A little hard to put on the feed elbow. Front grip wobbles.
First Impressions: When I arrived home my brother informed me that the mail order I had placed for the TM-7 had come in. He also mentioned though that something was wrong with the order. I thought ok fine I will check it out. I saw that 2 boxes had arrived. I picked though the first smaller box which contained a 12” barrel and an 18” barrel. Ok that seems ok, so I moved onto the larger box. It was about the size of a small suitcase. I bent and braced to lift the box. I gave a heave and almost fell on my back. Oh crap I thought. The box was so light that it felt empty. I quickly opened it up and found an amazingly well constructed box with the BT label inside. I opened the box and was amazed at the detail put into every aspect of packaging. I must admit that I have been a fan of Tippmann for a long time but the moment I opened this box my eyes were opened to a new woods ball company that may well have surpassed my old favourite. It turned out that the mix up was due to the 18” having the wrong threading.
Packaging and Related: Sounds odd but yes very impressive. The Box the gun comes in is made to look almost like an ammo case. Once it’s opened it contains foam cut to the shape of the gun just like a real gun carrying case has. The Manuel is 20 pages and is a large size with many useful pictures. The tools come in a small plastic case with dividers in it similar to a fishing box.
TM-7: The gun is very light and the Stock is easy to adjust. The feed neck is a bit tricky to get on. You have to slide the elbow onto the narrower section of rail on the front end of the gun and then slide the elbow down and back while pushing in a small button on the elbow which has a metal clamp to hold the elbow in place. TM-7 has symbols on the side of the gun to indicate firing mode. When the gun is in safety the led on the side is red and when the gun is on a firing mode the led is green. Very Light and compact. The firing modes are easy to adjust using the selector on the side.
I shot 4 hoppers of various paint types I had lying in pods around the house through the gun using both the stock barrel and a special ops 12” carbon fibre barrel and preferred the carbon barrel because it was lighter. The gun shot through a hopper faster than I could imagine on the 20bps setting. It was a breeze to fire and lots of fun. I would say that this gun seems very similar to the SP8 except for ease of selecting fire modes and the huge weight difference.
It was a breeze to fire and lots of fun. I would say that this gun seems very similar to the SP8 except for ease of selecting fire modes and the huge weight difference. I rate this gun a 10 because I have not found any issues that would take the rating down. Once I play a game with the gun and see how it functions in the heat of battle, and if the performance is not what I expected I will edit the review.