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Ultimate Paintball: Pre-Black Friday Sale

The holiday shopping season is upon us. There are 2 days that are usually reserved entirely for getting your holiday shopping done. The day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday”,  and the Monday following that day, also referred to as “Cyber Monday.”  These can be great days to save some money on those gifts that are sometimes a little too pricey otherwise.

Well, Ultimate Paintball is having a Pre-Black Friday sale. This is going to be perfect for those who want to get some shopping done earlier than the normal sales dates.  There are hundreds of items on sale for our Pre-Black Friday Sale.  The items aren’t just the more expensive ones or just the really cheap. There is a multitude of different items that run from the very cheap to the expensive and all of them have had their prices reduced to make them more affordable.

The items that are in the sale include everything from Clothing and Accessories to Paintball Markers and Protective Gear. Almost anything that you could be  looking for is on sale. It isn’t just one brand that is on sell either; pretty much every brand name we sell is in this sale. This is a great time to get some shopping done before the craziness of the regular holiday shopping season sets in.

We have also extended our return policy for the holiday season. It will end January 15th, 2015. That gives you even more of a reason to try and get all of your shopping done early, you don’t have to worry about ordering the wrong item, or wrong size. You will have a chance to exchange it after the holidays.

 

Ultimate Paintball Holiday Tips For Parents and Beginners

The holidays are approaching at warp speeds and for some parents that means questions. If you have never played paintball or just don’t know that much about it, it can be difficult to buy gifts for family members. If you are completely clueless as to what to buy for an up and coming paintballer, this is going to be a really quick guide as to what a few of the items are and what to buy.

Tank: The tank is what holds either the CO2 or Compressed Air (you cannot put CO2 in a Compressed air tank) This what propels the paintballs out of the Marker/Gun

Marker/Gun:  Marker is just another term for the paintball gun. This may sound a little confusing but, just think of it for exactly what it does. Marks things with paint.

Hopper: This is what goes on top of most Markers to hold the extra paintballs. Most Hoppers hold around 200 paintballs.

Barrel: This is just the same as any other gun, it is what guides the paintball as it is propelled from the gun.

Harness: We sell harness that go around the waist of the player to hold excess paintballs in pods/tubes.

Pods/tubes: These are accessories that can hold a varying amount of extra paintballs, they are usually stored in a harness and can be quickly opened and poured into hoppers.

Mask: This is one of the most important things that you can buy. There are a myriad of masks to choose from and have a range in prices from around 15.00 to 200.00. The main differences are comfortability, coverage, lens type and bounce (the ability to have a paintball bounce instead of break)

Remote: a remote or coiled remote is something that can help younger players because it is a line that you hook into the end of the gun and runs to the harness where you will be storing your tank. The reason this helps is because it takes the weight from the hands to the body. This is great for younger players who can’t handle the weight of the tank and gun for extended periods of time.

Brands: There are tons of brands that you can choose from for certain items. When it comes to beginners I think the best brands for Markers is going to be Tippmann Paintball. The best brand for accessories and tanks would be 3Skull. For beginners I wouldn’t go with the most expensive or even the best of some items because the player needs to learn how to play before spending a lot of money on the items.

Now, if you just want to buy your friend or family member a package that come with almost everything they need to just go out the next day and play the game then you are in luck. There are packages that have everything needed. If you go to the Ultimate Paintball website there is a whole section for paintball packages. Checkout the Tippmannn 98 Custom and Tippmann Cronus Packages.

If you don’t like those two sets you are welcomed to check out the hundreds of others that we have but, those are definitely the best sets for beginners.

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The New Tiberius Arms T15 at Ultimate Paintball

Tiberius Arms has a new gun out and everyone seems to be talking about it. The second we get one in, we sell it. So, I figured it was time to look into it and see what the big deal is with this new marker, what is so special about it?

First, let me start this with a little story. Our company went to ION this year and we brought everything we could possibly put on our gigantic trailer. We had almost anything that people could ask for. That is we had everything except the one thing that people asked for the most. The T15. We had a lot of markers set up for people to look at and about 80% of them came up asking for the T15. The problem was that we had received them a day after we left for the trip. I have no doubts in my mind that if we would have brought 10 we would have sold 9/10 of them!

So lets look at the information they give us and then speculate why people are just getting batty for.

