Tippmann A5 Review [2018] – Best Upgradeable Paintball Gun

Tippmann A5 review

Hopefully, you've already heard that Tippmann A-5 is called AK47 in the paintball world. To be honest, it's worth like AK47. It's super faster, a lot of advanced features and lightweight. A-5 offers an extreme level of customization rather than others marker on the market. From my personal experiences, I've been using this marker for five years, and I'm very satisfied with its service. It is well designed for quick movement in the field and very recommended as being easy to customize. The A-5 always work better in all conditions. It doesn't care what the weather is, summer or winter.

If you're a woodsball player, then A-5 is the great choice for you. Because, you know, it is important to move carefully and implement the strategy to do better in the field. The advanced equipment of A-5 will give you more confidence in the field and able to defeat the opponents. The plain version of this marker is semi-auto, that's why it works great. By the way, this version plays a significant role in the large fields.

After reading this post on Tippmann A5 review, you'll fall in love with it. You WILL NOT regret later for buying this gun. Here's why:


  • The gun price is under 200 dollars so that you can upgrade the gun so easily.
  • Same speed as 500 to 1000 dollars guns have.
  • Mechanical response trigger makes it easy.
  • You can clean the gun and assemble it less than an hour.
  • There are a lot of options to customize the gun.
  • You can take the professional advice and even Youtube help.


  • Stock barrel.
  • Stock trigger.
  • No under the rail.

Basic Introduction of Tippmann A5

Today, I'm going to review the upgraded version of Tippmann A5. Basically, Tippmann a5 comes with three different version:

  • A-5 with E-grip.
  • A-5 with a response.
  • A-5 with Selector switch.

It is an accurate, affordable, customizable, durable and upgradable marker. The latest version comes with ten new upgrades. Perfect for scenario or woodsball play. I recommend this gun for beginners to professional, but it is a great choice for an entry-level player.

It comes with a great user manual that will drive you how to use, clean and maintain the gun. Most people ignore the user manual but it will tell you everything about your particular gun. You can easily handle the trigger mechanism by reading the guide, this type of a lot of stuff included in the guide. It has a cyclone feed and low profile hopper. A standard barrel and a parts kit bag. The kits including barrel sleeve, screw, squeegee, Allen keys, a couple of O-rings, marker lubricant, a ring mount which is like a sling mount ring, cleaning cable, etc. There is also two little tubes of oil.


An eight and a half inch aluminum threaded ported barrel which is black. It is a very generic barrel and nothing fancy. It is the perfect barrel of this version. You can improve the accuracy by replacing the barrel. 14-16 inch barrel works better to increase the high accuracy. 

Cyclone Feed System Hopper:

There is a 200 round low profile cyclone feed hopper. It is very compatible with the latest version. The hopper neck little bit loose but you need to tighten it after filling the hopper with paintballs. One of the most interesting things is that You can replace the hopper easily with a larger one. It can fire 15 balls/s without batteries. Caliber size is 68. I can say one thing confidently that you'll fall in love with this gun for its cyclone feeding system.

The Cyclone feed system works well but at the same time, it fails to shoot for low CO2 gas pressure. Usually, after every 400 shots, you need to feed the paintballs manually in order to get proper air efficiency. 

Tippmann A-5 Gun's Body:

The whole gun body is made from aluminum which is 3.2 pounds(Only gun weight). The total gun's weight 5 pounds It has classic inline mechanical operation system much like Tippmann 98 custom. The cocking mechanism is still on the front side of the gun, You just need to pull the cock before gassed up and ready to shoot.

The newest feature of the gun is that the selector switch on the back side. A5 has never had this switch back before. This selector switch ensures the gun's safety to firing mode. When you down the switch it goes into safety mode and if you again rotated up to the switch then it ready to fire.

It's more realistic rather than having a sliding pan and looks cooler and have more fun. As usual foregrip setup line and ASA bottom. The grip is very comfortable to hold on and enough space to tighten the grip on hand. The basic maintenance is very easy. 


Tippmann A5 has a magnetic electronic trigger which is very smooth to the shooting. The Trigger size is perfect for the gun. You can upgrade the trigger to response trigger or E-Grip. You can learn all the trigger function by reading manuals guide.

Fuel & Warranty:

Tippmann A5 allows all type of gases CO2 and Compressed Air or Nitrogen. It has One year warranty only for missing parts.


The A-5 works best in hand and very easy to carry while playing in the fields and the C02 gas works like a champion with this version. Every part of this gun is super genuine.


You can't show me any other marker that offers many upgrades then this one. It offers more than ten advanced upgrades. You can turn A-5 into what you want in paintball.


It's not so easy to clean as you thinking. But you can make it easy by following step by step cleaning process. There are a small number of O-rings that need to be maintained regularly.

Two advantages of Tippmann markers :

There are two benefits of having Tippmann markers. The markers are very reliable and strong. You can easily change it looks for Mil-Sim or Scenario gameplay. If you run a paintball field, then I highly recommend the Tippmann markers for its durability.

Tippmann A5 vs 98 :

In this section, I'm going to break down a comparison between the Tippmann a5 vs 98. These two guns are most tested super durable and friendly price.


Each gun have an 8-inch barrel, but there are slightly different between the ported tip. A5 barrel has a couple of more ports than Tippmann 98 to release the air quickly. Tippmann 98 threaded barrel fit on Tippmann 98, Alpha Black, projects salvo and A5 barrel go on X7 Phenom and TPX pistol.


Tippmann 98 have locking feedneck with the push button. You can put any hopper in 98 such as gravity feed, standard to a high-end electronic, or you can add cyclone feed as A5 has. On the other hand, Tippmann a5 has a cyclone feed system which makes this gun more interesting.


Tippmann 98 has actual indentations grips to hold tightly. Tippmann A5 has MP style foregrips. Both of these foregrips are pretty comfortable on the hand.


Basically both gun's weight is same. The Tippmann 98 weight is 3.2 pounds and A5 also 3.2 pounds. The Weight doesn't include hopper and tank.


Both guns are under 200 dollars.Pretty much cheap.

My recommendation:
I'll definitely recommend everyone to buy A-5 instead of Tippmann 98 custom.

Why should you buy the Tippmann A5 ?

  • Tippmann A5 comes with stock out of the box and a nice selector switch.
  • You can easily change the grips just pushing the two pins.
  • One of the biggest features of this gun is cycle feeder.
  • You don't need to buy extra hopper like Tippmann 98.
  • Very easy to disassemble and assemble.
  • Super durable and upgradable.
  • Cheap price than Tippmann 98 custom.
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