Tippmann Paintball Gun

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)

X7 Price Decrease – Get Yours Today at TippmannParts.com!

Been drooling over an X7, but putting off buying one because of the price? Well, stop dreaming and start buying because all X7′s are now $50 off their standard price. This means that you can buy an X7, X7 RT, or X7 E-Grip without breaking the bank. So quit thinking about it and pick up an X7, we know you want to!
Was: $299.95 – NOW: $249.95

Was: $349.95 – NOW: $299.95

Was: $399.95 – NOW: $349.95

Why not take the $50 dollars you saved and pick up one of these great X7 Upgrades?
Hammer
$44.99

Tippmann TPX Pistol GiveAway at the Living Legends Scenario Game

Living Legends II Paintball Scenario Game

Living Legends II Paintball Scenario Game

The Living Legends Paintball Scenario game is being held this weekend at CPX Sports in Joliet, IL. The field is just south of Chicago. I’ll be attending the game and showing off one of the new Tippmann TPX Pistols that are now starting to arrive in our warehouse.  If you’re planning to attend the game make sure to look me up. 

I’ll be giving away the TPX Pistol that I have up there at the end of the event.  I’ll be easy to find.  Look for the guy wearing a shirt that says “FREE TPX Pistol”.  Just come up and say hey and I’ll get you in the drawing.  I’ll also have a special coupon for people I meet up there worth 15% off your next purchase at TippmannParts.com.  Get a Tippmann TPX Pistol for your self or maybe a new accessory for your X7.  Just find me and I’ll hook you up.

Not familiar with this game?  Last year was the first event and over 700 player s attended including many paintball legends from the earliest days of paintball to curent professional players and scenario teams.   There should be 1000+ players this year and it’s not too late to come out and join in the fun.   Just check out the links below for registration information. 

Living Legends of Paintball

Living Legends 2 – Story Line

CPX Sports – Joliet, IL

Living Legends II on Facebook

More info from Tippmann Sports . . . (not us, we’re TippmannParts.com)

CPX Sports and Tippmann have teamed up with Scenario Paintball producer Kerry “Viper” Rosenberry to bring the paintball community the second installment of the immensely popular 24-hr Scenario Game honoring the “Living Legends” of paintball on May 29-31, 2009 at CPX Sports in Joliet, IL. CPX will have free camping available beginning Friday, May 29. CPX Sports is a 143-acre, $6.5M paintball park located in the Chicago suburb of Joliet, IL, and is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier facilities. The field is conveniently located less than one hour from both O’Hare and Midway airports.

To encourage players to bring a friend or 1st timer, CPX and Tippmann will be offering Free Rentals to Living Legends Paintball Event. The free basic rental equipment will be made available to paid, pre-registered players as part of the “Bring a 1st Timer” promotion while supplies last.

Hope to see you there!  Having trouble finding me?  Check with General Sean Scott of Smart Corps.  He’ll probably have me on a mission somewhere.

Free X7 Response Trigger or X7 Flatline Barrel with Tippmann X7 Paintball Gun Purchase

Tippmann X7 Paintball Gun with Free Response Kit or Flatline Barrel

Tippmann X7 Paintball Gun with Free Response Kit or Flatline Barrel

Tippmann Sports has another great promotion going on. It starts now and is good through the end of March, 2009.

With any Tippmann X7 Paintball Gun purchased you can get a FREE Tippmann X7 Response Trigger or a FREE Tippmann X7 Flatline Barrel. Now here’s the cool parts. This is a mail-in rebate program from Tippmann which means you buy the gun, and then fill out paperwork, and then send it in, and then wait for Tippmann to send you your upgrade. But at TippmannParts.com there is no wait and no mail-in rebate. Just choose the upgrade you want when you purchase the X7 gun. We’ll ship it at the same time a your gun. If you want, we can even install the Flatline or RT kit and test the gun before it ships out so you’re guaranteed to have everything working properly and ready to play when you take it out of the box.

This special is good on any of the Tippmann X7 guns including our already cheap packages and X7 gun Kits like the X7 M16. Just choose your free accessory. It’s that easy. Now just so you know . . . Since we’re taking care of the rebate part for you, you will NOT receive a mail-in rebate form and the UPC will be removed from your X7 Gun box.

The Tippmann X7 is one of the most versatile guns you can get.  You can make it look anyway you want.  This promo is a great way to get the gun and some cheap upgrades.  If you’ve been thinking about an X7, now is the time to buy.

Enjoy!

You can purchase Tippmann X7 Paintball Guns here at TippmannParts.com.

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.