A-5

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

Trinity Velocity Spring Kit – Stay Consistent and Safe

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.

Flasc Rip Clip Adapter for Tippmann A-5 Markers

Take your Tippmann A-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!

Trinity AR-15 Style Magazines – New Colors

– Olive”]Trinity AR-15 Style Magazine [2011 A5 Mechanical] - Olive – Dark Earth”]Trinity AR-15 Style Magazine [2011 A5 Mechanical] - Dark EarthTrinity has released a new set of AR-15 magazines for the Tippmann A-5 Paintball Gun.  They’re available in black, dark earth, or olive.  This particular set of magazines works only on the 2011 A5 Mechanical paintball guns.

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.

TECHT Tippmann Gun Tag Upgrades Now Available

Gun Tag - 'Assault' [A5 or X7] Gun Tag - 'Snipers Get More Head' [A5 or X7] Gun Tag - 'Recon' [A5 or X7] Gun Tag - 'Marine Corps' [A5 or X7] Gun Tag - 'Got Perks?' [A5 or X7]

The TECHT Tippmann Gun tags is an easy way to upgrade your Tippmann paintball gun.  Well maybe it’s not an upgrade as much as an accessory.  We have the gun tags in 5 different slogans as seen above.

These are all silver with black lettering and logos.  They’ll fit on a Tippmann A5 or a Tippmann X7 paintball gun.  Wouldn’t you like your gun to be a little more custom?

 

Tippmann Releases New A-5 HE Paintball Gun

New for 2011, these A5s feature the HE E-Grip which allows users to fire up to 20 balls-per-second! There are five different special firing modes to choose from including Semi-auto, Auto-response, Full-auto, 3-shot bursts and Turbo. Its new external selector switch enables you to change from safe, to fire, to special firing modes on the fly. It has an improved, faster cyclone feed system and new barrel that is more accurate and quieter than the original. Some other added features are a larger, removable frontgrip, front sling mount, a lighter magnesium body and a lower-profile loader design.

Tippmann A-5 with H.E. Electronic Grip (new 2011 version)

Tippmann A-5 with H.E. Electronic Grip (new 2011 version) - Black

Tippmann Releases New A5 Paintball Gun

Tippmann has added a huge assortment of features to their new A5s. To begin, they have redesigned the cyclone feed system to consistently feed up to 15 balls per second! A new 8.5 inch stone-honed barrel is more accurate and quieter than the original. Some other added features are a larger, removable frontgrip, front sling mount, a lighter magnesium body and a lower-profile loader design. The internal bore is widened for faster field stripping. The firing mode selector switch is now easier to use and the gasline is now black to improve its tactical appearance.

Tippmann A-5 Basic (New Style Dec 2010)

Tippmann A-5 Basic (New Style Dec 2010)

Tippmann A-5 Basic (New Style Dec 2010)

New Designs Turbo Valve Housing still a few weeks out

The Tippmann Turbo Valve Housing  from New DeSigns is still out of stock.  I spoke with New Designs and while they didn’t give a specific reason, they are working on the issue.  Last thing they said was a few weeks.  So that will hopefully put some in our hands for shipping by May 12th.  This is a unique replacement valve and there are no substitutions.  It’s worth waiting for.  You’ll just have to wait a bit longer.  We do have PLENTY on order to clear back orders when they arrive. 

If you’re in a pinch don’t forget that we always have the stock Tippmann Valve 02-V  02-V Tippmann COMPLETE VALVEavailable.  This particular one comes with all the internals so it’s ready to drop in.  You can get a stock valve body only  02-25 Tippmann VALVE BODY (NO INTERNALS)too.

New Products at TippmannParts.com

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The Roc Stock is another great product from KillJoy Industries. This stock has the ability to be offset to the right or left side, allowing for greater mask clearance. Since it is able to be quickly adjusted with one hand, you can quickly set up one of the 36 possible configurations on the fly. Made of high grade machined Aluminum, the Roc Stock is made to last. The Roc Stock is currently available for the Tippmann A5 and X7.

The Zero Kick ACT Hammer from TechT is an upgraded hammer for any Tippmann ACT gun. Because of its 58% weight reduction from the stock hammer, the Zero Kick ACT Hammer gives you much less reciprocating mass inside the gun. This means the gun kicks less and cycles faster, which will help to improve your accuracy and your rate of fire.