This is from the Tiberius website:

“The revolutionary T15 magazine fed paintball marker is the first of its kind offering a true .68 caliber 1 to 1 AR rifle platform. The T15 features a rugged lightweight aluminum body that will withstand the harshest conditions while maintaining optimum maneuverability. Equipped to use our 19/19rd continuous feed magazines or a standard hopper, the T15 features an integrated 13ci/3000psi tank/stock combo.”

Then the bulleted specs or details:
2 Piece Cast Aluminum Construction
Aluminum Quad Rail Handguard
13ci/3000psi Tank/Stock Combo
Low Profile Flip Up Sights
2 Pin Quick Dissemble
Functional Charging Handle
19/19 Continuous Feed First Strike Magazines
Magazine and Hopper Feed
Includes Two Magazines
Packaged in Durable Side Rifle Case

OK! Thats out of the way, now lets get some speculation as to why people are pining for these things.

The consensus that I gathered at ION was “It looks sweet!”. I will try to make a little more sense of that for you. The big selling point (at least what I could tell from talking to people) is that it is a 1 to 1 ratio to a real AR. The scenario and “mil-sim” games are getting very popular so, the more realistic the  better.  This thing looks and feels much like a real AR. If you have never been to one of these events where they are emulating a battle from history, I suggest you try to make it to one. People get dressed up in full military gear, have their own squads and teams that act as an actual unit would in the military. Now bring in a paintball gun that looks and feels as close as possible to a real Assault Rifle and you get people talking.

Next, FIRST STRIKE ROUNDS. These things are growing quickly in popularity. They put regular paintballs to shame. You can put these in a Magazine (ding ding ding! another good thing) and go to town like  (again) this is a real gun. This is where, I personally think, paintball is/should be going. When those original players were out in the woods playing, I think this is what they had in mind. Lets make this fun and make it like we are playing at war.

Now lets step back a step. Magazines. This is another thing that is becoming very popular and Tiberius Arms is one of the greatest companies for magazine fed play. Partner the magazine with the “built-in” tank and I think all of these things are what is bringing the people to this gun.

WE have sold all of them that we have but we will have more @ Ultimate Paintball. Tiberius Arms T15

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Ultimate Paintball – Planet Eclipse Geo 3.1/LV1 Deal

Something amazing has happened! Planet Eclipse has the deal of the century going on. Ok maybe not the century but this is a really awesome deal. They are giving away a free Gear Bag or Classic bag in select colors if, you buy a GEO or an LV1. That is like getting 150.00 with your amazing gun. Lets look at the descriptions for these guns lets start with the  GEO 3.1. You can check  out the gun  click here .  

A little about the GEO 3.1: Smooth, quiet and utterly devastating. The Geo3.1 epitomizes everything that is great about a spool valve single tube paintball marker. That it also offers exceptional efficiency and the trademark Planet Eclipse virtues of bulletproof reliability and ease of maintenance make it a simply unbeatable package. Now in its third generation, the Geo platform has gained huge popularity amongst tournament and woodsball players alike. Speedball players appreciate the way that the very small amount of barrel rise even during ramping allows them to stay on target longer even when firing single-handedly during rapid reloading. And the efficiency giving them the ability to carry enough paint for even the longest of matches. In the woods, the light weight of the Geo3.1 combines with its incredibly quiet sound signature to make it the perfect companion for those extended periods on the field and for taking those shots when you don’t want to give your position away.

If that doesn’t do it for you Planet Eclipse has another amazing gun you can check out called the LV1 the newest and possibly best thing they have made.  They have spent years developing it and fine tuning it. Planet Eclipse may have just created the best gun on the market check out the LV1 by CLICKING HERE

A little about the development on the LV1:  It has been over two years since the launch of the Ego11 (renamed to the Ego-S in 2012) and that time has been used to dissect the Ego, and poppet-valve markers in general, in order to better understand every aspect of their function; to break down their operation into its component elements so that a new system could be designed, one that overcomes all of the shortfalls of the conventional poppet design while retaining all of its strengths. As a result, the Ego LV1 utilizes technology never before seen in a paintball marker in order to transform the way that it shoots and feels, yet still provide the robustness, hassle-free reliability and ease of maintenance that Egos are renowned for.  Read more at the above link.

