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An index of categories in the

Guns/Markers - Paintball Guns and Paintball Markers
Paintball guns are readily available, but how do you know which one to get? Learn how paintball guns work, differences between models and read reviews.

Paintball Buying Guides - Paintball Gift Guides
Guides to help you get the best bang for your book when you're in the market for paintball products.

Paintball Gun Information - Information About Paintball Markers
Information about different makes and models of paintball guns.

Gun Manufacturers
Links to some of the top paintball gun manufacturers.

Paintball Gun Reviews
Reviews of paintball guns. Learn about accuracy, reliability and value of the guns you want to buy. Learn what to look for in a gun and compare paintball markers.

Paintball Upgrades
Some paintball guns come decked out and ready to rock, but most must be upgraded to fit their owner. Learn what upgrades are available and what benefit they actually have.

Paintball Shooting Positions
In paintball you must be able to shoot accurately while running, standing, crouching, kneeling, sitting and laying. Each position requires a slightly different technique, but with practice you can become proficient from any position on the field.

Which Paintball Gun To Buy for Beginners?
Learn which brand of paintball gun the About.com Paintball Guide recommends for beginners.

What Are Paintball Guns Made Out Of? - Materials Used in Paintball Guns
Paintball guns come in many varieties and are made out of a wide range of materials.

10 Best Paintball Guns Under $150
You'll find here an assortment of paintball guns (from $100 to $150) that are very capable and will allow you to compete in a variety of competitions.

Top 9 Pieces of Equipment for a Scenario Game
Learn what equipment you need to bring to make the most of your time at a scenario game.

How to Clean a Paintball Mask - Cleaning A Mask
Whether it's some splatter from a near hit or a full-on hit to the face, you need to get your mask back into top shape so you can get back in the game. While you can simply run a rag over the paint, to really get your mask clean you need to take a little more time and follow some simple steps.

How to Fix Paintball Guns (Common Paintball Problems)
Paintball guns are finicky pieces of equipment. They can be extremely reliable for years or have problems on a daily basis. Many problems are relatively common and can be fixed without too much effort.

Remove Excess Paint - Remove Paint from a Paintball Mask
You first need to remove all the excess paint on the mask. If you have a water sprayer to use, spray large amounts of water on all the paint so that the water removes most of the paint. Otherwise, use a soft cotton rag and gently remove the large quantities of paint.

Wipe Off the Lens and Mask - Cleaning the Lens of a Paintball Mask
Use a clean cotton cloth to wipe off the water and any remaining paint. Use large strokes with the cloth and avoid smearing the paint around the lens. Be sure to clean the hard plastic around the lens to prevent the paint from running onto the lens later. Take a little time and clean in the cracks and holes in your mask.

Remove Lens - Remove a Paintball Mask Lens
To get a truly clean mask you must remove the lens and visor from the mask body. The way to remove lenses and visors from the mask varies from brand to brand - read your instructions and follow them carefully. Once the lens is removed, go over the edges of the lens clean the inside and outside of the mask.

Clean with a Microfiber Cloth - Clean a Paintball Mask With a Microfiber Cloth
A microfiber cloth is made of very small fibers that readily absorb and remove oils. After you have cleaned the lens with a cotton cloth, use a microfiber cloth to remove any oils that are still on the lens to guarantee the cleanest lens possible. Make sure to wipe the inside of the lens to get any paint that may have ended up there.

Recurring Costs: Air - Buying Compressed Air - Cost of Compressed Air - Cost of CO2
Whether you use compressed air or CO2, you will need to refill your tanks. Many stores will refill compressed air and CO2 tanks for around $3-$6 depending on the size of your tank. Alternatively, many people purchase their own scuba or large CO2 tanks and then refill their paintball tanks themselves. While the initial cost of a scuba tank or large CO2 tank is significant, you can recoup the money with regular use.

Recurring Costs: Field Fees - Cost to Play Paintball - Paintball Field Fees
If you decide to play on a professional course, you must be prepared to pay for the privilege. Field fees vary considerably from location to location, but typical prices are in the $10-$25 range. Many fields do sell season passes or have reduced

The Best Cheap Paintball Guns Under $100
Paintball guns can cost hundreds of dollars, but you don't need to spend that kind of money to find a reliable gun. Here are some of the best deals on cheap paintball guns you can commonly find for less than $100.

Rental Equipment - Cost of Paintball Rental Equipment
If you only want to experiment with paintball, go to your local field and rent some equipment for the day. Typically for less than $30 you can be setup with a a good, entry-level gun, mask, hopper, tank and some paintballs plus you'll have your entrance fee included in the price.

