If you like the Tippmann Valor FX mask that we reviewed in the previous post, then you’re going to love the Tippmann Gryphon FX as well. This marker comes hydro-dipped in the same carbon fiber and skull design that you can find on the Valor FX, but I have to admit the Gryphon FX pulls it off way better.
So who should buy the Tippmann Gryphon FX? Well, anyone who’s looking for an affordable marker in the hundred dollar price range and doesn’t want to end up getting a piece of junk should probably consider buying the Tippmann Gryphon FX. Any other marker in a similar price range is usually subpar in performance and should be avoided (in my personal opinion).
Built to Last
The best thing about Tippmann markers is that they’re highly durable and built to last. This is thanks to their proven all metal in-line bolt system and tough composite body that comes with the Gryphon.
Tippmann also made a few improvements over their original Gryphon marker that not only make it look better, but also gives you a slight boost in performance. And to keep things nice and simple the Gryphon even comes with an internal gas line so there is one less part for you to worry about.
Great for Both Hyperball and Woodsball
Unlike other Tippmann markers, the Gryphon has a center feed design that makes it great to use for both hyperball and woodsball. While the Gryphon may not have the speed like electronic markers do, at least you never have to worry about running out of batteries while playing on the field. The 10 inch barrel and blade trigger also give the mark an extremely nice feel that is hard to describe. Trust me, once you use the Tippmann Gryphon you’ll never want to go back to using any other marker meant for beginners.
Sorry to make this review short, but the Tippmann Gryphon is just a very simple marker without too much going on. It still comes with the normal blowback design like many of their other markers do, but it also has a body shape that is different than their other markers. Other than that though it’s just an extremely lightweight paintball gun that was designed to fulfill the needs of most beginner players.
It’s cheap, reliable and best of all highly affordable. Plus, when you compare the Tippmann Gryphon to other markers in the hundred dollar price range you know right away that you’re getting a good deal. If you ever have a problem with using your marker you will also be glad to know that virtually anyone at your local field will be able to help you out. This is simply because almost everyone starts off using a Tippmann when they first start playing paintball. In my opinion, there just isn’t a better brand you can buy.