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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 new high end spool valve marker Pressure Balanced Spool Valve Firing Engine Temperature Compensated Precision Pressure Sensor for Onscreen Pressure Readout- No External Gauge Needed Spring Assisted Bolt is Soft on Paint Carbon Fiber Super Freak Barrel Kit with Five Inserts Widescreen OLED Display with Super Bright 2000:1 Contrast Ratio 5-way Joystick Navigation Control Blue Laser Breech Sensor System Push Button Bolt Removal with Hinged Frame for ultra quick maintenance 4-way Adjustable Dual-Bearing Trigger with Low force Trigger Switch All adjustments and Maintenance requires only the 3/32 hex wrench Nano Watt XLP Flash microcontroller performing up to 16 MIPS (million instructions per second) provides highly accurate timing while not eating your battery
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2013
 MSRP: $1,500.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 28
 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 2/5 stars.
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Empire Vanquish Want one so bad. Shot one and its amazing
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thunderbuddies
 
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
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: $
Pros:
Cons:
Want one so bad. Shot one and its amazing
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish This gun is an amazing gun but resale has bombed!
Report this review to a moderator   #42412
timmyshooter889
 
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indiana
timmyshooter889 is BST Trusted
timmyshooter889 plays in the PSP
timmyshooter889 supports Cereal Killerz 2
timmyshooter889 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
timmyshooter889 supports Team VICIOUS
timmyshooter889 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,500.00
Pros: Great smooth shots
Cons: resale value
This gun is an amazing gun but resale has bombed!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish let me start off with..this gun is amazing!..the looks the feel the performance..everything about the vanguish is great!..coming out to all the other high end guns on the market right now i love this...
Report this review to a moderator   #41168
904xBALLER
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: JAX FL
904xBALLER is BST Trusted
904xBALLER plays in the PSP
904xBALLER owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
904xBALLER plays in the APPA D4 division
904xBALLER supports Empire
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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,400.00
Pros: shoots great!
Cons: none!
let me start off with..this gun is amazing!..the looks the feel the performance..everything about the vanguish is great!..coming out to all the other high end guns on the market right now i love this one the most!

the vanguish shoots amazing and feels great in your hands!..compairingto the luxe i would take this over it anyday of the week..it shoots really good and consistant and havent had/seen and problems from the gun what so ever!..i would highly recomend this gun to anyone looking for a high end spool gun!..yes its a new gun and on the highest end of the sale market but you get what you paid for in this amazing marker!

GO BUY ONE NOW!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish I upgraded from an Axe. My first hi end marker. First spool valve. This thing is amazingly smooth and quiet. Loved how it worked right out of the box. I used it about three days now and two of those...
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adammorales4
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Modesto, CA
adammorales4 plays in the APPA beginner division
adammorales4 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
adammorales4 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
adammorales4 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,499.90
Pros: Weight, barrel kit
Cons: Bolt stick
I upgraded from an Axe. My first hi end marker. First spool valve. This thing is amazingly smooth and quiet. Loved how it worked right out of the box. I used it about three days now and two of those days were tourney play and one practice. Its amazing. Updated the board easily with a pc. Came with the new 1.5 upgrade parts. Red bolt is a smoother shot. Love the barrel kit and that it is a carbon fiber and freak inserts. One issue came up the third day of use. Was getting it ready, aired it up and a slight leak from the bolt. I took it apart quickly and relubed. Then it was all good. So it seems like it might be a baby that really needs to be looked after in the engine. But im overall satisfied with my first new hi end marker
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish This marker is like no other. It is efficient , shoots great and VERY reliable! This gun is one of empire's best so far! I enjoy shooting this marker because I know it is easy to maintain and I can...
Report this review to a moderator   #43815
ChaseT3124
 
