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Empire Battle Tested - SA-17 Pistol Information
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Empire Battle Tested
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (260) 424-9100
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.btpaintball.com
The BT SA-17 Paintball Pistol is built on the successful US-P platform. This new BT SA17 pistol has a precision milled aluminum body for durability and a new spring feed system that can feed forwards or backwards.
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 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $129.95
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 Reviews: 4
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Empire Battle Tested - SA-17 Pistol Reviews
Empire Battle Tested SA-17 Pistol This is probably the most underestimated paintball pistol ever, But I think some of those opinions are biased. This gets way more shot per 12 gram the both the t8 and the TPX. The mags are also...
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THE PAINTBALL NINJA
 
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Panama City, FL
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: $130.00
Pros: Amazing 12 gram efficiency, Large mag capacity
Cons: Kinda heavy
This is probably the most underestimated paintball pistol ever, But I think some of those opinions are biased. This gets way more shot per 12 gram the both the t8 and the TPX. The mags are also larger (2-5 balls more), and has way more customizable options. I have both the sa-17 and the tiberius t8.1, and I say that the only time the t8 should be used over the sa-17 is when using first strike rounds. (but first strike is about $0.40 per shot). The sa-17 is bigger, but the grips are much smaller than the t8 (the t8 has 12 grams in the grip) and is much easier for smaller hands. Both of these pistols IMO are better than the TPX (bad 12 gram efficiency, to much plastic, and chops to many balls) so i'm not even going to compare. Maintenance on the sa-17 is also much easier because it is a standard blowback marker, so all you have to do to clean it, is take out the hammer and bolt, then put a couple drops of oil.

I give this marker 5 stars on everything, but appearance , because i think it could be better looking.
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Empire Battle Tested SA-17 Pistol If you are in the market for an efficient pistol and you don't care that it's not clip fed, then this is your marker. You can purchase any number of conversion kits for it. I'll be getting the...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: efficiancy
Cons: not clip fed
If you are in the market for an efficient pistol and you don't care that it's not clip fed, then this is your marker. You can purchase any number of conversion kits for it. I'll be getting the rifle conversion kit so i can mount a mini pocket hopper on it and use a bottom line, just add a quick release and I can go from bottom line to 12g in a matter of seconds. I get 30 rds +/- per 12 gram. And the ability to switch out barrel inserts is awesome. You can mount any autococker barrel on the front in place of the barrel insert retainer. quick and easy maintenance. And all this for under $150 new. You're silly if you don't highly consider this if you are looking for a pistol to use as a main gat and not a firearm.
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Empire Battle Tested SA-17 Pistol i got this gun because it was cheap. for the price it works very well and it is accurate. it is very easy to clean and it is customizable. it also has better 12 gram efficiency than most other...
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caber132
 
Join Date: Jun 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: $139.00
Pros: ammo cappacity,reliability,easy maitnence,
Cons: its big, slow reload
i got this gun because it was cheap. for the price it works very well and it is accurate. it is very easy to clean and it is customizable. it also has better 12 gram efficiency than most other pistols. the only problems are that it is hard to reload and is fairly big. overall the gun works great and it is fun to use.
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Empire Battle Tested SA-17 Pistol I had been wanting a pistol for a while and I came across this particular one and was like why not and ended up buying 2 of them. So the next weekend went to the local field to play some CQB @ BR in...
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cali
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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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: Easy to use, Accurate
Cons: Hard to reload
I had been wanting a pistol for a while and I came across this particular one and was like why not and ended up buying 2 of them. So the next weekend went to the local field to play some CQB @ BR in Fayetteville, NC, I decided to play a match with one of my pistols, and with in the first minute and a half of play got my buddy with a fairly long shot and was stoked. I mean it was just his elbow sticking out and I just took the shot and nailed it. Having never used a pistol before I'd say for the money this one is AMAZING, its easy to use, thus far reliable, easy break down for cleaning and maintenance, and surprisingly accurate. The only major flaw with the entire setup is it is a pain to reload in a hurry, because it is hard to get the little latch. I'd recommend this gun to anyone who wants a trusty back up on the field.
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