Tippmann 98 Custom

The Tippmann 98 Custom is one of the company’s most popular and reliable woodsball and scenario paintball markers. Its sleek look, high power and reliable performance make it an aggressive choice in paintball guns. Tippmann has made the 98 Custom exceptionally useful stock marker with plenty of options for modification and personalization.

The strengths of the original Tippman 98 are continued in the excellent 98 Custom core marker system. The aluminum die cast receiver feels durable without being too heavy. To service the 98 Custom, Tippmann constructed the body with a centerline split that is easily accessed by removing six Allen wrench screws and bolts. The 98 Custom features a removable trigger guard that was previously part of the original’s casing, which enables the simple upgrade to a responsive trigger. Small pins are used internally to ensure consistent alignment for true firing action. Aligning the pins can be a slightly tedious process, but with practice the procedure becomes intuitive. Another advantage to the aluminum die cast chassis is the ability to use simple aluminum polish on the inside of the receiver housing to ensure a near frictionless movement if one chooses to modify the 98 Custom to fully automatic.

The self-sealing power tube design helps to make the Tippmann 98 Custom a more efficiently sealed system that is still easily accessed for cleaning and maintenance and will effectively operate on CO2, compressed air, or nitrogen. The stock guts make this marker a .68 caliber semi-automatic at an eight ball per second firing rate with an effective range of 150 feet. Optional upgrades like the flat-line barrel help to dial in the Tippmann 98 Custom’s long-range accuracy. An anti-chop ball handling system also ensures that this Tippmann can perform worry free at higher firing rates made possible through ball-feed and trigger upgrades.

The beauty of the Tippmann 98 Custom is the wide array of optional upgrades. Its performance and accuracy can be improved though this marker is highly effective, and visually intimidating, out of the box. The stock hopper holds 200 rounds and is attached with a quick release feeder elbow that easily slides out of the way to admit a squeegee should the marker require a fast field cleaning. Tippmann’s inclusion of Picatinny rails allow for the easy attachment of accessories like scopes. The Tippmann 98 Custom is a workhorse of the paintball world.

Paintball guns are becoming more and more specialized as the diversity of game play expands. Many paintball guns on the market today are excellent for use in a particular style of play, which can be limiting because of the high investment cost for a core marker. This is where Tippmann excels beyond the competition with the 98 Custom. Advantages that were limited to other markers like the response triggers and scenario aesthetic modification kits are now all compatible with the Tippmann 98 Custom. The casing and power tube are versatile enough to perform as a speedball or sniper marker when matched with the appropriate Tippmann upgrades.

Spyder Paintball Is Respected for Good Reasons

Here at Ultimate Paintball, we take pride in supplying players with the best in equipment and apparel.  Paintball is like other industries, susceptible to poor manufacturers but present with those who supply the public with premier, quality products and services.  We align ourselves with the latter group, Spyder Paintball being one of them.

Along with Spyder Paintball, we supply our shoppers with other quality name brands including Tippmann and Empire.  Paintball players are competitive by nature, so naturally some will spark debate on who offers the best guns and equipment.  We think all of the brands we carry offer great paintball guns and equipment, especially Spyder Paintball.  Keeping a level-headed approach to such a debate, we think it has more to do with the chemistry between a player and their gun regardless of the manufacturer.  Of course, you have to distinguish the superior manufacturers from those who aren’t worth mentioning.  We narrow the process for you by only carrying quality brands.  The rest is up to you.  We provide information about each piece of equipment and encourage our shoppers to do some additional research.

Paintball is still a relatively young sport.  Paintball guns actually predate the sport.  The first gun was developed in 1970 for reasons that had nothing to do with sport.  Forestry workers used guns to mark trees (thus, the alternative name of paintball marker).  About eleven years later, someone came up with an awesome idea – using the paintball markers for sport!

Spyder Paintball came out of the gates blazing, quickly making a good name by producing affordable and durable guns and equipment in the 1990s.  Like the sport, Spyder Paintball products constantly evolve, giving players good reason to get excited about getting out on the field.

We expect the featured manufacturer to keep us and our customers happy, providing unique, dependable, and awesome guns and equipment.  Don’t be shy in letting us know what you think about Spyder Paintball equipment and other paintball accessories found on our site.  We thank you for your allegiance to us and guarantee we do all we can to bring you the best in paintball equipment.

