Paintball is without a doubt an amazing game. If you don’t agree, it’s probably because you haven’t played a lot, or probably because you lose a lot.
It’s easy to understand why you wouldn’t like playing Paintball if you only win once in a year. If that’s so, you should probably look into why you’re losing so much. And take this from me, it’s probably because you aren’t using the right marker.
Half of winning a paintball game depends on the sort of marker you’re using. That’s why I’ll be reviewing an interesting paintball marker from Tippmann today. It’s called the Tippmann A5 marker, and it has some really sweet specs.
The Tippmann A-5 is one of the most popular paintball markers ever, and today we’re going to figure out why it is so popular, and whether it is worth buying.
Before we go further, I’d like to say just one thing. You can say a whole lot about the A-5, but you cannot say it is slow. It is one of the fastest markers that I have ever seen.
Who Is The A-5 Marker For?
Well, I can tell you who the A-5 Marker isn’t for; it isn’t for people who aren’t interested in winning.
Did that land well? I sure hope it did.
Moving on. The A-5 is for any type of player. Whether you’re experienced or not, whether you’re a professional or not, the A-5 does its job perfectly.
What Does The A-5 Come With?
Generally, all Paintball markers come preassembled. So out of the box, the A-5 only comes with a manual and a bag of extra bolts and screws.
What Makes The A-5 Marker Different?
The A-5 Marker is far from being a simple marker. It has a lot of moving parts and it is certainly up there with one of the most complex markers I’ve ever reviewed.
The complexity of the A-5 means that it has quite a lot of functions, and when it comes to efficiency, there are only a few paintball markers that come close.
If there’s a word that can describe the A-5, it is speed. A patented cyclone feed system ensures that this marker spits paint faster than any marker that I’ve ever reviewed— which is something because I’ve reviewed a lot of markers. How come the cyclone feed system is so fast?
Well, the feed system links the feed sprocket to the air system which makes you able to fire paint as quickly as you can squeeze the trigger. The only thing that limits the speed of this marker is the speed of your fingers.
One feature that makes it great for paintball is that the entire marker can be stripped down to the very last in 60 seconds and reassembled without a single tool. So, in the unlikely case that the marker jams, you don’t have to forfeit the game. You can easily check out whatever problem that it has, fix it, and put it back together.
What Are The Features Of the A-5?
- One of the most important features of the A-5 (and possibly the one that contributes the most to its efficiency and speed) is the Cyclone Feed System. This system ensures that the A-5 can fire 15 balls per second without batteries.
- Another important feature of the A-5 is that it can be stripped in about a minute. So while the A-5 has a lot of parts, it can be maintained easily as you can strip them easily.
- The A-5 has enhanced ergonomics with a long front grip, easier to remove pins and a lighter body.
- The marker comes with an external selector switch which makes it easier for you to easily switch between safety and firing mood.
- It has an 8.5-inch stock barrel that is great for noise reduction and improves your accuracy by a whole lot. Since paintball is a game of stealth and accuracy, this increases your chances of winning by a lot.
- The A-5 is one of the easily customizable markers in the market. If you’re someone who has a lot of paintball accessories or someone who likes having all the newest gadgets, then the A-5 is a dream marker. It is compatible with a very wide range of all of Tippmann’s paintball marker add-ons.
- The sling mounts of the marker are removable, and this makes it quite easy to add a sling.
- It comes with tombstone connections which makes the marker easier to maintain.
How To Use The A-5
The A-5 is as easy to use as any other paintball marker. Before firing or starting a game of paintball, you need to be sure that the hopper is attached to the paintball— that might be basic, but don’t expect your marker to fire if it doesn’t have paint.
If the A-5 is on safety mode, switch it to firing mode. Then aim intelligently and squeeze the trigger. That’s just about it.
If the A-5 proves too pricey— and it is really pricey at $229.95, or too much for you, you can choose to go with the Tippmann Cronus tactical marker. It is from Tippmann, and it is just as good as the A-5. It costs only about $129 as well.
Would I Recommend?
The Tippmann A-5 isn’t your regular paintball marker. That means it may prove too difficult to understand for first-timers, but if you’re willing to go to war with one of the fastest markers on the market, I would one hundred percent recommend it. It rarely jams, is reliable and looks quite good. What’s more, I’ve only heard fine reviews from people who have used it.