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Tippmann A-5 Paintball Marker Review


A5 Paintball Marker
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The Tippmann A-5 paintball marker is a semi-automatic mechanical marker with an adjustable fore grip, front cocking lever, removable grip frame, bottom line adaptor,  with a Cyclone Feed System that links the feeder sprocket to the air system; the faster you shoot, the faster it feeds. The A5 is easy to clean and maintain with its no-tool field strip feature. Runs on CO2. Rate of fire:15+ balls per second. 8.5" barrel. 20" length and 3.5 lbs. w/ standard barrel and no tank.

Summary: Tippmann is synonymous with toughness, durability, and reliability. The A-5 features fast field strip, no chopping of paintballs, and good for rough all-weather environments. It is a gas guzzler, and the loud inaccurate stock barrel suggests an upgrade.


The following points have been compiled from various A-5 reviews. When you read a marker's reviews, patterns can be seen.

From about 50 out of 689 reviews:


• The A-5 features fast field strip and reassembly in one minute without tools.

• The Tippmann has a fast rate of fire; in practice, 10 BPS. Put on an e-grip and you can get 18+ shots per second.

• The new Cyclone feed system feeds paintballs as fast as you can pull the trigger. It doesn't chop balls (no electric hopper required).

• The A5 is reliable, durable, and tough; solid construction, well engineered.

• This marker is good for rough environments, works well in all weather, doesn't need tweaking or fixing to keep it going, a good choice for woodsball.

• The A-5 is upgradeable to full auto with an electronic E-grip. Or, you can buy the gun with it.

• This gun has an all black finish, no reflection to worry about.

• The Tippmann has good velocity consistency.

• $250


• The stock barrel of this gun is not so accurate. The A5 comes with an adaptor to accept all Prolite, 68 Carbine, F-4, and Procarbine barrels. An A-5 Flatline upgrade is available. Suggested barrels: Small Parts All American, Dye Boomstick, and Lapco Bigshot.

• The A5 is a gas guzzler.

• This marker is loud. Suggested 32 Degrees Whisper Barrel.

• The Cyclone feed system about doubles the front target area, making it not such a good choice for speedball, but good for woodsball.


This gun is made of dense plastic, not metal. There were no reasoned negative comments about this.

No electronics; electronic guns die when the electronics gets wet. Tippmanns are known for their outstanding durability and reliability.

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