Basic Paintball Tactics : Basic Paintball: Reducing the Target

Basic Paintball Tactics : Basic Paintball: Reducing the Target


This is Robert Stewart with hill13.com. Another
common mistake, inexperienced players make, is failing to reduce their target signature.
What is a target signature? That is the amount of your body exposed to fire and out from
cover. When you’re moving through the field, when you’re on the move, you’re on the move,
and when you’re covered, you’re covered. When you get to a covered position and you’re taking
stock of your situation, or you may already know where one opposing team member is, you
have to remember that anything you hang out there becomes a target. So, when you approach
the side of a bunker, let’s say, or some other form of cover, you want to keep that cover
as close and as tight to your body as you can, and be able to bring your weapon up,
without exposing your elbows or your shoulders, as much as possible, to reduce the signature
of your target. Failing to do that, you’re going to get a lot of head shots and a lot
of shoulder shots. So, you need to remember, whatever you’ve got hanging out, if the opponent
can see it, he can probably hit it and you’ll be eliminated. So reduce your target signature.

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