Special Ops Paintball and Stiffi (Site Manufacturing Inc.,) have teamed up to bring you one of the best paintball gun barrels on the market. The Blackcell barrels are extremely strong, super quiet, lightweight, and are available in black and olive drab colors. The C-Series barrels are made with an ultra-smooth fiberglass compound center (known as e-glass) to further enhance accuracy, and also feature a carbon-wrapped and Kevlar® construction for optimum strength and rigidity.
Featuring killer looks, durability and top performance, the Blackcell C-Series barrels are among the best barrels in the industry today. Eight barrel tips are also available for the Blackcell C-Series barrels.
Bore size: .691
The Special Ops Paintball C-Series Barrels are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
Smart parts linear barrel, stock barrel, no comparison.
egrip with W.A.S board
PMI remote hose
Special ops C-series Blackcell barrel 16" with suppressor tip
Any paintballs that are better than low grade should work fine. For example, I use the medium grade paintballs that i find at Walmart.
Durable, quiet, and accurate as hell.
There are no weaknesses!
Okay, first off this is the best barrel on the market today period! Since it is carbon fiber and kevlar, the temperature change from Co2 does not effect the consistency of each shot! You can keep shooting the same spot over and over again!
I am a woodsball and scenarioball player and let me tell you that this barrel is the best one you can get for woodsball. You can pay alot more for barrels that claim to be the best, like an empire twister barrel or a regular stiffi barrel, or even a freak barrel, but this is the best barrel ever!
When I saw this barrel on specialopspaintball.com, I knew right away that it was a must buy because it was made by SpecOps, a very reliable woodsball company. I was lucky to get one because every time I checked the website the barrels were out of stock!
There are 7 different barrel tips that look just plain cool and for only $8! Some people claim that the barrel tip causes some issues with ball chopping but I personally have had none so far. I recommend the Supressor barrel tip because it doesnt add much length to the barrel and it looks nice. Remember that the longer the barrel, the more gas you use up per shot.
At first, I thought that this barrel might chop since I use full auto and the length of my barrel is 16", but surprisingly, no chops! I ran through about 2 cases of paint and not a single chop! The workmanship of the barrel is very good, and obviously alot of effort went into creating this perfect barrel. My only complaint is that currently these barrels are only available for Tippmann A5's. Which doesn't bother me because I have an A5 lol! I am not sure but you may have to call the company and ask if the barrel comes in different threads.
Special Ops pulls off another best-of-the-best product with the Blackcell C-series barrels. Lets take a look at everything to make sure we didnt miss any details:
Price: Great! $60 for the best barrel on the market is a steal!
Performance: The absolute best.
Reliability: This is the old faithfull of barrels.
Looks: You will look like the king of woodsball when you walk onto the ball field and show this to the noobs. 7 different barrel tips all for the same price!
Craftmanship: Hey, its SpecOps and Stiffi, nuff said! (which means it is AWESOME!)
Anyone out there that is looking for a barrel that is quiet, accurate, and looks great, this barrel is calling for you! I highly recommend that you go on www.specialopspaintball.com right after you finish reading my review and buy this product!
16" All American barrel
68/4500 Dye Throttle tank
NXE Elevation tank cover
e-grip w/ w.a.s
JCS blade trigger
Tech-T vortex mod
Tech-T lightning rod
JCS red Hot Shot bolt
Special Ops SAW stock
Lapco offset rail
ADCO red dot laser sight
Hellfire or higher grade
Extremely light, strong
Inaccurate at long distances w/ 4 inch
I got the 4" barrel and i was pretty impressed. It handled my gun shootin at 25 or 26 bps without a chop. Any higher and it would start choppin. But the one thing that separates this barrel out from the rest of the crowd is its weight. Its incredibly light. But the coolest thing is its interchangeable tips. I got the devastator and it looks sick. Downside with the 4 inch is its accuracy drops pretty fast at about 70ft-90ft. Depends on what paint your using.
I have give it a 9 because the accuracy drop. But otherwise, It's another great product from Special Ops.
A5 w/ rufus dawg
Spec ops A5A2 kit
JCS Offset sight mount
LCS Red Dot scope
Spec Ops Sabre Vest
too much to list....
Very light, very durable. amazing!
