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!
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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Looking for a convenient way to carry your paintballs? Want a convenient way to store your paintballs and feed them into your hopper/pod with relative ease? Then do we have the answer for you! It’s the Gen X Global Paintball Hauler, and it’s one of the best ways to store/transport your paintballs with you. Is it worth buying? Find out after the jump!
I primarily used CO2 as a beginner.
There were two reasons. First, the auto shop down the street for me filled my tank for $2. Second, they sold CO2 tanks for paintball guns at my local big box retailer. Growing up, I had to travel 60 miles to get to a paintball specialty store and this was exactly the era of ordering things online.
Now you have the benefit of ordering from us. If you are looking for a high pressure air paintball tank, all you have to do is head over to our website. You can just get it over with right now and order the Ninja SL HPA Tank, or you can continue reading to learn a bit about the differences between CO2 and HPA in paintball.
CO2 In Paintball
It used to be all we had. Until the late 1990s, if you wanted to play paintball, you were using a CO2 tank.
You’ll see CO2 in two formats—tanks and 12 gram cartridges. My first paintball gun was a Brass Eagle Talon pump. I got it at Wal Mart. It used 12 gram cartridges. I got a 12 gram adapter for my Brass Eagle Stingray too. You could shoot like 30 rounds out of your 200 round hopper before you had to reload the 12 gram cartridge.
CO2 tanks and cartridges are filled with a liquid that expands into a gas that operates your marker’s bolt mechanism. The expansion from liquid to gas makes the tank cold to the touch. On certain days, my tank used to get frosty.
Your Paintball Gun Doesn’t Like CO2
Plain and simple—your marker isn’t “happy” when you run CO2 through it. Your o-rings don’t like the changes in temperature. It’s just not awesome unless you have an old marker designed to run CO2 only.
Yeah. There are plenty of things you can do to make it easier on your marker. You can add an expansion chamber like the one my Kingman Spyder Shutter from 2002 had. An expansion chamber gives CO2 some room to expand from liquid into gas before it freezes the insides of your paintball gun. You can also get a regulator designed for use with CO2 and a remote line to allow for even more expansion room.
But CO2 Is Cheaper
It’s inexpensive. It also takes up less space. You aren’t storing gas to fire your marker, you are storing a liquid that expands into gas—that takes up less room. That means that for tank size, you’ll get more rounds per fill out of your tank. Also—everyone and their brother can fill CO2 tanks. At least it seems that way. Like I mentioned before, I used to be able to walk 30 seconds to get a fill from an auto shop.
High Pressure Air: Better For Your Marker
Go ahead and buy an HPA tank.
It provides more consistent gas, more stability with temperature changes, and it doesn’t freeze your paintball gun up.
HPA is better for high fire rates and electronic markers.
You also get a gauge on the tank regulator so you know exactly when you are about to run out of air.
Yes. You have to pay more. Likely above $200 to get a quality, durable tank that doesn’t weigh a ton. You can’t bang an HPA tank around—they are fragile and they will break.
Just Get An HPA Tank
Seriously. Unless you are shooting an old-school marker from 1993, you should be using HPA in your paintball gun.
Just about everyone started with inexpensive CO2 tanks.
Now’s the time to move on up.
Go ahead and make the investment. Head over to our website and check out one of the Ninja HPA tanks. The 68cu 4500 PSI Ninja SL Carbon Fiber Tank is a great choice.
If you do not need a full size backpack, yet you want the same quality that you have come to trust from Gen X Global, then it is in your best interest to take a look at the Mini Tactical Backpack. Larger than you would expect with lots of capacity for your favorite paintball gear, it’s one of the roomiest little backpacks around. But is it worth your money? Take a look at our review below to find out for yourself.
If you are sick of snagged lines and tired of having to purge your line whenever you need to set your marker down, then Klair Products’ Kobraline Kobra Konnect Remote Coil is for you. Setting a standard of excellent when it comes to remote coils, it truly is one of the best remote coils we have ever come across. Is it right for you? Keep reading to learn more!
Even for experienced players, buying the right paint is a tedious process.
Choosing the right paintballs for your desired application, marker, and game environment is one of the biggest components of your game. The right paint in the right marker, applied in the right situation can make a big difference in game outcome.
Go down to a local paintball shop and take a look at what’s offered. Don’t have a local shop? Head over to our website and look at all of the different choices.
Starting them down is tough. Are the most expensive paintballs better than cheaper alternatives? What does “Tournament Grade” mean? Here are some tips you can use to help decide which paintballs are the best for you.
Think About What You Are Going To Do With It
Are you playing a PSP match or are you introducing your little brother to paintball in your backyard?
This part is simple. If you’re just using your marker in a situation where accuracy doesn’t matter or the stakes aren’t high, you’re better off saving money and going with the cheaper stuff.
If you’re new to paintball, you’ll have to realize that paint is going to be your biggest investment over the course of your career. Regardless of how much your marker cost—or anything else you spend your money on—you need paint to play. Save money when you can.
Can Your Paintball Gun Handle Brittle Paint?
This gets to the “Tournament Grade” or “Professional Grade” paintball question.
Here’s the tip, before you go and spend $75.00 on Empire Evil Tournament Grade Paintballs ask yourself if your marker can handle fragile paint.
The difference between run-of-the-mill stuff and Tournament Grade paint is in how easily it breaks on contact. You pay more for more fragile paint.
The problem is that your Tippmann 98 is going to tear Tournament Grade paint apart. You’ll need a more expensive marker that’s easier on paint if you want to shoot expensive paint. Even then, you don’t need Empire Evil when you want to shoot a tree in the backyard.
How hot is it?
This one is simple. Avoid the expensive thin-shell paint in the colder months. It’s going to expand with the cold, become brittle and break.
Thin paint is great for hot and humid days. Humidity will make the shell of a paintball softer and harder to break on impact.
Sourcing Paint And Age
Paintballs are not like wine. They don’t get better with age.
You want fresh paint.
Paintballs that sit around for a long time deform under their own weight. That alters how they shoot and the chances of breakage in your marker.
This is why you should always buy your paintballs from a source that you trust. Go ahead and order from our website—you can even give us a call if you want to ask how old the paint you are getting is.
Better yet, head down to a trusted local shop and ask them about the age of the paint you are buying.
Whatever you do, don’t get your paintballs from a big box retailer. Chances are that it’s been sitting around in a warehouse for months or maybe even a year before it even hit the shelf. Big retail stores that don’t specialize in paintball don’t know how to properly store it, don’t understand how delicate it is, and order in huge quantities to save on cost.
We have another exciting product from Exalt for you guys today – this time, it’s lube! Or, Exalt’s Vitamin O Gun Oil to be precise. Now, we hear all the time how the most serious paintball players love this stuff. It works wonders on their markers and to some, it’s the best gun oil on the market today. But is it truly one of the best products for gun oil on the market today, or should you steer clear and choose something else? Let’s find out!