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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.

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How Close Are Realistic Paintball Guns to the Real Thing? http://www.co2paintballguru.com/how-close-are-realistic-paintball-guns-to-the-real-thing.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/how-close-are-realistic-paintball-guns-to-the-real-thing.html#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:58:24 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=642
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Most paintball guns look super LAME! (I am going to offend a whole lot of paintball players in this post…. ) And the only exception are realistic paintball guns that are manufactured by Real Action Paintball.

Standard paintball markers just look flat out ridiculous. It's hard to even compare them to anything because they stand out by themselves. They're like a hybrid between a shotgun and a pistol. Maybe something an alien would use, but certainly not a gun that any self respecting gentleman would carry.

And I mean that with as much kindness as I'm willing to dish out…. Is it a toy? is it some kind of pipe?

Join In On The New Revolution!

You'll feel like you're part of the military with these guns. They really do look exactly like the real thing, except that they fire paint.

How much more epic will a paintball match be with military style paintball guns?

I don't know how anyone could take the 'angel' or 'Dye' paintball guns seriously. I know that this would be seen as blasphemy to most paintball regulars. But seriously!

Not only do these realistic paintball guns look super cool, they perform as well as any paintball gun that falls within their price range. For 400 dollars, you can buy a RAP4 paintball gun. A RAP4 marker has been critically received as by far the best 'value' paintball gun on the market. It has more velocity and accuracy than most paintball guns that cost 2-3X as much.

AK47 Comparison

Can You Notice Any Difference?

The AK47 comparison shows an ak47 paintball gun…. and the real deal. An army ak47 firearm.

As you can see, there is very little difference between the two. The only significant difference is that you can safely play around with the paintball version :)

Army paintball markers can add some spice to your friendly paintball matches. 

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How to Impress a Paintball Sponsor http://www.co2paintballguru.com/how-to-impress-a-paintball-sponsor.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/how-to-impress-a-paintball-sponsor.html#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:55:01 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=638
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A paintball sponsor wants to make the best investment possible for their paintball company. And you want them to invest in you. 

So in order to make that happen, you have to convince them that you are worth investing in… and for that, you'll need to impress them. 

Reason For Paintball Sponsorships

- Does the brand make the player?

Of course not. Any good paintball player knows that there is very little difference between any of the good quality paintball gear. A good player can win with 'Dye' or 'Angel' or 'Tippmann.' It's the player that determines success, not the brand.

Without a doubt, the quality of your paintball gear is important. A one thousand dollar paintball gun will easily trump a cheap paintball gun from Walmart. But, most paintball guns that are similar in price, will function about the same.

If you purchase a 1000 dollar Tippmann gun, it will be about as good as a one thousand dollar Angel paintball gun. At that price, the main factor will be playing ability.

But still, many people are tricked into buying a particular 'brand.' Which is a good thing for players that want to earn a paintball sponsor. Because if people weren't influenced by these cheap advertising techniques, there would be no money for paintball sponsorships in the first place.

How To Impress A Paintball Sponsor

1- You need to be seen

You need to convince a paintball sponsor that you are dedicated to the sport of paintball. A paintball company will be incredibly more willing to invest in you, if they believe that you will be frequently seen on the paintball fields. If you have obligations that conflict with paintball, you may not be seen enough for their liking.

2- You Need to be good

Who would want to sign a bad paintball player. A paintball company wants their paintball products to be known as efficient, and used by a good paintball player. Paintball sponsorships are all about advertising. 

A paintball company wants their sponsored players to attract 'positive' attention. They're hoping that spectators (potential consumers) will notice their sponsored players, and consequently notice the 'brand' of paintball merchandise that 'good' players use.

3- You Need to be heard

You should be socially connected to the paintball community. A paintball company would much rather sign a player who will interact with potential customers. The likelihood of getting sales for your sponsor, are increased dramatically if you are able to build relationships with customers. Otherwise, it is considerably hard to attract enough attention to you and your 'brand of choice.'

And sponsors know this….

So….. be seen, good and heard. If you do all three of these things, then there's no reason why a paintball company wouldn't want to invest in you. If it's good business for them, you'll be signed. And if you're seen on the paintball fields, good at paintball, and are willing to socialize with your paintball buds, then you impress a paintball sponsor.

