• High Performance, Ultra Strong, Lightweight Magnesium Body
• Bolt Out Back Design for Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
• Modern Styling
• True Electropneumatic Operating System
• Shift-On-The-Fly, 4-Position Recreational Firing Mode Switch
• Multiple Firing Modes: Semi/PSP/NXL/Millennium
• Stealth Body Design Works in Conjunction with the Barrel to Reduce Sound Signature
• 14” Barrel with Sound Signature Reduction Porting
• Flip-Up Front and Rear Sights
• Clamping Feed Elbow
• Universal, Mini Style Barrel Threads
• Single-Finger Trigger (Double Trigger Kit Available)
• Multiple Picatinny Rails Allow for Extra Accessories
• Quick-Change Battery in the Removable Magazine
• Collapsible/Adjustable Rear Stock
• Low Pressure Operation (200psi)
• No External Hoses; Internal Airline Operation
The BT Paintball Design TM-15 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
TM-7: Very similar other than a size and a few improvements to the TM-15.
A barrel if you want more accuracy
Magazine holds batteries and tools
A little heavy
Had trouble with the flip up site
Grip is virtical
The TM-15 is very similar to the TM-7 as it is made by the same company. It is basically a rifle where as the TM-7 is an SMG design. It has lots of rails for adding on tactical accessories. The TM-15 has an improved trigger compared with the TM-7. The trigger now actually has some give to it where as the TM-7s felt uncomfortable. The fire mode selector also has a nice solid click now compared with the weak selector on the TM-7. I played a 5 hour scenario game on the weekend with the TM-15. The next 2 days my arm had a large amount of pain from hauling the gun around. A simple solution to this would be to attach a sling to the gun as I have done with my SP8. The TM-15 is insanely quite. This is due to the design of the front grip which has internal baffles to reduce the markers sound signature. It is in fact so quite that I had several people on my team bring up the fact that it was quite while playing. I had trouble with the flip up sites. I tried to play with them a bit but in the end just took them off and sighted down the top of the barrel. I tried 2 barrels on the TM-15 the first was the stock and the second was a special ops C series 18 inch carbon fiber. The 18 inch barrel gave me better accuracy but in the end I decided to use the 14 inch stock barrel at the scenario as I have found that long barrels generally break paint when firing in full auto. The TM-15 has an expanding stock. The TM-15 has a magazine that holds the battery, room for a spare battery and also space for tools so you don’t have to haul around your Allen keys in your pocket. The grip of the TM-15 is vertical which gives it an odd look. This didnt bug me at all in the game though so its purely a cosmetic thing.
Full auto on the TM-15 is nice. The speed of the firing modes are able to be changed all the way up to 20 BPS. It has the down side of being a safety-auto though. Meaning you have to hit the trigger 3 times to jump it to auto.
Paint breakage did happen consistently at only one out of all the games I played During the last year. I tried several different paint types but all broke. The problem was the temperature. It was well below -15C that day. Not a good gun for winter play. (I have found the Smart Parts SP-8 works well in cold weather.)
I just had trouble using the Iron sights. My brother on the other hand seems to like them. I suppose it comes down to personal preference on that.
All around it is a very nice gun worth the price.
All around it is a very nice gun worth the price.
A bigger TM-7 whats not to like?
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 2:50 pm PST
I have used, abuse, and kicked major butt with this marker!
The first game i ever played with it was about an 1 1/2 hour scenario game that was limited to semi auto firing. I kept getting told to get off the full auto, but i never used full auto!
The trigger on this gun is insanely light and fast! I love it.
Besides having the coolest gun at the game, the guys on my team kept asking me to take the long range shots cause i had Obviously insane range with it.
With the internals similiar to a Mini, and Milsim looks, this thing is my Favorite Marker to date.
Maybe a little complicate to a new player, but very easy to clean and maintain for any one whose dealt with high en marker before.
Better than the X-7, incredibly sexy, and indubitably fast and durable.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 10:36 am PST
i completley reccomend getting the double trigger just because it gives it a better feel and any electronic hopper that can get 20+bps
Super accurate Super silent Authentic look
There are none i love it
It has a great body for any milsim player could love many rails for flashlights sightsyou could also get a grenade launcher from www.rap4.com it is a light gun very quiet and very easy to maintain easy to clean it has the same system as an invert mini also the battery is in the mag so it is very easy to change the mag also stores a second battery and works as a tool kit the velocity ajuster is under the stock which is extendable so you can set it how you like
This is a for sure buy if you are lookin tospend 500 on a gun this is the one
Lets start out with its a great gun strong shroud, feels good. The only downside i'v seen with it is its heavy with the air tank so i would reccomend a remote line for it. As far as looks go it looks great it looks like an ACR. Feels like a real gun! Im happy i made this purchase
Great gun i Would deffinitely reccomend to a freind
Bob long Atomix Intimidator, Ions, most blowback systems.
