A question we get a lot is “what is the best paintball gun”. The answer of course is always subjective. It all depends on your skill level, budget and experience. Not to mention the specific type of paintball you like to play, woodsball or speed ball. We would recommend playing a bunch of paintball with the local field equipment first before deciding which is the best paintball gun for you to invest in. This is an important step in any new players progress, because it lets you decide how you like to play paintball and if you are having fun with the basic level paintball guns, then make the plunge and purchase a paintball marker for your own set of gear.
More often than not people jump in head first and buy the most expensive paintball gun they can find, instantly thinking it is going to improve their game and make them a better player. There cannot be a more amateur mistake to make. The best paintball players can use entry level equipment and paintball guns, and still do extremely well, and know it is the experience from having played many games on the field that makes them an awesome player, not having the best paintball gun they can get their hands on. Buying super expensive paintball guns can leave you with no extra cash for upgrades like a red dot sight or extended barrel that can really help you get the most out of your gear. It is better to have a medium budget paintball gun that can easily be upgraded than spending all your hard earned cash on the latest top tier marker. something like the tippmann A5 can really be a good starting point for new players.
So when looking for the best paintball guns there are some things to keep in mind. Go for a name brand like Tippmann or Empire, two of the biggest names in the business. They make quality gear you can rely on in the field to take a beating and still keep working properly. Avoid going to wall-mart and picking up a cheap plastic paintball marker, it will only break on you a couple games in and that can be not only disappointing but dangerous. If the cheap plastic shatters, the shards can inflict some serious damage. You should of course be wearing a paintball mask to protect your vision but it can still be extremely painful. This is why we recommend going for a name brand paintball gun for the optimal experience. We hope this article has helped you make a informed decision to find the best paintball gun for your needs. No go out there and enjoy this amazing action sport to the fullest! We will see you on the field.