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#1 User is offline   Loochy88 

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:27 PM

Found it laying around at the paintball outfitters on lindbergh in St Louis. It was one of the 2 they received.

I've never used a pistol before, but carried it as a backup at little woodsball get together over the weekend. I was impressed with the power that came out of that little 12 gram. It worked well til I had a break in the chamber. The paintball shell was more or less impossible to take out without taking the gun apart so it was done for the day.

The internals dont look quite as sturdy as a typical tippmann, but it is a pistol after all... smaller pieces, and a lot of plastic. the o-rings on the co2 fittings break easily if you're not careful. also, the gun came with a white grease, nothing on it about what exactly it was. looks like the silicone grease used with some airsoft stuff. I used it on the powertube where the white residue was visible where it was originally greased at the factory, but i used hoppes # 9 on the rest of the gun. Lots of little parts in this thing, reminds me more of an airsoft gun than a paintball gun. Not quite as bad, but a little more tricky than taking apart your 98. Not for beginners. Some of the plastic pieces look like they will break over time. Too bad the shell couldn't be aluminum.

CO2 runs out after about 18 shots... Fires hard - chrono'd at 290 out of the box, and i left it there for the day. Pictures...


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 04:13 PM

Blow forward?

looks good.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 04:41 PM

im not a pistol guy, but that looks pretty good to me
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:26 PM

I messed with one at the field earlier today. I was impressed, Tippmann actually made a decent gun this time. :rolleyes:
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:46 PM

I have used a lot of paint in my day. The best I have had are super swirls and some field paint. I know not all breaks can be avoided, But what paint would You recommend? For the TPX? Pus I only shop at dunhams. Only closet place near me.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:55 PM

ugh, looks so cheap..every time i see one i cringe
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:01 PM

doesn't look any cheaper than my friend's glock.........
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:31 PM

i think it does..may just be me..i owned 2 T8s, and they looked alot more sturdy..that looks like plastic..and the silver trigger dont help..
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:44 PM

View PostFiremage, on Jun 15 2009, 06:01 PM, said:

doesn't look any cheaper than my friend's glock.........

glocks are made of metal... this is made of plastic. if i could get a black annodized one, i would be sold in a second. I actually decieded against it because i found out it was plastic.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:45 PM

Looks more plasticy without all the nifty photography gear. Still a neat looking pistol.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:06 PM

went to my paintball shop today and held #5 i think. i was impressed how light the marker was. im used to my delta but the tpx is nice. so if you want a side arm i would say its the best considering its lightweight. but as a primary marker i would go with something like the tac 8. i cant wait till some mods come out for it.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 03:34 AM

I got the chance to hold this at the store the other day. Its balance is better than the Tac 8. All the weight is on the grip, where as the Tac 8 its more in the back. The only part that I thought was "cheap" was the mag. It felt like an airsoft mag, thin plastic. All in all, I think its a great pistol.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:58 AM

i just ordered ordered one about a week ago, b sure to review it as soon as it comes in. i know actionvillage just started selling mags for it (still not in stock though) in packs of 2 for $30 so at least thats much more afordable than the tac 8.
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:47 PM

is the magazine pretty solid or is it problematic what i mean is does it feed the paint into the chamber easily.

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i just ordered ordered one about a week ago, b sure to review it as soon as it comes in. i know actionvillage just started selling mags for it (still not in stock though) in packs of 2 for $30 so at least thats much more afordable than the tac 8.

I dont think tac8s prices on their mags changed at all there still like 50 bucks a pop
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:48 PM

View PostDroop, on Jun 15 2009, 08:44 PM, said:

View PostFiremage, on Jun 15 2009, 06:01 PM, said:

doesn't look any cheaper than my friend's glock.........

glocks are made of metal... this is made of plastic.


Actually, Glocks have a polymer (read: plastic) frame and magazines.

It's just strong polymer.

I'm on the fence with the TPX as a whole. I'm not particularly fond of Tippmann quality of late, so I'm waiting to see how they do.
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