Now that gun hits the spot, doesn’t it? So, they have 2 of the best guns on the market and they are going to give aways something else that may be the best on the market. If you buy one of those amazing guns you can get you also get some of the greatest gear bags you can get (select colors). These bags have everything you could possible need check them out here: Classic bag  and if that one doesn’t tickle your fancy how about Split Bag . Not only are these bags great for storing your paintball gear but, they are great for any trip that you take. They have tons of space and are very protective of your things. They are also easy to clean; just in the unlikely event that something spills or explodes in your luggage.

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5 Ultimate Paintball Products to Buy Your Dad for Father’s Day

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Instead of giving your dad a traditional tie or bag of golf balls for Father’s Day, opt for something he’ll really love with a few paintball products. It will allow him to have face-paced fun and adventure rather than playing a few rounds on a golf course. Whether he’s a rookie at the sport or a pro, there are a few paintball products that will peak his interest and get him in the game.

GXG Paintball Front & Back Chest Protector

This chest protector will allow your dad to take a few shots like a man and remain safe while playing due to the durable neoprene material used in the product. Whether he wants to look tough with the protector or go discreet, he can choose to wear it under or over his clothing while playing on Father’s Day. The item is available in camo print for an easy way to go unnoticed.

Tippmann Paintball X7 A-5 Low Profile Cyclone Feed Hopper

This cyclone feed hopper has a 200 round capacity and comes with the new X7s for an impressive upgrade that will enhance your game. It allows the marker to look better with its improved deflection for an impressive Father’s Day gift.

GXG Paintball XVSN Goggle Mask

This goggle mask offers a sleek and intimidating design for a look your dad will feel masculine in. His head and face will be protected with the sturdy plastic and changeable lens. The product offers an adjustable head strap and visor for a comfortable fit. For efficient use, it comes with a quick release, making it easy to take it off in a matter of seconds.

Plenty of ventilation is also offered with the design to allow your dad to stay cool while sweating and spending hours in the mask on Father’s Day.

Empire Paintball 48ci 4500 PSI N2 Carbon Fiber Tank

Keep your dad’s gear updated on Father’s Day with this carbon fiber tank that features consistent flow technology. It comes with a certified fill nipple and dual locking set screws for efficient use when pumping shots during a fast-paced game. It will prevent him from slowing down with the lightweight materials and is easy to use if he’s still a beginner. It makes for an ideal product if he’s the runner on his team with 600 to 700 shots that can easily come from it.

Made in the U.S., the carbon fiber tank is preset at 850 psi and comes with a carbon fiber five year tank.

Spyder Advancer .50 Caliber Paintball Marker Gun Diamond Black

This electronic marker features an external velocity adjuster and quick release bolt for a product that will make it easier to fire more shots. The lightweight design prevents adding extra pounds while looking for targets and offers an aluminum body that is durable for several years of use. It also includes a 350 round gravity feed loader with a 10-inch micro ported barrel for a simple, but efficient gun that will allow your dad to feel comfortable when using it. Most players enjoy the recessed dual texture grip panels and the anti-chop system for an advanced tool that is great for every level of player.

Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack Paintball Marker Gun

Now available as a PREORDER ITEM at Ultimate Paintball is the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack Paintball Marker Gun! Tippmann has combined the most popular style of upgrades for the X7 Phenom and put them all into 1 awesome package!! So instead of having to buy the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Paintball Gun, then ALL of the upgrades needed to change the look or style of the gun, you can purchase JUST the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack and have everything you need!

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The Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack comes with the X7 Phenom M16 base marker and includes ALL the mods to transform it into a G36, UMP or Assault Marker!! Is that even possible?!! May not seem like it, but thanks to Tippmann Sports and their drive and dedication to keep producing bigger and better paintball equipment and using their innovative skills, it IS possible now! NO other package out there offers you 4 different styles of guns in ONE single package!! You can play 4 matches in a row with a different style of gun for each match!! Tippmann Sports went all in with this combo package and it will be hard to top. If you’re having trouble deciding on buying an M16 body kit or G36 body kit for your X7 and wish you could have them both, then the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack has solved your problem!!  You can place your PREORDER today with Ultimate Paintball! The PREORDER’S will process like a regular order. You will be charged the price of the package, the shipping process you select, then the DAY that we get them in stock we will ship you your INCREDIBLE Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack Paintball Marker Gun!!! Don’t miss out on the chance to be first in line to own not only this killer Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack, but also OWN your competition with 4 different styles of the great paintball gun that we all know and love, the Tippmann X7 Phenom!!