The Basics on Paintball Barrels

Do you have the bug yet?  It doesn’t take many minutes of game play or visits to the field; once you’ve played paintball for a little while, you’ll get the urge to play more and more.  Once you’re hooked, you’ll be interested in improving your game and enhancing your equipment and apparel.  Paintball barrels present opportunities to augment your paintball marker.

If you’re a novice, we don’t want to confuse you; paintball barrels are not necessities of play, yet they do improve the performance of your gun.  Consider the following information about paintball barrels; it may persuade you to make an investment, improving your game and marker performance.

The game is constantly advancing as well as equipment, but at present, paintball barrels consist of three components.  The threading has grooves, allowing players to screw the barrel onto a gun.  The shaft is the solid portion of the barrel, allowing paintball travel.  The porting is located at the end of the barrel; holes line the porting up until the end, where the paintball exits.

All threading is not equal; don’t blindly purchase a barrel without ensuring it fits your gun.  Manufacturers usually produce barrels that fit guns of the same make (a Tippmann barrel usually fits a Tippmann gun).  There are adapters, enabling players to unite paintball barrels to guns of a different make.  When making an online purchase, make sure the barrel of interest fits your paintball marker.

There is some debate regarding performance and the length of paintball barrels.  Some believe a longer barrel makes for a more accurate shot.  This belief is true – to a certain degree.  A barrel exceeding one foot may actually hinder the performance of your gun.  A barrel exceeding 12 inches facilitates the de-acceleration of the paintball, causing the ball to travel a shorter distance, limiting performance.

The gun porting (holes at the end of the barrel) make for a quieter shot, helping air escape from within.  In general, more porting equals a quieter shot, yet also necessitates more air to shoot paintballs, decreasing the efficiency of the gun.

Barrels vary in diameter.  Paintballs, depending on the manufacturer, vary in diameter as well.  Seasoned players ensure their brand of paintball fits their paintball barrels.  Some test how a ball fits into a barrel to ensure a good fit; your paintball shouldn’t be able to roll down the barrel with nothing but the force of gravity catapulting it, yet it shouldn’t take more than a puff of air for a securely-placed ball to move down the barrel.

At present, barrels are made from steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber.  It’s understood the material doesn’t influence accuracy, yet lighter barrels generally cost more.  Take a look through our paintball barrels; we have a large supply from leading manufacturers.  Of course, you can always contact us with a question!

The Paintball Markers You Forgot About – Pistols

We know the kind of weaponry making heads turn at stores and intriguing eyes on our Ultimate Paintball website.  Sure, the latest and greatest paintball markers by Spyder, Tippmann, and other manufacturers is a site to excite any paintball player, yet lesser known, lesser used markers are valuable as well.  When was the last time you considered supplementing your big gun with pistol paintball markers?

To start, we’d like to encourage use of a pistol as primary paintball markers despite contrary opinions.  Sure, using a pistol has drawbacks including the opportunity to hold less paintballs, less air, and the need for more patience, but there are advantages too.  Sometimes simplicity and skill is all you need to make an impact on the field.  Have you ever caught the look of an opposing player, holding a high-powered gun in hand, finding they just got taken out by a pistol?  It’s a priceless sight!

However, we’re not opposed to progress.  The design and response of markers has come a long way.  There’s a lot of damage to be done with an advanced paintball marker.  Taking a look through our site, you’ll see we definitely encourage the use of high-end guns too.

Using a pistol as a secondary weapon might be the best approach to take.  If you like the idea, consider how fast you can load a particular model along with its size and weight.  Some pistols are pretty elementary in design, taking a long time to reload.  Others are relatively quick to load and worth consideration as a secondary weapon.  Additionally, think practically.  Pistols are smaller than normal, high-end paintball markers but vary in size.  Make sure you can comfortably store the pistol on your person during play and easily aim, letting paintballs fly with one hand.

A pistol comes in the handiest when most needed.  Imagine your ensconced in that crucial moment where it’s either going to be you or your opponent who soon meets their fate.  Your knee deep in exchanging fire and it’s time to reload.  You think, “Damn!  Now they have the advantage.”  And they might know it.  However, if you’re packing an extra paintball marker you don’t have to sacrifice needed seconds.  You can grab the pistol and continue taking those crucial shots.

Do you have additional questions regarding pistols or other types of paintball markers?  We love to hear from current and potential customers!  Shoot us (haha – get it?) an email or give us a call.

