I've been following the recent attempt by G.I. Milsim to start the next great change in paintball gear with the introduction of .50 caliber paintballs and paintball guns. G.I. Milsim is a joint venture between Richmond Italia (inventor of XBall and former owner of Procaps) and the Gardner brothers (owners of Smart Parts), so they definitely have some clout in the industry. An article at CatShackReports.com reports that the new .50 caliber paintball guns are more accurate and efficient than traditional .68 caliber guns, plus the paint costs less and it hurts less to get hit.
I haven't yet had the opportunity to try out one of these new, smaller guns, but I hope to in the near future. What do you think about this new gun size? Are you willing to purchase new equipment to save money on air and paint in the long run? Do you think .50 caliber will even catch on or will it be a passing fad?
Whether .50 caliber paintballs catch on or not, it will be interesting to see how the industry reacts to such a radical change.