98 custom,20"J&J Ceramic,Maddman springs,Ben Tippmann Sealed Bolt System,Psycho ballistics star fire bolt,Dye Stickies 3,DOP aluminum power tube,Cyclone feed,darkHorizon Titanium lite Hammer,Palmer Pursuit Regulator,Special Ops Fixed stock,Bob Long mini gauge,Pro-Team Tac Cap,Lapco Mock suppresor
Very well built,all aluminum constuction.
Trial and error on installation,does not silence(silencer = jail)
I got this a while back (sorry for the delay) this is a good product as it does give your marker a mil sim look(its not a necessity).If you are looking to mil sim your marker its great(like my Custom 98 I went for the SR-25 look and so far I believe I have achieved it).
Now for the strengths,its rugged makes it a good piece(all aluminum) which means it will take some abuse,its priced fairly well for having so many competitors,Looks freaking awsome.
Now the Cons,Trial and error to install,you have to make many adjustments(got mine on the third try),Does NOT reduce report(no fault of LAPCO).
Great piece if you a going milsim but not a neccesity,great looking piece well built.
None. Not much for cosmetic upgrades, but what the heck...$35 isn't that bad.
Tippman A5/A2 32* 14" Carbon Fiber Barrel, BT raised rail, BSA red dot and stovepipe offset.
Its very durable as is my impression with my other Lapco purchases.
None really as long as you know what you are buying.
So, numerous folks in the groups I play with have spent $$$ in cosmetic upgrades, but I don't have the disposable cash to play that game. My A5 has the A2 spec ops kit (which, believe it or not, was a functional upgrade) that kind of gives the marker a bit of a sniper/commando look. Except that bare barrel at the end. The suppressor really makes the look for this kit/marker. With the item installed, it covers the porting on my barrel, however, there is an inch or so clearance from the barrel to the supressor.
I first thought that any sound eminating from the porting would echo within the hollowed chamber of the supressor, thus causing an increase in volume. However, I'm pleasantly surprised that just the opposite has taken place...or at least from the perspective of those playing with me. Its not day and night, but noticeable. Of course, this could be placebo from the look/effect of the installed component. I do have a dB meter that I should at least experiment with to confirm or deny any volume differences before stating such info as fact.
But again...I didn't buy the item with the intention of actually silencing my marker's report. It was mearly a cosmetic upgrade and succeeds well at that.
Installation was pretty basic. Remember to use a few wraps of electrical/vinyl tape when attaching any items to the barrel. It not only helps to keep any blemishes down, it helps secure your rings as well.
I think it looks great with my A5/A2 kit. Not too costly and it may or may not affect the sound of your marker. I guess it really depends on the barrel. But you shouldn't be buying it for any other reason then a cosmetic upgrade...in which case, it does an excellent job
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 at 4:50 pm PST
Opsgear's plastic 1911 suppressor (which is now discontinued)
Tippmann A-5, E-grip, stock 200 round hopper, East Gate Design offset hopper adapter, Opsgear's collapsible M-4 stock, Operater 16" barrel, M-4 handguard, a modified Rap4 integrated front-sight, M-4/M-16 clip as fore grip, Tasco raiser mount, Tasco A3 carry handle/sight-rail, Tasco carry handle scope mount, Tasco red-dot scope, Ariakon tac-light, E-Z sling (od), desert camoflaged the handguard, grip, and stock, Opsgear's Raider remote kit, and of course Lapco's fake suppressor
Is very high quality. Has a true design and is made very smooth.
It's not as easy to srew on as I would like it to.
Lapco suggests that you cover the same length of your barrel as its own length. If you turn up your A-5's volocity it will shoot even without having to put the suppressor's entire length over your barrel (it works for me). I like to buy suppressors not only for looks, but also because hallow silencers (that aren't fully covered over a barrel as its length) actual emit a small echo and makes your gun louder; this is good for scenerio play. Also, if you do cover the barrel as you're supposed to, you'll notice some noise reduction. So, you can use it to make you gun louder and quieter. I suggest Opsgear's sleeve kit, as to not scratch your barrel.
If you are a scenerio paintballer like me, this is a product you might want to consider (depending on what look you are going for) because of it's ability to screw on and off like a real silencer would. As for those who only play paintball for strict performance, this is just extra weight for you to run around with.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, October 30th, 2005 at 2:10 am PST