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How to Clean your Paintball Gear

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You’ve likely invested several hundred dollars into your paintball gear. Just like any other sizable investment, you should take steps to maintain it. This means thoroughly cleaning your paintball gear on a regular basis. By performing regular cleanings, you’ll be able to play all day during your next outing as you won’t have to stop to clear your barrel, unjam your trigger or wipe down your mask.

The Gun

Before attempting to clean your gun, take a look at the manufacturer’s instructions to see if there are specific cleaning guidelines. Put a newspaper onto a flat surface to make the paintball gear cleaning process more tidy. Before taking the gun apart, take a look at the manufacturer’s schematic. If you can’t find the schematic, locate it on the manufacturer’s website. Take your air source out of the gun. Then remove the barrel, hopper, bolt, grip frame and striker/hammer and put each to the side.

Push a squeegee through the barrel. Then take a paper towel and wet it with hot water. Wipe the towel along the exterior and interior of the barrel. Then push a new squeegee through the barrel until it is dry. There will be some tough spaces to clean inside of the gun. Get those nooks clean with paper towels or old toothbrushes. Wipe the paint remnants off of the grip frame with a brush but leave the trigger as it is. Triggers are tough to re-assemble. Use another paper towel and hot water to clean the striker and bolt. Then dry them.

Inspect the o-rings to identify any air leaks. If o-rings are cracked or look odd, replace them immediately. Now, lubricate the paintball gun’s insides with paintball gear oil. Focus on lubricating the moving parts. Traditional oils might damage the gun, so only use paintball gear oil. Lubricate the o-rings by putting the oil on your finger and very lightly pressing it around the o-rings. Then re-assemble the gun according to the schematic that came with its original packaging.

Pod Packs

Clean pod packs by placing them in your washing machine. Be sure to cover the velcro on the packs so that it doesn’t stick to and damage your clothing. If you don’t want to use the washing machine to clean your pod packs, opt to hand wash them with paper towels and hot water.

Mask

Paintball gear, especially masks collect paint, dirt, sweat and other substances during the course of a game. These substances can obstruct vision and damage the mask’s thermal coating which can compromise the lens’s integrity. Don’t clean the mask with chemical laden sprays and liquids. Chemicals have the potential to damage the mask’s thermal coating. Be sure to wash your hands before cleaning the mask so that you don’t add more paint and sweat. If the lens can be removed from the mask, remove it before cleaning it. Use hot water and a micro fiber cloth to clean the mask’s lens after every game. Paper towels might scratch the lens so use the micro fiber cloth instead. Run the rest of the mask under hot water and let it sit until it is completely dry.

Clothes

Paintballs will stain clothing so be sure to play with old clothes that you don’t value. Paintballs contain hydrophyllic fillings that can be removed by most laundry detergents. However, don’t let the stained clothing sit unwashed for more than a few hours. Otherwise, the dye will seep into the clothes’ fibers and become very difficult to wash out. If the paintball stains don’t come out after a normal washing, soak them in warm water with a teaspoon of dish detergent and a teaspoon of ammonia for half an hour to an hour. Then apply a stain remover and wash it in the laundry machine again.

Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Gun(Black), Tippmann Intrepid Paintball Mask and Tippmann 48ci 3000psi HPA Paintball Tank Combo Giveaway

Going on now is an **INCREDIBLE SWEEPSTAKES** where Ultimate Paintball and Tippmann Sports have teamed up to give away a Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Gun(Black), Tippmann Intrepid Paintball Mask and Tippmann 48ci 3000psi HPA Paintball Tank Combo Package!! All you have to do to Enter the Sweepstakes is “LIKE” Ultimate Paintball’s Facebook page. Then, after you have been Entered  for the Giveaway, you can “Share” the link provided to gain more Entries! 1 Share=1Entry and more Entries equals a better chance to win! This package combined has a total value of $528.90!! So get to “SHARING” and spreading the word about this awesome giveaway on Facebook and try to win this  combo package from Ultimate Paintball and Tippmann Sports!!