Our courteous staff would be more than happy to address your questions.

Use Your Paintball Gun like a Sniper

Your paintball gun may be the deciding factor between victory and defeat.  It’s not just about the size and capability of your gun; you need to know how to use it!  There are a number of styles of play.  Those who love to rack up a number of kills with their paintball gun occasionally adopt a sniper-style of play.  If you want to learn how to be a sniper or enhance your sniper skills, consider the following suggestions.

A sniper sits and waits for opportunities to make a kill.  Aside from an accurate paintball gun, patience is a must regarding this style of play.  If you’re an anxious player who loves to move around, a natural-born sniper you’re not.  It doesn’t mean you can’t be an advantage to your team in other ways; it means you should consider adopting a different role.

Where are you going to sit and wait for enemy targets?  Remember you’re a sniper and not a hider.  Yes, you need to choose a covert position, but not a place so well hidden no one will spot you and you won’t spot them.  Consider making a base adjacent to a well-traveled crossroad or area on the battlefield.  Being stationary, you’ll need the enemy to come to you.

Consider donning camouflaged clothing (we have a number of camouflaged paintball gear items available at our online store!), facilitating your ability to hide from enemies.  You want to blend into your environment rather than standout in a conspicuous fashion.  If you can’t integrate your outline into the surroundings, you’ll become an easy target rather than an enemy-slaying sniper.

What’s the capacity of your paintball gun?  This is an important consideration.  If you’re positioned 100 feet from potential targets, but your gun’s accuracy begins going awry at 70 feet, you’re going to have issues being an efficient marksmen.  Know your gun and its limitations.

Don’t be overly confident.  Listen to your intuition (this usually gets better with the accumulation of play hours).  If you have any reason to believe you’ve been spotted, it’s time to adopt another hiding spot or style of play.  Otherwise, you’re setting yourself up for an unexpected visit by enemy fire.

Don’t get too excited.  Sure, it’s a great feeling knowing you are about to open a can of paintball death on an opposing player, but maintaining a low profile is a major objective of snipers.  Be patient in pulling the trigger.  Optimally, you need only pull the trigger once to make a kill.  The best snipers leave opponents in post-kill wonder, shot yet having no clue where the opposing paintball came.

Keep it quiet.  Like a magician never reveals his secrets, a good sniper never reveals his hiding spots.  Your exact location is only for you and your paintball gun to know!

Paintball Gear – the Necessities

Congratulations on your engagement in the intense and highly-fun sport of paintball!  To begin, you’ll have to familiarize yourself with the necessities regarding paintball gear and equipment.  Depending on where you play, bare essentials are usually available for rent, yet you’ll soon find rental equipment is of low quality, warranting the purchase of bare necessities.

Let’s start with one of the most obvious necessities of paintball gear – the paintball gun (also called a marker).  Markers are offered in various sizes and host a number of varying features.  Of course, you’ll gravitate towards highly-efficient guns, yet in the beginning of your paintball career, be honest with yourself regarding your level of play.  It’s okay to be a novice; through continuous play, you’ll get increasingly better, developing your own style and using experience to your benefit.  You could start with a high-end gun purchase, but it’s suggested to get some experience under your belt first.

Logically following the purchase of a gun is the purchase of ammunition.  Like most paintball gear, all paintballs are not created equally.  High-quality balls adopt a spherical shape, making them more accurate, in addition to having smaller shells, making them break easier upon impact.

Paintball is an intense sport.  Some safety precautions need attention.  A safety mask is a necessity.  Don’t take the easy road and use just any mask.  Make sure you purchase a mask designed and used for the game of paintball.  Safety masks provide protection for the eyes, face, and head.  Be wary of attempting to save a few bucks; you get what you pay for regarding masks.  Cheaper masks won’t protect you as well as higher-end equipment.  If you’re trying to cut corners financially, we suggest not doing so with masks.

Clothing is another form of essential paintball gear.  Paintball clothes are heavy-duty, helping to absorb the impact of balls.  Advanced players search for camouflaged clothing, helping them stay hidden in sylvan settings such as the woods.  Camouflaged wear is not a necessity but does facilitate a covert position.  In addition, consider the kind of footwear chosen for play.  Sneakers or worn-in hiking boots are suggested.  The game requires a lot of movement and running in some situations.

