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Seriuqs Sunday, December 15th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years80 of 86 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Spyder: Didnt like too much, then again, was just a rental
'98 Autococker: Love it
Marker Setup: Pro-Lite: Dye barrel, starfire bolt (Replacing with stock), kapp drop forward, PMI pure energy reg., .45 grip, shark gill raised sight rail
'98 Autococker: CP 12" barrel, Palmer Rock Reg., Supa Fly bolt, lapco drop forward, stock
A barrel should always be the first and most important upgrade, because it has the most effect on your accuracy (obviously). Tippmann makes great markers, but is not known for its barrel making. Recommend LAPCO Big Shot for monetarily challenged types (like me). Revolution loader helps.
Strengths: Built like a tank. I know its been said before, but I am going to say it again, theres a reason why fields use this as a rental. Its a work horse gun, which is why I love it. I am an avid woods player and love to get down and dirty when I play, and not have to worry about whether my equipment will keep up. I could pour sand in this thing and it would still shoot. With an aftermarket barrel this thing is pretty accurate, dont let anyone tell you its a "sniper" paintball gun, because theres no such thing in paintball. These two other features are subjective, because some may like them and some may not (I DO like them) but here goes: The gun is a little heavy to start (as markers go) and add to that a stainless steel barrel, a 20 oz. CO2, and a full hopper of paint, and you have a lot of weight. I personally love the feel, makes me feel like I am carrying something solid enough to keep up with me. The second is that this has a very "rifle" like feel to it. Again, I LOVE the rifle feel, because its better to aim and I cant stand a gun without something to put up against my shoulder. If you are not a big fan of either of these features in your gun then you can either exercise to get stronger, or look into a lighter, more compact gun. So to recap the good things:
--Legendary reliability
--Solid construction, you know it wont break
--Accurate with an aftermarket barrel
--Rifle feel
--Easy to acquire parts for because so many fields have them as rentals

If you are new, or even if you are a die hard rec baller like me, this is an awesome 'gun to play with, and I will always trust the Tippmann brand name because it means great quality and great service
Weaknesses: Now for the bad. Theres not a whole lot to criticize, but then again, nothing is ever perfect, not even Tippmann products. The bad:

--Can get heavy (If you like heavy guns, then disregard
--Long 'gun, especially with a 14" barrel - can get hard to maneuver around corners for speedball
--Limited upgrade path (Then again, not much to upgrade, less to waste money on)
--Fairly slow ROF (Then again, if you know how to shoot, this shouldnt be an issue)
--Not neccessarily a tournament level gun.
Conclusion: Ok, so that about does it. I love the pro lite/carbine, its probably my most favorite paintball gun, and will remain so. Theres nothing quite like the solid feel of a tippmann when you play. I am going to give it a 9, because nothings perfect, not even this exceptionally good marker.
9 out of 10

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steelerfan43 Thursday, June 8th, 2006 | 8:12 pm PST
if you have been playing paintball for 5 years and still have a carbine you are messed up howw the hell do you even hold a carbine with no front handle and they are rental quality

mike p1 Monday, August 28th, 2006 | 6:42 pm PST
its not made for speedball you tard

getneglected Thursday, August 31st, 2006 | 11:50 am PST
What Type Of Paintball Do You Play , Cause This Is A Hard Gun To Play With Unless You PLay Woods Bal

THEMENACE2224 Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 | 4:21 pm PST
where can i buy a stock barrel?

sykoballer Friday, November 24th, 2006 | 12:03 pm PST
this guy thinks procarbines are for speedball!

Little Jon Saturday, March 15th, 2008 | 6:17 pm PST
I'm looking at getting a Pro/Carbine. About how much should I be expecting to pay for just the marker?

shenkyei rambo Saturday, September 27th, 2008 | 6:30 pm PST
Originally posted by Little Jon
I'm looking at getting a Pro/Carbine. About how much should I be expecting to pay for just the marker?
Originally posted by SABRECRUSADER

Hey the sniper is a great aspect of a paintball knowing being the leader of the Crusaders paintball team...the sniper pretty much has your @ss covered so dont say that sniping isnt in paintball cause youd be screwed in a live match against my ballers

yeah... how much is the pro/carbine nowadays?

and yes a sniper does exist in paintball. you just have to know how to hide yourself well, when not to shoot, and actually aim like most speedballers do not. i myself am a woodsballer, and bought myself a ghillie suit (it was $100 and it may not look as good as some others, but it gets the job done!). i do play speedball with some friends once in a while, but i prefer the more tactical aspect of woodsball.

and to the Crusaders team... do you live in the US, like most people who play paintball, or do you live in CANADA like me?

Little Jon Sunday, September 28th, 2008 | 6:56 am PST
Ok, so I got it and I think I payed about $250. Slightly because I am on really good terms with the store owner (so I got a bit of a deal) and it was really old merchandise. So I got a good deal.
And yes, sniping exists. It's what I do with the Pro/Carbine.

slowerpig81 Saturday, October 4th, 2008 | 11:24 pm PST
A sniper is a pump action 'cocker. There is a such thing.

Little Jon Sunday, October 5th, 2008 | 3:35 pm PST
Soooo true! Those guys own. I am mortally afriad of whomever owns a pump 'cocker.
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