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The Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Gun(Black), Tippmann Intrepid Paintball Mask and Tippmann 48ci 3000psi HPA Tank Combo Package Giveaway is running live now and ends on Friday, May 23rd 2014 around 2:00PM Central Time.  One (1) lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on Ultimate Paintball’s Facebook page on May 23rd 2014 a little after 2:00PM Central Time. So to all of you that are interested you have just under 3 weeks to “Like” our Facebook Page and “Share” the link provided. Which is plenty of time to Share as much as you possibly can and better your chances of winning! This Tippmann Combo package is one heck of a giveaway and is a total value of $528.90!! And just for taking a couple minutes out of your day to Like and Share on Facebook!! If you’re on Facebook a lot anyways, why not win some FREE stuff from Ultimate Paintball??!! If you have any questions, need help entering, or need anything at all feel free to contact us at 573-358-1300!! Good Luck to you all and may the best man or woman win!! May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Top 6 Mistakes Beginners Make in Paintball

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Paintball is a sport played individually or in teams where players try to capture the other team’s flag and knock their opponents out of the game with paintballs. Beginners may have read up on the sport and practiced their shooting skills, but they often make avoidable mistakes.

Beginners Don’t Look

Many beginners tend to think that they will be a target if they look out of their shelter. Others use their eyes but only look in one direction. It’s important to use your eyes in order to spot your opponents before they spot you. Sticking your head out over the top of your shelter makes you a bigger target, so take quick looks around the side of the barricade instead.

Beginners Don’t Communicate

Another mistake many beginning paintball players make is that they don’t communicate with the rest of their team. They don’t ask for help when they need it, and they don’t share information when they have it. Communicating with your team members helps you win the game, so share with them if you’ve spotted an opponent. Likewise, if you need help, ask for it. It’s important to be stealthy in the game, but if your opponent’s already spotted you, there’s no harm in yelling to ask for your teammates’ help.

Rookies Shoot Too Much or Too Little

While some beginners shoot too little, many of them shoot too much. Some players will shoot at anything that moves; others shoot at targets too far away. Shooting at distant targets gives away your location, opening yourself up as a target for your opponents. Be sure you have a good, close shot at your opponent before you fire.

Newbies Call Themselves Out Too Quickly

Another common mistake beginners make is calling themselves out too early. If a paintball bounces off of you, it does not count; it only counts if it breaks on you. If you aren’t sure if one broke on you, you can ask a field judge.

Beginners Don’t Use Their Cover Effectively

Sometimes newbies don’t know how to effectively use their shelter. For instance, if you are hiding behind a wooden barricade, make sure your head, body, and gun are not visible through any holes the shelter possesses. Additionally, when you use your eyes, look out the side of the barricade with your paintball gun at the ready to shoot opponents who might be lurking around.

Rookies Shoot Inaccurately

In order to make the most of your shots, you must shoot accurately. Hold the gun close to your head, and look down its barrel when you shoot. Don’t hold the gun away from your body, or shoot from your hip. At times, you may need to angle your gun up slightly to get the correct shot on an opponent. However, if you have to angle your gun too far up, it means your target is too far away.

Paintball is a fun and strategic sport to play. Beginning players can avoid some of the most common rookie mistakes by following the tips given here.

 

3Skull Paintball Deluxe Dual Valve Co2 Tank Fill Station

 

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This Deluxe Dual Vale fill station will get the job done. It fits all standard CO2 tanks and is relatively portable. It has one valve which releases the CO2 and one to fill the CO2. It’s durable and will last. You won’t have to replace this if it gets banged around a little! You can see more on our website.

 

Dangerous Power E1 DP Paintball Marker Gun

Now ON SALE, In Stock and Ready to Ship at Ultimate Paintball is the Dangerous Power E1 DP Paintball Marker Gun – Sliver/Black. The Dangerous Power E1 is the perfect paintball marker for either a beginner getting into the amazing game of paintball, or for the seasoned veteran. The E1 touches the fine points of Dangerous Power’s accomplishments and performance. The E1′s strengthened core is constructed of our distinguished & popular “Dump-Valve System” & is equipped with a micro-switch board capable of firing in Semi-auto mode & Full-auto fire modes capped at 25 bps.

