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pm6825 Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months29 of 30 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
Flatline Barrel for back play
32 Degrees Whisper Barrel for forward play
Response Trigger
PMI Remote
Sniper FX Stock
Strengths: Very high ROF
Smooth trigger action
Barely any kick
Easy install
Weaknesses: Difficult to find the sweet spot
Blow through balls (expected)
Blow through air (expected)
Review: My stock A-5 was looking kinda boring since the field I was going to rented A5s out, so I wanted some advantages. I ran down to my local paintball shop and bought the response trigger for $65 on sale. The installation was a breeze, but since this was my first time installing anything on the A5 and I never field stripped it before, it took me over an hour because I really took my time (and watched TV while I did it). The average person could install this thing in under 45 min, and after doing it once, I bet I could do it in under 15 min. Instructions are very straightforward.

Basically the R/T is a small piston in the grip that uses your C02 to bounce the trigger back into the firing position after you shoot. It is difficult to find the proper setting for the highest ROF since you adjust it with a small screwdriver like you adjust your velocity. Some trial and error will get you set up in no time. If you have it set right, the R/T will never stop firing fully auto in the heat of a game. Some people have complained about this, but they just didnt have it set properly. Expect to fire 10-15 balls per second.

The recoil and the trigger-play feels very similar to an actual MP5. I wish I could compare it to an MP5K PDW (b/c the A5 looks so similar to it) but I've only fired the MP5A4. Very little recoil and deadly accurate when mated to the flatline barrel. Quick 4 or 5 round bursts have always landed within an inch of the first ball fired, so it is very consistent.

I did have the chance to compare the R/T with the E-Grip. My friend has the E-Grips installed on his A5 and I wanted to try it out before I bought the R/T. The E-Grips features are definitely cooler. And if you're a speedballer (why do u own an A5 for speedball? :P ) the E-Grip may be a better choice for you b/c of its turbo setting. But I'm more of a woodsball milsim player. I don't like batteries in my gun and I've heard lots of rumors about the E-Grip blowing bolts apart. The R/T is such a simple design, that it seems just as reliable as the A5 itself. ROF was pretty equal between the E-Grip and the R/T, but I'm yet to compare them side by side. The E-Grip made the trigger feel superlight, and kinda dinky. It didnt feel like MP5 at all. Felt more like a nerf gun or something (don't know what else to compare it to).
Conclusion: This is the best upgrade to add to A5 alongside the Flatline barrel. If you're thinking about it buying it, trust will put a smile on ur face and it will scare the bejeeezus out of noobs at the field.

I give it a 10 of 10 for its quality, reliable, performance, and ease of installation.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
pm6825 Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 | 10:14 pm PST
I dont understand what you mean. The A5 can fire up to 15 rds per second. No finger can fire 15 rds per second without the addition of a R/T or the E-Grip. I don't think you realize how fast that is. A real Heckler and Koch MP5 has a cyclic rate of 800 rounds per minute. Do the math, and thats 13.3 rds per second. So the R/T fires just as fast as the actual MP5.

If that doesn't prove my point, maybe you don't understand that the response trigger doesn't increase the amount of balls the gun can fire per second. It allows you to fire 12-15 bps. I guarantee you that no one can fire over 10 bps on a stock A5. So how is that a waste of money?

Tippmann ace Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 | 1:03 am PST
i find it hard to belive how long it took you to install this, i dont think that it would take most people 5 minutes to do lol

painthead280 Friday, January 13th, 2006 | 6:55 pm PST
My friend has a resonse trigger and i tried it out. It was pretty tough to find the sweet spot. Is there any way that you can get around trying to find the sweet spot? Could you possibly adjust the response trigger to go full auto at a full trigger pull?

aceofhearts Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 | 5:16 pm PST
hey i was wondering how quite the whisper barrel is on an a-5 i know its not built to be quite but how does it compare to guns with no whisper

Zach1219 Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 | 9:17 am PST
hey great review this really helped me out on what to buy for my a-5, i think that even tho the double trigger looks kinda HORRABLE for the a-5(since it is a bush ball gun) I think that the DOUBLE TRIGGER + R/T= MASS DISTRUCTION TO NOOBS

and ya i give ur review a 10 out of 10 no doubt

MuHkNy Saturday, September 2nd, 2006 | 9:13 pm PST
how could an e grip blowing bolts apart???????? where did you hear that?

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