Mike's design was ahead of the curve. Markers like Line SI, the TASO/AGS line, the WINTEC and their hundreds of offspring LAPCO and even Carter couldn't match CCI's superior design. CCI uses stainless steel inserts and two screw take down since its inception. Line SI, TASO, AGS, LAPCO and Carters all screwed directly into the aluminum. With the exception of the Carter, all of these guns use the inferior 4 screw take-down design. Phantom has always used a tapered-three hole valve tube, vastly superior to the 2-hole tubes of it's competitors. Carters were all hand fitted, and parts didn't exchange between guns. There's more, but the modularity and Mike's outstanding customer service seals the deal. CCI is a vastly superior product.
Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd, smiling...