February 24, 2014…At this year’s Paintball Extravaganza, Tippmann is making major moves with the launch of two new products related to magfed, a new airsoft gun plus many other paintball accessories, new colors for existing products. New marketing initiatives have also been announced to help bring new players to the game and build the industry.
Magfed Tactical Compact Rifle (TCR)
The new Tactical Compact Rifle or TCR, is designed as a versatile, reliable and affordable magfed option for the serious magfed player. The four key features include a versatile magazine system of three mags, two air sources, a compact modular design and the ability to convert into a standard hopper feed marker.
The TCR is built on the already successful TiPX platform and utilizes the Tru-Feed 7-Ball magazine, a new Tru-Feed 12-ball extended magazine that is First Strike compatible, and the popular 20-round Zetamag. The unique, easy access cam-locking system for 12g CO2 cartridges allows one handed loading from the left or right side, hidden behind the Picatinny rails. In addition, it also comes with a factory installed drop-down remote-line adapter.
The design also features a modular stock for future upgrades to an air in-stock design.
The TCR has a compact military, realistic look that is easy to upgrade with four Picatinny rails and modular components, for further customization. It also includes folding front and rear sights, a folding vertical front grip and an 11” high performance barrel.
Finally, for the ultimate in versatility, the TCR can be converted to use a standard hopper feed for non-magfed play. It truly is the most versatile magfed marker available today and is backed by Tippmann’s unrivaled 2 year Warranty and customer service. The new TCR comes complete with a 7-ball and 12-ball extended magazine and will be available later this year at a suggested retail of $349.
98 Custom Magfed Conversion Kit
For players looking for an economical way to play a magfed game and build their strategic and tactical skills, the new 98 Custom Magfed Conversion Kit is the answer.
This kit fits all 98 custom markers plus all US Army and TPN markers that use the 98 quick-release feed elbow. The kit includes a Mag Adapter and two Tru-Feed 7-ball magazines. It is compatible with the Tru-Feed 12-ball extended magazine and the 20-round Zetamag. You can quickly switch back and forth between magfed and hopper-fed configurations depending on the style of play desired. With this new economical way to join magfed-only games, the Magfed category is sure to grow even faster. The 98 Custom Magfed Conversion Kit will come with two 7-ball Tru-Feed magazines will be out later this year at a suggested retail price of $49.
New M4 Carbine Airsoft Gun
The new M4 Carbine brings full-auto--no batteries required performance and Tippmann’s legendary warranty and service into the airsoft market. Key features include the Tippmann proven inline bolt system, adaptable air system, performance adjustability and an authentic M4/AR style.
The M4 Carbine features a realistic flip-top break down design like a true M4/AR. Its versatile air system uses either a 12g CO2 cartridge in the 80 round magazine, or the built-in remote line. It’s also compatible with airsoft’s standard magazines, from 30 to 300 rounds. The M4 Carbine has a metal receiver, and is compatible with many actual M4/AR components including a rear stock, front shroud and standard Picatinny Rail System.
The M4 Carbine is adjustable to match each player’s needs and style of play. The rate of fire can range from semi-auto to 20 rounds per second full-auto, using an air assisted trigger design that does not require batteries. Velocity can be adjusted up to 400 feet per second and can be equipped with a velocity adjustment lock. The inner sleeved barrel is airsoft standard (aftermarket compatible) with adjustable hop up. An armorer’s wrench is included for barrel changes. Other features include Tippmann’s proven in-line bolt system with anti-jam technology, flip up front and rear sights and modular 8-sided Picatinny fore grip.
Made in the U.S.A. and backed by Tippmann’s unrivaled 1 year full warranty the new M4 Carbine will retail for $399.
New FT-50 Rental marker
Tippmann is excited to launch a new .50 Cal marker. The FT-50 utilizes the same design of the popular FT-12 with a flip top, tool-less design but with new internals and barrel for .50 Cal games. There are many advantages to .50 cal games including a lower weight, less impact and less mess to clean. When the FT-50 is fully loaded with paint, the smaller hopper still carries over 300 paintballs but the overall weight is much lighter. It also provides a lower impact force that will appeal to younger players.
The flip-top design makes rental maintenance easy and quick. Compared to .68 caliber paint, .50 caliber paint has lower cost, takes less storage space, and results in less paint to clean. All of these aspects of the FT-50 will ultimately contribute to the bottom line of a field.
The FT-50 comes complete with a smaller .50 cal hopper and will be sold at the same price as the FT-12 rental.
New harnesses and vests
In addition to these major new products, we expanded our soft good lines with new harnesses and vests, have new colors for the recently launched Cronus and Crossover XVR markers and Intrepid goggle. There are also new accessories including folding sights and the folding vertical handle used on the TCR Magfed marker.
Expanded events and new TiPX challenge
On the marketing front, Tippmann’s grass roots program has been expanded with over 100 events sponsored worldwide with Greg Hastings joining the Tippmann team at many events. The TiPX Pistol Challenge has gone global and now involves ten countries with the finals being held at the Tippmann World Challenge at Hell Survivors in Pinckney, MI.
The magfed entries will be available later this year but will be showcased at many events this spring. All other items will be available this spring.
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