Picking the Best Paintball Gun for Recreational or Tournament Paintball
Before you pick a paintball gun, it's helpful to know where Paintball Guns came from.
The first paintball gun was invented by Charles Nelson of the Nelson Paint Company in the 1960's. Paintball markers were originally created to perform two functions. First they were used for marking trees by loggers so crews could come in and easily identify which trees should be cut down. Soon after ranchers discovered the paintball marker as a convenient way to mark their cattle.
The team sport of playing paintball can be attributed to Bob Gurnsey. After discovering these hi powered paintball markers in a magazine, he decided there had to be more uses for these powerful markers. He wrote the first rules for a paintball game in June of 1981 and invited 9 friends to come over to the first playing field of paintball in New Hampshire.
Enough of this history lesson, there are different types and styles of paintball guns. There are also different games that you can play with a paintball marker. If you want to pick the very best paintball gun for yourself, you first need to determine what type of paintball game you want to play. The main types of games are recreational paintball games and tournament paintball games.
Recreational paintball is generally played with a group of friends that just want to have a day of fun. Your team size can be anywhere from 2 players to 4,000 players. This game play has it's own set of rules and include games like hang the flag, king of the hill, elimination, fox and hound and capture the flag. These paintball games can take place in your woods or in any open space that has plenty of hiding spots. Recreational paintball players have one priority, have as much fun as possible while limiting the amount of welts they might receive by their opposing friends.
Tournament paintball is a very structured and organized game that consists of 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, 5 vs 5 or even 10 vs 10 paintball players. Most tournament paintball players spend countless weekends honing their paintball skills.
They train like a traditional athlete on a traditional sports team. However, the skills they fine tune include things like getting their paintball gun up off the break so they have a chance of eliminating the opponent by laying down a powerful string of paintballs that can't be avoided. Paintball teams work on snap shooting drills which help perfect their accuracy of hitting a small target that is clearly trying to stay alive. Tournament paintball players have one priority, do everything in their power to eliminate the other teams players so their team wins!
If you decide you really just want to have fun, recreational paintball is for you. If you are a competitive person at heart, I suspect you will get hooked on playing paintball and will quickly get into tournament paintball. It is so important to decide what type of paintball you want to pursue so you buy the perfect paintball gun.
Trademygun has been in the sport of paintball since 2005. We have helped tens of thousands of players decide which gun they should buy. We also figured out that players like to shoot different guns on a regular basis, so we created our company with a Niche focus of allowing players to trade in their old paintball gun for a new paintball gun. Trademygun also created the only paintball gun trade in calculator, a sort of Kelly Blue Book for Paintball Markers, available for free on our website. The Paintball gun calculator tells you how much your marker is worth so you can make better decisions.
The recreational paintball player may choose a more tactical style semi-automatic mechanical paintball gun like the Planet Eclipse Emek 100 paintball gun, or if you want an electronic marker a great choice is the Dye CZR Paintball gun.
The tournament paintball player will likely choose a electronic paintball marker like the Dye M3+ paintball gun , the Planet Eclipse Gtek 170R paintball marker or for the very best pick we offer the Planet Eclipse CS3 Geo Paintball Gun. There are dozens of quality mechanical and electronic markers that can be found by following the below links.
We encourage you to call us at 260-357-1560 and let one of our experienced staff members help you pick the very best paintball gun for your preferred style of game play.
Trademygun is excited to offer paintball players a single website that has pictures of most paintball guns made since approximately 2006. In addition to showing you a picture of each paintball marker, we'll be including major upgrades for models that changed over the years. People always ask, what is different about the newest planet eclispe geo, finally you will have that information here at Trademygun. Keep checking back as this will be a main depository of paintball gun data.
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