While the ceramic is being applied teflon is injected into the pores of the aluminum, resulting in the slickest, yet most durable surface in the world. These barrels are quiet, light, and accurate. Available in 12", 14", 16", and 20" for most guns.
The J&J Performance Ceramic Barrels are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase them new.
- Custom Products One Piece
- System X 2 Piece
- Smart Parts Freak Jr. Kit
- Stock barrels
Bob Long 2K5 Alias Intimidator Black w/ Blue Accents
- Smart Parts Freak Jr. Kit or System X 2 Piece Barrel
- Tadao Infamous M3 Board
- Custom Products Regulator
- Custom Products Direct Mount On/Off ASA
- Hybrid Gen 06 Grips
- ViewLoader eVLution 3 (to be replaced with VLocity eventually
- WGP 50/3000 (going to be soon replaced with crossfire 45/4500)
Whatever has a good paint to bore match with the barrel.
- Reduces Noise
- Ceramic seems easy to scratch (haven't scratched it though just seems that way)
I have a J&J Ceramic on my Tippmann A-5. As I needed a new barrel bad! Tippmann's are known for their dreadful stock barrels. After putting it on the A-5 I noticed increased accuracy and much better consistency! It also made the A-5 a lot quieter too! I also noticed that the J&J Ceramic is a very light barrel. It's the lightest barrel that is not carbon fiber I have held. This barrel is great, it is better than many barrels and yet is cheaper than most, only $40! I would suggest this as a immediate upgrade to anyone who is getting a Tippmann or Spyder.
A great barrel for anyone who wants a good barrel but doesn't want to spend a lot for a barrel kit.
Spyder Imagine LED 05
Empire Reloader 2
Proto 14" One piece, J&J Ceramic 14"
New Designz Clamping Low Rise
Kingman ACS bolt
Empire React 06 Gloves
Flurry Reaver Shinguards
does NOT self clean
I got this barrel based entirely on the outstanding reviews everyone else gave it. For the price it didn't seem like it could be beat. I got a used one off of ebay and so far i'm not that impressed. It does NOT self clean at all. i'm having bolt breaks regularly (i'm working on it) and i was hoping i wouldn't have to take my marker apart after everyone and clean it, but i still had to. The accuracy seemed consistent with my Proto barrel, and it didn't seem much quieter. It's still a great barrel, an improvement over the stock for certain, but i didn't get as much out of it as i'd hoped.
EDIT #1: As the last review said it doesn't work well in cold, but maybe that's the problem. I'll try it out as it gets warmer and see what i find.
I'd recommend this barrel to any woods-ball players because the dull black doesn't reflect and the porting makes it hard to detect. A good barrel, good upgrade.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 5th, 2007 at 8:54 am PST
Old Piranha EXT
ACI 6 stage X-Chamber
9 oz CO2 tank
Any good quality ones. I personally like Scorch.
Available in many lengths, for many guns,
Only one color,
Doesn't perform well in cold.
I got a 16 inch J&J Ceramic barrel about two weeks ago, then went to the paintball field and played for my usual eight hours.
The matte-black finish doesn't reflect any light. This is good in anything except speedball, where it really doesn't make a difference. The barrel also looks evil, compliments of the black finish and the way it's ported. Very good.
Some people think that this barrel scratches easy. I have found that the coating on the outside is quite durable, but it looks like it scratches because other materials rub off on it. I tried scratching it with my fingernail, and it left a white mark. But I rubbed this mark off, so it must have been powdered fingernail on there. I have noticed that the finish has come of on the threads, but I expected that.
This barrel has given my gun extra range and accuracy. It should improve a lot when I get a Boss bolt and an expansion chamber, but right now it's pretty good.
Funny story: These two guys are talking about accuracy in between games, while waiting for the other people to get out there. The guy with a fairly good electronic gun shoots a pole about 70 feet away, to prove that his gun was accurate. The other guy says "I can usually hit it 1/2 the time." And he does that. Then I come up, take aim with my crappy gun, and shoot the pole the first time. Both of them turn and frown at me.
I have noticed that the accuracy decreases when the barrel gets colder. I'm guessing that this is because it shrinks slightly, and maybe because the Teflon gets less slick. Also, the balls break more often in the barrel (this was probably because I wasn't using winter paint). The outside temp was about 35 - 45*. This isn't all that big a deal in the warmer states, but in winter Idaho it's noticeable.
Like the manufacturer says, this barrel self cleans, to some extent. After a ball breaks, you can shoot about three balls, and it is usually ready to play again. This feature doesn't work at all when it's cold, because the balls tend to break when they hit the clog, so the mess usually stays the same. Again, maybe this is because I wasn't using winter balls.
There was a noticeable decrease in noise after the stock barrel, and even my Razzor.
I can't think of anything else.
Edit: I realized that it could be inaccurate because of the size of the paintballs. I tested that by taking the barrel off and rolling some through. About half of them got stuck.
I recommend that you get this barrel if you have a low budget. It only cost me $30 dollars, and it performs very well. But, if you have more money, you should get the Edge barrel kit, by the same manufacturer.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, March 9th, 2007 at 10:24 am PST
i've only used the stock on my spyder other than this
20 oz CO2 tank
i have used Draxxus Midnight and cheap White Box Paint
-They are black so they go well just in about any place
-The one i got was a little too short(12'')
***All Of My Reviews Are Edited And Re-Edited***
I have used this in my backyard and paintballing. Really it was too much like the stock on my rodeo so i sold it to a friend who had a victor II. The one i had was too short, but the black was a good match with my gun. I didn't have anything bad happen with it, except one time i broke cheap paint, and playing in winter with it isn't a good idea. The only difference between this and my stock was that this toned down the curving of paintballs alot.
