How To Use A Paintball Gun Properly
Knowing how to use a paintball gun properly allows better sport strategy and avoids unwanted injuries. The paintball gun was originally used for marking trees by farmers and livestock by ranchers back in the 1970’s until it became a game of sport in the 1980’s. This sport game is primarily played with two teams with the goal of getting the opponent’s flag to be the winner. To help win the game players should be equipped with enough knowledge on how to use a paintball gun properly.
What you need:
- Paintball gun kit
- Safety goggles
- Allen wrenches
- Small container for small hardware
- Ensure to assemble the paintball gun complete with all the parts. Paintball gun kit comes with small parts which are needed for it to work properly. When assembling it is best to place the parts separately on a well lit table and immediately conduct a checklist to make sure the parts are complete.
- Customize the paintball gun only when needed. Most paintball guns have factory default settings that may also be modified if desired. Some adjust the trigger by tightening or loosening the screws on the trigger. Replace the handle with a preferred material for better grip, or the ad more air pressure to the tube for pressurized paintball guns. However, when doing adjustments beyond what is recommended by the manufacturer always consider safety first and warranty coverage. If modifying is preferable then ensure to test the paintball gun first before using it for the actual game.
- Inspect all fittings and screws before and after using the paintball gun. There are kits which includes the tools needed for the assembly and regular maintenance. Having those tools handy allows immediate repair or tightening of loose hardware when needed.
- Always avoid looking into the breech area or the barrel when the safety switch is not turned on. The purpose of the safety switch or also called marker is to disable the paintball gun from firing. This is the main safety feature of almost all paintball gun products that a buyer should always look for. Although this safety feature sounds reliable it is also not suggested to point the paintball gun at anything you do not intend to shoot at, even when the safety switch is turned on.
- Ensure the safety switch is turned off when aiming at a target. Forcing the paintball gun to fire when the safety switch is on. This may cause damage to the small parts and the paintball gun may not be safe to use, and/or may not even work anymore. Avoid shooting the marker beyond 300 feet per second or beyond what is allowed by the national law. Misuse of the paintball gun or the marker may cause serious injury or even death.