Initial Costs: Basic Equipment - Basic Paintball Equipment
Entry-level, semi-automatic or electro-mechanical paintball guns with accessories can be found for $70-$100. Some are upgradeable while others are not.

Recurring Costs: Paint - Cost of Paintballs - Buying Paintballs
The most obvious cost of paintball is the cost of the paintballs you shoot. Cheap paint begins at about $30 for a case of 2000 rounds or about $10 for a box of 500. Professional grade tournament paint can cost as much as $80 for a case of 2000. Keep in mind that if you play at a professional field you may be required to purchase field paint which can cost significantly more than the paint available at your local Wal-Mart. The faster your gun shoots, the more you will tend to spend on paint.

How to Save Money With Paintball - Money-Saving Paintball
Paintball doesn't have to drive you to bankruptcy. If you take a few steps you can significantly decrease the amount you spend on the sport while still enjoying all the fun it provides.

Initial Costs: High-End Equipment - High-End Paintball Equipment - Professional Paintball Equipment
High-End equipment can cost as much as you want to spend on it. Advanced guns can cost more than $2000 and accessories can cost that much again.

How to Put on a New Paintball O-Ring
A step by step tutorial to change a paintball o-ring complete with pictures and descriptions.

How To Lubricate an O-Ring - How To Oil a Paintball O-ring
A step by step tutorial to change a paintball o-ring complete with pictures and descriptions.

How Much Does It Cost to Play Paintball?
Paintball can cost as much or as little as you are reasonably willing to pay. Similar to many other action sports, it can be relatively inexpensive to begin, but the more involved you become, the more you can expect your costs to rise.

Initial Costs: Super-Basic Equipment - Basic Paintball Equipment
Cheap, plastic pump paintball guns are readily available from most large retailers. If you purchase a player's pack you'll also get a mask, hopper and some 12 gram CO2 tanks.

How to Change an O-Ring - Change a Paintball O-Ring
A step by step tutorial to change a paintball o-ring complete with pictures and descriptions.

Remove an Old O-Ring - How to Identify a Paintball O-Ring that Needs to be Replaced
A step by step tutorial on how to change a paintball o-ring complete with pictures and descriptions.

How to Remove an Old O-Ring
A step by step tutorial to change a paintball o-ring complete with pictures and descriptions.

How to Grasp a Paintball O-Ring
A step by step tutorial to change a paintball o-ring complete with pictures and descriptions.

Paintball Gun Review: Spyder Sonix
The Spyder Sonix is one step up from Kingman's most basic paintball gun and is a good-looking choice for the beginner player.

How Camouflage Works in Paintball - How to Blend in While Playing Paintall
When you're playing in the woods you often need to blend in with your surroundings. Being stealthy by nature is nice, but having the right gear is more important.

About Paintball: Games, Strategy, Guns and Gear
Learn how to play paintball. Find information about paintball guns, gear and games, and learn strategies, basic rules and safety.

Review of Kingman Spyder Victor Paintball Gun
The new Spyder Victor is Kingman's update of its most-basic paintball gun and it holds its own compared to similar guns. It is not particularly accurate, fast or consistent, but the Victor is attractive, cheap, easy to use, very upgradable and thus makes a great first gun for the beginner player.

Tippmann A-5 Description and Review
Learn how accurate, upgradeable, consistent, and durable the Tippmann A-5 Paintball Marker is.

Review of Kingman Spyder Xtra Paintball Gun
The Spyder Xtra is Kingman's nicest semi-auto, mechanical gun. It's very similar to the Spyder Sonix but comes with an expansion chamber and drop forward, making it a good option for the beginner.

Kingman Spyder Victor Review
The Spyder Victor is Kingman's lowest-end, most-basic paintball gun on the market but it holds its own compared to similar guns. It is not particularly accurate, fast or consistent, but the Victor is cheap, easy to use, very upgradeable and thus makes a great first gun for the beginner player.

Review of Kingman Spyder Pilot ACS Paintball Gun
Kingman's Sypder Pilot ACS is an electro-mechanical, blowback paintball gun that is ideal for the player who wants the speed of an electronic gun matched with the simplicity and ease of use of a mechanical gun. Its lower cost isn't bad, either. While it really doesn't compare to a high-end electro or more expensive mechanical paintball guns, it is one of the better entry-level blowbacks available.

Special Ops Paintball
The rise and fall of the woodsball paintball company.

How to Keep Your Paintball Mask From Fogging
Three ways to keep your mask from fogging.

