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You can fix this by cleaning out the chamber and making sure that all the internals are properly lubricated. Paintball guns may also fail to recock when there is inadequate pressure on the hammer. You can increase the tension on the hammer.
Barrel Length

Upgrading to a longer barrel will bring increased accuracy simply because it will be easier to aim. However, barrels that are too long will bring some drawbacks as well. A barrel length between 12 and 16 inches is ideal for improved accuracy and minimum negative effects.

Swapping your Co2 tank for a high-pressure air, or HPA, tank is probably the right move for you. This will not only allow you to shoot your paintball marker faster and more accurately, it will also improve its performance in cold temperatures.
Simply unscrew the barrel and run your squeegee or paintball barrel swab through the interior, pulling it through. You`ll want to take several passes and use some sort of cleaner – even water works well for this. One of the most important steps is to make sure that you let the barrel dry thoroughly when you`re done.
If you are looking to rain increased firepower down on your enemies, then a fully automatic paintball gun is an excellent choice. Here are some of our favorite fully automatic paintball guns that are guaranteed to blow your opponents away.
Make sure there are no broken paintballs in the gun hopper that feeds them into the barrel. If there are any broken balls, they will clog up in the barrel causing your gun to jam when you pull the trigger. You can use a soft cloth to clean the inside of your hopper.
Once you`ve held the marker in position, it`s time to take your aim. Point to note: you`ll need to keep both your eyes open to aim and shoot a paintball gun successfully. Keep your eyes on the target while aiming through the barrel.
Some players take their time to aim and shoot so they can conserve paintballs by hitting their target on the first shot. Other players prefer to take rapid shots. Unfortunately, some markers have more of a recoil. This affects where you have your marker aimed after the first shot is fired.
Paintball guns shoot in Feet Per Second (FPS) and it is how we measure velocity. Safe velocity is between 220 and 280 FPS. Paintball goggles are rated to withstand 300FPS and paintballs themselves are made to shoot optimally between the same ranges.
Max Velocity: 285 Feet Per Second All paintball markers must be set at 285 fps, no higher (rental equipment is pre-set at this speed). Players may be asked to be chronographed at any time in the day. Excessive velocity speeds may result in ejection from park. Watch where you shoot!
When paintballs are left in temperatures under 70 degrees, the gelatin fill hardens and makes the outer shell become brittle. When the shell becomes brittle, it can easily break inside the barrel of the paintball gun before coming out.
Paintball cylinders need to be retested for its serviceability every three to five years. They also only have a lifespan of 15 years. HYDROSTATIC TEST or HYDROTEST – The tank is visually inspected for cracks then is pressurized with water to look for a drop in pressure or to see if there are any leaks.
Paintballs are made from oil-based paint, which breaks up easily when in contact with hydrogen peroxide. Dab a cloth or a few cotton balls in the peroxide and rub over the paintball stain until all the paint has been removed. Rinse again with the garden hose to remove any excess paint or peroxide residue.
` – paintballs are water-soluble, non-toxic and will wash out of your clothing on a normal wash cycle. Paint on your hair or skin will also wash out easily in a shower, and the paint is hypoallergenic, so there should be no adverse reactions from taking a hit, other than a mark if you get one directly on your skin.
All paintballs have a shell made from gelatin which will dissolve over time. The real problem comes with the paint inside. Balls that have water-soluble dyes pose no problem. They will wash away in the rain or water and not leave any harmful chemicals in the environment.
Paintball is a lot of moving, kneeling, crawling, standing and running! Once you get the gun in your hands you won`t even notice how much hard work you are doing until after the day! Most people will be sore from the actual moving during the game rather than the paintball marks. Drink plenty of fluids and go hard!
If a paintball hits you and BREAKS, you are out of the game. All hits count, including gun hits. If a paintball hits you and bounces off, you are a clean player, play on. If you called “OUT”, then realized the paintball bounced, you are still out.
Paintball is a great activity for all age groups, offering high-adrenaline fun, in a safe and controlled setting, and it`s as much for the kids as it is for the adults.
The most serious injuries include eye injuries, ear injuries, and even death. Paintball`s most common minor injuries include cuts, welts, and bruising. Sprained and twisted ankles also occur, and there are reports of players suffering breathing difficulties after being shot in the throat.
Pulling the trigger releases the hammer which is propelled forward by the main spring, hitting the valve pin and opening the valve which allows compressed gas to flow from the valve chamber into the barrel chamber thus propelling the loaded paintball forward and out of the barrel.
A player is not considered out of the game if he/she is struck by a marking pellet (paintball) and it does not break. A player is not considered out of the game if he/she is struck by a splatter from a marking pellet (paintball).
Pulling the trigger releases the hammer which is propelled forward by the main spring, hitting the valve pin and opening the valve which allows compressed gas to flow from the valve chamber into the barrel chamber thus propelling the loaded paintball forward and out of the barrel.
A player is not considered out of the game if he/she is struck by a marking pellet (paintball) and it does not break. A player is not considered out of the game if he/she is struck by a splatter from a marking pellet (paintball).
Businesses that fill fire extinguishers, local home brew shops, scuba diving equipment supply shops, and some sporting stores that sell paintball guns are among the most likely places to get your CO2 tank filled, however, just because a store sells paintball markers, doesn`t necessarily mean they have the capability to …

