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Tippmann Pro-Carbine Semi Automatic Paintball Marker Review
The Tippmann 68-Carbine and the Pro-Lite have been combined to produce the Pro/Carbine. The Features include an all weather CVX valve, a true .45 grip frame and a micro honed barrel. The extreme durability of the Pro-Carbine and its reputation for reliability make it the choice marker for law enforcement training and field rentals.
Summary: The Tippmann Pro-Carbine is a rugged, durable, reliable, gas efficient semi-automatic mechanical marker. It can be a little big and heavy, the stock barrel is a bit loud an inaccurate, and the rate of fire is reported to be about 7 to 9 BPS. The trigger pull is long and heavy, but can be fixed. This is a good beginners gun, not recommended for speedball due to a lower rate of fire.
The following points have been compiled from various Pro-Carbine reviews. When you read a marker's reviews, patterns can be seen.
From 25 out of 387 reviews:
• The Pro-Carbine is durable and reliable, solid construction.
• This Tippmann is accurate with an aftermarket barrel.
• It is possible to get parts for this gun because many fields use them for rentals.
• The Pro-Carbine has good gas efficiency (700 - 900 shots from a 12 oz. tank).
• This Tippmann doesn't chop balls.
• This marker can get heavy, and long if you have a 14" barrel, making it hard to maneuver around corners.
• Upgrades may be a little hard to find, but they are available. And, there isn't that much you need to do with it.
• The Pro-Carbine barrel is loud; get a ported barrel.
• The main complaint about this Tippmann marker is the trigger, which is a bit hard to pull.
• Those few that commented on maintenance, noted it was a bit annoying to take apart. It takes 5+ minutes to take apart, but it does not need to be cleaned often.
• Many fields use this Tippmann because of its durability and reliability.
• The Pro-Carbine is comfortable to shoot and has the feel of a rifle.
• According to one player, to reduce the trigger pull to about 3 lbs, get an SL68II trigger spring. Get the lower receiver mods at www.procarbine.cjb.net and use the trigger pull mod which will reduce the trigger pull length a lot.
• One player suggested that the stock hammer is rather loud but is easily fixed by getting a mouse pad, cutting a circle from the foam, putting a hole in the middle of it, then putting it on the valve face.
• A lot of players thought this gun was for woodsball, not for speedball due to its slower rate of fire, though some used it effectively for speedball.
• The barrels of the Pro-Carbine are compatible with the A-5.
• If you want a gun that you can add a lot of upgrades to, this Tippmann marker is not the gun for you.
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