Paintball FAQs

The following are the top questions we get on Paintball:

What is the best paintball gun?
This is one of the top questions we get and with hundreds of guns in the market, it’s not an easy answer. Please refer to our helpful guide here: best paintball marker

What is a paintball marker?
A paintball marker is the same as a paintball gun.  At one point, there was an attempt by some in the industry to change the name to "marker" so as not to be perceived as a violent game. The term comes from the fact that once a person gets hit by a paintball, that person is marked by paint.

What is a paintball hopper?
A device that attaches to your gun and loads the paintballs either electronically or by gravity.

​Do Paintballs Hurt?

Hell Yeah. In all seriousness, that question depends more on where you get hit. Sensitive areas like the neck, thighs and top of the head will hurt more than getting hit in other areas. The key is to wear protective clothing and invest in protective gear for vital areas.

​Can I get hurt or severely injured playing paintball?

Paintball is a relatively safe sport. You have a better chance of crossing the street and getting hit by a car than getting severely injured at a paintball field. That being said, most of the injuries we see are sprains related to arms, legs and ankles.

How old do you have to be to play paintball?

You need to be at least 18 years of age to play paintball without permission from a parent or legal guardian.  Most paintball parks in the US will allow kids between the ages of 10 and 18 to play low impact paintball with parental or guardian consent.  Some fields will allow kids as young as 8. You can download the waiver forms from most of the paintball websites but it's best to call in advance and confirm.

How old do you have to be in order to buy a paintball gun?

You need to be at least 18 years of age to buy a paintball gun or paintballs.Most sports and outdoor retailers around the country classify them as BB guns and will require ID or at least that a parent is present, if you are younger than 18.

How much do paintballs cost?

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