How many times have you seen someone playing with the trigger on their paintball gun while waiting in the staging area for their next game? You’ve seen them, haven’t you — rubbing their fingers on the trigger, maybe even pulling the trigger continuously on a seemingly deactivated gun?  The next time you wonder why we have to have barrel plugs, you can look at that player and know that he/she is part of the reason.

  I am not arguing against barrel plugs. I believe they are an absolute necessity – but I do think there is something to be learned from why they are necessary.  With the arrival of 2002, I began my 14th year as an avid paintball enthusiast. The popularity of paintball has increased immensely in the last decade; in fact, this recreational sport has been reborn in incredible video game adaptations, slots games, and whatnot. Use this opportunity to try them out for free at top-rated French online casino sites. It’s a good way to make a difference between playing on your computer or actually on the field. When I started, barrel plugs had not yet been invented. As the years went by and the player population grew, barrel plugs became mandatory. Why was that? Were paintball guns infamous for accidental discharges? No. Even from the earliest days of the game, well maintained and properly used paintball guns would not simply fire by themselves – that’s not to say some ridiculously tricked trigger job wouldn’t cause problems – but factory designed triggers and safety systems were and are safe. The problem, as often is the case, can be traced directly to the people involved and the development of bad habits that no one has seen fit to correct.

  At the field where I began my paintball career, most of the players involved were already familiar with hunting or other shooting sports. Safe gun handling procedures already in practice by many players often carried over to paintball. New players were constantly reminded by the veterans of the simple safety rules that prevented such things as accidental discharges. As a matter of fact, the concept was strongly stressed during the safety briefing at the field where I played. However, as the appeal of the game broadened, so did the backgrounds of the players. In today’s faster moving paintball world, there are probably a very small percentage of players (especially younger ones) who have any experience with actual firearms. Additionally, many field operators, having the barrel plug as a safety net, do not spend as much time stressing the safe handling of paintball guns. That’s why you see Robbie Newbie hanging out in the staging area playing with the trigger, and even Joe Tourney Player appearing in the awards ceremony with his hand around the grip frame and finger on the trigger.

  “Well, the gun isn’t loaded” or “the tank (Co2 or N2) has been disconnected” you say.. “so what does it matter?”   It matters because bad practice leads to bad habits, and habits are what you fall back on when you’re not paying attention. We’re all guilty of subconsciously doing things that we sometimes never realize we’re doing. Many of those things come from the development of bad habits. There is a good chance Robbie Newbie doesn’t even realize he’s stroking the trigger, as he carries on with tales of daring from the last game. But what if Robbie forgot to disable the gun? That’s where the safety net of the barrel plug enters the picture. While barrel plugs generally work as intended, it is not totally unheard of to have a failure. Want a back-up to your safety net? Eliminate the bad habits which make the barrel plug a necessity. For example, a little gambling won’t hurt, but excessive spending and playing can be very detrimental, that’s why many casinos have anti-addictive policies that will help players enjoy the game in a more responsible manner. Follow this page and play for free while using bonuses.

  The only way to eliminate bad habits is to develop good habits to replace them. Developing safe handling habits takes some amount of work and discipline.  It can start with the understanding that you have no need to put your finger on the trigger until you have acquired a target. Until you see what you are shooting and are ready to shoot, keep your finger on the outside of the trigger guard. This applies during the game as well. If you travel about a field with your finger on the trigger, you are increasing the chance that a stumble or miss-step will result in you shooting a teammate in the back at close range. If you think keeping your finger outside of the trigger guard will slow your response time in being able to eliminate your opponent, you are seriously overestimating the value of the time it takes to move your finger. With practice, you can smoothly move your finger to the trigger as you bring the paintball gun up into your line of sight. With enough practice, it becomes a habit. It is the exact same with casino games, but it doesn’t mean that it can go bad always. You can play responsibly and as long you are having fun it’s totally fine. If you play to win in these online casinos you get British pounds because it’s an UK based establishment. So you should visit this great review site, it will give you the choice to select the casino you think best fits your needs. They also have a ton of casino bonus coupons, so you know you won’t be spending a lot.

  Using the paintball gun’s safety can also be a matter of habit. Whether it’s the type which mechanically blocks the trigger, or an electronic power switch, there is a time to have the safety “off” and a time to have it “on” (in the case of electronic guns, having the safety “on” may actually mean having the power “off”). When you are in any area where you have no intention of shooting a target, there is no reason to have the safety disengaged. Try to relate the practice of engaging the safety to leaving the field of play –”game over, safety on (or power off).”

