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Old 07-03-2014, 04:59 PM #1
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Question Empire Autococker?

So it was my understanding when I got back into the game a couple months ago that the Autococker was dead, banned, gone forever. Due to lawsuits and copyright issues that made it impossible for anyone to ever make or market an autococker or autococker accessory again. And... today I discover that as recent as mid last year, Empire makes the Autococker and Sniper? What part of the story did I miss?
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:16 PM #2
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You missed the part where it's not impossible for anyone to ever make or market an autococker or autococker accessory again.

Yes, it exists and yes it's absolutely phenomenal.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:27 AM #3
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It was never impossible for people to make an Autococker or Autococker accessories.

WGP was owned by JT Sports and they chose not to make the Autococker. Some (but not all) other companies chose not to make autococker parts because the market was reduced and they didn't see the opportunity to make any money doing so.

When KEE bought up JT Sports some of us tat KEE/Empire saw the opportunity and potential to bring back and work with some of the classic designs that were owned by JT Sports. Initially that resulted in the E-Flex and the Empire Sniper, and then the Empire Resurrection.

Now the Cocker market is growing again and some of us (I since left KEE and started my own company) are finding we can do decent business making accessories and parts for Autocockers. Some of us have even more planned in the not so distant future for this iconic platform.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:38 AM #4
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:58 PM #6
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Well, I'm extremely glad to hear that Empire will be utilizing the design. You don't know how disheartened I was when I came back to the scene to learn that the Autococker was "Dead". I'm thankful I didn't do what I originally wanted to do and ebay my Autococker stuff piece by piece. After a few hours of tinkering, a few trips to the paintball and hardware store. I have a pretty awesome backup. I'm very excited to see what will be coming in the future.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:15 PM #7
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Some of us have even more planned in the not so distant future for this iconic platform.
I'm going to guess a frame with the DNA board built to work seamlessly with the Resurrection?
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