A paintball marker, also called the best paintball gun, paintball sniper, or just paintball gun, is the most important piece of paintball gear, and is used in the sport of paintball. Paintball markers come in a variety of styles and types, such as semiautomatic, pump action, and automatic. Depending on your skill level and what type of terrain you will be playing on, you will need to choose the type of paintball gun that best fits you. Different models use different amount of paint, so depending on how many games you plan on playing, the type of paintball gear that you buy should be appropriate. For example, if you only plan on playing on wooded terrain, then you would not need as much paintball gear as someone who plans on going on to mountainous terrain.
Paintball guns also differ in that some use CO2 cartridges, which can be extremely dangerous if improperly used, and some do not use any kind of cartridge at all, but fire rubber or synthetic balls. There are several different gases that are used for paintball guns, including green gas, red gas, and nitrogen, which are a non-toxic gas. Green gas is less toxic than carbon dioxide, which is the commonly used as a booster for paintball guns. Nitrogen is also used as a non-toxic gas, but it is not as powerful as the other gases. These are the basics of paintball guns, and your choice will be influenced heavily by the type of terrain you will be playing on, and who is going to be using it.
The next piece of paintball gear you will want to buy is the firing assembly. The firing assembly is the part that actually shoots the balls and is usually made out of metal. Some firing assemblies are made out of plastic, but most of them are constructed from metal because they are more durable. Some also have a firing pin, which will help prevent the metal from breaking down during use and will prevent it from being shot off by mistake.