The US Army Alpha Black Tactical is a pre-upgraded version of the Alpha black that will appeal to the scenario or MilSim player. While it doesn’t offer much in the way of performance upgrades, it is cosmetically and ergonomically superior to its little brother.
- Durable construction
- Very simple and easy to maintain
- Low price
- Included tool kit
- Heavier than most guns
- Somewhat bulky
- Complete disassembly is time consuming
Semi-automatic blowback paintball gun
MilSim design based on the M-16
Comes with an 11″ barrel, barrel shroud and adjustable stock
Will run on CO2 or Compressed Air
Guide Review – US Army Alhpa Black Tactical
Alpha Black Tactical
Internally, the Alpha Black Tactical is the same as the original Alpha Black. Externally, it comes with an M-16 style shroud over the barrel and a 6-point adjustable stock which is perfectly setup for adding an aftermarket sling.
The Alpha Black Tactical is designed to resemble an M-16 with a 45 degree pistol grip, front magazine (which holds a basic tool kit) and a top-mounted carry handle. It has an inline, blowback design which is reminiscent of the Tippmann 98, which seems right since Tippmann designed and builds the Alpha Black. The gun comes with a quick release feed tube to allow for quick cleaning of the chamber and comes with a stock 11″ barrel. The entire gun is very solidly built but is heavier than most other guns.
Performance and Reliability
The Alpha Black Tactical is a very simple gun and internally resembles the proven Tippmann 98 with a very straightforward inline bolt. While this design has a limited rate of fire, it is also very reliable and it will easily fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. The gun has above average accuracy and will fire on either CO2 or compressed air. The gun doesn’t have an anti-chop system but it does an excellent job of not breaking paint in the chamber or the barrel.
While the Alpha Black Tactical doesn’t come with quite as many upgrades as the Tippmann 98 or A-5, it still can be upgraded with certain aftermarket upgrades such as an e-grip, slings, sights and scopes.
Originally posted 2012-03-22 15:56:34.