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So as not to hiijack gpghosts post and to maybe help with Mindstorms questions about Tippmann. I have the Tippmann A5 with M4 Stock, Response Trigger and Flatline barell. A few reasons I went with Tippmann were they are an old school paintball equipment company, I see a crapload of Tippmann 98's as rentals and the Flatline system in is very close to the hopup system used in airsoft. And the biggest plus is there's a ton of 3rd party upgrades for these.

http://www.digitalwastelands.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=30

My A-5 see's very littel use, but a quick buurst of canned air, and a little oil and it's ready to go.

Are they a good company? Well they been around a long time relative to paintball. I know paintball dayglow uniform purists prefer other brands, but the Milsim paintball guys seem to like the Tippmann A-5.

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.322764/sc.22/category.1216/.f

But if this question has anything to do with their new airsoft line... Those are just pirvate labeled cheap-o chinese airsoft guns.
 

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nah not into paintball, but I figure to be fair in making comparisons between paintball markers and airsoft rifles, I pulled the A-5 in.

The paintball pistols I've used use Co2 Caplets or pump action or even a combination of both (Since they don't wanna waste the C02 caplet on blowback).
 

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tippman airsoft???

tippman got into airsoft??? and do you mean like cheapo as in spring airsoft guns, or cheapo as in really bad that runs on AA batteries kind of a gun???
 

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yes Tippmann got into airsoft ;(

http://www.tippmann.com/about_us/pressReleaseDetails.aspx?id=16

These are private labeled Leapers/UTG, , HFC, UHC and Be brand guns. So consider thses to be cheap, non upgradeable AEG's, spring shotguns and SMG's, spring/gas/C02 pistols. But these can all be found now in your local Walmart or Big 5.

I love how they turned HopUp into Flatline though.
 

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A-5's

personally, I think the only A-5 worth buying is the A-5 stealth. I have a smart parts ion, and if I save up enough money I will also buy a shocker or smart parts nerve. I was going to get a System X X-NME but the company went out of business. So if something was severely wrong with it then I would be screwed.

Anyway, back to tippman geting in airsoft. Does the company still go by the name tippman, or will it go by some other name? That may be a really stupid question I just asked, but if it does go by another name. WHat would I be looking for?
 

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There's keeping the Tippmann name but keep in mind... (See statement adn Tippmann corporate press release previously posted)

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These are private labeled Leapers/UTG, , HFC, UHC and Be brand guns. So consider thses to be cheap, non upgradeable AEG's, spring shotguns and SMG's, spring/gas/C02 pistols
So in an opposite way that you ask these are the Tippmann guns.
 
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