Originally Posted by tjs0349
Yes but the Tippman guy put a lot of emphasis on the fact that these guns don't have those types of problems, and then they did. He made it sound like it was impossible for them to jam and they did a lot. My friends and I asked a bunch of questions before hand about how the pistol comes apart in order to clean a break in the breech, magazine, or barrel and the told us it doesn't happen. He very reluctantly answered our questions after we pressed the matter. Then when the guns started jamming we got a demo. It was clear to us that his claims were rather far fetched and then it was proven once we took the field. They may be a solid product with good paint, but I would not buy one after someone representing the product was making such bogus claims. All markers will have issues with bad paint and the guy tried to imply that these wouldn't. That's false advertisement if you ask me.
You are correct, I did put a lot of emphasis on it. The reason being, up to this event, EVERY paint we had shot through it (with the exception of one lower end field paint) had shot well, with no breaks. With that track record, and the fact that the paint that we had breaks with was not a JT paint, how could anyone anticipate what occured?
To my knowledge, not once during testing did any tester encounter the problems everyone had with the paint at D-Day. Again, the previous weekend, with the same pistols, we effectively shot RPS Evil through the TPX with no problems. At D-Day, it wasn't just the TPX having issues with the paint; EVERY marker had issues until JT brought in new paint for Saturday.
False advertising occurs when someone knowingly passes incorrect information. That was not the case here as this was a first for the TPX.
The issue of paint swelling in the clip is being looked at and we hope that an effective solution can be found.
Thank you all for your input.