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Number of Reviews: 165
Average Rating: 8.9 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $150

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Introducing the All New E-Grip, Electronic Grip System. The E-Grip system uses an electronic control board to activate a solenoid. When activated, the solenoid disengages the sear, which in turn fires the marker. The System is powered by a concealed 9 Volt Battery. All electronic components are completely contained inside the grip, which allows you to quickly and easily change grips.

Fire Modes:
Semi-Auto: Fires 1 Shot for each trigger pull.
Auto-Response: Fires 1 Shot for each trigger pull or release.
Full Auto: Fires Repeatedly as long as the trigger is held.
3 Shot Burst: Fires 3 Shots for each trigger pull.
Turbo: Fires 1 shot for every trigger pull, fires 1 shot for every trigger pull or release if the time between trigger pulls is less than .25 seconds.
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The Tippmann E-Grip is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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bezerker Saturday, February 1st, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
A-5 with R/T
Marker Setup: A-5 E-grip
14 Dye
Nitrogen
Strengths: It's about the fastet thing I have seen yet for the A-5 so many more BPS than my A-5 when it had the R/T.
Weaknesses: Tippmann should have made the battery more accessible. You shouldn't have to take apart the lower receiver everytime the battery needs replacement. I am drilling a small hole in the handle and running longer wires along the side where the cyclone feed is and mounting the battery under the feed system.

I did have a hard time installing, the armature pin keep falling out of place when trying to put the grip back togther. This is one reason why the battery should be more accesible.

The mode selector switch is a bit strange I don't know why they made it an eight position switch, when you can only use four modes. It is hard to tell what mode your in the only why I could is to shoot it.
Conclusion: Other than battery replacement being a pain I feel that everyone that ones an A-5 should get an E-grip it really does shoot a ton of paint fast!. I can not give it a ten because of the difficulty in installing and battery issue.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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MRJMF Thursday, January 30th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
R/t on tippmann 98c
Marker Setup: A-5
E-grip
Nitro
Strengths: *Fast as hell
*very very easy to install, depite the other reviews here i found that the installation was a brezee and the push pins went right in
*as for the price,personally,for the fun its completly worth it
Weaknesses: nothing really, except for not including a battery for over 100 dollars and i didnt like the way the solenoid engaged the first time i put the battery on .other than those small things it rocks....also becareful with the mode selection and ROF switchs they seem fragile
Conclusion: fantastic product that will even the score with you and that guy with the angel
Rating:
10 out of 10
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GwanGwanish Sunday, January 12th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month18 of 23 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Just the regular A5 without egrip
Marker Setup: *Tippmann A5 with hopper upgrade
*12in Lapco Bigshot barrel
*GTA Double Trigger
*Xcore 8stage expansion chamber
*Egrip
Strengths: *Fast, Tippmann Effect clocked it at 22bps,
*Multi modes of fire so you can find whats best for you
*Speed Adjuster so you can slow it down or speed up the firing rate, incase your using cheap field paint thats brittle
*Easy to change firing mode and speed
*All self contained within the grip
*Accepts Double triggers
*Lots of shots outa one battery
*Mouse click trigger pull
Weaknesses: *Didnt seem to line up perfectly, push pin close to the tombstone adapter had to be forced in.
*Im worried that the firing mode selector, speed selector (a phillip screw driver is used to switch them,) can easily be worn down if not careful.
*With cheap paint it can chop if the rate of fire is turned to the highest
*Supposely loses some bps compaired to the RT
*Costly, 125$ off countrypaintball.com
Conclusion: I love it, its the next big upgrade for the A5. Kinda costly and compressed air is recommended so you dont freeze your marker during rapid fire. On full auto it draws alot of attention, makes you become a target. Make sure you use fresh paint to avoid chopping on full auto.

Overall I love it.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Lt_Fuzz Thursday, January 9th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month11 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Marker Setup: A-5 with dead on universal d/f, e-grip, double trigger, lapco 14" bead blasted big shot and 14" all american from smart parts, dead on gas thru, crossfire 68/3000 nitro
Strengths: Good rate of fire
ease of mode change
diversity and multi options
speed
light trigger pull
ease of battery change
durable
Weaknesses: Was hard for me to get on because because the holes for the push pins didn't line up exactly for me so i had quite a bit of trouble forcing the second pin in. Also it can be expensive for paint if you put out as much paint as possible with this beast.
Conclusion: I love this product. Lose a couple of bps compared to the rt but what it lacks in speed(which is still quite a bit better than stock) it makes up for in diversity. The multi modes have something to suit everyone's playing style and every situation. Easy to adjust modes and ROF. Very light trigger pull and it accepts the double trigger kit in case anyone was wondering. The only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10 is because the holes for the push pins didn't line up exactly for me so i had quite a bit of trouble forcing the second pin in. Honestly the best upgrade i have ever purchased.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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tso9d5 Tuesday, December 24th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month13 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
98c w/ RT, Freak barrel, Dot sight, compressed air.
Marker Setup: A-5, E-Grip, Fraek barrel, Red dot sight, Compressed air
Strengths: Compact, Self contained, ease of: Selecting fire modes/rates, BA change, and Installation. Combinations of upgrades.

All of the electronics, switches, and BA is contained in the compact handle assy. This makes installation and BA change out's fast. It took <3 min to install a BA and put the grip on the gun. Also there are no protruding wires or switches to get caught up or fouled by paint.

Changing fire modes or ROF requires no disassy of anything. The location of the select fire/rate switches are protected inside the front of the grip. Simply insert the provided screw driver into the pre-cut holes and select.

I shot appx 500 rds through it during my first game. No mis -feeds or mis-fires. I set the selector switch to full auto and dumped a hopper, 150rds, in 11 sec. probably the most expensive 11 sec I've spent on a field yet. Way to go Tippman! I found the 3 rd burst and the auto response modes to be the best. The 3 rd mode acted exactly like full auto when I repeatedly fired the marker as I would with any semi-auto. The auto response mode mimicked th RT, but guaranteed two rds down range.

If you own a 98c and want LP, you sacrifice the Ebolt. The rear bolts systems are different and do not interchange. Unlike the 98c, The E-Grip allows you to combo more upgrades. The upper receiver of the A-5 is left unchanged from the E-Grip upgrade. So an LP kit can still be utilized (After they make a valve assy for the tombstone power tube...Hint?).

Weaknesses: Comes with a screw driver, but no BA or stock in the tippman co? Hmmm
Conclusion: It's obvious the Tippann has put a lot of thought into this product.The E-grip for the A-5 is impressive. It leaves room for LP. The cyclone feed and the E-Grip were made for each other. The A-5/E-grip combo will see the fall of the gravity fed, agitated hoppers, at least in rec ball. This systems matches high end marker paint delivery, but does it reliably w/o all the maintenance headaches. The price is nearly half of an angel, auto cocker, ect. I still think 300-400 bucks is a lot of money for any marker. but the price here doesn't need be felt all at once (bonus) as with many other equal, high end markers. This combo rocks.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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