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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's second addition to the mid to high-range tournament pump market. A centerfeed midblocked sniper with autotrigger.
 Manual: Download the manual for Empire Download
 Release Date: 2011
 MSRP: $450.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 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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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Empire Sniper This pump is probably the greatest value in paintball, it comes with everything from a parts kit to a barrel kit for the Empire sniper!!!!
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SweetLemon
 
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Granite Falls, NC
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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: $350.00
Pros: Crisp trigger pull, smooth pump, comes with a lot
Cons: detents drag a bit
This pump is probably the greatest value in paintball, it comes with everything from a parts kit to a barrel kit for the Empire sniper!!!!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper Great value for a pump marker considering the price and what it comes with. Everything provided touches on what a pump player could want from stock class to open class along with the auto trigger....
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Tabris17
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Location: Connecticut
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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: $419.95
Pros: Value, overall quality
Cons: Some plastic pieces
Great value for a pump marker considering the price and what it comes with. Everything provided touches on what a pump player could want from stock class to open class along with the auto trigger. The hitman mod is a nice addition that can be removed if you want. The barrel kit is the best touch for the marker for the price point hands down. The performance is where it needs to be for sure though, was spot on for my field velocity out of the box and didn't require any adjusting and shot amazing.
I would have liked to see a metal pump arm sled though and perhaps a slightly different trigger pull as far as adjustment. Overall though those small personal opinions don't matter to the overall marker performance. Shoots straight and consistent, can't argue with that for the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper Bought the gun a few weeks ago and i love it! I first used this pump from a kid at where i was playing and i knew i wanted it. So far i love the gun and want to continue using it for a long time to...
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Length of use: Less 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: $370.00
Pros: Fun, low paint use
Cons: long break in period
Bought the gun a few weeks ago and i love it! I first used this pump from a kid at where i was playing and i knew i wanted it. So far i love the gun and want to continue using it for a long time to come
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper Been using this for a while now, and all I can say is WOW. Out of the box, this thing performs SPECTACULARLY. For the price, you can't get anything brand new for a better price. Right out of the...
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They Call Me Rain
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
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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: $450.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing.
Been using this for a while now, and all I can say is WOW.

Out of the box, this thing performs SPECTACULARLY.

For the price, you can't get anything brand new for a better price. Right out of the box, the marker is smooth and easy to pump/shoot. Also, it comes with a barrel kit which I'd estimate to be worth $100-$150. This 3 piece barrel kit is GREAT. It has great air efficiency, and also comes with a 10-round tube to shoot paint. (The same tube seen on the BT SA-17.) Also comes with a feedneck if you want to attach a hopper! I would HIGHLY recommend this!
(I wrote this review on ANSGear, you'll see my PbN name written in the review )
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper I've had two snipers and they both performed up to par, if not better, than some of the more 'elite' pumps on the market. They are considerably easy to maintain and I have not had any issues with...
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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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $265.00
Pros: Cheap, Reliable and Fun Shooter
Cons: None so far...
I've had two snipers and they both performed up to par, if not better, than some of the more 'elite' pumps on the market. They are considerably easy to maintain and I have not had any issues with either.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper If you're just getting into pump then this is probably the best pump gun out there for the price. It even comes with a barrel kit that you can use for your other guns. The barrel kit separate is like...
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida
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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: $420.00
Pros: appearance and price
Cons: stiff pump stroke,only one color from factory
If you're just getting into pump then this is probably the best pump gun out there for the price. It even comes with a barrel kit that you can use for your other guns. The barrel kit separate is like going for 150 on other websites. You could even play both stock and open class since it comes with a 10 round hopper and the auto trigger and the hitman mod are fun to play with even though I rarely use them. The only bad things are that the pump stroke is weird and takes a little to get used to and when I first got it and aired it up, the gauge on the regulator kept slowly rising over 300psi when I set it to like 225psi and then when I shot it it would go back down and when I didn't it would rise again. But after a few games of play and at the end of the day I never had the problem again so I'm pretty sure its just a break in thing.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper This is was my first pump marker that I owned. I gotta admit, I'm a fan. APPEARANCE: 4/5 The marker comes with very limited color options, and I'm not the biggest fan of gunmetal grey. Quite...
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC, CANADA
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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: $450.00
Pros: Great value, smooth pump stroke
Cons: Difficult to take apart if you're not familia
This is was my first pump marker that I owned. I gotta admit, I'm a fan.

APPEARANCE: 4/5
The marker comes with very limited color options, and I'm not the biggest fan of gunmetal grey. Quite standard in terms of looks, not ugly to me, but not drop dead gorgeous either.

PERFORMANCE:4/5
It is quite a straight shooting marker I find, giving a very flat trajectory(or atleast that's how it felt to me). I found that it was quite easy to tune due to the gauge right on the HPR. Set mine at 250 and adjusted the back accordingly, and was shooting 290 +- 5. However, it is quite "farty", especially when using the autotrigger. I was NOT a fan of that sound signature, which is one of the reasons why I ultimately sold mine. Air efficiency wasn't much of a factor for me, it's a pump and I'd use a 13/3000 tank on it. Never ran out of air during a game.

RELIABILITY: 4/5
Same as any other marker, you take care of it and it will take care of you. However, I find that it is quite tedious in terms of maintenance, and not being very familiar with snipers when i got it, I found it was quite a steep learning curve.

VALUE:5/5
This is the original reason why I bought the empire sniper in the first place. The most bang for your buck on any pump paintball gun out there, the 4 piece barrel kit was amazing, as was the modified stock class feed. I really liked the stock class feed, although changing it out from the clamping feedneck seemed to cause some scratches on the feedneck itself. I'd consider that a design flaw, or something that should be addressed. Overall though, you can't beat that price with all those goodies.

OVERALL: 4/5
I really liked this marker, and although I do regret selling it a bit, I'm sure that when that CCM J12 comes out my sorrows will be allllll gone. I definitely do reccomend buying this marker though, best value in pump.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper the best bang for ur buck dont get anything else (unless its a ccm 6.5 86 frame)
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: the womb
usnadlx owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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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: $250.00
Pros: FEATURES
Cons: nothin
the best bang for ur buck dont get anything else (unless its a ccm 6.5 86 frame)
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper The marker looks nice, it shoots well, I didn't have a single problem with it. The on/off made screwing in my Gorilla tank easy. For the price, it's worth it. I mean, if you wanted to spend less, get...
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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: $420.00
Pros: auto trigger
Cons: stiff pump
The marker looks nice, it shoots well, I didn't have a single problem with it. The on/off made screwing in my Gorilla tank easy. For the price, it's worth it. I mean, if you wanted to spend less, get an Autococker that has been converted into a pump. The only issue I have with the Sniper is the somewhat stiff pump. Other than that, great marker.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Sniper Very nice pump marker love the trigger i believe it has the best pump trigger there is. But the barrel makes it for me it's amazing has a huge long bore I wish more manufactures would do this, I put...
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Location: Texas
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Length of use: More 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: $450.00
Pros: Barrel hit man
Cons: Ram set screw.
Very nice pump marker love the trigger i believe it has the best pump trigger there is. But the barrel makes it for me it's amazing has a huge long bore I wish more manufactures would do this, I put the sniper kit on any marker I'm using its perfect shoots darts. Just be careful when cleaning to put every screw back exactly the same or get ready for some time on YouTube looking up help vids.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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