+First .68 caliber painball gun of its kind to be magazine fed!!
+Compact, High Performance
+8 Standard Paintball Clip Capacity
+12 gram C02 cartrige fires 3 full clips
+Seals automatically upon reload to save C02
+Highly accurate, advanced regulator makes velocity fully adjustable
+Gun operates below 350 psi, ensuring constant performance despite weather or shot rapidity
+Safety valve relieves extra pressure in chamber, ensuring consistent velocity
+Quick-release barrel for cleaning, no mess, no tools required
+Sites are extremely easy to locate for fast targeting and exact calculation of distance
+Handle composed of high-impact urethane, all parts are stainless steel and aircraft aluminum
+Available in black, nickel or classic black with nickel barrel
The Tiberius Arms Tac-8 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
RAP 17 [Pistol paintball but different caliber]
Ariakon overlord [another paintball pistol]
Tippmann A-5, BT-16 barrel kit, RAP4 phantom grenade launcher, Tippmann E-grip, RAP4, removable magazine clip, M68 thunder grenade, Shocktech superfly bolt, Tactical six position car stock, pure energy remote line, Brass Eagle 20 OZ tank, ADCO red dot, Proteam Tac Cap and ultimate paintball [PNT] 6+1 harness and thigh holster.
Perhaps a RIS flashlight or RIS laser pointer.
Safety switch not sticking out like other standard paintball guns.
paint on magazine clip scratches on reload.
The Tiberius 8 Pistol is best recommended for scenario/ woodsball games. Upon receiving the product the only thing tricky to work on was to stop the leaking. [only cause I had no knowledge of the CO2 relieve valve before reading the instructions] After reading instructions it stopped leaking and the marker worked liked a beauty. The [consistant] amount of rounds I can fire out would be about 30-32 but after that the CO2 loses consistancy and begins to run out at 33-40 rounds [depending how fast you seal the CO2 with the allen wrench]. 8 rounds in the marker? big deal! If A player couldn't hit anyone with more than 10 rounds with any gun then their either out of range or have not practiced enough in paintball and it probably teaches some paintball players the meaning of conserving ammo than wildfiring with a 50-200 rd marker. As for Reloading the CO2 gram I guess I have to carry a 3/16 allen wrench or an all in allen wrench pocket set. Great for backup especially. As for the price I would recommend that you only pay if you like to experiment with the marker or to keep it as a backup.
My final recommendation for this marker is if you're a paintball player looking to experiment with a sidearm or to play for fun regardless of the expenses as long as you know how to maintain the marker then go for it.
Stock Tiberius 8 with OD Commando Holster from Opsgear
Mostly Stock Spyder Rodeo
Maybe a Better barrel
Extra Mags ( One is not enough for a long Woodsball game )
Very Accurate , Strong Sturdy Frame, Beautiful to look at, almost everything about it
Rattles a little without balls or co2, size (big for small hands) Pricey
This is a great marker and I would use it in every game I play. However, the only bad thing about it is you cant really use it in a Speed ball game. Just not enough shots in the mag to last you a while. But if you are playing Scenario games like VIP or Hostage then this is a must have gun.
Some things you would need with it are a holster if you can find one, More magazines ( expensive $50 american each ) and lots of 12 gram co2. Which brings me to my next point, if you only have one mag, its hard to reload during a game, and if you have to reload it takes alot of co2 for the mag to shoot out of the handle. Usually it takes about 16-20 shots before you start noticing it getting weaker, and that's if you only have one mag with reloading.
All in all I give it a 10 because it is Beautifully made for Tiberius Arms' first gun and I cant wait for more of their products
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 at 4:07 pm PST
Getting an extra magazine or two for quick reloads during play.
When availible getting the End Game barrel for a silencer look.
Very easy to handle no external tanks or hoppers getting in the way
Only 8 shots and requires 3/16th allen wrench for changing CO2.
It's a nice gun looks real. Grip made of hard plastic and barrel and magazine made of metal.
It shoots really well from 30 to 40 yards, haven't used it for much more than that.
Depending on how much air you waste when you tighten the CO2 12gram into the magazine you get a good 24 shots out of one 12gram tank. If you dry fire it you will get about 10 shots before you use up a tank. You also lose the slightest amount of air everytime you eject the magazine, but it makes the magazine shoot out instead of making you pull it out so makes reload time faster.
