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View Poll Results: Mini or Axe? (keep in mind the price difference)
Mini 88 32.96%
Axe 179 67.04%
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:20 AM #1
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Invert Mini vs. Empire Axe

This has been debated... and debated... and debated... I want a final answer

Invert Mini
Pros
-Price - Brand new 350$
-Upgrades available - Boards, grips, eyes, boards, detents, feednecks, bolt, color kits... need I go on?
-V1's came with the case.

Cons
-No On/Off ASA.
-Needs the allen keys to get to the bolt/internals.
-Small trigger frame means big-handed players cannot use this gun. (now fixable w/ a Nummech Foregrip Extender)

Empire Axe
Pros
-Comes with an On/Off ASA.
-Tool-less bolt access.
-Bigger trigger frame means big-handed players can use this gun.
-Microswitch Stock
-More Adjustable stock trigger.

Cons
-Price - 459$
-No case.
-Not as many upgrades as the Mini.

Post up and go crazy guys. I'll update this one with more points as they come up.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:09 PM #2
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empire axe has a microswitch stock. Also has a more adjustable stock trigger than the stock mini trigger.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:04 PM #3
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get the axe.

If u bought the mini and addded an on/off and trigger, it would cost you more in the end and you still dont get the microswitch board, tooless bolt removal, and signifantly improved ergonomics.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:49 PM #4
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you will end up spending so much money in upgrades for the mini, it will cost more than the axe and there are not very many colors for the axe, idk what ur talking about
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:39 AM #5
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How is spending 459 on an axe a con yes it's more than a mini but It blows the mini away easily!
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:40 AM #6
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Axe. nuff said
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:22 PM #7
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I was kinda hoping for some mini-lovers....
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:58 PM #8
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:03 PM #9
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I don't think you can list "not as many upgrades" as a con for the Axe - there aren't as many because all of the upgrades you need for the Mini come as standard with the Axe.

I can't see any reason to get a Mini with the Axe out now.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:09 PM #10
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I don't think you can list "not as many upgrades" as a con for the Axe - there aren't as many because all of the upgrades you need for the Mini come as standard with the Axe.

I can't see any reason to get a Mini with the Axe out now.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:26 PM #11
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Ok guys,
I've been playing paintball for over 10 years! I have played numerous tournaments including world cup x2 2009 and 2011. I have the choice of using egos, dms, droids, thresholds, vikings and my mini.

Guess which marker I used in both world cups?

My stock invert mini with an upgraded barrel!!!

The question is...do you really need the upgrades to destroy people and make them quit??
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:28 PM #12
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Ok guys,
I've been playing paintball for over 10 years! I have played numerous tournaments including world cup x2 2009 and 2011. I have the choice of using egos, dms, droids, thresholds, vikings and my mini.

Guess which marker I used in both world cups?

My stock invert mini with an upgraded barrel!!!

The question is...do you really need the upgrades to destroy people and make them quit??
There you have it!
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There you have it!
Seems like all you care about is the mini. So why not go for it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:46 PM #14
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I've owned a Mini for a year and a half now... much earlier than when I started this thread. This was meant as a reference thread for other buyers because there have been countless threads in the Empire Mini forum arguing over this.
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I've owned a Mini for a year and a half now... much earlier than when I started this thread. This was meant as a reference thread for other buyers because there have been countless threads in the Empire Mini forum arguing over this.
The difference between and mini and an axe is just like the difference from all the other markers. There's no point in beating the dead horse. Why buy a csl when an ego 11 performs that same? It's all personal preference.
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The difference between and mini and an axe is just like the difference from all the other markers. There's no point in beating the dead horse. Why buy a csl when an ego 11 performs that same? It's all personal preference.
Yeah, I guess your right. Some people enjoy it though.
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axe is a large mini. which means its smoother, its more reliable too, and i think fully up'd, the axe will be much better then the mini. the axe is well worth the extra 100 some bucks if you have it.

but gen 3+ mini are really reliable, but if you play really aggressive speedball you may have like 1 or 2 small problems day
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I too would go for the Axe. Although I will admit I have never owned either. The Axe is a popular gun at my field. We demo them along with a few other guns. The feedback is positive. Players that have upgraded from the Mini to the Axe prefer the Axe. One of the refs playing with it said he prefered it to his EGO. I don't don't know about you, but it's also too small for me.
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Yeah, I guess you're (don't judge me ) right on some of those. However, there are new upgrades from Nummech that push the foregrip forward about 1 inch and it completely changes the feel of the gun. I have big hands and my Mini felt a little small, but now it's perfect.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:01 AM #20
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i hate the axe its heavy and can get in as tight with the axe its kicks worse then the mini. u take u 5 more sec to get to the bolt not much deff. the axe u can get in tight if u play snake ull love the axe over the gun if u like smoothnass
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i hate the axe its heavy and cant get in as tight with the axe its kicks worse then the mini. it take u 5 more sec to get to the bolt not much deff. the mini u can get in tight if u play snake you will love the mini over the axe if u like smoothnass

mini over axe anyday i have big hands
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