Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Add New Review
Empire - Axe Information
Manufacturer Information Edit Product Description Edit
Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
The new Empire AXE is a Mini on steroids; bigger, badder and willing to punish opponents.
 Manual: Download the manual for Empire Download
 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $459.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 505
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  58%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  40%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  1%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  0%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  1%
 Link:
Empire - Axe Reviews
Empire Axe I got an Axe a while back, and had the chance to use it for while. To be honest, I didn't want to like it. I just never like the Axe, for no good reason. To start off, the Axe is one of the most...
Report this review to a moderator   #42717
Cracker_35
Saltine or Graham?
Cracker_35's avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Georgia
Cracker_35 has achieved Level 5 in PbNation Pursuit
Cracker_35 is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: CHEAP, probably the best gun for the money
Cons: Looks ugly, IMO.
I got an Axe a while back, and had the chance to use it for while. To be honest, I didn't want to like it. I just never like the Axe, for no good reason.

To start off, the Axe is one of the most incredible paintball markers. To include everything that they did, for the price that they sell it is simply incredible. It shoots very smooth, especially for something you can pick up for $200 nowadays. It's definitely reliable, there's not too many things to mess up on it.

My only complaint is the ergonomics and the looks. I HATE the big ol' front grip with the board in it, and HATE the big ol' regulator/ASA. I understand why those pieces are the way they are, but I just can't stand them.

Really the looks are the only complaint someone could possible have about the Axe, and it's the perfect gun for the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe First off, THIS IS NOT A MINI WITH AN EXTENDED GRIP. I bought this thinking i would try it out, and ive shot almost every gun there is, and ive gotta tell you, this gun is pretty nice for the price....
Report this review to a moderator   #26721
Devoballer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: Macro-less, smooth shooting
Cons: Feedneck is sh*t, asa
First off, THIS IS NOT A MINI WITH AN EXTENDED GRIP.
I bought this thinking i would try it out, and ive shot almost every gun there is, and ive gotta tell you, this gun is pretty nice for the price. I had it tuned to the point where it was almost as smooth as a g6r. Im a big fan of the push pin bolt removal, and also like the foregrip.

However, there are a few downsides.
You need to mess with this gun a LOT. First day i took it out, the asa was coming loose to the point where it was leaking. Not very good for right out of the box. The feedneck is terrible. Flat out terrible. I would take out my rotorfor whatever reason, try to put it back in an hour later and i have to readjust it with a tool. it will even loosen up after playing. But those are the only two major downsides to this.

Would i recommend this gun?
Meh. For 450 its still a very good buy, but save up a little and get a vice for 500.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe Bought a used Empire Axe. Absolutely love it. Its really a nice upgrade from the Invert Mini, and most of these nice upgrades come standard on the Axe. Super air efficient, shoots well, shoots...
Report this review to a moderator   #25097
Ironside
 
Ironside's avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Utah
Ironside is playing at Living Legends VIII
Ironside posts videos on PbNation
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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $350.00
Pros: Air efficiency
Cons: None for me
Bought a used Empire Axe. Absolutely love it. Its really a nice upgrade from the Invert Mini, and most of these nice upgrades come standard on the Axe.

Super air efficient, shoots well, shoots plenty fast.

Overall 9/10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe I used this gun for a short period of time, being an empire sponsored team. I used this over many egos/dms in the past. If I every decide to get back into the game, I'd for sure just pick up an...
Report this review to a moderator   #22219
Macris
u n d e r d o g s ♥
Macris's avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: 6OH!9
Macris donated to help Peyton Trent
Macris plays in the APPA D3 division
Macris is one of the top 500 posters on PbNation
Macris supports DLX Technology
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: $459.00
Pros: By Far Best Bang for your Buck
Cons: Needed a bit more Maintenance then some markers
I used this gun for a short period of time, being an empire sponsored team. I used this over many egos/dms in the past. If I every decide to get back into the game, I'd for sure just pick up an Empire Axe. The simplicity behind the gun and performance given for such a low cost should definitely attract buyers.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe This gun has to be one of the best guns on the market today! It is as lightweight as you can get it! It shoots smooth with very little recoil! Extremely accurate! You will absolutely love this gun!...
Report this review to a moderator   #10811
NickFrausto03
 