Dye DM9 Information - Information about the Dye Matrix 2009 Paintball Gun
A high-end tournament gun with a high-end price.

Who Invented Paintball?
Learn a little bit about the history of paintball.

Where to Fill Paintball Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Tanks
One of the best places to fill a CO2 tank is at a paintball store or a paintball field. Most stores and fields stock CO2 and have all the appropriate equipment to adequately fill without over-filling your tanks.

Use a Paintball Chronograph
If you are shooting too fast, paintballs can leave massive welts and bruises. If you are shooting too slow, paintballs won't break on your target. Either way, it pays to properly chrono your gun and shoot at the right speed.

How to Chrono a Paintball Gun - Prepare Your Supplies
Make sure you have an accurate chronograph (either hand-held or one that sits on a base) and also make sure you have the proper tools to adjust your gun. Some guns require Allen wrenches (hex keys) to adjust velocity while others can be adjusted by hand. Familiarize yourself with the proper way to adjust your gun's pressure whether it be simply adding tension on a rear screw or adjusting the regulator's pressure.

How to Chrono a Paintball Gun - General Rules
Make sure that you will be firing in a safe direction away from other players and that nothing is down field of where you will be firing. You should wear your mask whenever you are shooting your gun, including when you are chronoing. To be safe, you should never chrono your gun faster than 300 feet per second and it's a good idea to keep your velocity below 280 fps. Many fields have their own maximum velocity rules.

How to Chrono a Paintball Gun - Fire Your Gun
When you first gas up your gun, whether you're using CO2 or compressed air, be sure to fire several times before you chrono a ball to insure that gun is loosened up and shooting properly. Next, fire one ball and note what speed the chronograph reads. It is usually a good idea to fire a second ball and make sure that both readings were similar before adjusting your gun.

How to Chrono a Paintball Gun - Adjust Your Velocity Up or Down
If your gun is shooting to fast, either lower your regulator's pressure (if you have a regulator) or else decrease spring tension on the hammer. If your gun is shooting to slow, raise your regulator's pressure or increase the spring tension on the hammer. After you have adjusted your gun, dry fire several times before you shoot another ball. If you have an electronic gun, this may require you to disable your gun's eyes before dry firing.

How to Chrono a Paintball Gun - Notes on CO2
Due to the nature of CO2, there can be considerable change from one shot to the next due to the CO2's expansion. Rapid firing will make this situation worse because it will cause your gun to get cold which stops the CO2 from properly expanding, so be sure to fire slowly and allow your gun return to ambient temperature between each shot.

How to Chrono a Paintball Gun - Notes on Electropneumatic Guns
Occasionally, adjusting the regulator is not enough to get electropneumatic guns to fire at a desirable speed. In this case, read your gun's manual to learn how to adjust the electronic settings on your board. Specifically, you may have to adjust the dwell (how long the solenoid is open) and the recharge rate (the minimum amount of time between shots).

Mechanical vs Electropneumatic Paintball Guns
Many new players know that there are differences between the beginner paintball gun they own and the more expensive guns they see at the field, but they don't know what these differences are. Learn the practical basics of how these guns differ.

Checklist and Tips for New Paintballers
The first time playing paintball can be a little nerve wracking. Here are a few things every new paintballer should now.

Reviews of Tippmann paintball Guns
Reviews of Tippmann paintball guns.

Small Groups to Large Groups for Paintball
You can play paintball all by yourself or join in a group of a thousand to enjoy the sport. Match your variation to the numbers you have and you'll be sure to have a great time.

Paintball Gun Performance Comparisons
Despite what companies would like you to believe, most high-end guns all have similar performance and what actually differs is how the gun feels to the individual user.

O-Rings for Paintball Tanks
O-rings are used in paintball guns to seal off spaces, ensuring that air does not leak from the gun. You typically find an o-ring wherever two pieces of metal connect and air passes through. O-rings are a vital part of the paintball gun but periodically need to be replaced. Fortunately there is a standard o-ring that almost all paintball guns use and it's the size you typically need to replace.

Necessary Paintball Gear and Equipment
There are four basic pieces of paintball gear that you need to play paintball: a mask, a hopper, a tank, and a paintball gun. You will also need paintballs to play.

Paintball Gun O-Ring Size
Paintball guns have many different size of o-rings, but size 015 is standard on almost all tanks and is used in many guns. The 015 o-ring has a 9/16th internal diameter and 11/16th external diameter and is commonly available at hardware stores and any store that sells paintball equipment.

