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Paintball Guns Affect Whether You Win or Lose

paintball markerA paintball gun (also known as paintball marker) is used to mark opposing players with paint. It uses air (carbon dioxide) to force the paintball out of the barrel at the speed of about 300 feet per second. This will cause paintballs to break upon hitting somebody but will only cause mild bruising to a person. This could blind a person, though, thus making it a necessity to wear a face mask or eye protection such as goggles.

There are four types of paintball guns and they are classified according to their firing modes. These are pump action guns, semi-automatic guns, fully automatic guns and ramping-mode guns.

In the early days of paintball, all guns were pump action. Each shot would require the person wanting to shoot to manually pull back the bolt to let a paintball fall in front of it and then manually push forward the bolt to bring the paintball in the position to fire. This was excruciatingly slow when compared to other firing modes used today, but is loved by many people as it teaches the importance of a person’s skill with his gun.

Semi-automatic guns were designed so that when the trigger is pushed down, a shot will be fired and the bolt moves back automatically to load the new paintball in position for the next trigger pull. This allows the player to increase firing frequency and accuracy because he will not have to manually pump the gun.

Fully automatic guns are those that will continue to fire paintballs as long as the trigger is held down. The Tippman SMG was the first to feature a fully-automatic gun.

Ramping-mode guns are guns that can fire up to 15 shots per second. This type of gun prevents abuse from semi-automatic guns or fully-automatic guns that can shoot more and can cause injury to other people.

These types of guns are used in different kinds of situations, usually to prove who the best player in a tournament is. Pump action guns promote using stealth and are desired by experienced players because of the challenge they present. Semi-automatic guns are used by players hoping to improve their shooting accuracy and since they do not have to pump every shot, they are able to concentrate more on their targets. Fully automatic guns are used by infantry and middle men in attacking another team’s base. Ramping-mode guns are for controlled environments where there is a specific rule to prevent injury and other problems.

Paintball Marker Reviews

Best Qualities For A Paintball LeaderIf you want to know more about the different features of paintball markers, their application, specialties, and market price, a very important tool that you can use are the online reviews. Through the paintball marker reviews, you will be able to identify a particular product’s demerits and merits. At present, the paintball markers come in different styles like full auto, semi auto, electronic, stock guns, and pump. If you try to surf the internet, you will discover that among the popular brands are Brass Eagle, Component Concepts Incorporated, Diablo, and AirStar.

Choosing a paintball marker is a bit hard because of the many sophisticated features offered by different brands of markers or guns. At this point, it’ll be a lot easier to choose if you read the various paintball marker reviews online. Through the reviews, you can analyze and evaluate each type of paintball marker. The reviews are relatively short and so you can easily illustrate the marker’s features.

The paintball marker reviews are usually written by manufacturers and the game players. By reading manufacturer reviews, you will get biased opinion of the product because you can’t find the demerits of the marker on the review. The manufacturer only includes the merits of their particular product. If you want to read unbiased paintball marker reviews, it would be best to choose the reviews written by actual players of the game. The information provided by the actual players is more accurate than the manufacturer’s reviews.

How can you tell if a certain paintball marker review is good? A good product review includes info like the manufacturer of the paintball marker, its features, and the various customer opinions.

If you want, you can read several paintball marker reviews, both written by the actual players and the manufacturer of the marker. That way, you will have several references for your comparison. By reading enough product reviews, you will be able to identify the advantages, disadvantages, and market price of the marker. With so many paintball guns or markers to choose from, the task will a lot easier once you read the paintball marker reviews. Most customers and actual players who make wise buying decisions read product reviews before they choose particular brand and model of paintball marker.

Visit the different websites offering product reviews on paintball markers. You can also check out the manufacturer’s websites of the various brands of paintball markers. You will definitely find some useful product reviews there. Join online forums on paintball markers because you can get valuable information there as well.

If actual players are joining the forum, they will be able to give you some info on the paintball markers they have used in the past. Search other sites online and with a bit of diligence in your searches, you can gather several product reviews on the paintball markers. Once you have the reviews, sit down read the reviews one by one. You can jot down some notes if you want so that you can have several pointers in choosing the best paintball marker offered in the market.

This is the best way to end up with a wise buying decision. Educated customers and actual players are able to purchase paintball markers that suit their budget and their playing style. Read reviews now and search for them online. The reviews are your ticket to buying the best paintball marker you can find online.

