Good morning fellow paintballers, bloggers, and new viewers of the website who are looking to potentially get into paintball or heard about us to view paintball. today we will be re-introducing a discussion on Tippmann and some of their fine products the Tippmann 98, the Tippmann A-5, and the Tippmann X7. Before we take a look at the Tippmann markers let’s first take a look at the brand Tippmann.
The Tippmann family, headed by Dennis Tippmann Senior, originally manufactured collectible, half-scale replica machine guns. However, a change in gun laws led to entry into the paintball market in 1986; forming the Tippmann Pneumatics Incorporated company. The company attempted to make high-performance, durable and affordable products – with the company claiming to have built the first semi-automatic and full-automatic paintball markers in the world. The company has been credited with the development of several technologies, including the introduction of C3 with PEP Technology propane markers in 2005, and improved Anti-Chop technology in 2006 to combat paintball breakages inside the marker. In 2010, Tippmann Sports acquired NXe, a manufacturer of soft goods for the paintball industry. The acquisition combined the industry’s leading paintball marker brand with the leading soft goods brand. A full line of paintball harnesses, protective gear, tank covers, apparel, bags, pods and other miscellaneous accessories were immediately integrated into Tippmann’s existing product offering. Now that we have taken a gander into Tippmann and their brand history let’s now take a gander into the first Tippmann marker the Tippmann 98.
Above is the Tippmann 98 Custom Ultra PS Paintball Marker Gun Tippmann’s newest 98 edition for the low price of $129.95. The 98 Custom Platinum is our entry level, fully customizable marker. The main feature is the ease of customizing the marker. Split Receiver Design, which provides easier access to internal components for simplified installation of grip upgrades and modifications. Secure Front Sight Spring and Trigger Pins, which makes the marker easier to service and reassemble. Easy-to-Remove Power Tube Design with self-sealing/locking gas line secures the valve in place and eliminates two bolts from previous design making maintaining the marker quicker and easier. Full Depth Pockets for ASA, which eliminates the need to loosen the ASA bolts when disassembling the marker. New Barrel Porting and a Matte Finish, which improves marker air efficiency and reduces reflective glare. Picatinny Rails, which makes adding a carry handle, scopes and other accessories a snap. Redesigned, Vertical Front Grip, which offers improved stability and added texture for a more secure feel. Redesigned Sling Mount End Cap, which allows players to easily attach a variety of different sling styles. With all those great things about the 98 that is just a stepping stone for our next gander into Tippmann so here is our look into the TIppmann A-5.
ABove shown is the Tippmann A-5 paintball marker gun for the price of $199.95 on our website. Anyone looking for a serious paintball marker could do well to look into the Tippmann A5. You can consider this an upgraded 98 Custom on steroids. It’s perfect for both casual beginners and intermediate players who are looking for a leg up on the competition. An extremely durable paintball gun, the Tippmann A5 is a great choice for anyone looking to invest in their paintball gun for a long time, due to the wide range of upgrades and mods that the A5 supports. This is usually the next step for anyone considering upgrading from their trusty Tippmann 98 custom or serious beginners who have fallen in love with the sport. Right out of the box it comes with Tippmann’s patented cyclone feed system, an awesome air powered hopper system that does not rely on batteries. It uses the same air that fires the gun and the performance is amazing, with the ability to shoot 15 balls per second. When you combine this with an upgraded E trigger system this means full auto rapid firing, with zero broken balls. It is nice having a high performance feed system out of the box without the need for any expensive upgrades.
The Tippmann X7 Phenom runs $349.00 brand new. It is equipped with a FlexValve technology that operates below 300 PSI for optimal air efficiency. You’ll be able to lick off 1,400 shots from a 4500 PSI tank with ease. The X7 Phenom is the first ever electro-pneumatic gun to provide a series of highly coveted upscale marker niceties in combination with one another. These features include manual and electronic firing modes, excellent accuracy, superior air efficiency and the ability to use either compressed air or CO2. It really is the total package for those in search of a high quality tournament marker. In particular, woodsball players will take a liking to the X7 Phenom. Let’s take a closer look at the marker. This .68 caliber marker is built with a Spool Valve design to minimize recoil. You’ll experience hardly any kickback when you fire the X7 Phenom and as a result, you’ll have a much more accurate shot. If you were to survey X7 Phenom owners, the vast majority would have no complaints about the marker’s accuracy. Not only is the marker accurate but it is extremely quiet as well. Its hopper can hold up to 200 balls. Thanks to the new cyclone feed system, paddles create a feed rate of 20 BPS, a firing rate of 20 BPS and it has an effective range of 150 feet. The marker fires every time you press the trigger without exception. All of this is possible without the use of batteries. The trigger is made of all metal for improved stability. There’s a three position selector switch that allows for up to five firing modes. There’s also a nice “E-grip” style design that lets players flip a switch to enter semi mode. Other modes include 3 shot, Full auto and Full auto response. In terms of the feel of the shot, there isn’t much wobble. The grip is easy to hold and provides a stable foundation for the ensuing minimal recoil. The push pins are rigid and there’s absolutely no rattling when the gun moves. Players will like the fact that Tippmann put a coil around the air line that connects to the cyclone for additional protection. The trigger is extremely smooth and the pull is very light. This is a well-built, sturdy gun that shoots better than most other Tippmann markers. In a word, the X7 Phenom’s shot feels snappy.
Well thank you everyone for reviewing our topic today on Tippmann and their great markers the Tippmann 98, Tippmann A-5, and Tippmann x7. Have a good one and enjoy the day and go play paintball!!!