mcarterbrown.com  

Paintball News The latest in paintball news brought to you by the oldest independent publication in paintball and the best paintball site on the web - The Paintball News and MCB

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2011, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
.
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN

3 new cheap blowacks from JT: Outkast, Tactical, and Raider

So we've got 3 new guns:
All of them are going to be sold as players kits in clamshells, so look for these to be the most prevalent markers available at Wal-Mart and the other major retailers for the next year or so. There are going to be a lot of these things.

JT Tactical, which I'm guessing is a re-labeled BT Omega,
YouTube - JT Paintball - Tactical Paintball Marker Ready to Play Kit RTP


JT Raider, which looks like a simplified and ruggedized BT-4 with a contoured lower body, and possibly all-metal construction with the body and grip frame as two halves instead of four. Feedneck looks beefier too. Second JT gun to be called the "Raider," btw.
YouTube - JT Paintball - Raider Paintball Marker Ready to Play Kit RTP




and the JT Outkast, which I think is a Re-worked Brass Eagle T-storm. Certainly appears to be stacked-tube, unlike the other two.
YouTube - JT Paintball - Outkast Paintball Marker Ready to Play Kit RTP



New video on the ER2 also, but it's been out for months.
YouTube - JT Paintball - ER2 Paintball Marker Ready to Play Kit RTP

One thing about this really bothers me: It's disconcerting that Telford constantly refers to the viewers as "kids" and "moms." Paintball is not an appropriate activity for someone who is too young or immature not to be responsible for his/her own equipment and has to rely on their mother to know what to do. The assumption that players are going to be too young to do this themselves is worrying.

It is worth noting also that all 3 of these things are fairly "tactical" looking, and come in no-nonsense black plastic. It's an indication that Kee/Empire is putting their chips on milisim/tactical style paintball as being the most appealing to new players, at least in the near future. A far cry from the intentionally-designed non-weapon markers like the Samurai, Blade, and Saber a decade ago. Shows you how far the industry and market has moved.

Last edited by The Inflicted; 05-06-2011 at 07:36 PM.
The Inflicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
Pumps in the Woods
 
volunteer paintball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sale Creek, Tennessee

Brass N Wood Fan
at least their not .50 cal

the top one looks like a alpha black, the middle looks like a plastic 98 custom and the last one looks like an obvious T-storm (which was stated).
come up with some original ideas ppl
__________________
"May we never forget the ones that came before, the ones with us now, and the ones that will come after."

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

"Make (your attacker) advance through a wall of bullets. I may get killed with my own gun, but he’s gonna have to beat me to death with it, ‘cause it’s going to be empty." Clint Smith

volunteer paintball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
MCB Baghead
 
philosophia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Second Left on the Right, Maine

Quote:
Originally Posted by volunteer paintball View Post
at least their not .50 cal

the top one looks like a alpha black, the middle looks like a plastic 98 custom and the last one looks like an obvious T-storm (which was stated).
come up with some original ideas ppl
Why? It costs money for people to think.
__________________
Feedback
philosophia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Rec Poster
 
Join Date: May 2011

they look like in order, knockoff alpha black, a 12 year olds attempt at modding a 98 custom, and a waste of money. well all 3 are looking that way. can wait to see these on craigslist for 20 bucks less than they paid for em.
necrothropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
bellicose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregon

Quote:
Originally Posted by necrothropy View Post
can wait to see these on craigslist for 20 bucks less than they paid for em.
With is still more than the $20 bucks it's worth.
bellicose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 05:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Rec Poster
 
Join Date: May 2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by bellicose View Post
With is still more than the $20 bucks it's worth.
agreed, theres people by me trying to sell 98 customs for 150 bucks.
craigslist should come with a actual value guide.
necrothropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Wookie D*ck
 
russc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC

The JT Tactical and Raider are very promising, and I'm glad KEE took JT in that direction. JT has consistently put out some of the worst paintball guns on the market. Using Tippmann/BT internals is a big step forward.

The mask looks like a single Elite lense...that'll fog up right quick, but I guess it's great that they are packaged together.


It's funny how Rich smirks when he says it comes with 50 paintballs!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by agentSmith View Post
oldschool play is about sportsmanship and respect, oldschool gear is available on Ebay.
russc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
I'm Comin' To Getcha!
 
Chaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hudson,MA

Fan of EMR
CCM Fan
Looks like they changed the ER2's pump handle,not necessarily a bad thing either as the original design was kinda small...this one looks much fatter
__________________
PoG Member # 1018
LPPC Member #71

Feedback
Chaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
.
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaos View Post
Looks like they changed the ER2's pump handle,not necessarily a bad thing either as the original design was kinda small...this one looks much fatter
Woah. Didn't notice that.
There are actually two different pump handles pictured in the same video at different times.

The Inflicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 07:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
.
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Well that didn't take long. ANS already has a sale page up for the "Tactical" package:
JT Tactical Ready To Play Paintball Gun Kit
If ANS is correct, $130 is going to be a very attractive price for this thing, considering that the BT Omega costs the same price for just the gun.

Feedneck "block" looks the same as the one on the Raider. Other than that I can't spot any differences between them.
The Inflicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » General » Paintball News

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC