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!
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!
A quick review today, but it’s a good one. If you have been looking for solid shorty barrel, then do us a solid – read our review below to learn all about the Rap 4, 3-inch SMG Shorty Barrel!
Do you want to intimidate every player on the battlefield with your A5 marker? Of course you do – and one of the best ways to do that? With the MP5 SD A5 Shroud! But is it functional; and most importantly, is it worthy of a purchase? Read our review to find out!
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!
Want a powerful, completely-metal 3-watt flashlight for your paintball marker? Then does NCStar have the product for you! A high-output flashlight that mounts to any weaver or picattiny rails, NCStar may have another hit product on their hands. But do they? Keep reading to find out for yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
T’was nearly four years ago to today that we gave a review of the Metadyne Havoc Launcher Breech Upgrade Kit – an awesome upgrade for the awesome Metadyne Havoc Launcher. It’s still one of the most fun reviews that we have ever done, and today’s flashback review? It’s showcasing one of the best upgrades for the Metadyne Havoc Launcher. Without further ado, here’s our review (but you already know you have to have this upgrade, right?).
Want a military style paintball marker?
Don’t quite want to spend the money to get a newly released CQC?
The Tippmann Project Salvo is for you.
It’s a great entry-level military style paintball gun that’s perfect for a beginner or anyone who just wants another marker kicking around.
Like most of the Tippmann paintball guns you see—the Project Salvo is really a Tippmann 98 on the inside. They just did some work to make the exterior look cooler. The advantage is that you get the awesome reliability of Tippmann 98 internals. That means that this marker will last forever and you’ll be able to beat the hell out of it.
The scenario-style doesn’t stop with looks.
The Project Salvo stock is adjustable and it folds away for tactical maneuverability and the 4 Picatinny rails accept any variation of AR-style accessories. Tippmann built a magazine under the marker that is visually appealing and functional. It acts as a tool storage area.
One of the best parts about the Project Salvo is it’s upgradability.
You can add an e-grip later if you want to as well as a custom response trigger, cyclone feeder, or a flat line barrel. Upgradability makes the Salvo perfect for beginners.
If you want to check out more details, click here for our video review.
You’re also going to need a remote line, so we’re going to give you one for free if you come in and pick up a tan Project Salvo.
With a tank attached to the marker, the adjustable stock isn’t exactly useable. This is a problem with all milsim style paintball markers. Using a remote line for your tank will make it so you can actually hold and use the marker like a military issue AR.
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