Tippmann A-5 with SP 20" Tactical Barrel, Special Ops A5A2 stock, Opsgear UMP Gas-through mag, Lapco Offset sight rail, Armson Pro-Dot Max Duty gunsight, Special Ops Dagger Vest, Special Ops Digicam Maurauder Battle fatigues ,Orrange Howitzer Bolt, Tect-T Vortex Mod
No real functionality
So i felt like splurging on a mag at my paintball store/field to give my gun a more realistic look to it without sacrificing the sniper look i was going for or the ability to use the foregrip. The UMP mag satisfied all of these needs.
This mag looks great! sleek and deadly. the top of this mag is bigger, so it looks like a mag well. so it is very realistic!
Well there is not much to say, about it; this is a chunk of metal. It can take a beating and has a really nice finish. I have yet scratch mine as far as i can tell.
This is both a strength and a weakness. Because it is both easy and a pain in the @$$. it is not difficult, just one more thing i have to do if i should feel the need to take off the mag. When you want to install this, for me anyway, i had to take off my trigger assembly (pistol grip) to put this mag on. however, you can slide it on all the way, you must slide it on half-way and put your pistol grip on. again, yu can slide it on all the way. you must put it at an angle, with back end all the way in and the front end, must meet with the back of the magwell. then youslide the mag up along with the pistol grip. i no it is very hard to explain, but you will see what i mean if you choose to purchase this product. the point is, you cant remove your pistol grip or mag individualy, they must both come off. this is because the mag has an indent of sorts to accomodate the rounded end of the pistol grip (where you put the push pin in). this prevents the pistol grip from being removed while the mag is still on the gun. after that however, it is easy, with the two pushpins on the body of the a5 being removed and replaced with two screws, which securely mount the mag to you gun.
While i do not regreat my purchase, i still dont like how it cost me $85.95 CDN plus tax for a piece a metal. Albeit an incredibly cool piece of metal.
NOTE: this product offers not real form of functionality except for it to either be used as a forward grip, monopod or so you can use your stock (or in my case not stock) forward grip on your A5. for me however, i really wanted to be able to keep the forward grip option open so i could mount my Special Ops A5A2 foregrip and have a cool mag that would not sacrifice the sniper look. so for me, this mag was a godsend and was everything i wanted it to be. As for weight, it will add weight to you marker, but not enough that you should notice it.
Very cool mag for anyone who has the money to spend and wants to keep the front forgrip or have an SMG look.
NOTE: my review starts at a perfect 10 and then i deduct points or keep them depending on the strengths and weaknessed of the product.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 25th, 2007 at 7:30 am PST