If you’re a total novice, don’t be shy in contacting us regarding paintball gear and equipment.  We are here for you.  We have all the things you need but we also like to help those just starting play.  Be sure to regularly come back to our paintball blog to get great tips on play and gear!

Shoot Your Mouth and Gun during Paintball Play

Here at Ultimate Paintball, we’re not just a place to find the best deals on paintball equipment and apparel; we’re a source of information on the sport!  Have you just begun to play the game?  Not everyone is a natural-born expert; it takes time to understand the game and develop your own style and strategies.  It’s okay to be a little “wet behind the ears” at first; like most things, efficiency comes with more experience.  One insight you’ll have to internalize is the advantage of communication between teammates.  It’s okay to have some butterflies in the stomach, but you don’t want them to fly up into your throat, obstructing your ability to communicate.

If you’re a novice, it’s likely you’re not on a tournament team.  You’re probably engaging in walk-on play, where you can find the most dominant, experienced of players and those like you, who have high passion but little experience on the field.

Team sports require communication between players.  The same goes for paintball.  Close-knit groups may seem like they’re not communicating, but believe us, it’s going on. Communication on the field is paramount.  A large number of eyes and ears are better than one set.  Not knowing other players may make you hesitant to communicate, but communication facilitates victory.

You might think verbal communication gives up your location but use good judgment; if you know where an opponent is hiding and they’re within gunshot of a nearby ally, let the latter know of the former’s position.  Once you play with the same guys and gals for a while, verbal communication may evolve to non-verbal gesticulations.  For instance, if you ever catch two star basketball players who’ve been teammates for some time, you’d be amazed at how they seem to inherently know what the other is going to do.  You can develop such dynamic between your paintball teammates too!

Aside from using your mouth in conjunction with your eyes and ears, use your mouth to talk to other players before and after the paintball game.  Did you see a mysterious tactic and unsure why someone used it? Ask them afterwards.  Does it seem like the guys on your team have rich experience?  Tell them you’re a novice and ask if they have any tips for you to implement into play which would work well with their styles.  For instance, they might be aggressive players; so, a more defensive style of play may work well with them.  This will give you a chance to try different styles, facilitating the development of your own style.

Don’t be shy.  Most players, regardless of higher skills, remember what it was like when they were first starting to play.  Those who respect the sport will respect your willingness to listen to their insights and passion to increase your own abilities.

Spyder Paintball Spins Webs around the Competition

Paintball is a highly intensive and fun sport, presenting opportunities for competition and cardiovascular activity.  Like other sports dependant on the use of equipment, enjoyment of the game is contingent on the efficiency of apparel.  Spyder Paintball is one of the leading names in the sport, providing players with paintball guns, masks, and other necessary gear.

A paintball gun is often the first purchase of a paintball novice.  You could rent guns from vendors, but rented guns are inferior to store-bought guns, creating an immediate disadvantage to those using them.  Various paintball guns deliver different results.  To begin, realize your style of play and consider purchasing a Spyder Paintball gun suitable to your particular style.  The MR1, MR4, Victor, and Electra are popular models from the manufacturer.

Once you take a look at some models, you’ll quickly realize all paintball markers are not created equally.  Electronic paintball markers are highly popular, providing players with several paintball gun options while using one piece of equipment.    Spyder Paintball produces several electronic markers, making it easy to achieve the ultimate in speed and gun mode selection.  Light-weight selections improve player agility, handling, and focus on the game.

Spyder Paintball is a leading manufacturer because the company produces products while keeping the players in mind.  Modern guns are becoming lighter and shorter, making it easier for players to maneuver and use guns effectively.  A good paintball marker can withstand regular use without sacrificing performance.

It’s necessary to do your own research in conjunction with speaking with players, searching paintball sites, and discussing potential purchases with vendors.  Spyder Paintball is a leading name in the industry along with others such as Tippmann.  Spyder offers a lot of equipment and apparel, but as mentioned, each player establishes their own style of play, making it likely that some equipment is better suited to a player than others.

Search for deals on the web regarding Spyder Paintball guns, masks, and other equipment.  Remember, there are a lot of choices available to consumers.  Don’t make an uneducated decision.  Do some research and then make a purchase that is best for you.

Find the Right Paintball Gun

Congratulations on starting an exciting new hobby – the game of paintball!  To start, you’ll want to stop renting paintball markers and get your own paintball gun.  A quick search of available markers may confuse a novice.  There are many selections offered to players because styles of play differ.  Consider the description of each kind of paintball gun to better educate yourself about which weapon is best for you.

