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Party of A-5 Thursday, June 10th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month10 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Tested a Spyder Pilot, Tippmann 98 Custom
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 with stock parts as of now
Recommended
Upgrades:
New Barrel, R/T (or E-grip, anything to up the rof), remote
Strengths: Durability
Design
Cyclone Feed System
Field Strip Capability
Upgradeability
Weaknesses: Price
Weight
Review: The Tippmann A5 brings you the latest and greatest in paintball technology. First of all, allow me to discuss the pros and cons of the marker.

Pros:

Durability: Everybody knows that Tippmann Pneumatics make the most durable paintball markers available on the market today. It is no joke that you could literally bang it on a rock and still expect it to function normally. Tippmann has the reputation for making markers that are virtually indestructible.

Design: When you see a Tippmann paintball gun, you know that you're not holding any other piece of equipment. You know it is a Tippmann; it is authentic. With the A5, the marker closely resembles the H&K MP5-K.

Cyclone Feed System: this almight ball loading system feeds balls at a rate of 15 balls a second. And, like they say on the ads, with the previous Tippmann model, balls were being shot at a faster rate than they were being loaded. However, to reach speeds like 15 bps, you must get a r/t, or egrip (basically anything to upgrade the rof).

Field Strip Capability: being the mild paintballer that I am, sadly I have never field stripped this marker. I will eventually get around to it, when I literally have a minute to spare. That is all it takes is a minute to strip everything and put it back together.

Upgradeability: like it's predessor, the 98 custom, the a5 is also upgradeable. With so many things to choose from ( wide selection of barrels, drop forwards, sight rails, stocks, kits) and not to mention performance enhancers (response trigger, e-grip, bta, flatline, comp air, etc.) this marker can grow with you as a player.

Cons:

Price: yes it is expensive for just a blowback gun. I bought mine for $250.00 at a local paintball store. Although it is a little pricey, it is much better than beating yourself up for buying a piece of crap. Basically, in the long run, you will be glad you went the extra mile.

Weight: this marker is one heavy mofo. It weighs in at like 3 1/2 pounds without the tank. Many people do not have a problem with this, and I, for one, do not either. It is just a little bit heavier than I would like it to be.

Conclusion: I highly recommend this gun to anybody who wants to upgrade into a better gun or even start paintballing. This can be a beginner gun or an advanced gun, it just depends on the level you want to take it to. It can do anything you want, just put in some time, money, and effort, and you will have one kickass gun. You guys are just jealous that you spent so much money on a hobby and you regret it.
Oh, and by the way, this marker is not that much worse than an Angel, Autococker, etc.
They are way overrated, and I could care less of what you high end semi owners think. Don't leave stupid comments saying that I am stupid for thinking that. Us A5 owners could care less of what you guys say.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, June 10th, 2004 at 12:13 am PST
 

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