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On this page you will find various first and third party components (such as regulators, stocks, HPA systems, etc.) that ATS owners have had good experiences using.  Some of these components can be purchased direct from ATS and others will have to be purchased from other suppliers.  In any case, I will try to provide links to the manufacture's website.

Do you have a component that you would like to be listed here?  Mail me your description or review and send me some pictures by clicking here.  If you are writing a review, make sure that your review says something more than "this component is cool."  A good review will discuss both good and bad points.  Be sure to write the review in the context of being used with an ATS series gun.  Although there is a lot of good equipment out there, this page is only interested in reviewing equipment that can be used with ATS guns.
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Components sold by ATS

Car Stock: This is for any player that wants to complete the true to life look of their ATS gun.  This stock is identical to the car stock used on real M-4s, M-16s, and AR-15s.  It telescopes its length to accommodate any shooting situation.  If you use this stock you must use a remote hose to bring HPA or CO2 to the gun.  The remote hose attaches to the silver quick connect nipple on the stock (visible at the far right and pointing downward in the picture to the right).  This component can also be purchased from FunSupply.
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13ci HPA Bottle: For those of you who don't want to use a remote hose and don't like the look of a large HPA tank attached to your gun, this is a good alternative.  This small tank will allow you to attach your air source directly to the gun without the bulk of larger tanks.  ATS says that 150 shots can be fired before this tank will need to be refilled.
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Tactical Stock: This component is designed to be used with the 13ci bottle shown above.  When added to the 13ci bottle (pictured to the right), the tactical stock does two things.  First, it completes the look of the gun.  The 13ci tank no longer looks like a round cylinder, it looks like a stock.  Second, it provides the shooter with a stock to assist in using their gun.
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Bottom Line Adapter: This component moves the bottle attachment location from the back of the gun to the bottom of the handle.  This is the setup that I run on my AT-85.  I use a 68/45 HPA bottle that is much larger than the 13ci bottle shown above.  The bottom line allows me to attach the tank directly to the gun without obstructing my view when aiming.  If I attached a large bottle directly to the back of the gun I can not get my head close enough to the gun (while wearing paintball goggles) to use the sites of the gun.  By moving the attachment point of the bottle to the bottom of the grip, I am able to aim my gun (while wearing paintball goggles) without any trouble.  The bottom line can be setup for right or left hand use.
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Unisizer: All ATS guns come with a set of barrel sizers.  The point of these sizers is to ensure a perfect match between paint size and the bore of the barrel.  They function the same way as many of the barrel systems on the market (like Smart Parts' Freak System, and ACI's PHAT system).  Pretty cool that ATS had this innovative idea years before anyone else!  The unisizer eliminates the need to change barrel sizers.  The unisizer automatically adjusts to the size of the ball and ensures a perfect fit ever time.  This component is a must have for all ATS gun owners.
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Bi-Pod: The bi-pod will not attach to the AT-10 and the AT-85 (standard or tactical).  This all metal component is identical to a bi-pod that would be found on a real firearm.  The legs snap down and up automatically with very little effort, and the legs are spring loaded to telescope in length at the touch of a button.  The bi-pod also has a handy loop for attaching a sling to your gun.
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Tactical Carry Handle: To use this component a gun must first be outfitted with the flat top rail shown below.  This is the exact same removable handle found on real firearms.  It provides a great way to carry your gun, raises the sites for easier aiming while wearing a paintball mask (see bottom line for discussion on this), and adds to the look of any ATS gun.  This component comes standard on all ATS guns except the AT-85 and the AT-10.
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Flat Top Rail: This component is required for anyone planning on using the tactical carry handle.  It comes standard on all ATS guns except the AT-85 and the AT-10.  It can be added to either of these guns buy gluing it in place.  ATS uses Thread Lock Instant Adhesive #410 to glue the flat top rail to all production guns at the factory.  Once the flat top rail is glued in place the rear site found on the AT-85 and the AT-10 will no longer fit on the gun.
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Red Dot (Scope) Mount: If you use a tactical carry handle and want to attach a scope, you will need this component.  This is the same component that is found on real firearms.
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Sniper Grip: This grip adds to the real life appearance of any one who wants their ATS gun to look like a sniper a rifle.  Adding this grip to your gun is not a permanent change, but while it is attached to your gun you will not be able to attach a bottom line.
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Components sold by Other Companies

Remote Hose (by ACI): A coil remote hose allows a CO2 or HPA tank to be worn on the body instead of attaching it directly to the gun.  While a remote hose makes the gun much lighter by moving the large tank off the gun and onto the body, some users don't like being tethered to their gun.  The remote hose can also snag on bushes and trees during play.  A remote hose can be purchased in two basic styles.  The coil style shown here, and the steel braided style that is simply a length of steel braided hose with the proper fittings.  When buying a remote line, be sure that the remote has a slide check.  the slide check will allow the hose to be removed from the gun without having to remove the pressure from the hose.  Also, if you are not using a stock that has the proper fittings (like the Car Stock), you will need to by an ASA adapter (pictured to the right).  This plug like device will screw into the ASA on the gun and allow you to attach a remote line.

The remote pictured to the right is made by ACI.  I own this remote hose and have never had a problem with it.  The slide check has never leaked and neither have any of the fittings.  The remote line car stock combo is a look that is hard to beat.  Other than the occasional snag on a bush I like playing paintball with a remote line.  Although it can get annoying to relax between games when you are tethered to your gun.

WARNING: Be sure that you drop the magazine every time you gas up your gun.  If you are suing a remote with a slide check this can be several times a day.  In fact, it is every time you connect the hose.  For some reason this is easily forgotten when using a remote.

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68/45 Bulldog II (by ACI): ACI sells a whole line of quality HPA tanks that are in my opinion the best quality for the price.  These new Bulldog II tanks have regulators that are entirely serviceable and rebuildable by the user.  In addition, many of these tanks have a five year certification as opposed to the standard three year certification.  That means that you can use this tank for two years longer than most HPA tanks before having to send it in for hydro testing.

I own this tank and use it regularly on my AT-85.  This tank has adequate flow to sustain continuous fully automatic fire.  One of the burst disk did blow on me after only two days of play, but ACI sent me a new one free of charge.  I would recommend this tank to anyone.  they can usually be found for about $190.  While this tank is a little more expensive than your bargain tanks, keep in mind that you will be able to use it two years longer than many cheaper tanks.