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The Radness of a Paintball Bazooka http://www.co2paintballguru.com/the-radness-of-a-paintball-bazooka.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/the-radness-of-a-paintball-bazooka.html#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:52:11 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=635
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Yes, there is such a thing as a paintball bazooka (AKA paintball grenade launcher), and I am their biggest fan. Paintball bazookas are a great way to spice up your paintball game. And they can be pretty deadly on the paintball fields. Plus….. we should not discount the cool factor of these guns. They look ridiculously badass, and your friends will beg for a piece of their action.

 
Let's go through the benefits of a paintball bazooka, and see what these guns can do for you.
 
Paintball Bazookas Are Relatively Inexpensive

I say "relatively" because they are not cheap. A paintball bazooka costs around 400 dollars, which compared to a high end paintball gun, is an absolute steal. A decent paintball gun with all the bells and whistles costs around a grand. You could get two and a half paintball bazookas for that price. Or you could purchase a 600 dollar paintball gun AND a paintball grenade launcher.
 
Paintball Bazookas Are Beasts!
 
For 400 dollars… you get a lot of gun… Paintball grenade launchers are gigantic! And quite simply make all surrounding players gaze in admiration. Finally, some has done it.
 
A Paintball Bazooka Adds Realism
 
Now you can play paintball games that involve paintball grenade launchers. Which opens up a whole slew of possible war scenarios. A paintball bazooka will give you and your friends a sense of realism. Yes, these guns are model replicas of real life guns. Classical paintball rifles originally tried to do the same thing, but had little success. I guess the giant paintball hopper protruding from a paintball rifle gives it away….. most paintball guns won't fool anybody, but paintball bazookas look like the real deal.
 
Unlimited Ammunition Possibilities
 
Don't let the title of paintball bazookas fool you, you can put more than paintballs in these guns. The most common alternative is airsoft bb's, and in fact, many people prefer airsoft ammunition. The main reason being that airsoft ammunition is cheaper than paintballs. Paintball Bazookas allow you to Get creative though. You don't have to spend anything if you use various objects lying around the house. Just be carefull that you are not using any objects that could injure someone. Be safe, but feel free to experiment. A paintball bazooka can be loading with anything that will fit into its gigantic barrel.
 
Paintball Bazookas Are Devastating!
 
Good luck to all you unfortunate bazooka victims out there. Paintball grenade launchers hit multiple targets at once. Your ammunition (whatever that may be) will fire in all sorts of unpredictable angles. An opposing player will have no chance. Where can you hide, if every bit of area is being doused with paintballs? Fire one of these in the direction of the other team, and you've not only hit your main target…. you've hit a few of his buddies as well!
 
Conclusion
 
A paintball bazooka is not all that expensive, and overall, will be a really cool investmet. Not only do paintball bazookas look badass, they are also rather usefull on the paintball fields.
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Are Nitrogen Paintball Tanks Cheaper than Co2 Paintball Tanks? http://www.co2paintballguru.com/are-nitrogen-paintball-tanks-cheaper-than-co2-paintball-tanks.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/are-nitrogen-paintball-tanks-cheaper-than-co2-paintball-tanks.html#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:11:41 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=630
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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.

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Which Type of Paintball Tank Do You Prefer?

  • 77% Nitrogen
     

  • 23% Co2
     

47 people have voted in this poll.

 

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Airsoft vs Paintball – It’s like comparing Xbox to Ps3 http://www.co2paintballguru.com/airsoft-vs-paintball-its-like-comparing-xbox-to-ps3.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/airsoft-vs-paintball-its-like-comparing-xbox-to-ps3.html#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:09:35 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=628
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is Airsoft vs Paintball…..Modern Warfare vs Halo?

Let's see what each of these sports have to offer… And why it is essentially modern warfare vs halo!

Many people say that these two sports are virtually the same. Well give me a break. Would you say that playing laser tag, or with nerf guns is the same as these sports? Of course you wouldn't! They are similar in the fact that all of these games are shooters, so sure they are not apples and oranges, but they do have pretty distinct differences. 

If you take a look at the pictures on this page, you can see pretty significant differences in terms of equipment.

Airsoft provides a sense of realism… A person who does not know better might assume that the airsoft player on the bottom picture is a US soldier. And that is a fairly common mistake. In fact, airsoft equipment is used in military training exercises.

