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.

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.

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.

Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Ws" that should be included in every hunting plan?

What firearm you are hunting with.
Who you are with.
When you are returning.
Where you are going.


What technique can be described as "slow, patient movement of the hunter into shooting position after game has been located"?

Stand Hunting
Still Hunting


Which species is there federal hunting laws for?

Wood Duck
Ring-knecked pheasant
Snowshoe hare
White-tailed Deer


Which field carry provides the most firearm control?



Which choice is NOT recommended when approaching downed wildlife?

Approach quietly from behind.
Poke animal gently with a stick.
Touch the eye gently, if there's no reaction, animal is usually dead.
Shoot it again before approaching to make sure it is dead.


What is the technique known as "driving"?

One hunter sitting in a blind waiting for game to come along.
One hunter moving slowly and patiently into shooting position after game has been located.
One or more pushers walk through an area trying to move game ahead of them into areas wehre blockers are waiting.
One hunter driving a vehicle and a second hunter in the back set shooting through the open window.


Scouting an area you want to hunt should include:

Walk around the area on opening day with your firearm or bow.
Walk around the area looking for animal movements and signs.
Look at maps and aerial photos of the area.
Answers B and C.


Which of the following is NOT a reason why you should develop a hunting plan for every hunt?

So friends and family know how to contact you in case of emergency.
So you can use your hunting plan to start a fire if you get lost.
So fellow hunters know where you are located.
So friends and family know where you can be found in case of a hunting accident.


Which of these items should be on every checklist included in your hunting plan?

Hunting license


Which of these does NOT violate a hunting safety rule?

Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Keeping your finger on the trigger while stalking game.
Two hunters shooting at the same game.
Identifying what lies beyond an identified target.