While the ceramic is being applied teflon is injected into the pores of the aluminum, resulting in the slickest, yet most durable surface in the world. These barrels are quiet, light, and accurate. Available in 12", 14", 16", and 20" for most guns.
The J&J Performance Ceramic Barrels are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
When i got this barrel i waned to get the flat line but the guy that was working there and told me all this crap like o ya this barrel is so accurate it has alot of disdains....anyway if you do get a barrel for the c98 get the flatline its a little expensive but it works right....
Whatever you do not buy this barrel for the c98 if you want a barrel get the flatline
Dont get a 16 inch
Buy a empire twister
I have used this barrel and its a great one but it scraches easy and its very quiet but i wouldnt get it. I would get a empire twister but thats just me but i wasted my money on this barrel. I would also think about gettin another one but in a 14 but like I said it scratches way to easy.
I really liked it when i got it but now im tryin to sell it
A5, Lapco dual trigger (mech), trigger job (mirror polished sear, ot mod, slack mod)
12" Lapco Bigshot, Lapco drop foward and adapter, 20oz CO2
Palmer Stabilizer (male)
Pro Team Hyperstar bolt, JCS Power Tube
Any medium to large bore.
Best bbl under $40
Bore not too smooth
Bore dia is out of spec
I would rate this bbl as excellent for being under $40 because I don't think there are better ones out there for this price. The quality is not bad and it does have a nice looking finish. But what I don't understand is all the hype about it.
First of all, the bore is not that smooth inside. Its not rough of course, but no where near mirror like smooth. The transition step, (the part inside under the threading where the actual bore begins) can be a bit smoother.
The bore measured out to be .693 at the back, and .895 at the muzzle. I used a tool I have a work to mearsure bore sizes for shotgun bbls, chokes, casings etc. So its pretty accurate.
Accuracy is ok and will probrably out shoot most bbls in its price range. But ANY Lapco or CP bbl will out shoot it for only $10 to $20 more.
It is not made of ceramic, only a ceramic coating so it is not as fragile as people say it is. It feels fragile because the walls are a bit thinner than most bbls. It is made of T6 aluminum, same materials used on frames of firearms (Berettas, Sigs, AR-15) so its strong and rigid. Don't worry about it bending or breaking but don't run over it with a car to test it.
Its true that ceramic coatings can make a surface more slick but it has to be polished up a lot more to see real differences. This bbl has the coating but lacks the polishing neccessary enough to make it slick. But if you polish too much, the coating is gone.
Ceramic coatings can not penetrate that deep.
It does shoot chopped balls "clean" but many bbls out there without the ceramic coating can do the same.
I give it a 6.5 on the accuracy scale. I do not consider them very accurate by any means.
They are mediocre on the noise level but seriousely, does noise really matter that much in paintball? Maybe if you play 5 on 5 woods ball?
The finish is nice but it does chip easily. It is typical because of the coating.
If $40 is all you have, get it but don't expect it to be one of the best bbl out there. Get it because you want a bbl that is priced right, decent accuracy, and a good step up from your stock bbl.
But you are willing to spend a little more, get a Lapcot "any"Shot, or CP. They are a lot more accurate. Look through a Lapco, and compare it with a JJ. You'll see the difference in smoothness.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 5th, 2004 at 8:51 pm PST
Barrel is fairly inexpensive when compared to many aftermarket barrels. It is also light. I have fired about 500 rounds from my automag through the barrel so far. Not one break.
I matched the size of the paint with the diameter of the barrel to try and get maximum accuracy. My shot grouping was all over the place. I put my stock crown point barrel back on and even though it wasn't sized to the paint being shot, was still way more accurate.
Inexpensive and sized for small bore paint is nice but what good is a barrel if you can't get any accuracy. A friend of mine with the same barrel and same gun laughed when I told him about my problems with it. He had the same problem and though it was something he was doing wrong.
In conclusion, I would NOT put this barrel on my purchase list. It really brings truth to the term "spray and pray" (spray balls all over the place and pray some of them go near the target).