I would HIGHLY reccomend the c-series barrel. BUT, I would not get higher than a 14 inch.....personal preference. I have used stiffies in the past, and in my opinion, the c-series is so much more durable and a little more accurate. I did have trouble with stiffies in the past, i.e. accuracy and so forth, but I have NEVER seen a barrel like the c-series. I know Im really talking up this barrel, but thats how amazing I am of it. However, I wouldnt reccomend some of the larger barrel tips for two reasons. First reason is some of them add TWO INCHES onto your barrel, and that can be a pain! Second reason, is that they are a larger bore size, and if you break a ball, and clean it out going from the back to front, paint gets stuck all inside the barrel tip. Also, Ive had instances where brush and leaves get stuck in the larger barrel tips.
This is an amazing piece of work. I would never buy anything different. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS!
I tried this barrel out for the first time the other day on my A5 in near-freezing conditions in CT using HPA. I was breaking Diablo Nightmare paint (small diameter, .687-.689) on semi-auto right from the start and switched to RPS' Polar Ice and Big Ball (both medium/large diameter, .689-.691) with only a little more luck. SpecOps lists the barrel as having a .691 bore, so I was worried I got a bad one, but I took it off and found I was breaking some paint even without the barrel so I attribute at least some of the problem to the conditions.
I brought all of my paint home, let it warm up for a day or two and then tried again. I continued to break the Nightmare paint regularly and again had a little better luck with the Polar Ice, but was still breaking some. I then went through a bag of Monster Balls (large diameter, .692+) using 3-shot burst and didn't break one. With their thick shell, I'm betting they won't be too brittle if I take them in cold conditions like that again, too, so problem solved...sort of. The problem is that if a field is FPO but doesn't have a large diameter paint available (some around here in CT don't always), I have to switch to another barrel and, because it's a similar bore to the Flatline, usually can't use that either.
I'm now getting 6" x 6" accuracy at 50' with this 4" C-series barrel, though, using low-grade "big bore" paint (in controlled conditions). If I can get that kind of accuracy in any reasonable temperature with any large diameter paint, at $35, this barrel will be worth the investment but I'll continue to use the Flatline for distance (and probably wind) and will need to find a smaller bore barrel if I'm having problems with the available field paint and want to go short. Which brings me to the other positive about the 4" barrel: it's size.
When used in "village" or urban situations, it's handy to not have to worry about catching your barrel on a door jam or a tree or your buddy. It also lowers the weight of the gun and, in comparison to using a Flatline, changes the balance dramatically for the better. It's supposedly really strong, too, but I haven't fallen on it or anything yet, so I can't speak for that aspect. Finally, the look is nice, but it'd be great to have a "suppressor" shroud option.
All in all, it's a solid shorty barrel for the money (the nicest version, the 4" black, is $34 before shipping) if you have large diameter paint available. It's accurate at short range (haven't tested longer ranges or in wind yet) and they give you a variety of tips to choose from...for an extra $10. (The Flanker is my favorite so don't buy it.) If your field is BYOP, buy this barrel, buy some Monsters and have fun. If not (and you're not just a barrel whore), make sure you'll have enough use for this product before buying it. I'll give this barrel an overall 8 for now. If a suppressor shroud mod becomes available, I'll bump it up one to 9. If they make a small bore version of this barrel, I'll bump it up two more (mine goes to 11).
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 10:21 am PST
anything medium grade or above. obviously, the better paint, the better accuracy.
Light, quiet, accurate, GREAT shoot-through, durable
Tips can be a hassle, carbon fiber means no squegee
This past Friday I went paintballing with my new barrel for the first time. Its kinda an indoor warehouse/urban type of field. I was shooting Brass Eagle Monster balls which are pretty low-end. minutes into the game, the differance this barrel makes began to shine through. I was more accurate and a whole lot quiter. After the game, i examened my barrel and realized i'd broken one-two balls; i hadn't even seen a change in accuracy. After a few more games, a friend and I compared sound levels. My a5 running co2 and no regs was twice as soft as his a5 w/ regulators, nitro, and the stock barrel. This is really a tremendous, high quality barrel. The only possible weakness would be the tips (i had to tighten mine a few times b/4 it really stayed on the way i wanted it to).
Really a GREAT barrel. Perfect for the a5. If your sick of your stock barrel or flatline GET IT!!!!!!!!