The all new Brass Eagle Tactical T-StormÔŅĹ semi-automatic paintball marker takes woods play to the next level. Loaded with all the features a player desires, the all new T-Storm marker is sure to be a big hit and deliver plenty of hits on the field.
tactical loader with elbow - features 140 count capacity and an easy to open flip cap lid
tactical foregrip - deliver comfort and control while providing support for quick and accurate movement of your marker
double finger blade trigger - for increased firing rate
offset feedport - for better visibility and increased aiming accuracy
2 step field strip technology - top cocking pull pin allows you to remain in the game and internal quick-release pin for maintenance after the game
removable ported aluminum barrel - for increased accuracy and reduced noise
soft touch grip panels - for increased comfort and feel
The Brass Eagle T-Storm is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
- Misc. low end mechanical markers: The T-Storm performs above most run of the mill low cost mechanical markers, especially a lot of the one's used as rentals.
- Tippmann 98 Custom: The 98 is better in every way, but the T-Storm isn't too far behind in performance and the price makes the T-Storm better for a starter if cash is limited.
Currently in the market.
- New hopper is an absolute must.
- New barrel would be another good investment.
- Very good price.
- Use's the KISS theory (Keep it simple stupid).
- Hopper stands out like a clown in a warzone.
This was the first marker that I ever bought and I found myself to be very satisfied with my purchase. The Brass Eagle T-Storm isn't a stellar marker, but for $60 it more than exceeded any reasonable expectations for a marker under $100. Truth be told it kept up with most mechanical markers I played against and while playing woodsball with it I found that it worked very nicely against even very expensive electronic markers too.
The marker I found was rugged enough to survive a lot of the abuse that comes with woodsball (climate, twigs, dirt, direct hits, etc.). As far as chopping balls go it was highly dependent on the rate of fire. If I was pulling the trigger as fast as I could during a speeball game I'd have it spit liquid about once every five hundred or so shots. But during most woodsball games or any game when I wasn't trying to lay down a hail storm I very rarely had a ball break. And given the field I was playing at for all of my time with that marker I noticed a lot of guys with much nicer markers were having similar amounts of breakage, so I think a lot of it may have been the field paint. But overall as long as you're not trying to use it like an electronic marker there shouldn't be a problem. The range and accuracy on it was also pretty reasonable. It could use a barrel upgrade, but the stock barrel does a decent job.
The biggest disadvantage of the T-Storm is that the stock hopper is very badly designed. It's simply too much of a target. The shape of it is more like a gigantic rifle scope rather than the more curved designs you see with most markers. While it's suitable for carrying a good amount of paint it's a huge target. It's also a pretty loose fit on the elbow which can lead to the hopper actually coming off from vibrations while running. I've also had the cap shot off during a match which wasn't a big deal since it would still go on, but being disconnected from it's hinge means it can easily get lost while reloading and can collect dirt on it if you have to set it down when reloading. So the hopper is the one thing that should be upgraded quickly. If cash is available for accessories I'd highly recommend getting a hopper at the same time as your purchase the T-Storm, or at least before you play with it.
Just keep in mind if you plan on upgrading the T-Storm that the Picatinny rails system isn't real, it's just for show. So if you plan on putting any really neat high end accessories that use that system it won't work with the T-Storm. However a lot of those accessories cost about as much as this marker kit, so I'd recommend just buying a new marker if you're planning on spending that much money into the sport.
The mask has also been more than adequate. I never had any issues with it and never saw it fog up a single time. I've used it in both snowstorms (was using a snowblower last month) and in the middle of the summer after a major downpour the previous day. The protection it offers will cover your entire face, it offers good visibility, and doesn't seem to have any issues fogging up. So while it may be a cheap mask I never had any problems with it until my younger brother's friend decided to decorate it which sadly no piece of equipment is impervious to.
Overall the Brass Eagle T-Storm is a fantastic starter marker. I wouldn't recommend it for any serious players that aren't short on cash, but if you're looking to buy your first marker or are just low on dough this is a good investment. Sadly it's easy outmatched in speedball, but it does excel at woodsball.
Replace the o-rings
Oil the whole gun top to bottom
Replace the Barrel (Spyder Threads)
Lots of useless plastic
I needed a backup gun for other people to borrow and this came with the whole kit so I got it. First reaction the finish coat makes this gun feel even cheaper then it is. Its fairly light and sturdy and seems like it will do the job. I noticed a number of things that I wanted to take care of right away before I even shot it. I took it apart oiled it. Some of the o-rings were a little on the small size so I upgraded them. I also noticed that the stock barrel was apparently make by cavemen with rocks... As much as I dont like spending money on cheap guns I bought the VL carbon fiber Barrel for this and it fit great.
NOTE: Add a second thick o-ring on ANY barrel that you add to this. They didn't allow enough space in the threading so you squish some of the barrel.
I also took some superfine sandpaper and cleaned up every seam in the gun.
Remove the stock hopper and never use it again. It holds less paint and attracts far more then a normal hopper. Get a VL Elbow with the liner and remove the liner to make it fit. The feed Neck is slightly bigger then normal and makes replacing the hopper difficult.
I also made a PVC stock and fitted a front foam grip. Now, with maintance the gun works great and we use it on most weekends. The rate of fire is just low enough that I haven't had any ball chops Though I did break a few in the barrel before I upgraded.
If you like to tinker or need a backup gun this is a good gun for the money. But if you dont plan to change it at all buy a refurbish Spyder victor or an Icon X because this gun is no good stock.
Upgraded I would give this an 8 but stock its only a...