Test to See if Paintballs are Old
The best way to test to see if paintballs are too old is to perform the drop test.

Cleaning Paintballs off Concrete and Wood
Many people wonder if paintballs will wash off of buildings, trees and buildings.

Tippmann Model 98 Custom Review
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 for beginners who are interested in heavily customizing their own paintball gun or for players who want a decent gun that will last for years to come.

Kingman Spyder Victor II Paintball Gun Review
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 customizing potential but don't expect anything fancy out of the box.

Physics of a Paintball Gun Barrel
A brief description and important information about paintball barrels.

Tippmann Gryphon Paintball Gun Review
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.

Smart Parts Ion Paintball Gun Review
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 line gun, it is a good performer and can compete in the same ballpark as any gun on the market.

What Is the Effective Range of a Paintball Gun?
The effective range of a paintball gun depends on the paint and what your opponents are wearing, but is usually around 80-100 feet.

Top 7 Upgrades for Beginner Guns
Beginner guns can't be upgraded to be high-end, but a few basic upgrades can make them more consistent, more comfortable and more effective.

Establish Position
Moving in the direction of the end goal, the first player to move will head to some form of cover such as a tree, rock, bunker or ravine. He will place himself behind his cover in such a way that he can view the field ahead of him and can see a location for the next player to move to. Now, as the

The Leap
After the first player has established a safe position, he will motion to the second player to come and will indicate where the second player is to go. The second player will then run to the next piece of cover and will conceal himself as quickly as possible.

Repeat the Process
Repeat the leapfrog process until you are able to arrive at your destination.

Decide What Direction to Go
Leapfrogging is a team maneuver, so before you begin, you must decide as a team where you are going. Establish an end goal and a rough outline of where you are going. If everyone is familiar with the field, it is advantageous to mention specific landmarks that you will use.

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Does It Hurt to Get Hit by a Paintball?
Is paintball painful? What are the chances of bruising and getting injured?

How to Play Paintball (Basic Rules)
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.

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Paintball Gun
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.

How to Move in Paintball - Paintball Movement Strategy
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.

Things Not to Do in Paintball
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.

How Many Miles Per Hour (MPH) Does a Paintball Gun Shoot?
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 204.5 mph (329 km/h) and a paintball going 280 fps is traveling at 191 mph (307 km/h). To convert feet per second to miles per hour, take the number of feet per second and multiply that number by 0.68.

How to Start a Paintball Field
The things you need to know before you start your own paintball field.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Play Paintball?
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 Clean Paintball Stains on Clothes
Paintball can be messy, but with a little care, the toughest stains will come out.

Where Can You Fill Compressed Air Tanks for Paintball?
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.

CO2 and Compressed Air Paintball Tank Differences
The differences between CO2 and compressed air.

Paintball Gun Types - Pump, Semi-Automatic & More
There's more than a little confusing regarding paintball guns and what types there are in the world. This is intended to help people understand differences between types of paintball guns.

Playing Paintball for the First Time - What to Expect
The first time out on the paintball field can be a bit intimidating. Learn what to expect on your first day playing the sport.

The Best Free Paintball Games on the Internet
The best free paintball games available online.

Top Ten Paintball Tips and Tricks
Each of these ten tips can be used to improve your game without costing any more than you already spend. There are many tips that can improve your game of piantball that don't require massive amounts of money or new equipment.

What Age Is Too Young For Paintball?
Americans take it for granted that a 12-year old can play at most paintball fields and even younger kids can play paintball in their backyards. In Australia,

What's Used Paintball Gear Really Worth?
One of my regular hobbies is to peruse through Craigslist, eBay or online forums and follow the market for paintball guns. While some sellers have a good idea

Misc
Miscellaneous articles about paintbnall

What's the Standard Caliber of Paintballs?
Paintballs come in a variety of sizes, though one size is most common.

Paintball Gun Versus Marker
Learn the difference between a paintball gun and a paintball marker. The difference is

Are Paintballs Biodegradable or Ruin the Environment
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 (the base of cough syrups) and food-coloring dye mixture. Both the shells and the fill will naturally biodegrade and will not leave lasting marks on the environment.

Avoiding Paintball Stain on Clothing or Fabric
Paintballs generally will not stain clothing or fabrics but certain brands of paintballs will leave marks on specific light-colored fabrics.

Can Paintballs Go Bad or Expire?
Paintballs don't usually have an expiration date, but they can definitely go bad with time.

How to Store Paintballs
To maximize the life of your paintballs they must be stored properly.

What Is Pump Paintball?
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.

