174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2961 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.
USAFJR From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 146 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2943 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!
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2934 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.
B767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2878 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? 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.
B767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2840 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.
NWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2823 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. 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. (you paintball guys know what I am talking about)
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USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2814 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...
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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