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Old 01-02-2020, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Where to start with pump

New to pump been playing speed ball.

Moved to the west coast recently and there's a lot of pump going.

So I've tried a few out a T2 which I liked but they are hard to find and the one I did find wasn't working properly.

So There's a million cocker conversions it seems.

I'm looking at all I guess or should I start off cheap like the empire sniper on sale at ANS

Should I go with a cocker conversion always wanted a freeflow, orracle or karni

Reliability and good estimated values on what I should be looking for?

Pretty much a quick rundown on what to look for what to avoid, what to ask about. I don't want to start of a mini and have to upgrade all the way up to a cs2 of the pump world

whats the equivalent to a XLS, DSR, CS1, 160R in the pump world?
Something that I don't really have to mess with good throughout most levels of play but can add to it if I want. The only way I know to compare... All responses appreciated. I'm tired of bothering the few guys local that play.

I'm sure someone is going to say do a search... It's my second post on this forum I've always used PBN and facebook this one is new to me...

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Old 01-02-2020, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Reliability isn't a huge concern in pumps because they are all so dang simple. As long as you are buying a decent brand it's pretty much a wash

Are you looking for open class? Kind of sounds that way

I'd recommend going with a empire sniper until you get your feet under you. They are solid mid range pumps with tons of aftermarket parts out there should you want them.

If you don't end up liking pump you won't be out too much money that way

Also, where are you at? There are a few others of us on the west coast as well

I'm Portland area
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ou looking for open class? Kind of sounds that way

I'd recommend going with a empire sniper until you get your feet under you. They are solid mid range pumps with tons of aftermarket parts out there should you want them.

If you don't end up liking pump you won't be out too much money that way
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Also phantom are versatile and ready to play. you can get a spare body and feed and you get an entirely new setup without having to buy a second gun.

If you get them used, you will probably be able to sell them for what you paid for in 6 month if you found out Pump is not your thing ... but they will keep you pumping for a while if you like them.

Personally i love Sheridan (older and heavier) but there is no auto trigger and not much "modularity" without getting another gun out.
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You are quite lucky to be in the LA area, it is the Pump Mecca. I travel semi regularly from central coast to experience the pump scene down there. I’d recommend going with a autococker based pump platform. Tons of cheap parts and you could upgrade slowly or decide to get a higher end pump marker from there...welcome to the best style of paintball.
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you know the answer to that lol I'll see you tomorrow with the T2
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Or wait till a decent one pops up in the bst, theres $100 to $150 pumps that pop up all the time, I just bought that orange half blocked trilogy in the bst for $135 with barrel, asa, and reg, it's no ccm pump but iv never even shot a ccm pump so it doesnt bother me a bit, a pump gun is a pump gun to me as long as it goes click clack bang clack clack bang
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well my worry with cockers is I don't know what pump kits are good or how do identify them. I have been able to test a T2 only touched a few built cockers. However How do I tell what's going to be smooth / decent. Still learning which is why I posted here for advice. I was advised to stay away from trilogy unless it is low like you just mentioned with a good pump kit but still trying to figure out what that is and how to identify I've heard CCM and ID..
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Oh boy here he goes down the rabbit hole lol, you asked about parts wells theres tons of parts for them just depends on what your looking for and want to spend, CCM and ID are just top of the list, the biggest thing with pump is getting used to actually playing it
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