Build A Silencer For A Tippmann A5 Paintball Gun

The Tippmann A5 paintball gun is like any other paintball weapon in that sound escapes from the barrel when it is fired. You can build a silencer that will effectively muffle the sound coming out of the barrel when the Tippmann A5 paintball gun is fired. You will need a few household items and some supplies from a hardware store. You will also need a paintball barrel insert from a hobby shop that is the same diameter as the barrel of your Tippmann A5 paintball gun. The silencer you will make for your paintball gun will not void its warranty in any way, although it will slightly slow down the speed of the paintball being fired.

Instructions

1. Purchase a piece of PVC pipe that is the same diameter as the barrel of your Tippmann A5 paintball gun.

2. Spread a sheet of newspaper on a table. Lay the PVC pipe horizontally on the table. Measure five inches from one end of the PVC pipe and mark the measurement with a pencil.

3. Use a hacksaw to cut the PVC pipe at the five-inch mark. Sand both ends of the PVC pipe with rough sandpaper.

4. Drill a hole at one end of the PVC pipe. Measure ½-inch across the PVC pipe. Drill a hole at the ½-inch mark. Repeat this until you reach the other end of the PVC pipe. Repeat this entire procedure on all sides of the PVC pipe.

5. Apply bonding glue to the back end of the paintball barrel insert. Put the back end of the paintball barrel insert into one end of the five-inch long PVC pipe. Let the bonding glue set for one hour.

6. Measure and mark eight inches from one end of the remaining PVC pipe. Cut the PVC pipe at the eight-inch mark. Sand both ends of the PVC pipe with rough sandpaper.

7. Drill a hole at one end of the PVC pipe. Measure ½-inch across the PVC pipe. Drill a hole at the ½-inch mark. Repeat this until you reach the other end of the PVC pipe. Repeat this entire procedure on all sides of the PVC pipe.

8. Apply bonding glue around one end of the eight-inch long PVC pipe. Place the end of the eight-inch long PVC pipe that has the bonding glue on it into the free end of the five-inch PVC pipe. Let the bonding glue set for one hour.

9. Sand both ends of the 13-inch long PVC pipe with rough sandpaper. Drill a hole at one end of the PVC pipe. Measure ½-inch across the PVC pipe. Drill a hole at the ½-inch mark. Repeat this until you reach the other end of the PVC pipe. Repeat this entire procedure on all sides of the PVC pipe.

10. Stand the 13-inch long PVC pipe up on a soft cloth. Insert the PVC pipe–paintball barrel insert first–into the13-inch long PVC pipe. Line up the front of the paintball barrel insert with the bottom end of the 13-inch long PVC pipe.

11. Open the bag of pollyfill. Pour pollyfill into the open end of the 13-inch long PVC pipe. Fill up the PVC pipe with pollyfill.

12. Apply bonding glue liberally to the pollyfill at the open end of the 13-inch long PVC pipe to cement it to the sides of the pipe. Let the bonding glue set for two hours.

13. Place the Tippmann A5 paintball gun on the soft cloth with the barrel facing to the left. Remove the screws from the top, middle and front edge of the paintball gun with a Phillips screwdriver.

14. Remove the screws from the bottom back edge near the handle (in front of the trigger guard, at the bottom front edge) with a Phillips screwdriver.

15. Pull the frame off of the bottom of the Tippmann A5 paintball gun.

16. Apply bonding glue to the end of the barrel at the front of the Tippman A5 paintball gun. Place the end of the PVC pipe that is inside of the pollyfill-filled PVC pipe over the end of the barrel. Let the bonding glue set for two hours.

17.Wrap duct tape around the end of the barrel where it meets the PVC pipe.

18. Put the frame back onto the paintball gun. Reattach the screws. You are ready to use the silencer you have made for your Tippmann A5 paintball gun.