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.
Smart Parts progressive 2006 (16")
End Game Snub Nose (3")
Tippmann Double Trigger
32 Degree 6-Stage Exp. Chamber
JCS Red Hot Power tube
OPS Gear G36 Stock
Pure Energy Remote coil
Visible Impact, X-Ball (the orange striped ones from Wal-Mart, very good)
Shoots though breaks, mud, and snow
Paint not so durrable
Aluminium damages easily, threads are delicate
Ummm... That's about it.
This was my first barrel upgrade and I'd have to say It's great for beginners, espically if your on a budget. I got mine for $28 and it shoots as well as some of my friends $40 and $60 barrels. As any good barrel, it shoots very straight, not unexpected curves but depending on the kind of marksmen you are, distance may require some considerable arching. I bought a 14" and reccomend anyone doing wide open woodball to up it to a 16" for a little extra distance. It's a pretty large bore barrel so I reccomend larger paint. Both Visble Impact and X-balls worked great but Visible Impacts are slightly larger thus benifiting in better velocity. The bigger the better for this one.
As for performance it faired very well in the feild. Never ever... ever leting me down. Dispite it's some what delicate construction it's very durrable but scratches and gashes easily. Kinda looks cool, makes me look like a seasond player with all the battle damage:0). I've had very few breaks, almost none. Maybe one or two that I remember... that's it! Oh, the Mud and Snow.... I dove into some snow once under fire. One shot cleard the backed barrel and it shot beautifly after that. Same with Mud, Dove into some damp soil backing the muzzle pretty good. No sweat, 'Pop' and go!
Great choice for players under budget and for thouse guys who always put themselves between a rock and a hard place and need a trusty barrel to get them out of trouble. I give it a 9... but it really is a fantastic barrel, plus I'm very picky when it comes to picking a perfect barrel.
spyder compact 2000(heavily modified)
32 degrees expansion chamber
32 degrees drop forward
custom modified vertical adapter
stock bolt( removed venturi for better flow)
anything but brass eagle crap
I don't find that the self cleaning works
i love this barrel! it was really cheap i think i paid like $40. It made my spyder(which before then could not shoot a tight pattern, i don't care what barrel you used) shoot pretty accurate, not to mention really really quite, but i did make my gun shoot harder, but i turned the velocity down and it seems to shoot great. I am about to put one on my new 05 cocker super stock, will let y'all know how it does
Mostly stock barrels...and a few upgrades friends have had
07 Spyder Xtra
warrior ans clamping feedneck
16" J&J Ceramic Barrel
20 oz C02
havent found the perfect type yet
Cheap and accurate
Funny bore size
I got this barrel the other day and have used it 2 times now....Its fairly accurate but I had a hard time finding a paint that matched the barrel. Its more accurate than my stock barrel, but because of the bore size it tends not to go as far....but only by about 25'
I changed out the stock barrel on the 07 gti (mech) i have for a 14 inch ceramic for accuracy and to quiet it down some. I have to say it was a great buy for under $30.
Very quiet and accurate. I changed mid game from my US5 to this marker running 72/3000 during a speedball round and was extremely happy with performance. i had to change out in the middle of the match because i took a shot down the barrel and into the marker (US5) from a great shot which put me out for the day. brought out my back up and got right back in. It was considerably more quiet allowing me good sniper shots without keying in on my position. groupings were about 8 inches at 100 ft +range. Ball drop was not as good as the Lapco but the trade in noise makes up for it.
For the price-clean up, quietness, and accuracy totally justify the sub $30 price. gave it a 9 just because there are more barrels out for me to test.
spyder extra stock
tippmann 98c stock
tippmann 98c 16in
Proto M6 (black) w/ Virtue Board
Halo B w/ Rip Drive and V35 Chip
Max System X Carbon Fiber Tank
Spyder Extra w/ J&J ceramic 14
Tippmann 98 custom
I've have used PMI premiums, and they have worked well.
Shoots through breaks
I got this barrel for my spyder extra. 14 inch. The extra length helped with accuracy. I don't know if the other lengths are good I would say a 16 inch would probably be good for woodsball, or if it won't get in the way in speedball.. if you break a ball it, won't clean your barrel when you shoot another ball, but it is far more accurate if you break a ball in this barrel. The broken ball barely effects the rest of your shots. Mine has a few small scratches, but they are hard to see, and it will not effect performance.
it is a very cheap barrel for what you get. I wish I would have just waited and gotten it for my PM6 instead of my extra, but oh well.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 5:21 pm PST
Tippmann 98 Custom
J&J 12in Ceramic Barrel
VL Revy with X board Loader
72ci 3000PSI PMI Tank
Draxus or Diablo work great!
Very accurate, light, no breaks in paint with it yet.
Comes loose from my marker at a high rate of fire, scratches easy.
Honostly this barrel is the best buy for he money. I picked mine up for $45. I really do love the thing. I would recomend this to anyone who wants an affordable accurate barrel. Make sure when you order it you get the right one for your marker, and make sure they sent you the right one as well. The 12in works best for me. Nice length, but not too long to where it sticks out behind a bunker or something.
Get this barrel. You really can't beat it for the price.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at 10:35 pm PST
This is my marker. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Without me, my marker is nothing. Without my marker, I am nothing.
Have not found any that dosen't work yet!
Nice flat black
No barrel breaks yet
Everybody without one s**ts there pants when they see it, very smelly
Great barrel, never had any barrel breaks even with cheap paint. Hit an eight inch wide tree from 50 yards on a hip shot. Lucky shot? Maybe or maybe not. Had more one shot kills on the first day with this barrel then in my entire paintball experiance. My brother was across the field shooting at me with his e99 so I stood in plain open view and waived. After not getting hit I leveled my trusty pro-carbine in his direction and he ran off with out me taking on shot. I guess he did want to end up like that tree. That's the kind of respect you get with this barrel on the field.
Buy it or you are the tree.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 7:09 pm PST
I use Strykers with it, and even though they are on the cheap end they work great!
Can scratch easily.
This barrel is the lightest barrel that I have ever used. It seems to be pretty accurate, and was very inexpensive compared to other barrels. The 14" seems to be a good length; any longer and you would have issues moving around in close quarters.
The only bad thing is that the finish on the barrel can scratch easily.
Go with it if you're like me and can't afford a Hammerhead or Longbow ;-)