Player's View: Tippmann has been setting the standard for entry level paintball guns since the beginning of time. The Tippmann 98 Platinum has to be their flagship gun as it can be seen in just about every store and paintball field in the world. This paintball gun is the field owner's rental paintball gun of choice, as it is one of the easiest guns on the market to maintain and fix if anything does go wrong. The Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum can hold up to a beating. These guns are meant to withstand any condition - rain, sleet or snow. The Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum also has a great feel in your grip with the front handle setup away from the hosing. If you want a paintball gun that can stand up to any condition, takes minimal maintenance, and still shoots like a mid level gun, then the 98 Custom Platinum is the way to go. If you're entering the paintball world for the first time and want a gun in the entry level price range that's going to perform at par or better, than this gun's for you.
Tippmannâ€™s new 98 Custom Platinum Series is now easier to upgrade, modify and maintain.
New Features Include:
Split Receiver Design, which provides easier access to internal components for simplified installation of grip upgrades and modifications
Secure Front Sight Spring and Trigger Pins, which makes the marker easier to service and reassemble
Easy-to-Remove Power Tube Design with self-sealing/locking gas line secures the valve in place and eliminates two bolts from previous design making maintaining the marker quicker and easier
Full Depth Pockets for ASA, which eliminates the need to loosen the ASA bolts when disassembling the marker
New Barrel Porting and a Matte Finish, which improves marker air efficiency and reduces reflective glare
Picatinny Rails, which makes adding a carry handle, scopes and other accessories a snap
Redesigned, Vertical Front Grip, which offers improved stability and added texture for a more secure feel
Redesigned Sling Mount End Cap, which allows players to easily attach a variety of different sling styles
There is also a new Quick Thread Barrel, which attaches as easily as any other barrel to save players significant time and effort. The new Platinum Series maintains the core features of the original 98 Custom including, ACT (Anti Chop Technology), all aluminum die cast receiver and quick-release feeder elbow. Itâ€™s fully compatible for CO2, compressed air, or nitrogen.