If you're unprepared, the scenario paintball battlefield can be a ruthless place. Running out of ammunition can be just the opportunity your enemies have been waiting for to eliminate you from your team's roster. Most players prepare for this fateful event by carrying a paintball pistol as their secondary weapon. Paintball gun pistols are a terrific surprise for a foe who thinks he has the jump on you when your primary weapon runs dry. The reason most players don't use their tactical pistols as their main gun is because these weapons have a limited range and are best used for close quarter battles. Short range fighting on the front lines is generally where most scenario players unleash the power of their paintball handgun. With such high stakes, it's important you have a pistol that's reliable.
The Tippmann TPX paintball pistol is one of the best on the market and has taken this seat since its inception. This marker uses.68 caliber paintballs so you can use it at most commercial fields and use their standard ammo. Compared to pistols that take the smaller.43 caliber ammunition, the TPX is one of the larger paintball handguns with only 7 paintballs fitting inside its removable magazine. Just like a real firearm, TPX magazines drop out of the bottom of its grip with the push of a button, making it easy to change out and reload in a hurry. The magazines are also very easy to load and can be performed in the middle of action fairly quickly if necessary. This gun is powered by 12g disposable CO2 cartridges with each cartridge lasting 5-6 magazines. While most tactical paintball pistols house their CO2 cartridge inside the gun handle, the TPX fits discreetly underneath its barrel, adding a nice balanced weight and a great feel in your hands.
Despite its size, the Tippmann TPX paintball pistol is extremely lightweight (weighing less than 2 pounds) and easy to wield. It's also very upgradeable and comes ready to easily accept accessories to make it perform even better. The TPX comes stock with a standard weaver compatible rail underneath the barrel in case you want to add a laser or tactical pistol flashlight for awesome night fighting. While most players are plenty satisfied with the stock barrel the TPX comes with, this gun is compatible with Tippmann A5 barrel threads so it's easy to upgrade with a rifled barrel for even better range and accuracy. For players who decide they want to use the Tippmann TPX pistol as their primary weapon, this gun can also be accessorized with a remote line adaptor. By adding this cheap priced part to your TPX, you can hook your marker up to a full size paintball gun air tank with the use of a remote line. The TPX pistol also comes in black, tan and olive color so you can even match your marker to your tactical outfit.
The best feature of the Tippmann TPX pistol is by far its performance. While most paintball pistol guns can barely shoot farther than 50 feet, the TPX boasts an easy 100+! This handgun paintball marker shoots farther and more accurately than any other on the market. Like most standard tactical paintball rifles, the TPX also has an adjustable velocity. This makes it possible to fire the TPX pistol from as far as the mid-field making it more useable than most. Despite only holding 7 paintballs in its magazine, this Tippmann sidearm offers more options than just using it as a back up weapon. Its longer range and better accuracy makes it a great gun for more than just close quarter battles on the front lines. Equipped with a remote line connected to a full sized CO2 tank carried in a tactical harness, some experienced players do well in scenario games with the Tippmann TPX as their only weapon.
Compared to other tactical paintball pistols, the TPX pistol boasts the best performance and easiest maintenance. You can also bet money on its reliability and sturdy construction. Built to withstand extremely rough play, you're still backed by a solid one year Tippmann warranty should your baby become damaged in combat. If there is any, the only drawback of the TPX is its size; this gun is fairly big, making it difficult to conceal and a bit bulky to carry. It does fit well in a leg holster however this takes some getting used to when running. While you can also house the TPX in a holster attached to a tactical vest, its size also makes it cumbersome for this carry method as well. Even though this paintball pistol outperforms all others, its use as a back up weapon may be somewhat limited if you're looking for something with a small profile for ease of concealing.
If you're looking for a pistol paintball gun that's reliable, realistic and performs well, the Tippmann TPX won't let you down. This gun comes in a nice, hard plastic carrying case (that's also great for storing it in) along with maintenance oil, allen keys, owner's manual, barrel blocking device and even a cleaning squeegee. Tippmann sets a minimum advertised price for the TPX at $219, meaning you won't find a new one cheaper from an authorized dealer. However for what you get, this tactical paintball pistol is very affordable. Overall, the TPX pistol is a great buy; if you're looking for a large sized sidearm to compliment your scenario game, Tippmann offers the best on the market.