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Paintballs fire at hundreds of feet per second and have the potential to seriously injure players, but paintball can be both fun and safe if a few simple rules are followed.
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Barrel Socks and Barrel Plugs
Proper paintball safety requires players to use a barrel plug or barrel sock whenever masks are off. It's not that hard - when the game is over, everyone needs to simply put on their barrel protection before masks are removed.

What to Look for in a Mask
Your most important piece of safety equipment is your mask. Find out what you need to pay attention to when you choose yours.

Basic Safety Rules
Basic rules to keep paintball fun and safe.

How to Treat a Sprain
Sprains are the most common semi-serious injury in paintball. Learn what you need to do in case of this injury.

Is Paintball Dangerous
As long as you wear a mask, paintball is not a dangerous sport.

Is it Illegal to Shoot Cars with Paintball Guns?
Paintball is designed for an intended audience - cars generally aren't part of it.

Paintball Injuries
The thought of projectiles whizzing past at 200 miles per hour makes many people nervous about playing paintball. Once you look at the numbers, though, it turns out that it's pretty safe to play.

Is it Illegal to Shoot Paintballs from Cars?
It's not uncommon to hear stories of people driving around and shooting paintballs out of their car. It's definitely not safe, but is it illegal?

Paintball Criminals
Paintball is a sport full of great people that you'll want to spend your time with. Unfortunately, there are a few people that give the sport a bad name.

Paintball and Drinking Alcohol: They Never Go Together
Don't drink alcohol and play paintball. It's never a good idea.

Has anyone been killed playing paintball?
Paintball is a very safe sport, but accidents could happen.

Can Paintball Guns Shoot Marbles?
A common rumor is that paintball guns can shoot marbles. Find out if it is true.

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