Paintball Sizes

Paintball Sizes Did you know that paintballs also vary in size? Well, some novice players are not aware of this and so they tend to use any size of paintball on their paintball guns. By doing so, they will reduce the efficiency and accuracy of their gun or marker.

You must ensure that you’re using the right paintball size for the barrel. For example, a .68 caliber should use the appropriate paintball size. Paintballs vary in size and it depends on the brand and some other factors like temperature. Variations in size are slight but still, it could make a big difference. Some paintballs are .689 or .681 or may be in between. The efficiency and accuracy is definitely affected even with slight size differences.

Suppose you used a slightly bigger paintball size for your barrel; in this case, the paintballs might breakeven before you can fire them. Using small sized paintballs can also drop your shot’s accuracy because more air is used to push the paintball. Aside from that, some of the air escapes from the sides of the paintball and so you need to increase the velocity. This means more air to consume.

Make sure that you purchase the right sized paintballs for your barrel. It would be best to get the same brand of paintballs guns and paintballs. If you can’t find the same brand of paintball, you can always test if its fits the barrel perfectly.

When you buy the paintballs, take the barrel with you. Get one paintball and set in on the barrel’s opening. If the ball rolls easily into the barrel, it’s a bit small. The paintball is too big if it can’t fit halfway inside the barrel’s opening. A paintball which sits halfway on the barrel’s opening is the right size. Try to blow it and with a slight blow, the paintball will fly out.

If after some shopping around you can’t find the right sized paintballs for your barrel, there is another option open to you. You will need to purchase barrels with different sizes of bores. Some of these barrels are available in kits which are quite affordable. Shop for the barrels now especially if you have a difficult time in finding the right-sized paintballs for your paintball gun; you can do some online shopping or if you like, you can also shop in your lo cal sports or paintball stores.

You must never overlook the efficiency and accuracy of your shots. The barrel and paintballs should be purchased carefully. Don’t just grab the first paintballs you see. You have to ensure that you get only the right fitting ones or you can always get barrels with different sizes. It’s always handy to have a collection of different types of paintball guns and paintballs but this can be expensive to some individuals.

For those who only have one gun, get the appropriate paintballs so that you can play the games better. It was already explained earlier how the size of the paintball can affect the shot made from the paintball gun.

Next time you shop for paintballs, check the sizes carefully. Extra attention should be given especially if you plan to shop online. You must get all the details of the paintball products so that you can get the right one; store lots of paintballs because you will need them in your games.

Paintball Pistol — Pros and Cons

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A paintball pistol is a smaller version of a paintball gun. It is similar to a real pistol when it is compared to the size of a rifle. A rifle requires two hands to hold and fire, whereas a pistol requires only one. Paintball style pistols suffer from many of the same disadvantages that a real bullet pistol has. Some of these disadvantages include magazine capacity, accuracy, and reloading time.

There is no question that a pistol is much lighter to carry and easier to shoot, whether in paintball or as a real firearm. The price of that lighter weight means that paintball pistols can carry fewer paintballs for ammunition. Much like a real revolver, pistols can carry only a handful of paintballs. In paintball combat or tournament play, you and your pistol may be shooting first, but you’ll also be reloading first.

One of the rules of ballistics in both paintball and firearms is that a longer gun barrel is more accurate. At close range, pistols that shoot paintballs may be just as accurate as a rifle style paintball gun. At longer ranges, however, paintballs fired from a pistol might not find the target as often as a longer paintball gun. A paintball gun with a long barrel allows the paintball to travel in a straight line for a longer period before exiting the gun. Don’t give your team’s paintball sniper a pistol!

Pistols for paintball hold less ammunition, and therefore require more frequent reloading. That time spent reloading is better used to fire paintballs. Regular paintball markers come with large hoppers holding dozens or hundreds of paintballs. Pistols are limited to a handful of paintballs. Given the huge paintball ammunition capacity of the regular paintball gun, the pistol should only be used as a backup weapon.

In paintball, pistols are certainly lighter and faster to draw. However, most paintball guns are constructed of light metals and plastics and weigh very little. The weight advantage of a pistol is negligible.

One place where the pistol excels in paintball is as a backup weapon. When your opponent hears that your paintball rifle’s huge hopper is empty, he may come around the corner for an easy score, only to take your paintball pistol shot right in the chest!