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Empire - Trracer Information
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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:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Empire Trracer This is my favorite pump of all time. This gun is very reliable and has a nice mil sim look. Although you have toupgrade barrels its cocker threaded so that wont be too hard. This gun is also...
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autocockerfreak227
 
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Summerville, SC
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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: $125.00
Pros: shoots great reliable
Cons: needs new barrel
This is my favorite pump of all time. This gun is very reliable and has a nice mil sim look. Although you have toupgrade barrels its cocker threaded so that wont be too hard. This gun is also reliable even more reliable than my autococker pump. Honestly i have never lubed it or cleaned the insides and i have had it close to 2 years. It needs hpa to work so if you run co2 it will be +-20 fps per shot and sometimes constintaly go down in pressure if realy hot outside. So you need hpa as well but the gun is great and rugged. So pick one up you wont be dissapointed with this buy. Good for begginer pumps and people with old pmi trracers.


The new barrel i got was the old 2004 autococker threaded ninja barrel.
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Empire Trracer I can't complain too much since I won the gun in a raffle but the only thing that bugged me was that the whole gun is made of a cheap feeling plastic. The pump action isn't the greatest but the gun...
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drei-eins
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: ATX
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.99
Pros: Super light weight
Cons: Body and pieces seem cheap
I can't complain too much since I won the gun in a raffle but the only thing that bugged me was that the whole gun is made of a cheap feeling plastic. The pump action isn't the greatest but the gun sure does shoot well. Would be very easy to customize and upgrade all around.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Trracer I bought my trracer from a seller on PBN a few months back and have only gotten to use it twice. Playing with the gun was great, though the first thing you invest in will probably be a new barrel. It...
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effse7en
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Garland, Texas
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: reliable, feeds well, barrel isn't awful
Cons: stripped out grip screw
I bought my trracer from a seller on PBN a few months back and have only gotten to use it twice. Playing with the gun was great, though the first thing you invest in will probably be a new barrel. It fed reliably, shot well, and was fairly accurate. There were only a couple of times I though "dang, I could have made that shot with a Freak on here"
My major gripe and a major reason I haven't played in several months is that the screw that holds in the front of the grip frame just decided that it no longer wanted to hold on. The threads of the hole on the gun are stripped out, and I have no idea how.
Other than the possibly low quality body, I like the gun a lot. 4/5 just because the grip frame screw hole stripped out.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Trracer I freaking love this gun. You don't even know. It's great, get it, you'll love it. Pros: Cheap. Especially since the Hammer came out the price has dropped. Used ~$50-60 depending on conditions,...
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Utah
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Length of use: More 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: $60.00
Pros: Cheap, FSR, AT, milsim but doesn't weight 10 lbs
Cons: feels weird to pump with foregrip/rail covers
I freaking love this gun. You don't even know. It's great, get it, you'll love it.

Pros:
Cheap. Especially since the Hammer came out the price has dropped. Used ~$50-60 depending on conditions, ups, etc.
Customizable. It can switch from stock class to modified stock class to open class and back very easily. It's also got two rails on the pump arm for attachments and one up top for sights. You can also switch it from backbottle to bottomline.
Effecient, light weight, and reliable (especially for its price).
Autotrigger out of the box.
You can shoot First Strikes without dropping $500 on a Tiberius Arms.
It's MilSim (personal preference thing) without weighing 10 lbs.
the grips are excellent and are .45 so you can replace them if you want to.
Cons:
The pump arm feels weird in my hands without a foregrip or rail covers on it.
Doesn't poop diamonds? It works great for the price and does what its designed to do.


