Originally Posted by BurningPlaydoh
The Hammer would be a huge downgrade unless you REALLY want magfed and first strike capabilities too. The Empire Sniper is nice and good to go out of the box but IMO an even better option would be to pick up a used pump with a CCM pump kit and CCM internals from the BST.
The hammer 7 is not an huge downgrade from a trilogy. They are basically on par imo. The only advantage with a trilogy is that you get the ability to upgrade a couple of useful parts. To me the trilogy, hammer 7, trracer are all on par with each other.
But between the two if your not a magfed nut the empire is a much better marker, but it also costs much more. Only get a hammer 7 for magfed and first strike capability. Though to some people including me $130 for a magfed pump is friggin awesome.
The next logical upgrade cheap wise is a nice sniper or azodin kp (excluding stock class options), then it would be a Empire sniper or ccm depending on how much money you are willing to spend. So if you bought the sniper you are pretty close to having the better end of pumps. Instead of the low/cheap end of pumps where you are at now (no offense). There is nothing wrong with the trilly but compared to other things it is seriously lacking quality, granted its incredibly hard to beat the price of a trilly. I actually still have mine lol.