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.
The Tippmann A-5 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
I shot this at my friends house in colorado springs I went up there and there dad said I could try my new gun there I did and it put holes in cardbord from 20 yards wut I aimed in my sights and it missed by abt 3 inches.Im also going to use it to play with 2 other friends this weekend
I would Like to start off by saying that this is by far the best marker I ever owned. This is the second A-5 I have owned, I bought it back in December 2009. My old A-5 lasted me about 5 years, after I bought the new one, I gave the old one to my younger brother because he was showing alot of interest in the sport.
This paintball marker is built to last. It preforms awesome out of the box, its consistant, the cyclone feed system is great.
When I got my new A-5 i also ordered a expansion chamber, and a new barrel with it. If you are running CO2 you should consider buying one. as most of us know the stock A5 barrel is ok but its not great. I bought a 12" Lapco Bigshot Apex, and a 14" battlestikxx hammer head. I also own a Flatline barrel but I haven't used it in a long time. The flatline is a great upgrade for the A5 but I now prefer the APEX over it.
As for the expansion chamber, it is a must for CO2 users. The expansion chamber will keep your A5's shots more consistant, and you will also be able to get more shots per tank. It will also be easier on the internals of you marker because you wont be getting any liquid CO2 in you marker thus extending the life of you A5.
The cyclone feed system is great. Tippmann claims it can reach 15BPS which it does, I have heard that the paddles in the cyclone can break paint in the winter due to the cold air making the paintballs brittle. I haven't had this problem but you can buy softer paddles from action village for $15. other then that it seem to be of good quality and I dont foresee any problems with it.
I like the push pin system for the A5, It makes it so much easier to field strip, and to clean the marker. I do remember the push pins would break after a year or 2 of use, you can order a parts kit from tippmann which include the pins, or you can get them on action village cheap.
This marker is loud and has a very distinct sound, I personally like this but if you dont the only things you can do is get a new barrel, even then it really doesn't make a huge difference.
I often refer to the A5 as the "AK-47" of paintball guns... Its durable, accurate, reliable, and in the right hands it will last a very long time. Im sure alot of people will argue this but this is hands down the best woodsball gun ever.
If you are looking for a reliable, and up-gradable marker, well then this is the one for you. If you are a scenario or just a regular joe woodsballer its a must have marker.
14" smart parts progressive barrel
Red hot power tube
Vented Cyclone piston housing
12 gram co2 adapter
pure energy 48/3000 HPA
Offset hopper adapter
lapco rail offset
14-16 inche barrel
anything tech t
lots of upgrades
good fire rate
push pin field strip feature
Bad on air
I bought this gun and thought it would be decent and it was it was. I was surprised how good it was. I brought mine to my local paintball feild and surprised how it did playing woods ball, the marker has a nice fire rate and is perfect for mid range shooting. The stock barrel however is bad. It is loud and inaccurate so I would recomend buying a new barrel. This gun is really bad on gas I was using a 9oz and getting only 350 shots(in 20 degree celcius weather). But when you try out this gun all of the problems seem pretty minor because the gun has a good rate of fire, you will not need a electric hopper and there are many availible upgrades, this is a good marker. I give this marker a 9 because there is always room to improve. I would reccomend tech-t upgrades because they are good parts that are built to last and do what they say. I would also recomend a barrel. I would get apex or flatline.
Its a good gun I would recomend this gun. This is a good marker for the begginer to intermidiate player. You will not be disapointed.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 2:23 pm PST
Spyder Mr1, Tippman 98 custm pro ACT, Spyder Shudder.
Tippmann A-5, Smart parts 14" Barrel
New barrel...cosmetic stuff up to you.
Well built, rate of fire,as accurate as they come.
Higher C02 use due to cyclone feed. Not bad though.