Have your A5 or Model 98 professionally refinished by Conlee Custom with a DuraCoat camouflage.  These patterns are gorgeous.  They’ll make your gun STAND OUT off the field and BLEND IN on the field. If you’re adding this service to a gun you’re purchasing from us then it takes about 2 additional weeks for your gun to arrive to you. Expedited shipping and service is not available at this time. DuraCoat is a two part chemical coating. DuraCoat was specifically made for firearms so it easily stands up to the wear and tear of paintball. With normal use, a marker will last several lifetimes when refinished with DuraCoat. This service was available for the X7, but is now also available for the A5 and 98 Custom. It is available in Digital Woodland, Digital Desert, Digital Urban, MC Heavy Green, and Army ACU.

IVT – Integrated Valve Technology CO2 Tanks are the newest innovation from JT USA. The IVT CO2 tank features an internal magnetic float which represents your liquid CO2 fill level on the indicator strip. This allows you to know when you are running low so you don’t ever have to lose another game because you are out of gas. Also, the valve is located internally in the neck of the tank so even if you screw off the top of the tank, there is no chance of the tank shooting off and injuring anyone. These tanks will be a hot item at TippmannParts.com and are available in 9oz, 12oz, 20oz, and 24oz.

Paintball Gun Review: Tippmann A-5 vs Tippmann 98 Series

Lord Odin from the A5 Operator’s Group wrote this well thought out and thorough paintball gun comparison pitting the Tippmann A-5 against the Tippmann 98 Series guns.

Tippmann A-5 vs Tippmann 98 Series Paintball Guns
Tippmann A-5 Paintball Gun

Tippmann A-5 Paintball Gun

The Tippmann A-5 is the next generation of markers after the Tippmann 98 with a few major differences.  On average, they cost a bit more, but for about $50, you get a superior marker.

The first major upgrade is the Cyclone feed system built into A-5 marker.  Tippmann has done away with the vertical feed and have added a pneumatic force feed system that virtually eliminates jams.  Unlike electronic loaders, there are no batteries and force is only applied to the balls when the gun cycles.  Due to the large opening of the Cyclone, it eliminates jams in the feedneck that can happen on the 98 Custom and any other small feed neck gun.  The Cyclone has a lower profile than traditional hoppers, which is ideal for woodsball because players will mostly pop up over something than off to the side.  Reducing your silhouette reduces your chance of getting shot.

Tippmann A-5 E-Grip

Tippmann A-5 E-Grip

Tippmann has also made the gun more accessible by including pushpins for commonly removed items.  Rather than completely disassembling the marker like on the 98’s, you can now remove pushpins to access your optional E-grip, remove your internals to lubricate or fix a problem, or change stocks.  The A-5 lets you completely remove your trigger and grip.  This is important if your trigger is malfunctioning or if it starts to rain and you want to switch back to a mechanical grip.  The front grip is also removable, which gives you more options of style and placement on the marker.

The internals of the A-5 gun are very similar to the 98 Custom with one major exception.  The A-5 now makes use of a tombstone.  This is a piece that slides into the gun from the outside and is locked into place but is easily removable.  On the 98’s, a braided hose was screwed directly into the valve body and was not easily removed unless in the staging area.  The Tombstone on the A-5 allows for easier disassembly and gives you more upgrade options.  Now you can mount a regulator directly to the gun, move locations of your gas line, or even connect a remote line directly.   And all of this is done easily by attaching it to the tombstone with your hands.  No tools are necessary to connect components to the tombstone or the tombstone to the gun.

Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Series ACT Paintball Gun

Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Series ACT Paintball Gun

The A-5 now has completely enclosed internals.  The 98 Custom had its cocking handle connected to the hammer, which exposed your internals to dirt, paint, and other debris.  On the A-5, the cocking handle has been relocated and the internals closed off, which will make your gun operate better and cleaner.  Parts such as o-rings will need less replacement, as well.

The A-5 comes with a different barrel threading than the 98 Series guns.  One of the complaints of 98 users was the barrel twisting loose on them due to the steep threading.  The gradual threading of the A-5 barrels requires more turning to remove the barrel.  This creates a tighter fit and it is much less likely to unscrew.

Lastly, manufacturers are producing many more upgrades and accessories for the A-5 instead of the 98 series, which seems to be taking a back seat to the A-5.  This gives you many more upgrade options when you choose the A-5 and many of them are easy to install with the quick release pins. 

For the little extra money, the A-5 is big step up from the 98 and is well worth price.

 

-Thanks for the review Lord Odin!  An abbreviated version of this comparison has been incorporated in to our Tippmann A-5 Buyer’s Guide.  TippmannParts.com carries the full line of Tippmann A-5 and 98 Series Paintball Guns in stock at the best prices.