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Old 07-14-2010, 06:13 PM #1
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TPX and a remote line

I am thinking of getting a TPX and like the idea of a remote. How practical is it though? I want the mobility of a pistol (maybe x2) but with more co2/air than a small cartridge.

Any opinions on the matter?

I can't find any posts of pics or videos of a TPX with a remote. I would like to see one in action or a test to get an idea of the mobility and maneuverability with a air line coming from the pistol to a tank in a harness.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:36 PM #2
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Ok i found one, but I want to see a person using a TPX with remote, not just a close up of the TPX.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:11 PM #3
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my .02 is why bother with the remote line? are you planning on having like 20 mags on you? with the tpx i get nearly 3 mags off a 12 gram and there is the TPX spring kit which would give you even more shots. i hate even using a remote with a "rifle" let alone a sidearm? also you could look at the BT SA-17 where you can put a bottom line adapter and get like 5oz co2 tanks lol
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:38 PM #4
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Thanks for the response. So you think it isnt worth it? My main issue i guess is that co2 isn't as reliable. Air is more consistent. What do you think?

I like the idea of having unlimited air. I would have 5+ mags on me.

But, i don't have it yet. So i need some advice from those who have used the TPX with and without the remote.

Im not a huge fan of a remote either honestly.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:43 PM #5
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:03 PM #6
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I have the remote nipple on my TPX, but I have yet to play a game with the line. I set it up to see how it felt and was kinda disappointed. Itís a little cumbersome and looks ridicules in a holster . I like to have the option of the remote especially for choreograph and target practice , but I think that if you are running with pistol as primary it defeats the purpose. If you get the TPX (which I think you should, %100 satisfied with mine ) just get the nipple with it anyway. Itís a $20 investment and it canít hurt to have the option (unless you trip and the nipple gives you a charley horse, then it hurts ).
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:18 PM #7
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Thanks man. That is what i was looking for. I am going to try it out in my next game to see if I will even put the adaptor on.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:26 AM #8
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I have the remote line and I think its great! Sometimes I use it as my main and I have quite a bit of mobility. Good for ctf or vip games. I generally fire 4 clips worths so if I were using CO2 cartridges, it would definitely run out.

On top of this, the empty CO2 cartridge inside the TPX acts as a expansion chamber that gives you 2 shots if you just plug in the tank once, then unplug it. Its good for emergencies and if you ever need to do a quick switch to the pistol, unplug your remote line from your marker and plug it into the TPX.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:59 AM #9
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... I like to have the option of the remote especially for choreograph and target practice...
i would think the remote would be quite cumbersome for pistol dancing.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:00 PM #10
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i don't really see the need for the remote line. it's cool, but i can change the c02 pretty darn quick when i need to. i only use mine as a sidearm...at scenario's. i occasionally use it as a primary when we are playing small, small courses at my local field.
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I got away from the coiled line and went to a straight line remote.. I like it much better. It stays closer to my body and is the right length to shoot with full arm stretch. I just went and had the local speed shop use my measurement and put a couple 1/8NPT male ends on. About $20. Then I robbed the on/off and quick connect from a coiled line that I bought used.

Much better scenario pistol now... I tend to use it more now that I changed remote lines. It shoot more consistantly with the 9oz tank than it ever did with a 12gram in it.

Pic of my son using the TPX sidearm.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:30 PM #12
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I like the remote because HATE using 12 grams because theyre expensive.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:42 PM #13
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I got away from the coiled line and went to a straight line remote.. I like it much better. It stays closer to my body and is the right length to shoot with full arm stretch. I just went and had the local speed shop use my measurement and put a couple 1/8NPT male ends on. About $20. Then I robbed the on/off and quick connect from a coiled line that I bought used.

Much better scenario pistol now... I tend to use it more now that I changed remote lines. It shoot more consistantly with the 9oz tank than it ever did with a 12gram in it.

Pic of my son using the TPX sidearm.

Do you have any pics of the TPX out and being used with that setup? That is very interesting!!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:44 PM #14
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I like the remote because HATE using 12 grams because theyre expensive.
I would agree. Ultimatley I want what you would get out using a real side arm....quick change of magazine and you are good to go. Changing the magazine and then having to change the CO2 every third mag seems to be somewhat cumbersome....and expensive.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:48 AM #15
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personally, i think if you are using it for a side arm...and not a primary getting three mags out of a 12 gram and then having to change it isn't that bad. i have used my TPX for two years as a side arm in many scenario's and i have only used it when all my paint for my primary was gone. i have played with my TPX as a primary, on a small field 10v10 and with four clips i only shot three and the game was over, switched sides and 12g and did it again. i get crossman 12g from wal mart 40 for $17...usually lasts all season. i go through more of them playing around with different types of paint in the winter!
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:31 PM #16
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personally, i think if you are using it for a side arm...and not a primary getting three mags out of a 12 gram and then having to change it isn't that bad. i have used my TPX for two years as a side arm in many scenario's and i have only used it when all my paint for my primary was gone. i have played with my TPX as a primary, on a small field 10v10 and with four clips i only shot three and the game was over, switched sides and 12g and did it again. i get crossman 12g from wal mart 40 for $17...usually lasts all season. i go through more of them playing around with different types of paint in the winter!

This is the info i really need! Actual experience. So, your recommendation is no remote line?

What are your thoughts on two TPX's?
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:24 PM #17
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i wouldn't go with the remote line...i don't use it enough as a primary. and i have a ninja 90/4500 tank...waaayyyy more air than i would ever need for pistol play! with regard for two tpx's....i think that would be awesome! i had considered doing it, but in my opinion and knowing how i play, i would need a dump pouch (for the empties) and somewhere other than my tac vest to hold the extra clips. for me it just didn't seem economically feasable, here is what i mean

2 tpx=$440
at least 8 mags (4 would come with the guns so) $60
leg holsters=$80
thats how i would run and @ almost $600...i could buy a whole lot of paint!

but that's my situation and my opinion.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:03 PM #18
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i wouldn't go with the remote line...i don't use it enough as a primary. and i have a ninja 90/4500 tank...waaayyyy more air than i would ever need for pistol play! with regard for two tpx's....i think that would be awesome! i had considered doing it, but in my opinion and knowing how i play, i would need a dump pouch (for the empties) and somewhere other than my tac vest to hold the extra clips. for me it just didn't seem economically feasable, here is what i mean

2 tpx=$440
at least 8 mags (4 would come with the guns so) $60
leg holsters=$80
thats how i would run and @ almost $600...i could buy a whole lot of paint!

but that's my situation and my opinion.
Thanks for your input! I really appreciate it.
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no prob man, that's what we are here for. although... i must say with all this 2 tpx talk...i am kinda itchin for another one!
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I would just forget about the TPX and of you want something small with a lot of fire power just get an a5,for about the same size you can get a more accurate shot as well as 192 more paintballs lol and hell an egrip and your only around 300,that's just my opinion(I have two a5s) oh and another plus is there light as sh*t
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I would just forget about the TPX and of you want something small with a lot of fire power just get an a5,for about the same size you can get a more accurate shot as well as 192 more paintballs lol and hell an egrip and your only around 300,that's just my opinion(I have two a5s) oh and another plus is there light as sh*t
Another thing is that if your using TPX's your most likely in the wood and in the woods we need alot of ammo just to take one guy out because of all the branches and leaves which means you have to reload ALOT and even if you use 10 round tubes it's still going to be a pain in the ***.
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