Invert Mini Paintball Gun Review
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.

Can Paintball Guns Use Compressed Air?
Shooting a paintball with compressed air isn't as simple as hooking your shop compressor up to the gun and pulling the trigger.

Can You Take Paintball Guns on an Airplane?
Learn the rules so you can safely take your paintball gear on an airplane.

Basic Equipment to Play Paintball
Getting started in paintball is not difficult. You only need a few, basic items and you will be ready to play.

Piranha GTI Paintball Gun Review
The Piranha GTI is a simple, blowback paintball gun that will make a reliable first gun for any aspiring paintball player.

What Are Paintball Gun Firing Rates?
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.

Will Paintball Become an Olympic Sport?
The truth about paintball's chances of becoming an Olympic sport.

How Safe Is Paintball? How Many People Get Injured?
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.

Azodin Kaos Paintball Gun Review
The Azodin Kaos is my favorite paintball gun under $100 and is ideal for a beginner and intermediate player.

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

Paintball Story - The Funniest Thing I Have Seen in Paintball
Paintball is not generally viewed as a funny sport, that doesn't mean there's not humor to be found.

My First Paintball Game - First Time Playing Paintball
Every sports player was once a beginner and played their first game. Here's how I remember mine.

Paintball and Animals - How Are Animals Involved With Paintball?
Paintball is not generally a sport intended for animals, but sometimes they get involved.

Taking Care of Your Feet - Shoes for Paintball
If your feet hurt, it's hard to play any sport. Take care of them and you'll enjoy the sport that much more.

Do scopes work on paintball guns?
Scopes can work on paintball guns, but that doesn't mean you should get one.

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

Paintball Air Tank
Paintball guns require a source of air to propel paintballs down the barrel.

How Many Balls Per Second Can a Paintball Gun Shoot? – How Fast Can a Paintball Gun Shoot?
Despite claims floating around the internet to the contrary, paintball guns can rarely shoot above 20 balls per second. Paintball guns are able to cycle (fire without any paintballs) much faster, but the limiting rate of extremely fast paintball guns is how fast paintballs can be fed into the chamber and most hoppers can’t reliably load faster than the about 20 bps.

Paintball Sniper Rifle
Paintball players that dream of being a sniper realize they need the right equipment. Learn what's important and what's not.

Are head shots legal in paintball?
Head shots are discouraged in many sports, but paintball is not like many sports.

Playing Paintball in Cold Weather Part 2 - Cold Weather Paintball Problems and Solutions
Paintball is not just a fair-weather sport. With proper planning and the right equipment you can play paintball in the snow, the rain or at night. In practice, though, playing paintball in adverse conditions tends to be problematic. In particular, the cold can cause a number of problems for paintball players. Here are the issues and a few solutions to address those conditions.

Night Paintball - How to Play Paintball in the Dark
Paintball is generally played in the day. But not always. It can also be played at night.

Should I Let My Child Play Paintball?
Parenting is not an easy job and it can be a challenge to make decisions regarding your child. What do you say when your child wants to go play paintball?

What Happens When A Paintball Gun Gets Wet
Paintball guns sometimes get what. Is that a bad thing?

The Most Painful Thing in Paintball
The most painful thing in paintball is not getting hit with a paintball. It's usually doing something to hurt yourself.

When were Paintball Guns Invented?
Learn about when paintball guns were first invented.

How Much Air Does a Paintball Tank Hold?
Paintball tanks hold different amounts of air. Make sure you know how much can fit into yours.

Paintball Lubricant
Paintball guns need to be properly lubricated to function.

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

Differences between Outdoor and Indoor Paintball
Paintball can be played indoors or outdoors, but there are some differences between the two.

Paintball Strategy – One Man Left - Last Man Standing
A fun part of paintball is that the number of people playing constantly changes as players from both teams are eliminated. As you get down to the last man on the field, the strategy to win drastically changes as you must switch to survival mode.

Best Paintball Game Variations - Best Paintball Game Types to Play
You've played the classic version of paintball a time or two and you want to try out something a little different. Here are the paintball game variations you should try out.

Top Seven Paintball Game Variations for Beginners - Beginners Paintball Game
Paintball is a game that is great from the inexperienced to the most advanced players. This list is if you're just starting out and you want to try some different game types to experience paintball in a new way.

Basic Paintball Gun Maintenance
Paintball guns all need a little bit of maintenance to insure they continue to operate as they are intended. While each gun is a little bit different, there are some basic maintenance practices that apply to all paintball guns.