A pump gun is a common and economically-priced paintball gun.  A player needs to pump the gun before every shot.  Such a need facilitates better accuracy, distance of the shot, and conservation of paintballs.  Possibly your first paintball gun, pump guns have some disadvantages but might be the best decision for a beginner.

Semi-automatic guns are popular with players.  A semi-automatic paintball gun delivers a shot each time the trigger is pulled.  Depending on the model, the trigger may be more or less sensitive.  Much more convenient to get off a shot, there is no need to pump the semi-automatic models to get off that crucial shot.

An automatic paintball gun is great for players with a bit more experience.  An automatic enables a player to get off a great number of paintballs per second, flying at opponents at high speeds.  These are great models for experienced players because a novice may find the lack of accuracy and the constant need to reload a hindrance to play.

Electronic guns are very popular with paintball players.  The paintball gun is really a few guns in one, presenting the ability to take advantage of several firing modes:  single shot, semi-automatic, or automatic.  Of course, these guns don’t come cheap but you know the Ultimate

Paintball site is presenting paintball guns at incredible prices!

If you want a simple but effective paintball gun, a pistol may be the way to go.  Pistols were the first paintball guns, powered by small CO2 cartridges and holding about 10 to 15 balls at a time.  If you have some experience behind you, you may want to think about getting such a paintball gun to use as a backup during play.

Would you like more help in choosing a paintball gun?  We’re here to help you.  Send us an email or give us a call.  Our courteous staff will help you select something perfect for your style of play and experience.  Don’t forget to shop the Ultimate Paintball site on a weekly basis so you don’t miss out on our ongoing cyber deals.

Tips on Buying Paintball Markers

Paintball markers to the game of paintball are like a hockey stick to hockey or a baseball bat to baseball – they’re integral pieces of the game.  That being understood, purchasing paintball markers warrants some premeditation.  Sure, any gun would do, yet your style of play along with other factors should make an impact on your final decision.  Consider the following tips.

To start, where are you considering purchasing paintball markers of interest?  Be careful of retailers offering high prices and cheap equipment.  Do some shopping on and offline, taking note of popular manufacturers and general prices associated.  Lucky for you, the Ultimate Paintball site offers a large selection of leading paintball markers from the most respected manufacturers associated with the sport!  We offer our customers ongoing deals in conjunction with weekly cyber deals!

Next, consider your style of play.  If you’re a complete novice, think about renting guns rather than immediately buying paintball markers.  Give yourself some time to develop a sense of the game and your individual style of play.  After some time, you may desire a gun that is most aligned with the way you enjoy playing the game.

For instance, if you’re highly offensive, you’ll want a gun with a rapid rate of fire and a light trigger.  On the other hand, you may be a patient player, one described as a “sniper,” waiting for the precise moment to take a shot. In this case, you’ll want paintball markers offering high precision.  Snipers sometimes purchase pump guns.  The guns have a closed bolt system, allowing for an even distribution of airflow.

Talk to members of our courteous staff or other players.  Those with more experience can offer insight regarding your style of play and what paintball markers work best with that particular style.

In addition to your style of play, consider some other factors before making a gun purchase such as upgradability, comfort, and the manufacturer.  Rather than continuously evolving and buying guns to match your experience, think about purchasing a gun with upgrade capabilities to start.  You can save yourself a lot of money down the road that way.  Don’t disregard your level of comfort.  If your gun is not comfortable to tote and shoot, you’re going to be at a disadvantage.  The Ultimate Paintball site offers all the leading manufacturers in the game.  If you see it featured on our site, you know it’s a well-respected product.

Help Buying Your Paintball Mask

Paintball is an exciting sport, yet all the excitement can put a player in harm’s way if they’re not protected; that’s why playing the game warrants proper protective equipment.  A paintball mask is an integral piece of equipment.  Here at the Ultimate Paintball store, we have a large supply of masks from leading manufacturers in the industry.  Read the following post to help you select a mask.

To begin, please remember to buy a paintball mask!  What may seem obvious to some is not always so to others.  Paintball masks are designed to protect players of the sport; do not settle for other kinds of masks, thinking such modifications will suffice.  Would you wear a Halloween mask to play a hockey goalie?!  Our offered paintball masks meet the requirements set by the industry.  Paintballs fly at top speeds, making it very easy to get hurt without proper protection!  Don’t settle when it comes to safety!

