"Clearing Up An Illusion"
I've always been one of those people that like things
big, blocky, and without alot of glitz. Everthing from
my model tractors and trains, to my Chevy pickup and
When I saw the new Action Markers
"Klear Kit", with an acrylic 10 round feed tube, ball
gate, and re-designed pump handle for the Illusion, it
seemed a change of preference could be in order.
postman dropped a package at the door, and ran as
quickly as possible. He knew I would attack it like a
wild dog. The pump handle and feed tube w/clear CCI
feed-gate were well packaged, and absolutely
The new handle is longer, and with a lower,
more rounded profile than the stock offering. The new
acrylic goodness went on easily, and the differences
were noticed immediately. The new handle easily fits
even large paws such as mine. Tt has a ridge in
the front, allowing the player a nice spot to place a
finger or two.
The action is just as smooth as the
original, with no rubbing or catching to marr the
performance. During testing, I noticed that the new
handle design actually allowed me to shoot 1-2bps
FASTER! A very big plus when facing down a group of
I will issue this warning when installing
the new acrylic handle - DO NOT overtighten the 4
screws that mount the handle to the pump rails. Just
snug them slightly, and no more. If tightened to much,
the handle will crack in the inside. Oops! After
another 50rds of use, it still works fine. Phew!
clear ball tube and gate press right into the SC
elbow, and look beautiful. The horizontal tube will
hold 13 balls with no problems. Having the ball-gate
instead of a standard plug makes reloading under fire
far less strenuous. The new feed setup performed
flawlessly, with no missed shots. Tip, and the ball is
chambered. After some ooohs and aaahs from fellow
players, and plenty of bunker spray, the handle and
tube were almost completely covered in orange paint.
With some warm water, the acrylic parts cleaned
easily, and still looked as if they were made from
Even with only limited testing, I would say
that these fine offerings from Action Markers will not
only improve your game, but also up your standing in
the local field's "cool marker club".