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tippmannn a5 e grip, apex barrel, progressive barrel, jcs duel trigger, generic squishy paddles, polished internals, qeph, ratchet mod
e grip, squishy paddles, apex barrel
Good customer service
Requires many mods to be good
Lots of recoil
Chops balls a lot
Don't get me wrong; the a5 is a solid gun. I just don't think it is near compitent with the other markers out there that are around the same price. it costs a LOT to make it compitent with other speedball guns and even then it is not very good. It is very heavy and big compared to others. For a beginner this gun is fine. it has a built in cyclone so there is no shake-and-shoot and it can feed 17 bps from the start. It is also a good mil-sim gun if you want to make your gun look cool. The flatline used to be the sole reason someone would buy one of these over another gun, but now that BT has come up with the apex for many guns, I don't think there is really any reason to have a tippmann. I made the mistake of buying one and i was happy with it for a while but i kind of grew out of it. One thing i can say though is that it is kind of fun to do home made mods on it..
its an ok beginner gun, but there's much better guns for the price. now that BT is out with a flatline type barrel (the apex) for almost all guns, there is really no point in having one except for mil-sim.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm PST
Dispute: There is very minor amount of recoil. If you have a muscle condition it may feel like a lot of recoil. It is not that heavy. This gun is very functional right out of the box for woodsball. People should not compare woodsball to speedball. They are two different games. For $180 you CANNOT get a much better gun. This gun does not chop balls at all. I have shot thousands of cheap and expensive balls and have only ever had one break. Please be aware that a break is different than a chop. I hope you enjoy buying an inexpensive VL or Brass Eagle to play speedball with.
Actually the sp-1 costs $180 and it makes the a5 look prehistoric. I know because i sold my a5 and bought an sp-1. Better performance, efficiency, accuracy, quiet, and just as durable but it comes with egrip and a low force bolt, all standard, and it is built for woodsball.