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Number of Reviews: 1376
Average Rating: 9.2 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $272

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The All New Tippmann A-5 is a high performance paintball marker with the patented Cyclone Feed System. The Cyclone Feed System Links the Feeder Sprocket to the Air System. The Faster you shoot, the faster the Tippmann A-5 feeds. Pull the Trigger 15 times a second, and the Tippmann A-5 feeds 15 balls per second. The Tippmann A-5 is also easy to clean and maintain with its no tool field strip feature. Innovative technology, maximum firepower, unsurpassed accuracy and Tippmann durability are the core foundations of the all new Tippmann A-5.
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¿PaintTheWorld? Thursday, April 4th, 2002
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Only tested1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Marker Setup: 2001 Autococker, Ricochet, boomstick, shockteck front end kit, kapp reflex frame, supa fly bolt, tornado valve
Recommended
Upgrades:
It is good stock but as always the stock tube needs to go quick!
Strengths: When I tested this out at my proshop I could shoot this about as fast as I could my cocker with the stock frame. The new loading system does its job well but is a little bit on the bulky side (personal preference). The stock tube preformend decently but YOU NEED TO UPGRADE IT!!!!!!! When I used this thing with a J&J Pro 1 the shot groupings closed up a great deal. Tippmann did a good job recreating the MP5 with the forward cocking and position of the grip. It is also field strippable wich is a big change from the M98. Looks intimidating. The drop in kits will be formatted to fit in this gun like the RT kit the electro kit as well as the FLATLINE wich is a big plus!!!!.
Weaknesses: IT TAKES CARBINE THREADED BARELLS!!!! Do not buy a m98 threaded barrell it will not fit!!! But even though the flatline will still only be available for the pro carbine sorry!! So this makes the choice of barrells pretty slim compared to other guns like the cocker or even the M98. Not much, its a else a good solid gun. REMEBER NO M98 THREADED BARRELS!!
Conclusion: good solid gun great performance and its a tippmann so you could run over a truck with it. But because its a tippmann it will not get much respect from the tourney players but I have a feeling this is the new must have gun for scenario games. I am not sure how this gun would preform in the long run but in my brief encounter with it the gun preformed alomst flawless.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Thursday, April 4th, 2002
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Experience:
2 years
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Hmm, not a whole lot like it, maybe the 98C, but not many guns use the two handle type of thing where the front grip is integrated into the design. As for preformance, comes close to a Stock Autococker, maybe even an upgraded one, but don't expect this to be used by seriuos toruney players. I'd say for hardcore scenario/woods/rd players.
Marker Setup: CCI VSC Phantom (15rd tube, 14" Stock), 45 Gripe, T-Stock, Tuned Port Comp Kit, and Barrel Extension
Recommended
Upgrades:
barrel upgrade, maybe an RT to maximize on the firepower/rate that the marker can feed
Strengths: I like the way Tippmann always has a front grip on all their guns, or at least something to put your other hand. Some people complain about the grip, but it's not that uncomfortable. Trigger pull is smooth and short (could use a little work), fire fast...it's all good
Weaknesses: Stock barrel sucks, but it's expected, altohugh if a new players gets the gun, he'll think it sux becuase the barrel is so bad, but it's better than the 98C barrels. The loader is a bit bulky although not that much bigger than a normal hopper, just around the neck area.
Conclusion: Okay, stop complaining about it's looks, we're not basing the guns preformance on looks, we're basing it on the preformance. Neither are we basing it on personal preference, that guy who gave the gun a 5 probably hasn't even used the thing. I'd get this gun if I had enough money, but I don't, although I did get to fire it recently. I was impressed by the quality-preformance-price ratio.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Unregistered User Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002
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Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Model 98, Dark Angel, PGI Mayhem
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5, Crossfire 68/4500
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel, maybe put a regulator on it and a drop forward, I am.
Strengths: FIrst this thing will never break down on you because it's a TIppmann. You get reliability and if it does break down they'll probably send you a new one (I've heard of stories like that). It feeds very well, the only breaks were in the barrel and not a feeding/chopping issue. IT's like the model 98 but so much better. THe trigger is lighter, the cocking system is enclosed so you doesn't have to worry about be stuff in your gun that'll mess it up and feeding is great. It's also quieter than the stock model 98 (a barrel with porting could help quit a bit though). It's not as wide as people thing/ say. And it feelsbalanced even though the feeding system is on the side.


Another thing! I PICKED MINE UP FOR ONLY $270!!!!!!!!!!
Weaknesses: I think only barrel could be changed. Tippmann has been increasing hte quality of their stock barrels but I'd recommend changing it. As with all guns, nitro will help accuracy immensely as will a 2nd regulator. I'm thinking of puttign a drop forward on it to hide hte tank a little.
Conclusion: Totally worth it. WHy are people giving it a 5 because they don't agree with the MSRP. ONly a few placing are selling it for $370. I've seen it for $320 and $300 at alot of sites and I got mine for only $270.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Unregistered User Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002
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Less than a month3 of 38 people found this review helpful.

