Go into paintball combat prepared with the Alpha Black Elite Paintball Gun!
Prepare to take on your paintball opponents! The Alpha Black Elite
from Tippmann is the successor to the popular Alpha Black. The Alpha
Black was originally designed to be a simple, no nonsense milsim
paintball marker on its own but players immediately wanted to adapt and
modify it with other upgrades. The Elite model was engineered to make it
faster and easier for players to mod and accessorize their marker.
Built for US Army by Tippmann, the Alpha Black Elite uses the proven
98 Custom internals for reliable performance in the worst of conditions.
The cast aluminum body is built to withstand all the abuse the rocks
and trees of the woodsball field can dish out. Unlike the old Alpha
Black, the Elite will accept the Alpha Black E-Grip, Tippmann 98
Response Trigger and Cyclone feed System. The design incorporates a 7/8"
tactical rail on the receiver and comes with a removable carry handle
with rear sight. The barrel shroud now has a bottom forward 7/8" rail
for convenient mounting of bipods, flashlights, lasers, etc. The Alpha
Black Elite gives you more options to mod your marker for the future!
Real Player Review of the Alpha Black
Every kid dreams of playing army… Being able to go out, geared up in
their favorite army outfit, and shoot guns. One of the big draws of
paintball is the ability to actually SHOOT your friends, and watch them
actually laugh about it, as the paint wipes right off after the game!
The stories you will have playing with your friends will last a
lifetime! So get out there and play some paintball and make some
The Tippmann Alpha Black is often the weapon of choice for new
paintballers, and the reason why is pretty simple. It looks like a REAL
gun! Based on the most popular paintball gun of all time (the Tippmann
98 custom) the internals on the Alpha Black are classic blowback
goodness. These internals WORK, and with a little bit of extra work on
your end (polishing the internals, and keeping high quality O-rings
inside), you can make this marker perform very well (mine all run +/-
3fps between shots even when using Co2!). Compressed air or Co2 tanks
can be used on this marker, but I always recommend a remote line for
this style of marker, as it keeps the weight of the tank off the gun,
and on your back! If you decide to go this route, makes sure your remote
line has a slide check so you can air it off the gun, without airing
off the tank, and you will need to get a tank/pod holder to strap to
The receiver of this gun is aluminum, making it HIGHLY durable! It
has a mock mag that houses tools for your marker, and can be removed by
pushing in the push pin that holds it in place. And it has a shroud up
front that the barrel installs inside of. It also has a cool adjustable
stock in the back, so that you can push it in or out to fit your perfect
shoulder rest for your weapon!
The Alpha Black Elite comes with a removable repositionable handle,
and it has a picatinny rail at the bottom for lights or other
accessories. It has a nice stock on the back that can move in and out
based on preference. The airline (steel braided) runs under the handle,
and steel tanks will fit under the stock.
Barrels are typically the first upgrades done to markers, and with
the Elite you will need a longer than normal barrel as the shroud is
pretty long. Make sure you measure your shroud when you get it in to
make sure new barrels will fit. I have mine outfitted with an Apex
barrel system, and the smaller 14 inch version doesn’t fit with the
shroud, so I went with the 18 inch Apex 2 which fits fine inside the shroud.
Other upgrades include the ability to make it mag-fed with the Tippmann 98 Magfed adapter, or you can put a cyclone feed system
on it. You can also upgrade to an e-trigger or response trigger. With
the Elite model, you can remove the grip on the top and add sights or
other cool looking accessories.
So, if you want a reliable marker that looks like a real gun, the
Tippmann Alpha Black Elite may be for you! Just remember that it is a
little heavier than other smaller markers as it has a large footprint
like a real gun! But, if you don’t have sissy arms, it may be perfect
for you! Just remember to always wear your mask when around paintball
guns, and most of all, Tippmann products are made very well so you can
spend your time PLAYING, instead of working on them!