As the originator of internally rifled barrels for paintball guns, Armson has set the industry standard with 6061 T-6 aircraft grade aluminum construction, Polygon Progressive Internal Rifling, and a specially designed Barrel Vent System to properly vent unspent CO2. Pro-Series barrels are available in limited quantities.
The Armson Pro-Series Barrel is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Shoots straight as an arrow for quite a distance
easy to clean
did I mention it shoots dead straight?
curves after the straightness (predictably though, with some practice I'll be able to curve around walls)
Not that great after a break
Must be cleaned thoroughly
some don't like it loud
This is one bad mofo of a barrel. I have mine hooked up to a PMI STS G3 VF and a lapco cocker-to-spyder adapter (store had cocker versions for half off), and it's great. So great, in fact, that my friend took it upon himself to use it on his low pressure shutter while I used his J&J ceramic. I took it back, but this thing blows the crap out of the J&J in terms of accuracy. Not a great long baller though. This is also one loud b@stard, as there is only the muzzle break on the end, so if you want a quiet barrel, this ain't it. It's also great on CO2, as I noticed a decided drop in my consumption versus the stock barrel. This barrel worked great in my friends low pressure setup too, so BUY IT ALREADY!
it is a good silent accurate barrel. i use it on my automag w/ a tasco scope and ive sniped almost 3 quarters of the way across the field. great performance.
it looks a little bit odd
i have used it fgor 4 years it is a 12 inch i use rps marballizer i used it on a .68 automag classici wouldhafta say it is at a reasonable price but i got mine for 80 it beats the hell out of the stock one in silence and accuracy i would definitley recomend it
im going to be non biased in this review.
-shoots straight for 100 feet
-rifling helps spin the balls and makes them hurt less
-lighter than (m98 or spyder or pihrana) stock barrel
-5in spread at 50 ft (viewloader paint)
-easy to clean
-easy to get dirty
-balls curve after 110 feet
-if rifling gets dirty, balls get a 25" spread due to curve
this barrel is excellent for those who love to play upfront, for snipers, dont buy this and get a armson stealth. this barrel is excellent if it doesnt get dirty
i have a 8.5 inch for my 98custom and i dont like to play front so i end up getting hit faster. but if you do use this barrel, get medium sized paint. small will fall right through.
oh yeah, if u use proball, stick a ball in the barrel and use it as a blowguun, that is fun to do!!
Great range and very accurate. I have one on an Armson semi (what else would be one there) and it works great. The Armson semi and the Armson barrel never break paint. I use Proball. I have never broken any paint using the Armson semi and the Armson Pro barrel. I use Proball and Marbs.
Somewhat loud and it scares the newbies. :-)
A great barrel and the price is going down because of the Stealth.
accurate! cheap, 13in. comparable to my friend's 16in boomstick, adds distance, internal rifaling looks cool on the inside. the paint does NOT curve at all for me, it can scare people on how loud it is.
hard to find, VERY loud, ive shot barrels with no porting and they arent this loud.
i payed $44 for this and it is just about the best you can get if you can find it. Boomstick, AA rifled, and a 12in Teardrop arent as in accuracy. the boom and AA had more distance i guess cause they were both 16in. look into a AA rifled or AA TD if you want to be a sniper, those are 2 of the quitest barrels on the market. id recommend getting a Bob Long cyclone force 2 or 3 with this barrel, the insert and this barrel makes for a GREAT combo, using this barrel with and without the bolt insert, it shot farther, and more accuralty with it but it was quieter without it. the only reason why im giving it a nine is that it is pretty hard to find.
Tang doesn't know what he is talking about. This barrel is one of a kind. It's everything you would expect from a pro class barrel. Shoots Straight, dead on target, easy to clean and delivers the merchandise.
Hard to find in 9" for Model 98 ( SpeedBall ). Not really for snipers ( kind of loud ) can be expensive ( specialy in Canada ). Only for med size paintball.
I used a 12" on a Model 98 for speed ball with Pro Ball and got great results.
If your interrested in this barrel, check on the ProTeam Product page for sales.
I would recommend this to anyone whos looking for a barrel that is accurate, reliable, that looks simple and like med size paintball. The best thing is to try it out, if possible on your own gun.
The rifled inside is awesome, causing a great backspin
which adds at least 25 feet to your range. Accuracy is
exceptional. For those of you who wish to try and snipe
your way to victory, you will like it's reliablity. You
might find yourself making one shot kills!
It's kinda loud, but not a big deal.
GET ONE! Love it! There hard to find but they are great,
and are a must for any Spyder owner.
alley cat 2- black with bottomline and generic expansion chamber
alley cat DX(or LT, depending on where you bought it) black/green splash with double trigger, expanson chamber, 45 grip, bottomline
16 inch armson barrel is shared between them
Anything big bore and fairly round. once i ran out of ammo and had to shoot muskedines(a type of wild grape). they were fairly accurate
need a LONG squeegie to clean it.
balls curve after 120 yards or so
I have the 16 inch varant of the armson pro for the alley cat. the rifled bore really does make a difference. crappy paint is kept on course and egg shaped or cube shaped paint flies in a spiral pattern. range is increased a lot. a ball will easily go over 100 yards at 224 fps if the gun is pointed up 10 degrees. it sails leasurely through the air, spinning. After about 150 yards at 285 fps the paint will tend to abruptly veer off course. if you intend to shoot at targets more than 120 yards away then you should get bullet shaped paintballs anyway.
This barrel coms in 1 color. black. no fancy chrome plate or naked ladies panted on the side of the barrel. it doesnt matter. paint should go through a barrel, not on it.
Go get one in 14 or 16 inch. the 10 inch or shorter variant is barely long enough to make the rifling worth the effort.
armson stealth, AA teardrop front, CP 2 piece, Teardrop, progressive, Zero Gravity, flatline
WGP 2k3 Autococker (blue)
WGP Orracle Delrin Bolt (white delrin black alluminum)
WGP Black Magic Regulator (chrome)
WGP Black Magic Trigger (blue)
Armson Stealth 16" (black)
incredible short and mid range accuracy
Chops at fast rates of fire
This barrel is great for a front player where the 10 " length gives a huge advantage and constant shooting is not required however for a back player or a sniper its horrible it will shred paint consistantly after the first break (as long as you fire under 4bps youre fine) and the thing is a frickin cannon so if you miss the shot they'll know right where you are all in all good for the front player
if you play front buy it if not dont
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I used Marballizers. Even though they were small for this barrel it still shot them well. Don't go smaller than Marbs though, if anything go bigger.
Flat Black-Good camo and you don't worry so much about scratching it.
Very loud-Good and bad. Scares the hell out of someone if they're not expecting it.
Very loud but that's not necessarily bad, depends on the players preferance.
Spiral porting is hard to clean but if you don't chop you don't have to worry about it. Like to see a chrome one or some other colors also.
I don't know if the spiral porting actually helps or not I just know it looks simple and works great. You'd think with no porting you could shoot out the broken paint but I always rinsed it out, didn't really test that theory. If you can get one for $25 then it's worth it.