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jawshoouh Monday, September 27th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder VS3
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 with E-Grip
TechT Vortex Mod
TechT Lightening Rod
TechT QEPH
TechT Squishy Paddles
TechT Zero Hammer Kick
Lapco Big Shot Barrel with Apex tip
Tippmann Special Ops Longbow Stock
Trinity Aluminum Cocking Handle
Trinity Low Profile Hopper
Ninja Remote Plug
Pure Energy Tank w/ Reactor III 70CI 4500PSI
Recommended
Upgrades:
At a bare minimum, an aftermarket barrel. The E-Grip and the TechT Cyclone Max Upgrade are icing on the cake.
Strengths: Reliable, dependable, upgradeable, customizable, great ROI
Weaknesses: I can't think of anything I would describe as a weakness.
Review: This is an awesome marker. There are enough reviews here to back that statement up. The price you pay for it and what you get in return is incredible: a reliable, dependable, upgradeable, customizable paint marker. Out of the box, it's a great marker for a beginner to a monthly woodsball player like myself. It's gotten muddy, drenched in rain, splattered in paint, slammed into trees, jammed into rocks, dropped on concrete, and it just keeps going. It's like the Timex of paintball markers.

Add a few modifications to it, and it just gets better. The stock barrel isn't anything to write home about, so something a little more accurate is a must if you play often. Accuracy- AND distance-wise, I've had more luck with the Lapco Big Shot barrel with an Apex tip versus a Flatline barrel.

I personally haven't tried the Response trigger, but friends who have an A-5 with the Response prefer shooting my A-5 with the E-Grip. It takes a 9v battery that lasts forever and spits out paint at around 30bps. I'm not a big fan of spray-and-pray, but when you're covering teammates who are trying to flank enemies in defilade or advance on someone in a tower, having the option to concentrate 30bps on that single position can be of great tactical use.

With my old 72CI 3000PSI tank, the A-5 could blaze through that tank before it would use up the 1,200+ paintballs I usually carry on me. I now have a 70CI 4500PSI tank and I'm running out of paintballs before I'm running out of gas.

I would go on about the TechT mods I put in, but this is a review about the A-5, so I digress. Just see the Conclusion on the next line :)
Conclusion: I would highly recommend this marker to anyone who enjoys playing paintball.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 4:08 am PST
 

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