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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: 426
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Empire - Mini Reviews
Empire Mini This gun is amazing. I recommend this gun to any player whether it be a backup, a primary or a dual wield gun, what ever it may be! This gun is reliable, strong, consistent and just all around a...
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Nota4rizzle
 
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Long Island
Nota4rizzle is playing at Living Legends VII
Nota4rizzle owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Nota4rizzle has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Nota4rizzle 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: $325.95
Pros: Light, Small, Upgrades, Autocoker Thread
Cons: Possibly The Ergonomics
This gun is amazing. I recommend this gun to any player whether it be a backup, a primary or a dual wield gun, what ever it may be! This gun is reliable, strong, consistent and just all around a fantastic shoot. I must say tho MY GUN IS UPGRADED TO ITS FULLEST EXTENT. With the exception of a NDZ spinner cap, grips and possibly a boomstick?
Let me first give you some background on my build before I rave about this gun more than I already am.

My setup and cost:
Freak Kit Barrel Dust Black $149.95
Redline OLED Fore-grip Dust Black $219.95
Violent Trigger Black $34.95
Violent Trigger Pin $9.95
Virtue Electronic Eyes Red $30
Virtue Spire $185.00
Virtue Spire Crown 2 $34.95
Dye Compressed Air Tank $189.95
Dust Black On Off ASA $83.95
Boss V2 Bolt $29.95
Violent Series Low-Pro Mini Clamping Feed-neck $34.95
Invert Mini Nummech Short Snatchgrip Black Blasted $14.99

Now this is a quite expensive build, I believe it is worth about 1,400 or just shy of it. Just because I have put all this money into the gun, does not mean it is bad stock.

Recommended Upgrades ONLY ON THE GUN ITSELF In Order:
Freak Kit Barrel
Violent Trigger
Boss V2 Bolt
On Off AsaFreak Kit Barrel Dust Black
Redline OLED Fore-grip Dust Black
Violent Trigger Black
Violent Trigger Pin
Virtue Electronic Eyes Red
Virtue Spire
Virtue Spire Crown 2
Dye Compressed Air Tank
Dust Black On Off ASA
Boss V2 Bolt
Violent Series Low-Pro Mini Clamping Feed-neck
Invert Mini Nummech Short Snatchgrip Black BlastedFreak Kit Barrel Dust Black
Redline OLED Fore-grip Dust Black
Violent Trigger Black
Violent Trigger Pin
Virtue Electronic Eyes Red
Virtue Spire
Virtue Spire Crown 2
Dye Compressed Air Tank
Dust Black On Off ASA
Boss V2 Bolt
Violent Series Low-Pro Mini Clamping Feed-neck
Invert Mini Nummech Short Snatchgrip Black Blasted

I say Violent Trigger before the bolt because many starter players don't really know the difference between the stock bolt and the upgrade. The trigger is seriously noticeable. It is a much more quality trigger with some bearings and some seriously nice feel. Any player who upgrades this trigger will notice a huge difference and will like their marker 100% more off the bat. The Barrel is a must because you just need the extra 2 inches and the ability to bore to the paint size is what makes your gun accurate.

Why did I spend all that money on a mini? Because it is one of the most upgradeable speed ball guns out there and if you upgrade it like I do you will have one of the best Mini's on the field. It can easily keep up with the other guns and it is just so amazing.

VS the AXE
This is a touchy topic for me because I really love my mini. I am willing to make the sacrifice to make a smaller, more low-profile, gun. I am about 5'7" and 20years old. This gun is perfect for me. It is perfect for my style of play. Is it the prettiest gun on the field, stock? No. Flat out no. Is it considerably more beautiful with all the upgrades and matching colors? Yes. Is it the prettiest gun out there period? No. These are the hard facts. It is not that pretty but, screw it. It is a fun marker and it is a great little thing to tinker with. One thing I will say is that it is not the fastest to maintain in between games. It does require tools! The AXE does not require tools to work with the bolt while the mini does, the mini uses optic switch instead of micro and the AXE is a slightly smoother shot, stock. With upgrades tho they preform almost identically. If you want a serious comparison, go to GOTDSM's channel on youtube and you will find that he does one of the best comparison videos, he as a matter of fact, inspired me to upgrade my mini to its fullest extent. His is beautiful and it really is a beast on the field.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM me and I will be happy to cover anything that I may have missed in my review.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini First off i got this gun off e bay, didnt go through it and took it out to the field. It performed way better than what i thot it would. Very accurate with no breaks (was shooting wal mart stinger...
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nv38baller
 
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: casper,wy
nv38baller owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
nv38baller supports Team VICIOUS
nv38baller has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $275.00
Pros: lightness, accurate, durable, easy to clean
Cons: asa is wobly, asa damages threads on air tank
First off i got this gun off e bay, didnt go through it and took it out to the field. It performed way better than what i thot it would. Very accurate with no breaks (was shooting wal mart stinger paint, dimples everywhere.) the only break i had was wen we finished and i walked the trigger and my hopper couldnt keep up. To my amazement i didnt even notice a ball break the gun was still very accurate.

The asa on these guns kind of suck sadly. They will strip your threads on your tank and mine seems like it get loose and wobbly after everytime i play. I use a remote line to prevent my threads on my tank bit it still didnt help with looseness. However they make an on/off asa which does wonders for this gun.

I love how compact it is. Some people dont like the foregrip cause they cant get their hands around it, but they make a foregrip extender that moves it up about an inch or so.

