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19 October 2010 - 12:54 PMI've been wanting a paintball pistol for a while now, and I've heard great things about the Tiberius pistols, but they aren't really my thing. Now that the TPX and the Kingman Eraser are out, it seems I have some more choices.
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.
18 October 2010 - 10:16 AMI've had my Spec Ops vest for about 3 years now and I love this thing. If I remember correctly it is the Spec Ops Recon vest. I was at an 8-hour scenario game Saturday, and at the end of the day I went to take my vest off and the zipper finally gave out on me. I didn't notice while I was playing, but the zipper was already broken before I went to take it off - the zipper had completely separated and the handle thing (I don't know the name for it, but the piece that you pull up that causes the two sides to 'zip' together) was the only thing holding the two sides of the vest together on my chest. Now with the internal belt this wasn't too much of a problem, as the vest was still very secure, and it was in such a way that I could still access my front pockets, but now the handle part of the zipper is stuck near the bottom, and it took a few teeth of one side of the zipper (I really need to look up some technical terms for zippers...) with it, forcing me to remove the vest like a pull-over shirt rather than, well, a vest.
My question is: is there some kind of easy/relatively cheap way to either repair the zipper or remove it and replace it with something about as reliable? I'd rather not have to replace my vest with a new one, as the only problem I have with it is the now-broken zipper, and I'm trying to save up for some other paintball gear. Although that Forge heavy back/harness front vest in the store does look pretty nifty...
Well, thanks for any solutions guys!