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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: 421
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Empire - Mini Reviews
Empire Mini cons-If you do buy this gun you might want to consider a different barrel. The stock one has a big bore and is only 12inches long. Also since it doesn't have an on/off asa it is hard to get the tank...
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xpballa
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas
Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $325.00
Pros: light, easy maintnence
Cons: asa, not good for big hands, stock barrel
cons-If you do buy this gun you might want to consider a different barrel. The stock one has a big bore and is only 12inches long. Also since it doesn't have an on/off asa it is hard to get the tank off the gun. I found that if I dry fire one shot every time I turn the tank it helps relive some of the pressure.
If you have big hands you might not like this gun because it is so small. When i first had the gun the asa kept coming loose so I had to open up the grips and tighten the screw and now it is fine.

pros- It is light and fairly easy to maintain.


If you can spend the extra money I would consider the planet eclipse etha. Overall I like the gun.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I love this marker. I desperately needed a new marker and didn't have much money so I went out and bought my Empire Mini. I play mid/front on a tournament paintball team and the Mini has met all my...
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xPsychoReaper50x
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Missouri
xPsychoReaper50x is attending Decay of Nations VII
xPsychoReaper50x supports Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $325.00
Pros: Affordable, Reliable
Cons: ASA
I love this marker. I desperately needed a new marker and didn't have much money so I went out and bought my Empire Mini. I play mid/front on a tournament paintball team and the Mini has met all my needs and I have not yet found one reason to purchase a new marker yet. As a mid player, the trigger is loose enough for me to lay down cover for my fronts, and when the time comes for me to move, it is small enough for me to get down into smaller bunkers without my gun getting in the way. The Mini is durable, I dive a lot and my gun gets banged up quite a bit but the thing still fires great. I have put that gun through hell these few months I've had it and it still seems brand new. Right out of the box I was shooting accurately at about 25-30 yards. It is extremely easy to take apart, clean, and program. The only upgrades I would recommend are getting a new ASA, and a longer barrel. Overall, I would recommend the Empire Mini to anyone looking to buy a cheap, reliable marker.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini I LOVE Invert Mini it's a great gun for the price very light and accurate. The only problems i have with my mini is that the ASA is not put very well on there so you have to tighten it every once in...
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XxFiReHaWkxX
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Delaware
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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 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: ver light, multiple colors. accurate
Cons: not good for wet weather
I LOVE Invert Mini it's a great gun for the price very light and accurate. The only problems i have with my mini is that the ASA is not put very well on there so you have to tighten it every once in a while. also the barrel could be better and i seem to have a lot of problems with the board but besides that great gun and i recommend to everyone.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini its a pretty much small and lightweight gun good for the price you pay but some have alot of problems some do not and mine i dived and the asa and solienod gets loose easy fix but still annoying
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Yung Savage
I DID DHATT!!!
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hollywood,FL
Yung Savage owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Yung Savage is attending Decay of Nations VI
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: lightweight
Cons: can cause problems
its a pretty much small and lightweight gun good for the price you pay but some have alot of problems some do not and mine i dived and the asa and solienod gets loose easy fix but still annoying
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini The invert mini is a great gun. I've used it for over a year now and have never had a problem with it. Easily one of the most reliable guns I've ever owned. I'm a snake player and have used it in...
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia
zach z owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
zach z supports Pev's Paintball
zach z has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
zach z supports Empire
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $265.00
Pros: Light, small, fast
Cons: Board
The invert mini is a great gun. I've used it for over a year now and have never had a problem with it. Easily one of the most reliable guns I've ever owned. I'm a snake player and have used it in about 5 tournaments now and it is great for being low and compact. I have small hand so it does feel good with my hands. I just traded it for a etek 3. Sad to see it go.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini great gun, never had any problems with it! great marker, but a little overpriced at 325
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ZachLLC55
 
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Join Date: Jan 2012
ZachLLC55 is for the Gunfight
ZachLLC55 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
ZachLLC55 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $170.00
Pros: Small, Light, Quick
Cons: Nothing!
great gun, never had any problems with it! great marker, but a little overpriced at 325
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini Got this a while when around the time it came out because one of my other marker died out and needed something new. Since the day it came out of the box I though that it was an amazing marker for...
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Zelthan
OH YEAH!
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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: IL
Zelthan has been a member for 10 years
Zelthan plays in the PSP
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Zelthan plays in the APPA D4 division
Zelthan 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: $399.95
Pros: Everthing
Cons: Nothing
Got this a while when around the time it came out because one of my other marker died out and needed something new. Since the day it came out of the box I though that it was an amazing marker for the price, shoots smooth and you get so much paint out of a tank on it. My suggestion is that if you are looking for something to start with and/or back up gun I would say to try this one out.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=2962718&page=5 ^ For everyone who has a freak back, and is angry Now, I bought a mini with a vlocty jr gangstar'd for like 200, 210. I was retarded and...
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Zetsurin
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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: $200.00
Pros: Fast, Cheap, Great...
Cons: Slight barrel leak, ASA, stock reg.
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=2962718&page=5
^ For everyone who has a freak back, and is angry

Now, I bought a mini with a vlocty jr gangstar'd for like 200, 210. I was retarded and thought it was broken cuz I turned the velocity up way too high, then realized it was fine and awesome.

First the bad:
-Mine has slight leaks down the barrel, but I just have to keep the velocity down, and turn it up after I screw in the tank.
-Can't get a new asa, and it can get a little wobbly, not really bad, but I just use never-seize on my threads and even HP tanks screw in just fine.
-Stock reg is retarded...
-Oh, and it kinda eats air =\

The good!:
Holy crap value? I got an amazing mini that shoots 20bps no problem no chops, its awesome!
I got an ego8 barrel with it which performs nicely, but I just sanded down my old freak barrel and put it on, and it looks sick and shoots nice and straight. I haven't had a serious problem with this gun, sure it has its quirks but its great for the money. I have one of those crappy crossfire 47/3000's, and it eats about 1000 psi per hopper, but I'm not sure what my velocity is at, but it looks around 250-300fps(haven't been ballin in awhile).

Fantastic marker for the money, as long as you're not a ******* without a couple hours to get it working nice.

If you're here reading this right now, you have enough ambition and intelligence to listen to me when I say: Buy a mini, preferably used(cheapness and broken in, mine is awesome) get a nice hopper and a nice barrel, and it should be amazing.

=)
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini My invert mini is amazing, I won't give it up unless I get a ego9. I have a Planet Eclipse Etek2 and I use my mini sometimes more than my Etek. The Mini is also really accurate, note, I have a freak...
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ZH101493
Lets get weird.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 715
ZH101493 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
ZH101493 posts videos on PbNation
ZH101493 plays in the APPA D4 division
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: $324.90
Pros: Light, small, accurate, reliable
Cons: Not many
My invert mini is amazing, I won't give it up unless I get a ego9. I have a Planet Eclipse Etek2 and I use my mini sometimes more than my Etek. The Mini is also really accurate, note, I have a freak kit, strap that on and you will never miss a shot
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Mini It's been a a good gun to me, but you're going to want to get a least a cp 1 piece barrel. And you definitely want the empire relay asa.
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ztk78
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Join Date: Aug 2013
ztk78 supports Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $245.00
Pros: Small, light,
Cons: barrel, asa
It's been a a good gun to me, but you're going to want to get a least a cp 1 piece barrel. And you definitely want the empire relay asa.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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