Tippmann A5 Paintball Marker Review

Tippmann A5 Review Image

Tippmann made the semi-automatic marker A5 which is pneumatic for paintball. Inspired by sub-machine gun Koch and Heckler MP5K’s look and feel, it was made first in the US in the year 2002. Cyclone feed system is the concept utilized for the loading of the gun.


A5 Features:

The Tippmann's A5 is the marker of paintball which is semi-automatic, sear triggered, and the operation of blowback is an open bolt. The propellants of both the HPA and CO2 are utilized by the gas which is blow backed inline. One-finger trigger is included in the marker of a good standard. Sights in front and rear with the adjuster of legal velocity.

Related Article:  Empire Axe Review


The System of Cyclone Feed:

A unique mechanism of paintball feed termed as the cyclone of the feed system. The similarity it has with the loader of electricity is that the rate of paintball marker’s feed of the paintballs inside the chamber is increased. While most of them have the hopper attached to the feed tube which drops balls by force feeding inside the chamber.

Right of the marker, there is a housing called cyclone feed system. There are two sprockets of a star shape. From the hopper, which is mouth wide, paintballs fell to the spokes between the gaps. From firing cycle, the excess gas is turned to the cylinder which keeps hold of the piston when it is fired from the operator.

The piston is pushed forward by the pressure created by the gas, which compresses the spring as well and returns the piston in the backward direction as the gas pressure drops in the cylinder. At the travel’s far end, a ratchet is connected to the piston which connects the gear toothed, on the return of the piston, the advancement counterclockwise rotates the spoke position and paintball is fed into the chamber.

The rate of the trigger pulled by the operator determines its dependency on the rate of paintballs being fed in the marker 35bit per second are the speeds determined by the users. It is the among the markers of paintballs which are most modifiable. Some things are upgrades in performance, while the other ones are aesthetic purely.

Related Article: Tippmann Gryphon Paintball Marker Review


Flatline System of Barrel:

The barrel of paintball which is curved is the flatline one, and it has a small“S” shaped curvature, At the certain selected points in the barrel, the surface is honed roughly, it creates a top spin that increases the range of the gun by 100 feet. Some of the players might have feelings about its inaccuracy in comparison to the others, due to the fact the paintballs are spun in a different manner.

Some players claim the ease in getting the ball broken. However, it can be redeemed by the use of high quality of paint. As it lacks the porting, therefore it is quite louder as well. The cleaning and disassembling of the flatline barrel are often considered difficult. As per the manufacturers, the a-5 is easier to handle rather than the custom version of Tippmann 98.

The adapter connected to the muzzle’s marker are not screwed in the custom model of 98, for the removal of the barrel 3 bolts are to be loosened. The players playing backward or in the defending areas use flatline especially when they are providing help with the suppressive fire at the range of advantage.

Related Article: GOG eNMEy Paintball Marker Review


The System of E-Grip:

For the Tippmann a5, E-grip is the trigger and the grip of the pistol aftermarket, though the e-grip of this model can be purchased from the Tippmann directly, two types of the triggers are available now in the market.

A significantly rare and antique E-grip produced by the Tippmann is also available, five different selections of fire are featured in it, these include the complete automatic fire, half automatic fire, burst fire of 3 round, Fire Turbo, Fire of Auto Response.

20 balls/s is the maximum rate of firing E-grip has. The modes of firing are easily chosen with the use of screws that is rotated for the toggling of modes. With another of the screw on the frame of the group, the maximum fire rate can be altered.

Wicked Air Sports introduced new E-grip and is the one sold by Tippman in their package of E-grip. On the A5 markers which were ordered with the pre-installed E-grip, the trigger will get installed. In the three rampaging shots and the 3 full automatic shots, in the modes of programming “3” refer to the 3 times pulling the trigger before activation of either of the 2 functions.

The first 3 of the shots will be the half automatic one, and for some competitions, it makes the trigger legalized. Getting the W.A.S programmed is way more challenging. There is a system of a menu that is handled by the pressing of both the small button displayed at the grips front and can be pressed using a tool. With the patterns of the blinking different, the 3 colored LED displays output.

Related Article: Tippmann Cronus Paintball Marker Review


The System of Response Triggering:

There is the reversed polarity of the microswitch. By taking the manual of the owner, the change in polarity may occur. Both markers can be used in the same kind of board. The system of firing available for the a-5 is the system of response trigger. The part series is used by the system which adds to the marker to increase the firing rate.

For the resetting of the trigger and searing with the cylinder that is pneumatic, access carbon dioxide or the air that is compressed from the process of firing is used. The system can rest the trigger by putting only a little pressure to the trigger. The finger’s pressure can quickly pull back the trigger, when it occurs, creating fire again and bounce phenomenon.

The ability is given to the shooter actually that allows shooting at completely automatic speeds; also it has been banned from some fields of play. The a-5 guns provide the better experience for the people who are beginner and allows them to learn about it and try different techniques and get a better understanding of it as well.

Also check: Best Paintball Guns​

Review of: Tippmann A5

Reviewed by:
On January 8, 2017
Last modified:April 7, 2017


One of the most dominating markers ever in the paintball battleground.

One of the most dominating markers ever in the paintball battleground.

Leave a comment: