Paintball Guns & Accessories : Types of Paintball Guns

Paintball Guns & Accessories : Types of Paintball Guns


This is Robert Stewart with hill13.com. Now
when it comes to paintball guns the variety of different types of guns, some of them have
different purposes. If you’re the type of person that likes to play sniper and you like
to play long ball. Stay back away from your opponents. You might choose a different gun
than say your standard out of the box A5 or 98 Custom from Tippmann. What we have here
is a new gun. The Alpha Black U.S. Army. As you can tell it’s styled after an M16 or a
car15 carbine style weapon. The paint hopper goes here. Tool kit here. Collapsible stock.
These guns have just entered the market and they’re reasonably priced I think at about
$170. From Tippmann, the workhorse brand of the commercial paintball field, we have a
number of other guns such as the A5 Tippmann which has been out for a couple of years.
The X7, which is one of their newest guns, which is kind of set up on a FNFAL style frame.
And these weapons also have picatinny rails which means you can add a lot of parts to
them. Beyond that you have the old school. You have the Tippmann 98 Custom. This particular
weapon has what’s called a flat line barrel. We’ll talk about this more later but the gist
of this is because of the curvature of the barrel you get a more stable throw on the
ball because of the spin. And it gives you some extra distance. Later on we’ll also be
talking about this. This is a 9 volt hopper. Not your standard hopper. And especially important
if you’re not using what’s called a cyclone feed. We’ll get back to that in a little while.
But this basically covers a general variety of weapons that you can be using at the paintball
field.

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