Originally Posted by PhillGuy
The Phenom is good but the TM-7 is better. With the difference get a APEX Barrel and blow you mind.
The TM-7 is nice, but I wouldn't say it's better. I've played with both. Sold my TM-7 and still have my Phenom.
Here's the big difference
The positives of the TM-7 is that it is lighter and is essentially a Mini with a clamshell around it. It's nice that it does come with an adjustable stock. Also it does come with a blade style trigger allowing you to walk the trigger out of the box.
Negatives. It has Mini Internals so it may be prone to have solenoid issues (especially in cold weather). Also the clamshell is a complete PITA when it comes time to break the marker down to properly clean it. Also it is an HPA marker only. Not a big deal at most fields, but could be an issue if you play outlaw. Also It's an electro and I see a lot of players run of the field when it start to rain a little because they are scared of frying their boards.
The positives of the Phenom is that it is aluminum construction so the it's very durable. It features electro and pneumatic firing so if your battery dies, you just flip the switch and keep on firing. Also it does feature cyclone feed so you don't have to worry about spending more money on a high end hopper to get a high ROF. It does feature a lot of customization and maintenance is unbelievably simple. You don't need any tools at all to disassemble the marker and i can have it completely taken apart in less than two minutes. Negatives is that it is a heavier marker for sure (again its made from aluminum, not plastic) and tends get larger and heavier as you customize. Tippmann did it right by allowing you to customize it, but you're going to pay high dollar for that customization. Also it only comes with a single trigger, so that's more money you're going to spend.
Ultimately, you have to buy what you like. But these are just my thoughts since I have owned and used both markers.