Go buy for a beginner pump. You'll love it.
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Empire Trracer I don't play pump so I'm not a great candidate here but I enjoyed using the trracer. Worked well and smooth for the price.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.00
Pros: Cheap, reliable
Cons: Not very appealing aesthetically
I don't play pump so I'm not a great candidate here but I enjoyed using the trracer. Worked well and smooth for the price.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Trracer awesome gun! i put a 16" hammerhead on it and it is dead on accurate. i have an x7 and an ion, and i rather use this pump! its light and reliable and only $120. cant beat it, i would reccomend it to...
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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: $120.00
Pros: reliable, light, price,
Cons: easier to chop paint
awesome gun! i put a 16" hammerhead on it and it is dead on accurate. i have an x7 and an ion, and i rather use this pump! its light and reliable and only $120. cant beat it, i would reccomend it to anyone looking for a pump.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Trracer I love mine, it's cheap and perfect for a first pump to see if your into that type of thing. If you get one you can move up to the next stage of pump gun due to the low price. A con to watch out for...
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Illinois
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Cheap and reliable
Cons: Bolt, read below
I love mine, it's cheap and perfect for a first pump to see if your into that type of thing. If you get one you can move up to the next stage of pump gun due to the low price.

A con to watch out for is the bolt.
Now before I start, read the whole thing.
The bolt has wear and seems to be wearing down quickly but not as quick as I thought, in the beginning the bolt wore down quick but started to slow. Also that the fact that there is two sides to the bolt means that the issue is somewhat resolved, if you look on empire's website, they are like 8 bucks.

pros:
cheap
reliable(besides bolt)
ease of use
easy to take down for maintenance
low maintenance
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Trracer The Trracer was my first pump gun. I bought it used with a cci 12g changer, BT 10-rd feed, and a few other little things. For a beginner, it is a great pump. Simple, based on the nelson design (like...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Light, Durable, Reliable, Customizable, AT, Quiet
Cons: All Plastic (almost), OK pump stroke
The Trracer was my first pump gun. I bought it used with a cci 12g changer, BT 10-rd feed, and a few other little things. For a beginner, it is a great pump. Simple, based on the nelson design (like phantoms) so it has a pretty smooth AT built in. The pump stroke is relatively smooth, but when it is still new mine was noisy when I pumped it, kind of a squeaking sound. The gun is very quiet, and if you're looking for a cheap pump, look no further. Better than anything in it's price range new. Sure, you could find something better used, but the trracer is a good gun. Recommend for sure.
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Empire Trracer I don't usually play pump but I picked up the Trracer exclusively for shooting FS rounds. I've taken it out a few times and it has performed excellently for the price I paid. My only complaint is...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: First Strike
Cons: Barrel
I don't usually play pump but I picked up the Trracer exclusively for shooting FS rounds. I've taken it out a few times and it has performed excellently for the price I paid. My only complaint is that the stock barrel is pretty rough but for $100, you can't beat it.
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Empire Trracer I will edit this as I use this gun more, just got it this week in the mail. Out of the box I noticed it was light. Also I noticed that the pump arm rubs against some parts causing noise during the...
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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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Lightweight, simple, backwards compatable
Cons: Barrel, have to make bottom line adapter.
I will edit this as I use this gun more, just got it this week in the mail.

Out of the box I noticed it was light. Also I noticed that the pump arm rubs against some parts causing noise during the stroke. looking down the barrel it looked like it could have been machined a little smoother.

I did was I always do with a new gun and stripped it down completely to check the lube situation. The gun came slightly lubes with some cheap oil, and a tiny dab of unidentifiable grease. Re-lubed with some better grease and threw the gun back together. Pretty straight forward to maintain this thing.

I wasn't impressed with the back-bottle configuration, so I built a line adapter with an on/off ASA and some macroline and fittings, and a reducer fitting (typically used for quick-connects on remote lines).

After building my bottom line adapter on it I got it gassed up and did some test firing with some Marballizers. I notice the velocity is WAY low out of the box. I will tune it more when I have access to a chrono. Nonetheless, the ball seemed to fly nice and straight. Once I throw my ifit on and test it in the field, this will probably a very solid, very accurate gun.

Again, I will update my review after I tune it and get it some field time.

Overall, it's simple, easy to maintain, easy operate. Only suggested upgrades are the barrel, and making a bottom line adapter to shoulder the gun more comfortably.
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