After Paintballing for the last four years and Lots of on-line reserchas well as talking to other players. trying diffrent makers . I purchased my own tippmann A-5. There is a reason why these makers have such a loyal following. IT JUST PLAIN WORKS!! I'm not a kid i am a full grown adult who will tell you if you are going to put down your hard earned money on a marker this is the way to go. I have watched friends / other players play with alot of diffrent markers in all sorts of weather, most of the time they spent there time working on there markers instead of playing. I have been there myself before I bought the A-5 and that gets old fast. The Cyclone feed is great, the A-5 is designed around this incrediable feed system and your rate of fire will amaze you. I shoot with a purpose not just spray and pray. Upgrade the barrel and as far as im concerned performance wise you are good to go.
This is the last marker you will buy if you are a woodsballer!! It is the AK 47 of the paintball world. Allways works tough as nails. Deadly!!
delta elite. brass eagle. the delta elite in my opinion has nothing on the A5 and is due for a remodeling where the brass eagle is just idiotic for a gun. the A5 is the best gun I've used so far.
Tippmann 20 inch sniper barrel
Tippmann composite commando stock
Tippmann remote line
extreme energy 20 ounce c02 tank
daisy 30x scope
a shroud and get multiple barrels of multiple length.
little to no maintenance
powerful and long range
Hard to find accessories at local shops.
this is a great marker for scenario players or people who play woodsball on a large field. my first marker had it for 3 years and loving it. haven't bought another marker yet. don't see the need for multiple markers. Best if customized with your own combat flair.
I would and have recommended this product to everyone I know. great if you have money to spend and like high quality low maintenance gear.
OK, so I went to a paintball camp last week and my gun broke so one guy let me use his A5 while he wasnt playing and let me just say: THIS GUN IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trigger pull is perfect i love the single trigger cyclone feed system can feed 15 bps which is awesome u dont need an electric hopper and the accuracy w/the stock barrel is amazing!! I had so much fun playing woodsball with this gun.
it doesnt rlly matter wut ur skill level is,this gun is amazing! U definately need 2 get itfor PB!
kingman spyder (nothing compared to this.. although pretty good)
Planet eclipse Etek 3
hammerhead sharktooth 8.5 inch rifled barrel
filed down sights and top
change the barrell... it is pretty good to start with but i would consider changing it if your thinking of a modification.. and switch to an HPA rather then a CO2.... IF U CAN AFFORD IT.
Wide range of modifications
B rrel isnt very consistent
tippmann A5.. one of their best products ever made.. it is legendary and an absolutely fierce marker.. but i must say, tippmann has sacrificed a lot for durability, but it still is one of the best marker out there.
the tippmann A5 is matte black, i like matte black and it doesnt feel cheap at all, even the plastic trigger. but dont be put off by the thought of a plastic trigger because it is highly durable, unlike the ones that you see on incredibly cheap markers which sometimes break after a few pulls. one of the best features of this gun is the cyclone feed, not many gun has this, but it is phenomenal. the amount of paint you can shoot without breaking with this feed system is incredible. instead of the loader having to keep up with you, YOU have to keep up WITH THE loader, it shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger. another thing i like about this gun is its adaptibility, you can use this gun for almost any scenarios... you need to snipe? switch to a longer barrel or rifled one.. going assault? put a shorter one on..need to be a heavy gunner? slap on a RT trigger and blat away! and speakin of rt triggers.. this is one of the best upgrades you can get for your A5! who needs electro? this beast of an upgrade will allow you to shoot up to 15 rounds a second.. WITH NO ELECTRICS.. its all air assisted, thus less prone to breaking down and is as reliable as the gun itself.. and the only way u cant use an rt is wen u have no gas at all!!!.. it can also go beyond 15BPS if you fit a bigger hosing and banjo then the stock one... the barrell however, let me down a little... it was quite accurate but not consistent enough... you cant blame the tank for this one cause i used a HPA tank which is very consistent from 1 bar onwards.. and i was sure i had more then 1 bar.. so i recommend you change the barrell... now ppl might telll you to get a flatline barrel if you have an A5, but i whole heartedly disagree.. to me personally.. i find it horrible.. i do like its range but in the heat of a battle.. a barrel break in the barrel of a flatline is absolutely horrible to