A Tippmann A-5 won’t work without paintballs.
The Tippmann A-5 is one of the easiest-to-use paintball guns on the market. Once you remove it from the box, there are only a few parts to install to make it operational. Always remember to assemble this paintball gun in a safe area such as at a paintball field or in the woods. Also, place a barrel plug in the end of the barrel to prevent accidental paintball shots. Once you are ready to play, you can simply pull out the barrel plug. Also remember to wear a proper paintball mask. Paintball masks are designed to protect your face and eyes from paintballs.
1. Screw the barrel into the paintball gun with a clockwise motion. Place a barrel plug in the end of the barrel to prevent accidental shots.
2. Screw the CO2 tank or compressed air tank into the air source adapter. The air source adapter is located under the trigger frame of the Tippmann A-5. The tank will screw in with a clockwise motion. Tighten it until it is firmly on the gun, but do not over-tighten it, since it could strip the threads.
3. Place the hopper onto the Cyclone Feed System. There is a tab on the hopper and Cyclone Feed System that must fit together. You cannot install this piece improperly. Fill the hopper with .68-caliber paintballs, and you are ready to use the Tippmann A-5.