View Full Version : New Tippies a recruitment tool?

Hob Hayward
01-22-2008, 04:32 PM
http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/EasyAskSearch-ByTemplate?searchType=USERSEARCH&searchTerm=010-435-0004+or+010-435-0006&SearchTitle=Tippman%20Paintball%20Guns%20%2d%20US% 20Army%20Alpha%20Tactical&header=Paintball

They're too cheap IMO, unless they're terrible quality, I have a feeling the army is subsidizing these as a recruitment tool?

01-22-2008, 04:46 PM

01-22-2008, 04:52 PM
Government conspiracy

deano 177
01-22-2008, 05:05 PM
It may be from their new us army line up.They did a deal with the army or something. PB2X had something on it. If you look at the pic in the link it even has the army star and go army or us army... something like that.

01-22-2008, 05:08 PM
I know a few of my bros friends who talked to recruiters and said they played paintball were recruited almost that second. And i know the Army did sponcer some big paintball game in nyc last year.

01-22-2008, 05:26 PM
huh. from what my dad told me (he's in command of a basic training company) they DO use tippies, but from what ive seen, theyre regular 98C's...

edit: maxx, as far as i know, they only spend a day or two practicing squad drills with paintball guns, and the drill sergeants ALWAYS light up the recruits. although a chaplains assistant i know told me they have team building exercises every couple of weeks, but thats just the chaplains and assistants, it doesnt apply to everyone in the army.

01-22-2008, 05:26 PM
Tippmann Cant be paying for those, a new A-5 with an E-Grip is 279, plus the stock, barrel cover, and the tool box thing, Your Tax Dollars at work

Hob Hayward
01-22-2008, 06:14 PM
Tippmann Cant be paying for those, a new A-5 with an E-Grip is 279, plus the stock, barrel cover, and the tool box thing, Your Tax Dollars at work

Exactly, a tippy with an e-grip, stock, m16 barrel, all for $150, that's just not possible. Tippmann IS making them for the army, so they're either not making any profit, or they're taking a loss...

Its not all so far off from America's Army the game... Its a decent game, dev'ed by the army and given out for free. I know for a fact that they have had great success using AA as a recruitment tool.. amusingly enough...

01-22-2008, 06:32 PM
Id doubt they are taking a loss, the army probably payes most the costa nd tippmann gets the left overs

Hob Hayward
01-22-2008, 06:37 PM
Well yeah, thats what I meant, the army isn't making anything, or is taking a loss.

XSiv Force
01-22-2008, 07:10 PM
If you have ever watched Future Weapons on Discovery, He went to a training Facility where the marines and the army practice sweeping houses and other combat related "games"

01-23-2008, 08:44 AM
yeah, well those guns look pretty lame, so i don't know why anyone would buy them

01-23-2008, 01:40 PM
i bet its made of some crappy material so that the price isnt off... but just my .002.

01-23-2008, 02:38 PM

01-23-2008, 03:57 PM
knowing our government, they are probably paying double what the guns are worth

01-23-2008, 04:06 PM
^^ that is how it is with all paintball products.

ion snatch grip, $20 or so.
long piece of aluminum (aka barrel) up to $80 at least
body kits (all it is is plastic) $10-20,

i mean honestly, some items jump by $20 just because of the name that is on them

thats just the way it is

01-23-2008, 04:15 PM
I give it a meh. looks fragile for a tippy

01-24-2008, 01:42 PM
Geez, I don't think they're fugly! And one thing about Tippmann's (at least in the past) is you can drag 'em through the muck, drop 'em on the ground, then wipe 'em off and fire away.