What is the difference between a paintball gun and a paintball marker?

What is the difference between a paintball gun and a paintball marker?

A paintball gun and a paintball marker are the same thing. Both are names used to describe the air-powered devices used by paintball players to shoot paintballs at one-another during paintball games. The terms “paintball gun” and “paintball marker” are interchangeable when referring to modern paintball equipment.

Does the Army train with paintball guns?

The sport of paintball is an excellent way for officers and soldiers to engage in simulated combat situations while having fun. Both state side and oversees, the U.S. Army has utilized Tippmann paintball guns to train soldiers for combat. Paintball USA offers .

What caliber paintball should I buy?

An industry standard, . 68 caliber remains the most popular paintball size and it is preferred by serious players. These are versatile enough for various types of games and styles of fields and have a great velocity and ‘splat’ when it hits other players.

Do paintballs explode on impact?

The animation below (left) shows how brittle paintballs are and how explosive they are when fired at a solid object. However with the right equipment, such as padding or baggy cloths, the change in velocity can occur over a longer period of time, making the paintball less likely to break on impact.

Can you use paintballs with the Tippmann US Army Project SALVO?

Yet many of those who have played with the Tippmann US Army Project Salvo advise others to use high quality paintballs as the lower to mid-end balls can compromise the marker’s firing mechanism. This mechanism is a semi-automatic open bolt blow back style system that operates on CO2, nitrogen or highly pressurized air.

Is the Tippmann US Army Project Salvo the best milsim marker?

Those who use the Tippmann US Army Project Salvo tend to rave over its look. It is created in the mold of a US Army AR15 firearm. It looks just as good, if not better, than most of the customized milsim markers used at paintball fields around the world. Players also love the marker’s feel.

What kind of barrel does a Project SALVO have?

The Tippmann US Army Project Salvo is built with a standard 11 inch anodized quick thread barrel, rails, shroud and stock. It is a .68 caliber marker that can be paired with the typical paintballs that are available at local stores.