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slasherdan Sunday, March 18th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Anything Tippmann .. Nothing else is Bullpup.
Marker Setup: B-5:
- A-5 with polished Internals
- Custom LPK
- Female Palmer Stabilizer with Custom Swivel Kit
- APE Ramage Board
- J&J Edge Kit
- Stock hopper, X-7 Hopper, Tac Cap
Strengths: Read the review ..
Weaknesses: 1. The price (but read below)
Review: I've been watching and waiting for this kit to be released for a long time. I've met the owners a few times while they worked the kinks out of the design and gave them my feedback on their "current design of the moment". The final product is nothing but remarkable.

You need to read the instructions before setting it up. If for nothing else than to curb you're eagerness to get it completed. Assemble IS easy enough but if you rush through it you might miss something. The Directions and plenty of technical support can be found on their website.

After putting it together I found that it worked flawless .... I didn't even had to tamper with the APE board.

The wieght distribution put all the weight of the marker in the rear. It makes it easy to handle and shoulder. I was able to acquire I target faster. The profile of the gun is more compact and SHORTER that all markers out there.

I got to play with it this past weekend and I had no problems with the marker. Granted I was cleaning a LOT of paint out my barrel but that's because the field was using BAD paint. Thankfully I have a Lapco adapter for 98 to A-5 on it ... removing and cleaning the barrel was super easy.

There were plenty of times where I was out numbered and I was able to switch targets to lay down cover fire to either fir suppression or multiple eliminations.

It's priced at $350, and it is a hit. But when I added up the cost of modding my stock A-5 to anything else I ended up spending less on the B-5 than through anything on Spec Ops or Ops Gear.

Some of my friends initially told me that I could mil-sim for less through E-Bay, but my time to convert on my own is non-existant. Plus seeing how I didn't throw to much into my A-5 I think I got the most BANG for my buck.

These guys include everything you need. And if you don't already have a E-frame you don't have to worry about getting the e-frame shear. The kit comes with it. Great marker, great support, and great set up.
Conclusion: I'm sure I'm missing some points here cause I'm having a belated St. Patricks day. But this thing is Awesome. You will not be disappointed. I know one other B-5 owner personally and met another one this past weekend. We swap stories and ideas and everyone that asked to hold it were impressed with the final product. If you have a stock A-5 and looking to do something different then consider this first.

If you already have a modded A-5 then ask someone who has the B-5 kit if you can handle it so you can make the decision to take the dive or not.

And to be totally honest, some apparent flaws in concept or design that I thought existed just didn't when I finally got into the game.

This was designed by guys that PLAY paintball and took down notes when they listened to what we liked and didn't like. I have to give a hand to Identity Crisis Paintball for a job well done and hope we see more products like this in the future.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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