This gun is okay. More or less a noob gun. Frankly, if you like this kind of gun, get a 98 custom or an A5. The only good thing is the grip and double finger trigger. But serously get a better gun. Dont waste your time with Brass Eagle. Save your money. B y the way im cool
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20 oz co2 tank
new barrel so it shoots more accurate and shoots better, also get a new hopper
It is very light. almost same setup as a 98custom
Chops balls but not much, needs a new barrel, and new hopper
This is a very good starter set. If you get this marker upgrade the barrel and hopper. This gun does chop some balls, but not tht much. If your a beginner id recomend you get this. I Just got this gun and i like it very much, but then again i just started playign woodsball, but ive played speedball before and the guns are completley differetn
after a while this gun is nothing but crap. when i first got it, it was kinda good. but now six months later, its crap. if u have the money get somthing better
get this if your a beginner, it has the same set up as a tipman 98. THIS IS A WOODSBALL GUN !!!!! dont get this if your gonna play speed ball.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 4:51 pm PST
Chops balls like carzy
8 bps(balls per second)
this gun is good for little kids but its slow and it chops balls almost every time you shoot. Its pretty loud and its stock o-rings are crap(i tried to wash it off and it broke) I went through a whole case of twothousand paintballs and choped about 85 percent of them. If u want this gun i recomend to make sure u have a paintball in the chamber before you shoot. You have to shake it to get balls in the chamber. This gun is cheap i got it for about 60 dollars. it comes with a JT Raptor mask, lubrication adn allen wrenches. This gun like i said is good for the young paintballer.
This gun is cheap and durable but is noise gives it away and its stock hopper is a paint magnet.It chops balls alot.
Overall i have to say that i was impressed. This was a pretty decent gun, for BE that is. These guys were going for the tactical line, they made a gun that LOOKED tactical. The gun has a FAKE rail, cheesy designs on the side, a poorly designed barrelshroud/forgrip and a stacked tube design. the internal peices were poorly constructed and incredibly basic. The bottom line and receiver surprised me when it actually worked. However the gun was light and felt nice to hold good ergonomics. Accuracy wise the stock barrel shot decent grouping, about twice the size of my upgraded barrel (about a 4 foot diameter), but for that price level its ok.
The air was well regulated, shots were consistent powerwise.
When i stripped it i had to take the handle off to get the hamher back in, kind of annoyed me.
Big mistake on BE's part. the hopper. Why? hideous number one BIG target number 2.
All together it appears decent but it seems like its just going to fall apart.
Would I buy this gun? No.
Should you buy this gun? yes IF you just want to try out paintball for cheap and you want a beater gun that will be quickly replaced with something durable.
Tippmann A-5, flatline barrell, cyclone feed with 2 20oz CO2 tanks
Wastes ALOT of CO2
HUGE trigger pullback
can't really adjust the velocity
I bought this gun and i thought it would be killer. I figured out that it would be super customizable.
First time I tried it I went through a 20oz co2 tank as fast as my friend with a bt-4 combat went through a 12oz.
It was very loud but light as well.
The second time I EVER went paintballing with it was in a big match.
About half way through the day I was shooting and I realized that all of the co2 was flying out the back of the marker and that the paintballs were just barely falling out of the barrel!
The pin fell right out in the middle of the game!!
Even if you're a begginer, do NOT buy this gun. PLEASE!
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u.s. army alpha black, smart parts 12 inch barrel
find a new barrel and def go with h.p.a. this gun works wonderfully on h.p.a.
Light, easy to maintain, and cheap
Loud as a 22 and very slow fire rate
Bought this on clearance $40 for my girlfriend who was looking into trying the sport she loves this gun we've blasted over 5000 rounds out of it and only chopped one so far def looking into a stock and barrel for her she can hit targets up to 90 ft away
If your new to the game and want an inexpensive marker to get u started in woods ball and scenario games this is it just don't go to the x-ball fields looking for a fight you'll get slaughtered
Its fairly accurate, lightweight, fast and compact.
Its chops paintballs unless you use the professional grade paintballs.
This gun is good for beginers that are being introduced into paintball. The gun was ok, but it does have some problems such as the paintballs chopping, this isnt good especially in an woodsball becuase the chopped paint reduces accuracy and creates sludge in the bolts of the gun reducing the rate of fire as well. The good things about this gun is that it is compact, lightweight, and fairly accurate. But if your serious about woodsball, I recomend a Tippmann paintball marker they have the most realistic markers on the market for a descent price. Thats why I bought a Tippmann Alpha Black Tactical marker to replace the T-Storm.
If your serious about woodsball, I recomend a Tippmann paintball marker they have the most realistic markers on the market for a descent price. Thats why I bought a Tippmann Alpha Black Tactical marker to replace the T-Storm.
Longer barrel, scope, larger tank, bipod, And a CAR Stock
Not much chopping
The Hopper is gigantic
Low rate of fire (8 BPS)
Noisy when Fired
I was looking to get into the game, and I was looking online at Canadian Tire's website, and I stumbled across this gun. The gun works well, but I get the occasional chopped ball. The gun itself lookes good, the foregrip included is very useful it gives the gun some looks. It is very easy to field strip... Just pull a pin, and the whole thing comes out in less than a minute...my recorrd for cleaning and reassembling is less than 45 seconds. The trigger has to be pulled back too far for the gun to fire, and if you do fire, then everyone will know your position, due to the loud noise of the pin hitting the main body. This gun would work well as a sniper, if you could find the parts. There are some places that will do custom work for them. The accuracy was great, I was hitting a foot wide tree (the trunk was actually less) from 60 paces. It is very light, so go all out with the 20 oz. tank. The way I try to play is take a shot, then get away, because you will get shot very quickly, And hope for headshot
This gun is great for kids who want to get into the game, and it's okay for fun games in the backyard. The gun is hard to customize, but not that many kids want an AK-47 milsim marker...do they? I give it a 6...the cost (80$) was cheap for a decent marker that at least works.