Don't get ceramic barrels if you play in the cold alot, condensation makes the paintballs just slip out the barrel.
But if you get one, make sure you get bigger than 12''
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, August 13th, 2007 at 6:09 am PST
Tippmann 98 custom pro stock barrel, stock WGP barrel
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro ACT
Evolution 2 with Z-Board
14" J&J Ceramic
Various Trigger Mods
Anymost anything, (you COULD use Wal-mart brass eagles, but why would you want too?)
None I can think of...
Best 45 bucks I ever spent, i've only put about a hopper through it, and this thing is CRAZY accurate... the only thing that i've seen shoot straighter is a laser beam...
i bought this barrel at the proshop at one of my local fields and used it about 2 minutes after i got it. the first thing i noticed was i could shoot so much straighter, i found i was using MUCH less paint to hit my target. I was playing back and my third shot with this barrel right off the break i picked a guy off right in the shoulder from about 120 feet away. the same game a fellow made the mistake of sticking his head up above a bunker and i popped him with one round right dead center of his visor.
I had a break in the barrel and cleared it completely with one swish from the stock tippmann squeegee. The only thing was the paint got in the porting but it blew out on my next shot.
this thing is also alot quieter than the stock barrels i used, very handy if your in an ambush or the like...
This barrel is sick, and i doubt you can beat it for the price. a guy I was playing with had an angel with a freak kit and he was impressed by how accurate and consistent it was...
Theres no doubt, if you need a barrel you can't beat a J&J Ceramic
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 19th, 2007 at 12:01 pm PST
Cheap. Accurate. Lightweight. Good distance. Doesn't chop paint.
Not a one
I hadn't played for literally two years until today. Even though I hadn't played in so long, I probably got more hits than anyone at my arena simply because with this barrel I could lag back on my end of the field and pick people off without any problem. Also, every other barrel I have ever used on my Commando 2 has chopped paint at least once or twice per day; this barrel never chopped any paint and I didn't clean it out once. Extremely good barrel, especially for the price.
This is a godsend for players without a lot of experience and even for those who do.
No other barrels, for the price and the reliability i have yet to give up my J&J.
98 custom with RT trigger and 14inch j and j
PMI Premiums work very very well, other bore matchers.
ACCURACY is godlike for the price, you cant go wrong.
Shoots through breaks
Scratches a tad bit easier than other barrels, just treat it well.
Ok, so i read all the good reviews about the JandJ barrels, so I decide to pick one up for myself. As i buy it, my wallet didnt get all that much lighter with the 40 dollar price tag, I mean come on guys, 40 dollars for the accuracy and shots through a break ability that'll make your skin crawl is a fine deal. If you tend to be the player who doesnt see the tree coming around the corner while being chased down in a scenario, dont go whining here if ya scratch it up a bit. With care the finish is fine.
For the price to quality ratio, you CANNOT go wrong with this barrel. Any Nay sayers can go back to their 150+ dollar Dye barrels, while I go guy an extra case of paint with money to spare with my J and J.
spyder imagine LED, dye sticky grip, jj ceramic 14 in barrel, delrin acs bolt, rocking trigger frame, EVO II hopper, 20 ounce carbon fiber compressed air tank
any aslong as there not complete crap
light, always slick, looks NICE, good accuracy range
scratches VERY EASILY
this is a great barrel for its price. I do not recomend it to any one into hard core woodsball unless ur gentle with it. On my first day playing with my new barrel at woodsball i looked down a t my barrel to see a 6 inch scrath along the side of the barrel most likely from when i was crawling behind a bunker and it hit a rock or something. Its no exremely fragile but the finish does scratch pretty easily. besides that, its an amazing barrel. for the price.
Tippmann 98 Custom
J+J 20" Ceramic Barrel
ViewLoader 50rd hopper
Unknown 6 pack with 6x100rd tubes
I got this barrel today and right out of package it amazed me. I have not tested this so I will be doing a rewrite ASAP. First the fact its 20"'s long!!!! huge intimidation and there porting holes 2/3's of the way down I connected my 9oz and dried fired and its a little quieter than my tippmann stock 8" but not a huge difference. The weight with a almost empty 9oz on the back and having nothing bigger than 11" barrel makes the balance a little new to me. I then walked around the house with it to get a feel for the length and its definitely a new experience
it will definitely maker you smile when u pull it out the box but be warned for those who never owned a barrel this size before. I give this a 9/10 because there is always something to improve
Very friggin quiet, Accurate, Pretty gas friendly.
I have just recently bought this product at my local pro-shop. When I first saw it, i figured it was goin to be great but s**t. THIS THING IS AWESOME!!! I bought it for my autococker which is already quiet enough, but when i shot it the store owner came out side wonderin if i shot it yet. I had already shot 140 rounds. He was frigin amazed, and so was I. As for its accuracy, their's no word for it. You have to buy this barrel to see for yourself. But, I can tell you I can shoot you in the head from 50 steps without you knowing I shot until its too late.