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Old 07-06-2014, 10:24 PM #1
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Question Help choose a budget pump

Im planning in getting in to pump play but I'm really debating over what pump gun to get. My two choices are the empire trracer and cci phantom. The most convenient is the trracer because they're cheaper used and ther are more of them on the market of used guns. Especially since the cci phantom is pretty expensive and is rare to get a good deal at about $100. SO at the moment I'm trying to get into pump and i plan to spend no more then $120 so if someone has some suggestions other then the trracer and phantom feel free to add

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Old 07-06-2014, 10:38 PM #2
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Go for the Trracer for now. Great entry pump and it's really cheap. See how you like playing pump and eventually you can sell it and upgrade to something like a Phantom or maybe even a CCM T2 open class style of marker.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:21 AM #3
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:23 AM #4
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:39 AM #5
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If you're getting into pump from semi play and already have an HPA tank, or potentially barrel kit and hopper, a Sniper (pump autococker) could be pretty convenient to transition to. There are definitely lower end used snipers in your price range here and on MCarterBrown as well as eBay.

If this is really just the gateway yo pump and don't need modularity/upgrade ability, you could potentially look into older markers like the ACI Maverick/the original PMI Trracer. These would be a much cheaper way to see if you actually enjoy pump play. I just snagged a Trracer package on eBay for $50 shipped as a loaner gun and backup to my Phantom and Sniper.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:15 PM #6
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