To refill a paintball tank, you must first go to a paintball field or store with a paintball air compressor. You can't refill them with just any Home Depot compressor, it takes serious pressure to fill these tanks. Find the fill station with the same pressure as your tank (3000, 4500 or 5000 psi) and hook up the fill hose to the fill nipple on the side of the tank while it is attached to your gun. Then press the lever or button in until the gauge on your tank or on the filler is at the correct pressure and release. Then unhook the fill hose.
HPA is a more consistent propellant that is recommended because of the increased accuracy and efficiency it has. It can also be easily refilled on gun and can be measured in PSI. HPA is the better option for performance.
CO2 is a cheaper, Less consistent, higher capacity propellant and is only recommended for people who do not play at a field where there is an air compressor because of the amounts of shots it can hold. CO2 bottles are measured by weight making it very hard to tell how much is left in one.
a compressor capable of pushing over 4,500 psi and an adapter. the adapters aren't that expensive but those compressors arent cheap. The ones you find at lowes and home depot only go up to around 300 fps. you need a Scuba tank compressor. or you could get a scuba tank and an adapter. you can fill your own paintball tank many times and then have a scuba shop fill your large tank for a few dollars. its cheaper that way
There is usually 850 psi in a co2 tank. An HPA tank is a totally different story.
Yes, but certain markers will not work as well with it. It is a lot easier then getting HPA guns to run CO2.
why ask me
A compressed C02 tank or High Pressure Air tank propels the paintball.
Compressed air tanks were around long before paintball.
Yes! The purpose of an Air tank is so that you can refill it. Almost any Paintball Field or store can fill your tank.
if u mean the tank that you put your shoulder against and what powers it. no u can get co2 or compressed air (compressed air is better for your gun)
Yes, most sear tripping (mechanical, tippmann style) paintball guns, however, will run, with some fine right tuning, on either CO2 or compressed air. Most blowbacks (tippmann, spyder, azodin, bt) are "meant" to run on C02 and may run into problems with HPA without some internal adjustment. With very few exceptions (SP1 and SP vibe) spool vavle markers cannot run on CO2, and those that can, need an anti siphon tank so they do not get liquid into their valve. Almost every other gun will run great on HPA.