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Number of Reviews: 3
Average Rating: 4.0 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $60

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New Model A5 hammer is 62% the weight of the stock steel hammer.
This is a direct stock hammer replacement — no drilling or machining required.
The titanium surface is almost as slick as the surface of a non-stick skillet.
The lighter hammer weight reduces cycle noise and kick at the same time increases gas efficiency, accuracy and cycle rate.
Our hammer costs less and weighs less; the surface is slicker and more resistant to rust than plated stainless steel replacement hammers. Why pay more?
Product Availability 
The Dark Horizon A-5 Titanium Hammer is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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sniper177 Thursday, May 6th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months20 of 25 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5 low pressure stainless steel hammer with aluminum insert.
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
-Flatline w/ custom shroud extension/silencer
-JCS rail system
-M4 front grip
-harris bipod
-M6 flashlight/laser
-Tippmann A-5 low pressure system
-Palmer fatty regulator
-PMI thor regulator
-Tippmann e-grip w/ a new electronic board that shoots up to 28bps
-Double trigger
-M4 combat aluminum stock
-Mambo sling
-JCS 3" offset sight
-Triple riser see through
-Walther shotgun reddot sight
-Titanium hammer
-Maddman springs
-Aluminum powertube w/ custom three angle job
-Custom venturi bolt
-Custom rat valve insert
-Complete internal polish
Strengths: Very light. Increased my consistency from +or-5fps to +or-3fps.
Weaknesses: Just the price.
Review: After switching from the hammer that comes from the tippmann low pressure kit to the titanium hammer I noticed an instant increase in consistency. Had a smoother and reduced recoil. Other than that no flaws in design. This is used only for low pressure systems using compressed air. You gotta be crazy to use this with co2.
Conclusion: People should only use this for low pressure systems. The only reason people get light hammers is for low pressure. The other reviews obviously used them on co2.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Investorguy Tuesday, July 1st, 2003
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Period of
Product Use:
Only tested14 of 25 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Bolt
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 - E-grip (Backup R/T for rainy days) - Palmer Stabilizer w/ 32 Degrees Gauge - Taso Drop - Flatline - 8" Lapco Bigshot - 14" Lapco Bigshot - 68/4500 Centerflag (20 oz C02 Backup)
Strengths: None that come to mind
Weaknesses: Requires new internals
Wears faster than original
Doesn't work as advirtised
Review: Okay, you might be able to get this to work, but you'll need to consider the following:
1. You'll have to strengthen your rear drive spring b/c a lighter hammer is going to gain less momentum and therefore not punch open the valve w/ enough force.
2. You'll need to lighten the valve spring so the lighter hammer will still let in enough air.
3. You'll need an RVA for fine tuning
4. You'll need a secondary reg to make sure the pressure is right
....and having all of this won't guarantee it will work.

When you do this, your messing w/ a hammer that Tippmann could have made any weight, bigger, smaller, whatever... but they settled on the the hammer that is in the A-5. They did so for a reason: it works. Don't mess w/ it. You don't know better than Tippmann. If you want to have fun and tinker, fine. But keep your old stuff--99% chance you'll be tossing this rear bolt after you try it. I've talked to at least 5 people who have purchased this bolt (do a search on www.a5ownersgroup.com and the www.tippmann.com forums for examples) an none of them ended up actually using it.

It's a nice idea, but not one that translates into a working product.
Conclusion: Don't waste your money on this or any other aftermarket internals. If this thing were the shiznet that it claims to be, than Tippmann would sell it as an upgrade or put in IN the marker to begin with. All it does is create problems
Rating:
1 out of 10
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Fearless Wednesday, January 14th, 2004
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Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
none
Marker Setup: A-5 Flatline, 32 degrees Drop Forward and On / Off, Double Trigger Kit, Check It Regulator, Dead On Pro Seal Front Bolt and Power Tube,Dead On Front Grip, Dead On Adapter Block, Black Point Engineering Folding Stock
Strengths: Lightweight
Weaknesses: Manufacturers Claims
Review: I bought this product ideally to make my A-5 just that much more devastating on the field .To install it and run into several things I didn't like . After installing and trying it out , it dropped my speed tremendously causing me to purchase another spring. No big changes in gun accuracy or just anything. If there was it ,it was nominal not enough to really defend the price tag or claims. I even took out my other upgraded internals to see if maybe the products were'nt compatible and that's the reason why it didn't-- still no difference
Conclusion: I just took it out and sold it to someone explaining that the hammer really didn't do anything for my gun.But hey it's 62% lighter(lol) who cares . It's definitely not worth $60
Rating:
1 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, January 14th, 2004 at 4:32 am PST
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