I wasn’t taking notes, so this is from memory of what I considered to be a fascinating conversation. Mike explained that the mechanism will require pumping, only to chamber the ball, which will make for a very smooth pump stroke. The cocking of the firing system will be done by a mechanism related to the Revolution, which from what I could find “on line” is a semi-auto, electric micro-motor rotating bolt.
He said that he is excited about the possibilities that the new marker will provide. It bringing together other ideas that he has wanted to incorporate into the marker, that he has been working on for quite a while. He said that the current Phantom will stay in production forever but the new marker would meet new areas of growing demand that the Pump Market is experiencing. I'd say his timing is pretty good!
That is some pretty exciting news!!!