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Old 01-11-2008, 05:10 PM #1
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Exclamation John's guns: Inception, Twister, Ripper, Eclipse, Evolutions, Shocktech - Updates!

This is the workhorse. I use this gun almost every time I play airball.

Planet Eclipse CS2 custom anodized by Tyler Fare of Aesthetic Anodizing.





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 Inception guns are easily my favorite Autocockers.

Inception Predator Autococker #11 - This gun instantly became my go to paintball marker for any kind of scenario, woodsball, rec-ball or fun paintball event. It is everything Inception promised and so much more.




I believe this is the only factory Ripper Minicocker ever made. I was asking Simon online if he was going to make more Minicockers. When my Inception Ripper arrived, I found out to my genuine surprise that it was cut down to Minicocker length! I was stunned, but it was so cool I couldn't swap it for a full size.




Twister Autococker from Boston Paintball Supply




Chino's old Team Rage Evolution Autococker.




Another Team Rage Evolution. Half the team got right feeds in camo and half got black vert feeds this year. 1999 I think. Same year as the marker above. They originally got Shockers but had too many issues and traded up for Evolutions.





Right feed Evolution - I owned two of these at different times while in college, but I always sold them to pay for the next tournament. So when I started collecting mechanical guns again a decade ago, this was one of my first scores.

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Old 01-14-2008, 07:03 PM #2
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The last Mark 2 Autococker made - left feed - This was the final Mark 2 Autococker assembled and tuned by the legendary Mark Davis. Mark is also largely responsible for me playing professionally since he let me guest with his team and introduced me to Farside.




Eclipse Banzai Splashed Autococker - This is the final Eclipse Autococker. It was actually anodized and assembled long after even the electronic ones were all sold. It was kept at Eclipse for years as various employees claimed it but then never followed through building it. This is its original anodizing.


Originally a pump gun - http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n...almostdone.jpg
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Millennium Freeflow Autococker - No special story behind this one, just in great shape and made by one of the most legendary Autococker shops in the world. I have a Lockout jersey to go with it too.




RT #00001 - the first production RT ever made. I used to use this gun back in the late 90's and recently restored it to its original condition.






Black reverse Minimag with Splash kit




Black Phoenix X Valve Automag

I broke down and bought one of the Nummech frames. The CCM fittings were what finally put me over the edge. I didn't love the idea of two elbows, but those looked clean enough, I had to try.




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.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:11 PM #3
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Left feed alternate milling Evolution Autococker made for the Captain of the Predators - I believe this gun pre-dates the Predator Series of markers made later for the team. This one is cool not just because it was owned by the Captain Marcus Davis (check out how they spelled his name btw) but also because it isn't a typical Evolution. It still has the P-block (which the team guns did not) but the milling itself is different.







Danny Love's personal Stage 3 BBT tournament gun
A friend had been complaining that older, one of a kind custom guns from the old school masters aren't worth anything but mass produced Autocockers like Evolutions are going for insane prices and that hit home. So I bought an old custom Stage 3 Bad Boyz Toyz Autococker online and picked it up at the UWL. I thought I'd pick up an old BBT right feed Cocker that looked really cool - P-block, all polished black, wire detent with a twist lock bolt.

I took it and walked a couple hundred feet and Danny Love himself randomly asked to see it. I told him that I think it was one of his works from 20+ years ago at BBT. He looked at it for a second and said it wasn't just his work, it was one of his old personal tournament guns. Then he showed me half a dozen little things he remembered doing to the gun from the handmade bolt to the dot on the twist lock to the repurposed rock knob (because he couldn't do knurling) to the hand filed 3-way coupler. It really made my day to snag a piece of Aftershock history.



Back from the grave. Old Autococker used by Heavy D on Aftershock during their glory years in the late 90's. I saw this one in terrible shape and told the guy out of the blue if he ever sold, I was very interested. He came back at me like 6 months or a year later with a pretty high price, but I took it. I knew the potential.

Bud Orr helped me out with the rear block. A machinist friend checked it out for structural integrity. Renick and Danny Love helped me identify it. People on PbNation sold me used parts. BBT sold me new parts. Darryl Trent got me Heavy D's World 1998 Cup winning jersey. It's been a work in progress for months.







