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User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

Ok, I'm saving up for a paintball gun... I have $300 to spend on it, what would be the best gun to get? Also, just talk about your paintball expiriances.

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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Experience: It sucks to get hit in the neck....

JET


User currently offlineN751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

If you're trying to find a good paintball gun try http://www.pbreview.com.
They have reviews on a lot of paintball guns.

As for my expierience it really sucks when a paintball hits the part of the mask where your nose and mouth is: I had a really good taste of paint after one battle.



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User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Thanks. I once ran out of amo, so I did draw fire missions. I ran the width of the field five times before getting hit! That was in a speedball round.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

DO NOT BUY AN EXPENSIVE GUN YOUR FIRST TIME AROUND!!
Buy the Spyder compact, a new barrel, a amazing mask, 12 oz co2 tank, regular $4.99 hopper, and paint. Trust me on this one.
Just practice practice practice.
I have been playing paintball for 3 years now. I have a 32 degrees Vision Impulse with full freek barrel system, nitro tank, the works.
I started out with a Spyder Compact, and I have not looked back on the decision to start off "cheap". The Compact is a amazing gun for it's price. It lasted me 2 years. only thing I bought as an upgrade? An expantion chamber, and new barrel.



User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

I just played it once, its fun - except that I got shot on the head (Well, from far range) Big grin My hair was full of blue paint, ugh!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Well... I know about the cheap gun... but I want something that I can compete with still. will that spiderman gun you were talking about compete?

I was once behind a tirewall, I popped my head out just a 3 paintballs flew by... they hit a little hood that was on my mask, knocked it right off! My hair wasnt full of blue paint though, it was full of RED paint!


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

save up $100 more and buy an autococker.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Yea, the Spyder Compact will compete. It's all skill, not gun. I won many tournaments with it. Buy an autococker after you feel your're ready to compete seriously. A spyder is great for amature tournaments and such, as well as rec. play.

User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Ok, now what does an autococker do? sorry, I'm fairly new to the sport.

User currently offlineAsbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3009 times:

I once got a black and blue mard on my arm that lasted a month all because of friend of mine shot me during the game.

I don't recommend it to anyone.

*Sam*  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

An auto cocker uses air to move all the parts. you can watch the gun cock back when there is no air pack on it. Its smooth. I like them alot.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

I got shot in the head. Not a very pleasant experience.

Also, my friend had bruises for YEARS after we went paintballing.



Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

haha! so what advantage does an autococker give you?

I love it when I run out of amo and I have to draw fire!


User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

If this is your first marker, don't get the autococker! Cockers are for experienced players who know what they are doing, even then, many adjustments such as timing the 3-way, needs to be done at a pro-shop (you can do it yourself, but if you screw up, have a nice time), which means $ out the window.

Get a entry level marker to start with, I recommend a Piranha. Reliable, simple internals, easy cleaning, accurate, light weight, wide range of upgrades, and did I mention reliable?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I currently have a G3 STS Powerfeed in Titanium. This marker is a mid-range entry-intermediate marker, however, it can be a serious performer.

For reviews of various markers and PB products, check out http://www.pbreview.com.

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

GET a Tippman 98. End of story if you want a entry level gun. Durable and the are just great.

"haha! so what advantage does an autococker give you?"

--Do you want a list?




23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Yeah sure! I'll take the list.

Wow, so much advice! If I had the money id buy all these guns and tell you who gave good advice!


User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

The 98 custom is durable (as are all Tippmanns), but they are hell to clean, especially thoroughly. Also, the 8.5" stock barrel doesn't appeal to me.

If I were to go with an Autococker, I'd save up a bit and get a Impulse w/vision eye. Same all pneumatics, but no 3 ways to worry about, and is an electro.

Just my 2??CDN. + experience

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

So if you dont have an auto cocker does that mean you have to recock the gun every time you fire?

User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

No, only pump markers require manual recocking everytime you fire. Most semi-auto markers uses a blow-back system. When the hammer hits the valve pin, air is released to push the ball out and at the same time, blow the hammer, along with the bolt back.

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Ok so what does an auto cocker do?

User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

They are constant. In paintball, when useing CO2, the same amount of air is not always let out every time. If you play like in a tourney, they have carno's. Your gun may shoot 300 fps, then 291. That can be a large distance. The auto regulates it the best. If you had $500, go nitro.  Wink/being sarcastic hehehe. It also recycles air. it sucks the used air back to be used again. The trigger system is the best (if you get the upgrade), Alot of cheap pros uses the Auto Cocker. Its also quiet. It sucks if you gun is load, it gives away your position easier. I dont like the barrel it vomes with though. I like boomsticks. To get a good deal though, get a electro Tippman and buya good barrel for it, then you will be sittin pretty good. Or if you had $1200 + $500, buy an angle. Big grin (you paintball guys know what I am talking about)


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

It's a different brand of gun.

Lets see. It's like the shoe market for Nike-Jordans, X-Trainer, Shox

Paintball Guns- Spyder, Autococker, Automag, Angel, Impulse...


User currently offlineUSAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Cool. I think I'll mow some extra lawns then and get more money for that auto cocker!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

I did paintball once, it was awesome...although I got shot on the top of my head once, it skipped off like a skipping stone w/o exploding...it was painful!! Id like to do it again but the nearest place is like 2 hours from here...

Greg



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25 174thfwff : The Angel is one of the worst guns out there IMHO. Also USAF, if you're asking what an autococker is, please don't buy one. I bet 110% you won't know
26 NWA : you dont like the angel? tsk tsk
27 Post contains images USAFJR : Ok... I'm officialy getting different oppinions here on the autococker thing... can someone put it out plain?
28 B767-400er : 174thfwff: How do you like the teardrop? Distance, and accuracy wise. How hard is it to clean out the ports if you chop paint? How much better is the
29 NWA : Advice, NO BRASS EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL REPEAT, NO BRASS EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 174thfwff : USAF, I say get the spyder compact for 83 bucks, get a new barrel, expantion chamber, new dye stickie grips, and you will be in great shape! You can g
31 N751PR : I definitely agree with NWA. The cheap Brass Eagle guns (under $100/the plastic ones) are horrible and usually lasts not very long. Well thats my opin
32 PROSA : Call me a spoil-sport, but there's just something about paintball that seems a little, well, wrong.
33 USAFJR : Thanks for the advice 174thfwff, That sounds like a plan.
34 NWA : why is it wrong Prosa? I wear my paintball scars with pride!! I do!! The one on my left leg weill be there my whole life, I love it!! my battle wounds
35 USAFJR : Yeah I diddnt quite get that either... Wrong you say? you mean its to violent of a sport? nah! No one even gets killed... theres no fisical contact wi
36 174thfwff : In insurance studies, paintball is safer then bowling! -174thfwff
37 USAFJR : haha! I'll bet! I dont like sliding down the isle and getting pushed through the machine then being spit out with the bowling balls.
38 Srbmod : I agree about the Brass Eagle guns. I bought one as a starter gun (I was on a budget) and wished I would have saved my money and gotten a different gu
39 174thfwff : On the internet you can get a tippmann 98 for 129 bucks... But I still say get the spyder compact for 83 bucks, get a new barrel $40, expantion chambe
40 USAFJR : Can you give me a link to where I can buy them? thanks!
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