Paintball provides a fantasy world shooter… Some may think this is lame, but take a look at how successful and fun Halo is for the xbox. Well maybe not Halo 3, but the first two were pretty cool. Paintball's position is that shooters do not have to immatate real life. And for many parents, this position is relieving, and less negatively influential on their children.

And parents, it is true….

Airsoft players want to pretend they are in the real world, shooting real guns.

paintball players want to escape the real world for a few hours, and role play an abstract fantasy 

Airsoft scenarios vs paintball scenarios….

Airsoft scenarios 

are almost always military simulations. And I'm not just talking about the military here. I mean that recreational airsoft players choose to play military simulation. If the budget, and the players are availlable, airsoft will often recreat the old glory days, with a famous war. Basically, airsoft is as real as possible in every respect. Including the events availlable to the public.

Paintball scenarios

are way more fantasy based. Games such as capture the flag, and tree fort defending are common. For example, capture the flag involves finding and retrieving a plastic flag for your team, and then returning to your home base. Yeah…. paintball is not about realism in any way shape or form.

Even elimination matches, such as a simple shoot the enemy game is more fantasy like. Because for paintball elimination matches very often include respawning. Which means that when you are hit, you are allowed to return to the game after entering a respawning area. Respawing is a clear break from reality, and shows the abstract nature of the game of paintball.

PS. recently US. Legislation has forced airsoft manufacturers to include an orange coloured cap on the tip of all airsoft guns. The reasoning is simple, airsoft guns have been mistaken for real guns way too many times. The government wants to make sure that people don't use the realism of airsoft guns for ill means. But to be honest, these orange tips only cover a small portion of the gun, and while they help, many people will simply either remove them, or paint them black. 

Which sport is more fun?

ummm….. paintball! airsoft ammunition does not even leave any evidence on an opponent. The game of airsoft is entirely based around an honour system. Players are supposed to tell you when they have been hit. But we all know that some will tell, and other will not. So in other words, the player with integrity will lose, the player without any morals will win.

Airsoft is quite simply bad for society. People pretend that they are shooting other people for real. And learn that cheating is the best way to success. 

Paintball on the other hand, is great for all participants. Nobody considers paintball reality. The way paintball is designed contradicts such an approach. And far as cheating goes, even if you wanted to you could not. Paint leaves a mark. And what's so awesome about paintball paint is that it is biodegradable, and wash off. It will not leave any permanent traces on your clothing. Or any permanent damage to the environment. Airsoft, not so much…. the pellets are a lot harder on the earth, and they do not leave any noticable mark.

Which extreme sport is KING?

All hail paintball! It was invented only a few decades ago, but already, the masses have officially discovered its awesomeness. You can find a paintball field in almost any major city, and even many smaller cities. Airsoft is hard to find, and for good reason. The people do not like airsoft, but everybody loves paintball.

Airsoft Vs Paintball

Which sport is better?

  • 67% Airsoft
     

  • 33% Paintball
     

334 people have voted in this poll.

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GeneralHowitzer 2 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Just voted and find your article very interesting. My student loves air soft though and this sports seems to be exciting but I guess I would love to try the paintball hehehe… Great Job Man…

Derek1 2 years ago

I am going to have to agree that paintball is better…..as of now. As awesome as airsoft is, it does have some major setbacks, the primary one being the lack of playing fields. Since there is no paint, it is difficult for a referee to determine if you have been hit. While airsoft does have a lot of potential, it needs some redefining if it is ever to really compete with paintball.

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paintball guru 2 years ago

I will also agree that airsoft has a lot of potential. Thanks a lot for commenting :)

 

Googleplex511 2 years ago

I have done paintball… and it was allot of fun! But I prefer the cool guns and differant game types of Airsoft- and I can do it anytime… with my freinds in the local woods- for paintball I have to pay allot of money… and do it with people I have never met…. AIRSOFT IS THE KING!

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paintball guru 2 years ago

I will give you that Airsoft is cheaper… but I don't understand why you can only play airsoft in the woods.

I play paintball with my friends all the time. I either invite them to play at the paintball fields, or out in the bush near my house.

And as for the cool guns… yes, airsoft guns are usually more realistic, but there are realistic paintball guns. I even have a hub on hubpages about more realistic paintball guns, and how they look more rad. Check it out!

That being said, most airsoft guns look considerably cooler than paintball guns.

Thanks for commenting googleplex. Have fun with airsoft! Both sports are a lot of fun!

