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Ziie Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested64 of 67 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tac-8
Marker Setup: Right out of the box TPX
Recommended
Upgrades:
Hammerhead Barrel
Strengths: Extremely Light
Easy to hold
Dead Accurate
Easy to reload both Mags and 12grams
Weaknesses: Needs good paint (if you call that a weakness)
kinda loud
Review: -First a side story-
While playing paintball at my local field, my SP-8 stopped working during a game. I called up at the pro-shop and asked if they would take a look at it. Turns out the board was fried but the owner asked if i wanted to play for the rest of the day. He pulled out the TPX and said "we just got this in yesterday and we need someone to field test it.. you want to?" Needless to say, i said yes.

So, for the rest of the day i main'd the TPX with only two mags but i couldnt have been happier. The pistol is extremely well made and dead accurate. I had a blast using it in both 'city ball' and woods ball.

Strengths

The main thing i was worried about with the TPX was how accurate was it going to be. I was impressed. The first mag I put in it didnt have the greatest of paint in it but the first three shots were right on top of each other. However, you need good paint to put in it to keep it consistent. If you have good paint, where ever you aim, the paint is going straight there.

The magazines are easy to load and release from the marker. When you push the mag release, the magazine pops out just like the Tac-8 and your ready to pop another one in. Nice and Quick. The magazine itself doesnt feel flimsy or could break easy. They're not as solid as the pistol, but i had no worries that they were going to break if i dropped them.

You can get about 25-30 shots off one 12gram Co2, depending on the velocity. I was having no problems putting three mags through before changing the Co2. Changing the Co2 isnt hard or time consuming at all. The 1/4 screw is easy to do, just push down on the cap and twist and it pops off and then you pull the 12gram out, pop another one in, put the cap back on and ready to go. The first trigger pull punctures the Co2 (which you can actually kinda feel it do) and the next pull you sending paint down the field. Beautiful system. Quick and Easy to do.

One of the cool features of this gun that i used a lot more than i thought i would was the little "ammo windows". There are three on the side and one on top. I used the top one most often because i only fire one ball at a time usually. It was just really helpful just to look down and see a ball in the chamber.

The pistol itself is a well made and solid peace of engineering. I was impressed with it. From just holding it to using it in the field it felt and performed great. After the first game i felt like i knew the gun back and forth and have been playing with it for months. I was automatically popping on the safety after the game was over, loading the mags, and putting new 12grams in. Just a well made gun overall.

The case is nice too. Just like the Tac-8's, it is a hard plastic black case with padding in it. Basic maintenance tools, extra mag, and instruction booklet.


Weaknesses

If you want nice consistently accurate shots, you need good paint in this marker. The first magazine had decent paint in it but was 'winging' paint every other shot. The second magazine had a lot better paint in it and all 8 shots were right on top of each other. This may or may not be a weakness but you need good paint.

The pistol is a LOT louder than i expected. Its not much louder than a Tac-8 but you can easily tell the difference. Im not for sure if the hammerhead barrel will make any difference, but when i get mine, ill come edit this and give you an update.

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To finish up my story. At the end of the day, I brought it back and and pre-ordered one with 4 extra mags and the hammerhead barrel.
Conclusion: This is a Great paintball pistol. All my worries about this marker have vanished and cant wait to get mine when the pro-shop gets them in. If you want a great pistol to main or have a really good side arm. The TPX is for you. Its extremely well crafted and dead accurate pistol.

Im giving it a 9(.3) because no marker is perfect so i wont give it a 10 but its close. I knocked off a tad bit because of how loud it was. Everything else about this marker is solid. From how accurate it is to how well it was crafted. I am extremely impressed with this marker and it has surpassed my expectations. If you are wanting a pistol, the TPX is one of the top paintball pistols out (or coming out) right now. You wont be disappointed.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
wolftune Monday, April 20th, 2009 | 9:37 pm PST
Thank you for writing the review so quickly. I know a bunch of folks are curious to see if this pistol will live up to the hype. Sounds like, for you at least, it has. Makes me want to order one...
   

Frunkasduck2112 Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 | 3:38 pm PST
I was curious to see what ppl have to say about it, from this review it sounds like a nice little unit. might have to check one out sometime here. thanks
   

sledgehammer Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 | 3:53 pm PST
i dont see much use in pistols, but truth be told ive been eyeballn the tpx since bfore its realese date, i liked it then, probly one of the best lookin 68cal pistols out there yet, in my view. think i will grab one, that or the new kingman eraser pistols
   

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