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Paintball guns use tanks filled with compressed air to create pressure, cycling a paintball into the barrel and building pressure behind it. With each pull of the trigger, the pressure releases to propel the ball through the barrel, then quickly pull another in from the loader to repeat the process.
Around 1960, the first paintball gun was invented for forestry workers to use in making up trees on hard-to-reach terrain that needed to be cut down. Farmers used paintball guns to mark their livestock. This first paintball gun was a Nelspot 007 designed by Charles Nelson of the Nelson Paint Company.
Automatic paintball guns do not require the player to press the trigger continuously to release paintball rounds. Players can hold down the trigger to release continuous rounds. These types of guns are perfect for players looking to increase their rate of fire in the field and take part in tournaments.
CO2 and compressed air (HPA) are high-pressure gases that are required to power paintball guns. When CO2 is stored in a CO2 bottle, it is in liquid form. Letting only a little CO2 out of the bottle at a time allows for just gas to come out. This gas is what`s used to fire the paintball marker or paintball gun.
You may find it hard to believe, but there`s no actual paint inside a paintball. The “paint”, that you`re seeing upon impact is a mix of polyethylene glycol (PEG), other non-toxic material, water-soluble substances, and dye.
Paintball markers themselves are usually okay if they get a little wet, but you`ll want to dry them off after they get wet so that they don`t rust. Electronic paintball markers do not like water at all and their circuitry could be damaged by water.
Co2 was used for the first paintball markers thus setting the standard for various years on what source to use. When carbon dioxide changes into gas from its liquid state it expands which creates pressure, this pressure is used to fire the paintball via the barrel.
There`s no denying those paintballs can sting, and may even leave a bruise if they hit any exposed skin, but in reality, you`re no more likely to pick up an injury paintballing as you are playing football, rugby or any other sport that can result in scrapes and bruises.
The First Game Of Paintball

There`s little doubt the first paintball shot at a person probably occurred between loggers or cowboys, but the first official game of paintball took place on June 7th, 1981 in a wooded area of New Hampshire. Bob Gurnsey wrote the rules of the game.

Paintball guns shoot in Feet Per Second (FPS) and it is how we measure velocity. Safe velocity is between 220 and 280 FPS. Paintball goggles are rated to withstand 300FPS and paintballs themselves are made to shoot optimally between the same ranges.
The muzzle velocity of paintball markers is approximately 90 m/s (300 ft/s); most paintball fields restrict speed to 280–300 ft/s, and small indoor fields may further restrict it down to 250 ft/s.
In paintball participants try to hit each other with paintballs launched from a special paintball marker/gun. While airsoft is cheaper and provides a more realistic warfare experience, paintball is more popular, more organized and has larger events.
` – paintballs are water-soluble, non-toxic and will wash out of your clothing on a normal wash cycle. Paint on your hair or skin will also wash out easily in a shower, and the paint is hypoallergenic, so there should be no adverse reactions from taking a hit, other than a mark if you get one directly on your skin.
Paintballs are made from oil-based paint, which breaks up easily when in contact with hydrogen peroxide. Dab a cloth or a few cotton balls in the peroxide and rub over the paintball stain until all the paint has been removed. Rinse again with the garden hose to remove any excess paint or peroxide residue.
This is a common myth, however Paintballs do not freeze in the winter. We buy special formulated paint that will hold up to colder environments. It will be fragile enough to break on contact, but strong enough to survive being shot out of your paintball marker. Paintballs will not stain your winter gear.
Oil Frequently But Not Excessively

Before gameplay, make sure to oil the front and rear bolt O-ring. Use oil specifically made for paintball guns only, because other types can damage the O-rings. Remember that less is more when it comes to oil.

