As with any Tippmann and in fact any paintball gun, make sure the marker is properly cleaned and oiled. This solves many problems. Having said that, when a marker won’t stay cocked the first things to look at are the sear, bolt, and bolt oring.
The sear and bolt connect together to hold the bolt in the back position. If one of these is damaged or worn then they won’t connect correctly and the bolt can free cycle back and forth. If you have to replace one then you should probably replace the other at the same time.
The bolt / hammer oring is what seals between the bolt and the body of the gun. You need a good seal here so the excess air from the firing sequence can blow back the bolt to the back position to catch on the sear. If that oring is worn, broken, missing, etc then the air will escape around it and not give sufficient force to get the bolt back. If the oring is dry or swollen then it might be creating too much drag to allow the bolt to freely move back far enough.
So, rapid fire / won’t stay cocked: Check your rear bolt, sear, and rear bolt oring.
STILL having a problem? Check your velocity. On the first shot, do you get a good normal velocity shot off or is it low? If your gun is rapid firing AND your velocity on that first shot is low then you could have a cracked power tube. A cracked tube is similar to a bad rear bolt oring in that the air is escaping around to the wrong place rather than forcing the bolt back. A cracked tube will also cause low velocity as air going forward also escapes out the crack.
Symptom: rapid fire
1. Clean / Oil – check
2. Examine rear bolt and sear and power tube. Replace worn or cracked items and replace the rear bolt oring.
Looks like it’s getting pushed back another month or so. My latest conversations with Tippmann puts a shipping date around mid to late January, 2015. Although delayed, this marker is still of course going to get released. We’re still taking pre-orders. #WorthTheWait
Tippmann 98 Scenario and Folding Stocks. If you’re in the market for a new stock for your Tippmann 98 Custom, but are having trouble deciding which stock is the best for you, then visit our recently revamped Tippmann 98 Custom Stock page. It now features a buying guide, which outlines what features the stocks have, and how this will benefit your next game of paintball.
Tippmann X7 Phenom Shoulder Stocks. Gear up for this season with a new stock for your Tippmann X7 Phenom. Check out our brand new buying guide, it is a helpful way to find the perfect stock for your needs.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
The Crossover is ultra light weighing just over 2 pounds, operates under 300psi for a smoother operation that’s easier on internals and paint, comes with break-beam eyes, clamping feedneck, adjustable double-trigger, gas-thru grip, and a mechanical and electronic safety.
The most talked about feature is the Flex Valve technology already seen in the Tippmann Phenom. The Flex Valve allows the used to switch from electronic operation to mechanical operation at the flip of a switch. Want to save battery life during a long scenarioe? The Crossover has you covered. Battery finally dead? No problem. Want to save paint? Done.
The Crossover boasts many unique features and is sure to make many waves in the paintball community for a good time to come.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of Tippmann Marker Oil and Tippmann Marker Grease. Both are formulated specifically for use in Tippmann markers. The Marker Oil has been developed for use in all Tippmann, U.S. Army, and TPN blow back markers, while the Marker Grease is to be used in FlexValve markers such as the TiPX and Phenom line of markers.
Increase performance and keep your markers running like the day they were unboxed with these new products.
Being that the hammer is much lighter and quicker than the stock hammer it reduces the markers mechanical dwell greatly while giving you a faster trigger pull and drastically reduced kick. This all equates to less time your opponent has to react which in turn leads to more wins for you.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic and worthy upgrade.
When you’re having trouble getting your Tippmann marker in that sweet spot range between 280-300 FPS, don’t settle for a less than perfect velocity output. The Trinity velocity spring kit comes with four different springs of varying tension from high, medium, medium low, and low velocity settings to keep your marker shooting consistently at the velocity needed.
Keep your gun safe and consistent with this trusted Trinity product.
Take your TippmannA-5 paintball marker from fast to super fast with the Flasc Rip Clip Adapter. This product allows you to upgrade from the stock air-powered cyclone feed to the BT Rip Clip feed system easily and securely. The BT Rip Clip is battery powered and will feed paint into your marker at a blistering 20 balls per second, making sure you never have to shake and bake or upgrade your A-5 feed again.
Please note that installing this adapter requires the removal of the side hook on the body of your A-5. The BT Rip Clip is not included with this adapter, but any version of the Rip Clip will work great!
Tippmann has finally brought forth what so many have been asking for all these years, a simplified lightweight marker with all the reliability of the Tippmann brand and all the features of their previous models in one well-rounded package.
The Tippmann Crossover is brimming with features including integrated break beam anti-chop eyes, low pressure operation under 300 PSI, integrated grip through gasline with the option to convert to a front regulator, magnetic Hall-Effect trigger switch, multiple adjustable firing modes, including semi-auto, auto-response, 3-shot burst, PSP, NPPL and Millennium, adjustable clamping feedneck with vertical feed, and A-5/X-7 threads.
Although the most exciting feature for players is the Tippmann patented FlexValve technology integrated from the Phenom and now present in the Crossover. The ability to run from electronic to mechanical operation in the middle of a game will be a fantastic feature with the added benefits of the low recoil, low pressure features of the FlexValve. The Crossover is sure to take the game to new heights and new possibilities, don’t be the last to take advantage of this amazing marker.