Tippmann Custom Pro E – Palmer Stabilizer, 14inch Lapco Bigshot, Dye Sticky 3 Grips, and Rocket Cock, 20oz co2 tank w/ Smart Parts on/off valve and anti-siphon tube, and Q-loader / Cyclone Feeding System
Refer to my upgrades in Marker Setup # 2
Durable, Inexpensive, Firing Modes, Customer Service, It’s a Tippmann.
Not designed to be super light .... its designed to be super rugged !
Marker Setup :
2 different ways
Setup # 1 : Tippmann Custom Pro E – Stock, 20oz co2 tank and VL200
Setup # 2 : Tippmann Custom Pro E – Palmer Stabilizer, 14inch Lapco Bigshot, Dye Sticky 3 Grips, and Rocket Cock 2, 20oz co2 tank and Q-loader / Cyclone Feeding System
First off, this gun is made buy Tippmann, a company that has been around a long time, knows what they are doing, and believes in their product, that’s why they have such great customer service.
When I got my Custom Pro E I went right out and tested it. The packaging was pretty cool but lacked a little in holding everything in place. You get with the gun all the hex keys you need, the screwdriver to change firing modes, a pretty cool Tippmann barrel sleeve cover, and some Tippmann gun oil. I was very excited about this gun; I had a Model 98, and still love it to this day.
So I fired it off stock, and it fired it great, it was on Response mode and just kicked ass. There was almost no kick back and it was very accurate and fast.
Later I put on all my upgrades (setup #2) and with the Bigshot (which I highly recommended) which made it more accurate. I also noticed that the Custom Pro E is almost silent compared to my Model 98.
Sticky 3 grips don’t fit perfectly on this gun because the solenoid of the E-Grip sticks out a little bit from the handle, but they still have no problem going on or staying on. The grip you get stock with the gun has little cut out section for the solenoid so that it sits flat to the frame.
I have always been against ultra light trigger pull, I loved the hard pull of my Model 98, so when I got this, I was a little weary of the pull and a double trigger, I never felt a need for 2 fingers (because I’m a little old school). The trigger is such that you can comfortably fit your middle finger under the trigger guard to make it able to just fire with your index which I LOVE. I was delighted to find out that the trigger pull is perfect, not to heavy, not to light, but just right, goldilocks would be pleased.
The speed is perfect as well, the gun is caped at 15 bps which I believe is perfect, because anything over that is just a waist of paint, its impossible to dodge a paintball in a 15th of a second anyway, and if you cant hit anyone at that speed, you shouldn’t be playing.
11/16/06 UPDATE - Tippmann HIGHLY recommends that you use Hoppes gun oil, which is available at most gun shops, and even in Wal-Mart.
Tippman has the cyclone feeding system (which is on the A-5) as a kit upgrade for the Custom Pro, if you have the money, I recommend it, it works great. (pictures of it are in the photo gallery)
Hope you enjoyed my review, and possibly learned something from it.
Any questions, please PM me and I will get back to you.
This gun is perfect for woodsball, great for speedball, best for paintball beginners and advanced. It's fun, fast, durable, easy to clean, accurate, affordable, and simply put .... AWESOME.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 at 8:57 pm PST
Actually, the only thing that would be needed for serious speedball playing is a custom trigger job and a dremel. I say this because when I tested it, the trigger pull was heavy (well, I have an EVO so, just about every low end gun trigger is heavy). I found it similar to a stock impulse trigger. So a light trigger spring and removing or lessening the bump in the middle and you'd be rippin faster than any tippy owner ever dreamed of.
DISCLAIMER: I have an old 98 and still use it frequently, so I have experience with tippmann, good guns, too.
I put the electronic trigger frame on my A5 and wasn't happy with the trigger pull. I purchased a Rufus Dawg trigger and teamed that up with a light trigger spring from a pen ( I cut it to fit ) and it totally transformed the gun. My nephew has an Eblade cocker set up to rip and when he shot my Tippy the only words out of his mouth were "now your gun is faster than mine".
Ummm.... 15 balls per second doesn't mean that the paintball will reach you in a 15th of a second. Velocity and distance determine that. I mean think about it. (The Following is Hypothetical) An Angel and Tippmann both shoot at 300 fps. The Angel is shooting at 30 bps and the Tippmann at 15. If they shoot at the same time the balls will reach the target at the same time with the exception that there will be 30 on the Angel target and 15 on the Tippmann target after one second. But it is definatley possible to dodge paintballs.
i did the pen spring thingy on my 98c because i wanted to try it and its very light pull.but the pull is still long. but its a mechanical and i usually shoot a 5 bps 3 shot burst at my opponents because i have flatline and LP and they work very well together