[quote name='Baconthief' date='23 August 2009 - 10:52 PM' timestamp='1251082374' post='633180']
I am going to buy my first gun in a couple of weeks. I need somthing like around $200
but is reliable, and also is a woodsball gun
. I have been looking @ the project salvo by US army paintball and it seems cheap (for a paintball gun)
but do you know if its reliabable
. If you have another gun matching my discribtions please tell me.
Well one myth I've been working to smash is the "woodsball" and "speedball" gun stigma. Quite simply a speedball gun will work in the woods great, plain and simple. Not only that it'll most likely outperform the traditional "woodsball" guns. The distinction between the two is because of this, speedball guns are seen as "space guns" to woodsballers and they know NOTHING about them so they figure "hmm, electric, if it detects water it will SELF DESTRUCT!". Well that's not the case, with a speedball marker you'll easily compete in the woods, though paintball is more skill than equipment you won't be at a disadvantage with a speedball marker. Woodsball markers are just that because they can't compete on the speedball field, plain and simple.
Avoid project salvo, it's just a Tippmann 98c playing dressup, nothing more. I'd recommend the Smart Parts Vibe and later on upgrade it with a black heart board and you should be happy with it for a good long while. After that maybe look into a used 05/06 Ego or a Bob Long Marq, hope this helped =).
[quote name='GlassJaw17' date='06 September 2009 - 04:17 AM' timestamp='1252225044' post='671970']
Hey guys, im pretty new to paintballing and ive seen a bunch of mikes videos on youtube. ive been 5 or 6 times and had so much fun, id like to go more. a few years ago i bought a tippmann 98 custom at walmart since it was cheap and available, but ive wanted to upgrade to a marker that shoots faster, is more accurate, and is a smaller package. my budget at the moment is around $200-250 since i recently lost my job. so far ive read that the 09 proto slg and slg ul are great markers for what im looking for. i was wondering if spending the extra $100 on the ul is something i should go for. are there big differences between the basic and ul? also, if there is a better marker in my price range, what are some suggestions? thanks for the time
There are some differences between the Basic and the UL, weight first off, the trigger in the UL is better also and I believe a few folks have been having issues with the sear in the SLG's. My recommendation would be a Dangerous Power G3, or if you can find a deal or are willing to spend a smidgen more a 05/06 Ego. The early Egos are extreme solid and durable markers and also very easy to maintain. They are also very solid performers, they're efficient, accurate and fun as all hell to use, I had an 06 and I loved it, the only drawback is that it sounds like a cannon =)
[quote name='scope shot' date='06 September 2009 - 02:18 PM' timestamp='1252261087' post='672611']
hey for a begginer player is a kingman xtra a good gun and is this gun machnical or electrical? Also is co2 or compressed air better for this gun ?
I'd go with another marker personally, perhaps a Azodin Kaos or Blitz, the Vibe with a blackheart board is also good if you can afford to spend the money. As for the decision between CO2 and HPA, always go HPA, there are many markers out there which can ONLY use HPA so go with that. Also HPA is overall better on a marker, it'll prevent freeze ups from liquid CO2 leaking into the gun, it will be more consistent and with the gauge on the reg you'll know exactly when you're about to run out of air.
[quote name='Orhizzle' date='15 September 2009 - 04:05 PM' timestamp='1253023538' post='689959']
Hey guys. I want to buy my own paintball stuff. I decided on all the stuff I need except for the gun. What should I get? I would like to play both speedball and woods ball with the gun I buy. Another thing is I live in Europe and there is not a place where I can go and buy equipment. Can you recommend me a good website that i can order from?
I forgot to add, I think at the place I will play, people mostly play woods ball. So it would be nice if you could recommend me a beginners gun for woodsball, speedball, and what would be a gun decent for both.
Smart Parts Vibe my friend, for both woodsball and speedball, if you have the coin get a blackheart board for it. As usual I'll also recommend spending a few extra bucks and picking up a used 05/06 Ego. As for websites I'm not too sure, I asked Ced and he only knows of German ones, not sure if this helps but I tried =)
Europe I dunno. Germany: http://www.abenteuerladen.de/