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I have a tippmann custom pro with a cyclone feeder. I recently got the SAW stock to put on it and encountered some problems many times after I reassembled the gun. I took it apart at least 5 times before I thought it was fixed but now ive encountered another problem. I believe it has to do with the cyclone feeder not responding or something is out of line in the gun. When I picked up the gun to shoot, no paint came out so I took off the CO2 and the barrel and saw that the paintball was 1/3 inside the gun. I also have a problem when im shooting it sometimes does really fast burst. Thank you
ANSWER : Hi there. Tippmann markers are super tough to make sure that they are put back together properly. The stupid clamshell design plus all the little, under engineered parts make it difficult to get it back together properly, especially after installing a stock. I was in the paintball industry for 10 years but have been out of it for a little bit, but i was one of the founding members of Uprising Nation and was a gunsmith/ salesman for PaintballOnline.com / Xtremes. Now with that said…I even had trouble with the tippmann 98’s…and I can rebuild an autococker with my eyes closed but can sometimes be stumped by the tippy’s bad design. It is really tough to diagnose an issue on these guns without looking at it. You may have the ball detent backwards,l missing a pin, sometimes the after market stocks on those are a little too large on the outside diameter preventing the internals from properly seating. The cycloce system may be off due to the valves not meing properly aligned or the connecting rod not being in all the way. Many times though it is incorrect installation of the detent or the deternt gets damages. That little orange peice of **** flap is a mance. I would start there.

It may seem like i am bashing your gun. Im not… Once they are put together properly they work great. Just DONT TAKE THEM APART. lol. If you buy the parts at a local gun shop they will install them for free.

lol I have 6 guns for sale 🙂

Have a good day

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My gun just beeps when i pull the trigger even when hooked up to hpa.battery is new.last time i used the gun just before it messed up i had it hooked to o2 and it would fire then beep ,i have a anti syphon tube installed to. the air shot out the asa instead of the reg when i took off the tank.usually gun holds air with tank off then you shoot it to get rid of stored air,this time it shot out the asa????
ANSWER : You have probably messed up your solenoid, did you fire the marker straight up with the o2? I would make sure that all of the board settings are back to factory default especially the dwell and reattempt with compressed air. If the marker is still not firing get your hands on a new solenoid for it.

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My alpha black paintball gun is shooting 1 to 5 then stopping.
ANSWER : Sounds like it needs to be oiled. A couple of drops in the small hole where your bottle screws on.
Replace bottle and dry fire to see if you got it. Cleaning is just as important. Internals need to be cleaned
and lubed often. I know it’s late but hope it helps someone.

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I have response trigger on my a5 and only shots one shot at a time when pointing straight. When i raise the gun to the air and shot it response trigger works. What could be the problem?
ANSWER : If you are using CO2 it may be affecting the system. With a gun down straight, you could draw liquid CO2 into the internals. A siphon tube can be installed in a CO2 tank to stop or manage this. If you have access to someone’s air tank, try using HPA (high pressure air aka nitrogen). If it fires fine with air you have deducted that the CO2 is to blame. Simple. Switch to air. It’s better for the gun anyway! Now if the air didnt change anything I would think a component of the response trigger system is to blame. I am not familiar with the response trigger( I use E-grips) but I would think that a part that may slide or move forward or bak when you lift the gun up would be to blame. Most local shops should be able to diagnose the problem. I did find an installation video by Tippmann on youtube.
Here is a link.
A5 response kit installation

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The automatic feed system is not working. I have to pull the manual feeder lever to load one paintball. It will fire one ball but I have to pull the lever again.
ANSWER : Couple of things.. the A5 is a wonderful marker, got a couple myself.Make sure it’s clean in there. You probably can’t see under the bottom of the feeder into the mechanism. If paint gunk and dirt get in there, then it may not be able to turn.If it’s beyond that, there’s a cog in there that is key to turning the feed mechanism and can break. But if you can cycle it by hand then that may not be your problem.Is it only later on when you’re playing? Pressure is important here because not only are you propelling the ball out the marker, and working the internals, you are also pushing the feed mechanism for each shot and if there’s not enough pressure you won’t get that auto-feed.Try a full tank and see if it works better. Try a different tank than you’re currently using. Try nitrogen/compressed air if you’re using co2. Variations of a theme here if you couldn’t tell.Good luck.. if that doesn’t identify your problem, a quick trip to your local Tippmann certified airsmith should get it back into shape in short order. Play hard, play safe, play with honor! 8^)

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My electronic paintball gun works, but the gun won’t shoot. i think the co2 doesn’t feed well because it doesn’t make a loud sound when i shoot. and i have a co2 meter that shows that the tank is full. what is the problem and how do i fix it?
ANSWER : I have a spyder vs1 the lights come on but it wont shoot i pull the trigger but nothing happens at all

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Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve bnut I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
Mar 12, 2010 – I have a 3/4hp flotec convertible jet pump. It is able to hold 30lbs pressure on the discharge side as the primie easily for 24 hours. It is not able to pull water from the well whcih has been here for years. i disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling watrer. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.

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ANSWER : Your well has gone dry it seems. It has happened to my before. At first the new pump I purchased that did not pump I took back for exchange and still no water. I finally gave in and called the well experts and I was told the well was dried up

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