Practicing Paintball With a Team - Team Practice Strategies
Paintball is a team sport and if you want your team to do well, you need to practice as a team. Here are some things that you can do as a team to improve your paintball skills.

Paintball Practice Tips - Tips to Improve Your Paintball Game
Becoming good at anything requires practice and paintball is no exception. Here are some basic tips to help you practice your paintball.

Types of Paintball Fields - Different Types of Paintball Fields
Paintball comes in many varieties, starting with the different fields you can play on. Learn what your choices are and the advantages of each type of field.

Best Paintball Upgrades - How To Upgrade Beginner Paintball Equipment
Most players start with basic gear and then want to upgrade. Learn what to look for when seeking the best paintball upgrades.

Problems With Paintball - Things I Don't Like About Paintball
I like paintball. A lot. I like the competition, the camaraderie, the adrenaline, the tinkering, the strategy and countless other aspects of the sport. As with anything, though, there are some things that I don’t like. This list is not comprehensive, though it is ranked in approximately the order of dislike with the worst things at the top of the list.

What Parents Need To Know About Paintball - Parent's Paintball Questions
Many new paintball players are younger who must get permission from their parents to play. Parents, understandably, have many questions about the game. Learn the answers to those questions.

The Paintball Guide - a Beginner's Paintball Guide
Paintball is a simple sport. With just a little time you can understand what it takes to play.

The Paintball Guide - a Beginner's Paintball Guide
Paintball is a simple sport. With just a little time you can understand what it takes to play.

The Paintball Guide - a Beginner's Paintball Guide
Paintball is a simple sport. With just a little time you can understand what it takes to play.

Top 10 Reasons to Play Paintball
There are countless reasons to play paintball. Here are a few that come in at the top of my list.

Older Paintball Gun Reviews
Some paintball guns are no longer being produced by the manufacturer but many are still commonly found used.

Paintball Games - Paintball Game Types
Explanations and descriptions of different variations of paintball games.

Paintball Gun Reviews
Reviews of paintball guns. Learn about accuracy, reliability and value of the guns you want to buy. Learn what to look for in a gun and compare paintball markers.

Paintball Definitions # to B - # to B Definitons of Paintball Terms
Paintball Definitions #-B

Paintball Definitions C to E - C to E Definitons of Paintball Terms
Paintball Definitions C-E

Paintball Definitions F to L - F to L Definitons of Paintball Terms
Paintball Definitions F-L

Paintball Definitions M to R - M to R Definitons of Paintball Terms
Paintball Definitions M-R

Xtreme Paintball: Beyond the Paint
Episode list and reviews of each show.

Paintball Online
Information about paintball in the virtual world.

Paintball Exotics
Non-typical paintball equipment that is not used in standard games but is often fun to see.

Reviews of Paintball Games, Magazines, Books, Videos
Reviews of games, magazines, books and videos about paintball.

Reviews of Paintball Hoppers and Paintball Loaders
Reviews of paintball hoppers and loaders

TV Shows
Sometimes paintball pops up on TV so see what it's all about.

Paintball Discussion - User's Opinions and Preferences
A chance to share your views or read other user's opinions on a wide range of paintball-related subjects.

Paintball Fields - List of Paintball Fields and Paintball Parks in the United States
List of paintball fields in the United States organized by state.

Games Videos & Magazines
Links and reviews of paintball magazines, videos and games.

Paintball Glossary
Paintball glossary of terms.

Links to Paintball Sites
Links to other paintball sites that could be helpful.

People in Paintball
People in Paintball

Reviews of Paintballs
Reviews of Paintballs.

Paintball Fields
Paintball can be played anywhere from football fields to giant warehouses to national forests. It's time to figure out which variety of fields you want to try out and learn how to find them.

Paintball Basics
Paintball has only been around since 1981, but it's gaining popularity and has a very loyal fan base. If you've never played, it's time to find out what it's all about.

Paintball Accessories and Other Equipment
While you only need a gun, a tank and a mask to play paintball, there are countless accessories that can improve your shot, help you hide, or simply make you look like a real commando. But be warned, not everything is actually worth the investment. Learn what is a must-have and what you should avoid.

Paintballs
The invention of paintballs led to the invention of paintball, but not all paintballs are created equal. Learn what the differences are between high-end and low-end paint, and learn what paint is right for you.

Paintball Reviews
Guns, tanks, hoppers, masks, paintballs, clothes, barrels and upgrades come in countless shapes, styles, prices and colors. Let me try things out first and let you know what to buy and what to avoid.

