First Paintball Gun Purchase
When looking for your first paintball gun, you really want to find which paintball gun is going to fit your paintball needs the best. It is highly recommended that someone looking to buy a paintball gun goes to your local paintball store to purchase your paintball equipment. At a local shop you are able to build your paintball gun by adding the paintball air tank, paintball hopper/loader of your choice along with any custom paintball gun upgrades you might like! This way you are assured all items are what fit your needs and your preferences exactly.
The first thing to decide when purchasing a paintball gun is what type of gun you want. Your choices are between a paintball gun that looks realistic or not. All paintball guns shoot the same speed but some players enjoy more of a paintball tactical gun than a normal style paintball gun.
Typically most paintball players who play paintball in the woods decide to go with the realistic tactical style paintball gun. These paintball guns tend to have the look of some of the most popular military rifles out there. This type of paintball gun usually is heavier and more bulky than a typical paintball gun or speedball paintball (Types of Paintball Article) gun.
Out of the box this type of paintball gun has a slower rate of fire unless upgraded. For example, the Tippmann A5 and Tippmann X7 Phenom paintball guns are some of the most popular, most reliable and most recommended tactical paintball guns on the market. The Tippmann A5 out of the box is a mechanical paintball gun with a slower rate of fire but with the addition of the Tippmann Select Fire E-Grip will be an electronic paintball gun capable of shooting full auto, semi auto and burst mode. The Tippmann A5 and Tippmann X7 Phenom both have the paintball loader already attached to the paintball gun saving you money when getting started. This loader system is one of the best loader systems on the market and has been for years. With the Tippmann A5 being a great starter gun the Tippmann X7 Phenom is an already upgraded version of the Tippmann A5 paintball gun with a few additional features well worth the money.
The Tippmann X7 Phenom comes with the electronic trigger frame allowing the significant increase in rate of fire. In addition, the Tippmann X7 Phenom paintball gun can be switched to mechanical and electric with the flip of a switch. In case of the battery dying or the paintball gun being used to play in the snow or rain the paintball gun can be switched to mechanical mode. The Tippmann X7 Phenom is the only paintball gun in the industry that is capable of doing this.
If you are not the type of player that wants that realistic look or the weight that comes with the tactical look, Spyder is a type of paintball gun that has been around for 10+ years that is light weight and with a little research a high rate of fire spyder paintball gun package can be purchased for about the same price as the Tippmann A5 with the paintball loader and paintball air tank.