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Features of the Dangerous Power E1:

Optimum Performance @ A Lower Price! The E1 touches the fine points of Dangerous Power’s accomplishments and performance. The E1′s strengthened core is constructed of our distinguished & popular “Dump-Valve System” & is equipped with a micro-switch board capable of firing in Semi-auto mode & Full-auto fire modes capped at 25 bps.
High Pressure Regulator The E1′s high pressure regulator is composed of the G3′s highly accurate OPR system & internals. The E1′s OPR’s operation is service-friendly & easy to maintain.
Dump Valve Bolt System The E1′s Dump Valve system is one of the finest and very efficient firing systems for Dangerous Power’s spool valve markers. Maintenance for the fire assembly is simple & is constructed of 2 moving parts. The E1′s fire assembly and operation proceeds from the G3′s heritage, DP’s greatest achievement.

Get your DP E1 today at Ultimate Paintball at a price that can’t be beat! Hurry before the Sale is over and you miss your chance to get an awesome gun at a super low price!!

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Sniper Rifle for Paintball

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Trying to decide if a sniper paintball rifle is best for you? Here are some ideas to get you started.

AGD Longbow Paintball sniper guns come in a lot of different styles. You can take a look at the AGD Longbow upgrade package. This is a pricey marker but AGD only makes quality guns.

Phantom Style A pump gun, which ranges from cheap to expensive. It allows you to decide what works for your budget.

But it’s not the paintball sniper guns that make the sniper. A sniper is able to sneak in or be undetected until he makes his hit. Then you need to move from that spot un-noticed.

Paintball snipers should not be in groups of players. Snipers are most often found by themselves, they like the lone ranger style of play where the odds are stacked against them.

Paintball Camouflage can be one of the paintball snipers biggest investments. You can go for total body coverage with a Ghille Suit. But this will hinder your movement. The best idea is to break up your silhouette, a paintball players eyes are constantly scanning for a mask shape and color. Try breaking up your mask with a camo head net. Basic BDU camo will work fine.

Remember this point! Put yourself in a place that you can see well, with less movement. The human eye will focus on things that move, if you don’t have to move THEN DON’T! The common mistake is to turn your head or shift your leg. This movement will certainly give away your position. Try to find a mask that allows you to use your peripheral vision. Only move when you want to shoot.

What if you are spotted? Most likely if you are spotted, you will be out manned. Either go out blazing or run away and wait for another opportunity. Usually you can use this to your advantage and draw your enemy into a small ambush you setup. Run away and when you are out of their visual sight, make a quick cut left or right and either back track or wait for them to come find you.

Summary: It’s not the sniper paintball rifle that makes the paintball sniper. It’s the player and the choices you train yourself to make on the field

Empire Invert Mini GS Paintball Gun

Now IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP at Ultimate Paintball is the NEW Empire Invert Mini GS Paintball Guns!! The Empire Mini GS  is the next generation of a paintball marker legend.  The team at Empire has taken the proven Mini marker platform and designed and developed it to be even better.  In addition to the battle proven Mini engine the GS includes a full wrap-around rubber foregrip that creates a secure grip and protection from paint and the elements.

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The Mini GS also adds an On/Off ASA that eliminates any thread issues and makes for smooth removal of your tank. For an added bonus, the new design allows for a simple drop-in of the Redline OLED board in without switching the foregrip. The ASA and Foregrip attachment points have been beefed up for extra strength and superior performance. Of course you have all the regular goodies you have come to expect and depend on from the Empire Mini: Hose-less design, Eyes, Clamping Feedneck, and proven Mini performance. It takes a truly amazing product to follow a legend, and Empire hits the mark with the Mini GS.

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Place your order for the Invert Mini GS today with Ultimate Paintball and be the first to own 1 of these awesome ner

Living Legends

Well folks the paintball season is FINALLY here and in full swing!! And there is no better way to kick off the season than attending and playing at the Living Legends of Paintball Event in Joliet, Illinois!!! This is an AWESOME event at a great venue! Living Legends of Paintball is a 2 day event that starts on May 16th and ends on May 18th. Registration for Living Legends is currently open. The deadline for the pre-registration is May 5, 2014. So gather up your team, sign up and don’t miss out on this event! The famous, Greg “RED” Hastings will be attending so you will have the chance to meet one of the actual “Living Legends” in the great game of paintball.  Also if you pre-register and purchase entry, air, 2 cases of event paint,  and an HK Streetall Jersey, you will be entered and qualified for a chance to win a DLX LUXE OLED PAINTBALL MARKER, CUSTOM LL7 JERSEY, LL7 SANDANA LL7 BBD, KLR GOGGLE SYSTEM, HK HARDBODY GEAR BAG, HK HARDLINE ARM+KNEE PADS, HK HARDLINE PANTS CAMO!!!!!!! Now that my friends is one heck of a giveaway! SHEESH!!

