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Old 09-26-2013, 05:12 PM #64
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:11 PM #65
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sorry if this was already posted, but does this mean we might see an empire branded pump that can magfeed FS rounds?
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:09 PM #66
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:54 PM #67
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everyone think its a great idea for KEE to acquire these companies, well if they buy all these companies. where are the small paintball companies at? WGP was their own company, JT was their own company, and BT use to be owned by Ben Tippmann. sooner or later this industry will be owned and operated by one company and it'll be a monopoly
Can't possibly happen. To my Knowledge the Federal government must approve all mergers/buyouts of other companies, and will not permit one company to buy out all of the others. Kinda like what happened with Standard oil in the early 1900s. Rockefeller had a monopoly on oil, and the government broke Standard oil up into smaller independent companies such as ExxonMobil and Chevron.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:02 PM #68
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Can't possibly happen. To my Knowledge the Federal government must approve all mergers/buyouts of other companies, and will not permit one company to buy out all of the others. Kinda like what happened with Standard oil in the early 1900s. Rockefeller had a monopoly on oil, and the government broke Standard oil up into smaller independent companies such as ExxonMobil and Chevron.
to go off that, none of the major sports have more than 3-5 brand names involved in them.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:07 PM #69
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It's best for everyone. You just have to make sure a company holds up their quality control. Most stuff I've seen from empire just has a little but of a cheap feel to it. But everything they make works well and is nice so I guess a cheap feel isn't everything. Anyways point is, it's ok for Kee to own all these companies... They could be with Valken and when they inevitably go under that whole company will be done forever, atleast you know Kee will keep it alive.
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I would rather have a spyder threaded barrel or 98 barrel than my cocker threaded barrel...takes soooooo long to unscrew. Lol
that was the nice thing about shockers threads, couple twists and its off.
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I don't know if this was posted yet or not but funny how this has worked out.


Rumor from August 2009 that Kee was buying Kingman.
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Today’s rumor of the day comes to us via View From the Deadbox. VFTD is reporting that KEE Action Sports Group is rumored to be buying the Kingman Group and the deal is said to close within the next 30 days. The Kingman Group is known for owning, manufacturing and distributing the new Kingman training pistols and the Spyder brand paintball markers.

Update 9/2/2009: Kingman officials have denied the rumor.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:54 AM #72
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That is true in the case of "giant" companies like the ones you mentioned. But as far as small business goes (and that's what paintball is) there are no restrictions and no one has to approve anything there. You can have a monopoly in paintball or golf, but not when it to gas or oil, things everyone must have to survive.

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That is true in the case of "giant" companies like the ones you mentioned. But as far as small business goes (and that's what paintball is) there are no restrictions and no one has to approve anything there. You can have a monopoly in paintball or golf, but not when it to gas or oil, things everyone must have to survive.
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The Federal govenrment is not concerned about a paintball monopoly. Paintball it not even close to being big enough or vital enough to be of any concern
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:28 AM #74
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:52 PM #75
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I for one am excited for this. Hopefully this will bring some more innovation into the paintball industry, a cocker threaded hammer 7 is a long shot but something I would buy.
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Can they unbuy PMI/EVIL now?
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:11 PM #77
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I think the word you are looking for is "SELL"
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:25 PM #78
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What's new... Empire buying everyone, I'm not upset I'm actually quite happy as I like empire products
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:47 AM #79
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I think the word you are looking for is "SELL"
No one would buy it, so the only option would be to unbuy it. Duh! go to school
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:25 PM #80
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i was hoping that with the new E-MR5 and 7 the company would make it. I would prefer to see them as an independent company
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:05 PM #81
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Why the **** would KEE buy that ****? Only thing I Could think of is that they will re brand all of their cheap **** as spyder and try to make JT a more respectable brand again.
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I remember my second marker. The Electra DX. Played with it one day and got rid of it. POS shook the screws loose within 4 games. It was so bad the marker would shoot like it was on full auto due to the sear not being able to re-engage the hammer.
Many here are right. Kingman has sunk......FAR. I remember when Kingman was still a great beginner company for players. But know Inoften forget that they even still exist. Maybe KEE can help them regain some of the respect they have lost.
My second gat was my beloved MR3. The darkhorse. Absolutely solid gun ... so long as you kept checking the screws every game. Should never have sold it ...

Also, what are you people talking about? Monopoly? No one cares about paintball except the hardcore 100k of us. And stop talking about a "monopoly" as if that is the ultimate evil. Monopolist industries sell at monopolist prices. Which attracts new entrants trying to get a piece of that pie. You can't buy them all out. The only way that a monopoly is a bad thing is if they get government fiat to operate soley. Aka: NFL, MLB, etc. It's an incredibly rare thing.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:15 PM #83
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Kee Announces Kingman Acquisition

Kee just announced that they have purchased Kingman Spyder. From their website:
"KEE Action Sports, LLC. acquires select assets of Kingman International including the enire line of Spyder markers.

Sewell, NJ, October 21, 2013, KEE Action Sports.
KEE Action Sports is excited to report that we have recently reached an agreement to purchase select assets of Kingman International including the entire Spyder line of markers.

For nearly 20 years, Spyder has been regarded as one of the most successful marker lines in the paintball industry, with 68 caliber styles such as the Fenix, Xtra, Victor, MR5, MRX and a full range of 50 caliber markers.

The addition of the Spyder product line to KEE Action Sports existing product offering will allow dealers an easier and more efficient way to order and stock the product. KEE Action Sports has 5 US and 3 international warehouses to ship from, allowing dealers to increase their profits by having shorter shipping times and cheaper freight cost and KEE’s commitment to MAP pricing protection on our entire branded products.

We hope that you see the added bonuses this acquisition brings to your business. KEE Action Sports continues to be committed to the long term success of the paintball industry and our dealers. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us."

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