Hey all, I'm new to the TechPB forum as well as Paintball in general. A few years ago I used to play airsoft, never played paintball, and recently got the chance to play paintball and did. I absolutely loved it, and now I want to start going to my local field and playing regularly. I decided I want my own personal setup but I didn't want to and frankly couldn't break the bank, so I decided to do some research and came up with the following budget baller, entry level setup:
- Marker: Tippmann Gryphon. I had a few reasons for choosing this marker. For one, Mike from TechPB on youtube mentioned this as a fairly good gun in his budget baller v3 video, and at $70 there really is hardly any cheaper marker out there. I had kicked around getting a 98 for a while and decided against it, mainly for the fact that a I feel a heavy side loader strictly woodsball gun like the 98 would limit my play to a certain extent (as also pointed out by Mike in one of his videos). And since the Gryphon has the same internals, I figured I'd go with it instead of the 98.
- Tank: Guerrilla Air HPA 62/3000 Tank. I took Mikes advice once again and tried to stay away from CO2, but I also could not spend $150+ for a carbon fiber 4500 PSI HPA tank like Mike strongly suggests, so after doing a little perusing, I found this tank for about $60. It's aluminum and may be heavier and lacking the air capacity of the 4500, but I wanted to get the consistency of HPA without spending over $100 for a tank. I hope that this was a good choice and that it will serve my needs well.
Hopper: Proto Primo Loader. I figured that since I'm getting a Gryphon that allegedly maxes out at 8 BPS, I would have no use for a battery operated high tech feeder like the valken vmax (and I'm glad I realized this before I bought a hopper that my gun won't take advantage of for $65). However I did want something better that a 3 buck piece of junk hopper, so I decided to go with the Primo.
I purchased all of this along with some misc gear (nipple/guage/thread protectors, camo hockey tape) from ansgear.com for approx. $166. A couple days ago I went to my local store and picked up a camo JT Flex 8 mask, since Mike reccomended that I start with a quality mask (as you can see, I've watched a few techpb videos......lol). Basically I would just really like some feedback/comments/tips on my choices. Have I done a good job choosing a decent budget baller setup to get me started in paintball? or have I horribly screwed up somewhere? All feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by MattCej, 09 August 2013 - 06:43 AM.