Originally Posted by R&D Engineer
1. Much improved CO2 cap.
2. Removable barrel.
3. Nickel plated trigger, aluminum safety with proper placement.
4. Increased efficiency and consistency.
5. Inexpensive and durable magazines, two things that usually do not go
6. Aesthetics, particularly grip, overall size, and receiver textures.
7. Weight reduction.
8. Accessories such as holster and remote line.
9. Ease of disassembly and service.
10. Improved puncture mechanism.
11. Covered magazine and chamber windows.
Whether these and others make this "primary worthy: is hard to say, but they are certainly improvements that take time. To bring a pistol from the computer screen to the hands of players is an incredible amount of work, involving engineering, production, marketing, purchasing, sales, vendors, and all the people necessary to produce over 90 different components making up over 100 individual parts required to make a pistol. While my experience in designing actual is firearms is limited, I can make a valid argument as to how a paintball pistol is significantly more complex than a pistol shooting conventional projectiles. At the very least I can attest that we are not dragging our feet.
Quoted from a Tippmann Engineer on Mcarterbrown forums
Edit: And Tippmann now have a TPX page on their website, set to be mid april release.
This post has been edited by Delta11: 06 March 2009 - 11:49 PM