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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: 428
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Empire - Mini Reviews
Empire Mini great gun i play snake at my local field and the gun is tight fast smooth accurate and quiet, me playing with my mini i can still keep up with some egos and dm10. great gun
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mjamrozy5
 
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: illinois
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: $290.00
Pros: quiet small tight fast light
Cons: trigger side to side movement
great gun i play snake at my local field and the gun is tight fast smooth accurate and quiet, me playing with my mini i can still keep up with some egos and dm10. great gun
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I got the empire mini as an intermediate level gun and that's just what it is it can be considered a high end starter gun but any way for 300$ you can't go wrong this gun is all around amazing and is...
Report this review to a moderator   #32915
Monkeyballer85
 
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: lancaster, pa
Monkeyballer85 owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Small compact accurate for the price
Cons: No on/off valve wish it came with 14" barrel
I got the empire mini as an intermediate level gun and that's just what it is it can be considered a high end starter gun but any way for 300$ you can't go wrong this gun is all around amazing and is perfect for everyone who is looking into getting into paintball.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I got my mini used and the only thing wrong with it was the eyes need replacing. I replaced the eyes in it and my gun works awesomely. It is compact, light weight. I wont say this gun is on the same...
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MoustachePBaller87
Shoot 'em in the Face
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SW Florida
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $190.00
Pros: Light, Compact
Cons: None as of yet
I got my mini used and the only thing wrong with it was the eyes need replacing. I replaced the eyes in it and my gun works awesomely. It is compact, light weight. I wont say this gun is on the same level as a Planet Eclipse Ego but is sure is close. For the price of a brand new one and the dependabilty of it you just cant beat it!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Ive had a mini for soo long now it's unbeleivable, when i first got it it broke every day, but after using it and sending it in the only worry i have is an oring. After the first kinks it worked...
Report this review to a moderator   #6805
Mr MacDev
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
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: $324.00
Pros: small stylish affordable
Cons: reliablility
Ive had a mini for soo long now it's unbeleivable, when i first got it it broke every day, but after using it and sending it in the only worry i have is an oring. After the first kinks it worked great and for a starter speedball gun it's amazing. i would buy it again if i could go back in time.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini this gun is amazing for 350. i played a game without my virtue board, scythe trigger and gripping feed neck it was amazing. after i got my virtue board, scythe trigger and gripping feedneck just pure...
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mrkonner69
Back player WOOT WOOT!!!!
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: centerville
mrkonner69 supports Team VICIOUS
mrkonner69 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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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: $550.00
Pros: reliable, compact, light
Cons: loppsided
this gun is amazing for 350. i played a game without my virtue board, scythe trigger and gripping feed neck it was amazing. after i got my virtue board, scythe trigger and gripping feedneck just pure godliness i got offered a ego 8 for my mini... i humbly turned it down. my only gripe is if you use a large tank is it feels kinda loppsided because its so ight


this thing shoots ropes!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini If you can deal with the size, then one of the best buys for the under $200 area.
Report this review to a moderator   #14115
mrpurplehawk
Whoops, my gun jammed.
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sachse, Texas
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: light
Cons: a bit too small
If you can deal with the size, then one of the best buys for the under $200 area.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Bought two of them new about a year apart. Both guns were consistent and quiet. Had to loctite the hex screws on the foregrips for both guns after they came loose. Added an extra magnet from radio...
Report this review to a moderator   #37947
mshamel
Diesel
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Plano, TX
mshamel plays in the APPA beginner division
mshamel has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $349.00
Pros: Efficient, quiet
Cons: Ergonomics
Bought two of them new about a year apart. Both guns were consistent and quiet. Had to loctite the hex screws on the foregrips for both guns after they came loose. Added an extra magnet from radio shack to improve the trigger rebound. Lowered operating pressure with the stock bolt down to 180 and bumped the dwell down. Guns were solid as a rock after that.
Would recommend the boss bolt as an upgrade.

Never could get use to the small size and ended up selling them.
If you like the way the mini feels then go for it. It's a solid shooter.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini love my V3 mini, wish it was a microswitch instead of an optical trigger
Report this review to a moderator   #24771
MSpeedFreak03
beans, bullets, bandages
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: LasVegas
MSpeedFreak03 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $300.00
Pros: light, small, durable, quiet
Cons: feedneck, optical switch
love my V3 mini, wish it was a microswitch instead of an optical trigger
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Great little marker but IMHO it is to small and the trigger is to light for running around and sliding on a speedball field.
Report this review to a moderator   #34758
munfordsoccer21
Beast Mode!!!!
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mtn Home, Idaho
munfordsoccer21 is playing at Living Legends V
munfordsoccer21 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Size, speed
Cons: Size, trigger
Great little marker but IMHO it is to small and the trigger is to light for running around and sliding on a speedball field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I got this gun a year ago. Pros: It works pretty well, never really had a lot of problems. The gun is LIGHT. With my CP 16 inch .693 barrel it is fairly accurate. It is alsopretty air-efficient....
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musicislife
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Light, Pretty reliable, farily accurate, efficient
Cons: barrel, trigger, ASA, board
I got this gun a year ago.
Pros:
It works pretty well, never really had a lot of problems. The gun is LIGHT. With my CP 16 inch .693 barrel it is fairly accurate. It is alsopretty air-efficient.

Cons:
The stock ASA SUCKS!!!! It cross treaded and now is practicllay impossible to unscrew my tank. The stock barrel sucks as well, definately upgrade it. The stock board also sucks with it's four modes, and is a pain in the *** to change the settings. The trigger isn't good for semi auto trigger walking, but is fine for ramping and full auto.

Overall, its reliable, but it sucks in a lot of things, so I will give it a 6.5/10.

Bottom line: This was my first gun. Great starter. However in two months, making a full year, I will be upgrading to a Dangerous Power Fusion x. So if you can afford the gun as a starter, get it. But you will realize further on up the road that you will want a better gun, which is natural with every starter gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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