The best of the best paintball manufacturers
Since paintball took off in popularity over the past 20 years, there have been a lot of good manufacturing companies that have joined in the fun. In fact, there are dozens and dozens to choose from all over the world. Some of the best paintball companies and brands are Spyder (Kingman), Smart Parts, Tippmann, Angel (WPD), Dynasty, Dye, Special Ops, and Diablo. These people are experts at making various types of paintball equipment, clothing and accessories.
Most of these companies are based in the United States; however Angel, which is owned by WPD, is based in England. These paintball companies also have offices and dealers located in various parts of the world, and they all have their own websites where you can view their products. Some of them also have online stores where you can buy the gear directly from the company.
Special Ops is a little different than most manufacturers. It's basically a paintball website that sells and educates on everything to do with paintball. This includes an online store that sells many brands of equipment, accessories and apparel. It also has many articles on the game, along with field finders, reviews, paintball game strategies and tactics, and an online forum for readers to express their views. Special Ops also builds custom markers by using the equipment of various other brands.
All of these companies make top quality gear and equipment for paintball games. On the field you'll probably notice a lot of recreational and pro players using guns and other equipment that's made by these brands. The warranties and return policies may vary from company to company, so make sure you know exactly what you're getting before you make that purchase.
To find out who's the best of the best, you're going to have to decide for yourself by trying out various pieces of equipment. It's also a good idea to talk to your friends and paintball stores to get a good idea which equipment to try out. If your local paintball store doesn't carry equipment from these companies it would be surprising, but you can also ask the store to order the articles in for you.