If it’s accuracy and deeper strikes you want, this beefed-up version of our 98 Custom™ will surely help you make your mark. The black Custom Pro™ comes standard with upgrades such as an 11-inch high-performance stone-honed barrel for better accuracy, a double-trigger for better control and faster firing and a drop forward. The Custom Pro also has the ability to accept the Flatline™ Barrel System, Sniper barrels, the Response™ Trigger System, E-Trigger, collapsible stock, rear-cocking system, vertical adapter kit, vertical and expansion chamber kit and the low pressure system.
With its all aluminum die cast receiver and new, extra-sturdy black finish, the semi-automatic Custom Pro™ also features a quick-release feeder elbow, removable front grip to accept expansion chamber and vertical kits, and a 200-round hopper. It’s fully-customizable to enhance performance and compatible for CO2, compressed air, or nitrogen.
The Tippmann Custom Pro Basic is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
tippmann 98 custom pro
all stock except a 20 inch j and j performance barrel and scope
if you plan to use just this marker and upgrade it, you will need:
new trigger (stock is okay though)
and possibly an expansion chamber
Stock barrel isnt too bad
Does'nt chopp balls
Nothing except the stock barrel can scratch easily.
I'm fairly new to the game of paintball and the tippmann 98 custom pro is my first gun. it's great for beginners but if you plan to enter tournaments or anything like that, this is not the gun for you. I am actually planning to purchase an icd promaster sometime within the next few months to upgrade from my tippmann.
Anyone who is new to paintball and is just trying to look for a decent starter gun should stick with this marker. This marker is not pricey and it's very reliable. I have not had to disassemble it once since i got it.
Very accurate, air efficient, reliable, cheap, easily upgradable.
Chipping paint job, first one i got had a factory defect.
This is a great gun for the money. only about 30-40 bucks more than the 98 custom and about 50 bucks cheaper than the a5. i got this gun after owning the a5 because i was looking for a lighter and cheaper alternative. this thing is dead accurate out of box. shoots about a 1ft grouping at 40 feet. the only cons that i see are the peeling paint job (i got mine in realtree camo), and the factory defect that made the gun double shoot and break paint. i called tippmann and told them about the problem. 3 days later, i recieved a replacement rear bolt at no charge.
Very good paintball gun. Very cheap. Very accurate. Very air efficient. What more do you need?
Tippmann Custom Pro
J&J Full Tilt Ceramic 16" Barrel
Tippmann X Chamber
New Barrel, anything that's rated good by your peers and fits what you want the gun to do.
Built like a brick *&^( house. Easy to clean/strip. Very Consistant. Price is perfect!
Not fast. With longer barrels it's very long.
I bought this gun based off of the high praise that the majority of the paintball community has for Tippmann and it's guns. Being a first time paintballer I was most interested in getting the most bang for my buck and getting something that was dummy proof.
All I can say is that this marker hit the nail right on the head. It is very basic and uncomplicated. You cock it, screw in your air source, load some balls, and your ready to rock and roll. Don't take being basic as being bad however. I have yet for this marker to fail me when I need it. Sometimes simple is the best answer.
This marker is rock solid. It's all metal except for the grip covers and the front bottom portion of the handle. Of course the hopper is plastic as well. If you can break the main portion of this gun then you aren't playing paintball with it.
This marker is very easy to take apart and clean. There are some springs and parts that can "jump out" at you when you take it apart, but once you know what and where they are it can easily be avoided. I'm fair at things like that and I have no problem taking it apart to clean it or work on it.
The marker is very playable for new paintballers. It's simple operation and ease of use means you can focus on learning the game and not how to run your marker.
It's long. Even with the stock barrel and a regular tank it's very long. Add a longer barrel and it gets even longer. I only play woodsball so I can only comment on that, it's not uncommon for me to hit the barrel on things while playing.
It's slow. Either I'm a horrible shooter or it's slower than other guns. I see claims of 15 to 25bps with other guns and I know I'm not even approaching 10. The custom pro has the double trigger and I'm still betting that the best trigger guy in the world couldn't get it above 10 stock. On a side note though, I haven't yet found that not shooting fast handicapped me in any way while playing woodsball.
FPS out of the box. About 5 of us bought this gun at the exact same time and we all had the same issue when we started. Until we had gone through about 2000 balls we could barely get the guns down to the 300fps range. It doesn't seem to be an isolated issue from what I have read either. Once we were through a case of balls however we had no problems setting the velocity to safe limits.
If you are new to paintball and want to get in very cheap and know that you bought a gun that will work as advertised then buy this baby. I haven't regretted it one bit.
I only play woodsball and have found that it works great for that. I'm sure that it would do in a pinch for speedball, but if your going to be playing that I might look elsewhere as speed and tight spaces seem to be of importance in that game.
I have had very few breaks despite not having any electronic eye help and not having the cyclone feeder for it. When I do bust a ball or get hit on the gun it's no problem stripping it to clean it up.
I haven't dropped it, ran over it, or any other major mistake yet, but according to other accounts I would probably be able to use it still if I ever did.
Tack on the fact that you can pick this up for 130 new or 100 refurbished, and you have what I would consider the best true "beginner" gun out there.
The negatives on this gun are minor and can be overcome easily.
I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for what it provides without hesitation.
