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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 has incorporated a unique, patented valve and flow technology design into this high performance tournament-grade marker. The single tube poppet system is innovative, and delivers incredible velocity, consistency and accuracy. The Mini is small, but ergonomically designed to fit right and exceed your expectations.
 Manual: Download the manual for Empire Download
 Release Date: 2006
 MSRP: $324.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 419
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Empire - Mini Reviews
Empire Mini When i got it never worked i had to buy a new noid, then i got that in i thought it fixed the problem then my bottom line reg was screwed up so i fixed that 3 weeks after i got it i finally got it to...
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invertballa6579
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Queen City
invertballa6579 is playing at Living Legends III
invertballa6579 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
invertballa6579 supports Team VICIOUS
invertballa6579 is for the Gunfight
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 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $290.00
Pros: Accurate, Light, Tight, FAST
Cons: READ REVIEW


When i got it never worked i had to buy a new noid, then i got that in i thought it fixed the problem then my bottom line reg was screwed up so i fixed that 3 weeks after i got it i finally got it to work and it shoots nice other than the fact in cold weather there is velocity spikes of up to 20 fps up and down....

After i got it working it shoots nice if i never had a problem with i would give a 5 on everything but the reliabilaty sucks until you get it in working order and then it shoots money its light tight and fast and i think its worth every penny when it works
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini very good gun only chops because its shooting faster than my hopper can drop never had a problem with it
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invertfreak
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
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: $350.00
Pros: lightweight, managable, easy to fix
Cons: sometimes chops
very good gun only chops because its shooting faster than my hopper can drop never had a problem with it
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini my invert is completely stock and its amazing. the gun shoots ropes! i play snake and i destoy anyone on the field. the only problem is that the stock barrel is not the most accurate. sometimes my...
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invertmaster001
 
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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: $309.00
Pros: fast, light, small
Cons: stock barrel inaccurate
my invert is completely stock and its amazing. the gun shoots ropes! i play snake and i destoy anyone on the field. the only problem is that the stock barrel is not the most accurate. sometimes my balls shoot up and then down, to the left, the right,etc. as long as a new barrel is bought your set.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Picked my mini up in a trade a few months ago. Needed a good cleaning and some lube but it aired up and shot like a champ. My only gripe is its size. I shoot a g6r for my main gun so when I used the...
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iron_man_27
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Canada
iron_man_27 is playing at Living Legends VII
iron_man_27 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
iron_man_27 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: $60.00
Pros: Performance
Cons: Not an axe
Picked my mini up in a trade a few months ago. Needed a good cleaning and some lube but it aired up and shot like a champ. My only gripe is its size. I shoot a g6r for my main gun so when I used the mini it felt too short. The nummech foregrip extender will make a big difference in feel for anyone used to something longer.
I was looking for an axe but jumped on this because it was in such great shape. 5 stars across the board but if are looking for an axe, hold out for one.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Nice light gun, Shoots good too. I've used it a couple of times and it would be great for hyperball and speedball. Works great with a 50 Ninja and a dye rotor.
Report this review to a moderator   #25402
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Is This Name Taken? owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
Is This Name Taken? is for the Gunfight
Is This Name Taken? has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Is This Name Taken? has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $300.00
Pros: Light, Small
Cons: Have to open gun to change mode.
Nice light gun, Shoots good too. I've used it a couple of times and it would be great for hyperball and speedball. Works great with a 50 Ninja and a dye rotor.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I bought this gun off ebay.. guy said it has never seen game play and it looks like it. It is one of the first models with the poppet issues. It came with kila detents 2 spare bolts, extra set of...
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ittybittymini
 
