Barrels

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.

Custom Products Apex 2 Tactical Tip Adapter

This Custom Products adapter allows the Apex 2 to be mounted to the CP Tactical line of barrels as well as other barrels with tip threading that is similar such as Tiberius, Lapco, and Hammerhead barrels.

Tip threading follows the 7/8-20 thread pattern and the tip itself measures 4″ long.

Watch out for more innovative upgrades like this one from Custom Products in the future.

Barrel Info and Comparison Article – Understanding the #1 Upgrade

Whether you’re a brand new player who just got their first marker or a seasoned player just looking to upgrade, understanding the mechanics and facts around barrels can lead you to the purchase right for you.

Click the article link and scroll to the bottom of the page to get streamlined facts, advice, and recommendations for a barrel system that you will use and enjoy for a long time.

Don’t just take the quick and dirty from every manufacturer, trust the knowledge from the players who wrote this article. Be smart about your barrels.

Trinity Apex 2 Shroud with Weaver Rails

Add additional functionality to your Tippmann marker and Apex 2 barrel system with the Trinity Apex 2 Shroud with Weaver Rails. Customize your paint-flinging machine and add any Picatinny compatible accessory you wish onto the rails. Lasers, sling mounts, and sights are all possibilities for this versatile system. Not to mention it will give your marker some unique tactical flair.

Trinity is a proven brand you can trust for marker accessories and upgrades. Try it out today.

J & J Performance Releases New Commando Barrel

”] & J Performance Apex Muzzle Break [Commando Barrels]”]J & J Performance Sarge Muzzle Break [Commando Barrels]The new Commando barrels from J&J have a removable tip so you can customize the look of your barrel.  The come stock with an M16 muzzle break but you can also put on the Sarge Muzzle Break or an adapter for the Apex barrel tips.  Available for Tippmann A5’s and Tippmann 98 Custom.

CP 3″ Tactical Barrel for the Tippmann A5

Tactical Barrel - 3 Inches Long  [A5 Threads]

Custom Products recently added this 3″ tactical barrel to their multi-tip barrel system.  When you add a short barrel like this to your Tippmann A5, you create a realistic sub-machinegun look.  This barrel accepts any of the 7 different “flash supressor” tip designs.   Imagine what the other side will think when they see this cool looking hand cannon on the field.

Tippmann A5 Flatline Barrel With Foregrip- Just Released!

New for 2011, the A5 Flatline now includes a built-in, wide-mouth foregrip. Concealed within is a slightly curved barrel design which, using centrifugal force, places backspin on each shot. This enables paintballs to travel much longer distances, allowing you to outrange opponents while maintaining level, accurate shots.  Increasing your marker’s effective range up to 250 feet, you maintain an additional 100 foot advantage over traditional barrel systems. Designed to benefit users in a variety of settings, the Flatline is ideal for snipers and back players.

Flatline Barrel with Foregrip

Flatline Barrel with Foregrip

APP Neoprene A-5 Flatline Barrel Cover

Designed for the original A5 Flatline Barrel System with a round, outer shroud, this camouflage neoprene cover is an effective way to decrease your markers visual profile. Consider combining this with an A5 hopper sound cover , also from APP, to further your markers visual concealment and sound reduction.

Barrel Cover [Original A5 Flatline]

Barrel Cover [Original A5 Flatline] Allen Paintball Products Hopper Sound Cover [A5 Hoppers] Tippmann Flatline Barrel [A5]

The TechT iSwitch Barrel Adapter

These adapters are a great way to make use of barrels not currently compatible with your marker…compatible. Incorporating a tighter diameter than other brands, the iSwitch creates a seal between the adapter and the marker’s front bolt O-ring. This increases consistency and performance without decreasing your marker’s accuracy or increasing ball breakage. Backwards compatible to all previously manufactured specifications and thread types, each is made of 100% aircraft grade aluminum and micro polished and treated through a custom anodizing process to ensure high performance and durability.

iSwitch Barrel Adapter to put Cocker Barrels on an A5 or BT4 Gun

iSwitch Barrel Adapter to put Cocker Barrels on an A5 [A5,X7,BT4]

BT Releases New Apex 2 Barrel Systems

This barrel allows you to adjust for nearly any situation…left and right curve, spin, and drop shots. Redesigned internals allow for farther, flatter shot trajectory and no tools are needed for disassembly. Moreover, the Apex2 is longer, sleeker and looks extremely tactical with its stealthy, mock silencer design. Available for BT4, BT16, 98, and A5 in 14 and 18 inch lengths.

