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What Are Paintball Gun Parts?


Nowadays playing warzone games with paintball gun has become a popular form of sport or hobby. Many guys and girls are actively participating in tactical games with warzone scenarios using paintball guns. Handling and playing with the gun is quite easy, but identifying paintball gun parts could pose some difficulties. A newbie will benefit from knowing these things especially when it’s time to upgrade or clean your marker – it will be easier for you to identify them.

Body of the marker – This is the largest part of the paintball gun. This also points to the area that includes the trigger frame, bolt and valve. These parts can be detached from each other to allow new parts/equipment to be attached onto the body. But this is only advisable for those who are already experts.

Paintball gun manufacturers generally have a standard approach when building to the gun’s body. The placement of the barrel and trigger is the main difference. Pushing the trigger frame forward shifts the balance of the gun, making it easier to handle with one hand. It also causes lower-profiled body that is better for players since hopper hits can make or break his/her game.

Hopper – This part is where the rounds of paint are held. High-end or not, these paintball gun parts are not yet perfected by manufacturers – the balls still break and jam the guns or feeding mechanism, leading to more ball breakage. The gravity-feed hoppers are more prone to ball breakage while still in the hopper. Other types of hoppers are agitation hoppers, force-feed hoppers and stick-feed hoppers.

Tank – This is the part – among the paintball gun parts – that contains the gas that propels the balls forward and out of the gun barrel. The main propulsion material that you can use is either CO2 or high-pressure air. CO2 used to be the gas source, but today, HPA is more in demand since it is highly reliable and doesn’t require an evaporation system to fire.

Barrel – This is the component where the ball travels down when you compress the trigger. This part is responsible for the accuracy, speed and distance of the ball’s travel. The barrel is considered the most important among all the paintball gun parts. If you want quieter fires, it’s best to choose longer barrels than the shorter ones.

By familiarizing yourself with paintball gun parts, you’ll be able to clean, maintain and upgrade your gun/s with ease. Who knows, you might even become an expert on this.


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