Why did CCI win the Nelson wars?
I own a few phantoms, and I have been curious about vintage Nelson markers. Line SI, Lapco, Northwest, Carter, Apex, Tippmann, WGP, and even Nelson have good reputations, but only CCI has continually made a great nelson valve marker.
Why did CCI win (or survive) as the lone nelson marker? Everone is welcome to answer, but if you are old enough to remember nelsons as competition guns, please contribute to this thread!
Was it that:
CCI had other revenue streams that kept it going when nelsons lost popularity.
The Phantom had better modularity than other nelson markers.
Mike is a great guy, and great guys win.
The Phantom's aluminum construction was better than the various alloys and steel used in nelson markers.