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Old 11-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DocsMachine View Post
\But, a little fiddling and inventing later, they fitted it with electro guts and called it the Intimidator..
Curious how that worked out. They were already selling the BL Defiant, which was made by ICD, and basically a rebadged Bushmaster.

Who knows if BL simply ripped off the existing Defiant design, and shoved it into the Millenium bodies? Truth is, that kind of thing is pretty common in paintball.

A good example is the Palmer blazer. It had a very long development of 4 years. The reason was that Palmer was having Sterling UK do all the research, development, prototyping, testing, and eventual building. In exchange, Palmer was going to help Sterling UK develop an autococking kit for the stelring that that could sell as an upgrade kit.

Sterling UK dragged there feet very, very slowely. After years, and years, Palmer called them out, and the deal fell apart. He felt that he was getting screwed over. He demanded all the extrusions, and other parts back to have someone else do the work.

Truth was Sterling UK was using the blazer prototype design to make the Soveriegn. (The Sov was originally a completely different gun, but it never worked)

Paintball is a tough business sometimes.

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