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Nashville/Boro/Franklin
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: $225.00
Pros: consistent
Cons: poppet valve on first models
I bought this gun off ebay.. guy said it has never seen game play and it looks like it. It is one of the first models with the poppet issues. It came with kila detents 2 spare bolts, extra set of grips, blue virtue eyes, APE board (this thing is nuts), NDZ thread saver on/off and some other accessories. I took it to the field, but before I started shooting i made sure everything inside is how it is supposed to be. Cleaned, lubed, inspected O-rings and what not then hooked up a 48/3k tank (heavy) and took it to the chrono. I set the regulator at a tick below 200psi and adjusted the velocity. (284,290,276,287,291 Somewhere around those numbers) I got back to a table and emptied my hopper to dry fire a whole tank or two to break it in on semi auto. I noticed a leak coming through the bolt with my finger (don't try this while the marker is on) I had some time to spare and had a hunch of what it could be. I turned the velocity cap all the way in and the leak stopped so I'm quite sure it is the poppet valve. During game play it would randomly leak air when i was playing of semi auto. It would sound like a gushing of air coming out which it was, but i would shoot again and the poppet would reset itself in the right place. Playing on ramping or full auto and I probably would not have noticed. KEE said they would send a replacement for free so I'm not too worried about it. It is June 5 and they said they won't have any spare parts until July 6... oh well, i'll wait. Besides the fact that of the poppet, the gun shoots very consistent. From across the field, I could hit a helmet within 6 shots if not less using rps stinger paint (not that great) My other gun is a spyder mr1 with a 16 in. rifled barrel that goes straight not spiral, and I thought that was accurate.. I am using an empire reloader B hopper on setting 2 and it fed just fine on full auto with the ape board (15-20bps) Also while i was playing i thought i saw a barrel break or a chop a few times only to look down the barrel and find nothing wrong. Strange. With the bolt having a rubber tip, i'm sure it is very gentle on paint. All this talk about kick is stupid. Sure it has a little bit, but you're not using a real gun. Get over it. I do suggest having a carbon fiber tank or else you will have a very heavy setup or if you're a budget baller like me, just man up. I'm not completely satisfied with the trigger. It has about 2-3 mm worth of play side to side and seems very loose no matter how i adjusted it, but eh i'll get over it. With the APE board, i don't have to unscrew the foregrip to change modes. Overall I am very pleased with how it has changed my gameplay. It makes me feel more confident in my shots, snapshooting is easier. It is a little off balance with the hopper and tank, there are a ton of different size o-rings inside the gun that make it very complicated, but other than that I give it a 8.9/10 compared to all guns that are out now.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini For anyone looking to pick up speedball, I recommend this gun. It was the first gun I used in speedball and I have no regret for that.
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 901
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $325.00
Pros: can take a beating
Cons: not extremely consistent
For anyone looking to pick up speedball, I recommend this gun. It was the first gun I used in speedball and I have no regret for that.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I bought this gun and surprisingly it shot very well for its price range. It kept up with all the brand name high ends no problem i just didn't liek the way it felt in my hand
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jabundis14
 
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cali
jabundis14 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
jabundis14 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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jabundis14 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Good gun for the price
Cons: efficiency
I bought this gun and surprisingly it shot very well for its price range. It kept up with all the brand name high ends no problem i just didn't liek the way it felt in my hand
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I only had my mini for a short time but I loved how light it was. Also, it was very small which surprisingly felt comfortable in my hands. At first glance it might look too small but pick one up and...
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jageroffs
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hot Springs, AR.
jageroffs supports Pev's Paintball
jageroffs has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
jageroffs has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Lightweight, compact design.
Cons: Trigger frame was too small
I only had my mini for a short time but I loved how light it was. Also, it was very small which surprisingly felt comfortable in my hands. At first glance it might look too small but pick one up and shoot it! The only things that needed to be improved were a longer trigger frame (like the Axe).
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I started with this gun. Great little gun for begginers, Best bang for your buck
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Jake Martin
 
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Memphis, TN
Jake Martin owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $324.99
Pros: Light, Cheap, No Macro line
Cons: A bit small
I started with this gun.


Great little gun for begginers, Best bang for your buck
  This review has been rated:
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