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Number of Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 7.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $45

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At only 5 inches, it's not how long it is, it's how you use it. Used in tight play, short range. Available in bare aluminum (polished) or black anodized.
Product Availability 
The Blackpoint Engineering xShort Barrel 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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Fyll Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
C98 Stock Barrel, Bigshot, QuiteRiot and stock A-5.
Marker Setup: C98
Double Trigger
In Yo Face L-stock/Drop
Stainless Steel Screws (suck)
Lapco Bigshot
Palmer Stabalizer
ACI Bulldog 68/4500
Recommended
Paintballs:
I don't think it matters.
We used Marbs and Premium.
Strengths: Its short and looks cool.
Weaknesses: Its short. The paint chipped on inside lip. Poorly Polishid inside. Inaccurate!
Review: Ok so my friend and I both bought one of these barrels. He has one for the A-5 and I got one for my C98. We got them cheap, now we know why. We got them cuz we wanted something short, for indoor/urban settings. Are expectations were low because its so short. I was anticipating a loud and inacurate barrel, I was right. The first time I tried it, it was pretty dark so I could not gauge very well the accuracy. In the day however I discovered that anything over about 20 feet and you are not hitting it. Found this out the hard way, both my friend and myself. Flanked a guy who was about 22 feet away, broad side and it took well over 8 shots to hit him. Unacceptable. Same results playing some Hyper ball, just could not pick anybody off. I'm used to a Bigshot, but I was hoping it would be at least as accurate as the stock barrel. Nope. Like I said the inside is not polished at all, they may have used steel wool or something. The paint on the inside lip of the A-5 barrel chipped before playing. Its loud as hell, which I like. Never chopped a ball, but I never do anyway.
Conclusion: The conclusion is that I am glad I got this for dirt cheap. My expectations were low, but not this low. I know you can't expect much from a 5.5" barrel but come on. I will most likely only use it at the indoor field cuz its such close quarters, other than that, well I may use it if I need a handy cap.
Rating:
2 out of 10
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Montalban Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 w/ opsgear Sight Relief Solid Stock
JCS spyder to A5 threads adapter
68/3000 air tank
Strengths: - Short
- Light
Weaknesses: - Loud
Review: I originally bought this barrel back in 2003 for my spyder clone. My model is a bit different as it has fins machined on the outside. I used it for just 1 season and off it went back into the gear back until 2008. I recently purchased a JCS thread adapter and put it on my A5. I would say my experience was the same on both markers.

The finish and polish are very nice compared to other barrels of similar price. Precision is about the same as a stock barrel. It really comes down to matching the paint to your bore size. I really like how it shortens the markers overall length. Indoors and woodsball is way more fun when you can turn tight around corners.

The only drawback is the noise.
Conclusion: Don't purchase this barrel assuming it will be precise like a freak system. But you will get decent results if you use proper paint. Its been 5 years and I am still happy with my purchase.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 8:18 pm PST
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Mossad Monday, April 7th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
None this good.
Marker Setup: 1. Tippmann 98 Custom, w/ x-Short Barrel
Recommended
Paintballs:
32 Degrees Team Colors but any paint will work
Strengths: Low Profile, accurate, almost as much range as a Flatline, cheap
Weaknesses: Takes alot of adjusting to get the velocity up. So check it with a chrono.
Review: I've gone through over 6000 rounds with this barrel and have not popped one yet. Not even while playing in 13 degree weather in the snow. This barrel is very accurate, short and has good range. One trait that can either be good or bad is that it is extremely loud. But it does have a bit of intimidation and can buy you a couple of seconds. The grouping at 100' is very tight. It has no problem with rapid fire that I have noticed. Not the barrel for you though if you want to stay silent. great for speedball do to the shortness. But it is hard to get the velocity up. Over all though it is a great barrel and is well worth the money.
Conclusion: It is a great barrel you can get for 35$
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, October 4th, 2004 at 4:23 pm PST
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MADMANINDC Saturday, April 12th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
stock, titanium longbow, terminator, thunder pig, ice cold
Marker Setup: 98c, comp-air, crossfire 68/4500, evo II, longbow, dop pro2 drop, palmer stabilizer.
Recommended
Paintballs:
any larger bore
Strengths: short size, nice machining. Good customer support.
Weaknesses: range is far too short.
Review: this barrel is an interresting novelty. It is too loud and too expensive. The range (as you might expect from a 5 inch barrel) is lousy, however all the reviews i read made it sound like it would shoot from here to the moon, accurately. It is accurate out to about 25 feet. We play a 20-foot rule so that is moot. I was very dissapointed, however, the customer support is great and they had no probs taking it back.
Conclusion: don't buy it unless all you do is bunker people!
Rating:
3 out of 10
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PiercedJD Friday, November 14th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Strengths: short and manueverable, lightweight
Weaknesses: doesn't fit
Review: got my JCS xshort barrel in the mail today, and I was psyched about it after reading reviews on here. I opened it up and went to put it on the gun, and the threads are tight. remarkably tight. I pull it out and check it against the stock barrel, and the threads are the same, but the end of the barrel that inserts into the gun is about 1/8th -1/4 inch longer than the stock barrel.

dissapointing to say the least.


haven't fired any paint through it yet, but not expecting much after seeing the poor fit.
Conclusion: I can't with a clear conscience recommend this barrel to anyone. I am sure I will be much happier when my all-american arrives in the mail.

Rating:
1 out of 10
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