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Empire - Mini Information
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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: 416
 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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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Empire - Mini Reviews
Empire Mini I had this gun for about 8 or 9 months and for the most part i was fairly surprised at how it was. I can not give a very accurate review of the stock gun as i upgraded the crap out of it immediately...
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MiniMaster423
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $260.00
Pros: Listed
Cons: Listed
I had this gun for about 8 or 9 months and for the most part i was fairly surprised at how it was. I can not give a very accurate review of the stock gun as i upgraded the crap out of it immediately after buying it. The looks are definitely decent its very small so if you ahve big hands it might not work for you. I definitely recommend this gun to smaller kids
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Empire Mini I have had the gun for a couple of years now and i absolutely love it. It is reliable despite the few little things here and there. I would strongly suggest this gun to anyone. I was playing the...
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mj16
paintballer
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: Amazingly accurate and quite
Cons: Kinda tempramental
I have had the gun for a couple of years now and i absolutely love it. It is reliable despite the few little things here and there. I would strongly suggest this gun to anyone. I was playing the other day and I was threading the paint through cracks and crevices of the bunkers nailing people. Great gun a must buy
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Empire Mini Ok I'm going to make this short and sweet. When I first got the gun, I noticed that it was light, small, and looked very nice. They also gave me some lube for the bolt that I...
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PB_xtreem93
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Texas
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: $300.00
Pros: Light, Small, Efficient, Simple, Fast
Cons: Some say trigger is sloppy, I like it.
Ok I'm going to make this short and sweet.

When I first got the gun, I noticed that it was light, small, and looked very nice. They also gave me some lube for the bolt that I use.

Performance
-When I aired it up, I had no problems what-so-ever. Stock barrel was alright, in fact, it was really good for a stock barrel. Then I bought a stiffi so I could make the gun even more lighter, and it was great. This gun just shoots very well. I also have to mention that the Mini is very quiet, almost no kick, and a little adjusting to the trigger and this will shoot awesome for you.

Maintenance
-Easy. Simple as that. You unscrew one screw, twist out the back cap, lube the orings and bam your done. It takes me about 2-4 minutes to clean it.

Electronics
-This part of the gun is very simple as well. With videos on Youtube, and the manual, changing settings is very simple. You can change modes, ROF, Dwell, and Tourny caps. All you have to do is press two buttons, the power button for down, and the little button for up.


Appearance
-I rated this 4 out of 5 because we all know, that the Mini looks kind of dull. Maybe if they put some extra cool milling it would look nicer. Still, that's preference.


Value
-You can find the Minis now for 325$ new almost anywhere. And some sites even have discounts.

Reliability
-I have owned a mini for a descent amount of time and have yet to have a problem. Usually the only problems I see are people with low battery or if they have the first generation Mini.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Empire Mini Great gun easy to use tight light and looks good definatly a great choice for a marker
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Tricky16
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: calgary alberta
Tricky16 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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: $310.00
Pros: light, tight , and looks good
Cons: stock barrel isnt tht great
Great gun
easy to use
tight light and looks good

definatly a great choice for a marker
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Empire Mini When i had it everytime i shot i had a lot of barrel bounce, i was holding it pretty firm. It is a cheap marker that is good if you are looking to become more serious. I little rough on paint....
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ego0809
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Jerzy
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: light weight , sleek look
Cons: not as durable as i would like
When i had it everytime i shot i had a lot of barrel bounce, i was holding it pretty firm. It is a cheap marker that is good if you are looking to become more serious. I little rough on paint. Sometimes if you hit the bottle hard enough it will shoot.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.4/5 stars.
Empire Mini The Invert Mini is a great gun after I messed with the settings for a while. It would go through tournaments without chopping once but at random times it would chop like crazy. I first thought it was...
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AlexanderD
 
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
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: $325.00
Pros: really light weight
Cons: hard to stop choppping
The Invert Mini is a great gun after I messed with the settings for a while. It would go through tournaments without chopping once but at random times it would chop like crazy. I first thought it was the bolt so i bought an orange bolt.
NEVER BUY AN ORANGE BOLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The orange bolt was the worst buy of my life. The gun would chop more and stop working. After that i put the stock bolt back in and changed the eye setting to delay the shots a little bit and it was perfect!

