What paintball gear do I need to start playing paintball?


Essential Paintball Gear for Beginners

Starting out in paintball requires a few key pieces of equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. These include a paintball gun, a paintball loader, an air tank or CO2 tank, and paintball goggles.

  1. Paintball Gun: Tippmann offers a range of excellent options, making them a reliable choice for beginners. Across the Tippmann lineup, quality is consistent, with all models delivering exceptional performance. Higher-priced models offer additional features and upgradeability, such as compatibility with aftermarket barrels. Some paintball guns, like the Tippmann A5, come with hoppers included, while others may require you to purchase one separately. For basic mechanical markers (typical of current Tippmann models), a gravity feed hopper suffices. Alternatively, magazine-fed options like the TMC, TiPX paintball pistol, and Stormer Elite eliminate the need for hoppers.

  2. Air or CO2 Tank: Paintball guns are powered by compressed gas, either CO2 or compressed air. It's essential to consider what type of gas filling options are available locally. While CO2 tends to be less expensive initially, availability for refills can vary. Many beginners opt for a 48ci 3,000psi bottle to start.

  3. Paintball Goggles: Your paintball mask is a crucial safety component, protecting your eyes and face during gameplay. All paintball masks sold meet safety standards for paintball use, so there are no safety concerns to worry about. However, higher-priced masks often offer increased comfort. We typically recommend thermal goggles for their anti-fog capabilities, ensuring clear vision throughout your games. If you're unsure which mask to choose, our team is available to assist you over the phone, discussing various options to find the best fit for your needs.

By ensuring you have these essential pieces of gear, you'll be well-equipped to dive into the exciting world of paintball, ready to enjoy adrenaline-fueled matches with confidence and safety.

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