Question by Bear Jew: What is the best and most affordable pump paintball marker?
I am looking for a pump paintball marker but I need a affordable, durable, and good one any help?
Answer by nerdcore
Well, none of them are exactly affordable. The cheapest would be used ones, like any pump made by Sheridan, Kingman Hammers if you can find them, PMI Mavericks. Autocockers are pretty popular as pumps, as they can be converted from a semi to a pump just by switching their front block with a pump handle assembly (like a 2-in-1 gun). All except the Autocockers can be found for less than a $ 100, while Autococker prices vary, depending on the make & model.
But for new ones, Azodin has the cheapest, the Kaos pump for $ 150. It’s not the best but it’s got some good reviews. Worth the price, definitely.
The next up are CCI Phantoms, which start in the $ 200 range. Base models are actually stock class, which means there’s a small tube on top that only holds about 10 paintballs, and the gun uses co2 cartridges. But they can be converted to use hoppers & normal tanks, just need to purchase those parts when ordering.
Check-It Products is releasing their line of pumps soon for $ 350, although that means there aren’t any reviews for it yet.
Then there’s the high ends, like $ 500+. CCM, Sanchez Machine, etc. Perfect pumps but definitely leave your wallet hurting.
Many pumps, especially the $ 350 & up ones, are majorly based off the Autococker design.
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