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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.

US Army Alpha Black Tactical Camo – New Release

Tippmann just released the US Army Alpha Black Tactical in a Digital Camo edition.  Street price will be $149 on these bad boys.

US Army Alpha Black Tactical Edition Paintball Gun with M16 Mods - Camo

US Army Alpha Black Tactical Edition Paintball Gun with M16 Mods - Camo

The Tactical version of the US Army Alpha Black’s come with the M-16 mods installed including a front sight and shroud, shoulder stock, and sight rail.  A hopper is not included with these guns so don’t forget to pick one up if you need it.  The digital camo is a nice alternative to all the generic black mil-sim guns that have been coming out recently.

The Alpha Blacks come in several different versions: Basic, EGrip, M16, M16 with EGrip, and Tactical.  We also have some great packages setup that include your tank, goggles,and hopper.  A few paintballs and you’re ready to play.

The word I heard (that rhymes) is that these are a limited run so make sure to get yours before they’re gone.  The guns are shipping from Tippmann now so we should have ours in a few days.

Available for purchase here at TippmannParts.com