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Louisville Kentucky
ChaseT3124 plays in the PSP
ChaseT3124 plays in the APPA D3 division
ChaseT3124 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
ChaseT3124 supports Empire
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: $1,499.90
Pros: Alot of Pros
Cons: Very Few
This marker is like no other. It is efficient , shoots great and VERY reliable!
This gun is one of empire's best so far! I enjoy shooting this marker because I know it is easy to maintain and I can trust that it will work correctly
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish I'd like to start off by saying that the Vanquish is a true Luxe killer... It's much more efficient, comfortable, and includes useful extras. Upon opening the box to my new Vanquish, I noticed a...
Report this review to a moderator   #43424
Green Mustard
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: W. Bloomfield, Michigan
Green Mustard plays in the PSP
Green Mustard is an NCPA player
Green Mustard plays in the APPA D5 division
Green Mustard supports Empire
Green Mustard is All In
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,500.00
Pros: Lightweight, freak inserts, easy maintenance
Cons: Minor imperfections and some flaws
I'd like to start off by saying that the Vanquish is a true Luxe killer... It's much more efficient, comfortable, and includes useful extras. Upon opening the box to my new Vanquish, I noticed a small anno. imperfection on the barrel. I thought nothing of it and disregarded the minor issue; and thought to myself: "Well, hey, if that's the only thing wrong with this beauty, then I can live with that." However, after owning the Vanquish for many months now (purchased brand new over the summer of 2013), I've noticed many more imperfections and design flaws. Such as, bolt tip wear, ball-detent issues, trigger bouncing, barrel/marker's sound signature, regulator issues, and constantly replacing o-rings. Don't get me wrong... the Vanquish is a piece of art and shoots amazingly, otherwise. However, for spending $1,500 at that time, I'm constantly debating whether if it is worth keeping it any longer.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish After taking my Vanquish to the field about a half dozen times, I feel comfortable enough with the platform to comment on it. Right from the get go, I noticed the gun's lightweight and stability....
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inferno2inferno
 
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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: $1,500.00
Pros: light, accurate, reliable, easy to maintain, board
Cons: tank compatibility
After taking my Vanquish to the field about a half dozen times, I feel comfortable enough with the platform to comment on it. Right from the get go, I noticed the gun's lightweight and stability. While aesthetically it looks like a widened out Luxe, it feels substantially more stable in the hands. Combined with being light, the marker makes for an incredibly mobile firing platform as it easy to switch hands and re-aim quickly. Contributing to this are the contoured grips that wrap around the frame. They do not get sticky with paint nor do they feel so on their own furthering your gunslinging potential. In terms of accuracy it is ball on ball for the reasons mentioned above and thanks to the super freak kit included with the marker (without and Apex tip) which allows you to bore match your paint. This in turn helps the gun be very efficient and consistently so. I have yet to achieve fewer than 9 pods on it on a 4500 fill. In terms of durability it has survived all my dives and slides without a scratch and overall the marker feels very robust. The bolt and body are easy to clean thanks to a quick release bolt and a frame that splits in half. Also, one allen key is all you need to maintain any part of the marker which is welcome. Lastly, the board is very bright and incredibly easy to program on the marker and through the software available on the computer.

In terms of cons there is only one that stands out to me: I use a guardian brand tank which leaked when I screwed into the ASA when it was off. The tank was the problem; the pin was not flush with the top of the regulator. As a result I needed to file it down. While not necessarily a marker specific problem, it was still a bit of a nuisance. I also have an empire tank which did not have the same issue occur so its a tank by tank issue.

Overall, I am very impressed and happy with the gun. It has all the trappings of a modern marker, eyes, no macroline, tool less disasembly features, range of firing modes good efficiency and accuracy not to mention a barrel kit and many other features. Definitely a marker I recommend who want to move into the macroless age and have a gun that will be up to par with other technologies for years to come.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish Everything about this marker is fantastic. One of the smoothest, best shooting guns to date.
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JohnWatt
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Colorado Springs
JohnWatt supports Empire
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: $1.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Everything about this marker is fantastic. One of the smoothest, best shooting guns to date.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish I bought my vanquish new in August of last year. I has some problems early on. Cycling issues mostly. Switched to buena orings and haven't had a problem since. Haven't installed my updated parts yet....
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mandiesbaby483
 
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts
mandiesbaby483 has been a member for 10 years
mandiesbaby483 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
mandiesbaby483 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
mandiesbaby483 supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,500.00
Pros: Light, one Allen key maintenance. LED screen
Cons: Some issues with V1
I bought my vanquish new in August of last year. I has some problems early on. Cycling issues mostly. Switched to buena orings and haven't had a problem since. Haven't installed my updated parts yet. I will revise my review after that is complete.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Vanquish this gun is incredible. my only grippes with it is the detents getting bent because the bolt is always in the forward position when in the case. and the barrel finish is terrible.
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Oonlooz
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NoVA
Oonlooz is playing at Living Legends VII
Oonlooz supports Team VICIOUS
Oonlooz is one of the top 250 posters on PbNation
Oonlooz is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,150.00
Pros: great gun works every time
Cons: detents
this gun is incredible. my only grippes with it is the detents getting bent because the bolt is always in the forward position when in the case. and the barrel finish is terrible.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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