Author: Galen Adams

Tippmann TCR – Magfed Tactical Combat Paintball Rifle

The Tippmann TCR should be out in June.  It has multiple air sources and accepts TiPX or Zetamag Magazines.  Read more . . .

Tippmann Tactical Compact Rifle (TCR) Magfed Paintball Gun

Tippmann Tactical Compact Rifle (TCR) Magfed Paintball Gun

Paintball Sights and Red Dot Sights: Learn>Browse>Buy

Paintball Sights and Red Dot Sights: Learn Browse Buy.  We’ve just done a full review of our paintball sights.  We now have videos for every sight and spec lists about their size, reticle type and color, weight etc.  Now you can really choose the right sight for your paintball gun.

NcSTAR 1x42 Tube Dot Reflex Sight

NcSTAR 1×42 Tube Dot Reflex Sight

The Tan TiPX Pistols are Almost Gone

Tippmann has discontinued the tan TiPX pistols and shells citing supplier difficulties.  But lucky you we have one tan TiPX left.

Tippmann TiPX - Tan

Tan Tippmann TiPX

The tan aftermarket shells are also discontinued and we’ve already run out of those.

TiPX Tan Body Kit

Tan TiPX Shells

Can I put the new style A5 grip with selector switch on my older A-5?

Absolutely!  The A5 went through a design change awhile ago.  This is the newer grip with a selector switch safety.  This newer A5 is referred to as the 2011 A5.  So, Yes.   The A5 2011 Mechanical grip shown below is backwards compatible with the pre 2011 A5 markers.  This exact grip shown will also accept the response trigger kits but it will NOT accept the electronic boards.  This grip is the mechanical version and does not have the battery compartment built in.

Tippmann 2011 Mechanical Lower Grip Complete

Tippmann 2011 Mechanical Lower Grip Complete

 

 

New Tippmann Crossover XVR Colors – Blue and Bronze

Tippmann has just released some new colors of the popular Crossover XVR marker.  They’re going to be a limited edition run so when they’re gone they’re gone.  This is a great chance to upgrade to the top of the line Tippmann marker and get one that’ll be unique on the field too.  The two new colors are Blue and Bronze.  The color will be on the body, barrel and ASA with the grips and other accents colored black.  This makes for a nicely balanced 2 tone paintball gun.

Tippmann Crossover XVR New Colors

New Bronze and Blue Colors of the Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Marker

We should have both colors arriving at our TippmannParts warehouse this week or early next so we’re starting to take pre-orders for the new XVRs now.

Two of the old colors are being discontinued.  The Red and Titanium are officially sold out from Tippmann.  At the time of this post we have only 1 left of each of those colors so if you had your heart set on one of them then now’s the time to pull that trigger.

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Can You Put a Response Trigger (RT) Kit on a Phenom?

NopeNopeNope.  The Tippmann Response Trigger (RT) Kit for X7‘s is designed for the original X7’s with blowback style operation.  The newer X7 Phenom, sometimes just referred to as the Phenom, has a completely different type of valve system that is not compatible with how the RT kits work.  If you want to upgrade your mechanical Phenom trigger you can convert it to electronic with an E-Grip kit.

No Phenom RT. Upgrade to E

Can the US Army Alpha Black Use a Response Trigger Kit?

Yes and No.  The original Alpha Black paintball guns CAN NOT use the Response Trigger (RT) kits.  If you get or have the Alpha Black ELITE then Yes.  The Elites are more upgradeable and they will accept the RT kits.  They use the same one as the 98’s do.  Here it is!

http://www.tippmannparts.com/Tippmann-Response-Trigger-Kit-98-p/2976.htm

Should I use CO2 or Air / Compressed Air / HPA on my Paintball Gun?

Not sure?  Check out our knowledge base article https://www.tippmannparts.com/kb_results.asp?ID=32 where we explore the pros and cons of CO2 or HPA.

What kind of barrels does the Tippmann FT-12 use?

Hey Jack!

Just realized we didn’t list on our site yet what kind of barrels the Tippmann FT12 uses.  You might assume that since the FT-12 has Tippmann 98 internals that it would also use Tippmann 98 Barrels and that is indeed correct. The Tippmann FT-12 uses standard Tippmann 98 threaded barrels.

We’ve added a little blurb to our site listing all of the Tippmann paintball gun barrel thread types.

New Colors of Paracord In Stock

Just got some new cool colors of paracord in stock.  Desert, ACU, Camo etc.  Use it to make your own bracelets or other projects. Not so crafty?  We’ve got pre-made paracord bracelets too!

Camouflage Paracord

 

New TECHT Clear/Smoke Cyclone Feed Housing

TECHT Paintball has just released their new EZ View Clear / Smoke Feeder Housing for Tippmann Cyclone Feeds.  It includes the housing and bottom plate (no internals) so you can see if you have paint left and diagnose feeder problems with just a glance.  More info on the housing product page.  They should be shipping out to us on Friday and here by Tuesday ready to ship to you!

Clear/smoke Cyclone Feeder Housing Shell

Clear/smoke Cyclone Feeder Housing Shell

Ninja Paintball Tank Gauge Sizes – What’s the difference between Mini and Micro?

There’s been a little confusion on the size of the Ninja gauges so here’s a quick  rundown.

The Ninja Micro gauge is the traditional small sized gauge that has been around for years.   The face AND body/rim of the gauge has about the exact same diameter as a quarter.  Not larger than a quarter.  Almost the exact same size.

The Ninja Paintball MINI gauge on the other hand is the newer super small size.  I personally would think Micro is smaller than Mini but as the name Micro has been around for a long time this new gauge is called the Mini.  The Ninja Mini gauge face and body/rim is almost exactly the size of a penny.  We’ll try to get a video or picture up here soon to better illustrate.

Micro = Quarter – Traditional small size.

Mini = Penny – New super small size.

Hope this helps!

Other paintball pressure gauges.