VL Triton II---much, much, louder and very inaccurate (no barrel porting, fires faster)
Spyder Rodeo---less accurate, but good enough to be competition for this gun (fires faster)
stock custom pro ( A.C.T. version) plus red-dot scope
expansion chamber or a new barrel but really no accessories are needed
ability to effectively use crappy paints
Left-handed people cannot use the stock gun without problems. ( vertical feed would solve that)
A few weeks ago, I asked my parents to buy me some paint when they went to k-mart. I wanted and asked for RPS super swirl but the retard at the store convinced them to buy Brass Eagle Tiger-Stripe! I was pi**ed-off but i decided to waste all 500 with some target practice at my friends house. I was amazed at how accurate the crappy paint was! I didn't chop a single one either! we stacked bricks and turned them sideways to give us a smaller target and stood back about 20yds. hit every time.
The one thing that got me was that i had to (sometimes) re-cock the gun because the anti-chop was engaged. The description said that you don't have to but I, having one of the first models, am not surprised. I only had to do this about 3 times for that 500 rds.
Tippmann could have done more with the double trigger though. You do fire faster than with a single trigger but it is pretty un-responsive at some times. The upgradeability is definately a plus with this gun. Being a beginners gun, it comes with the bare essentials, but the quality of the gun itself will let the gun grow with the player, woodsballer or speedballer.
Well made and great for both beginners and experienced players.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 at 5:04 pm PST
a flatline barrel would be nice but the stock one works fine.
Accurate if you use good paint
It will break cheap old or deformed paint
It is loud but it dosent me
Ive had the gun for about 3 weeks now i use it about 4 times and i think it is one of the better guns ive used but the it breaks cheap old or deformed paintballs and can get annoying when you have cheap old or deformed paintballs but if you have good paint you can hit pretty accurate with this gun. this gun was so accurate that i capped my bro from half way across the field and gave him a welt for about 3 weeks now.
Its reliable and very accurate if you use good paint .
-smoke Halo B hopper
-15 inch Lucky barrel
New trigger, new regulator, overall new gun.
This marker is somewhat accurate, reliable, hardly ever gets scratched.
If you are looking to start paintballing this is the gun for you. It is very reliable somewhat accurate and cheap. If you do get this gun i really think you should get a new trigger, it is cheap plastic and moves side to side, you cannot walk the trigger at all and the gun does not shoot very fast.
If you are a beginer i really think you should get this gun. I give this gun a 7 because it is relaible and there are lots of upgrades if you are willing to put some money into it, but if your looking to upgrade it i think you should just get a better gun, I suggest Spyder Pilot Acs or the Smart Parts Ion.
Reliability, maintainability, simplicity og design, durability, well suited for upgrades.
I spent approx. a month reading reviews on markers (that appear more for woods-ball use) & found that the Custom Pro had all qualities of the previous C98 w/ market necessitated upgrades & might be exactly what I'd need.
I haven't been disappointed with the results in woods-ball. We play on a field with annual temps from -5 Cel upto +25 cel. My Cpro performed sufficiently under conditions where others failed consistently (e.g. the younger bro. A5)
The Stock barrel has Not 'til now been picky on paint even at low temps. (ball breaks do occur but are easily manageable.)
I recommend this marker as a starter to any beginner or woods-ball/recreational player. If you can afford it, buy the Custom Pro w/ e-grip & from there upgrade your barrel! That's probably all you need to become a foe to be reckoned w/ on the field!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, June 8th, 2006 at 4:59 pm PST
Crossfire 72 4500
Halo electric hopper
14 inch J&J
Performance wise get
- An electric hopper ,cyclone feed upgrade, or Q-Loader.
- A new barrel.. 16 inch Barrel (maximum) I like J&J's, Apex, or Flatline. Plan on buying good paint also.. Especially for Flatlines. If you go with the flatline never oil it. If you want something more simple get an Apex ( less tinkering, easier to clean, less paint picky)
- HPA. CO2 is way to inconsistant. In the long run buying yourself a nice HPA tank beats buying an expansion chamber.
- For quiet firing.. a quiet barrel (of course) and a rocket cock.. The rocket cock covers the side of your gun where the cocking mechanism is.. it keeps sound in and dirt out.. a cheap upgrade that might be worth the money.. I'll be getting one soon probably and will have more info for that later.
- ACT (Mine has it)
-Not for tourny/speedball.
This gun is perfect if you play nothing but woodsball and scenario, I highly suggest this as more of a backup or starting gun until you can afford something with higher upgradablilty. If your looking for a longterm and more modable gun .. look into the A5, or soon to come X7.
Expect good play from this gun. If you want to be shooting balls instead of air deffinately get a better hopper. If you put a flatline barrel on it make sure you [don't] oil the barrel, and buy good paint. Or you can get an Apex .. and save yourself the hastle..
Even though the gun is farely loud, most people will be intimidated
I give it a 9 out of 10. I highly suggest it for woodsballers and scenario players but really for newer players or just as a backup.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, November 13th, 2006 at 5:09 pm PST
This is one of the better guns i've ever tested it's amazing, I went paintballing for a day (3 Bags) didnt chop once I would recomend this gun to rookies, AMs, Pros, Its very customizable and it's like any Tipp dependable. I highly recomend this gun. I have showed it to alot of my freinds and even looking at it cocking it shooting it they say its nice. GET THIS GUN!
If your looking for a new gun or your first gun, seriously look into this, it's an amazing gun that is easily customizable
Nice gun.I love it. It also has a powerful shot. All Tippmans are a good choice though. I like the gun. I hope you do to. Its a pretty nice gun not for beginners at all i think any way you got to know how to use it right. Over all its an awsome gun