DoP Aluminum Front Grip
Evil Spyder Barrel Adapter
14" 32degrees Night Stick (Spyder)
20oz/12oz CO2 Tanks
no effect on accuracy
allows use of widely-available Spyder barrels
doesn't modify looks
The gun must be (nearly) completely disassembled to install it.
I needed a new barrel for my A-5. As any A-5 owner knows, the stock barrel is worth less than used sewer pipe as a barrel. A couple friends of mine have Spyders, so I decided to buy this adaptor so I could try their barrels before buying one of my own.
Find a flat surface to work on, like the dinner table. Spread out an old towel to work on - this prevents parts from rolling away from you. Field-strip the gun per the instructions in your A-5 manual.
Remove all of the allen screws in the gun body with the cyclone feeder lying on the table. The large allen screw holds the cyclone feeder to the gun, so be careful when moving the gun around once this is removed, or you may break the micro line.
Lift the top-half of the body from the bottom (the side with the cyclone feeder). I found that if the halves don't want to come apart right away, giving the front grip a little twist will separate them. Watch for the spring on the tombstone adaptor latch. Mine took off and bounced off a few things (then landed on the dog). If possible, leave it in place, because it's a pain to put back. Take note of where all the parts are, because I'm not going to describe where they all go. If you're new at this, you'll especially want to note which way the ball latch (little rubber piece with a round top) is installed.
Replace the barrel adaptor - it just sits there. You may need to turn it until it "slots" into place.
Replace the top side of the gun, making sure you don't have any extra parts from the inside of the gun (I forgot the front grip nut the first time).
Put all the allen screws back in, making sure not to over-torque them. Put them all in finger-tight, then go around and tighten them. Reinstall the parts you removed during the field-strip procedure.
Install Spyder barrel and enjoy! I'm using a 32d Night Stick on my A-5 with better accuracy and even looks than the stock barrel.
The A-5 is a great gun, but the barrel selection on the low end isn't very wide. If you're looking for a Spyder barrel, though, there is a plethora of good low-end (price) barrels out there, such as the 32d Night Stick and the J&J Ceramic. You may already have a Spyder and want to use your existing barrel collection. If so, this adaptor is the way to go. It allows you to use Spyder-threaded barrels without sacrificing looks or accuracy.
Tippmann A-5 w/ trigger mod to shorten pull
lets u use spyder threads on a tippmann
i had to take apart gun to put it in
this is a great piece to anyones A-5, lets you use a whole lot more barrels and not just the ones made for the A-5. it also doesn't come loose like the stock adapter. my stock adapter popped out when i shot quickly and scratched the stock barrel on the ground
it looks cool, fits better then the stock adapter, best of all it has the nice E on the top when u put it in your marker.
I bought this so that I could have a better variety of barrels for my A-5. It fit real snug so you have to take the reciever halfs apart to install it. It really doesnt ad any length to the barrel which is a good thing for me because with the SAW stock and a 14" Teardrop on my A-5 it measures 34 inches. that almost three feet. Those screw in barrel adapters would have added atleast an 1" onto the barrel and thats just too much.
when i 1st got my A5 the barrel was very bad and there was not allot on the market for it so i figured this was a good idea since i had a collection of spider barrels.The problem i had with it was that the outside diameter is a few thousands smaller than the stock adapter and would screw out with the barrel when i took the barrel off.I made it work by putting a rap of Teflon tape around the threads and clamping the body onto the adapter(so it would not shred the tape if i would have screwed it in)after that it worked fine.the machinist work is nice but they should have left a couple thousands on the out side so it would fit tighter.This was the same problem on both my A5 and my sons so i know it wasn,t the one adapter because i purchased 2 and they were the same.
works great with a rap of tape but really should not be necessary on such a simple to make part.
-Does what it is suppost to do
-Doesn't hinder accuracy
-takes some time to put on (this has nothing to do with the adapter)
I like this product because it is a handy little mod that opens your choice of barrels instead of leaving you in the dust with the narrow line of Tippmann threaded barrels. It does what it is made to do and does it well. It took a little while to switch it with the stock barrel adapter but I'm not going to let it bring down the rating because that is Tippmann's fault. The adapter also looks the same as the stock Tippmann one, so don't be worried there. I was also was worried about effects on the accuracy, but had none so I am happy there.
If you want to open up your selection of barrels for your tippman I would recomend it.