clean.. maintaining it can be tough also..and it is quite picky on which paintballs you use.. so beware.. but honestly its up to u.. another good feature about the A5 is its fear factor.. you have two choices of modification.. performance or the looks (cosmetics) i personally went to performance.. both does scare the guys in one way or another.. but me.. i have performance.. so basically outside it looks like a normal A5, but dont underestimate it cause the inside.. well.its got some serious beef... set it up with an RT ttrigger and a hammerhead sharktooth barrel as well as a squegee paddle with a lightning rod system with a quick exhaust as well as a polished internals.. makes a formidable gun in the field.. guys might think *ahh just another rental, i can totally own him* but wen ur in the game BAM!! u run around taking guys out.. which is what i love doing... a complain that i have about this gun is.. that it is a comlpete air hog.. i have to gas up my marker after every game, (i shot around 450 rounds in one round) but who cares!!! it might be gas hog but i still love it!! another good reason to get this gun is that it has endless possibilities of modifications, you can make it look like any gun on the planet.. a G36? no problem!! a AK47? piece of cake!! a M107 sniper rifle? you kiddin me??!!! you can even mix and match.. like hae a little of a M4.. a lil of an AK47 a lil of a niper rifle... and make it look completely awesome! however.. i must enforce one thing.. and that is that this gun.. is not for everyone.. some ppl might find the weight a bit off putting.. and sometimes even the looks... but to me.. why should i care about the weight? it makes it all the more realistic!!
this marker is completely reliable.. i have used it for 2 years and i have never had a break in those two years... i love this gun.. however.. its not for everyone.. go to ur local shop.. take a feel of it.. and see whether you like it or not.... cause all in all.. i wont be using the gun u chose... u will... and also.. keep a track of the amount of money u spend for this gun.. cause it can get out of control.. ive seen a 3000$ A5 which was completely pimped out.. so be careful.. and at the end.. .last but not least...play safe and have fun.. thats what matters...!!!
BPS is low out of the box but can be improved
This marker was made for woodsball. It doesn't have the BPS for speedball but that's not what its meant for.
The only thing that matters for a woodsball marker is durability, dependability, and accuracy.
In the 2 years I've used it, I haven't broken a thing on it. I broke 2 remote lines in that time though.
This thing fires no matter what I do it. I've dragged it on the ground, I've banged it against trees, I even dropped it in mud. As long as you can pull the trigger, it'll shoot. Other markers are worried any time they drop paintballs on the ground. You can't use those anymore! Not with a Tippmann. It'll shoot rocks if you ask it to. (Don't ask it to)
Accuracy, not all too bad. Your playing woodsball, you don't need to shoot all too far. A better barrel to get those far shots though would be nice. I got a cheap J&J ceramic one and I can shoot 50+ feet with accuracy. Anything more than that I wouldn't bother shooting anyways.
A must for woodsballers. The A5 is very dependable and easy to upgrade. The stock barrel is not accurate at long range, but a small purchase of the 12" or 14" barrels will fix this problem. I've never had a paintball break while feeding into the barrel.
I must say, the Dogleg stock is another upgrade people should look into if they don't run into close quarters. The reason being is the design of the stock lets the player look down the sights of the marker while wearing a face mask. It is hard to with other stocks because of the way the mask rests against the stock.
I easily recommend a ten for the A5. Even with newer paintball guns that should have this out of date, it still rocks and has never let me down in the two years I've owned it.
Tippmann A5, SP tactical barrel, Ncstar red dot sight, 9 0z co2 tank
Response Trigger, After market barrel, new powertube.
fairly Accurate, effecient, iron sights, mil-sim look, sturdy. Cool upgrades
Heavy? Loud. Stock barrel sucks.
only one problem i had with the tippmann a5, Took it out to the field and had no problems, no chops or breaks. go home and take it apart to clean and oil it, after i took out all the push pins and took out the tombstone , my rear bolt and everything that comes after that, wouldn't come out. so i called redcell paintball and asked them about it, they said to loosen up some reciever screws and it should come out, so i loosended them up and everything came out like it should, not a big problem, just more screws to take out everytime i clean it.
Overall, great gun, needs a new barrel ( DW is good one ), kinda loud, i guess, its heavy but i don't complain.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 12:39 pm PST