  Another good habit to develop is a conscious awareness of where the paintball gun is pointing at all times, and a concentrated effort to make sure it is always pointing in a safe direction. I myself have shot the barrel plug clean out of the barrel. Fortunately, the paintball gun was pointed in a safe direction. If the barrel had been pointed in a different direction, the impact of barrel plug itself could have caused an injury.

  It’s no doubt that barrel plugs are a necessary safety measure, but like every device of it’s type, it shouldn’t be taken for granted that it will never fail. Develop habits based on safe paintball gun handling procedures and you may never have to test the effectiveness of your safety net. Anyway, if you are a fan of paintball but don’t have the time to make it happen, there is always a great alternative to playing online paintball games. But while you are at it, why not earn some cash too? Continue reading at the site, and see how to make money from mobile casino games.

Immediate Action Drills

I.A.=Immediate Action

An immediate action drill is used when contact is made and a pre-trained drill is called into play. It’s kind of like learning football plays. The team leader yells out which drill will be used and the team immediately goes into motion. Saying that you don’t need a team to enjoy your favorite casino games. You can just go to and find everything you need to know how to start playing safely and legally in online French casinos. But back to immediate action drills.
Here is a drill that is used when the team is breaking contact with an attacking force.

  • 1.  Contact is made. The team leader makes the decision to break contact an pull back to assigned rally point. This call could be made due to a larger enemy force is attacking, you have multiple casualties, or you are on a time schedule, etc..
  • 2.  The team leader yells for an I.A. drill. The pointman or whoever is closest to the enemy unloads his or her weapon into the attacking force. Once empty or a large supply of your clip is used up, retreat to your last assigned rally point. You turn around and slap the next man on the shoulder letting them know it is now there turn to rock and roll. They do the same thing and slap the next man and then they run to rally point as well. And so on and so on..Some I.A. drills have a certain soldier deploying ordinance(smoke, grenade, cs, etc.) while they are in line waiting to peel. Normally the last man in the line will deploy ordinance.
  • 3.  While still in line it’s a good tip to have a new clip in your other hand ready to slap in once you have emptied into the enemy.
  • 4.  Now you run like your on fire. Get to rally point and await orders. Once rallied up do a body check and equipment check.

Some I.A. drills will assign a certain formation to be made. It depends on the situation.
Also the heavy gunner of the squad or multiple heavy gunners will usually run backwards so they are still facing the enemy while in the peel. It keeps the enemies heads down if a large quantity of rounds are going at them.

Is good to drop smoke when doing a break in contact. It keeps the enemy from rushing forward and conceals your path of retreat.

I.A. drills can keep a team from being wiped out. Get with your team and try them out in your back yard. Get used to each others stances and firing positions.

A good tip is after you have broken contact and have assessed the situation set up a hasty ambush if you have a good spot. Now remember they will be expecting it so you will have to have great concealment and fire discipline.

When breaking contact with the enemy it’s a good idea to pull back and go another way than you were originally traveling.

The Darkest Hour

The guys getting ready before the game Tim and Johnny perform emergency gun surgery Coty getting psyched up Ben Torrecelli, Hillbilly, and General Lane going over pre-game plans red players head off to the command post  Johnny and Tim before the game Neild, Coty, Rusty and Craig The red command staff Neild goes pump The speedball field which dominated play on much of day 1   Coty and Craig after the red team finally took the speedball field Neild and the General discuss the game as the sun goes down Tim gets ready for night play    Chris, sort of out-of-place in the ghillie suit    Bob, Jethro and the guys from Bear Claw Paintball Craig and Chris starting out day 2 Day 2 and we swap Command Post Hillbilly and Ben  players from Death Inc., Southern Comfort, and Rusty from the Pukin' Dogs watch down hill Billy props up a tree Chris on guard duty at Flag Staiton 5 Coty gets out ahead of the team and advances up the Hill The final battle was held on the Speedball field  guess who won Most Valuable Team on our side? Hey - which side were we on anyway...

Who are the Pukin’ Dogs?


The first rendition of the “Dogs” appeared at a 3-man tournament in 1990, and included original members Craig Mercer and Billy Goodman. Prior to the creation of this website the name only appeared when event paperwork necessitated it. Under that name the “Dogs” continued to appear in local tournaments for several years, but were never a highly organized team. “The Pukin’ Dogs” name is now used for a scenario team. The team is based in middle Tennessee and has been traveling to scenario games in the southeastern United States since 1998. The name was borrowed from the U.S. Navy fighter squadron VF-143, “The World Famous Pukin’ Dogs“.