Stonewall, on Feb 18 2009, 09:50 AM, said:
You can say that again.
@Chaos- I think that 6 in sounds about right. All the pictures with the guy holding the TPX kinda help in getting an idea. I'm just glad it's actually threaded for other barrels instead of the way the T8 does it.
Except that the muzzle end of the shell is narrow and limits the diameter of barrel you can use. If the stock barrel is the same diameter as the A-5 stock barrel (which it appears to be), then you are limited to what the Pro/Carbine can use: J&J Ceramic, Lapco barrels, and a few other obscure ones. Lapco are arguably among the best, and they already make barrels for the Tiberius line. So the barrel selection doesn't appear to be any better.
And, with a mag fed pistol, the breach is especially hard to reach vs other markers. The Tiberius barrel has the breach and barrel combined, just like twist-lock Automags. If a ball is broken in the breach or barrel of a Tiberius, push in the muzzle, 1/4 turn, squeegy through, put the barrel back in, 1/4 turn. Both the barrel and breach cleaned. Break a ball in the barrel of the TPX, unscrew half a dozen turns trying to get a grip on the small exposed tip, squeegy, another half dozen turns to screw back in. Any paint in the breach though, good luck with that on the field. Ain't happening. That requires a full disassembly.
This post has been edited by Jackson: 18 February 2009 - 08:20 AM