I have had a few problems with mine. After only my fifth 12gram my magazine broke the guy at the pb store told me it was missing a piece so they gave me a new one. After 2 more tanks the new magazines o-ring split, so i replaced it. Now after only one tank the gun itself will only shoot 2 shots at a time then i must eject the magazine and reload it but then only getting two more shots until the gun will not cock itself anymore and there is no way to manually cock it.
All in all it is a very nice gun my problems could be an isolated incident or a defective (lemon) of a gun. I would recommend purchasing one as it makes an excellent sidearm for your milsims.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 at 9:07 am PST
I have had several pistols includeing the pt enforcer and the pt extreme.
I use a sniper A-5 setup and now with the sidearm Tag-8
nothing on the Marker, it's perfect as is. But you better get at least 1 other clip .
No extra tanks to refill, Solid construction. accurate.
Only 8 shots per clip, price.
This marker is accurate and perfect for milsim's. Very realistic, to the point of you better not carry it exposed anywhere, or the cops will hassle you. I shot 5 12 gram carts the day I got it , and I averaged 28 shots per (granted the last 2 were piss poor). 1 Broken ball but I attribute that to me cranking up the velocity. I lowered it and had no problems. I highly recommend this marker for the realism factor and the accuracy factor. A+ construction, nothing rattles or shakes. The handle might a bit big for smaller kids but it fits me just fine, very similar to a real 50 cal desert eagle pistol. Now for the adult in me, this marker will get you killed if you walk into a store or bank or point it at a cop. It does not have any orange on it so don't be suprised if newer versions get an orange barrel.
You better get this marker quick, I can see them being banned because of how real they look. The only down side to this marker is the price. But what the hell it's only money.
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I puchased this item to use as a backup to my primary gun, and It has 3 things wrong with it.
1. Its size ~ way too bulky might as well go with a sub-gun with a higher capacity instead. Can't use it as a primary paintball play gun, too bulky to carry as a backup.
2. Its capacity is too small ~ holds only 8. Additional magazines are only $45 dollars...are you kidding me?
3. Its Price ~ for the money go with somthing that has a real air supply system with it not little CO2s, I was disappointed with the range that I could get out of it.
Don't purchase this item if you are serious about playing real paintball with it. Sold mine for what I could get out of it soon after I purchased it.
Black Dust Angel Speed, Eclipse unimount with on/off, CP locking feedneck, SS Freak Kit with AA Tip, Killer Gripz sightrail/pull knob/snatch grip/back plate, A4 board, 91/45 bulldog tank, Smoke Halo B, Empire tank cover, Cobra 45 frame, Cobra detents, Cobra Volumizers.
Gloss blue G7, CP mount with on/off and bleed, 71/45 Lp tank with Center Flag Reg, Angel Force Tadao Board, Angel Force Valve, Black Empire Reloader B, NXe tank cover and barrel bag, SS Freak Kit with Hammerhead Tip
Works great as is. Possibly in future different size barrels will be available for paint matching?
Great air efficiency, Smooth barrel, great consistency. Easy to clean & upkeep.
Need allen key to replace CO2 cartridge.
The first time I put this pistol through it's paces I was happy with the relative ease with which to get it chrono'd to about 270 fps. The field I went to was using really cheap paint. It was an X ball style field and all the high end electros being sported were literally spraying rather than shooting paint. The only problem I experienced was that the last shot in the clip always broke in the barrel, but the first 7 shots were perfectly fine.
The next time I went back to the aforementioned field they had much better paint and no breaks were experienced by me during my 5 to 6 hrs I was there.
In cold weather I was able to get about 22 or 23 shots from a 12 gram and 27 to 30 when it was warmer. Which for a pistol is great! We'll see what happens after a few more shots have been put through to see how this pistol breaks in.
This pistol was great, even playing against electros. With your smaller profile and single minded reckless abandon you get having such a light kit to run around the field with. Snake! Snake! Snake! is where this baby really shines:) If you want a real challenge try it!
The bad is the price right now and that you need a allen key to change co2 cartridges. Not good on a speedball field unless you have a few clips with some 10 rnd tubes. Alot of people complain of the large grip but I have small hands and use gloves and thought it was very comfortable.
This marker would be great as a backup for scenario which was my main reason for purchasing it. Luckily I found a place that had a package deal for extra clips and a holster so price wasn't too bad.
The body is well made and it looks great.
