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.
Must use expensive paint with Flatline
Causes opposing team to hate you
The A-5 is a great gun out of the box. It is also very reliable and is backed by the best company in paintball today. The E-Grip is an awesome upgrade for this gun if you play woods ball. If you set it on full auto and turn the cycle rate all the way up, you will scare the crap out of anyone not on your team. This gun is great because it has the cyclone feed system so you can shoot 15 bps and not chop versus buying a $100 hopper to compensate for the cycle rate on any other gun. The Flatline shoots very far and can keep players pinned down from long distances. I recommend buying this gun and then getting E-Grip. I do not recommend buying the RT seperately and installing it yourself, let Tippmann install it.
I would recommend this gun for anyone, but not a newbie. Noobs should start out with a cheap pump so they can appreciate semi's a little more when they get one.
ADCO 30mm Red Dot Sight
Crossfire 4500 psi Nitro System
Flatline Barrel and a Remote Kit
The Cyclone Feeder and the markers overall durability and reliability
No real weakness performance wise, but the marker is rather heavy with the flatline barrel.
I play more woods than indoor so my markers usually take a beating. I can run this marker into the ground over and over again and it will still fire without a problem. There is no problem maintaining this marker. The field strip option is simple and fast. So far with the cyclone feeder, I have not broken a single paintball in the marker. However, because of the cyclone feed, it does tend to eat up more air, but I would rather eat up more air than have to clean a barrel in the field. With the stock barrel, the gun is very accurate between 0 - 75 feet.
This is the strongest marker i have used and it has a lot of options to upgrade. I highly recommend this marker especially if you play woods ball.
PMI Black Maxx - pistol vs. sniper rifle
Spyder Imagine - over rated
Tippmann A-5 with a J&J ceramic Barrel and a psycho ballistics double trigger
J&J 14"ceramic barrel - works very well and doesn't break paint!!!
Double trigger, this gun is designed to shoot fast and the double trigger makes it easier to do that
Flatline Barrel - this is questionable, if you want to keep up with super fast electronic guns then do NOT get this barrel. It may be accurate but it is expensive($120) and it breaks paint when you shoot fast.
Sniper stock - I suggest getting a S.A.W. stock because they are durable and fold so you can reload your gun while the gun is still against your shoulder.
E grip. This makes the trigger pulls more sensitive so you can shoot faster.
Very fast and accurate
Offset hopper so you can use a sight
Front grip comes loose and the handle falls off. Just tighten it though
This gun is wicked awesome, get it for $230, or if you find it cheaper somewhere else 888 will give you a discount off the cheaper price. I wanted a psycho ballistics super bolt but they were too expensive and This gun has proven it was well worth it. I play with a bunch of kids who went out and got spyder imagines, they were devestated when i got the A5 because I was shooting faster and farther then any of them could. This gun is good because there are so many upgrades avaliable. You can buy the gun and upgrade it when you feel like it . This gun is freaking awesome and is worth the extra mula if you want it. I have used my friends for years and recently got one myself and our guns shoot the same. this gun is durable and well worth the money.
This gun is good for any person who wants a gun that is good for tourneys, and scenario play. I gave this gun a 9 because this gun is so much better with a sniper barrel and double trigger.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 at 12:49 pm PST
on my a-5, 68 cui 3000 psi, 14" stainless steel freak kit /w all american front, e-grip, jcs blade trigger, dead on aluminum foregrip, bullet drop forward, dead on rear velocity adjuster
A GOOD BARREL, big air(or CO2) tank, E-GRIP AND JCS DUAL TRIGGER... maybe a drop forward if you like them... definitely a new front grip (the stock one is too small)
Reliable, "User friendly", Fast with e-grip and jcs trigger, accurate, doesn't break paint
Kind of loud; stock everything sucks; not as air efficient as i'd hope.
The tippmann a-5 is simply a great gun. It is basically a tippmann 98 custom that cycles extremely fast for not being electropneumatic and has the "cyclone feed system." The cyclone feed is incredible! It's connected directly to the firing system, so the faster you pull the trigger, the faster the cyclone feeds. There is always a ball in the chamber, so THIS GUN NEVER BREAKS PAINT. i have had mine for almost two years now, and i have never broken a ball (even the terrible field paint.) Also, it is very easy to strip and clean.
Its only minor problems (loudness, needs a big tank, cheap stock parts) can be fixed very easily. To fix the sound problem, get rid of the stock barrel. The air efficiency solution: buy a big air tank. It's that simple. And all its stock parts suck: the barrel is inacurate at over 50 feet, the trigger pull is heavy, and the front grip is too small. These problems can be fixed as follows. JJ ceramic barrel: $35, dead on double trigger: $12, and dead on foregrip: $8. To make you gun a tournament gun that can compete against any other gun, buy a total stainless freak barrel kit with that all american front, get an e-grip and a jcs blade trigger.