 

Dontfret 2 years ago

I'm sorry but the way you described paintball is… just… no where near correct "paintball players want to escape the real world for a few hours, and role play an abstract fantasy "

Now all though i do agree with the first part… in no way are paintballers role players. There playing paintball to play paintball not imitate war. I guess the woodsball players maybe. but Xball is the way to go in my opinion

 

spokengro 2 years ago

ive plaid both but i simply like the fact that airsoft is cheaper, realistic and many more game types but i dont mind that there is a honour system all i do is upgrade my gun till itll make some one hurt soo much that they will want to get out of the game before they are shot again! but also i know a place where they run paintball & airsoft soo im fine with playing fields but i pefer playing out in the bush!

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paintball guru 2 years ago

@ Donfret – that's what I meant. People play paintball to play paintball. paintball players usually do not try and simulate a real life situation. What I meant by "role play an abstract fantasy" is that paintball itself is an abstract and creative sport… and players like it for that. To be honest, I should have left out the word 'roleplay,' because you are right, paintball players are not roleplaying, they are playing paintball.

@ Spokengro, I agree with you that airsoft is cheaper and more realistic. I like both games as well :)

However, I am not a fan of the pain in airsoft. To each his own. But I consider less pain an advantage. Which is one of the main reasons I choose to play paintball.

Which just proves that pain is a subjective factor, because some people prefer airsoft because it is more painful. While others (myself included) prefer paintball because it is less painful.

As for where to play, the bush is where it's at!

topher2 2 years ago

Sorry man I've really got to disagree with you on which one is better. I personally love airsoft the honor system works, by the way. Just dont get a bunch of liars that you dont want to hangout with.Btw, I've got solutions to two of your problems with airsoft. Firstly they make bio-degradable bbs, and if you cant work with the honor system they make paint bbs, over all great article, and just cause I prefer airsoft doesn't mean I have anything against paintball

 

blahblahblah 2 years ago

lol but airsoft has nearly twice as many votes :P

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paintball guru 2 years ago

but there are nearly ten times as many paintball players…. :)

For some reason, airsoft has a strong following on the net, but if you go to the venues, you'll see firsthand how much more popular paintball is!

 

js 24 months ago

i love airsoft yet i respect paintball and would love to paintball, the closest im ever gonna get to paintballing is a stupid thing me and 3 of my friends are planning. We are gonna challenge my cousin and his 3 friends to an airsoft vs paintball WAR…Were gonna play two games, one were if you get hit your eliminated and the second the only way to be eliminated is to tap out(which may be extreme but dont worry neither paintball or airsoft guns kill people)so though its crazy and a little scary, me and my friends plan to do the unthinkable…..charge… Anyways i enjoyed reading this and im glad you didnt exactly say airsoft sucks, personally i do airsoft to have fun and since people say paintball is fun i could just have easily chose paintball over airsoft when i got my first airsoft gun

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paintball guru 24 months ago

yeah, airsoft is definitely a wicked sport as well. Sounds like a very interesting match that you guys are going to set up. It seems like the airsofters may have an advantage in the mercy game. Airsoft bb's tend to hurt a little more than paintballs. But sounds very intense. I would love to hear who wins the match. My money, would admittedly go to team airsoft.

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Ms._Info 23 months ago from New JerseyLevel 3 Commenter

I am one of those people who thought that airsoft and paintball were pretty much the same. thanks for setting me straight. They both sound like fun though!

 

kon 23 months ago

Paintball is really fun. I do like that it hurts more, so there is more incentive not to run around like a fool. I do have to say that airsoft is king. Its a bit more cleaner, you dont have to worry about all the paint and dirt sticking to said paint. The fun part of airsoft is the guns, you get a full metal replica of pretty much any rifle out there. Halo is fun too.

 

Grenade airsoft 18 months ago

interesting point of view. I'd rather like airsoft vs paintball, maybe it's a bit more tiring than paintball. Or I guess I don't like paint, I see too much of it every day at work ^^

 

rawr 16 months ago

Soooo…Howza weather for you guys?

 

The Airsoft Guru 7 months ago

I would agree that paintball is a bigger sport… in North America. But in Europe and Asia airsoft is much bigger and way more popular. I've read through a number of your articles and found that while much of what you said is very true it's only so in the United States & Canada.

