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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Who Play Paintball? Looking for info.

So so friends at work and I were thinking about getting in to playing paintball. Only problem is none of us have the slightest clue as to really start. Can someone put me in the right direction as for what kind of guns to look for, stay away from, etc. None of us are looking to spend a lot of money here at first so no need to mention all of the high dollar stuff. Just looking for some good starter stuff. Thanks for the info.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 01:18 AM
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Its a pretty expensive "sport". all of kingmans stuff is decent for low cost markers

http://www.kingman.com/

tippmman also has decent markers.

http://www.tippmann.com/

those are probably your best bet.

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I was looking around and thinking about the Tippmann 98 custom. What do you think about that one?
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try to avoid spyders if at all possible. and dont buy the bucket of paintballs from academy they are crap and will mess up the springs in ur gun real quick
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I agree with staying away from spyder, but the 98 custom is a pretty good marker and there is alot of upgrades for them. I dont know how much your looking to spend but you might look into the smart parts Ion also. Burleson Scuba and Paintball usually has the best prices on all equipment (http://www.burlesonscuba.com) owners name is Doug any questions he should be able to help ya out.

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My son has been playing for years and I only know one thing from his experience. DO NOT BUY CHEAP PAINTBALLS. You will spend more time cleaning that shit out of your gun than you will shooting it. Also, if you end up doing this competetively, it is an athletic endeavor.
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I played for a while and lets just say it was WHOA expensive. If it was me, I'd try to find an older AutoCocker. Those guns were easy to work on, accurate, and could definitely sling some paint. My buddy had a gun called "The Shocker" that would go through 3 cases of paint in one outing. Wowzers.

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Tippman makes good stuff. I had a few back in the day when I was playing and never had any trouble. I still have a couple of markers - one is a Tippman and one is another brand. I'll let em, go cheap. PM if you're interested.

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I played for a while and lets just say it was WHOA expensive. If it was me, I'd try to find an older AutoCocker. Those guns were easy to work on, accurate, and could definitely sling some paint. My buddy had a gun called "The Shocker" that would go through 3 cases of paint in one outing. Wowzers.

How much chingy were you dropping to go play? I figure once you have all of the equipment you are just out the cost of paintballs and co2 if you go play in the woods like we plan on doing.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 09:52 AM
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Every time I played paintball it was about $200 an outing.

That was for about 4 cases of paint and field fees plus air etc.

But I raped my gun like a rabid dog and wore that bitch out. May get back into it.

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