Month: October 2016

How to clean your paintball gun

Maintenance of a paintball gun is essential to it functioning correctly. Dirty guns are prone to reduced accuracy and jamming, in more severe cases they may even cause the paintballs to break in the barrel. In order to clean your gun you’ll need several supplies, most already at your disposal in your home. The schematics for your gun Paper towels Allen keys Pull through cloths Warm water Lubricant as recommended by the manufacturer Q-tips and/or a tooth brush 1. Remove the CO2 of airtank It’s vital to ensure there is no gas to avoid the risk of misfire. You...

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Prevent Your Mask From Fogging

A paintball mask is the most important piece of equipment you can own as a paintball player and should be the first bit of kit you invest in. The mask is designed to keep the players safe during games, they don’t just protect your eyes and face but forehead and ears too. This eliminates the chances of permanent damage such as blindness. Let’s face it some of them look pretty cool so its win win, protection and looking good. There’s nothing more frustrating than a fogged up mask that can limit visibility, plus it’s dangerous too. Players may be...

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The Top Five Paintball Venues In The World

Often people assume paintball fields are just mud zones with the odd tree, tyre and obstacle… how wrong they are. If it was that easy anyone could buy a plot of land and claim is was a ‘paintball field’. Here were going to look at the top five paintball venues in the world, that are renowned in the industry and most importantly built for paintballers by paintballers. If you ever get the chance we highly recommend adding one or more of these to your bucket list. 1. Skirmish USA With a 700 acre paintball mecca, Skirmish USA is the...

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The Top Five Paintball Venues In The UK

Here were going to look at the top five paintball venues in the UK. We conducted some market research and came to the conclusion it’s a hard one to call. Paintball sites are all so varied and bring different attributes to the game. It’s often about the players and marshals, that’s what makes a site. Listed below are more “recommendations” than a definitive list of the best sites as voted for by regular paintball players. In no particular order. Skirmish Sherwood (Nottingham) It’s not just the varied arenas the site hosts from Arnheim Bridge which is a recreation of a WW2...

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Electronic vs Mechanical Markers

Choosing a marker isn’t as straight forward as it seems. You will need to take into account whether you want an Electronic or Mechanical marker. They both shoot paintballs, but in distinctive ways, so what’s the difference? Well as always were here to help.  The Basics All markers are designed to shoot paintballs at high speeds using either Co2 (carbon dioxide) or HPA (high pressure air). When you shoot a marker there is a small bolt which pushes the ball into the paintball barrel thus sealing the ball. A valve then releases compressed gas which expands the barrel forcing...

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