I haven't seen the XVR, so I don't know what it is like inside, but this is different than the Tipx. Much more air passes through the system, and it shoots more consistently when hooked to a remote line. (You can see the consistency in my video at the top of the page).
I have a Tipx, and when you barely pull the trigger it will leak air, the TCR doesn't do this, it just fires, and it has the nicest trigger pull of any Tippmann I have used. (I play semi auto only). Light pull, very responsive. satisfying "bang" when it engages. They cut a ton of material out of the valve, and the shell holds the internals so much better than the Tipx. It is just a REALLY nice platform. I'm very impressed with it! And the fact that guys can switch to hopper on a magfed gun makes it competitive with the Dye Dam, it just has no electronics (which I prefer, as I hate dealing with batteries on guns...).
If I feel crazy I might make a mod for it, so that you can switch between hopper and mag fed faster, by making a mag that slid in to stop the ball from dropping down. and cutting the block to accept either directional feeding. Then you could just have a plug that fits in the top to stop the balls from feeding the wrong way. Pull that out, and bam, hopper fed, Put it back in, and pull out the fake mag, and bam, mag fed... Could totally work!
Yes, and it switches to hopper fed if you don't want to play magfed all the time, pretty much a perfect setup in my opinion.
You can see the nipple for the air tank in front of the stock as I left it hanging down in the sniper pics. It easily pushes up inside that area if you aren't using it. It comes ready to use like that, just put in a 12 gram to seal the system, and hook up your remote line and you are good to go! Mine shot over 300fps out of the box, so you will have to turn it down else you might break a paintball! I hit 330fps before I adjusted it on the 12 gram! Lol!
It is way cooler than I thought it would be, I am shocked they are selling it for only $350... It feels and looks like a $500+ marker! The new air system has so much more power, and you can rapid fire no problem on a remote line!
Here it is in a CQB style, 12 inch lapco bigshot barrel .678 (which does fit on the TCR, but not the TIPX), apex ready, and all the stuff stripped off. I really like how this looks and feels. I'm going to play some like this! Just need to add my ZoomCam to it!
I've got so many A-5 barrels it isn't even funny... So I had to try a bunch of looks for the new TCR.
Check it out!
Sniper setup, with a 16 inch J&J ceramic barrel and a bipod, switched the sights to account for the drop long range shooting has, and it fits 12 fsr into the 12 round tru feed magazines (they hold 13 paintballs).