Paintball Strategy and Tactics
To compete in paintball you must be able to adapt to different fields, different terrains, different bunker arrangements and different play from opponents. Some basic strategies and tips will guide you in different situations and help you play paintball competitively.

Hoppers/Loaders for Paintball
Paintballs can be loaded one at a time by hand, but it's much more efficient to have lots of paintballs waiting to fall in by themselves. Some hoppers simply hold balls and let gravity do the work while others considerably speed things up.

Paintball Safety
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.

Deals On Paintball Guns - Where to Find Deals on Paintball Guns
Deals on paintball guns can be had, you just need to know where to look for them.

Most Influential Paintball Guns of All Time
I have owned and shot many different guns that were made in different eras and I definitely have some favorites and some guns that I wouldn't recommend to anyone. But this isn't about favorites, it's about influence and what guns have most affected the paintball industry.

Angel 1 Review - Review of Angel Paintball Sports Angel One - A1 Paintball Gun Review
The Angel 1 comes with a high-end price but also packs high-end performance. For your playing style it may or may not be the best paintball gun, but it definitely can compete with any gun out there.

Mechanical Paintball Guns
Maintenance and description of mechanical paintball guns. Page 2.

Positions
Where to go on the field to maximize your effectiveness. Page 4.

Other Thoughts on Angel 1
The Angel 1 comes with a high-end price but also packs high-end performance. For your playing style it may or may not be the best paintball gun, but it definitely can compete with any gun out there. Page 2.

Things to Keep in Mind While Leapfrogging
Some important things to keep in mind while leapfrogging. Page 6.

Attacking
How to prepare for your perfect shot as a sniper. Page 6.

Equipment
What you need to take with you when you enter the field as a sniper. Page 2.

Equipment Continued
What you need to take with you when you enter the field as a sniper. Page 3.

Concealment
How to hide and position yourself as you wait for your target. Page 5.

Mechanical Paintball Guns Continued
Advantages and disadvantages of mechanical paintball guns. Page 3.

Electronic Paintball Guns
Description and maintenance of electronic paintball guns. Page 4.

Electronic Paintball Guns Continued
Advantages and disadvantages of electronic paintball guns. Page 5.

Electro-Mechanical Paintball Guns
Description, maintenance, advantages and disadvantages of electro-mechanical paintball guns. Page 6.

Other Mechanical Paintball Guns
Descriptions of different types of mechanical paintball guns. Page 7.

How To Leapfrog
Leapfrogging is a basic team movement where two or more players take turns advancing while always being covered by another member of their team.

Electronic Versus Mechancial Guns
The differences between electronic and mechanical guns, the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Online Paintball Stores - List of Paintball Stores Online
While local paintball stores are great for customer service, advice and buying paintballs, they simply can't match the selection and prices of online paintball stores. Here are some places to buy your paintball gear online.

Used Paintball Guns – Where to Buy Used Paintball Guns and Gear
Used paintball guns and gear can save you lots of money, but be sure you know what you're getting into before you take the leap.

Planet Eclipse Ego Review - Review of Planet Eclipse Ego 07-08 Paintball Gun
The Planet Eclipse Ego is a high-end paintball gun that should satisfy any tournament player. It is extremely efficient, accurate and consistent, but that performance comes at a high sticker price.

CCI Phantom Review - Review of Phantom Paintball Gun
The Phantom is the classic on which all other pump paintball guns are compared. It is a simple, compact, reliable pump paintball gun that is suitable for any player with any level of skill.

Smart Parts Vibe Review - Review of Smart Parts Vibe Paintball Gun
The Smart Parts Vibe is a basic electropneumatic paintball gun that looks good and also performs solidly. It can't quite compete with more expensive electros, but it shines in its price range.

PMI Trracer Review - Review of Tracer Paintball Gun
It's not available for sale at most stores and hasn't been for a decade, but the Trracer is a paintball classic. Since this pump was manufactured in such huge quantities (and was very common as a rental field) and it is so reliable, it is still common to find it used or see someone sneak it out of their gear bag at the local field.

Sly Profit Paintball Mask Review - Review of Sly Profit Goggles
The Sly Profit is a comfortable, low-profile mask that is perfectly suited for the tournament player. While its price will drive off the casual player, the quality will please the most demanding tournament player.

Tippmann Gryphon Piantball Gun Information
Information on the Tippmann Gryphon

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.

How To Protect a Tank - Keeping a Paintball Tank Safe
Paintball tanks can last for years and work with minimal upkeep, but unless you keep them protected, a simple bump can render them useless.

