Paintball Gun Reviews

by on April 18, 2012

Best Paintball Guns Under $500

1. Azodin Blitz Paintball Gun

azodin blitz reviewFeatures a versatile ZEN board that allows different firing modes. This is an obvious advantage to almost every intermediate paintball marker.

Users who are looking for a simple, but reliable paintball marker will find their match with the Azodin Blitz. There aren’t that many paintball guns on the market that can offer such an impressive set of features at such a low price.

 

2. Tippmann 98 Custom

The Tippman 98 is very affordable and is perfect for new players who don’t want to spend too much on their first gun. However, prepare to spend a few dollars on upgrades and customization.

The main benefit of the Tippmann 98 Custom is it's incredible durability. Paintball fields use the Tippmann 98 as their rental gun of choice because of the long term life span of this marker.


3. Tippmann A5 Paintball Marker

Unlike many other guns that tend to jam, the Tippman A-5’s cyclone technology ensures that pellets are always in motion once fed into the marker. This greatly enhances the accuracy of the shots you take, as there is always a ball within the chamber.

Overall, even though the A-5 does not come cheap, it is still a solid investment. Its incredibly high firing rate, great customization options and durable build makes it a great choice for any paintball player no matter their skill level.

 

4. Spyder MR1 Paintball Marker

spyder mr1 paintball gun

There are very few downsides to this marker, and it is highly recommended for those who are just starting out and looking for an affordable but reliable gun.

The MR1 requires minimal maintenance both on and off the field. It is very easy to dismantle and clean. It is also very easy to field-strip without the help of any tools allowing you to enjoy the game without interruptions. 

 

5. BT-4 Delta Elite Paintball Gun

The BT-4 Delta Elite is one of the best amongst paintball markers currently available on the market. The prominent components of this gun are its Rip-Clip loader, E-Grip, and the Apex barrel. The Rip-Clip loader is designed to operate in three different speed modes: normal, fast, and fastest.

The combination of the Rip-Click loader and E-Grip gives you the ability to fire shots at a higher rate. This gun is also very easy to clean and maintain. All in all, the BT-4 Delta Elite is definitely a great choice for intermediate and advanced players, or beginners who want to step it up a notch.


6. Dangerous Power G4 Paintball Marker

In addition to the adjustable trigger, the Dangerous G4 paintball marker features an impressive capacity to switch modes. This marker features a fully adjustable switchboard that can be easily programmed. The marker also features a tournament lock that offers great reliability while in the field.

The Dangerous Power G4 is undeniably a smart purchase. Compared to other markers in the same category, this marker offers incredible value for the money. It offers an impressive set of features for its price and will definitely help you gain more dominance and accuracy on the field. 

 

7. Proto Rail 2011 Paintball Gun Review

The Proto Rail comes with an adjustable feed neck that can be clamped at any desired position chosen and color coded O-rings that really facilitate maintenance. It is also equipped with a solenoid that is capable of maintaining a dwell of 40 milliseconds.

Compared to the other paintball guns in the same category such as the Tippmann and the Kingman, the Proto Rail is pretty smooth to operate. It is also lighter and easier to handle when compared to other guns. In addition to that, the Proto Rail has faster cycle speeds that most other markers in its category.

 

8. Tippmann X7 Phenom

This paintball marker offers versatility and flexibility, thanks to its selector that can be switched into three different positions with ease. These include safe mode, mechanical trigger pull and electronic mode.

This marker is recommended for players who are looking for a versatile gun that is fully customizable and offers great performance. The customer service team at Tippmann is excellent and will respond to all the technical difficulties that you may experience with this marker. This gun also comes with a standard 2 year warranty to cover you in case something goes wrong.


9. Azodin Kaos Paintball Marker

The Azodin Kaos is an ideal gun for people who are just getting started with paintball thanks to its easy to use features, simple controls and assembly. The Azodin Kaos Semi-Auto Paintball Marker Gun comes with a great manual that provides clear instructions on how to set it up.

Overall, the Azodin Kaos Semi-Auto Paintball Marker Gun is a great gun to start with. It is easy to handle, very light, and requires minimal setting up. It is also very affordable compared to most mechanical guns on the market. Despite its low price, it provides great value and useful features that will definitely increase your efficiency on the field.

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The fact that nitrogen paintball tanks are cheapest paintball tanks will come as a surprise to almost all paintball players. But it's true. Nitrogen tanks will save you a TON of money over the long term, and this page will tell you why….

ok, so here goes….

There are two types of paintball tanks. The unimpressive, low quality, co2 paintball tank. And then there is the alpha male, paintballers dream, a nitrogen paintball tank. So why would the nitrogen paintball tank be cheaper… I mean, if it is a far better paintball tank, couldn't a paintball store make a lot more money by selling it for more.

Well, yes that's true…. and yes they do!

nitrogen paintball tanks are more expensive in paintball stores than co2 paintball tanks. Seems like a complete contradiction I know. But bear with me….

Nitrogen tanks are cheaper because over the long term, a nitrogen tank will save you a ridiculous amount of money on refilling costs.

So to summarize up to this point. Co2 paintball tanks are the cheapest paintball tank at the store, but you will spend less money overall, if you spend more money to buy a nitrogen tank. Phew! I hope you're still following me…

let's see why this is….

A medium quality co2 tank will cost about 10 bucks. A medium quality nitrogen tank will cost about 80.

So we open the starting gates at a 70 dollar disadvantage. But, here's where nitrogen tanks redeem themselves.

On average, a nitrogen tank will hold 40% more shots than a co2 tank. So in other words, you will spend approximately 40% to fill your paintball gun.

Admitedly, I am being fairly generous to co2 tanks, and in actuality, the price difference can be even more than 40%. The reason for this is because paintball fields have two seperate tanks of paintball air. One is for co2 tanks, while the other is for nitrogen paintball tanks. In many cases, paintball fields charge less to refill from the nitrogen tanks, because the "compressed air" in the nitrogen tank is cheaper to them than the air in the co2 tak.

So on top of the fact that you will have to refill less often with a nitrogen paintball tank, you will also be paying less at many paintball venues.

Let's say that in a paintball season a recreational player with a co2 tank will refill their paintball tank 20 times. If that player had a nitrogen tank, he would only need to refill 16 times. So if a paintball field charges 10 bucks to fill your paintball tank. The player with the nitrogen tank will spend 40 dollars less. So in only two paintball seasons, a nitrogen paintball tank has more than paid for itself.

Again, many players will refill more than 20 times, so I could be a little generous to co2 tanks. The point is, do yourself a favour and buy a nitrogen tank. Not only are they the better tank, they will also save you money in the long run.

Resources

Co2 Paintball Guru, paintball tips and recommendations

The site for paintball newbies, and for those of us who eat, sleep and paintball….The Co2 paintball guru shares his knowledge and recommendations about paintball for all.

Nitrogen Paintball Tanks

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