Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun Review

If you are looking to find out whether Tippmann A5 is good for you, we present an honest Tippmann A5 review for you. This article would deal with all the overall review of all the features and pros and cons of Tippmann A5 paintball marker.

Let’s get started with Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun review. If you’re a paintball beginner or intermediate player and are looking to get your hands on a serious paintball marker, then you might have heard about Tippmann A5 paintball marker a lot. This is because of the great reputation which it has built among other paintball guns over the years.

Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun Review

Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun Specifications

Model NameTIPPMANN A-5
ActionSemi-Automatic (Open Bolt Blow Back)
Air Supplycompressed air, nitrogen, or CO2
Hopper Capacity200 paintballs
Ball Feed SystemTIPPMANN Cyclone Feed System
Standard Barrel Length8.5”
Length(standard barrel)20”
Effective Range150+ feet
Cycle Rate8 paintballs per second
Weight (only gun)3.11 lbs / 1.41 kg

If I had to define Tippmann A5 in a simpler way then basically I would say that it is an upgraded beast version on Tippmann 98. Tippmann A5 is perfectly fine for intermediate players as well as those who are just beginning. If you look at the design, it has an amazing texture on the body which gives you the feeling of holding a real gun.

Tippmann A5 is widely known for its durability and toughness. Also, it supports a wide range of upgrades and mods which makes it one of the best choices for those who are looking to invest in a high-end and durable paintball gun.

Now, let’s find out what features Tippmann A5 offers.

It comes with the Tippmann’s patented cyclone feed system which I really like due to the fact that paintballs are fed smoothly from the hopper even on a low battery. This system is powered by the gas(from the tank) and not on the batteries which is really helpful.

Tippmann A5 can easily shoot up to 15 paintballs per second with minimum deviation. The E trigger system brings this gun into a beast mode where you won’t find any of your paintball broken in the gun with full auto rapid firing.


Build Quality

Tippmann always maintains the reputation of its brand by making durable products. Just like other Tippmann markers, Tippmann A5 is a well-built gun and a really durable product. It can easily last more than 5 years or more. It is because this marker is made up of a strong metal frame and premium quality plastic is used in the rest of the body.

Basically, you can just beat the crap out of these guns throw them off a truck, drop them from a height and they still work perfectly fine.

Its durability is the major reason why Tippmann A5 is used in most of the paintball fields as rental guns. They just keep on working and you really don’t have to do that much to them.

It weighs 1.41kg which in my opinion is optimum. It doesn’t feel too heavy nor too light and the best thing is that the design and the texture on the marker give the feel of holding a real gun which is awesome. I really think that if you’re into Mil-sim gameplay you’ll definitely love this Tippmann A5 marker.


Shooting with Tippmann A5

As I described in the specifications, the base model has semi-automatic action and shoots around 13-15 paintballs per second. It depends on the player’s ability to press the trigger. So, if you want more advanced performance or generally I say beast mode, you can add E-grip and response trigger to the A5.

Many speedball players use E-trigger that allows you to have a single shot or full auto firing modes.

A5 comes with the standard 8.5-inch barrel that gives you the ability to shoot up to 150ft. Some players want to increase the shooting range. For that, you can buy an Apex 14″ extended barrel which gives you an increase in range as well as accuracy.


Cleaning and Maintenance

With A5 it is very rare that the paint breaks into the gun but if it does, you don’t have to worry much regarding the cleaning of the gun.  You can field strip the Tippmann A5 quickly in just 1.5 min and that too without the use of any tool.

Also, if it remains unused for a long time you don’t need to clean and maintain it regularly. It would still work fine. If you break any part of the gun, you don’t have to worry because A5 has tons of replaceable parts easily available in the market. There is an $11 A5 parts replacement kit available in the market.

Hence, with the Tippmann A5, cleaning and maintenance is a really easy job.



Overall, the Tippmann A5 is a great gun for beginner and intermediate players. It comes with a 2-year warranty on it. So that’s ease of mind if you pick up a new gun like that. Definitely check it out and try it yourself.


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