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    I love my Prism, Geode, Thinmodem and Memplug. I am rapidly finding myself being sucked into the world of paintball!

    I'm not the commando type I just love playing tag with markers that fire paintballs at 280 feet per second. Anyone else think that PDAs and Paintball is a weird combo?
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    Not at all.

    I have been playing paintball since 1986, and I love it. I would think that there would be quite a few people here that enjoy it. It seems to go with the mentality: gadgets/toys, paintball, airplanes, SCUBA, bungee jumping, etc.

    I have used Quicksheet a few times for money management at the field, especially when I am splitting cases with other people.
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    Seems natural to me. I've tried paintball a couple of times, and really enjoyed it.
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    I play airsoft, It's a lot like paintball but the guns are 1:1 scale replicas and shoot 0.2g - 0.4g 6mm plastic pellets.
    >> http://www.dentrinity.com/shop/main.html << is where I buy my equipment (in Hong Kong).

    I probably enjoy airsoft more than paintball because I'm a big Counter Strike fan (http://www.counter-strike.net/), there are airsoft guns for most of the lineup in CS.

    I own a Prism, Thinmodem, and Memplug, and have been a computer geek for years, but I thought I should start going outside more often, hence taking up this sport
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    Im obsessed with paintball
    God bless the USA! The country I love, and will support at all costs.
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    I have friends that have been really into paintball, but it never appealed to me. Pointing any kind of gun at someone, then pulling the trigger, seems too weird.

    Ron
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    Originally posted by rtalain
    I have friends that have been really into paintball, but it never appealed to me. Pointing any kind of gun at someone, then pulling the trigger, seems too weird.

    Ron
    Maybe this is why places started labeling them 'Paintball Markers'?
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    I think most people have a distorted view of the sport. (I'm not refering to anyone in particular, just the public at large.) They think it's a commando type military game, but it's not. It is more like tag or capture the flag.

    A lot of the players paint their markers in color that you'd never paint a real gun. I used to shoot on a rifle team and paintball markers are not even a close comparison to rifles when it comes to accuracy.

    One of the things that really appeals to me about the sport is the strategy. You can't go out just shooting a lot of paint and expect to win. There are skills, just like any other sport, that you have to develop.
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    I understand that it's not a commando type military game and that there is a lot of strategy involved that I truly admire, but as a rule, I don't point any type of gun at a person.

    I have several handguns of various calibers, two 12 Ga. shotguns and a rifle. One of the golden rules of firearms safety is never point the muzzle at anything you don't want to shoot. I kind of carry this philosophy out to all guns, understanding that it is probably construed as overkill (no pun intended) to most people, but that's a personal decision on my part.

    I have watched some on TV and I must admit that the people doing it really seem to be having a good time.

    Ron
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    Originally posted by Vertigo
    I play airsoft, It's a lot like paintball but the guns are 1:1 scale replicas and shoot 0.2g - 0.4g 6mm plastic pellets.
    >> http://www.dentrinity.com/shop/main.html << is where I buy my equipment (in Hong Kong).

    I probably enjoy airsoft more than paintball because I'm a big Counter Strike fan (http://www.counter-strike.net/), there are airsoft guns for most of the lineup in CS.

    I own a Prism, Thinmodem, and Memplug, and have been a computer geek for years, but I thought I should start going outside more often, hence taking up this sport
    Hey, I used to own a gun like that... a replica of a 'Glock 17'
    Which I am not sure was legal in Holland, but legal in Denmark, where I bought it... I got rid of it anyway..
    Mine was airoperated, you had to 'load' it like you would load a new magazine for everybullet..
    I had both plastic and paint pettets.
    It was fun while it lasted...

    Do you need a permit for those in the US? They look too real so there is a risk people use them to rob banks etc..
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    Hey, I used to own a gun like that... a replica of a 'Glock 17'
    Which I am not sure was legal in Holland, but legal in Denmark, where I bought it... I got rid of it anyway..
    Mine was airoperated, you had to 'load' it like you would load a new magazine for everybullet..
    I had both plastic and paint pettets.
    It was fun while it lasted...

    Do you need a permit for those in the US? They look too real so there is a risk people use them to rob banks etc..
    I also have (as you had) a Glock17 Spring operated airsoft pistol. There are also many other types of airsoft pistols. Gas operated non-blowback (use 'green gas' liquid CO2), and 'Blow Back' pistols, which divert a moderate amount of gas onto the slide of the pistol to create semi-realistic force feedback on every trigger pull. All gas oparated pistols are semi-automatic, no slide pulling needed.


    There are also Full size/weight Full-automatics available for a heftier price tag (which is worth every penny for your own when skirmishing aginst 5+ guys with them )

    Don't need a permit, just have to be 18 or older to buy them (which is the same age you have to be to own a real steel rifle... Kinda weird).

    You are correct that they look very real. Just as with real guns they can be used illegally.
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    Originally posted by Soul Raven
    Not at all.

    I have been playing paintball since 1986, and I love it. I would think that there would be quite a few people here that enjoy it. It seems to go with the mentality: gadgets/toys, paintball, airplanes, SCUBA, bungee jumping, etc.

    I have used Quicksheet a few times for money management at the field, especially when I am splitting cases with other people.
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    wow such an old topic... so anyone plays paintball here? i have an alphablack tactical with an egrip, j&j ceramic barrell (12") , and of course a cyclone feed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    Maybe this is why places started labeling them 'Paintball Markers'?
    Actually they were originally called "markers" as they were used to mark trees for various reasons and when they weren't working they started marking each other thus a sport was born.

    I played paintball back in the early days (yup I'm old) and it was a blast but the markers back then weren't the super soakers they've become today. The game was much more stealthy, sneaking around in the woods for the "one shot one 'mark". Paintball fields today are more about how much paint you can squeeze out.
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    how does Airsoft work? does it rely soley on the honor system?

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