If you’ve been perusing the list of paint ball guns now available, you may feel overwhelmed by your options. You can easily narrow down your search by asking yourself a few questions.
The key question you should ask yourself is how much you are willing to invest in a paint ball gun. Paint ball guns can be affordable at under $100. They can also cost as much as $2,000. If you are a serious paint ball enthusiast and have the means to invest more in your equipment, then it may be worth it to purchase a higher-end gun. If you are a beginner and you don’t plan to play more than a few times a year, then lower-end guns may suit your needs better. Keep in mind that low-end guns are not as easily upgradeable and do not leave as much room for excelling in the game as a higher-end paint ball guns. At the same time, you don’t want to overextend your budget if you’re unsure of how often you’ll play.
Are you interested in a mechanical or electronic marker? Electronic markers run on batteries and circuit boards, whereas mechanical markers do not need electricity at all. Although mechanical markers can be louder and may react slower, they are incredibly reliable. If you’re budget is a concern, then mechanical markers are probably a better option for you since they cost less than electronic marker guns. Not only do electronic markers cost more, they are more cost and time-intensive to fix, but this may be worth it to you knowing that they are much quieter and they provide consistent fire action.
Paint ball guns are also designed differently depending on the variation of paint ball being played. You’ll need to decide what variation you’ll be playing the most often. For games that require much agility and speed, such as speedball, smaller, compact paint ball guns are the better option. For scenario games in which you’ll be playing for longer periods of time in such natural settings as forests, paint ball guns that are less conspicuous and that are durable are excellent options. For this type of game, you should choose a paint ball gun that is carried like a rifle and enables you to attach a stock to it.
While deciding which gun to purchase, keep in mind that there is other equipment required in order to play paint ball. Decide on your overall budget before making decisions about any one piece of equipment.