I don't have the need to run the pistol via a remote line or a hopper; I just want to use the mag-fed paint and the CO2 cartridges. It also isn't a problem for me to order/use the smaller caliber of paint for the Kingman gun as I've already checked with my local field and they are fine with that. I am going to be using the pistol as both a primary gun and a sidearm/back-up. I can see this being a small problem if I forget to order paint or something like that, but otherwise I think it would be okay. I could deal with it.
I've heard good things about both pistols and the magazines are around the same price. The guns are usually the same price, but I found the Kingman Eraser for sale for $150 as opposed to the TPX's $220 price tag. I've also heard some bad things about the TPX, but supposedly most of those have been worked out, at the cost of room for a paintball in the clip. So the TPX mag holds 7 rounds while the Eraser's mag will hold 9. I have held and both of these pistols and I have fired the Eraser in a target range and I really liked how it shot. I would really like to shoot a TPX but I don't know anyone who owns one and my local field doesn't have any either. I like the pull the trigger to pierce the CO2 cartridge feature on the TPX as well as the 1/4 screw cap thing, but it seems that piece would be fairly easy to lose in the heat of battle. The CO2 changing in the Eraser isn't all that different though, other than the fact that it pierces as soon as you twist it in. As far as efficiency goes, I've heard you can put about 3 mags through the TPX before you have to change it. I know the Eraser would be more efficient, but if you really can get 3 mags/12 gram with the TPX, then it isn't too big of a selling point in this particular case.
As far as I know I've gone over what I know about the two pistols and I'm still on the fence about which to buy. I'm thinking if they were both the same price I'd go for the TPX due to the standard size of the paint and the extra range/marking ability (I'm not sure how well the smaller ball fill shows up on a person), but that reduced price tag on the Eraser certainly is appealing. Another thing I've heard (so much hearsay!) is the stock barrel on the TPX is mediocre, thus an upgrade would be a priority, and if this is true, that would essential make the cost of the pistol higher.
Please help me decide on which one to get! But please don't suggest a Tiberius - I have no interest in owning one, I've played with a borrowed one and it feels clunky to me, and I really don't like the fact that the CO2 and the paint are together in the magazine.
This post has been edited by War Master: 19 October 2010 - 12:56 PM