Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun Review

by admin on April 12, 2012

Tippmann A-5 Sniper Paintball Gun review

The Tippmann A-5 is a semi-automatic paintball marker that offers high functionality, accuracy and speed. This paintball marker is the ideal gun for both intermediates and professional players looking for a reliable gun that provides maximum speed.

Featuring cyclone feed technology, this marker allows users to shoot rounds at an impressive rate of 17 balls per second. The A-5 is made from aluminum and features an additional finish, making it one of the sturdiest paintball markers from Tippmann.

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Product features:

  • Shock-absorbing end cover to minimize recoil as well as wear and tear Features a 200 round hopper
  • Operates on Co2, nitrogen and compressed air 
  • Fully customizable to maximize performance 
  • Extra accessories include a Tippmann A-5 high-firing sniper kit
  • Cyclone feed technology
  • Aluminum cast receiver with shock-absorbing hind cap for minimal recoil
  • Suitable range of over 150 feet
  • Manufacturer warranty: 2 years 


The good

The Tippmann A-5 is one of the most accurate and reliable paintball markers available from Tippman. This unit is fully mechanical, making this unit a lot more reliable than other electrical markers. The Cyclone feed technology makes it very easy to feed rounds into the marker. Because the gun uses compressed air, it can release as many as 17 balls every second.

The A-5 kit includes an E-grip that allows users to change their firing mode instantaneously. This feature allows you to increase the marker's shooting capacity and switch from safe mode to semi-automatic and automatic mode easily.

Unlike many other guns that tend to jam, the Tippman A-5’s cyclone technology ensures that pellets are always in motion once fed into the marker. This greatly enhances the accuracy of the shots you take, as there is always a ball within the chamber.

This paintball marker is easy to open up and clean. This is a major plus, especially when you need to fix malfunctions while you are in the middle of a game. The gun is completely customizable for both performance and esthetics. You can add a flat line barrel, an E-grip, straps and any other accessories that will add to the gun’s usability and efficiency.

The bad

Admittedly, the Tippmann A-5 has very few noticeable problems. One of the issues some might have with this gun them is that the barrel is a bit long compared to other sniper rifles on the market. Although the long barrel is replaceable with an 8-inch barrel, it could distract some users during close range games.

For a blowback paintball marker, the A-5 is quite expensive. Beginners looking to test their paintball skills might have issues with its price, and might instead go for a less pricey marker such as the Tippmann 98 Custom.

The Tippmann A-5 is also remarkably heavy even with the tank off. With the tank on, this marker may be a bit heavy to some, especially beginners. However, intermediate and advanced paintball players will not have an issue with the gun’s weight.

The A-5 also has some notable compatibility issues. If you already own another gun, you won’t be able to use the same accessories on the A-5; so you’ll have to incur the extra cost of buying these extra parts. In addition, you won’t be able to use A-5 parts on other paintball markers.

Our verdict

The Tippmann A-5 is a highly recommended gun, both for its reliability and versatility. This gun is great for both professional players as well as beginners. The fact that it is highly customizable makes it a great gun for any type of player.

The highly advanced cyclone technology is another standout feature that is rarely found on other paintball markers. Users looking for a fast release, high-impact gun will be pleased with this one.

We advise beginners to get used to the basic kit first before customizing their unit. Getting accustomed with the basic configuration of the gun will help you understand better which upgrades you need to enhance performance.

Overall, even though the A-5 does not come cheap, it is still a solid investment. Its incredibly high firing rate, great customization options and durable build makes it a great choice for any paintball player no matter their skill level.

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