Paintball Tactical Tips

Paintball Tactical Tips

NIGHT OPERATIONS When looking at an object or area at night make a figure eight by moving your eyes in that direction. Your peripheral picks up more than your retinas at night. By moving your eyes in a figure eight you scan the target…

Promasters

The troubled gun The Line SI Promaster was one of the early open bolt blow-back semi-auto paintball guns, having made it’s appearance on the market shortly after the Tippmann 68-Special and PMI-III (later VM-68). The initial production gun suffered from several design flaws which…

How Modern Tippman Valves Work

How Modern Tippman Valves Work

The valve assemblies found in paintball guns manufactured by Tippmann Pneumatics Inc. aren’t particularly designed for easy disassembly, and realistically there is no reason they should be. Leaks or other problems with Tippmann valves are rare, and in those rare cases Tippmann is very…

Game Variations for small groups

SNIPER (TWISTED SEARCH AND DESTROY) Sniper rules offers a chance for players to improve both teamwork and individual skills, while enjoying a unique playing experience. It’s basically an all vs. one game, but can that too can be modified. The idea is for a…

Two-tube BLOW-BACK BASICS

Two-tube BLOW-BACK BASICS

“Two-tube” refers to the stacked body style, where the internal parts ride in parallel tubes. Sheridan, the company which at one time produced a series of pump paintball guns for Pursuit Marketing Inc. (PMI) produced the game’s first successful two-tube blow-back semi-automatic, the PMI-III…

Top Ten Newbie Mistakes

FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND THE RULES The first things every player should understand are the rules of the game. At commercial fields the rules are usually presented at the start of the day.  Knowing what constitutes an elimination, for example, can keep a player from…