Stark Pursuit: ZetaMag Developments

We recently caught up with Stark Pursuit to see what they are working on in the mag fed paintball world. These guys are serious about mag fed play. For them, it isn’t just about milsim. It’s also about the form factor that mag fed delivers. Small, light, unobtrusive—there is a slimming sleekness to markers that utalize paintball magazines and the 20 round ZetaMag. Tactically, magazine-based paintball is an entire new world that offers a variety of exciting tactical considerations and equipment options. We learned some exciting things about upcoming Stark Pursuit releases and ZetaMag projects that are in development. Check out our video interview with Ian from Stark Pursuit:

If you don’t know about the ZetaMag, you should. It’s a versatile twin-channel, 20 round capacity, reversible magazine originally designed for use with the Tippmann TPX/TiPX pistol. Operation and reloading is slick—it’s a neat idea—you reload from the same magazine by releasing it and flipping it over in the marker. Both sides of the mag hold paint. The ZetaMag is truly one of the most innovative products in magazine fed paintball. They essentially took a standard Tippmann magazine, improved weather and dust sealing, the feed channels and doubled capacity while only adding 4-inches of length.

Crowdfunded Release?

Stark has been working hard to develop and release a ZetaMag compatible with the Tiberius T8.1—Tippmann’s direct competitor in the paintball pistol market. They’ve already developed an aftermarket grip for the T8.1 that accepts ZetaMags. The grip includes an ambidextrous safety switch and release points as well as removable back grips. The idea is to create a grip that uses the ZetaMag but also provides the ultimate in fit and customization.  If you aren’t into pistol play, the same grip works with the Tiberius T9.1.

Currently, the development phase of the T8.1 aftermarket grip is complete. Stark Pursuit doesn’t have the resources to tool and produce the product yet. Be on the lookout for a crowdfunding campaign to get the grip off the ground. Stark indicated that they might rely on potential customers to get the new grip into the production phase. We’re excited to see if this product takes off.

Additional Releases

Here’s something we didn’t realize. The Tippmann 98 mag fed adapter that is about to come out? It turns out that Stark Pursuit was vital to the development process. Stark began the design in 2011-2012 and brought it to Tippmann for production. It’s the perfect idea for one of the most popular paintball guns ever produced.

They are also working on a mag well for the Milsig M17. We got to see the “experimental” version along with a clear ZetaMag that currently isn’t in production. If you want to see the clear ZetaMag, Stark is open to suggestions—contact them and let them know you are interested.

Stark Pursuit also showed us the “Menace Adapter”—a ZetaMag attachment for the CCI Phantom. The adapter removes the hopper system and allows for a magazine attachment in the rear of the marker. The whole system makes the CCI Phantom’s form factor tighter. It just looks cool!

Another product that should be out soon is a magazine well for the Empire Trracer. A ZetaMag full of 20 first strike rounds will be the perfect complement to the legendary Trracer.

Be on the lookout for other releases from Stark Pursuit. We were excited to see them and encouraged by the level of communication, teamwork, and rapport they obviously have with developing products with larger companies like Tippmann.

How To Disassemble, Clean and Reassemble your Tippmann TPX/TiPX Magazine

The owner of Lapco Paintball told us that if we wanted to REALLY help people out, we should show them how to take apart and properly put back together their Tippmann TPX/TiPX Magazines. So we did just that! Ethan from HustlePaintball.com walks you through the pretty challenging process that requires some delicate fingers and patience – but once you watch this video, the mag will be a cinch!

Check out the Tippmann TPX Pistol!

The Tippmann TPX Pistol boasts an innovative, compact design, specially engineered to be lightweight, easy to maintain, customizable, and best of all, dependable. The pistol now includes two of the Tru-Feed Straight Stack magazines. The new Tru-Feed Magazine uses a straight feed, low tension spring system that allows the player to use a wider variety of paint and is less affected by hot or humid conditions. The staggered 8-ball magazine will continue to be available as an accessory for those players who place importance on the additional capacity.

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Features:

  • Metal Trigger Punctures C02 On First Pull
  • 2 Self-Locking 7-Ball Tru-Feed Magazine Clips
  • Quick Release Magazine Feed System
  • Under Barrel 12 Gram C02 Air System
  • Easy To Load 1/4 Turn C02 Cap
  • External Velocity Adjuster
  • Internal Regulator
  • Ability to Add Remote Line
  • Ergonomically Designed Grip
  • Covered Ammo Windows
  • Removable Barrel with X7 Threads
  • Maintenance Kit is Included
  • Deluxe Carrying Case is Included

And here is the Tippmann TPX Magazine:

Now that you’ve got (or are getting) your TPX Pistol, you’re going to love it so much that Tippmann TPX Magazineyou’ll need some extra magazines. Why play with a full size, heavy paintball gun when you can be the solo assassin?

The Tippmann TPX 7-ball capacity self locking magazine features a quick release system and is easy to carry, load and use. This pack includes 2 lightweight magazines so you can reload on the spot.