Crossfire 88/45 w/ninja reg
Honestly? it's pretty good to go as is, Though a barrel probably wouldn't hurt, and the rip clip would help to get the profile of the marker really low.
Looks, performance, tool kit.
Saw the TM15 at the BT booth at Dday 2009, and got one around Christmas of the same year. I'd been shooting either an SP8 or a ion dropped into an airsoft body, so it wasn't anything really new in concept to me- that is, speedball marker rebodied for milsim.
First, the good parts. It's much like a TM7, though, as a reviewer before has said, it's designed to look like an HK416 with a magpul CTR stock. It's light- the main body is mostly a magnesium alloy, If I remember what they told me correctly, though I'd still recommend a sling for longer games.
It's pretty bloody quiet when shooting, which is for sure an advantage, Especially for sneakier players. this is a function of the design of the barrel shroud and barrel- I've heard people say that it gets louder with aftermarket barrels, But I couldn't say from personal experience, as the stock barrel shoots well enough for me.
The selector switch is a nice feature- actually, the electronics are very well-done for the marker overall, i believe. The on/off button is separate from the selector switch, and the battery is housed in the mag, along with a small (and admittedly unusable) toolkit. There's also storage for a spare 9volt in the mag, which is very nice, especially for longer games.
The marker came with an excellent toolkit, which included a name-brand 9v, all the necessary allen wrenches, spare screws, an o-ring kit for the marker, lube, and spare detents. This was a very nice, and very welcome suprise. the lube is crap, of course, but the rest of the tool kit is outstanding.
now, for the bad.
First and foremost, the trigger sucks. It honestly feels like a toy- complete and utter trash. Yes, it's adjustable, and many people disagree with me, but honestly, I think more work could have been put into the trigger. It doesn't have a whole lot of side to side play, though there is some, but it's still far from the greatest.
Second, the marker is hard to sight down during play. Not talking about using the flip up sights (I removed them) but in general, because of the way the stock and shroud are, it's hard to get a masked head behind the marker to look down the barrel. I've heard tell some people use red dots, I prefer not to, but it could be a solution to the issue.
In terms of performance, it's effectively a mini. with a few tweaks. It outshoots tippmanns with ease, and has passable (if not great) efficiency. It's ok with paint- not as picky as some markers I've had, but not as accepting of garbage paint as most mechanicals are.
All in all, I'm pretty impressed by the marker. it's nothing particularly great or ground-breaking, but it's a solid performer in it's price range with a lot of nice features.
Rate of Fire
Easy to Clean
this is my TM-15 review, 1 year in.
i got this marker Christmas 2009 for $450 Canadian. as the TM series rip clip wasn't released yet i picked up a Halo B hopper and its worked great since. in order to run this marker you need compressed air, you cant use CO2. also a remote is a very good idea as the stock gets in the way of the tank.
Quiet- the TM-15 is noticeably quieter then any other marker I've used. the barrel and its porting is contained inside the shroud and this muffles the sound of firing. a lot of times playing woodsball the other team never knew that i was even firing.
Easy to Clean- like all BT markers you can clamshell the TM-15. if you only want to grease the bolts etc all you need to do is unscrew two screws at the back, lift the stock up, then twist and slide the bolt/spring out.
Weight- the TM-15 is very light for a marker its size. the TM-15 weighs a little less then an MR3 and about half the weight of a tricked out A5 or BT-4.
Rate of fire- you can put the TM-15 anywhere up to 25bps in full auto. out of the box its something around 10bps. i have mine set to 10.5. this marker feels really good firing in full auto, the action of the bolt is really smooth. when firing.
Accurate- because the marker runs on low pressure (200psi) and compressed air the TM-15 is very consistent. i get very tight grouping with the stock barrel. the nice thing about the low pressure system is that you wont lose performance until your tank is completely empty.
Doesn't Chop- in a year of using this marker, mostly in full auto with the Halo B, i have not chopped a ball yet.
the only issue i have had with this gun have been with durability. when i first gassed this marker up, it didn't work. i took to the local shop, got it back a week later, turns out that it wasn't assembled right. this seems to me to be a 1 in a million chance of happening so i don't really hold it against the marker.
however recently i was playing at the local field and the TM was hit by a shot right about where the board is located. it wouldn't fire. turns out that the shot knocked a wire loose and the solenoid wouldn't cycle. this is the kind of stuff that doesn't happen to purely mechanical markers, however it is the trade off for improved performance.
the gun itself does feel very good though, and the magnesium body can take a beating. and no parts are at risk of breaking.
finally a really nice feature of the TM-15 are all the little features of the marker, the quick change battery in the magazine is awesome. the ball detents are very well designed, the quiet barrel etc. the only thing i don't like about the marker is the velocity adjuster. to change the velocity you slide a panel back which is fine, then you use an Allen key to rotate a knob inside the gun. it is a pain in the ass, and the Allen keys really tear up the knob inside the gun.
