Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:48 PM
I have an AXE , my son has a ETEK 3AM. My AXE has a lot of upgrades, his ETEK is stock except for a Shaft 3 .681 (underbore) barrel back ....While I prefer my AXE, the AXE has a few more features than a Mini (better trigger, flip ASA, larger air chamber, etc) , also we have to consider the size and how well it fits your hands - That said, I am going with the ETEK 3. Shots great, efficient, way better trigger (especially the AM), better size for most and easier to maintain.
Quality equal, now we also have to consider personal preference and the idea of having something personalized for you...So which ones better - depends for whom.
My Rigs: Dust Black Empire AXE, Nano Feed-neck, Red Critical Axiom Trigger, BOSS V2 Bolt, 14"Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Dye Rotor Hopper, Critical 45/4500 & 68/4500 Carbon Fiber Tanks with Ninja Regulators. Dust Black CCM T2, 10” Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Sport Shot 100 Round Hopper, Ninja 13/3000 Tank. Dust Back Sanchez Machine SM-1, CP Shorty Gen 3 Regulator, CP Drop and On/Off, Empire Star Wars Grips, 12” Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Sport Shot 100 Round Hopper, Ninja 13/3000 Tank.[/size]