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    My new toy (paintball marker) ((56K beware!))

    Finally, after about 4 months, I got the money to buy this paintball gear from someone my friend knows.
    I'm SOOOOO HAPPY :mrgreen:

    $200.00(USD) for:
    Tippmann A-5
    32Degrees 14-inch whisper barrel
    9 Oz. Co2
    20 Oz. Co2
    5 pod pack
    2 poad pack
    Dye pods
    Shoulder stock
    some balls (couple thousand)
    remote coil
    JT Mask (I may sell it for a different one, I'm not too found of it)
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    I wouldn't be surprised, but does anyone here play paintball or even know what I just said about above(lol)?

    Pics when I'm not busy and my camera battery is charged.

    so happy!
    :gunner: :madassault: :tank:
    :bellydancer: :spazmut: :spazmut: :bellydancer:
    :bigthumb:

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    I've never played paint ball but I would if I could get a few buds together to do so. You're going to need some goggles too because the last thing you want is to take one in the eye.

    I hope your playing outdoor seek and destroy type ball rather than the lame indoor, black light fiasco to disco music.
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    oh yeah, forgot that a mask was included too. heh

    black light fiasco to disco music.
    :zombie:

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    Man you're gonna have a blast. Be prepared to take some damage though because those little buggers can really hurt if you get hit right.
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    yeah, I played twice last year with some friends (they own a playing field near here, so i just gotta pay for the paint).
    It doesn't hurt as muhc as I always thought it would, but it can hurt if you get hit on the top of the head. :?

    There's this game every year in Hudson Wi (about an hour away from where I live) that I want to go to. It's an hour hour long game and they have over 600 people. 8O mmmmm, sweeeeeeet.

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    If you can, take some friends and do a heavily forested area. Take camoflauge paint and gear as well and make a war of it, that's the best.

    Hint, for easy application/removal of camo face paint, put on a layer of mosquito repellant before using the paint.
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    not really any use in having camo face paint when your face is covers with a mask. :P

    I got some BDUs from an army surplus store here, so i'm set.

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    Oh I forgot, some people only wear goggles though instead of full face protection, or at least it used to be that way.
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    As far as i know, it's a law that you have to wear full face masks at fields.
    I haven't seen just goggles for balling besides for in pics of back when it was newer, but knowing what can happen if paint gets in your eye I'd rather wear a full face one anyway,.

    I went and got the tanks filled today, just dry fired to make sure it's working good and it is
    Gonna shoot some tomorrow or monday with my friend.

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    What's the range on your gun soldier?
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    The manuel says the mx effective range if 150 ft., but generally (when playing woodball) you're closer than 50 ft. when you play.
    You can also buy what's called a "flatline" from tippmann with is curved so it actually makes the ball spin backwards gaining more lift and thus shooting more flat than with the stock barrel.

    The barrel the dude included is called a "whisper barrel" becuase it has holes on 4 side about half the length of it to vent gas which makes it less noisy when it leaves the end of the barrel. Ofcourse, since there isnt as much gas pushing the ball when it reaches the end of the barrel, it decreases accuracy and the range.
    haven't tested it yet though

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    Too bad you can't have a regular legth barrel with a silencer attachment so you get the best of both worlds.
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    well it doesn't really make that much of a difference, generally in paintball if someone shoots you'll either know by seeing the ball (the speed is about 300FPS, the same as a civil war era rifle!) or you'll here it hit something or the marker being fired.

    They do make silencers, but, from what I've read, they're more for looks.

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    Too bad. A buddy of mine is into it pretty heavily and I've been considering maybe picking up a gun myself (if I ever have enough disposable income) and trying it out.
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    Based on all the icons from your original post....I'm assuming you are quite excited about all this Random! I think it's definately a 'male oriented' pleasure.

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    Actually, there's alot of female players that play it. Even some pro females on whole teams or on teams with guys.

    pics today, weeee.

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    I worked with several guys who were really into their paintball tournaments. As for me....I don't THINK I would like any particular sport which would endanger getting a giant blue paint blob in my hair.

    Can you use it now....or do you have to wait for better weather?

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    I LOVE Paintball!! I used to go like 3-5 times a year but I have to wait untill the bun is out of the oven.. Most of the times the guys complain because I am comming but I don't care... ( I guess they feel bad shooting a girl)

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    Can't wait to see the pix Random.
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    Good marker you got random. Tipman are very well made and durable.
    I have been through hell with my Tipman custom and it keeps on keeping on. I am glad you didnt fall for that crap they hype and sell for way to much. I am also glad you play woodsball that is what real men play

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    I'd love to paintball against you two meatheads, that would be a blast
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    CAALIIZZAAA!!!!!!!


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    woa, i forgot cal was even on here, lol.

    As for getting paint in your hair (or on your clothes), most paint is soap based so it will wash out really easilly.

    I don't really think the expensive markers are bad if you're going to be playing speedball or tournements, but for the type of play i'm going to be doing (and how little cash I have), I don't need a marker shooting 10+ BPS(balls per second). I think the next marker i'm gonna get (in a few years) is going to be a low-end marker for speedsball type of play.

    Most of the times the guys complain because I am comming but I don't care... ( I guess they feel bad shooting a girl)
    I think it's fun when shicks play, chicks who dig extreme type sports are awesome! :mrgreen:
    I don't feel bad about shooting them either, since they should know what's gonna happen if they play.

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    I don't think it's the paint she's concerned with, it's the soap
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    56K BEWARE!

    Ok, here's some pics. Big thanks to duke for hosting the pics.


    Here's a Comparison to see how the A-5 is modelled after the HK MP5


    A-5 from the side with the cyclone feed and the ASA off.




    Looking at the sights and the cocking handle.


    Looking down the sights.


    The cyclone feed system. When a shot is fired, extre Co2 goes into that which makes it turn.
    basically it makes it so you don't have to by a hopper that puts balls into the marker faster.


    Here's with the stock barrel and the hopper on.


    Same as above, from the front.


    The 14-inch whisper barrel, by 32Degrees.


    The same from the front.

    The stock. Which I'm actually trying to sell.


    Same as above, from farther back.


    All the gear on my bed.


    Second shot of the gear.


    military surplus empty ammo can work great for storing the paint. airtight and water proof to keep em fresh and dry. That one holds about 1200


    This one holds about 600


    Gotta have some with me in it.


    8)

    Hope you all enjoy!
    I'll try and get some pics of me shooting it sometime.

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