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Old 10-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Such a thing does actually exist from 2006 but never made production. There was only one prototype of it ever made and it was really just the engraved Empire logo and a fancy anno job.
Here is the basis of my theory:

1. Kee has a habit of scopping up IPs left and right, and if they bought up the Angel/WDP IP; then they already have access to a workable poppet valved gun.

2. It looks too tall to be a spoolie. While I am not a huge fan of spoolies; I will admit the lower profile they possess is a plus.

3. It would not take much in the way of engineering to do away with the third tube/cavern on the angel body and bring out a stacked tube poppet gun.

On the other hand:

Kee did buy the Smart Parts IP. So that would give them free reign to produce a Luxe type gun and under-sell DLX. It would be a jerk move, but in this business money walks...
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Here is the basis of my theory:

1. Kee has a habit of scopping up IPs left and right, and if they bought up the Angel/WDP IP; then they already have access to a workable poppet valved gun.

2. It looks too tall to be a spoolie. While I am not a huge fan of spoolies; I will admit the lower profile they possess is a plus.

3. It would not take much in the way of engineering to do away with the third tube/cavern on the angel body and bring out a stacked tube poppet gun.

On the other hand:

Kee did buy the Smart Parts IP. So that would give them free reign to produce a Luxe type gun and under-sell DLX. It would be a jerk move, but in this business money walks...
Offering customers an equivalent (or better) product at a cheaper price is never a jerk move to me as a customer. To me, that's how companies win my business. Money should always walk in business matters--to the company that competes best for your money as a customer.

If Kee has created a Luxe equivalent that's cheaper, good on 'em. I'm not in the market for such a marker (I picked up an NXT recently, the poor man's Luxe), but I can see how some people would appreciate it.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Let me guess...it's in your basement?
I wish. And I tried. My boss snagged it first. I didn't have anything to do with that project so had no real claim on it anyway.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Such a thing does actually exist from 2006 but never made production. There was only one prototype of it ever made and it was really just the engraved Empire logo and a fancy anno job.
So was it a milled up G7 Angel?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Offering customers an equivalent (or better) product at a cheaper price is never a jerk move to me as a customer. To me, that's how companies win my business. Money should always walk in business matters--to the company that competes best for your money as a customer.

If Kee has created a Luxe equivalent that's cheaper, good on 'em. I'm not in the market for such a marker (I picked up an NXT recently, the poor man's Luxe), but I can see how some people would appreciate it.
I am certainly not saying that I would not LOVE a 'Cocker threaded Luxe with out the talking board. In fact as silly as it sounds one of the reasons I won't buy a Luxe is because of the barrel threading.

As for the "Jerk Move," I think I need to explain. DLX really does not sell the volume of guns that other companies do, and if Empire manages to release a comparable gun with better features (in my case do away with that reprobate talking board) and a more standard barrel threading, then the market will shift towards that, and well DLX will take a huge hit. But, then again it would be their own fault.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:47 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Cool another high end tourney gun.

Its sad when a $150 Spyder is more innovative than new "high ends."

Where's the creativity?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Cool another high end tourney gun.

Its sad when a $150 Spyder is more innovative than new "high ends."

Where's the creativity?
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This. I hate how every year how so many companies make similliar products. Last year it was pump guns and the etha, and now this year it's high-end stuff. Empire should've made something different like a mag-fed...
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Kee did buy the Smart Parts IP. So that would give them free reign to produce a Luxe type gun and under-sell DLX. It would be a jerk move, but in this business money walks...
Some would call that karma.

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Cool another high end tourney gun.

Its sad when a $150 Spyder is more innovative than new "high ends."

Where's the creativity?
Agreed. Though that's how it works. There will be no push to come up with something new until people start voting with their wallets. That is what drives what they bring to market.
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