Hi. Robert Stewart here with hill13.com. Now
we’re going to talk about barrels. Now the barrel of your weapon first off, try to keep
it out of the dirt, try to keep it from getting damaged. It’s wherever the paint ball comes
from so if your barrels messed up you’re not going to have a good day on the field. Now
you can buy a lot of aftermarket barrels with a lot of different styles of porting and what
have you but generally speaking now a days most off the shelf guns come with some level
of porting. And the porting are the fine holes that you’ll find along the barrel. They help
change the spin of the ball and straighten it out so that the ball flies straighter.
This particular weapon has a barrel that’s removable. Some weapons, especially the entry
level weapons do not. That kind of gun requires that you break it down a little further to
clean the barrel out. I will say that for my personal preference, being able to take
the barrel down on the field and run a squeegee through it to clear it is better than not
having the barrel that way. So you can get short barrels and as you can tell from some
of these weapons the barrels are shorter than others. Tippmann has a tendency to deport
their weapons a different way from other manufacturers and vice versa. The next kind of barrel you’re
apt to see on a paintball field is one we’ve mentioned before which is the flat line barrel.
The secret to the flat line barrel is that the barrel actually has a curve in it which
is why it has this upper part on the top of it to hold it in place and keep it stable.
That curve adds extra spins to the ball. Which adds distance and accuracy to it. Next we’re
going to come back and we’re going to talk about barrel plugs and barrel content.