BT Apex 2 Barrel System

BT Apex 2 Barrel System - 14 Inch [98's and BT16's] - Black - 14 Inches Long

Tippmann Flatline Rear Sight Shroud Nut – Re-Sourced

The 98-68 Tippmann 98 Flatline Rear Sight Shroud Nut was discontinued by Tippmann. They’re not ordering more and they’re all out. This was a black nut. Rear Sight Shroud Nut [98 Flatline Barrel] 98-68 We’ve re-sourced the part from a different vendor but these new ones are silver. So if you need this nut you’re not out of luck. TippmannParts.com has you covered. But you’ll get a silver one now instead of black. Nothing a little black sharpie won’t fix.

This is the rear sight nut from the original 98 Flatline Shroud Flatline Shroud Complete - Plastic [98 Flatline Barrel] TA02001, not the new Platinum Flatline Barrel. Tippmann  Flatline Platinum Barrel [98]

Lapco Assault Barrel Tips

Made in the U.S.A. and machined from aircraft grade aluminum, then black anodized and laser etched with LAPCO’s signature Scorpion logo and utilizing LAPCO’s Tru-Bore technology, the BIG SHOT ASSAULT barrel system has the same quality and performance you expect from LAPCO Big Shot barrels, but now with the addition of a threaded tip it is easier than ever to change the look of your barrel set-up.
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TPX Barrels and Lapco PosiFeed Paddles

LAPCO has always had quality in mind when producing their products. Their barrels are no exception to this. All LAPCO barrels are precision crafted until the bore size and barrel wall thinness are concentric and consistent. This eliminates the visible wavy lines that plague lower quality barrels. Then, the Big Shot is honed in a three step process that creates a mirror finish inside the barrel. The honing is then followed up by a hard anodization process to keep your barrel looking like new. The new TPX Big Shot Barrels are available in .687 and .690 bores, allowing for versatility in barrel-to-paint matching.

Made in the U.S.A. and machined from aircraft grade aluminum, then black anodized and laser etched with LAPCO’s signature Scorpion logo and utilizing LAPCO’s Tru-Bore technology, the BIG SHOT ASSAULT barrel system has the same quality and performance you expect from LAPCO Big Shot barrels, but now with the addition of a threaded tip it is easier than ever to change the look of your barrel set-up. The Assault barrel comes standard with an M-16 style Bird Cage thread on flash suppressor. Lapco also offers several other thread on tips such as the APEX adapter, the Phantom flash Suppressor, Sop-Mod style fake suppressor & Barret M-82 tip. This allows the player the freedom to create different mil-sim looks by adding different tips and accessories without having to replace or remove barrels. The TPX Big Shot Assault Barrels are available in .687 and .690 bores, allowing for versatility in barrel-to-paint matching.

J & J Ceramic Barrels are made from 6061 T6 grade aluminum and are CNC machined to the highest quality standards in the industry. What makes these barrels unique, however, is the how they are coated on the inside. In the inner diameter of the barrel, J& J impregnates the surface with a ceramic and Teflon mixture. This helps to reduce the friction rate to a minimum, while allowing the barrel to be almost self cleaning

Site-Mfg, or Stiffi to most people, is the leader in carbon fiber paintball technology. With the introduction of their MF Barrel, they have provided the most accurate mid-priced barrel available. With its one piece design, stepped bore, mirror internal finish, and completely metal free design, the Stiffi MF Barrel is truly an innovation in paintball barrel technology.

Made in the U.S.A., LAPCO’s new PosiFeed Soft Paddles are made from a space-age, oil resistant, flexible polymer that can withstand freezing temperatures. LAPCO’s PosiFeed technology eliminates lockup on the 3 ball side of the second layer, guiding your ammo into the Cyclone more efficiently. Also, LAPCO’s Posi-Drive technology means both top and bottom paddles interlock and wont slip during use. LAPCO has produced the paddles in 3 different grades of firmness: soft, medium and hard – in order to combat different altitude, humidity and temperature levels which can have adverse effects on typical paddles currently found in the marketplace.

Stiffi MF Barrel Feb 5th Release Date

I just spoke with Stiffi and the release date on their new MF (Metal Free) barrels is February 5th, 2009.  They should start shipping them then and we should have them in stock ready to ship about a week later. 

Also an update.  The A5 version IS NOT available in the .689 bore size.  Stiffi doesn’t make any A5 barrels with .689 bores to accomodate the larger Tippmann bolts.

You can purchase any of Stiffi’s barrels, including the new Metal Free Barrel here, on TippmannParts.com .