As with any Tippmann and in fact any paintball gun, make sure the marker is properly cleaned and oiled. This solves many problems. Having said that, when a marker won’t stay cocked the first things to look at are the sear, bolt, and bolt oring.
The sear and bolt connect together to hold the bolt in the back position. If one of these is damaged or worn then they won’t connect correctly and the bolt can free cycle back and forth. If you have to replace one then you should probably replace the other at the same time.
The bolt / hammer oring is what seals between the bolt and the body of the gun. You need a good seal here so the excess air from the firing sequence can blow back the bolt to the back position to catch on the sear. If that oring is worn, broken, missing, etc then the air will escape around it and not give sufficient force to get the bolt back. If the oring is dry or swollen then it might be creating too much drag to allow the bolt to freely move back far enough.
So, rapid fire / won’t stay cocked: Check your rear bolt, sear, and rear bolt oring.
STILL having a problem? Check your velocity. On the first shot, do you get a good normal velocity shot off or is it low? If your gun is rapid firing AND your velocity on that first shot is low then you could have a cracked power tube. A cracked tube is similar to a bad rear bolt oring in that the air is escaping around to the wrong place rather than forcing the bolt back. A cracked tube will also cause low velocity as air going forward also escapes out the crack.
Symptom: rapid fire
1. Clean / Oil – check
2. Examine rear bolt and sear and power tube. Replace worn or cracked items and replace the rear bolt oring.
Paintball Sights and Red Dot Sights: Learn Browse Buy. We’ve just done a full review of our paintball sights. We now have videos for every sight and spec lists about their size, reticle type and color, weight etc. Now you can really choose the right sight for your paintball gun.
Absolutely! The A5 went through a design change awhile ago. This is the newer grip with a selector switch safety. This newer A5 is referred to as the 2011 A5. So, Yes. The A5 2011 Mechanical grip shown below is backwards compatible with the pre 2011 A5 markers. This exact grip shown will also accept the response trigger kits but it will NOT accept the electronic boards. This grip is the mechanical version and does not have the battery compartment built in.
NopeNopeNope. The Tippmann Response Trigger (RT) Kit for X7‘s is designed for the original X7’s with blowback style operation. The newer X7 Phenom, sometimes just referred to as the Phenom, has a completely different type of valve system that is not compatible with how the RT kits work. If you want to upgrade your mechanical Phenom trigger you can convert it to electronic with an E-Grip kit.
Yes and No. The original Alpha Black paintball guns CAN NOT use the Response Trigger (RT) kits. If you get or have the Alpha Black ELITE then Yes. The Elites are more upgradeable and they will accept the RT kits. They use the same one as the 98’s do. Here it is!
There’s been a little confusion on the size of the Ninja gauges so here’s a quick rundown.
The Ninja Micro gauge is the traditional small sized gauge that has been around for years. The face AND body/rim of the gauge has about the exact same diameter as a quarter. Not larger than a quarter. Almost the exact same size.
The Ninja Paintball MINI gauge on the other hand is the newer super small size. I personally would think Micro is smaller than Mini but as the name Micro has been around for a long time this new gauge is called the Mini. The Ninja Mini gauge face and body/rim is almost exactly the size of a penny. We’ll try to get a video or picture up here soon to better illustrate.
TechT has a history of making high-quality products and the Optimus Gauge is no different, sporting a high-visibility background, easy-to-use interface, high and low pressure varieties available, and accurate to 0.1 PSI.
So if you are going to get a gauge, then don’t miss out on this critical piece of equipment.
What is worse than missing an entire day of play due to one bad o-ring? This universal parts kit from Tippmann will keep your marker working perfectly and allow you to fix problems at the field. Arranged in individual sections with a clear plastic container, your parts are easy to locate and ready for travel.
The Tippmann Turbo Valve Housingfrom 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.
New TPX Pistol CO2 Upgrade Kit
Over the past few months, feedback regarding our new TPX Pistol has been overwhelmingly positive. The new product has generated a tremendous amount of interest and excitement among paintball players around the globe. However, an issue regarding the pistol has surfaced.
It appears the dimensions for CO2 cartridges vary far beyond our initial tests, and have resulted in some cartridges not puncturing. Although we tested numerous brands, we have discovered that certain types of cartridges may not puncture on the first pull. If you’ve noticed this issue, please contact us at 1-800-533-4831 or visit www.tippmann.com, click on the CO2 Upgrade Kit link and simply complete the appropriate TPX form with your serial number. We’ll send you a free CO2 Upgrade Kit including a new cap with an adjustable set screw that adjusts for various CO2 cartridge sizes, as well as a new, easy-to-install pin assembly.
If you have experienced any other issues, whether it is velocity, efficiency, or paint breakage related, we encourage you to visit our new TPX Tech Support program on the Tippmann web site to learn more about troubleshooting, installation and maintenance of your TPX Pistol. There are also some helpful tips on how to correctly pick paint and properly load a magazine. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the videos, you may always contact our Tech Service Team at 1-800-533-4831, or 1-260-749-6022.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. We actually became aware of these issues via customer phone calls and paintball forums. We are pleased to offer this free upgrade kit which will make the TPX pistol more adaptable to the many different CO2 cartridges in the marketplace. Thank you for your continued support and ongoing communication – it’s appreciated.
…..and so many more. In fact, we have almost every replacement part for the entire TPX Pistol. Visit our TPX Replacement parts page to find what you need to fix your TPX or to just have for your tool box at the field.
The newest version of the TechT Zero Kick Hammer for Tippmann Paintball Guns comes packaged with a new hammer drive spring. If you did not receive this drive spring and you think your marker needs it, please contact TechT. They will send you the drive spring for free. If you did not receive one, there is no need to freak out immediately. You may not need it. TechT found that some users’ markers needed a stiffer spring in order to get up to 300FPS. Most markers didn’t, but some did, so they started to include it with the hammer.
With that said, below are the instructions on how to install the hammer. Again, I would first set it up with your stock hammer drive spring. If you can not achieve high enough velocity or your cyclone is not cycling you will then need to swap out your stock spring for the stiffer one from TechT.
If you need to contact TechT for the stiff hammer drive spring please call – 901-405-1848 ex.11