Paintball Hats - What to Wear on Your Head When you Play Paintball
What you should wear on your head while you play paintball

How Much Does A Good Paintball Gun Cost?
While you could spend up to $2,000 on the most expensive paintball gun, in general, a new high-end paintball gun with an air tank and hopper will cost up to $1,000 dollars.

Paintball Gun Accuracy - A Forgotten Art
When I play paintball, I rarely, if ever, get a one or two-shot kill. Whether it's the ease at firing off a quick 4-5 shots or if it's simply because I don't completely trust my accuracy, I'm really not sure. Either way, I no longer excel at the art of paintball accuracy. When I'm just messing around I can hit just about anything I aim at, but in a game, my first few shots all seem to be wasted.

Can You Play Paintball in the Winter? - Paintball in the Cold
Though more difficult than a summer game, paintball can be played in the cold.

Can You Play Paintball in the Cold
It has been possible to play paintball in cold weather, though it usually takes a little more work and preparation than playing in warmer temperatures. Fragile paintballs, inconsistent gas expansion and mechanical problems all contribute to making it difficult to play paintball in cold weather.

Who Invented the Paintball Gun? - The Inventor of the Paintball Gun
The patent for the first paintball gun was issued in 1974.

How To Buy From A Forum - Guide To Buying From A Forum - Buying Paintball Guns From Forums
When you're looking for a good deal, you just might wind up looking at classifieds on a forum. You can get a great deal from these sites, but make sure you know what you buy smart so you don't regret it later.

Paintball Jungles - Playing Paintball In Thick Cover
Paintball can be played in all types of terrain, including thick cover. The strategy changes, but the game is still the same.

What is Woodsball - Woodsball Paintball
Woodsball (or Outlaw Paintball) is a title given to almost any variety of paintball that is not played on level, professional fields. It often consists of simply a group of friends who decide to play paintball in the trees or in the desert.

Tippmann Model 98 - Review of Tippmann Model 98
The Tippmann Model 98 is a legend in the paintball industry. While there have been updated versions of the gun (such as the ), the basic Model 98 is still a very reliable paintball gun that is a great choice for the beginning or intermediate paintball player.

Paintballs - What to Look For In Paintballs
A good paintball will be perfectly round, have no visible line between the halves of the shell and be free of dimples or any misshaping.

What is Speedball - Description of Speedball
Speedball is a variation of paintball that is played on small, flat fields, and as its name suggests, the pace of the game is very quick.

Who is Paintball For - Who Can Play Paintball
Paintball is for anyone who likes competition, action, strategy and skill.

Paintball Equipment - Necessary Equipment to Play Paintball
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Can Paintballs Break Glass?
Are paintballs actually shot fast enough to break glass?

When Was the First Game of Paintball Played? - When Was Paintball Invented?
The origins of paintball go back to the 1970s but it wasn't until the next decade that the game was first played.

Capture The Flag
How to play capture the flag in paintball.

Is Paintball Fun? - Is It Fun to Play Paintball?
Paintball is a fun sport that just about anybody can play and enjoy. It's an exciting blend of action, strategy and adrenaline and comes in countless forms and variations.

Is Paintball a Sport?
Paintball is a sport. It is composed of opposing teams, fixed objectives and requires physical activity and fast-paced movement. It's true that it is different from basketball and football, but so are tennis, javelin throwing and diving.

Advanced Players
Paintball for the more advanced player.

Beginner's Guide
The basics you need to know to get started in the game of paintball.

.50 Caliber Paintball
What you need to know about .50 caliber paintballs and whether it's something you should buy.

The Paintball Sniper - How to be a Paintball Sniper
Paintball snipers don't require massive amounts of specialized equipment, just a good sense of where to hide and when to shoot.

How to practice paintball alone
Just as the best basketball players spend hours alone in the gym, to fully develop your technique at paintball you need to invest some time alone.

Definition of Elimination - Elimination Definition
A. When a player has been hit or marked by a paintball that breaks on their body or equipment. Once a player is eliminated, they must then leave the playing field.

B. A variation of paintball where opposing teams try to eliminate all the players on the opposite team.

How to Clean a Spyder-Clone Paintball Gun - Cleaning a Spyder Paintball Gun
A basic description of how to clean a standard stacked-tube blowback paintball gun such as JTs, Piranhas and Azodin guns.

Paintball and Animals - How Are Animals Involved With Paintball?
Paintball is not generally a sport intended for animals, but sometimes they get involved.

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Are Paintball Guns Illegal? Are Paintball Guns Legal?
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