Paintball Guns and Gear
The ammunition you'll need to take your opponents out!
To play paintball, you're going to have to make sure you have all the right gear. There are some things you must have to play paintball, and these are mandatory on all commercial paintball parks. Besides, you'd have to be pretty crazy to want to play paintball without a gun and pellets to protect yourself!
First off, you're going to need a suitable gun (marker) and paint pellets for ammunition. There are quite a few different types of guns and pistols to choose from - including sniper guns. You're also going to have to get yourself a face mask, which is mandatory. It would be in your best interest to invest in some camouflage clothing as well, so you blend in with your surroundings. You can also try to make yourself a better paintball player by getting an advantage with some extra attacker / defender accessories.
In this section, we'll give you tips on buying a suitable gun and let you in on the difference between powering it with carbon dioxide vs. nitrogen. We'll also give you the pros and cons of playing paintball with a pistol as your primary weapon and/or as a sidearm, as well as how to clean and maintain all of your equipment.
You may also be playing a game where you can use weapons - such as paintball grenades and paintball mines. This may require some serious money, but there is good news. You can rent most of the gear you'll need each time you play. Just about every commercial paintball park has a pro shop where you can rent most of the paintball gear you'll need. Plus, it's a good idea to try out various pieces of equipment before buying the first thing you try. If you happen to find a good store, you may be able to find some discount paintball items to save yourself a bit of cash.
Make sure you know how to operate everything you buy or rent. For safety, it's important that protective clothing fits you properly, so that it doesn't hinder your movement. Of course, if you're renting the gear every time you play, this enables you to try out different types of markers and different brands each time out. Once you've found your favorite, you can then go ahead and buy one if you choose.