Nowadays playing warzone games with paintball gun has become a popular form of sport or hobby. Tactical games with warzone scenarios using paintball guns are very popular among many guys and also gals. But having to identify paintball gun parts may not be as easy as handling and playing with the gun itself. A newbie will benefit from knowing these things especially when it’s time to upgrade or clean your marker – it will be easier for you to identify them.
Body of the marker – The paintball gun’s largest part is the body of the marker. This also refers to the area that has the trigger frame, bolt and valve. These pieces can be detached from each other to allow new parts or equipment to be incorporated onto the body. However, this is only advisable for people who are considered experts.
When it comes to the gun’s body, paintball gun manufacturers usually use a standard approach. The placement of the barrel and trigger is the main difference. The trigger frame is pushed forward which shifts the balance of the gun, making it easier to handle with a single hand. It also causes lower-profiled body that is better for players since hopper hits can make or break his/her game.
Hopper – This part holds the rounds of paint. Whether high-end or not, these paintball gun parts have not yet been perfected by manufacturers – balls still break and lead to jammed guns or feeding mechanism which leads to more ball breakage. Ball breakage while still in the hopper is more prone for gravity-feed hoppers. Other types of hoppers are agitation hoppers, force-feed hoppers and stick-feed hoppers.
Tank – Among the paintball gun parts, this one contains the gas that propels the balls forward and out of the gun barrel. CO2 or high-pressure air can be used as the main propulsion material. CO2 used to be the gas source, but today, HPA is more in demand since it is highly reliable and doesn’t require an evaporation system to fire.
Barrel – This is the part where the ball travels down when the trigger is compressed. The accuracy, speed and distance of the ball’s travel is taken cared of by this part. The barrel is considered the most important among all the paintball gun parts. Compared to shorter barrels, longer barrels usually have quieter fires.
You will be able to maintain, clean and upgrade your paintball gun/s with ease by having basic knowledge about paintball gun parts. Who knows, you might even become an expert on this.