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Archive for December, 2009

Things I Wish I’d Known Then – Part 4

Posted by Eric on 28.12.09

Time to Light It Up

Yes, finally I’m talking paintball guns.  If you’re considering a gun, you ought to be fairly committed to the sport.  That’s not to say you want to play at competitive levels, but paying a couple hundred bucks is a significant investment.  If your local field charges $20 for rental gear, you won’t recoup the cost of getting your own gun until you play 10 to 15 times, or possibly more.  You have a long list to choose from and each will have things you like and things you won’t.  There’s a lot to cover so stay with me here.  I’ll start with you ought to know while you’re trying out paintball guns. Read the rest of this entry »


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Things I Wish I’d Known Then – Part 3

Posted by Eric on 17.12.09

Time to Get a Hopper

Nope, sorry, we’re still not to the point of talking paintball guns just yet.  You’ve got a good mask and your own gas source, but now you need to think about getting yourself a hopper.  While your HPA or CO2 tank powers the gun itself, a good hopper is essential to feed your ammo reliably.  After all, what’s the point of shooting blanks at people?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Things I Wish I’d Known Then – Part 2

Posted by Eric on 04.12.09

Time to Think About Gas

Continued on from Part 1.  You’ve now got your most important piece of safety equipment, your mask.  Now you need to think about some more hardware.  Many people might think of getting a gun, or marker, first.  While you can go that way, I’d suggest some other gear first.  You need a good gas source to power your gun and some gas tanks aren’t compatible with some guns.   So let’s cover this first, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »

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