J&J 13" ceramic barrel,
20 oz. pure energy tank,
anything, preferably higher quality paint like marbs...etc...
-the respect you get for having one.
-the adapter ruined my a-5
so i got my own barrel, the j&j ceramic. and my dad got the flatline, i asked him if i could try it out, and he let me borrow it for a game or two. i was very disappointed, i shot as far as i needed it to, but i could barely hit the broad side of a barn. i thought, ok, im just having a bad day, and tried to switch the barrels, but...oh wait...the adapter almost STRIPPED my a-5, and now all the paint on it is ruined and sometimes my barrel falls off. thanks flat line. and yes, i did take the 3 screws out, and tried to gently take it out. i don't like this barrel at all.
If you want to say you have a flat line, buy it. if you want a good fricken barrel, buy the j&j ceramic. (it costs $25 less and shoots way better)
It looks like you needed to visit the forums instead of posting a poor review. First you didn't fully test the Flatline. Obviously you weren't using it correctly if it was that inaccurate. Granted the accuracy is disminished somewhat with a Flatline, but it's not a huge difference from a standard barrel. Secondly, the paint stripping issue is a common deal that has happened to me talso. The last thing to do it to whine about it before reading and reliazing that it can be easily fixed. Simply repaint the receiver halves with model paint or anything like it, and you should have no further problems with the standard adapter.
After you have these issues resolved, I suggest that you edit the review to correctly state the perfomance of the Flatline. Right now it's totally unfair to barely test a sensitive product like the Flatline and then bash because you didn't test correctly.
I'm not seeing something here, are you saying that your barrel adapter is stripped, or that the receiver halves have been destroyed, preventing you from using any adapter? If your adapter is stripped, okay, that's a fairly unique problem I've never heard of before.
If your receiver halves are destroyed, then that truly does suck. Really, the thing to do here is to give Tippmann a call, and you may well get a new adapter for free. It's not unheard of for people to get free parts from Tippmann service when they actually call in. If your actual receiver halves are ruined, then we have a minor issue. Epoxy resins can be used to fill in any destroyed portions of the metal, but I can't fathom how the receiver halves have been ruined unless the Flatline was installed very poorly, or someone was using excessive force to remove the barrel adapter.