Review: Metadyne Industries Folding Skeleton Stock (Tippmann A5)

Metadyne Industries Folding Skeleton Stock

Originally used with the AK family of guns, Metadyne Industries’ Folding Skeleton Stock is beginning to be manufactured on a ton of American assault rifles, including the M4. Constructed of durable yet lightweight aircraft aluminum, this is one sweet folding skeleton stock for your Tippmann A5. But is it worth buying for yourself? Find out below!

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Review: Gen X Global Chest Protector

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Need to protect your chest while playing paintball? It isn’t just a good idea for our female readers – it’s a good idea for all! Take it from me: getting shot in the man breast hurts (hurts!). Ever felt cracked skin on your nipple? You don’t wanna. That’s where Gen X’s Global Chest Protector comes into play. Designed to protect those precious fun pieces, your stomach, and back alike, it could make the difference between staying in the game or lying on the ground crying because you can’t feel your ta ta’s. But is it worthy of a purchase, or should you look elsewhere for a chest protector? Read our review to find out!

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Review: Milsig Lightweight Scope Mount Riser Rail

Milsig Lightweight Scope Mount Riser Rail

Are you tired of looking down a scope that’s a little too low? We feel you: not all scopes are created equal. Sometimes, you just want to use a scope that’s a little higher and a little more comfortable. If you’re in this predicament, then do we have the solution for you! Read our review below of the Milsig Lightweight Scope Mount Riser Rail, and discover why we truly believe that this oldie but goodie riser rail is worth the investment!

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Review: TechT Gun Sav Paintball Lube – Grease

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If your marker manufacturer has told you that you need to use paste-style lubricant – then you better do it! Grease is literally the lifeblood of paintball markers: without it, it’s going to dry up, stop working, and die a slow, miserable death. That’s why we have tested TechT’s Gun Sav Paintball Lube, as it’s supposedly one of the best lubes out there for paintball markers. But is it? Read our review to find out more!

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You’re Not Going To Be A Paintball Sniper

If you find this post, I hope it’s because you are thinking about being a paintball sniper. Chances are—if you are thinking about it—you are a new player looking for all of the paintball sniping tips and tricks you can find.

Here’s the deal…

If you are a new player just getting into paintball, there is a good chance it’s not going to work out. You are not going to be a paintball sniper.

First, let’s talk about sniper-style paintball markers.

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We’d be happy to sell you a Milsig M17 DMR. Go ahead, go over to our website right now and buy one.

It’s a pretty slick marker, it’s first strike ready and it has rails to mount your favorite long-range scope.

Chances are, however, that you aren’t going to get one. Even if you do, you’re going to have to shell out $1,300 and you might end up disappointed at sniping performance, even with first strike rounds.

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First Strike rounds are expensive. At $20 for 40 rounds on our website, you’re going to end up spending a premium for accuracy. You’re not going to find them much cheaper elsewhere.

They are a definite improvement over traditional paintballs. Beyond the cost issue, however, they are likely not accurate enough over long range to make sniping viable as a paintball strategy.

 

If right now you close your eyes and picture long-range engagements over 80 or 100 yards—sitting and waiting, firing one shot and delivering a single hit—you are in for a real awakening when it comes to playing as a paintball sniper.

 

Another problem you will run into is with the Ghillie suit that you’re interested in. I’m guilty of it. I was a younger player when Tippmann released the Flatline barrel for the 98—I was excited to put on a Ghillie suit, get the cammo face paint from the army surplus store, get my jungle boots on and sit. I was excited to wait for 20 minutes out in the woods at our home game to get the perfect shot.

 

I never got that Ghillie suit or the Flatline.

 

But, if I had, there is a good chance I would have been disappointed.

 

The first problem is that other players and organized fields HATE Ghillie suits. Paint doesn’t like to break on them. People get upset if you are wearing them and some fields ban them. Plus, unless it is a massive open woodsball course, you’re going to have trouble finding the range to engage people as a sniper anywhere. All of this drama happens before you get sick of wearing it because it’s too warm.The point is, paintball—even scenario woodsball or milsim—is a game of speed and tactical movement. Long range players can fit in in some situations, but the romanticized idea of move-style sniping—laying back 100 to 200 yards away from the field and slowly picking off players one by one while you are out of range, just isn’t that realistic.

If you are an experienced player and you enjoy the novelty of a sniper style paintball gun, go ahead and get the M17 DMR or a similar marker. Buy about $1000 of first strike rounds, and have fun.

If you are a new player, you are better off with a less expensive marker and setup for close quarters engagements. You learn more about the sport, more about teamwork, and—in my opinion—you end up having more fun running and gunning up close and making fast-action tactical decisions while working and communicating with your team.

Hustle Mystery Boxes Are Here!

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Everyone loves a good mystery. From reading classic Nancy Drew novels to wondering how the years flew by so quickly (a more depressing type of mystery), there’s something enticing about mysteries. Here at Hustle Paintball, we realize this – which is why we are pleased to announce our mystery boxes. What’s it all about? Keep reading to find out!

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Review: Trinity Tippmann Screw Kit

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If you have been looking for some extra screws for your Tippmann (A5 and Model 98 only), then do we have the deal for you! The best way to have some extra screws on-hand at any time is to make the smart decision and choose the Trinity Tippmann Screw Kit today! Learn more about it after the jump.

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