Everything else about it is perfect. Shoots great, light weight, really really good price. All in all the Invert Mini is a great buy.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.4/5 stars.
Empire Mini The mini is an amazing gun This gun is perfect right out of the box, my boss is good friends with the designer of the gun and he was talking about how it's designed to not need anything to make it...
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gerd11311
Proving Grounds
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Proving Grounds
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: $325.00
Pros: Light, Small, Simple, Efficient, Reliable
Cons: "Too cheap" of a price tag to be bragged
The mini is an amazing gun

This gun is perfect right out of the box, my boss is good friends with the designer of the gun and he was talking about how it's designed to not need anything to make it compete with other high end guns.

Great stock barrel, great board, very simple and easy to do maintenance on.

I got a stiffi switch kit and a tadao board and this thing is amazing. extremely consistent on the chrono. I don't even notice a kick, very accurate with my stiffi. It's extremely light as well, and THE quiestest gun I've seen at our field (with my stiffi on) It's also very small but not so small it's awkward or uncomfortable. It eliminated many normal problem areas( like putting the reg in the handle so no more leaking macro lines)

With the tadao board I have a million different mode combinations (so many I will never need but just cool to have!) This gun rips hardcore.

Some people complain about the looks but I like the gun, it's nice and simple, not too stupid futuristic looking but also doesn't look so real like a BT or something. A nice anno would really make this gun look amazing.

Kee has great service, my button got stuck on the tadao board with the body, it just needed a little fixing but Kee replaced the whole body (it had a little scratch on it) and they replaced the trigger to match the gun. (silver)

Overall This gun is amazing for such a low price tag, add a barrel, board, bolt and maybe trigger and it'll be untouchable, This can easily run with those high end guns (DM's, PMs, egos) but if you're stuck on having an insanely expensive gun do yourself a favor and get a mini for a backup-it won't ever let you down!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Empire Mini ive had the mini for about 6 months and it has worked great. I did have one problem though. I went out yesterday to play and it was leaking down the barrel and chopping like crazy. I took it home...
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ionrocker35
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 316
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: $349.99
Pros: small, light, fast, good stock parts
Cons: nothing that i can think of
ive had the mini for about 6 months and it has worked great. I did have one problem though. I went out yesterday to play and it was leaking down the barrel and chopping like crazy. I took it home and replaced the poppit and it doesnt leak anymore. As for the chopping i am pretty sure it was because of the hopper. But other than that it has been a great gun and a very reliable gun. I love it and will have it for a while to come. My advice is to get this gun. If you take care of it it will def. take care of you.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Empire Mini The invert mini is a great marker for itís price. There are allot of good upgrades for the tec geeks, and the price is just right to make it a perfect marker for first time buyers. The mini has high...
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bebopblues2071
 
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burbank CA
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $275.00
Pros: Size, waight, value
Cons: lack of on/off, maynot be the right feel for you.
The invert mini is a great marker for itís price. There are allot of good upgrades for the tec geeks, and the price is just right to make it a perfect marker for first time buyers. The mini has high end performance at an entry level price.

The only issues that I had with the mini was the lack of an On/Off ASA. It made it a little harder to screw in and unscrew my HP air tank. This can be solved with the NDZ thread saver, but may change the feel for the user by putting the tank further back. Also smaller ďpeanutĒ tanks fit really tight to the grip frame making it a little uncomfortable.

The stock board is nice right out of the box. You donít have to have a computer programming degree to be able to operate it. Adjustments in dwell, rate of fire, and firing modes is easy to learn (read your manual before attempting anything). The stock barrel performs well, but Iíd recommend an upgrade to a variable bore sizing kit. The stock trigger is crisp with it magnetic return, and there are a bevy of aftermarket triggers that can be bought. The stock feed neck is perfect (I regret replacing it).

All in all I give the mini a 9out of 10. price, performance, and versatility make the mini a very good value.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Empire Mini Wel i have used my Invert a few times and it is very very fast shooting, considering i only use semi. i have never chopped a ball with it and have shot about three cases out of it.I bet the main...
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bradknight3
 
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: minnesota
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: $300.00
Pros: no macro line,very light,very small,great out of box
Cons: no on/off ASA
Wel i have used my Invert a few times and it is very very fast shooting, considering i only use semi. i have never chopped a ball with it and have shot about three cases out of it.I bet the main reason you are looking at this is because you cant decide between Dangerous Power G3, PMR, or Invert Mini.Well i have shot al of them and the mini is the smoothest shooting. If you do get a Mini you really dont need to get any upgrades,except maybe a new barrel. CONCLUSION invert mini is the best spent 300 dollars i have ever done.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
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