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Paintball Guns: Simple or Complex

  • Date Submitted: 03/20/2010 02:06 PM
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Paintball Guns: Simple or Complex
Paintball is quite a new sport and is becoming more and more popular. It has been around since 1982, but professional paintball teams have just recently come together in 2002.   The first known paintball gun was made by John Barker in 1982. At the time he had a job designing air guns for Daisy Inc.   After his work with Daisy Inc he created the first ever “paintball company known to many at JT Products.   Now JT Products is one of the largest paintball companies in the world, producing practically everything needed and used in the game of paintball. They have also made the NPA (National Paintball Association). This was created in 2002 and has many different teams that are sponsored by a variety of companies. Paintball has come a long way since the creation of the splatmatic and is now a very popular and sport.   With all the types of guns and accessories to choose from the range of any type of paintball gun is sky high.   The combinations are infinite and so are people’s analysis of each one.
The inner workings of a paintball gun can be very simple all the way up to very complicated.   There are many different ranges of guns that range from pump action to full automatic paintball guns.   The most widely used and know and one that I have owned for 4 years is the Tippmann 98 custom.   This paintball gun can be modified to any lengths.   At first glance the gun gives of this very simple look. With a total weight of only 2.9lbs its very light compared too many other guns. From the trigger with the safe and fire button on the right side of the gun all the way to the cocking mechanism that id used to actually propel guns out of the barrel.   The stock version comes with a 13’ barrel seen in the picture to your right as Fig A,   that is stock as well but on the inside of it, its spiraled on the inside making the ball spin when it comes out of the barrel to make it more accurate.   At the front of the gun there is an iron sight system as seen in the...


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