The new ANS X-5 combines grace and elegance with performance and perfection. The X-5 has been dramatically redesigned by players, for players, taking all suggestions and input and making it a reality. The X-5 is by far the fastest mechanical marker on the market achieving rates of fire of 10+ balls per second. The X-5 has been put together to give you the best accuracy, consistency, and efficiency and will turn heads on the field. This marker will be a cornerstone in the paintball industry and inspire many changes and advancements in the industry for years to come.
* Custom milled body
* -Weighs only 8 ounces
* Clamping feed neck
* -Allows all hoppers to have a snug fit
* Adjustable drop forward
* -Set up with macro line for easy modifications and reduction in weight
* 90 degree swing frame
* -Shorter trigger pull than 45 frame
* Delrin bolt
* -16 hole venturi face dispersing air evenly around the ball
* -Lighter moving mass
* -No inner body scratching
* -Self lubricating (no need for oil)
* -Delrin locking pin
* QEVís (quick exhaust valves)
* -Shortens trigger pull
* -Faster rate of fire (due to ram cycling quicker)
* -Lowers LPR Pressure
* New two piece stealth barrel
* -Two piece design for optimum accuracy
* -Custom porting pattern to allow minimal noise
* -689 inner diameter to work with all paintballs
* 15 degree ASA
* -Balances gun with 90 degree frame
* -More comfortable grip
* Redesigned low pressure inline regulator
* -Easy regulator adjustment
* -High flow rate
* -Gauge mounted under front block
* New detent system
* -Dual detent system
* -Rubber detents which are easier on the paint
* -Adjustable hardnessís (included with the gun)
* Ace holes drilled with eye covers
* -The marker comes drilled for ANS E-frame (E blade, and E blade 2 frames need slight modification to eye hole)
* -Aluminum eye covers
The ANS X5 Autococker is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
(Nothing similar to a 'cocker) Automag 68, Tippmann 98 Custom, Kingman Hammer
The only upgrades and modifications done on the marker include a CCM Delrin Bolt, CCM Delrin Back Block, CP Shorty Grip Regulator, a J&J Performance 2-piece Ceramic Barrel and both a Halo B or my Empire Prophecy loadrers (YES! It's that fast). I use a 48/4500 psi nitro tank.
Right off the bat I'd say at the least you should purchase a good verticle reg and get a lighter bolt and back block setup. Reason being, the gun shoots a bit inconsistant with velocity spikes which tend to have a horrible effect on accuracy, bps and distance. Once you get a good verticle reg, you'll notice that now your front block and LPR are now running a bit on the lower pressure end (150-200, which is down from as high as 500 psi) which means you should get a lighter bolt and back block setup which will increase cycle rate. But once you do this you'll notice that you can rip paint faster than most mech 'cockers (talking like 15 bps, out shooting some lower end electro hoppers) while maintaining accuracy and distance.
- Fastest mech cocker setup (my opinion)
- Keeps up with electro's
- accuracy range
- Needs some upgrades (well worth it though)
- Complex for beginners
Cockers arent for beginners, it certainly takes tinkering (timing, etc), but it's fun, it's a really fast setup without having to get an E-blade. I would recommend it for folks who like cockers and want a gun they can "make their own". I've gotten to a point where I dont need to do anything with it and I may want to build a cocker from scratch.
WOULD recommend for serious players who are ok with complexity. WOULD NOT recommend them for beginners. Cocker lovers should get this gun, it's high quality, has a 90 degree trigger (rare for cockers) and very unique.
I used to have a '97 autococker that was heavily upgraded
ANS X5 Autococker (all ANS pnumatics and internals), BOA Concealer Barrel
I dont know if I can think of any, it is awesome the way it came set up.
Accurate, fast, very quiet, and light.
Could use a better barrel.
I wrote a review for this gun years ago after I purchased it in 2007; it is worth a fresh review. Anyways, this is my favorite gun. I love mechanical guns, due to the fact I have been playing since '97 when cocker's and mags dominated and still do. I have an Angel (which is nice), but for a mechanical gun it can hold its own. I have had people at the field not know what this is and think that it was electronic do to the fact of its high rate of fire. It is accurate, quiet, and just looks good! I would recommend a good hopper for it as it will shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger. The 90 degree trigger is nice and something you dont see anymore, especially on an autococker. ANS did a good job on this gun and if you enjoy mechanical guns this is it.
I would not recommend this to beginners or anybody who doesnt like to tweek guns as cockers can be high maintenance. It came set up from ANS perfectly and I have not had to adjust the timing since I purchased it. I would recommend adjusting the LPR; I have it adjusted that it will just pinch balls and not break them. This thing can keep up with electronics without killing a battery. It is too bad autococker's failed, but this was one of the last good cocker's made. If you can get your hands on one I would recommend it.
This is an awesome marker and ANS did a good job on it. I would recommend a barrel, but the ANS barrel is suffient and good for a stock barrel. I have a BOA barrel and it makes this gun extremely accurate. Very fun to play with and something you dont see anymore.