Alpha Black (TippMann 98 Costum) United States Army edt.
by Dan Stirletz
Alpha Black is an excellent entry level gun with semi- automatic fire and high durability. I bought this gun for$129 about $20 less then a pure custom 98 would have cost me yet it provides the same reliability and firepower of a regular tippmann. You can also install automatic trigger on the gun, but i use the semi auto and its good enough. I have used it for over a year in 8 paintball trips. It never fails in combat.. it has been steeped in mud, washed with water and thrown to the ground and it works perfectly, nothing ever jams and nothing has broken. My friend owns a similar gun.. he drove his SUV over it and it STILL works. (the reason for the lower price is because it is sponsored by the Untied States Army and is therefore a great bargain).
Besides the amazing reliability the gun looks like an actual US Army SF issue of the infamous M4 (the compacted, fully automatic variant of the M16). In fact if you hold the gun 20 feet away from the person, without any paintabll equipment attachements there will be NOTHING that distinguishes it from the real thing (of course up close you realize that the barrel si too big.. standard issue m4 is 4.45 millimeters std. nato round... the alpah black is more then a centimeter..)
Anyways for entry level for $129 with the durability, utilization and the sick looks u cannot lose with this one.