There isnt to many parts out for the minis yet but they are comming. For now ill settle for a shocker bolt and the ape rampage board. Very good upgrades so far.

This gun is also reliable. It shot very good the other day when it was only 15 degrees out. Which was also the same day i had no breaks cept that one messing around. Very surprising

I would recommend this gun to anyone. Either for a great primary gun or a very reliable backup.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini This was my first electronic marker and I love it. Me personally I'm a speedball player but I love being in the snake so this marker works fantastic. You can get "skinny" with it if you need to....
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $215.00
Pros: light weight, easy maintance efficent and reliable
Cons: none (unless you have big hands)
This was my first electronic marker and I love it. Me personally I'm a speedball player but I love being in the snake so this marker works fantastic. You can get "skinny" with it if you need to. Recommend it for beginners simply for its easy maintenance matter of fact I personally own 5 different mini's. One thing I wish they had stock is a as a cut off which mine does you can buy them separate. Hope my review was helpful.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Great gun! very strong gun. Dove into the snake full of water gun was soaked and still worked great. I have a shocker and ion as well and love and use the mini all the time. Selling the shocker and...
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OIFGunner
 
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: OHIO
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: small, light weight
Cons: don't have any
Great gun! very strong gun. Dove into the snake full of water gun was soaked and still worked great. I have a shocker and ion as well and love and use the mini all the time.

Selling the shocker and ion hit me up if interested
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Great starting point for new players, like my other reviews hate not having OLED, but no reason to be concerned about that at this price point... If just getting into the game this is a great way to...
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OregonVoIP
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
OregonVoIP owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
OregonVoIP has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
OregonVoIP has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
OregonVoIP has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Price point is great if looking for a entry level
Cons: Its cheap, and a pain to adjust
Great starting point for new players, like my other reviews hate not having OLED, but no reason to be concerned about that at this price point... If just getting into the game this is a great way to start!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I've had this gun for quite some time now and it has never let me down. It has to be the funnest little gun I have ever played with. It can keep up with the Egos and Geos, but of course isn't as...
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Ottolasso
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ohio
Ottolasso is playing at Living Legends VI
Ottolasso is playing at Living Legends VII
Ottolasso has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $300.00
Pros: Nearly Everything!
Cons: Programming :/
I've had this gun for quite some time now and it has never let me down. It has to be the funnest little gun I have ever played with. It can keep up with the Egos and Geos, but of course isn't as good, but it's a great feeling gun when it's in your hands. It's light, it's small, shoots great even with the stock barrel (as long as you use good paint), and it's just overall a great gun. The only complaint I have for Empire, is that they didn't do a healthy job of the programming. You have to pull the battery door off, which requires an allen key to remove the screw which is also extremely tiny, and press a little button and the marker has to be off. It becomes a major pain in the Set aside from that one little flaw, the marker is super easy to take apart and clean, and adding a Virtue OLED board solves the hard-to-program problems. I think anyone looking to get into any electronic guns for the first time, or even just one to play on a scenario or woodsball field, needs to look this gun up and purchase it!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Used a friends mini years ago when they first came out. Was a great gun for the price. Perfect for a beginner, especially younger kids with small arms.
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pacasowithagun
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 410/Kiladelphia
pacasowithagun owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
pacasowithagun is an NCPA National Champion
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: $0.99
Pros: cheap
Cons: small
Used a friends mini years ago when they first came out. Was a great gun for the price. Perfect for a beginner, especially younger kids with small arms.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Its not a bad gun iv been playing for about 12 years and have been doings turnys for about 5 year. Its a realy good marker i like it i had a few problems with the noid so had to get a new one and got...
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Paintballer12u
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 29 Palms
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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: $340.00
Pros: Tight,fast,light
Cons: few problems out of box
Its not a bad gun iv been playing for about 12 years and have been doings turnys for about 5 year. Its a realy good marker i like it i had a few problems with the noid so had to get a new one and got a j&j barrel its so much better then the one that comes with it. Otherwis its a really great marker iv played in a few turnys with it and its really nice cause i play mid and its a lot better when your trying to play tight cause you got less gun that can be hit. Its hella acuret once you get a new barrel it will be on poin every time. I jut wish it came witht the on/off ans but you can buy now so thats nice. But i would recomend this gun to anyone.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini It is a great light gun. It looks cool and is small in the hands therefore making it easy to maneuver easily. Unfortunately the board or something inside the gun messed up, or the trigger is not...
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Paintballerkid123
 
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South carolina
Paintballerkid123 owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
Paintballerkid123 is for the Gunfight
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: $309.00
Pros: Great looking gun light and small
Cons: board messed up quickly may be a little to small
It is a great light gun. It looks cool and is small in the hands therefore making it easy to maneuver easily.
Unfortunately the board or something inside the gun messed up, or the trigger is not adjusted right. Anyway it is a great intermediate gun.


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Empire Mini love my invert mini. it is my first gun and the only one i shoot. the only problem i have is with it is that i had to clean the eyes this past weekend and they were a pain to get to because you have...
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PaintballFreaks360
 
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Conestoga, Pa
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $200.00
Pros: great gun. very light. does not chop
Cons: eyes are hard to get to to fix
love my invert mini. it is my first gun and the only one i shoot. the only problem i have is with it is that i had to clean the eyes this past weekend and they were a pain to get to because you have to take the whole gun apart. but, it was way worth it because i was actually able to play an entire day with my eyes off and did not break a ball. taking it apart is nothing what i know that even without my eyes i can have a perfect day!
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