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Old 01-29-2014, 03:14 PM   #41 (permalink)
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with this and the KEE/Spyder pairing, i have hopes for new life in .50 cal. (dont give my the 'its crap and poison to the sport' shpeel please) as i have had a lot of fun playing up front and light with my FM50 and think it is great for kids and CQB but really wish i had mags for it and the other accessory they said would be coming. Two big companies competing to make it a real option is what .50 cal needs.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:47 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Didn't Tippman purchase Angel a few years ago?
So that would give GI Sportz the intelectual rights to the e-guns, right?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:23 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Didn't Tippman purchase Angel a few years ago?
So that would give GI Sportz the intelectual rights to the e-guns, right?
No they did not, not sure why people still think that.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:38 PM   #44 (permalink)
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No they did not, not sure why people still think that.
Probably because John Rice works there.

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What with them having Rice on staff, a pedigree for innovative design, and Tom Kaye's blessing to use the Automag design, Tippmann simply releasing the M98 over and over again is just lazy on their part. What with their income, pedigree, and resources I swear the reason people are sometimes hard on Tippmann is because we know they can do great things.

I actually think the GI buyout has the potential for some kicks to the posterior and we may see some good things come of it. Only time will tell.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:58 PM   #45 (permalink)
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No they did not, not sure why people still think that.
For me I bore easily, so when news/gossip threads get long I loose interest. I guess I missed that it never happened, just that there was potential for the sale.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:52 PM   #46 (permalink)
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with this and the KEE/Spyder pairing, i have hopes for new life in .50 cal. (dont give my the 'its crap and poison to the sport' shpeel please) as i have had a lot of fun playing up front and light with my FM50 and think it is great for kids and CQB but really wish i had mags for it and the other accessory they said would be coming. Two big companies competing to make it a real option is what .50 cal needs.
It's "SPIEL" - and .50 cal is silly.

Hopefully, this merger will work out quite well. I have always respected Tippmann guns - even in their not-so-great years, they were acceptable, and better than most guns at their price point. Now maybe they can go back to building rugged, reliable guns, and pretty innovative guns (in their weird Tippmann way).

Maybe even bring back the SL-68...

DIDJA HEAR ME? BRING BACK THE SL-68! It was a sweet little pump and I miss mine!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:01 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure they re-released the SL-68 for a couple years...in like 09 or 10 I think?
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But it's gone again... They managed to re-release it when I had one. Then I loaned it to a guy for the weekend and "poof" it was gone.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:46 AM   #49 (permalink)
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But it's gone again... They managed to re-release it when I had one. Then I loaned it to a guy for the weekend and "poof" it was gone.
The SL98 is gone because they have the Cronus, and just wait the summer of 2014 will be the summer of .50 cal again with Tippmann/G.I.
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The SL98 is gone because they have the Cronus, and just wait the summer of 2014 will be the summer of .50 cal again with Tippmann/G.I.
hya-whuuu?
The Cronus is so ugly it almost looks good, but its not much of a pump gun. And .50 is still silly.
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