Have you ever broken paint while firing out of your ZetaMag? It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it? Nobody wants to deal with that – especially if you break paint in your magazine. It’s a terrible time – regardless if the paint in question is high or low quality. When it comes to cleaning your ZetaMag’s magazine, you need to have a game plan. The first place to start? Your kitchen sink.
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.
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.
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.
We have been having some questions lately on how to clean your zetamag without taking it apart (which, we all know can be a pain in the butt). But anyhow, in this YouTube video, Russell from Hustle Paintball demonstrates exactly how to clean your zetamag – the professional way! Actually, it’s extremely simple.
So, you have been out on the field slashing it out on the paintball field and all of a sudden you break some paint in your magfed marker. Yes, this sucks! No matter how the paint breaks, where it breaks or why it breaks, we all can come to the consensus that it just sucks – there’s no other way of putting it!
But exactly how do you clean your zetamag? Well, no other way than at the sink. Simply run some hot water through and over the mag and sit it out to dry. Depending on the temperature that day you may need to allow it dry for up to 20 minutes before use; just make sure it is thoroughly dried before using again.
“BUT! THE METAL PARTS! THEY WILL RUST!” You may be saying, but never fear, the Stark Pursuit ZetaMag will never rust, the parts are made of stainless steel! So with that, you will never have to take apart your zetamag ever again – just consult with your handy-dandy sink.