Only problems I found were the need for tools to replace co2 cartridge as well as price. Otherwise this is a great marker. I'd give this an 8.5 but 9 is what is available. If they ever put out different size barrels for paint matching and "no tool" solution for the co2 cartridge then it would be near perfect!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 2nd, 2006 at 10:11 pm PST
pycho ballistics super bolt with e2, empire b, evil pipe 14'', system x slider uni mount
system x veangeance 2.0 with xonix frame same stuff as other gun
This gun is the worlds first paintball pistol that is magazine fed unlike other pistols like a ariakon overload etc. I tested this gun in the woods with a bunch of my buds and one of them had this gun and i tried both of his guns and there really accurate and fast for a paintball pistol!! And they looks kick @$$!! Get this gun if you need a backup or if you play tactical paintball.
Tippmann 98 Custom
Flatline Barrel, Response Trigger, Tapco T6 6 Position Stock, Cyclone Feed, T-Fitting, Daisy Electronic Point Sight, Tippmann Pro Drop, Sling, Sling Swivel, Ben Tippmann Rocket Cock, Stainless Steel Screws, Polished Internals, Remote Coil, Tasco 30mm 1x Red Dot Scope, OPSGEAR Raider M4 Weaver Hand Guard - 9 Inch
OPSGEAR 18" Interceptor Sniper Barrel, OPSGEAR Integrated Weaver Tactical Retracting Bipod, OPSGEAR A3 Flat Top Carry Handle, OPSGEAR Single Side Weaver Carry Handle Scope Mount, Maddman Spring Kit, Proseal Metal Powertube, Proseal front bolt
Flatline Barrel, Responce Trigger, Tapco T6 6 Position Stock, Remote Coil, JCS 98C to A-5 Barrel Adapter, Maddman Spring Kit
05 Proto Matrix
12" 1 Piece Proto Barrel, PMI Drop, Evlution 2, Pure Energy 3000 PSI Tank
Tiberius 8 Pistol
2 Spare Magazines, OPSGEAR Commando OD Green Pistol Holster
Quick barrel removal
Slow reloading magazines
Trigger release will be a problem for lefties
I bought the Tiberius 8, 2 spare magazines, and the Commando OD Green Pistol Holster from OPSGEAR. Even with the 10% off for OPSZONE members the pistol, magazines and holster came out to about $360 including shipping. Considering I could get a PT Junior for only $100, the Tac-8 was expensive. The pistol took about 1 week to get to my house. When I opened the box, the first thing I noticed was the quality. The magazines are made of metal and the pistol is made of metal (body) and hard plastic (grip). Everything on the gun and magazine was solid and nothing was loose.
I took the Tac-8 into my backyard and loaded the magazines. Loading the magazines is easy but it may take a while. First, pull down on the spring and lock it, then load 8 paintballs and put a 12 gram into the slot. Finally, tighten the screw that holds the 12 gram in place using a allen wrench. You will know when the 12 gram is tight enough because a little air will escape on the final turn of the allen wrench. If you are not quick on the last turn, too much air will escape and you will not get as many shots.
I tested the Tac-8 in my backyard using 4 month old JT Tactical Paintballs. None broke in the gun but the paintballs went right through a plastic garbage can cover I use as a target. I dont own cronograph, but Im guessing the velocity was over 300 FPS. I shoot my 98C, A-5, and 05 Proto Matrix at the same garbage can cover all the time and only 1 or 2 went through over 3 months of shooting it. 4 out of the first 8 shots I fired from the Tac-8 went through. I lowered the velocity and shot a few more clips. They didnt go through but It was accurate. I hit a 2 foot target at 50 feet 6 out of 8 times.
A great feature of the Tac-8 is the relief valve. The relief valve is set after the velocity. You turn the relief valve screw counter-clockwise untill you hear air bleed out, then turn it 1/4 the other way. Air will bleed out if the velocity is about 20 FPS above where you set your velocity. Another neat thing on the Tac-8 is the quick release barrel. To remove the barrel all you have do is push it in and turn it counter-clockwise untill it stops. A spring behind the barrel pushes it out.
There is no way of knowing how many balls are left in the magazine but you can tell if there is a ball in the chamber. A hole on the top of the gun lets you see into the chamber. You can release the magazine to see how many balls are left, but 2 balls which are pushed into the gun will roll out and fall on the ground. When you are storing a full mag, allways keep the spring locked down because if you dont the pressure of the un-locked spring might force the balls out of the mag. Inserting a mag into the gun will automaticly unlock the spring.
