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Posted 07 April 2007 - 07:57 PM

I have had my Tippmann A5 for about 1-2 years now and I also got e-grip with WAS and a specialops a5A2 stock. The stock is so rock Solid that when I was shooting 15bps it cracked my pins that hold the stock on!! I gess the pins couldent take the preasure and the spring in the back... specialops makes there products so well that tippmann needs to start makeing some durable products like the SpecialOps A5-A2 Stock!
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:05 PM

Yea, that's a common problem if you have a stock on your Tippmann. Just order some more or grab some pins of the same diameter from the hardware store. I use some metal ones with pins on the end so they won't come out and they don't break.
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:07 PM

View Post$ARGE, on Apr 7 2007, 08:05 PM, said:

Yea, that's a common problem if you have a stock on your Tippmann. Just order some more or grab some pins of the same diameter from the hardware store. I use some metal ones with pins on the end so they won't come out and they don't break.



yeah thanks that should help
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:12 PM

If you are using Co2 that might also be a contributing factor. When the aluminum (I think thats what they are made out of) gets cold it gets brittle and breaks easily.
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:24 PM

View PostBig Dave, on Apr 7 2007, 08:12 PM, said:

If you are using Co2 that might also be a contributing factor. When the aluminum (I think thats what they are made out of) gets cold it gets brittle and breaks easily.




Yeah I think your right becuse I was useing alot of co2 last time and its made of alum. Its also flaking off like a cheap metal!
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

View PostNick63, on Apr 7 2007, 11:24 PM, said:

View PostBig Dave, on Apr 7 2007, 08:12 PM, said:

If you are using Co2 that might also be a contributing factor. When the aluminum (I think thats what they are made out of) gets cold it gets brittle and breaks easily.




Yeah I think your right becuse I was useing alot of co2 last time and its made of alum. Its also flaking off like a cheap metal!

Yeah, well the stock push pins aren't very stong- they're hollow and if you have a stock they're gonna break so like I said just get something from your local hardware store.
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:34 PM

View Post$ARGE, on Apr 7 2007, 08:29 PM, said:

View PostNick63, on Apr 7 2007, 11:24 PM, said:

View PostBig Dave, on Apr 7 2007, 08:12 PM, said:

If you are using Co2 that might also be a contributing factor. When the aluminum (I think thats what they are made out of) gets cold it gets brittle and breaks easily.




Yeah I think your right becuse I was useing alot of co2 last time and its made of alum. Its also flaking off like a cheap metal!

Yeah, well the stock push pins aren't very stong- they're hollow and if you have a stock they're gonna break so like I said just get something from your local hardware store.



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 03:04 PM

Tippmann, as they have become larger and larger, has sacrificed in the pin area. My A-5 was an original run pre ordered model. the pins on it are machined Aluminum turned from a solid bar on a lathe (or so it appears) the newer pins, for example on the newer A-5's and X-7's are cast aluminum blanks machined down to spec.

Now, the casting process uses the same potmetal that all tippmann's are cast from and although they are durable the metal is not 100% aluminum and unfortunatley small bubbles and grains of different material will create cracks over time and eventually microscopic cracks and fissures combine and then cause the entire pin to split.

i would also suggest going to the hardware store to purchase some stronger pins OR have some made from a stronger material I would suggest a good chunk of Stainless steel which is sometimes a pain in the butt to machine BUT it will last forever

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 05:25 PM

I have also had this happen to me. I just got some bolts and locking nuts that fit and have had no problems with it. I am also very unhappy that the pins are just hollow and can crack with just months of play with a stock. In short, my review is that they suck.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:33 PM

just as a general heads up for all A-5 owners...

by the end of this summer I hope to be in posession of a mini lathe OR have access to a machine shop. my first order of bussiness is to crank out a few dozen A-5 Pins out of stainless steel OR plain barstock (brass may look cool too) if anyone wants in on them just stay in touch with me and i will be glad to make you a few.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:57 AM

View PostBig Dave, on Apr 7 2007, 11:12 PM, said:

If you are using Co2 that might also be a contributing factor. When the aluminum (I think thats what they are made out of) gets cold it gets brittle and breaks easily.

thats most likly the cause the CO2 can be ruff on parts I went and got some made from steel/titanium and they work good
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:13 PM

i already went through 3 sets of push pins cause of my stock but no complaints on my end....just gotta find some suitable subs that are stronger and will last a long time
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:11 AM

Tippmann gave me 3 free pins. Also, there are some metal ones on ebay, but they are expensive.
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:47 PM

My advice for push pins?

The front push pins on the foregrip for an MP5 are the exact same size and fit perfectly. When I say MP5, I don't mean an airsoft version, I mean the real steel 9mm version. I picked up a set of 6 for $8 shipped. I have yet to have a single issue with them. They are 100% steel and very very solid. If I ever break one of those push pins I'm in trouble!
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:21 PM

thanks for telling me about this problem. just got my A-5 going to get a few exra pins then

thanks for telling me about this problem. just got my A-5 going to get a few exra pins then


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