Tippmann 98

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.

Turn your 98 Custom in to a Magazine Fed MilSim Tactical Paintball Gun

“]Tacamo Magazine Fed Conversion Kit [98's]Surely you’ve heard about the new magazine fed conversion kits by Tacamo.  If not well then read on.

This conversion kit includes everything you need to convert a Tippmann 98 Custom from a regular hopper fed paintball gun to a magazine fed paintball gun.  If you’ve looked at how the feed port is integrated in to the body then you can tell that this is no small feat.  The kit includes a new body for the gun that puts the feed port under the gun instead of on the side.  It also has the magazine mount and a 20 round magazine too.  You can even upgrade your magazine to a large Box Magazine that mounts to to the same position underneath of the gun.  The Nautilus Box magazine holds up to 200 rounds.

All About Tippmann 98 End Caps

End Caps – There are now 3 different end caps for the 98 guns.  They are all interchangeable.  You can use any one of them on any Tippmann 98 Paintball Gun.

  • 98-05P has a smooth back.  I don’t have a good pic of the back.
  • TA02019 has “A.C.T.” on the back.  I don’t have a good pic of the back.
  • TA02088 has the molded sling mount built in.

  98-05P Tippmann End Cap [98 Custom, Model 98]  TA02019 Tippmann End Cap ACTTA02088 Tippmann End Cap with Sling Mount [98 Platinum Series]

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Tippmann 98 Expansion Chamber Kit Discontinued

It looks like Tippmann’s discontinued their expansion chamber kit for the 98 series guns (non platinum).   We’re all out too so that’s the end of that.  The A5 Expansion Chamber  Tippmann Vertical Expansion Chamber Kit [A5] - Blackkit is still available.  We do have some other expansion chambers  Pro-Team Products Intruder Expansion Chamberthat will work just fine on your gun.  You just need to make sure you have the right fitting and braided line to install it.  Feel free to call us for help.

Just to be clear.  That discontinued item is for the NON-Platinum Series 98 Customs.  If you have a 98 Custom Platinum or PS  Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Series Ultra Basic Paintball Gun - Blackthen you’re still good to go.  The Platinum Series Vertical Expansion Chamber is still available. Tippmann Vertical Expansion Chamber Kit [Platinum Series 98] - Black

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Free Tippmann Collapsible Stock!

Free Tippmann Collapsible Stock

 

Get one of the most popular Tippmann 98 upgrades for FREE.

1. Purchase an eligible Tippmann 98 Custom or Custom Pro between 11/1/9 and 1/15/10.

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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.

TechT Zero Kick Rear Bolt for Tippmann’s and BT’s

TechT has released a new rear bolt upgrade called the Zero Kick.  It fits all Tippmanns including 98’s, A5’s, and X7’s.  It’s also compatible with the BT4 and BT Delta guns.  This new rear bolt is almost half the weight of the stock rear bolt greatly reducing the amount of kick in your gun.  Because of the lighter weight, the bolt also moves back and forth quicker.  This effectively increases your gun’s potential rate of fire.  It weighs in at only 69.9 grams and is made out of a hardened material that gives it a longer wear life.

You can purchase  the TechT Paintball Zero Kick Tippmann Rear Bolt here on TippmannParts.com.