Mechanical guns and specifically Autocockers are some of the most fun guns on the planet to shoot. I was mainly a 'Mag guy back in the day, but I often owned 'Cockers too. My first Evolution was back in 1995 I think and Belsales guns are easily my favorite Autocockers.
Group shot of both my black and my silver Evo X.
My black Evolution X.
My Predator Autococker too. Everyone knows, the best cockers were made by Belsales.
Right feed Evolution
And my newest Evolution X. I need a better picture of it.
Palmer's Typhoon - Glenn Palmer was the first person I met in the paintball industry who went out of his way to be cool to me. I met him at his booth at the Splat 1 Indoor and he had a great time talking trash about the teams, players and vendors. Years later I had the opportunity to visit his shop in NorCal and got to shoot the prototype Blazer years before they were sold.
My first paintball gun ever was a Phantom pump and I've always had a special place in my heart for pump guns. I moved to St Louis several years ago where Total Greif has been dominating the pump scene for something like 30 years. Having local people to play with and against got me back into pump.