I have been watching many videos from across the globe, and the most common videos are airsoft. There's more companies for airsoft than paintball, larger profit margins and the game itself is more rigorously regulated than even the strictest fields in paintball. The Japanese, for example, have made airsoft into something that paintball could only dream of becoming. The umpires in airsoft are seasoned veterans, they can make quick calls when needed and there is never usually any protest from players. While you think cheating may run rampant in airsoft, it doesn't. The honour system may sound like a bad idea, if you were a thirteen year old, perhaps. The truth is that most players enjoy conceding defeat and do so gladly, it shows respect for your opponent and if you are caught cheating you can receive a penalty which could cost your team the game.

Airsoft is not just milsim scenarios, capture the flag is one of the most popular games in Asian airsoft. My favourite example is a team of airsoft players, numbering well over 5,000, recreated their very own version of the famous video game, "STALKER", based in Ukraine. Google it!

And yes, airsoft guns do look very much like the real deal… but I counter that point with this: what gun owner is stupid enough to walk outside his house toting his weapon? The same can be said with airsoft, if you have your airsoft marker properly stored in a case and if ever are asked by a police officer what you are carrying, you use common sense and tell the truth. It's just being smart about it, you would never wave a real handgun around in public so why do the same with an airsoft marker? Orange caps are not mandatory UNLESS you are stupid enough to walk around in public with your weapon not properly stored. Even if they were mandatory, what's stopping you from spray painting it? Now, if you are a parent, you can by a Beginning Model airsoft gun, which is clear and has a orange cap, then there are Professional Models, which do not have orange caps and the only transparent part on the frame is the receiver.

I play paintball, have been for sometime now but I'm going to be switching to airsoft soon. It's far more accurate (both in style and performance), cheaper (the markers are cheaper, the rounds are cheaper and you can use electric powered markers which shoot up to 450 FPS and are accurate to 300+ Ft.). You can get 5,000 rounds for $15 CDN, and any airsoft field will allow you to bring your rounds onto their field for a small charge.

The worst thing about paintball: the fields prices. Wasaga Beach Paintball Adventure, the biggest field in Canada, costs $10 to bring your own gun onto the field (what?!) and for 2000 rounds it costs $120! They won't even let you bring your own paint onto the field, they won't let you use 11mm paint rounds (I made the mistake of buying a Kingman Chaser now I can't even use it) and every paintball players hates the mess of paint on their clothes. It's a pain in the ass to clean up and there's no point buying camouflage if it's going to be covered in ridiculous coloured paint.

I'm open for further discussion on the matter, but in my humble opinion airsoft takes the cake.

 

anthony 7 months ago

in so cal there is hollywood sport sc village and SC viper which is an airsoft only park only in the woods? do more reserch

 

Leonardo Liao 7 months ago

I played both games before, but i chose to stick with airsoft because it is much more exerting in terms of physical and body workout…not to mention the gears are awesome.

As for only playing out in the woods, i must disagree…cos there are plenty of indoor fields all over the world (in countries that doesn't ban airsoft as illegal). They convert rooftops, parking structures, warehouse space, even inside malls sometimes.

Both games are fun, but Airsoft is the BOMB!!!

 

Miss J. 6 months ago

Hi there. I stumbled across this article with the expectation of an unbias look at Paintball VS Airsoft based on the title. I was extremely intrigued with your analogy of Halo vs MW and I found the first half of the article somewhat pleasing (and somewhat incorrect).

However, I was thoroughly disappointed towards the latter half of the article when your paintball preference was POORLY written (And with extreme distaste towards airsoft.) If that were the case from the beginning, then I would suggest swapping the title so the audience is aware of what the article is TRULY about. "Airsoft is quite simply bad for society." Really now? So our military and law enforcement should rely on Paintball hmmm?

My frustration ceases to falter on this article. Oh and by the way, Airsoft is KING! Duh.

 

Vijay 6 months ago

Am I the only one that finds the poll ironic? Majority of people voted for Airsoft, even though you article was COMPLETELY biased against airsoft. Hmmm… I think that shows how epic airsoft is.