The goggles associated with paintball masks offer a decent view of peripheral vision, serving as an advantage during play.  If you want to be a competitive player, it’s necessary to see out of the corner of your eyes.  In a game situation, this could mean the difference between noticing an approaching enemy and getting inundated with opposing paintballs.  Make sure your goggles offer plenty of peripheral vision.  Additionally, make sure your goggles provide you with optimal vision regarding aiming your paintball gun.

It may not seem obvious to those who don’t play, but paintball is highly intense.  You’re going to sweat and breathe heavily.  This makes it likely your goggles will fog unless you have thermal lenses.  Thermal lenses offer two panes with a tiny pocket of air between them.  If you find a paintball mask, branding the anti-fog label, be cautious.  Some lenses offer anti-fog film on them, which eventually washes away after time.

Lastly, you don’t have to pay high prices for a paintball mask.  Luckily, you’ve found the Ultimate Paintball site.  That means you’re privy to a wide selection of masks from leading manufacturers, offered at great prices.  Take a look through our stock.  Don’t be shy to contact our courteous staff if you have a question.  Be sure to check back for other helpful posts on our Ultimate Paintball blog.

Think before you Purchase a Paintball Marker

The game of paintball is addictive. Whether you were excited or apprehensive about your first time, chances are you immediately loved the feeling of a paintball marker in your hand and your opponents in your sights.  Regular players enjoy owning their own equipment rather than renting.  Consider the following information before purchasing a paintball marker (or “gun” if you’re a complete novice to the sport).

To begin, be realistic regarding how much you’re projecting to play the game.  Are you going to play once a month, once a week, several times a week, etc?  Of course, your equipment influences how well you play the game.  You can get away with purchasing a basic paintball marker, yet such a purchase may be disadvantageous to you when you’re up against foes with superior weapons.  If you’re going to play once a week or more, then it may be a wise decision to take a look at high-end guns.

Of course, you have to consider how much you want to invest.  Lucky for you, you came across this post and now know about our Ultimate Paintball site, offering ongoing deals on high-end paintball markers and other equipment.  Do some comparison shopping across the Web; you’ll find we offer incredible prices.  Obviously, better equipment costs more.  If you’d like, refer to our contact information and speak to one of our representatives about available selections.

What kind of games do you intend to play?  If you’re playing leisurely, mildly-intense games with friends, a basic paintball marker may suffice.  If you want to compete on a team or in a long-standing scenario game, you probably want a paintball marker that offers more power, precision, and extras.  We have it all here; get a basic gun or make a purchase with all the wanted “bells and whistles” that would make any paintball player very pleased.

If you’re first starting out and on a budget, consider other equipment you may immediately need, including protective gear.  Paintball is an intense sport.  Injuries can easily occur if the right precautions are not taken.  Peruse our site to find all the gear and equipment needed to play any style of game.  We offer great deals on all merchandise.  Depending on your budget, you may be able to get everything you need for less than you expected!  Aren’t you glad you found the Ultimate Paintball site?!

Choosing Paintball Barrels

Paintball is an exhilarating and intense sport.  It’s a game of precision shooting, sure footing, and the will to overcome the opposition.  Your main weapons are your cunning maneuvers and paintball gun.  Some players like to enhance their weapons.  Why not?  It’s only going to make you more vital to your team.  Paintball barrels are one of the most sought products, yet you may need some help choosing the best one for your paintball marker.

Paintball barrels are made of brass, stainless steel, and aluminum.  Each material has its advantages.  For instance, brass provides the slickest surface for the paintballs to pass through.  Aluminum is popular because it presents some of the advantages of all three types of materials.  It’s lightweight, inexpensive, and does not offer a lot more friction than brass paintball barrels.  Talk to one of our representatives for additional information about the pros and cons of each type of material.

Two-piece paintball barrels utilize a stainless steel base but offer an aluminum tip.  Manufacturers invented the two-piece to give the shooter the advantage of low friction upon acceleration while using aluminum to decrease the weight and somewhat silence the shot.

Paintball players like less friction.  Friction becomes an issue within the inner surfaces of paintball barrels.  Barrel materials offering great friction are disadvantageous because it translates into reduced gas efficiency as well as the likelihood of balls breaking before reaching their target.  The only time friction is good is when the paintball barrel relies on friction to place backspin on the ball, increasing the range the ball will travel.

