Originally a manufacturer of collectible, half-scale replica machine guns, family-owned Tippmann entered the paintball industry in 1986 when gun law changes forced them to re-evaluate their business.
At the time, the Tippmann's were afraid that paintball was just a passing fad that would have about as much staying power as the hula hoop. But it seemed like a natural transition for the company anyway. After all, they knew how to make guns, and paintball markers shared the same basic principles as the machine guns they were manufacturing.
Thinking the sport would never last, they entered the paintball industry with a goal: to make high-performance, durable products that people could afford. Because of their experience in the gun industry, the Tippmanns' products were light years ahead of the competition. They built the very first semi-automatic and full-automatic paintball markers, and the sport never slowed down. Tippmann went from having eight employees in 1986 to 120 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Tippmann Sports Europe in Tournai, Belgium.
The Tippmann SMG-60 was the first Semi, and Full Auto gun to market. This was also the first gun to have built in constant air. Coupled with a very unique feed system, and .62 caliber paintballs that fired an amazing 600 rpm, this was the most feared paintball gun in the day.
PRO-AM / PRO LITE
Introduced in 2002, the A-5 addressed the need for more customization, improved speed and easier access to internals. The Tippmann A-5 push pin design can be field stripped in under 60 seconds and utilizes the patented Cyclone Feed System that enables a rate of fire up to 15 balls per second without batteries.
X7 and X7 Phenom
The Tippmann X7 and later the X7 Phenom took customization to a whole new level with over a 1,000 different looks available. The X7 Phenom uses FlexValve technology that operates under 300psi and can switch from electronic to mechanical mode on the fly. The X7 Phenom can use most X7 accessories and features the Cyclone feed system and push pin design.
The TiPX Pistol addressed the need for a true military-style look in a compact, lightweight design. With the under barrel 12 gram CO2 air system and first trigger pull puncture system with a separate magazine, the TiPX truly stands out from all others. The 7-ball True-Feed magazines is a proven performer in all weather conditions and the efficient spool valve system maximizes air efficiency and minimizes kick.
The FT-12 Flip-Top .68 Caliber Paintball Marker was initially designed for rental fields to improve maintenance time by up to 75%. It features a “No tools required” Flip-Top design, compact milsim look, an all-aluminum receiver & grip-frame and is modular design with fewer parts. The FT-12 features the Tippmann proven inline bolt system.
Crossover and Crossover XVR
The Crossover XVR features upgraded performance, easier maintenance and enhanced design. Designed to allow players to easily switch from tournament to woodsball play, the new XVR features a venting On/Off ASA, 15” two-piece barrel, tool-less access to Bolt and FlexValve System, tool-less battery access, stream-lined Vertical Grip, aluminum Lightweight Trigger and an optional Barrel Kit. The Crossover and Crossover XVR both feature FlexValve Technology which allows operation under 300PSI that can change from electronic to mechanical operation.