The following is a list of some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that include information on the following: Palmer Pursuit Shop (PPS) markers, what an MGMO is and how it works, and for the most party, a bunch of my opinions. This list was put together to help guide you (the consumer) when ordering a PPS marker. All of the material contained in the this FAQ is property of my mind and was written for the express reason getting my opinion out there in order to cut down on the amount of emails I receive when doing a Movie Guy Mass Order (MGMO). PPS is in no way, shape or form responsible for any technical and/or pricing errors I may have made writing this up. In short, these are my opinions and therefore they are not legally binding. J
This list of questions should be referred to before you consider placing an order with PPS. I have tired to compile a list of the most FAQs that I get via email. I will add more as the time goes on because I’m sure I’ve left something out. Again, 99.9% of this FAQ is my opinion, but I have also tried to remain unbiased at all times. ENJOY!
Please take the time to read all the way through this FAQ before you email me to ask a question. If you do email me with a question that is covered by the FAQ, you WILL be referred right back to it. Thank you for your co-operation.
Also, in this FAQ any time I refer to a Typhoon or Typhoon class marker it can/will and does include any of the brass markers that PPS custom makes (ie – Typhoon, Pug, Houndstooth, Squall, Hurricane, Super Stocker and Paladin). Also included in these broad generalizations are the Nasty versions of these markers.
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and please put in the title “MGMO FAQ.”
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1) Q – Can I get a Typhoon Anodized?
A – No. Brass can NOT be anodized, only certain types of aluminum can be anodized. You can have the aluminum parts on a Typhoon anodized (for an additional fee), those parts include: velocity adjustment cap, Stabilizer (if you get one w/your marker purchase), muzzle break (if you get one), and ASA. You can also get colored airlines to match! Check out the Palmer Owners’ Group (POG) for some great examples (www.paintmagazine.com/pog
2) Q - Can I get a Typhoon Powdercoated?
A – No. The reason you can not get a Typhoon powdercoated is because the process requires a “bake-on” period. The temperature required to bake on the powdercoating is so hot, that it melts the soldering that holds the marker together. It has been my experience that powdercoating is less durable then nickel plating anyways, so I always recommend nickel over powdercoating.
3) Q – What grips come standard on PPS markers?
A – PMI Rubber grips now come standard on all PPS markers. Several guys have modified after-market grips (such as Smart Parts grips) to fit Palmer Markers.
4) Q – On a Blazer what can be nickeled and what’s the price?
A – Price varies with how many pieces you want to get nickeled. However $25 will cover the cost of nickeling your barrel and for an additional $25 you can get nickeled accessories that include: p-block, bolt pin, vertical ASA, trigger shoe, ball detente, velocity cap and for a small additional fee you can get a Stabilizer (if you get one with your Blazer) and/or a bottomline duckbill nickeled as well.
5) Q – What exactly does a sight hood look like?
A – For a good picture of a sight hood please refer to the POG Picture Gallery and look up Craig’s Toker. I highly recommend a sight hood for any PPS marker, especially since they only cost $20-25. You’ll be amazed at how simple the design is, yet it helps so much when you’re trying to make that tough shot.
6) Q – What color anno can I get for my Blazer?
A – Any color you want! PPS requests that you include a color sample or photo of the color you desire when asking for special anodizing. Color samples can be picked up at ANY home improvement store that sells paint. Also, PPS usually has some various colors in stock (they sometimes add a few Blazer bodies in with Stabilizers and other pneumatics) to get matching anodizing. Call for availability. PPS is not responsible for the end result of anodizing, they can give pictures, detailed diagrams and the annodizers can still screw it up. Usually you’ll have one of two options – 1) PPS will refund your money or 2) they can send out another Blazer body to the anodizers and hope they can get this one right. Anodizing takes 10-12 weeks routinely.
7) Q – Should I get a Pro-Touch Trigger Job on my Blazer/Typhoon?
A – There is no “right” answer, it’s all personal preference. I will say that both stock triggers are on the heavier side of the trigger spectrum. I personally have a strong trigger finger so for me it was not too difficult to rip off long strings of paint on a stock trigger. However, at the end of the day my finger did feel fatigued. In short, if you THINK you’ll need it, get it. If you are considering a Pro-Touch you may also want to consider getting a 45 grip frame. From what I have been told, the 45 frame significantly reduces trigger pull (so much so, that PPS does not offer the Pro-Touch on 45 frames).
8) Q – If I do get a Pro-Touch, how can I have it setup?
A – Pretty much however you’d like it. The most popular way to have it setup is: lightened as much as possible and as short and smooth as possible with as little side to side play. Some people prefer short with a snappy return, others prefer it to be smooth all the way through (like butter). Your best bet when deciding on a Pro-Touch setup is to figure out what your needs/style of play are and then go from there. If you are uncertain about the necessity of getting trigger work done, and you don’t know if it will give you that much of a competitive edge, then do NOT get a Pro-Touch. “What’s the difference between a pregnant woman and a light bulb?” If you know the answer to that then you’ll understand that it’s better to go with a stock trigger and then figure out if you NEED a Pro-Touch then getting a Pro-Touch and not like it, or never knowing if you really needed it.
9) Q – How long will it take my marker to get to me if I order through an MGMO?
A – Custom takes time. If you want a cookie-cutter/mass-produced gun, then why are you even looking at buying a PPS marker? PPS does their best to get markers to you as quickly as possible, but they also labor to produce quality markers that will last a lifetime! Here is a ROUGH time table to follow when considering ordering through an MGMO:
8-10 weeks for a Non-anodized Blazer (stock Blazers are black)
10-12 weeks for a Typhoon class marker
12+ weeks for a Classic finish Typhoon class marker or an anodized Blazer
Also, allow 7-10 days for all markers to be shipped from PPS to me. Once they arrive in FL, please allow 24-48 hours for them to be shipped out to you. All markers are shipped FedEx, no exceptions! Prices will vary on shipping fee/charges as well.
10) Q – What’s a muzzle break? What does it do and how much does it cost?
A – It’s an aluminum piece that is about 2-3” long that is attached on the front end a barrel (usually on a Typhoon class marker). The muzzle break does essentially the same thing as venting, in that it evenly disperses the gases around the ball as the ball leaves the barrel (in theory). It costs $15 and it looks pretty cool. It also helps prevent flaking on the tip of the barrel, a common problem that occurs due to day-to-day use of the marker (how many of you jam your barrel into a bunker as you come sliding into it, by mistake?).