There’s some debate on the length of paintball barrels.  Some people believe that a longer barrel will increase the range of the shot ball, yet it’s to be understood that after a ball has traveled the first 7-10 inches of the barrel, it does begin to slow down.  A silencer tip does not exactly add to the muzzle velocity of the gun, but it does make the shot quieter.

Here at Ultimate Paintball, we have a large stock of paintball barrels at incredible prices.  Is one paintball barrel supremely superior to another?  It’s not necessary to think in those terms.  It is necessary to choose paintball barrels that work well with your gun in providing the kind of performance you expect and work best with your style of play.

We can’t wait to hear from you.  Take a look around our Ultimate Paintball site to find the best deals out there.  Don’t waste your time shopping around the web; save time and money for more paintball playing!

A Paintball Mask is a Must

Have you ever been hit with a paintball?  The most macho characters must admit it does sting a bit.  Aside from the pain, paintballs can cause injury to sensitive areas of the body, especially the face and ears.  Whether you’re an expert or novice player, a paintball mask is a must.

Hits to the ear can cause trauma.  In rare cases, ear injuries lead to permanent damage.  Paintballs are not life-threatening but do move at high speeds.  A shot to a sensitive area of the body won’t make for a pleasant outcome.

There’s reason to worry if injury occurs, but injuries can be easily avoided with the purchase of a paintball mask.  We have a huge selection of masks from leading manufacturers at the Ultimate Paintball website.

Paintball is an intense sport.  Winning and succeeding takes timing, knowing when to be passive or aggressive.  Regardless of personal tactics or immediate game ambiance, a paintball mask gives the confidence players need to focus on the game and less on possible injuries.

Particular masks protect more than the face, offering protection to the front of the head as well.  A paintball won’t cause serious head trauma, but it’s very important to protect sensitive areas, especially the temples.

Be sure to realize that all masks are not created equally.  Aside from immediate cosmetics, paintball masks vary in performance and features.  Read our in-depth descriptions of each product and check for customer testimonials on desired products; if you want to know how something performs on the fields, take word from fellow players.

Particular manufacturers leave nothing to desire regarding attention to detail and unique designs.  These aren’t just plain masks; go to our selection to see camouflaged, alien, skeleton, and creations.

The online Ultimate Paintball store is the place to go for all your paintball gear and accessories.  Enjoy weekly specials as well as great ongoing deals from leading manufacturers of the industry.  Get paintball masks, guns, balls, pants, shirts, and a lot more.

Take a Survey of the Best Paintball Guns

Where can you find the best paintball guns?  At the Ultimate Paintball store.  There’s no reason to get up from your chair or leave the comfort of your home.  We offer weekly cyber deals and ongoing specials that you can’t find anywhere else.  We have the best paintball guns and equipment from leading manufacturers of the sport.  When novices and experts alike need equipment and accessories, they come to Ultimate Paintball.

If you’re a beginner, you probably have noticed a range of guns available for play.  Which ones are better?  Should I purchase a gun aligned with my style of play?  Do particular guns give players advantages over others?  These are some of the most often-asked questions supplied by beginners.

Pump guns are economically priced.  Pump guns conserve paintballs because the user must pump the gun before each shot.  These models offer an accurate shot and a longer shooting distance but the disadvantage is obviously the lower speed in unleashing ammunition.

Quite a few players mention semi-automatic models are the best paintball guns.  The models fire a single shot each time a player pulls the trigger.  The sensitivity of the trigger seems to change according to models.  Some models have very sensitive triggers while others have heavier triggers, making it more difficult to give off a shot.

Automatic guns are offered to those who want to graduate from semi-automatic models.  An intense player who likes to use a lot of ammunition most likely would admit automatic models are the best paintball guns, presenting the opportunity to unleash an upwards of twenty paintballs per second, traveling at top speeds.

The landscape of the game is always changing and manufacturers constantly invent new technologies, presenting models with new abilities.  Electronic guns offer the option of several firing modes.  Whether a user wants to use the gun as a single shot, semi, or fully automatic weapon, a computer chip stores the ability in the gun.  Of course, all of the options come at a cost, making electronic guns a high-priced paintball toy.

Pistols have hardly been called the best paintball guns but they are very useful as a beginner’s weapon or as backups during play.  They can hold about ten to fifteen paintballs at a time and powered by small, CO2 cartridges.