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Updated Articles and Resources

By Ada Lio

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Before You Buy a Paintball Gun Created: Thursday, May 24, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    You've played paintball a few times with borrowed or rented equipment, and you've decided it's time to buy your first gun (marker). Now, though, you must decide which one to get. Before you start searching, ask yourself some basic questions which will direct your decision.
  • Things Not To Do in Paintball Created: Friday, October 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    The competitive sport of paintball has countless facets that you can work on to improve, there are somethings you can simply avoid doing to become a better paintball player.
  • Tippmann Gryphon Review Created: Friday, November 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    The Tippmann Gryphon is an entry-level paintball gun designed for the beginner player. It is a decent gun for the price and should definitely be considered for any new player.
  • How to Move Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    Whether it's woodsball or speedball, the key to victory in almost any paintball situation is to out maneuver your opponent. The best equipment in the world won't win you a game if you're out played with better timed movement and superior strategies.
  • How To Play Paintball (Basic Rules) Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    The key to a fun game of paintball is to have everyone on the same page. It only takes a few minutes, but quickly going through the rules each time will help maximize your paintball experience.
  • Caliber of Paintballs Created: Sunday, January 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Paintballs come in a variety of sizes, though one size is most common.
  • What's the Difference Between a Paintball Gun and Marker? Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Learn the difference between a paintball gun and a paintball marker. The difference is
  • Do Paintballs Biodegrade? Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Paintballs are completely biodegradable and will wash away from most surfaces with water or will vanish after a rainstorm. Paintballs are gelatin capsules filled with an oil or polyethylene glycol...
  • Does Paintball Stain Clothes? Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Paintballs generally will not stain clothing or fabrics but certain brands of paintballs will leave marks on specific light-colored fabrics.
  • Who Invented Paintball? Created: Saturday, October 02, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Learn a little bit about the history of paintball.
  • How Many Miles Per Hour (MPH) Does a Paintball Gun Shoot? Created: Monday, February 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    How many miles per hour does a paintball shoot?A paintball gun that shoots a standard velocity will shoot about 200 miles per hour (mph). A paintball going 300 feet per second (fps) is moving at 20...
  • Do Paintballs Go Bad? Created: Friday, August 20, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Paintballs don't usually have an expiration date, but they can definitely go bad with time.
  • How to Store Paintballs Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    To maximize the life of your paintballs they must be stored properly.
  • Spyder Victor II Created: Sunday, November 11, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    The Spyder Victor II is a basic, beginner paintball gun and is very similar to the Spyder Victor but comes with a couple of up grades over the basic model. It's a solid beginner gun with lots of c...
  • US Army Alpha Black Tactical Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    The US Army Alpha Black Tactical is a pre-upgraded version of the Alpha black that will appeal to the scenario or MilSim player. While it doesn't offer much in the way of performance upgrades, it ...
  • Pump Paintball Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Pump paintball started the sport, but many players have never experienced it. There's a reason why many players still love competing with a pump.
  • How to Keep Your Mask From Fogging Created: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Three ways to keep your mask from fogging.
  • Barrel Basics Created: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    A brief description and important information about paintball barrels.
  • Smart Parts Ion Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    The Smart Parts Ion is a low-cost electropneumatic paintball gun designed for the player who wants a tournament-level paintball gun at a basement price. While you won't mistake it for a top of the...
  • Age to Play Paintball Created: Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Young children don't belong on the paintball field, but you don't have to be an adult to enjoy the game of paintball.
  • How To Start a Paintball Field Created: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    The things you need to know before you start your own paintball field." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    The Invert Mini packs lots of performance in a tiny package. It is a high-end paintball gun with a mid-range price tag and works great in the woods or on the speedball course.
  • Tippmann Model 98 Custom Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    The Tippmann Model 98 Custom is an update of the legendary Model 98 that is more easily upgraded but still retains the original's durability and reliability. The Model 98 Custom is a good choice f...
  • Paintball Guns on an Airplane Created: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Learn the rules so you can safely take your paintball gear on an airplane.
  • Can Paintball Guns Use Compressed Air? Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Shooting a paintball with compressed air isn't as simple as hooking your shop compressor up to the gun and pulling the trigger.
  • Basic Paintball Equipment Created: Thursday, May 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Getting started in paintball is not difficult. You only need a few, basic items and you will be ready to play.
  • Spyder Sonix Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    The Spyder Sonix is one step up from Kingman's most basic paintball gun and is a good-looking choice for the beginner player.
  • Where Can You Fill Compressed Air Tanks? Created: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    The first place to look is at paintball stores and fields. Most shops and fields have the equipment to safely fill compressed air tanks and some fill them for free.
  • Which Paintball Gun for Beginners? Created: Sunday, December 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Learn which brand of paintball gun the About.com Paintball Guide recommends for beginners.
  • Piranha GTI Created: Thursday, June 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    The Piranha GTI is a simple, blowback paintball gun that will make a reliable first gun for any aspiring paintball player.
  • Does It Hurt to Get Hit by a Paintball? Created: Thursday, June 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Is paintball painful? What are the chances of bruising and getting injured?
  • How Many Balls Per Second Can a Paintball Gun Shoot? Created: Saturday, February 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    The simple answer is that it all depends on the situation. Generally, the rate of fire is ultimately limited only by how fast you can load paintballs into the chamber.

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