 

Louis 5 months ago

Great and fair article… this is probably the fairest vid

 

 

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airsoft king 5 weeks ago

This article is a tad biased against airsoft. I came here to see if I can find any information on a good airsoft sniper rifle. However, let me just break the ice: There are such things as Biodegradable Pellets. Amazon it! Also, Airsoft is a lot cheaper than paintball, and usually a lot more realistic, for that matter. Also range, accuracy are all factors in the sport. For one I haven't started playing yet, but all my friends choose airsoft, so the obvious conclusion is…Airsoft is Boss.

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Paintball Minigun or Paintball Grenade Launcher? http://www.co2paintballguru.com/paintball-minigun-or-paintball-grenade-launcher.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/paintball-minigun-or-paintball-grenade-launcher.html#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:02:45 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=626
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Paintball Minigun or Paintball Grenade Launcher

Investing in a paintball minigun or a paintball grenade launcher are two great ways to spice up your bushball experience. Is there anything more badass than firing a whole wad of paintballs at your friends with one of these bad boys?

Both of these big paintball guns can cost you a pretty penny. And most of us don't want to dish out a pile of cash for both a paintball bazooka and a paintball minigun…. So, which is more badass, the gruesome gatling gun or the big bad bazooka???

Gruesome Gatling Gun

The paintball gatling gun is a great option. It has a much faster firing rate than the paintball grenade launcher, and also fires at a much higher velocity. Some would say that it fires paintballs at an unsafe speed. If you check out one of these in a youtube video, you'll be able to see firsthand how intimidating a paintball minigun can be.

They can fire well over 400 fps, and that is quite simply too fast to ensure paintball safety. But, you're the one holding the thing, so at least you're not in danger.

Big Bad Bazooka

A paintball bazooka has a very slow firing rate, but that is only because it fires a boatload of ammunition in each and every shot. You can load up a paintball grenade launcher with over a 1000 paintballs for a single shot. So technically speaking, paintball bazookas fire more paintballs per second than any paintball gun on the planet.

With one of these big paintball guns, you want to make every shot count. Because if you miss, you are left high and dry until you are able to reload your big paintball barrel. That being said, each paintball grenade launcher blast can fire such a large radius that it will be verry hard for you to miss.

It's even quite possible to hit multiple opponents at once.

Which Is More Devastating?

The paintball minigun is more effective on the paintball fields. The increased fire rate, and the ability to constantly apply pressure on your paintball opponents wins out.

Paintball grenade launchers are cool, don't get my wrong. But there is too much pressure to make your one shot count. If you miss your opponent, you are left completely vulnerable. And that is just to much of a price to pay.

But, the one thing paintball bazookas have over the paintball gatling guns, is that they are not nearly as expensive. You can pick up a bazooka for around 400 dollars. Paintball miniguns are not even available at retail paintball stores. So, you'd have to make one yourself. And not only will you have to build one, the parts to build it will cost you more than a grenade launcher.

Is it worth it to build your very own gatling gun. Well, I don't think I've seen a more intimidating big paintball gun ever!! But it will cost you a lot of time and money….

The choice is up to you…..

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Paintball Injuries Can Be Serious – Just Look at My Friend’s Eye! http://www.co2paintballguru.com/paintball-injuries-can-be-serious-just-look-at-my-friends-eye.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/paintball-injuries-can-be-serious-just-look-at-my-friends-eye.html#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:55:06 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=622
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Paintball Injuries Can Hospitalize!

I don't want to scare anybody away from one of the most glorious games ever created….. but it is important to consider paintball inuries. Sure, most paintball advocates will tell you that paintball does not cause paintball injuries.

And the truth is, they are not far off!

The co2 paintball guru's website provides statistics of reported paintball injuries per particpating player. This study surveyed the sporting authorities for paintball, as well as some of the more common sports. The evidence shows that paintball does not have that many injuries. Which will come as a surprise to a lot of people…. Heck, it surprised me!

But that does not mean that paintball is not a dangerous sport. Sure, paintball accidents won't happen that often, but many paintball related injuries cause permanent damage. They can be avoided with simple safety precautions. Unfortunately, some players feel as though these are not cool. I'm not too sure why….

The most neglected piece of safety equipment is a paintball mask. A lot of paintball players consider these ugly… but why. They look rather badass to me! Seriously?!!! I mean, paintball masks are not really that different from masks displayed in many cool video games. Let's think Halo for a second….. You'd be hard pressed to find a paintball player that would bash equipment used in this alien adventure. Yet many paintball players will squable about a paintball mask's design.