Paintball is a competitive team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules called paintballs that break upon impact.
The number of players needed for paintball can vary depending on the game format and the size of the playing field. However, in general, most games require a minimum of two players, one on each team, to be able to play.
Depending on the specifications of your paintball gun, you should get an average of 1056 shots for every KG of CO2 you have.
Most people state that paintball doesn`t hurt too much; it usually feels like a firm flick. But this will depend on how fast the ball is going, the distance it travels and where on the body it hits you. Paintball injuries won`t be too extensive, but you should expect a few minor bruises and bumps after paintballing.
Paintballing is a great activity to get the blood pumping and is suitable for ages 8+, as well as being the perfect place for birthday parties or weekend outings.
Your children will only play with those within the same age bracket. Junior paintball is for 12-16 year olds and is a party package. Here they will be provided with all standard issue equipment such as a mask, Tippmann gun and overalls, body armour and gloves are an upgrade on this package.
Some girls prefer to play paintball with other girls the first few times to get the hang of things. This is totally fine.
Can a 13-year-old play paintball? Yes. Anyone can play paintball!

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Do I have to take the gun apart to get the battery in the gun???
and also before i was done with the gun my brother put the paintballs in the hopper but for some reason they were falling out of the barrel. Did I do something wrong???
ANSWER : No, you didn’t do anything wrong… Paintballs come in a variety of sizes. That difference is very hard to see with the naked eye, but your barrel knows what fits and what doesn’t. Players have a choice in barrels and ID-internal dimensions, so the balls are various sizes as well. You will have to sample a few brands and see what works best for you.Good luck!

Play hard, play safe, play with honor!

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My gun just beeps when i pull the trigger even when hooked up to hpa.battery is new.last time i used the gun just before it messed up i had it hooked to o2 and it would fire then beep ,i have a anti syphon tube installed to. the air shot out the asa instead of the reg when i took off the tank.usually gun holds air with tank off then you shoot it to get rid of stored air,this time it shot out the asa????
ANSWER : You have probably messed up your solenoid, did you fire the marker straight up with the o2? I would make sure that all of the board settings are back to factory default especially the dwell and reattempt with compressed air. If the marker is still not firing get your hands on a new solenoid for it.

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Paintballs will fall out of the barrel of my tippmann 98 custom, randomly when the gun is not being fired. I am not sure how to fix this, or if it can be fixed. Mechanically the gun fires and aims great. This is the only problem i have encountered. Pleast help.
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I bought a new mossberg 590 a1 shot gun a month ago, I love the gun but its having a couple of problems, the first problem is that when shooting every once in a while i get sprayed in the face with exuast from shooting through the safety very scary! any ideas whats causing this? how to fix it? second is that some times the fireing pin sticks and the gun will not discharge a round? the third problem is that i have had feeding issues with gun where it will not realice a gound from the tube, ive taken a tip of a knife to the stuck round in the tube and it prys out with little effort, these problems dont happen every time i go shooting, just every once in a while, but they a happening more and more, im conserned cause the gun is brand new, and i wanna be safe while shooting, can you guys help me? any ideas/solutions? please help!!!!!!!
ANSWER : Personally, with that many problems, I’d call Mossberg and get a return authorization. None of these things should be happening, especially with a new gun.

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My electronic paintball gun works, but the gun won’t shoot. i think the co2 doesn’t feed well because it doesn’t make a loud sound when i shoot. and i have a co2 meter that shows that the tank is full. what is the problem and how do i fix it?
ANSWER : I have a spyder vs1 the lights come on but it wont shoot i pull the trigger but nothing happens at all

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I attempted to put a car stock on my Tippmann 98 custom and took apart the gun but the stock didnt fit, now when i put it back together and shot it with my tank connected the gun wont stay cocked and little CO2 is coming out with each shot the sound is very low as opposed to my other Tipmann 98 custom where its loud and stays cocked. What do i do?
ANSWER : Check the O rings on the big metal striker, make sure that you have the spring on the back (where the stock would have went) in the right hole on the back plate. Make sure that your velocity is set to a reasonable level.

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