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New Titanium Barrel Hits the Market
July 15, 2002

Titanium Paintball, a division of Q&L Engineering, today announces the launch of its revolutionary barrel system named the Longbow™. The Longbow is a two-piece barrel with a titanium control bore and an aluminum front end. The inside of the barrel has a patent pending finish called Hardbore™ which is smoother and harder than any finish available today.  Michael Quinn, vice president and co-owner explains, “Hard Bore Finishing™, a patent pending technology developed by Q&L, enables the Longbow™ to outperform other barrels in every major metric. The Hardbore finishing technique leaves the bore up to 6 times smoother and 30% harder than micro honing. A smoother finish allows more consistent velocity, better accuracy, better air efficiency and best of all, the barrel will shoot clean significantly faster than barrels with conventional honed bores. The finish will never flake, chip, or wear off and it resists the fine scratches that accumulate over time and rob a barrel of performance.”  The Longbow™ has an interchangeable control bore and tip, allowing users to switch bore sizes and lengths to suit the paint and play conditions. Four different bore sizes are planned as well as a variety of tip lengths and styles. The aluminum tips come in a variety of colors as well as “raw” for customers wanting to do custom anodizing. Manufacture’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for a complete barrel is $139.  For more information on the Longbow barrel or Titanium Paintball go to or e-mail

Q&L Engineering is owned and operated by business partners Michael Quinn and Sam Lotfy. The firm specializes in designing pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as custom engineering solutions for client companies. Q&L’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Northern New Jersey, includes the technologically advanced seven-axis CNC machining system. Michael Quinn is an engineer with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has been a paintball enthusiast for 10 years, participating in many tournaments and events over the years, and has been building custom paintball markers since 1996. Sam Lotfy is a Class A machinist as well as a mechanical engineer. He has been designing and machining one-of-a-kind paintball markers since1993, including a portable six-barrel Gatling gun. The Q&L name and logo, as well as Titanium Paintball and Hard Bore Finishing, are registered trademarks of Q&L Engineering, Inc. 

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