All in all this is very good marker. it performs exceptionally. has alot of nice design features built in, its super quiet, and looks awesome.
BT rip clip w/ X7 low profile hopper
Any other upgrades are really your choice to make a good thing even better :)
Accessorizing ability (rails)
Easy to Maintain
Cant use sights without BT Rip Clip
Magazine feels weak
So i decided to go down to my local pro shop today and test out new markers. I haven't played paint ball in about a year and all this woods ball stuff was never really my thing but i figured id give it another go.
Now to the review, I shot the TM-15 today with a remote line setup and my torque. Well i was astonished on how much it shot just like the mini. It shoots ropes for a woods ball marker, with great shot grouping stock as well. There is like the slightest amount of kick, i could hardly even feel it. Its also very light, I'm not a very big or strong person and i feel like i could run a marathon with this thing.
The marker itself is amazing, its got lots of rails for all the hardcore tactical guys who wanna load it up with sights, lights and lasers. Also the maintenance is so simple. pretty much just pop of the back hatch and pull everything out, very easy. This thing feels pretty solid as well, i pretty much threw it at the floor (after i bought it of course lol) and it didnt even seem to phase it. The only worry i have is breaking the mock magazine, it feels a little flimsy.
Ill update after i get out and play my first event with it. Ill know all about the efficency and all the flaws after a 24 hour game for sure.
Overall this is an amazing marker. I never expected a woods ball marker to offer me so much. This is definately one of my favourite discoveries at my local pro shop. The only downfall is the inability to use the sights which can be fixed by just getting a rip clip.
This marker gets an 8 out of 10, nothings perfect. but this thing with upgrades can be damn near close
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
Similar Products Used:
ALL BLOWBACK SYSTEMS
RIP CLIP , REMOTE , RED DOT , BI POD
RIP CLIP A MUST
Dourable, selector switch
Hard to break down to clean , flip up sights cheapish
Well what is there not to like about this marker? An e-marker for the woods fully dressed. Selector switch , quite , and can paint the tree's..lol..
In my 18 years i stay'd with blow back systems .. this is my first E-marker..
the only faults i found were the condom didn't fit..lol.
it is a great operating marker well put togeather.
But this is not for a newbie it is complex to take apart. and the care and attention it needs is.. well only with exsperiance.. great tool kit, works well..
so if you want to try e-markers and still want your woods ball look this is it.. next to the x-7.. the advantage this has over the x7 is air efficiency , and can shoot more ball's per sec.. witch is limited anywere you go so.. it depends on your taste x7 has more add on and conversions compaired to the tm7
I give this a 9 only because it is not for newbies
TM-15 with 2 point sling, BT RipClip, X7 low profile hopper, Trijicon TA-01 replica, 5 point foregrip and a remote line with 48/4500 ninja tank.
Coming stock, buy a RipClip and a X7 low profile hopper.
Ease of maintenance
Customizability with accessories
Stock flip sights
The TM-15 has set itself apart from other electronic-pneumatic rifles in the paintball industry, thus making it the number one paintball marker for 2010.
The Body - This marker is one of the few (if not the only) marker that comes built from an aluminum alloy. This makes the marker light as if carrying plastic but also tough and durable as if made out of carbon steel or titanium. You can run around and maybe smack this gun on the side of a tree and it will keep on going without a hitch.
The Barrel - Comes stock with a ported 14 inch barrel which in conjunction with the body, suppresses the noise while firing; sort of a built-in silencer. As you may notice above in the "upgrades" section that i did NOT list a barrel upgrade, because I found that the stock barrel works really well already.
Weaver/Picatinny Rails - The amount of rails on this markers is REDICULOUS; ridiculous as in perfect for mount endless configurations for accessories.
Grip - The grip could have been more angled, but I can understand why they made the grip they way they did.
Magazine - The mag on this marker is pretty standard, has a place for your allen keys and also houses 2 batteries. What I would have liked to have seen was it come stock with an AR-15 type mag, as this marker is supposed to resemble an HK416 which uses STANAG magazine.
Maintenance - The bolt-out-back design makes maintenance even for noobies a quick and easy process. Two screws for the body and 1 screw for the bolt gives you access.
Eyes - Comes fully equipped with break beam eyes, which prevents the marker from firing is a ball is not completely inserted inside the breach.
Low Pressure Operation - Fires at 200 psi, which lets you get more shots on a tank fill.
No External Hoses - The marker has an internal airline operation, which is a good thing in my opinion, because external hoses take away from the "mil-sim" look.
My recommendation is that if you don't care about external customizability while caring about durability, reliability and performance, then the TM-15 is a definite marker for you to buy, at at 450 dollars, you really cant go wrong.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm PST