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Any suggestions on Paintball Guns??

I'd like to get my 14 year old son a decent gun and kit (mask, tank, etc) and another cheaper setup for me and to use as a loaner for his buds that don't have one... and I'm willing to spend $200 or so...

Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

Happy 'shop-till-you-drop' season!

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PRB_Ohio said:
Any suggestions on Paintball Guns??

I'd like to get my 14 year old son a decent gun and kit (mask, tank, etc) and another cheaper setup for me and to use as a loaner for his buds that don't have one... and I'm willing to spend $200 or so...

Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

Happy 'shop-till-you-drop' season!

PRB
The Kingman and Spyder brand guns are quite reliable and moderately priced. I think you will be happy with them :)

You may also feel like posting this question HERE

Best of luck my friend!
 

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Like he said my spider has been there and done that and still works great, Also people will diss spiders because there cheaper. I believe thats its the person pulling the trigger rather then the gun. Also paintball is rather $$$$$ so plan on spending more the just $200, most kids these days can't afford the cost to play.
 

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I'd even try www.paintballforum.com I'd like to add another vote to the spyders, being reletivley affordable and extremley reliable if you maintain them. I managed to get an E-99 (old style), 12v revvy, swab, barrel bag, for something like $180? I managed to get a JT Spectra Thermal Mask for X-mas and a 12Oz CO2 tank from a friend, which I'd like to add balances the gun perfectly when loaded up.

Good Luck and Play Hard!

BTW - Always watch your back! :-D
 

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Not to be the odd one out, but Id go for the Tippman Model 98. Ive had nothing but good lick with it...reliable and rugged. Good gun for a beginner. Affordable too.
 

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Thanks for the ideas so far!

I've been reading on the boards sugested and I'm wondering:

Can you use Compressed Air instead of CO2?? Seems like a no-brainer if it won't damage the gun... use a portable compressor and a big storage tank (w/ appropriate regulators and valves, of course)

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If your looking to keep costs down to $200, stick with CO2. When you start talking compressed air, the price jumps quite a bit. Stick with CO2 and youll be fine for a beginner. Its cheap, readily availible, and works just fine.

Spyder and Tippman (IMO) are about the best guns you can get in that price range. Something to remember: Paintaball guns are like Taco's; once you have one, you wont keep it stock for long. This is especcially true for the Spyder. Theres a trillion mods you can do to the damn thing, all of which force you to crack open your wallet.

Either way, have fun and play safe!
 

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If your looking to keep costs down to $200, stick with CO2. When you start talking compressed air, the price jumps quite a bit. Stick with CO2 and youll be fine for a beginner. Its cheap, readily availible, and works just fine.

Spyder and Tippman (IMO) are about the best guns you can get in that price range. Something to remember: Paintaball guns are like Taco's; once you have one, you wont keep it stock for long. This is especcially true for the Spyder. Theres a trillion mods you can do to the damn thing, all of which force you to crack open your wallet.

Either way, have fun and play safe!
I am not familiar with the use of compressed air as my understanding is that the volume is quite less than with CO2...now Nitrogen is another story ;)

As mentioned, CO2 is readily available for paintball guns and cheap, stick with that route and you will have a blast!!

I second that on the modding of them...Spyders have way too many goodies to go along with them! :)
 

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I am not familiar with the use of compressed air as my understanding is that the volume is quite less than with CO2...now Nitrogen is another story ;)

As mentioned, CO2 is readily available for paintball guns and cheap, stick with that route and you will have a blast!!

I second that on the modding of them...Spyders have way too many goodies to go along with them! :)

Compressed Air/ Nitrogen/HPA, its all pretty similar. ("Air" is almost 80% nitrogen) As for Volume, it just depends on tank size.
 

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PRB_Ohio said:
Any suggestions on Paintball Guns??

I'd like to get my 14 year old son a decent gun and kit (mask, tank, etc) and another cheaper setup for me and to use as a loaner for his buds that don't have one... and I'm willing to spend $200 or so...

Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

Happy 'shop-till-you-drop' season!

PRB
Heres another bump for the spyder as far as a good out of the box gun at a cheap price(depending on the model) I am a personal fan of Tipman,very reliable guns,and accurate for a fair price.
 

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Yeah get a model 98 Tippman or a Spyder.

Watch out they if your son or you, lol get into it it gets expensive. The paint itself has gone down threw the years which is good. I have about $3k in my setup and its all 2 yrs. old. Time to upgrade soon.
 
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