Paintball masks are cool! And even if they weren't….. they are ridiculously important for your paintball safety. In fact, paintball manufacturers are obligated to include a safety warning on many paintball items, that discusses the importance of eye protection. This is because eye related paintball injuries often cause permanent damage.

If you've ever suffered an eye injury before, you will know how irritating human perception can be with only a single eye. You will constantly stumble around, and will be unable to adequately perform many activities…… INCLUDING PAINTBALL!!!

Take another look at my friend above. He hates paintball masks, and frequently plays bushball without one. I don't entirely blame him because his mask fogs up more than a car filled with panting dogs. That being said, the easy solution is to purchase a proper mask!

My bro and his eye patch.

So you guys can probably guess what happened to my bro. He took off his mask to defog his vision, and whack! Paintball right to the face. Not the way you want a paintball injury to happen.

Well, this was some what of a paintball experience, many of the guys thought it was funny, and of course, it is hard not to laugh. Fortunately, I was able to contain my laughter…. for my bro's sake. We certainly laugh about it now at least :)

Kind of one of those moments you have to be there for. He let out a girlish scream, and fell down like a ton of bricks. I know, I know….. paintball injuries are nothing to laugh at. Although his feminine scream was rather emasculating.

My friend did not even have it that bad, the paintball did not make contact with his eye. Instead, a paintball landed beside his eye.

He needs an eye patch because some paint splattered in his eye. Yes, that's right. He received a paintball eye injury, and he didn't even get hit in the eye. Can you imagine what a direct hit to your cornia would do? Frankenstein here, wasn't able to see for a good three weeks. And on top of that, he wasn't gauranteed that this eye damage was only temporary.

Apparently, the paint in a paintball can create a chemical reaction in your eye.

Luckily, my bud is all better now, and believe me, as soon as he wanted to play paintball again, the first thing he did was buy a new paintball mask. Avoid having a paintball injury before realizing the importance of being properly protected. And really, eye protection is the only absolute nessesity. Some players use vests as well. But every other piece of paintball protection is optional.

However, paintball masks are mandatory for our paintball safety. And really…. do any of us want to turn out like the sorry looking fellow above?

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Best Paintball Handguns http://www.co2paintballguru.com/best-paintball-handguns.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/best-paintball-handguns.html#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:51:59 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=620
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Why Paintball Players Need Them!

There are many paintball handguns on the market today, but most of them are not even worth your time. 

Trying to play paintball with a bad paintball pistol just might be one of the worst paintball experiences you'll ever have. So if you can, make sure you get the right one.

Paintball handguns can be a MAJOR boost on the paintball fields, but they are a go 'big' or go home type of product. A good one can save you in moments of desperation, but a bad one will leave you fed to the wolves.

Now that I've found a 'good' paintball pistol, I could not even imagine playing without one. I would feel a lot less safe, that is for sure!

Any experienced paintball player knows that you run out of ammo often in this sport. And it is a lot faster to turn to a paintball pistol than it is to try and reload your main hopper.

And what's more, most opponents don't expect paintball handguns. So if an opponent hears you run out of ammo, you have a perfect opportunity to fire a paintball at them unexpectedly.

 

T68 Gen3 Pistol

 

Best Paintball Pistols

Your in luck… the best paintball pistol is not the most expensive one. Not by a long shot!

A good paintball pistol usually costs about 300 dollars, but the two best ones are cheaper than that.

The T68 Gen3 and the Firebird are the two finest handgun creations thus far. The Firebird currently costs around 280 dollars, but the T68 Gen3 only costs 125 dollars.

I have purchased both of these guns, and while I knew that the Firebird was of exceptional quality, I was also very pleased with the T68. After all, it is only a fraction of the price the other pistols. 

And yet, I did not notice any significant drop in efficiency. In fact, I almost felt like this gun out performed all others in its class. Which is rare for a gun at this price range.

Other paintball handguns that I've purchased for around 100 bucks have all broken down. I had two cheap handguns that were faulty from the get go! I of course, got my money back with warranties. But I've learned that I'll never buy another cheap paintball gun, unless it is the T68 Gen3.

