The most commonly given description for the Tippmann A-5 Stealth Gun is that it is great for Milsim/woodsball games and is good for new ballers, because of reliability and ease of basic maintenance. Although it’s not the best gun out there many people like it because of its looks, accuracy, range of fire, durability, speed any more advantages it possesses. The gun is also pretty upgradeable and I know this is something that pleases many people because stock is not the best way to use it. Check out the A-5 Stealth specifications as given:
“The Tippmann A-5 Stealth Marker is top of the line. Its patented Cyclone Feed System links the feeder sprocket to the air system, giving it the power to unleash a fury of balls as fast as you can fire them. The Tippmann A-5 Stealth Marker also includes a collapsible stock kit, the patented Flatline Barrel attachment, which creates backspin for longer, straighter shots, and a remote hoseline attachment. It can also be completely stripped and reassembled in the field in 60 seconds – without tools.
With its all aluminum die cast receiver and extra-sturdy black finish, the Tippmann A-5 Stealth Marker is not only high end, but also one of the toughest markers available. Other features include:
a shock-absorbing end cap for reduced wear and recoil;
front-cocking knob, which allows for a fully enclosed receiver;
and a 200-round wide-mouth hopper.
In addition, it can be upgraded with many different accessories including, but not limited to, double trigger, Response Trigger System (grip not included), E-Grip, low pressure kit and expansion chamber kit. It’s fully-compatible for CO2, compressed air, or nitrogen, and is completely customizable for enhanced performance”
The complaints about the gun are mostly about its weight. The gun itself is not light and adding up those extras is definitely not making it lighter. All you can hope is at the end just to get used to it being heavy and not notice it anymore. Another downside is it being loud. But this is scaring only half of the people…the other half are only happy with the noise. Some call it an air hog and it is when using an HPA, get a bigger CO2 tank and you’ll be ok. As to the price – the gin costs $379. I find it a little expensive given the circumstances that the normal A-5 with E-grip (many woodsball players find the E-grip totally useless) costs $100 less and doesn’t differ that much. If you have the extra money spend it one the Stealth…if not you’ll be just as happy with the regular A-5.