Make Your Own Paintball Gun - How Does a Paintball Gun Work?
Paintball is a wonderful sport that has been around for 29 years. Paintball involves two teams of people playing in a field, with the overall goal of collecting flags, while not being hit with a ball of paint. The guns used to propel the balls of paint are known as markers. Therefore, being hit with a ball of paint is known as getting marked, and eliminates you from the game. Markers can get quite expensive, so there are several ways that a person can make their own paint guns. The 3 noted types of homemade paintball markers are blowguns, homemade air guns, and PVC paintball guns.
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A paintball marker works by using a form of gas or air to propel the paintball pellet from the chamber. The recognized speed that a pellet should be propelled for safety reasons is 300 feet per second. There has to be a tank of gas or air that is attached to the tanking system. The expressed gas is pushed up to the body. The body is where the paintball pellet is, and where it will be pushed out of the barrel. There are many different styles and models of markers. The three major types are pumps, which propel the paintballs manually. Semi-automatics start out with the first pellet being manually cocked and propelled, followed by automatic firing power. Fully automatic markers keep propelling paintballs as long as the trigger is being held.
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Paintball clothing above all things must allow for comfort and safety. It is mandatory that paintball players wear a mask that fully covers the head, down to the neck. The mask will only have holes for the eyes and the nose. Even then, players must cover these areas with goggles, and other protection for the mouth. Paintball clothing should be comfortable, and it should cover any exposed areas of the body to prevent any possible bruising while being hit with a paintball pellet. Some people choose to purchase expensive gear, but that is not required. A paintball player can easily wear clothes that are long, comfortable, and allow for mobility.
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