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Paintball For Beginners – What do I Need? How Should I Play? http://www.co2paintballguru.com/paintball-for-beginners-what-do-i-need-how-should-i-play.html http://www.co2paintballguru.com/paintball-for-beginners-what-do-i-need-how-should-i-play.html#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:48:35 +0000 admin http://www.co2paintballguru.com/?p=618
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It's hard to find paintball content on the internet that has a "paintball for beginners" type of feel to it. Paintball players usually have pride; they certainly don't want to admit that they struggled through the paintball basics. Well you are in luck, because "paintball for beginners" information is exactly what I want to cover today. After all, I don't have all that much pride, and I definitely don't mind filling you in on the most common mistakes paintball players make.

So let's take a look at the biggies; the two most common paintball beginner topics.

Paintball For Beginners

 

The Two Paintball For Beginner Biggies

What should be my first paintball gun?

Hmmmm…… Well, a lot of paintball beginners certainly make the mistake of overpaying for their first paintball gun. Paintball gun costs vary a lot! A low end paintball gun will be in the 80-120 dollar range. A decent gun will be in the 120-250 range. A really good gun is around 400-600 dollars. And finally, a suped up paintin' machine will cost you around a grand. Well, for paintball beginners a grand is way too much. Feel free to spend that if you want, but it takes a skilled player to be able to maximize the benefit of a top tier paintball gun. The main advancement for expensive paintball guns is an increased fire rate. A top notch gun will fire a ridiculous amount of balls per second (BPS). But, inexperienced paintball players will not know what to do with all the paintballs they'll fire out. Plus, aside from the high cost of the purchasing a top tier gun, supplying these bad boys with paintballs will cost you an arm and a leg.

A paintball for beginners player should buy in the lower range to start with. Contrary to what many inexperienced paintballers believe, a cheap paintball gun will have as good a velocity as an expensive one. So there will be no advantage there. You will get owned by people with better paintball guns, it's true. But, the lower end guns will be great for learning on. And because the only drastic difference of diiferent quality paintball guns is the amount of BPS, upgrading to a new paintball gun won't be a cumbersome process.

And upgrade you should. You should treat yourself to a new paintball gun every other season. That way, your playing level evolves with the quality of your paintball gun. This gradual process of upgrading both your skill level and paintball gun will garner the best results for your paintball gun. It is really the only viable method paintball for beginners should follow.

Paintball for beginners financial factors

You may be wondering whether this method will be more expensive, because won't buying a new gun every second season cost you a mint. Well, actually no, this method will save you a TON of money for several reasons.

Starting with an inexpensive paintball gun, will reduce the amount of paintballs you'll use. Perhaps not by choice, as you simply are unable to shoot very many BPS. With the extreme being that some paintball guns only allow for a 1-2 BPS.

But this is simply the evolution of the paintball player. Not many of us can afford to pay for all the paintballs that a good gun will expell. Especially if you belong to the paintball for beginners group. So what usually happens is a paintball player will use a lower tier gun until they are skilled enough to be sponsored by a popular paintball brand. Which enables this up and coming player to have a high BPS paintball gun because sponsors cover paintball costs for you! In other words, paintballs will cost you a fortune unless you have someone else buying them for you. And the best way to make this happen is to become good first, then let a sponsor foot the bill.


What should my paintball for beginners strategy be? Should I hide in the bushes and snipe from the side? Or should I charge the competition and prey on the weak?

Most paintball for beginner players feel like they have to adopt an extreme playing personality. And usually, a beginning player will either choose to be a low key, stealthy hunter or a high energy, run and gunner. Well the truth is, your paintball strategy should adjust to the paintball game that you're playing. And if you're just starting your paintball journey, then you really won't know how to adapt to certain games. The best thing a paintball for beginners player can do is experiment with multiple styles for each and every game. Every paintball player is different, and has a different style that works for them.

The paintball style that is best for you may not be what you think. Make sure that you force yourself out of your comfort zone, because that is truly the best way to improve your paintball game.

Most professional paintball players adopt a hybrid style that uses both sniping and charging. So get used to both, and learn when to alternate between the two. If you watch a professional paintball match, admire how quickly these players pull off a paintball charge, or how the choose to position themselves for long distance shooting. Paintball is a game that emphasizes strategy first and foremost. And it's hard to be strategic if you only have one paintball style.

I am not suggesting that your first time on the paintball fields you should continuously alternate both extremes as much as possible. It is a gradual process for paintball for beginners. But you should be gradually learning several different ways to play. That way, when a paintball match calls for a certain type of action, you will know exactly what to do.
 

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