Author: Benjamin Burns

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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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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Left Handed Shooting

If you look, some of the best paintball players are ambidextrous, shooting with both hands allowing them to shoot either side of the bunker, winner. Practice Shooting left handed really isn’t as hard as it seems, granted you won’t be as accurate or as fast with your left hand to begin with but practice makes perfect. There are various ways to practice shooting left handed such as playing a full game with your left hand only, to ensuring your gun is carried in your left hand when leaving a game, this will help your left hand familiarise itself with...

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Paintball – What To Wear

We often talk about what equipment you should purchase, but what you wear is just as important. Newbies are often left wondering what they should wear or purchase if they are serious about pursuing Paintball as a hobby. You should consider the characteristics of paintball, you’ll be playing in all weather, from snow and sunshine to rain. Rule of thumb is always dress in layers that you can adjust weather according. Ultimately remember its paintball you’re going to get shot at, covering and protecting your skin is a must. Headwear Head wraps and hats are the difference between your mask...

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How to Clean A Paintball Gun

Proper maintenance of a paintball marker (commonly referred to as a paintball gun) is essential to its proper functioning. Dirty guns become prone to jamming and reduced accuracy. In some cases, it may even cause paintballs to break in the barrel. Thankfully, cleaning your gun is an easy task. Cleaning Your Paintball Gun In order to clean a gun, you will need several supplies. Most of these will already be in your home, and they are all inexpensive. the schematic for your gun (found in the box or manual, or on the manufacturer’s website) Q-tips and/or a toothbrush paper...

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