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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lightningbolt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2011 at 1:51pm
This is a great thread.  Thanks for the first-hand review and test notes.
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Oh, I'm sorry. That wasn't me but something I took off the first page of Mcarterbrown.com.
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I got a gunhead first strike adapter in my TPX. It replaces the block that you thread your barrel into.
After I cut out the clips to feed first strikes, I was bustin caps. But you will need a barrel with a large bore cause the first strikes are kinda big. For that I use the .688 (red) insert in my python compression kit.  When I first got the new block, somehow a first strike got stuck in my stock barrel (it was a really really tight fit). It helps put a stronger spring in the mag too, its like the first strikes are heavier or drag in the clip a bit. The ability to use first strikes is awesome cause now I can keep up with my buddies with tiberious arms T8 and T9 pistols.
I knew something had to be done the day a single first strike hit me in the top of the head ( I thought I was completely out of range) and knocked out my contact lens. I couldn't figure out why the left side of my mask lens was so blurry until after the game. My contact was stuck to the inside of my mask.
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I run a paintball proshop and 2 indoor fields in MA.  We have a customer that is a woodsballer, but comes in every Sunday for his HPA and paint.  He brought in his TPX, modified to take First Strike rounds, yesterday. 

This guy is is pretty talented, and built me real wood grips for my Beretta 92FS firearm, he is a pretty solid craftsman.

Anyway, it worked beautifully, and I shot 2 mags outside the shop to test them.  They shot about twice as far as regular balls and were quite impressive.

No loading issues, if any of you are using the 8 round TPX mags, lose 'em.  I've sent more back to TIppmann than I care to count, they replaced them with 7 round mags that have no issues.  He modified the magazine, and I believe nothing in the breach, to accommodate the rounds.

For what it's worth, it can be done, and with a little ingenuity and care.


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