Shocktech Gen 3 SFL - used by pro team Fury.




Murdered out Shocktech Aftershock SFL.

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:45 AM #4
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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.


Empire Sniper with Inception Ripper body and Inception frame - this is a great go-to recball gun now that pump tournaments aren't really a thing anymore.




1997 Autococker converted into a Sniper pump - I won this Autococker back in 1997 in the woods with DV8, my last Amateur team, before I turned Pro the following year with Farside.



Empire Sniper



Empire Trracer



Worr Games Commando



Worr Games Sniper I



SplatMaster - This one is a side cocking Splatmaster. It can still cock from the back too.


This second Splatmaster has never been shot and was signed by Bob Gurnsey (the man who started paintball)
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:35 PM #5
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Here are a few of the electronic paintball guns I own. They have no soul, but they are waaay easier to shoot people with than a mech gun.

Planet Eclipse CSR - This is the gun I use by far the most. The hopper changes sometimes, but the gun and tank get used most weekends.



Axe 2.0




This is Chris Lasoya's personal original signature series prototype Intimidator. You can tell the difference by the back angled cuts. This gun is literally sharp and you can easily see why they changed it for production.

Chris played with this gun when he was on Miami Effect in the original NXL.





Lasoya Intimidator - I owned one in this color for years as we racked up the tournament wins on Evil Factory




Ironman Intimidator




Shocktech Intimidator - I always wanted one of these but Shocktech was our mortal enemy so I didn't get it until 15 years later.




Olive Splashed Vanquish - prototype



Prototype Axe One of the first Axes ever made and still works like a champ.



Team Strange Impulse



Shocktech Shocker




Dragon Timmy - originally built for Art from Rage



Empire DFender custom cerakote by Jeremy Downs at Downrange Designs.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:02 PM #6
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Near perfect Predator Autococker:




My original Predator Autococker being restored




Right feed splash Evolution Autococker




Right feed black Evolution Autococker




Splashed Evolution X.




Right feed Evolution X. You don't see too many of these.




Factory Evolution Minicocker




Silver Evolution X Autococker back when it was a pump


Then when it was returned to semi.



Purple Twister



Mini Twister

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Old 03-09-2010, 10:08 PM #7
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Convertible Ripper Sniper - currently being turned into a semi though.
This pic is from before it became a convertible.


And after:



Ultimately, the Ripper became an Autococker.




Build thread is here.


Tremor Series Autococker by Shocktech



My older Shocktech Autococker with odd alternate milling





Black Shocktech Autococker - SFL Gen 2 - this is the gun the 09 SFL's were modeled after.




Shocktech Gen 3 SFL




These are some older guns I haven't owned for a while:

Milled up EFT Evil Factory Pimp - 1 of 10 or so



Milled up EFT Evil Factory NXT Shocker - 1 of 1



Milled up EFT Evil Factory Minion - 1 of 1



Milled up red GZ Intimidator - used on ESPN



Olive and black milled up 2k5 Intimidator



Yellow to black fade milled up GZ Intimidator with dualies



Cheap Chinese knock off Autococker body



Orange Shocker with breakbeam eyes, WAS board and Evil LPR
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:08 PM #8
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My original Mark 1 Autococker from 1997. This is one of the guns I would love to find and get back.




Eclipse "Stripe" Autococker




Right feed splashed Evolution



My black Evolution X



Inception Designs Kryptonite Autococker with Eclipse frame

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Old 03-18-2010, 09:15 AM #9
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Planet Eclipse Autococker



Vert feed Mark 2 Autococker




Freeflow




Cold Fusion




Hybrid Autococker




CCM J2L (no laser engraving)



Red team Ironmen Matrix - I have since sold this gun.



My workhorse of an Ego 11 - I have since sold this gun.



Crazy Black Splash LV1




Schreiberized Automag RT - valve #0001 was returned to a stock body (see above) and this gun was sold off with a later valve.

Build thread is here: https://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3345817


Pump Mag
Don't ask me why. I don't know.




Inception Designs Ripper




Vertical Feed Pre-2k Evolution

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:44 PM #10
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John,
I think you were supposed to send me a few of those.

Nice collection, man. I'm a bit jealous.
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