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Old 05-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would agree with trying as many different pump markers as you can before you make your first purchase.
Eventually you will settle on the action and setup you like most and fits your style of play.
I've seen this sport evolve from the pump only marker we had in '82 and now come back full circle with the renewed interest in pump again.
Why?
Playing pump is just so much fun.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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playing pump all these years even made me a better semi shooter. It teaches you that every ball you fire is important. Being one step ahead like stated, and also just being a general all around better player
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lets see you probably were using Bucks PGP, fun little markers can be had for around $90 if that's what you think you want to start with. I personally like something with a little more heft and I reach for a PMI-1 little longer little heavier all brass can be found for a bit more than a PGP. (both markers are out of production so you'll have to browse the BST section or ebay)

Then there is the fore mentioned Phantom: Nelson based, removable barrel, lots of options to make it your own, the Stock class bodies can be fitted with direct feeds, There are a few barrel kits for them (though the stock barrels are nice in their own rights).

Its all personal preference really.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just recently started pump myself, and I jumped in with a phantom. My skills are terrible, but it's so much fun. I was lucky enough to get the tube and a PBMafia pack with the Phantom. Besides a 10rd holder (mine straps to my thigh), you need a nice dump pouch.

I like a slightly bigger/heavier gun than a phantom (I used a mag previously), so I bought a Custom T-stock. It's changed the balance nicely. Sights are also nice, a fair amount of people use red-dot sights.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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your personal experience will help you more to know about this.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I wouldnt spend a ton of money on my first pump, but I would be afraid to pay either. Asking for the right pump is like asking for the right semi. There are so many choices, all of which have appeals.

I would go over to the "armory" and read all about the different pump markers. Ask yourself practical questions that reflect the style of play you will be using. Phantoms are popular because of their quality and the ability to change their appearances. You can buy a VSC phantom and convert it to hawain style for little money (maybe not little in this economy). Personally, I loved my Grey ghost, wish I wouldnt have sold it ,and the palmers markers I am using now have a special place in my heart (cockers are next!).

Ok, so i may be rambling a bit. I would advise a phantom because of the easy ability to change it and make it your own. Furthermore phantoms are readily availible used and usually include some interesting extras.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
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There are many interesting websites like wikipedia that can help you.
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