Category Archives: Paintball Equipment Troubleshooting

Basic Marker Maintenance Tips

First of all, make sure all o-rings are in good condition.  The worst thing you can do is go to a field with a horrible leak that no one has the o-ring to fix it.  Your paintball marker comes with at … Continue reading

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Storing Paintballs In The Cold

Paintballs become very brittle in the cold.  This is apt to cause breakage in the carton, loaders, hopper, barrel, and of course, on the target.  While break- age on the target is preferred, anywhere else can be a mess.  So … Continue reading

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Cheap Paint; Chop, Chop, Chop

After you’ve played paintball for a while, you begin to notice what kind of paintballs work better for your paintball gun and what kinds are not as efficient. As a beginner starting out you can get by with buying the … Continue reading

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Crappy Masks = Crappy Experience

For a new player, the quality of the paintball mask they use can greatly influence their experience. Many people’s first experience with paintball is seen through scratched lenses handed to them by a field. Constantly dealing with fogged up lenses … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Check List

Right before the season starts, do a thorough inspection of all your paintball gear. This is  the time to replace o rings, oil down all essential parts, check the quality of your paintballs, and re-chronograph your paintball marker. It is essential … Continue reading

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What Does a Chronograph Do?

To measure the velocity of a paintball gun, it is fired over a chronograph.  A good chronograph offers both timekeeping and stopwatch functions.  The technology of the chronograph is similar to that of the Doppler RADAR.  Chronographs displays a paintball … Continue reading

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Paintball Gun Velocity

Most paintball guns feature some sort of velocity adjustment.  The way the velocity is adjusted is different with each particular model.  It’s smartest to first check the owner’s manual for the particular settings for your gun.  You can adjust the … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Tippmann Paintball Guns

There’s hardly a question of what the most reliable paintball guns are… Tippmann.  Any paintball marker will eventually bust an o-ring, especially if you have the velocity turned up too high.  However all of Tippmann’s guns, the Custom 98, A5, … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Spyder Paintball Guns

Spyder paintball guns make great beginner paintball markers.  They are sturdy, easy to clean and maintain and reliable – these guns hardly ever breakdown!  In all the years we (ChoicePaintballGuns.com) have been selling markers, we have only had one Spyder … Continue reading

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Where To Refill CO2 Tanks

A common dilemna with paintball is where to get your CO2 tanks refilled.  You will have a regular need to refill tanks if you play paintball.  Unfortunately, most players do not own a commercial sized air compressor or CO2 tank … Continue reading

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