Why all the desire to have the best highend? Who else just likes shooting basic markers
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:21 PM
I have Markers i bring every time im out and stuff i have owned a Long time and bring out when i feel like shooting the good old guns. But for the most part i would not refrain from playing any style of paintball rules premitting with any of my markers turnoment included. My main gear bag goes to the feild with the same four makers every time:
My AGD RT Custom Mag. This is the toy the one i spend money on tinker with and enjoy. Its the one i love to bring out to spray a little paint with. Its the one i tend to use most when i decide to shoot semi for a day. I have ALWAYS had a mag with me since i bought my first mini mag back in 98 or 99. And i feel so used to shooting them i simply cant see NOT having one with me. MY RT is setup balance wise PERFECT for my preferance and is EASILY the most comfortable gun to shoot i own. AND with the SHP reg on my 77ci NINJA Dura tank it can sling paint faster than anything i have ever owned prior. I LOVE this marker.
My DP E1 cause its a non complicated tight and light speedball setup with a surprisingly good trigger, It has no fancy board to mess about with and ultra easy maintence. It cost me very little to buy and i simply dont mind beating it up on the speedball feild or the woods. It has never really failed me (needed to lube oring in On/Off once) and slings paint as fast as i could EVER need. And since i never believe in using ramping it is ALL the Electro i feel i need. It is easily the smallest marker i own and yet feels comfy to a big guy like myself. I love how easy it is to maintain and really dont see any current or past electro id rather shoot regularly.
My A5 is brought along as something i can shoot with Co2 if the need arises and the gun i pull out when i feel like sitting back a bit and long balling (it has a flatlined). It is dirt cheap to own is SIMPLE to maintain and theres just something fun shooting a old blowback with a heavy hammer. Its a gun i dont care about getting scratched or beaten it just shoots no matter what. It may not be fancy or smooth or light for that matter. But it works and is alot of fun to shoot, and god i love the FLATLINE barrel.
And Lastly the gun i use the MOST. My Tippmann SL-68II, Its simply put exactly what i want out of my guns. SIMPLE DURABLE RELIABLE COMPACT COMFY IN THE HANDS AND EASY TO MAINTAIN. There is NOTHING on this gun that does not need to be there, I LOVE it.
SO how bout you guys? Any of you just rather shoot basic low end? Or am i just an oddity and gotten hit in the head a few too many times?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:36 PM
Bob Long said:
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:37 PM
Personally I never buy new. You can spend that money on other hobbies, playing more often, and travel funds to hit up different fields.
It also adds to the great time you'll already have when you mow peoples faces down with a marker that's been around longer than you've been playing when they have the new ego,dm,vic,etc.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:54 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:57 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:58 PM
Couldn't have said it better. If you have the money to do it and feel inclined to buy and shoot high-ends why not. My 2nd gun was a high-end and I still got it used.I like my ego because it feels good in the hands, It's nice to shoot, gets the job done and I don't feel that and G4 or Mini or anything in-between could bring me the satisfaction that arises from my ego.
Just a thought
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:04 PM
Join me, put this in your sig and don't feed the fish.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:05 PM
paintball is dominated by males which makes it a very "Alpha Male" sport.
Some part is that people who buy new markers like the CSL really do have the income to do so and choose to own like 100+ markers.
Small portion is for performance, some kids squeeze every ounce they can out of their marker and when something might be lighter, faster or more efficient they will pay for it.
I myself have always stayed at the mid-end level. Mid-ends in my opinion are a much better "bang for your buck" either it be a older high end or a new mid level marker. I have always found the middle area markers perform so close to their newer counterparts its such a waste to spend $1300 on a Geo 3, when a Geo 2.1 for $650 will get the same result for me.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:09 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:49 PM
We are gun whores.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:17 AM
this. a million times this.
people always make excuses about how high end guns aren't worth it or how they are over priced or even about how people who own high ends are dumb.
Frankly, i think its a pretty shitty cop out to say things like that. If you have money, then why not spend it on gear for a sport you obviously enjoy playing. Worry about yourself, and not why the guy next to you is shooting a luxe 2.0.