting with the Cocker...
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Pump Scout
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Cocker threads, great pump features, modular, $!
Cons: Milsim rails may turn some off
The Empire Trracer is the modern reincarnation of the old PMI Trracer. While the internals stayed the same (why change a good thing?), everything else has been modernized. Starting with the Cocker threaded 14" .688 bore stock barrel, which is great for standard balls as well as First Strike rounds, we're off to a good start. The pump handle accomodates most Cocker barrels I've tried, to include a Freak, DYE Ultralight, J&J hard chrome from a hundred years ago, etc. The only barrel I have that didn't work well was my Apex, because the tube length is too short to get a pump stroke.
The pump handle also features Picatinny rails top and bottom. These are great for lights, foregrips, sling swivels, iron sights, or mounting a small optic forward in a "scout" setup. The grip frame is similar to the SA17 pistol, and has a mechanical safety. Palm swell grip panels aid in the nice feel of the .45 type frame. The gun features an anti-double pump mechanism, but if you encounter a rollout, simply put the safety on, hold the trigger back, and repump the gun. An Ego-style finger detent sits at the bottom of the receiver.
The feedneck is the BT type rail mount, and is a nice clamping model. Great touch for a lower-priced gun! This also allows for mounting the SA17 tube magazine, or future developments. The receiver itself also features a long Picatinny rail. Part of the rail is required for the feed system, but there is plenty to add an optic near the back. Additionally, the breech is precut to accept First Strike rounds.
Toward the rear is the ASA. To keep the price down, the Trracer is a back bottle gun, as the original was from the factory. A simple adaptor can be added to run an air line down to the bottom of the grip. This greatly helps in shouldering the Trracer.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Empire Trracer I am not sure what else I can add that's not been said by the previous reviewer, Pump Scout, other than the fact that one might want to get the right bore sized barrel in order to avoid ball roll...
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $119.95
Pros: Great Value, First Strike, Lots of Mods
Cons: Ball Roll Outs
I am not sure what else I can add that's not been said by the previous reviewer, Pump Scout, other than the fact that one might want to get the right bore sized barrel in order to avoid ball roll outs after cocking the Trracer. The detent only prevents ball stacking. The right bore size barrel adaptors like the iFit/Freak system does wonders in preventing ball roll outs.

I must say its a very accurate marker. On my first game, I took out 4 players with an average of 3 - 4 shots per person. The cocking mechanism is a little stiff but you get used to it. Efficiency is also pretty good. I used a Ninja 13/3500 at 3000psi and I shot approximately 150 balls with one fill.

Overall, an excellent pump marker for the money. I was using the Primo hopper, a Barska red dot scope and a Dye Ultralite barrel with an iFit adaptor.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Empire Trracer This gun is a nice shooter. Always worked great and never got a leak. my only thing against the gun is chronoing it. It takes a 2foot long allen key to chrono, not the funnest thing...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $90.99
Pros: Easy to maintain
Cons: Annoying to chrono
This gun is a nice shooter. Always worked great and never got a leak. my only thing against the gun is chronoing it. It takes a 2foot long allen key to chrono, not the funnest thing...
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Empire Trracer Itís what I expected for a $120 trracer. It shoots just like the old ones or my hammer P. Doesnít shoot as well as the sniper/cocker clones but I found it to lighter than my black magic pump and easy...
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $119.99
Pros: Good price, First Strike, easy mil/sim mods
Cons: back bottle mount.
Itís what I expected for a $120 trracer. It shoots just like the old ones or my hammer P. Doesnít shoot as well as the sniper/cocker clones but I found it to lighter than my black magic pump and easy to use.

I like the mil/sem rails on it. Picatinny rails let you change the look and feel of the gun without and modifications.

The First Strike, rounds will fit in the breach but I found it cumbersome to load and nearly imposable to do so with the elbow on the gun. Donít by it for the First Strike capacity just yet. We need a mag adapter and then it will be a truly awesome pump.

Iím running one with Freak system. CP drop forward with + remote adapter and macro line to mount a tank on the bottom of the handle. My empire prophecy loader, yeah over kill, but the detent is strong enough to hold back the force feed hopers. Good set up for open speed ball.

Its nice shooting little gun and it will most likely be the pump in my gear bag for a long time.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Empire Trracer Great starter pump for only $125. You can get a lot of shots off of a 68/4500, and it's nice and tight/compact. Three things I don't like; it isn't too comfortable to hold, and pumping it is kind of...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.00
Pros: Good starter pump
Cons: Ergonomics/Changing FPS
Great starter pump for only $125. You can get a lot of shots off of a 68/4500, and it's nice and tight/compact. Three things I don't like; it isn't too comfortable to hold, and pumping it is kind of unsteady (from what I've observed in my play time with it) , and to change the FPS (for chronographing) you need to stick this ridiculously long allen key DOWN the barrel to adjust the FPS. It seems as if Empire is the only company to have this size allen key, because I have never seen it anywhere else, and if you lose it; you lose it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Empire Trracer so i started out with the old pmi trracer so when i heard empire was bringing it back I KINDA got excited. this is a great gun its reliable, accurate, has an auto trigger (hold it down and oump...
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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: $100.00
Pros: reliability, simple design, first strike compatibl
Cons: must modify for first strike and feed tube
so i started out with the old pmi trracer so when i heard empire was bringing it back I KINDA got excited. this is a great gun its reliable, accurate, has an auto trigger (hold it down and oump away), can use the bt 10 round spring powered feed tube, takes first strike rounds, and cheap (under 120).

pump arm is a lil weak and in order to use a 10 round feed tube and first strike rounds you need to modify the feed arm which makes it even weaker (nothing a lil jb weld wont fix). second though it will take first strike rounds and is designed to take them there will be no first strike feed so they must be hand loaded i personally contacted empire and was given 4 different answers including "the trracer was not designed to use first strike rounds" my post on their support page has since been removed by empire as it made them and their techs look incredably stupid. it is a lil loud but its nowhere near as loud as the old pmi trracers. also its advertised as being able to use pmi trracer parts which is correct BUT if you are talking internal parts then you'll have to use all the internals from the pmi trracer not just one as the internals do differ but as a set can be used in either gun.

overall this is a great gun for the price i would recommend it to anyone wanting to get into pumps or someone looking for a milsim pump.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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