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Unregistered User Friday, July 27th, 2001
Strengths: Very customizable.
Lots of aftermarket upgrades you can get.
Built like a brick Sh!T HOUSE!
Short trigger pull.
Nice feel - doesn't make you feel like you're carrying around a cheap piece of sh!t.
Looks good.
Did I say very customizable?
Weaknesses: Stock barrel - replace it right away; mine chopped paint like crazy and was LOUD.
Heavy - for those that are too weak.
Some upgrades are expensive.
A little big to carry around epecially with a flatline and no drop forward.
Trigger is a bit sluggish - almost seems like they made it that way, so that they could make the Response Trigger for it and sell it at a premium price!
Conclusion: Don't get me wrong with my comments on the bad aspects about this 'gun, it's a good marker that will keep on going even after you hack a couple trees down with it. I've since moved on to something smaller, faster, and more accurate (Angel LCD). The Tippmann was my first marker, and I didn't have all too many problems with it. Like I said, it's built to take punishment - jamming it into dirt, throwing across the field when it starts to spray paint, and hacking down (small) trees were some of the torture tests I've put it through (definately don't do this with my Angel, mind you!)

Some upgrades you'll want to get include a 4 stage expansion (a 6 is too big, making it feel awkward) or a CO2 regulator, a D/F, a good barrel (14" FREAK is my #1 recommendation, although I also used the Flatline on it.. both work great depending on your style of play.. if you go with the Flatline, get an ADCO magnifying sniper scope with crosshairs), the RT trigger is awesome but expensive, a double trigger, and some rubber grips (DYE stickies don't fit too well, so you'll have to hunt around for others..)

Don't get the electro kit with this 'gun. Waste of money. By the time you add it all up, it'll be more worth your while to get a stock electro like the EM1. Same thing with air, more worth your while to get a marker that can take air without mods/upgrades.

With a FREAK system, you can use pretty much any ROUND paint you please. Especially if you're going to be playing at fields or in tournies where they might use any paint under the sun. For rec. purposes, I use ZAP's ProSeries, it's good, cheap, round paint (although I've heard of a lot of complaints about the shape of ZAP paint, I hardly had problems with them) and use a .689 insert. For the Flatline, I'd recommend Diablo's Inferno: the smaller bore paint will get a better backspin and go further - don't believe me? read about it yourself at tippmann's site. (Although I've never tried Hellfire or All Stars in the flatline before, I don't know what size is the "perfect" size for the Flatline). Marbs are great but the shell is thicker than Inferno, and cost a hell of a lot more - at least where I live.

It's a bit big to carry around especially without a D/F and a 20oz tank.

I wouldn't have spent so much time on this review if I thought this 'gun wasn't worth it. When I read through reviews, if they're short and sweet, I know that the people usually couldn't care less about what they post, just as long as they post something - and I ignore them completely.
8 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 7:05 am PST

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