This one has worked well enough that I've never used anything else and don't plan to.
Tippmann Pro/Carbine with 14' J&J Ceramic Barrel and modified trigger spring
-It all adds up to a nimble, superbly accurate, and durable marker
Get medium-large bore paintballs. The most accurate paint I've used in this barrel have been Evil Midevil and PMI Premium.
-Inside of barrel isTeflon coated
Over 6 months of strenuous service, and no problems at all
It was a soggy afternoon in one of the hayfields on my farm. We had seven guys over for a little weekend fun of military style capture the flag. After 5 or 6 short games, I had racked up over 10 kills (the most of any guy there) , distanced between 10-30 yards. My weapon: A Tippmann Pro/Carbine with a 14'' J&J Ceramic Barrel. I toted it swiftly and with ease as I zoomed around haybales, popping shots from all angles. I fell in the mud, got cow crap in the gun and the barrel. I banged the barrel on the ground and trees. I don't know if the barrel broke any balls: the teflon interior makes it self-cleaning. I never know when a paintball breaks, and it never afffects preformance.
Well, as the game wound down, I realized something: Despite my high kill score, my little brother had killed me twice from short range and bragged about it in my face. So, I decided that in the last game of the day, I would get him back.
I got my chance: Halfway through the last game, he and I started exchanging shots at about 40 yards apart. My brother fired qucik shots from his formidable Tippman 98Custom. But none of them hit me as I ducked down quickly and heard them zip by. Then, I would rise up, settle my sights on his head, and pop off two or three shots. I watched as the paintballs hit in a group about half a foot low. I settled my self on a large haybale and when my bother popped up again, I put the sights on top of his head and fired a single shot. I watched with joy as the blue paintball splattered between his eyes, covering his goggles.
In over 3 hours of faced paced play, I used up less than 1,000 paintballs. My brother, with a similar gun, but different barrel used up over 2,000 paintballs. My kill score was a tad higher. So, you could even say the barrel is economical. You use up less paint!
In essence, the preformance of the J&J Ceramic Barrel speaks for itself. It can endure mud, hay, being dropped on the ground and still prefrom beautiful 40-yard headshots. That's good enough for me.
-A few people have complained about the barrel coming loose. Well, mine did at first. But, I have a Tippmann Pro/Carbine and it comes with a little clamp under the forearm grip that tightens around the barrel, making it impossible for it to come loose. I can't say that all markers have this feature, but I would expect any decent one would. So if it comes loose, check your marker to see if it has something to tighten around the barrel.
The J&J Caramic is an excellent barrel. Don't worry about it being ceramic. I play woodball and put it through all sorts of rough treatment. It has never failed me. As long as you don't whack it on concrete or scratch up the inside, it should work like a charm.
-Self cleaning, smooth, accurate, quite, light, and paint economical. What more can you ask for?
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 6th, 2005 at 9:41 am PST