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What should I consider before buying paintball gun?

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    DaveAnyc Dec 30, 2017

    The MAIN thing to consider is your budget. Playing PB is expensive if you're paying for it yourself. Paintball is also a lot more fun when you're playing with friends. If you can play once a month, then your budget just to play may be as much as $100 a month. This includes paintballs (2000), airfills, and field fee. It does not necessarily include rentals.If you will play 2x a month, you may have to double that number.
    Your budget for gear is offset by the rental costs, but even if you only rent for a while, you'll want a good set of personal goggles (so you can see and sweat in your own mask) and an upgrade barrel (for the rental gun) and a squeegee (to clean your barrel). This can cost you $85 (V-force profiler, great relatively cheap goggles,) $35 (Gog barrel for whatever rental style gun they rent, $5-13 (swab/squeegee from Exalt or simpler pull through from psychoballistics. Both work well, the cheaper one you can stow around your neck while playing...)
    So that's $135 and you haven't even looked at the three other things you need, The Gun, the Hopper, and the Air supply. But you can play rental games and have a good time until you determine if you're really rich enough to play. When you decide you MUST get a gun, again, think about your budget. Too many players plop down 1000+ and play once or twice then we don't see them again...
    If you have the money haha, then you can definitely get the two accessory items- the HPA bottle (airsupply) and Hopper. The HPA bottle can be any brand, really, but the size should be 68ci/4500 meaning 68 cubic inches and with 4500 psi capacity. This is a good solid playing size. You can find them for around 125-150 and up. The hopper should be a Rotor, it can be any version and be good. They're not cheap, but they are great. $100. So now you've added 250 to your total (385) and now you can buy a gun. Forget about military looking guns. They look pretty if you're into fantasy island, but if you're there to play and shoot other players out of the game, then get a players gun. The least expensive good gun is the Mini $250+ the most expensive is the CS1.5 (etc) $1400. In between are RSX shockers- 700, Luxes-1200 Gteks/Eteks (cheaper versions of the top of the line Planet Ecliopse guns)-600
    And many many many more. I recommend that aside from budget, you get the gun that you believe will make you a better player. Yes I said that. Because you will psyche yourself into playing better or worse, so psyche yourself properly with the gun you believe will work best!

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