Make A Tippmann A5 Louder

The sound of a loud paintball gun can be intimidating.

You can make a Tippmann A-5 paintball gun louder, but there are not many methods to accomplish this. Many methods may diminish the efficiency or the performance of the Tippmann A-5. Some may even make the gun dangerous to use. Modifying the barrel of the Tippmann A-5 is a safe and easy way to make each paintball shot louder. Loss of performance and efficiency will be minimal.


1. Remove the air source and all paintballs from the Tippmann A-5. It is dangerous to modify a paintball gun while it is loaded.

2. Remove the barrel from the Tippmann A-5. Simply grab the barrel with one hand and the paintball gun with the other and twist to remove. Set the Tippmann A-5 to the side.

3. Wrap the outside of the barrel with electrical tape. Be sure to cover all of the little holes on the sides. These holes, called ports, are designed to make the Tippmann A-5 quieter. When air travels through the barrel it can escape through the ports, which results in less sound when the paintball is forced out of the end of the barrel. Reattach the barrel to the gun once it is wrapped in electrical tape.

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