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.
It looks like the Egrip version of the Tippmann US Army Carver One is still a bit out. The last update I received from Tippmann is May 18th, about 3 more weeks. Sorry! I know some of you already have pre-orders for this new release from Tippmann but we can’t ship them any faster than they can make them. Tippmann always makes sure to put out quality product. Some times the delivery date of those products gets pushed back because of this. But that’s okay. Who wants a buggy gun? So be patient and we’ll ship orders out as soon as we can.
Just a quick update. I just spoke with Tippmann Sports about the release date of the Tippmann TPX Pistol paintball gun. The new official release date is the Last Week of April, 2009. They said they are on schedule for that and do not forsee any further delays.
We’ve been offering a pre-order on the TPX pistol on our site. That package comes with the marker, a carrying case, and 2 magazines. We ordered LOTS of these paintball pistols. We have not yet sold through all of our initial order so you can still pre-order and be able to get your gun as soon as they’re released.
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.