I noticed that lefties might have a problem with the trigger release. I am right handed so it isnt a problem for me, but lefties might accidentally puch on the release causing the magazine to shoot out. The air that built up the gun helps push the mag out. The safety is a small switch on both sides of the gun. Red means safety off. You dont have to cock the Tac-8.
EDIT: Some people are compaining about when you eject the mag, you lose air. That is true, but I figured out a way to put a new ball in the chamber, without ejecting the magazine. If you want to shoot fast, this wont help you at all. When your 8 balls are fired and there is no balls left in the gun, push in the barrel and turn it (quick release barrel). When the barrel is released dont take it off the pistol, just slide the barrel untill there is about 1 1/2 inches between the spring and the barrel. Drop a ball into the space and lock the barrel back into place. You should see the ball when you look into the hole on the top of the pistol. This is slow, but if you are practicing in the woods and speed doesnt matter, this is a good way to get a few extra shots. If you dont understand, just tell me and I will explain it more.
Great pistol. 10.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 at 2:59 pm PST
PGP2- Back-off! No one touches my PGP
SC Illusion - my significant other
PT extreme - only tested: ho hum...
USP - tested: good feel, full size blow-back internals. Not bad
Eagle68 - turned me off semi-pistols 10-13 yrs ago: Broke on the second reload and fell apart.
Illusion Pro pump: CA and bulk feed or stock class
Overkill setup: sometimes run the Illusion with the 68 4500 and Q-Loader
Sentinel: for when this old man gets tired of pumping; usually a loaner
As many clips as you can carry if you plan on running this pistol as a primary (at least 3 extras) or at least one extra if it's a back-up
Regulated blow forward like an automag
very quick barrel removal
Clip release button for lefties
Lack of quick change co2
Yesterday, I walked into the pro-shop of a new indoor field that I was just checking out and was very pleasantly surprised to see they had a Tac 8 on the wall. I couldn't wait to fondle this baby as I've been hearing some great things about it.
Note: I did not get to gas-up or fire this one, so my review is limited but I had to write something about it because of the one thing I noticed that could influence potential buyers that are left-handed.
I am a naturally left-handed player but have learned over the years to play switch when I need to. I would typically heft a pistol in the left.
After my initial jaw-dropping guffaw over the beauty, weight, and feel of the Tac 8, I got down to business with it's basic operation. The very first thing that I noticed was that the clip release button sat right under the base of my trigger finger (again, left side). I have a traditional trigger-squeezing technique and found that I could release the complete clip while "firing" the pistol. I had pictures of a rookie movie cop dropping the clip on his weapon when coming up against his first bad guy. I don't know how much of an issue this would be in a true paintball situation, but it did raise the warning flag.
But when the clip came out, I was very impressed with the rig. I know now why they cost so much to purchase extras. This is a great design with only 2 minor flaws I could see:
You can't quick-change the co2 and the 8-ball capacity is lacking.
That was why I recommended the extra clips. When you empty a clip, the reload time is super fast as long as you've got another close to hand. Reloading the clip with balls is relatively easy but the co2 requires an allen key - not a fire-fight friendly operation.
I have been considering a pistol purchase for over a decade (to use as an occasional primary, not a back-up) and the major players have less than wowed me. Although this review sounds mostly negative, the Tac 8 is definitely a "wow". The negative points are nit-picking since there didn't seem to be any serious flaws - A great piece of engineering. - 9+
Smart Parts sp-8 stock long barrel
This pistol as backup
Like the first review better sights.
Sights large grip frame
I have used many pistols in my scenario play days at D-day and such but this is by far the best out of all of them. For starters excellent trigger, great efficiency, powerful.
When i first received this pistol in my mail i immediately took i to the old back yard range that in the past has felt the blows of Glocks and ar-15s ( needless to say my neighbors hate me) I set up a target at 25 yards which i thought was a bit of a longshot but i was consistently hitting the 7" targets at this distance. The grip frame however, because of the magazine, is a little big about like a browning highpower so if you have smaller hands your going to have a little trouble. The gun was perfectly balanced and had the weight of your standard 1911 and about the length of a desert eagle. I love this pistol for all the reasons above and the fact that if my marker were to go down i will have a gun that can nail you a ways off (for a paintball pistol for real guns 25 yards is nothing) and i feel comfortable using. Loading is about as long as the Zeus and Co2 change is a little slow but i was able to get some speed after i got used to. For all intensive purposes this is the best paintball pistol on the market today.
I would recommend this to all scenario players who, like me, have had their markers go down right in the middle of a game because of accuracy power and reliability.