Figured I'd make one of these. I've owned a ton of guns and the ones below will more than likely stick around (most of them have been around for quite a while already). So here's why I like each of them....
JT Impulse (pictured with Lurker barrel)--bought brand new (when MSRP was around $700) and it instantly became my primary marker and one of my favorite stacked tube poppets of all time. It's extremely light, ergonomically comfortable, and has proven to be rock solid reliable. It's efficient, the smoothest poppet I've ever shot (tied with LV1), and just flat out balls. It's not worth selling even if I wanted to and there's really nothing I don't like about it.
MacDev Cyborg 6--I just picked this up and am the second owner. Prior to me, it never saw the field so I can just about say that I purchased it new (for nearly half off MSRP I might add). After playing with it, it's the nicest feeling marker I've ever used. It's not an ultra lightweight like the Impulse (weighs about 4-5oz more) but the feel and balance is spot on. It shoots nice, is extremely simple, and should prove to be quite reliable. This will be my new primary marker until it gives me a reason not to. I've been a big MD supporter for over a decade now so I'm very familiar with these markers and I'm glad to have another one. This is certainly a huge jump from the previous Cyborgs and if you have a chance to try one out, I recommend doing so.
Empire Resurrection Autococker (pictured with Lurker barrel)--I purchased this brand new and find it difficult not to use. I started building cockers about 15 years ago and have probably built around a dozen. Even compared to the high dollar cockers I've built in the past, this one takes the cake. It's lighter and has a more comfortable frame than should ever be allowed on such an antiquated design. The trigger is fantastic, the pneumatics and internals are quality and when paired with a 68 SL and lightweight agitator hopper (Revvy or Pinokio), I can't imagine a better mechanical marker. This always comes with me to the field.
Angel A1 Fly--another gem that I purchased brand new. I can't help myself but to keep this one packed in its case most of the time...but sometimes it has to come out and get some use (has about 3 cases through it) . It's never chopped a ball and has never had one single issue. I know these markers inside and love the overall design....next to the Cyborg 6, this is probably my favorite marker in terms of feel. It balances perfectly and is extremely comfortable to hold. The frame was ahead of its time IMO. I've got one of the barrel backs drilled for Freak inserts and store the marker, barrel and inserts, tool kit, and Angel barrel bag (gotta have that
) in the Fly/SB case. The marker is equipped with a Booster 2 bolt, STR ram, Mojo board and SB grips. I've got tons of A1-gen parts so this thing will go forever if it doesn't get retired first. This thing is buttery smooth, has a unique sound, is extremely efficient, and is now rare and unique. Easily one of my all time favorite markers.
Empire Axe (pictured with Lurker barrel)--another one I purchased new. Unlike most, I really like how these markers feel in the hands. They're smooth, quiet, easy to disassemble, and above all reliable. I'm running the stock bolt and poppet with some minor oring work and she runs wonderfully. Whenever a friend that doesn't have gear plays with me, this is the loaner, paired with a 45/4500 and 12v Revvy. It never chops, never has any issues, and I can trust it in the hands of an inexperienced person. It also happens to shoot nicer than anything else I own, regardless of how much I'd like to justify the added expenses above and below.
Bob Long OLED G6R (pictured with Lurker barrel)--I love these markers. I've purchased and sold 3 of them prior to this one and I always regret it. I'll be keeping this one because it's mint, was hardly used before getting to me, and is all flat black (clearly my favorite). The design is reliable and extremely efficient while also maintaining a very smooth, quiet shot, all wrapped into a light, comfortable package. This could very easily be my primary marker.
Infinity Legend--one of my all-time favorites. Dead simple, rock solid reliable, and it shoots above its pay grade. This is one of my favorite markers from the 06/07 era, next to Cyborgs and the Quest. They actually feel better than both of those and aside from the blocky frame that could use an extra 1/2" in length, the feel is outstanding. With a Rhino spring, the shot is quite nice. I actually have two of these, with the "spare" not pictured.