Tippmann Cronus Paintball Gun

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4.3/5 on January 19, 2017

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62 reviews

A genius paintball gun designed and manufactured by Tippmann, the Cronus is one for those who are looking for something reliable as an entry-level and somewhat seasoned recreational player. Those who often go into competitive matches may not be looking at this particular paintball gun, although we can’t blame them if they do! Features of this awesome gun include the following:

  • Multiple color schemes (camouflage styles)
  • Internal gas line
  • High-impact body that’s composite
  • Rear and front fixed sights
  • More than one picatinny rail

Breakdown of the Features

One of the first features we’ll highlight is one of the last mentioned – the many picatinny rails included in the design. For those who are looking for something on the lower end of the price range that presents quality brackets in their gun, you’ll enjoy knowing that Tippmann has your back. A legendary manufacturer in the world of paintball guns, the technology they’ve incorporated as made them a frontrunner in their respective market. Beyond this, the internal gas line and specifically located sights allow ease of use from the paintballer, providing a seamless operation and a traditional design for their paintball gun. Having an internal gas line allows the traditional design to meet modern power.

For those who don’t care for single shot, you’ll find solace in knowing that this gun is a semi-auto gun. Thanks to the power behind this gun and the high-impact composite body, you can expect your paintballs to travel as far as 30-40 yards. Those who play in somewhat closed quarters will enjoy knowing that their shot will reliably make it to their target – and fast. Having rear and front fixed sights allow you’re a little bit of aim and sight customization for those who are particularly picky about their shot. You won’t have to let a lack of fixed sights deter you away from purchasing this gun.

First Impression of the Tippmann Cronus Tactical Paintball Gun

For those who have played games like Counterstrike, you’ll enjoy the design of this gun, as it resembles a slightly thinner version of the M4A4. If you’re looking to take your virtual shooting skills to the paintball field, you’ll enjoy using this gun. I will say that the color schemes available are good in theory, for hiding of course, but some of us like to be bold in our choices. However, this typically reflects are game and play style. With many features including an internal gas line and a composite body that’s high-impact, you don’t have to worry about an un-seamless operation or a lack of durability. I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the abundance of picatinny rails, as well, as quality with this is harder to find for lower-priced paintball guns.

The Pros of the Tippmann Cronus Tactical Paintball Gun

One of the primary advantages of this product is how far it travels for a lower-end paintball gun. Because of the quality of the body and power behind the shot, you’re able to shoot someone up to 40 yards away without too much of a drop off. Those who don’t play in too much of a closed quarter in a recreational setting will enjoy this aspect. You may also enjoy the fact that this gun uses semi-auto shots, rather than single shots, and you can fire much quicker than those with single shots.

Speaking of the high-impact composite body, it’s worth mentioning that those who are rough on their guns won’t have to worry too much, as the body is durable enough to withstand getting shot from their opponents or becoming dropped during usage. For most at this price point, it’s hard to find a body that’s high-quality as such. If you’re exceptional new to the game, you might not understand the importance of a high-impact body.

The Downsides of the Tippmann Cronus Tactical Paintball Gun

There aren’t too many disadvantages, but through this text, you might have found some specifications that you didn’t care for – more commonly the 30-40-yard maximum range. While you might be able to fandangle this to go a little further if you’re someone who likes to mod guns, generally, this is the maximum it may go. Those who play in extremely wide fields of range may need something that powers a little further. However, the performance of this gun and it’s intended range isn’t affected whatsoever. In fact, it presents an ideal performance for this style of gun at this price point.

One last disadvantage of this product is that it’s not single shot. For those who are extremely specific with the functions of their gun and don’t want to get used to another shooting style, you’ll want to go for something else, although it really doesn’t have any adverse effects on the performance.

What’s in the Box?

In the contents of this shipped package, you’ll find the gun itself. Unfortunately, you’ll need to purchase co2 and the balls. While this is pretty standard with most (if not all) paintball guns, it’s still a slight disadvantage for those who are expecting a little more. Needless to say, it’s not something that’ll stop anyone from purchasing. However, it DOES come with grease for greasing up the threads of the barrel – which is something that many others at this price point don’t come equipped with. It’s a little bonus for the other accessories you have to purchase before using.

The Final Verdict

The disadvantages of this gun aren’t something to deter a buyer from purchasing this gun, including someone like myself. For the price point, the quality of the gun is terrific and you can begin using in a recreational setting rather quickly. You’ll be able to acquire your shots seamlessly while being able to reload in an extremely easy fashion. Those who are looking to enter the world of paintballing or would like something a tad more reliable than their entry-level gun should highly look into the Tippmann Cronus tactical paintball gun. Created by one of the most trusted manufacturer’s in paintballing, you can ensure you’re getting your money’s worth (without actually spending a lot).