Tippmann Releases New A5 E-Grip
Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:08 PM
· 3 Position External Selector Switch Allows you to change firing modes on the fly.
· 5 Firing Modes
o Full Auto
o 3 Shot Burst
· External Battery Door
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:04 PM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:34 AM
Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:36 AM
It depends on which field you play at, one of the fields I play on allows ramping for example... I can kind of see it being useful there, but in all reality I would probably set it on a ramping fire mode and just leave it there.
Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:02 AM
It is just the appeal the the mil-sim nuts who want to fell like they are shooting a real gun.
In the Milsim Paintball Community, one doesnt need to go Full Auto just to have the feel of a Real Gun and that using Semi and or 3 round bursts is good enough to eliminate a player from the game.
Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:49 PM
I would think paint would just become blenderized, But I cant say that without seeing it first...
Unlike the hoppers that feed most guns the A-5 Cyclone indexes the balls in the bottom of the catch cup so it won't chop. Each cycle of the gun will chamber just one full round as the cyclone will cycle off of the excess air of each shot. Now at the faster rates of fire the egrip may be able to do will require upgrades to the cyclone for it to keep up and at that point "blender" might be appropriate. Automags are also capable of insane rates of fire without sensor eyes thanks to the Level 10 bolt. Mechanical ways to avoid chopping paint exist.
There are already plenty of E-gripped A-5s that don't chop. This one is only different in that you can more easily select the modes on the fly and as I understand it, it can be locked into Semi only for tournaments or local field rules.
Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:35 PM
This post has been edited by hired_gun: 11 October 2008 - 07:35 PM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:34 AM
One thing that I do like is the electric safety... instead of physically blocking the trigger, it looks like it shuts off the switch. Now I wonder how they lock the switch while still allowing for the user to switch modes between semi and safety.