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Living Legends is a national paintball event hosted by the world-famous CPX Sports. The concept is to honor those who helped create the sport of paintball and those who have shaped it throughout it’s history. The weekend long event is a 2-day scenario event produced by Viper which gives enthusiasts the unique opportunity to play alongside the living legends of paintball in what is widely regarded as the must attend event of the year. Don’t miss out on this incredible fun filled weekend that is fastly approaching! Even if you don’t play paintball or just don’t feel like playing that weekend, round up your crew of friends, family, ANYBODY who wants to have a blast and witness or play in the Living Legends 7!! Ultimate Paintball will be there in full force with TONS of paintball gear and will have everything you will need to either add to your gun set-up, your equipment or playing apparel!! So feel free to stop by the Ultimate Paintball tent to say hi or to pick up some gear at the cheapest prices available!! Hope to see yons there!!

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The Pros and Cons of Different Lens Tints

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Lens tint on a paintball mask plays a large role in the effectiveness of how you adapt to the game or competition. Serious players acquire multiple lenses in a variety of colors when choosing a mask for versatility in playing options. This ensures the player always has an appropriate lens option depending on the specific style of play. When deciding on tint colors, consider the benefits and drawbacks of each hue.

Clear

Considered an everyday lens, all paintballers should carry at least one clear lens. Paintball masks with this lens offer optimal viewing indoors or outdoors, during daylight or nighttime hours. This is an extremely multipurpose lens that every player should possess.

Amber

This tint of a paintball mask may vary from yellow to orange. The color offers a number of benefits that include greater clarity in foggy, hazy or other low-light environments. Wear these lenses in dense forests, on rainy days or indoors in dimly lit conditions. Amber typically inhibits blue lights that hinder focus while red elements of the color enhance depth perception. Additionally, the amount of light allowed through this lens tint helps distinguish between low, medium and high lights and shadows, which means even if camouflaged, the movements of competitors becomes more visible.

Blue

When used on a paintball mask, a blue lens offers a number of benefits similar to amber colored lenses, though not quite as effectively. The color reduces glare, which is not only important on sunny days or under bright lights, but glare reduction is especially needed when competing on a luminous, winter day after a snowfall. Blue also helps accentuate contours and heightens color perception. Many prefer blue lenses for foggy or misty days in the field.

Red

A red lens absorbs some green light and offers the visual acuity and sharpness offered by amber lenses. However, the hue is not as effective outdoors in the early morning or late afternoon hours. This color also generally filters out light that is considered harsh and harmful to the eyes.

Green

A green lens sufficiently blocks red and infrared light waves that are produced by the sun. The color also serves well for fighting glare in an extremely bright environment.

Smoke

Smoke lenses come in tint variations that range from lightly gray to almost completely black. The color transmits all of the other colors of the spectrum, so the viewer gets full, true-color perception without distortions. In addition to providing adequate protection on sunny days, smoky tones help combat eye fatigue. The grayish hues are also the best tint for reducing the high glare often encountered when near bodies of water. While a paintball mask equipped with a smoked lens is often used daily, the color is not recommended when engaged in battle in a dense forest, while indoors or at night.

Mirrored

While most are familiar with a basic silver chrome mirrored lens, this tint style comes in virtually every color of the rainbow. Mirrored lenses offer the darkest level of tint available and provide the ultimate protection on a bright sunny day or in the snow while simultaneously providing excellent visibility.

Hybrid

Similar to the varied tint on an automotive windshield, a hybrid lens has smoke or other dark color tinting on the uppermost portion of the lens that fades to clear or a lighter hue toward the bottom of the lens. The gradation provides the best of both worlds by offering clear viewing while inhibiting harsh light from above.