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Tippmann A5: 14" JJ barrel, G36C rail and shroud, quick exhaust piston housing, extending CAR stock, M4 clip, and a shoulder strap I bought from a local sporting goods store
Tiberius T8.1: stock gun with extra clip and leg holster
Warsensor Zeus G2+: stock gun with extra clip and leg holster
Smart Parts Ion: quick exhaust valve, Empire Re-loader B
-Comes pre-set up for First Strike paintballs
Slow reload time when player does not have extra clips
This is my first review. You don't have to be kind, just be fair please.
The T 8.1 is a very nice little pistol. Since I am new to the whole Tiberius line, I decided to start off my venture with this marker. I found that it shoots very accurately, feels great in the hand, and the clips can be interchanged quickly. I assume that the predecessor to the T8.1, the T8, worked much along the same lines, and I have heard that the clips ARE backward compatible. The clips themselves allow for the 12 gram CO2 canister to be punctured right in the clips themselves, which also seals off the canister to prevent air loss when clips are interchanged, and they hold 8 rounds in total. I found that the pistol will shoot almost exactly 24 regular paintballs on a single canister. The gun comes pre-set up for the First Strike Paintballs, and can also shoot regular paintballs with decent accuracy. Also, the gun can be customized quite extensively with various rails and shrouds being available for it to the best of my knowledge. Personally, I feel the gun looks great on its own.
When placed against my Zeus G2+, I noticed that the T8.1 is a smaller pistol in physical size, with the construction being just as sturdy as the Zeus. The ability to remove the CO2 canister from the pistol itself is what I found to be an advantage to the Zeus, since with the Zeus you basically need to either run out the CO2 or allow the remaining air to escape before removing it from the gun. As well, I was hearing rumors that the Zeus will no longer be made, so that also made the T8.1 more attractive as well.
The main downfall I found with the T8.1 is the slow reload time if you have only the stock clip. You are forced to insert each round one by one, which can be a pain, however this can be remedied by getting more clips which allows for reloading to be done quickly.
I completely recommend this pistol. Its design and performance is top notch, and I am very impressed with the gun overall.
A word of caution: if you plan on making this your main gun, I suggest investing in a few clips so when you run out of ammo, you are not left vulnerable while trying to reload.