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Old 01-31-2020, 03:08 PM #1
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First Strike Half Pint 15/4500 HPA Tank - Tiny 4500 tank that's lighter than 3k one!

The new must-have air system for all magfed and pump paintball players is here. The First Strike™ Hero2 Half Pint is 15 Cubic Inches and has a working pressure of 4500psi, which allows for more shots from a smaller size bottle. This air system is compatible with all common 13ci Air in Stocks available on the market today. Shot count isn’t the only great thing about this air system, lighten your loadout by over 3 ounces when switching from its aluminum 13cu 3000psi counterpart.

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15cu Carbon Fiber Bottle
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Re-Hydro every 5 years
2 Inch Diameter
9.45” Overall Length
Fits existing air in stocks

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Old 01-31-2020, 03:30 PM #2
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finally.... was wondering why its taken this long for this.
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Old 01-31-2020, 03:53 PM #3
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Pretty great but $219, yeesshh.
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Pretty great but $219, yeesshh.
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Old 01-31-2020, 03:59 PM #5
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That's a bunch of awesome, but quite the price tag. Think if I used my 13ci I've got now more than I do, this would be pretty appealing though.
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:00 PM #6
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When is the new Tank Regulator coming out?
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:09 PM #7
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Will normal places be able to hydro test this tank?
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:13 PM #8
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I thought these would sell like hotcakes until I saw the pricetag. They are a cool option, but they would undoubtedly sell better closer to $100. Perhaps the manufacturing cost necessitates the $200+ price tag.
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:29 PM #9
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First strike tanks last beyond 15 years...is it the same with these?
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:30 PM #10
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I thought these would sell like hotcakes until I saw the pricetag. They are a cool option, but they would undoubtedly sell better closer to $100. Perhaps the manufacturing cost necessitates the $200+ price tag.
Its not the manufacturing...its the DOT

The chinese knock off versions are like 80 bucks
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:20 PM #11
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:25 PM #12
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Can these tanks be purchased without the regulator?
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:44 PM #13
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I get the price but yikes that’s steep
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an ideal product. niche, but ideal.

but 200+ is a tough sell. but I'm also a cheap bastard.
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Will normal places be able to hydro test this tank?
Any “normal” shop will have been keeping up with the times and have got their UN/ISO certification already. Bot shop in my small rural areas are certified, So there is no excuse in my books that this should be a thing.

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I thought these would sell like hotcakes until I saw the pricetag. They are a cool option, but they would undoubtedly sell better closer to $100. Perhaps the manufacturing cost necessitates the $200+ price tag.
The difference in production costs between making these and a 68 Isn’t very much, and yes the bottle is this much money because of the low volume of sales divided by the cost of certifications.

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First strike tanks last beyond 15 years...is it the same with these?
Yes, it’s no different than their other hero tanks.

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Its not the manufacturing...its the DOT

The chinese knock off versions are like 80 bucks
Most of the Chinese tanks are metric threaded, not 5/8” 18unf like we all currently use.

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I’m gonna guess not, as no first strike tanks are available that way. Only ans and wicked sell blank bottles they have taken apart in-house.
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:04 PM #16
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the ans page says life time tank w/ hydro every 5 years
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They need to find a way to shave .0001 inches off so we can be exempt.
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Old 01-31-2020, 10:02 PM #18
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They need to find a way to shave .0001 inches off so we can be exempt.
On a related note I am wondering if this tank needs to be hydro tested in Canada.... since we don’t have to test any tank under 61ci
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:07 PM #19
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Any idea what the shot count range would be for one of these? I know it varies by marker, but I'm curious as to what they're predicting (unless I missed that info somewhere?)
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The carbon fiber wrap is what raises the price, $200+ for this tank is still too pricey imo. The production costs must be around $50 - 100 for the price to be so high.
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Old 02-01-2020, 01:25 PM #21
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Considering my Ninja SL2 77/4500 was around $219, I'm still blown away by this price lol
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