Designed specifically for the Tippmann A-5. An extremely small barrel measured at 3 inches long, used for tight quarters and increased turning radius. With surprisingly good accuracy. This barrel will prove itself worthy to any paintballers arsenal.
The End Game Inc Stub Nose Barrel is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Tippmann A-5 with E-Grip
Dead On Products Delrin front bolt and power tube
BT Paintball rear velocity adjuster
End Game 3" Stub Nose barrel
Opsgear Fast On Target post sight
Ricochet R-5 hopper
Pro-Team Intruder Gas-Thru Foregrip
Dye Throttle 70CI 4500PSI HPA tank
Mostly anything, but it has been tested with...
Quality contruction and finish
Sizzling good looks
Loud as @&%#! (But it's intimidating!)
This barrel is my favorite barrel for all-out aggressive Dagger play in woodsball games. The End Game Stub Nose 3-incher is a quality barrel that packs surprising accuracy for its small size. With the tiny barrel mounted on your marker, you can run, dive, and hunker down in tight spaces as if you had no barrel in place at all -- a jumbo 330-round APP hopper on an A-5's Cyclone feed sticks out further forward than the Stub Nose! -- but when comes time to shoot, this diminutive front end puts paint on target with accuracy comparable to a 6" barrel within ranges of 30 yards or so. It will shoot almost any paint, large or small, but long-range accuracy seems to drop off with very small paintballs (.686 and smaller).
I originally bought a pair of these barrels to dual-wield A-5's on remote. Since then, I have used the Stub Nose in a variety of configurations, including on my A-5 Double Trouble gatling gun. Since the stubby barrels are noisy by design, they turn rapid fire from a standard marker into an intimidating crescendo of loud cracks, and the 30 BPS rate of fire from the Double Trouble becomes deafening thunder! Clearly, this is the antithesis of a sniper barrel, but it is an effective close-quarters and short-range option for point men and adrenaline junkies who like taking the battle to the opposition.
My current setup, using a light Dye tank and air on-gun, lets me one-hand my A-5 for a unique machine pistol feel. Sprinting and shooting full-auto with this thing is amazing. I want to get another Intruder foregrip and tank so I can dual-wield MPs with Stub Noses on each!
Bottom line: A straightforward, well-made product -- not for everyone, but great for aggressive woodsball play.
I loved this barrel form the day I opend the box! its very small and it works well in all conditions .
I suggest geting a few you know one for each marker you own.
its great for when you just can shoot that paint you got and you can pull it out of a pocket and shoot that crappy paint !
Not Sure. I've only been using DBX, and that seems to work just fine.
gives the A-5 a good sub-m. look.
And good for those smaller bunkers.
Makes your shots very loud.
While it may seem that this barrel is just for looks, it can come in handy when your in tight spot. And because its smaller, it makes louder shots. Which could be bad when your trying to be "stealthy" during a woodsball/senario game.
Another good thing about the barrel is that it's very easy to clean.
It's a unique upgrade for the A-5. You won't regret buying it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, July 3rd, 2005 at 7:10 pm PST