How to Choose a Paintball Gun?

Updated: 10/25/2022
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If you’re the kind of person who enjoys playing a good game of paintball, it is important to pick the right paintball weapon. This is a big step in committing to the sport, so it is vital to make an informed decision.

  1. Figure out how much you want to spend on the weapon while remembering that you probably still need to get other equipment. A standard paintball gun can run between $150 and $800. However, there are some other varieties, such as ones that are semi-automatic and automatic shooters. Since these use more CO2 and more balls, this can affect the price as well.
  2. Get your hands on as many borrowed guns as possible, or rent them. Test them out.
  3. Ask local paintball veterans why they enjoy their gun and what they wish it had.
  4. Pbreview offers numerous reviews on different paintball guns, written by enthusiasts who have owned these guns. Consider asking questions about any specific kind of gun you are interested in on the forums.
  5. Consider if you want a CO2 tank or cartridges. While the tank will last longer, it will require a place to fill it up. On the other hand, while cartridges will run out every 20-30 shots, you can easily stock up on them.
  6. Figure out how big you want your paintball loader to be, as well as what kind it will be. As you may have guessed, the larger loader will hold more balls, but it would naturally be heavier. The actual question you are asking yourself is how many balls you are going to shoot at your opponents. Some people mow down their opponents with a barrage of bullets but some may wish to fire one accurate shot at a time.
  7. Figure out how long you think the barrel should be on your gun. You will get more accuracy with a longer barrel, but it comes with the drawback of being a heavier gun and also being a more awkward gun. On the other hand, accuracy may also come with a rifled barrel, but this can cost more as well.
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