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Old 11-12-2012, 11:46 AM #1
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What is the cheapest most effective paintball pistol?

I am contemplating buying one. But, I don't know which one to get. Any ideas. I'm not a fan of pump pistols.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:41 PM #2
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The TPX or SA 17 are the cheapest that come to mind but "Most effective" and "cheapest" are two adjectives that rarely go together (though I don't know anything about pb pistols so maybe in this case that is true). The SA 17 is stick fed, the TPX is mag fed.

Actually the Tiberius 8.1 is slightly cheaper than the TPX but the mags are a lot more expensive for it so that probably evens them out unless you want a lot of magazines.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:50 PM #3
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Thanks. I honestly have no clue when it comes to pistols.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:56 PM #4
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I have to agree with SKI008. The TPX is my favorite paintball pistol, but it is slightly larger than the Tiberius.

They are both snazzy and look good when using them (I'm assuming for scenario).
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:40 PM #5
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Now you should all know better. We don't allow vs. threads on here!

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:41 PM #6
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I would give an opinion but i play comp
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:42 PM #7
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The problem there is that the cheap crap is usually crap.

The BT SA isn't horrible. It's very similar to the PCS USP that was around awhile back in the day. It's a stickfed system, meaning there is no additional magazines to purchase, which will keep your operating costs down. The SA is a little "space-gun" ish, but I find lighter than both the TPX and the Tib series.

I also find as a former store owner and tech, maintaining and repairing an SA was much easier, cheaper, and quicker than both the TPX and Tib series.

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I find that mag fed does give you a bit more realism, especially for scenario events.

Also, reloading a stick fed can be a bit of a b*tch compared to dumping mags.

It really all boils down to what you plan to use it for.

If you're going to play in scenarios with it only, with big events, and lots of people, I'd get the SA. You can throw a hopper and a in-air source to it to be able to get you get more versatility.

However, if you're going to play in a "CQB style" playing facility, where realism matters, and speed is key... the TPX > Tiberius for me personally. Mags are cheaper, more inexpensive upgrades like barrel systems. (TPX is A5 threaded, as oppose to Tiberius is proprietary)

Either way, you can scoop up anything "recent" on the used forums here for around $100-150 pretty easily... so, see if you can try out both, either, or 1 before making a purchase from a local player or friend at your field. This will tell you what fit would be best.
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