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Experience:
More than 5 years
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Products Used:
Spyder TL+, Tippmann Pro Carb, Automag RT, E-Mag, Tippmann Model 98, Spyder Classic
Recommended
Upgrades:
Any barrel
Strengths: In my opinion, there is very little that is good about it. The main features that stick out to me are the vertual indestructability of ALL Tippmann made guns, with the field strip capabilities of a Spyder. Also, most guns in the "better" semi-auto category, like the A-5 and the Spyder Shutter are very reliable.
Weaknesses: 1. Looks - Now, if you take off the barrel and foregrip, it looks just like a Model 98, minus the HUGE feed port. Also, the gun's blocky design does not appeal to all. Also, Tippmann is trying to hard to make it look like an MP5-K. Nice try, but it doesn't work for me.

2. Barrel - The stock barrel sucks, but, what do you expect from a stock barrel. Due to the crappiness of all stock barrels, this point will not be included in the final "score". But just to let you know, you WILL want a new barrel.

3. New Hopper - Ahh yes, the mighty Cyclone system. The big flat surfaces on each end of the hopper stick out from a bunker and practically say "Shoot me here". Also, if you find your self out-feeding this hopper (Which is very unlikeyl because it gets 15 bps), you cannot add a warp feed. Unfortunate.

4. Feel - This gun feels kind of awkward in your hands at first, but it eventually grows on you.

5. Pricetag - I know you can find it for around $340, but honestly, you can pay $370 and get a much better, more Tourney-Worthy gun, the beloved Autococker. Yes, the Autococker takes som practice to get the air-flow settings right, but it is hands down a better gun then the A-5.
Conclusion: Overall, I give this gun a 5. I do this, mainly because of the price, and also the "lack" of an upgradable hopper. This gun is VERY well made, and I would recommend it, however, take a look at other guns as well. This gun is not, in my opinion, a good gun to play in a Tourney with, however it is a fine choice for a mid-level semi-auto. I do not recommend this gun for beginners.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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pepprdog Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002
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Only tested1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Own all models of Tippmanns and AGD mini-mag eclypse with Z-grip. All highly modified.
Marker Setup: A couple of highly modified 98, F/A, SL68, Carbine, Chrome MiniMag Eclypse with Z-grip.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel and possibly nitro.
Strengths: Weight, balance, extreme rate of fire, looks, low profile, Tippmann service and durability, easy maintenance. With the many upgrade kits coming for the A-5 that are already available for the 98 this is going to be my personal choice as "primary marker" moving my 98 to backup statis.
Weaknesses: No real problems or shortcomings other than the typical Tippmann barrel.
The previous reviewers can have no experience with this marker. None have been shipped or received by buying customers and unless you went to the factory on very specific days the marker wasn't available for testing by anyone not directly affiliated with Tippmann.
Conclusion: This is going to be a great dependable woods, senario game marker. So many of "shortcomings" of the 98 have been addressed during the designing making this easily disassembled and re assembled, cleaned and maintained not to mention many of the pieces that had to be bought to upgrade the 98 are included with the A-5. The 98 is a great marker for many paintball players and the A-5 is a great step forward for Tippmann.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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RRjoker Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002
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Only tested1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
98, diff mods of
Marker Setup: currently:
sts
freak system
45 45 air system
9 revy
Recommended
Upgrades:
good barrel and nitro
My choice- 10 inch CP or something of the like, maybe dye UL, and a 51ci tank going vert into the gun....makes it REALLY compact and light
Strengths: * fast fire rates
* easy to field strip (yes boys and girls, its a tippmann and you can actually do a field strip!) break down, clean, and reassemble in like 40 seconds or so
* really light and easy to use with the foregrip on it
* made by tippmann
* it looks like a freakin MP5, man!
* helluva nice trigger
Weaknesses: * kinda awekward loading system, but if you've ever had to handle a 98 with a fully loaded rev on it, you wont notice any big diff.
* all those newbies running around, and maybe even some more experienced guys, are gonna have some soiled drawers when you bunker them with what looks like a real assault rifle
Conclusion: lets see.........i se this thing becoming really big with scenario people just cause of the looks and the fact that it looks like an MP5...they always seem to be big into that kinda thing, go figure :D But it has some really good performance, and a really inovative feed design (coming from an older tippmann, i think like a tippmann S/F, maybe...dont hold me to that) but it can feed like a madman...no battery waste, and it keep up with your trigger cause thats what it is...you fire, it loads. I got a smeak preview at a local store, got it out back with like 200 rounds. It was sweet man...ive handled Mp5's before, i think if i can get a CAR stock like a 98's im gonna have me a whole new gun.
Conclusion...do i think I'll see it at tournies...probaly not, just cause tip's dont got that rep of tournie guns. but who knows? but i do know you can intimidate the HELL outta your local field by showing up with this bad boy, and its got the performace to back up the first impressions.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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