NickFrausto03's avatar
Join Date: Jul 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: $459.00
Pros: Lightweight, shoots accurate and smooth!
Cons: NONE!
This gun has to be one of the best guns on the market today! It is as lightweight as you can get it! It shoots smooth with very little recoil! Extremely accurate! You will absolutely love this gun! Used it in the Fox Paintball Young Guns Series Tournament last sunday and didn't have one problem with it!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe I love this gun. I owned one for a year and finally got rid of it. It shoots smooth and always fires great. Keep it cleaned and it's the best back up gun around!
Report this review to a moderator   #30384
pflfranco
It's Josh
pflfranco's avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
pflfranco is playing at Living Legends VI
pflfranco supports Team VICIOUS
pflfranco supports Team VICIOUS
pflfranco posts videos on PbNation
pflfranco is one of the top 1000 posters on PbNation
pflfranco is Legendary
pflfranco supports DLX Technology
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: $300.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
I love this gun. I owned one for a year and finally got rid of it. It shoots smooth and always fires great. Keep it cleaned and it's the best back up gun around!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe I picked up my axe last summer as I wanted to try one out. I was extremely surprised how well it shot. Easily one of the best shooting markers ive owned with an aftermarket barrel on it. The feel is...
Report this review to a moderator   #12314
straptrams91
PunishersPB Tech
straptrams91's avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
straptrams91 plays in the PSP
straptrams91 supports Team VICIOUS
straptrams91 is an NCPA player
straptrams91 supports Pev's Paintball
straptrams91 is Legendary
straptrams91 supports Empire
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: $459.00
Pros: smooth, efficient, extremely quiet
Cons: odd feel, bottom line
I picked up my axe last summer as I wanted to try one out. I was extremely surprised how well it shot. Easily one of the best shooting markers ive owned with an aftermarket barrel on it. The feel is a bit odd as the foregrip is much larger than a normal regulator. Also, the ASA/reg will dig into your hand. I purchased the axetenze from paintballdelivery.com and it was much more comfortable to shoot. GREAT MARKER for the price for sure
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe This gun is amazingly well done. It is very affordable and can easily hang with or even outperform guns that cost upwards of $800. It's very nice in the hands, relatively light-weight, and quite...
Report this review to a moderator   #25481
USAFpaintballer
 
USAFpaintballer's avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 'MERICUH
USAFpaintballer plays in the PSP
USAFpaintballer is an NCPA player
USAFpaintballer has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
USAFpaintballer has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $350.00
Pros: Best gun for the price. Efficient. Hose-less.
Cons: ...Short? Stock barrel.
This gun is amazingly well done. It is very affordable and can easily hang with or even outperform guns that cost upwards of $800. It's very nice in the hands, relatively light-weight, and quite efficient (9 pods on approx. 3100psi). It shoots smooth and is quiet. The only thing that Empire did wrong here was the barrel. It's on the lower end of not so great. I use a Dye UL on my Axe and it shoots like a dream. Love this gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe When I first pulled the Axe out of the box and picked it up, it fit perfectly in my hands and was very comfortable. They are very lightweight, but not too light (I like a little weight in my hands)....
Report this review to a moderator   #23303
xDarkk
Cool enough
xDarkk's avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rock Hill, SC
xDarkk plays in the APPA D5 division
xDarkk has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
xDarkk has perfected Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
xDarkk has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $400.00
Pros: Compact, efficient, lightweight
Cons: No OLED, programming is a little confusing, barrel
When I first pulled the Axe out of the box and picked it up, it fit perfectly in my hands and was very comfortable. They are very lightweight, but not too light (I like a little weight in my hands).

The Axe comes with a one piece barrel (one of its few flaws) that is bored very large. The trigger is very smooth and has an easy pull, after a little tinkering and adjusting I got it to where I liked. Accessing the bolt is easy and very convenient. Just push a little tab, twist and pull. The grips are comfy and fit well in my hands. The ASA/Reg looks very large and awkward at first glance, but after playing with it, it isn't noticeable at all. Right out of the box I took it to the chrono, aired it up, adjusted the pressure, and the first three shots were 250, 252, 250. Very impressive! I adjusted the velocity to roughly 280 and was still shooting +\-5. Shoots great, very little kick, and never gives me any problems.

Pros: lightweight, compact, quite, accurate, dependable, easy to use/maintain.

Cons: Barrel, board programming is a little tricky (will be getting a OLED).

Overall a fantastic gun! Just another high quality product from empire!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Empire Axe i bought a invert mini 3 weeks ago used for 170. i than started looking at the AXE so i sold the mini for 230 (hustler right? lol) and bought the AXE from my local shop. i got it home gassed it up...
Report this review to a moderator   #10097
myaxeempire
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
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: $500.00
Pros: asa on/off no macroline tooless bolt removale
Cons: stock barrel
i bought a invert mini 3 weeks ago used for 170. i than started looking at the AXE so i sold the mini for 230 (hustler right? lol) and bought the AXE from my local shop. i got it home gassed it up and shot it at a target about 45 ft away, at first the grouping was very tight but after about 300 balls through they were ball on ball. the thing is extremely accurate i was hitting fence posts from 60+ ft away. its got a really quite sound to it. there isnt alot of kick either. all in all i would say it is a very nice gun, the only issue i have is it only comes in 3 colors and the stock barrels are kinda crappy for long range. but is better than anyother gun in its price range. it is deffinetly more than just "stretched" mini. its like a mini reincarnated.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Add New Review