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In this Tippmann TiPX Review, we will cover everything you need to know before deciding to buy.
- Plenty of available upgrades
- Easy to operate
- Complex Disassembly
- Short Stock Barrel
- Limited Capacity
- Poor magazine construction
Excellent secondary marker or for close combat
Tippmann TiPX Review
The Tippmann TiPX is the second generation of their original TPX.It is Tippmann’s solution to the problems with the TPX reported by users. Tippmann initially offered to perform the necessary upgrades on all the TPX’s out on the market.
They integrated those fixes right into the manufacturing process, and the TiPX was born.
The main attractions of this marker are that it is:
- Reasonably priced
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Easy to operate
- A ton of available upgrades
Tippmann TiPX Specifications
- Barrel Length: 6.25 stock barrel
- Bore: .68
- Weight: 1.81 LBS
- Feed Style: Magazine
- Propellant: CO2 (Nitrogen/compressed air with upgrades)
Tippmann TiPX weight
One of the first things you’ll notice is the weight of the TiPX is 1.81 lbs.
Now, this is lightweight compared to a standard marker.
So, this is good news for anyone who needs to be nimble in the field.
Tippmann TiPX Dimensions
Of course, some of you are trying to figure out how will you lug the TiPX around with you in the field.
Knowing the dimensions is essential.
Dimensions are vital to those who are trying to find a new holster or wondering if this will fit in your vest.
Dimensions: 11 3/4″ x 7″
The Tippmann TiPX is a pistol marker.
An operator will go through the same essential functions to use the marker as a real pistol.
The marker is magazine-fed with an external safety switch and magazine release.
Unlike a regular pistol, there is no slide or hammer on the interior even though it is semi-automatic.
The control bore is the stock barrel that comes with your purchase and resides within the marker.
This is a bit of a weakness with the design because it is not a quick process to disassemble if needed.
If you get paintballs breaking inside the barrel or somewhere similar you need to take several screws out.
Then take the face off of the slide to access and clean the internal portions.
The TiPX takes a 7-round magazine and depending on which model or package you buy will come with 1 to 3 magazines.
The magazines, like a regular firearm, load into the grip of the marker.
You can eject these mags by pushing an easy magazine release button.
The grip of the paintball gun has ammo windows.
This way you can quickly check your remaining capacity.
See An Unboxing of the Tippmann TiPX
Out of the box, the marker takes 12-gram cartridges CO2 cartridges.
You can insert them into a chamber underneath the barrel.
The chamber access opens by turning a 1/4 turn of the end cap which has fins for easy turning.
You insert the cartridge and close the cap.
The first trigger pull after this punctures the cartridge and pressurizes the system.
Underneath this chamber is a Picatinny accessory rail for things like foregrips, flashlights, etc.
The barrel you get with your purchase is only 6.25 inches long.
This length is pretty short if you are looking to shoot long range.
If long range is what you need, then we would recommend choosing any of the many barrels for this marker.
You can find them available on the market but don’t go over 14 inches total for your barrel.
Paintballs tend to start producing drag at this length.
Tippmann TiPX Firing
Tippmann TiPX FPS & Velocity
Max fps & velocity
The standard FPS seems to range from about 200 FPS to 300 FPS.
You can adjust the velocity on the marker easily.
The velocity adjuster needs a wrench to operate.
This adjustment is different from being able to do so by hand like typical markers.
So this marker should still be legal on any playing field.
By all accounts, the feeding problems seen with the previous generation are no more.
This marker will work as advertised.
Shots per CO2
You’ll get roughly 2 – 3 magazine’s worth of shots fired with the TiPX before it’s time to change cartridges.
That gives you approximately 14 – 20 shots per CO2.
Range & Distance
The product manual for the TiPX states that the range is around 200 feet.
However, this would be with a full-charged CO2 cartridge.
As the CO2 runs out, then the range decreases.
There’s always the possibility of running a remote line so that pressure will not be a problem.
Keep in mind that the barrel is only 6 inches long.
This length is about half of the typical markers length.
Even with such a short barrel, the Tippmann TiPX is still pretty accurate.
The magazines are this marker’s greatest con.
They are cheaply made and have an inherent problem that you need to work around.
These magazines are spring-loaded.
When loading you depress the spring until the magazine is full.
At this point, you insert the mag into the marker, and this releases the spring and feeds the paintballs into the breach.
If you carry multiple magazines for the TiPX, then be aware that the detents on the top of the magazine do a poor job.
And what is the point of the marker if you don’t carry extra mags.
When you are running around in a match, these paintballs will fall out of the magazine if you do not have a pouch with a strap or something that goes over the top.
Even if the magazines are lying on their side, these detents will not prevent paintballs from falling out when bumped.
When you are already dealing with a low capacity marker, this is a problem.
The magazines were originally an 8-round stagger-stacked mag, but due to feeding issues, they had to drop it down to a 7-round straight-stack mag.
Lastly, it is possible to bend and warp these magazines by merely squeezing them by hand.
So if you drop these magazines during a match and someone steps on them, you will be buying a new mag.
Tippmann TiPX Price
The price tends to fluctuate for the TiPX.
Usually, you can find it online for around $250 – $300.
The amount depends on if you get a kit or just the marker by itself.
Where Can You Find the Tippmann TiPX for Sale
Upgrades and Customization
There is an enormous community surrounding pistol markers and the TiPX.
This community provides a nearly endless array of possible builds.
It is possible to set your TiPX up for:
- Long distance shooting
- Close range with multiple targets
- As a primary marker for front-line offense
It is little wonder then that there is an entire industry around manufacturing and offering aftermarket upgrades for this specific marker.
While there are a lot of upgrades available, take it all in stride.
This Tippmann TiPX review would not be worth its salt if we didn’t recommend sticking to just those that you don’t need to upgrade to the remote line to use.
The Tippmann TiPX is an excellent secondary marker or a marker for those on the go such as a medic or someone with a shield.
The remote line:
- Doesn’t increase the functionality of the paintball pistol
- Is complex to install
- Makes using the marker a lot less enjoyable
There are drum magazines that are available on the market.
These mags will provide the rounds necessary to justify the remote line.
But at their price point plus the cost of the TiPX you are better off just buying something like the ETHA.
Tippmann has gone a long way towards producing a better pistol marker with this generation.
The improvements to the feeding system and operation show by all the positive reviews the TiPX has received recently.
If you are looking for a backup marker that functions well and quickly this is an excellent choice.