I am giving it a 10 because its only minor flaws can be fixed very easily. The best gun for its price in my opinion.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004 at 5:48 pm PST
The cyclone feeder never misses, not too shiny for woods ball, never chops balls
Cant upgrade hopper
Poor hopper design
The gun is over all very good for its price, with the exception of the hopper. the front of it is flat so paintballs that hit it break more often than if it were round. i have heard of hoppers breaking from the impact of a ball. it is very consistent. however the stock barrel is kinda inaccurate, i recommend buying a boom stick or freak barrel. i have heard nothing good about the flat line system. people say the gun is inaccurate, however that is because of the stock barrel, buy a new one and it is fine.
Buy it. i would rather give it an 8.5, but instead i will round up. it is very consistent and hardly ever has problems.
A-5, car stock, expansion chamber fore grip, 14 in. whisper barrel
Hopper is a bit bulky.
It can weigh alot.
I have used many paintball guns but this gun is by far the best ive used. I had fired hundreds of rounds through it and I hadn't chopped a single ball. The guns quick field strip allows it to be quickly oiled. I can strip it and oil it in under 30 seconds. In all the time I have had it I have not had a single problem with the gun at all. This gun is worth every penny.
This gun might now be for beginners because of all the customizations and the price, but this gun is incredibly well made and will be one of the best guns for a long time.
This is the best gun i have ever owned. i am only 13 so th price was good $308.00 that came w/ mask , 20 ounce, and other major supplys. when i first got it was was amazed the the shots that i was making wit this hitting cand from 100 feet with the stock barrel! then when i my 14"barrel i was hitting cans from 175 feet it was amazing!!! but i did realize that i was goin through co2 fast so i refilled my 20 ounce and checked for leaks...none so i decided to get an expansion chamber. A it gained about 70 to 100 shots and B it provided a better hand grip. for this gun i strongly recomend LEARNING TO SHOOT LEST HANDED. i am a lefty but tried a game righty and i couldnt believe how many times i got shot in the hopper and the area where the cyclone feed system is. But being lefty solves that because the bunker hides all of that. One more thing i would like to address is the noise. I read over 100 reviews about this gun before i bought it on how the noise is so loud and it is bad for playing cuz it gives away where you are. I actually find it better, especially when playing in the woods cuz all u have to do is turn the gun upside down and fire 5 times not waysting any paint. the sound provides good cover so that one of your team members can run to another location undetected. and it spooks the apposing team.
This gun is the best. After using this i am deperate to use my friends dye matix and see if that even stands up to my a-5. and if it does it cant be any better.
2k2 Intimidator (black to blue fade) with Evil asa, Evil bolt, Evil ram and ram cap, Evil detonator reg(inline), Evil Repirator(lpr), Evil grips and a Kapp mini drop with a System X on/off
WAS 2.8 board
45/4500 LP Crossfire
Ripped Halo B
Five bore Scepter barrel kit
This was my first marker and it functioned extremely well. nothing ever wen wrong with it and I was very happy with it. The accuracy of it was decent at best with the stock barrel but u have to remember that it's only an 8 inch stock barrel. This thing worked extremly well for woods ball because it has a low profile and it is fairly compact. The best upgrade you could ever buy for this gun is without a doubt the flatline barrel. You can really reach out and get people that have no range on you at all.
This gun is a very good first or second marker and with the flatline barrel you will own anyone you playa in woodsball as long as you have some skills.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 17th, 2005 at 6:31 pm PST
impulse with vision coming soon but now i have an a5
new barrel, low pressure kit to save air and give the gun consistancy most of the upgrades are just to make the gun work like most guns usally do stock WASTE OF MONEY
U PPL DONT SEE THAT THIS GUN IS SLOWWW but most woodsballers dont need speed
I won this gun for free at an s game last june. I like the gun its the best gun if u like woods ball. I play speed ball alot more then i play woods so this gun dosent fit me. The first time i used this gun i loved it. Then when i started shooting alot, i started to realize that this gun sucks down gas. I shoot like 800 rounds and i had to fill my 16oz tank 2 times. It sucked because i had to keep leaving the feild left and right. Each time i left the feild i would have to re chrono the gun. I wouldnt mind it but with this gun it goes from 260 to 290. NOT GOOD. This gun is also super acccurate. i can nail someone from 50 feet away with the stock barrel. If u are the person that likes to hide and snipe then this is the gun for you.
this is a fast good gun and the best for woods that i can think of. good for sniping.
O and why does everyone who plays woodsball have to have a gun the is so heavy looks cool but shoot slow, just advise make the gun fast the make it look good. look at all the pic above all the guns are stock but look cool
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, December 30th, 2004 at 8:19 pm PST