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Different Types of Paintball Guns



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How to Play Paintball: Different Types of Paintball Guns

On behalf of Expert Village, I’m Dan Foss and I’m here to tell you about paintballing. Well, we’ve come a long way from the paintball pump actions of the old days, back in the 90’s and that. Pump actions have gone to regular cocking on the sides and of course, our liquid CO2 going into this one, to something like this one right here where it’s a simulated military sim we call it. All right, what makes this a paintball marker, we like to call them markers, we want to be politically correct, we don’t want to join the National Rifle Association just yet.

We are forming some other things right now. But this is a gas through stock, okay, this marker works on a 7 to 800 psi, that’s what we need in order for it to fire. We’re talking about more like 300 feet per second, of course coming out the box this would probably do 350 feet per second. So, it’s working on 7 to 800 psi, there are a couple of options that we have for propellant, which is one most everybody has is CO2 or liquid CO2. The other option that we have and what I like to play with is high-pressure air. You can get a scuba tank and a fill station and have your own air out there and it’s a lot cleaner air than the CO2, the balls are a lot more accurate, you don’t have, it’s not cold so you’re not losing, you don’t have to have expansion chambers and things like that, you get a lot more shots off of a bottle and also instead of having the bottle screwed into the back of the marker, as you can see there’s a little quick disconnect right here where I have a control line that fits into that and the bottle is on my back.

So, we feel that is more comfortable. Okay, this is a 200 round hopper and this is what we call a cycle and feed system. Every time we fire a shot, this pin comes back and forth, it’s gas actuated, and this spins around and keeps feeding the balls into the marker. The faster you shoot the faster the balls need to feed into the hopper. If you have a regular shaker hopper they’ll gather up here and they won’t drop in as fast, so what happens is you’ll be chopping balls and when you chop balls paint falls into this and plugs it up and you have to stop and get out of the game or swab it out and some of these markers you can’t swab out when you’re out in the field. So, anyway, you need to have a hopper like this cycle and feed system on here or a sound activated hopper or something when you’re firing it’s actually electric and it’ll be spinning and feeding the marker.

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