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Anyone here play paintball?

 

I played a lot as a teenager and I'm just starting to get back into it as an adult.

 

Hopefully we can get a thread going. Topics include but are not limited to: paintball guns/markers, gear/equipment/accessories, strategy, fields, experiences, stories, etc...

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I've been eyeing the Empire BT Dfender. It's appealing because its built-in hopper which makes the game more minimal and more like a real rifle, without the hopper popped out hanging to the side. In addition, it has many other advanced features.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead, I bought a Tippman Cronus Tactical. Tippman has always been known for making reliable, durable, great guns for low prices. A good entry-level gun for people starting out, or getting back into it like myself:

 

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@TheoHuxtable..Hey man, welcome back... Havent seen you post in a minute. (Noticed you have a shitload of accounts. DM me if you want to combine them or save any old ones.)

 

I used to play regularly with my son at a spot called Fields of Fire out in Southern California back when I was living there. They had some pretty awesome terrain and setups... Mostly a field that sort of cascaded down big hills with a bunch of CQB setups at the bottom. The largest couple of fields were pretty big and had a series of trenches, sheds, watch towers and even some mock tanks all build out of wood. Teams were usually 25 - 50 people per side and games lasted a good long while. Anyhow, I mainly got into it because I couldn't bring my guns over from Florida as is and wasn't willing to neuter them to make them CA compliant. That and going to the range doesn't generally incorporate strategy and dynamic movement. It's definitely a super fun time and for sure some pretty amazing exercise with the right setups and people playing. Remember we used to play for a couple hours and after I was so tired I could barely drive home. That and full of bruises since I'd usually run slick instead of putting on a bunch of bulky armor. Wanted to try some of the airsoft stuff since it seemed to be a whole other level closer to the real thing, but never had the chance.

 

Anyhow, no idea what its like out where I am now, but did see a billboard a while back when I first moved out here.

 

Just curious... Do you do any shooting with real guns? Good thread that's been going here: https://forum.12ozprophet.com/topic/69992-gun-thread/

 

 

 

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On 6/6/2019 at 7:29 AM, misteraven said:

@TheoHuxtable..Hey man, welcome back... Havent seen you post in a minute. (Noticed you have a shitload of accounts. DM me if you want to combine them or save any old ones.)

 

I used to play regularly with my son at a spot called Fields of Fire out in Southern California back when I was living there. They had some pretty awesome terrain and setups... Mostly a field that sort of cascaded down big hills with a bunch of CQB setups at the bottom. The largest couple of fields were pretty big and had a series of trenches, sheds, watch towers and even some mock tanks all build out of wood. Teams were usually 25 - 50 people per side and games lasted a good long while. Anyhow, I mainly got into it because I couldn't bring my guns over from Florida as is and wasn't willing to neuter them to make them CA compliant. That and going to the range doesn't generally incorporate strategy and dynamic movement. It's definitely a super fun time and for sure some pretty amazing exercise with the right setups and people playing. Remember we used to play for a couple hours and after I was so tired I could barely drive home. That and full of bruises since I'd usually run slick instead of putting on a bunch of bulky armor. Wanted to try some of the airsoft stuff since it seemed to be a whole other level closer to the real thing, but never had the chance.

 

Anyhow, no idea what its like out where I am now, but did see a billboard a while back when I first moved out here.

 

Just curious... Do you do any shooting with real guns? Good thread that's been going here: https://forum.12ozprophet.com/topic/69992-gun-thread/

 

Hey what's up Raven! Thanks, glad to hear from you, and glad that your site is still going strong as ever, and proud to see how you've evolved 12oz into many different apparatuses...

 

Yeah, I'm familiar with Fields of Fire -- over their toward near Santa Clarita.  I drove by it many times but never actually played there, because there was another field in the area called Conquest which I'd go to often. Kept meaning to play there, though.

 

Yeah, I don't. I guess being from California kind of "neutered" me into gun culture. I have shot various guns before and have been trained in a few as well.

 

But based on what you said got you into paintball, I would say airsoft would be more suited for your needs -- the guns are all replicas of real guns; you cock them the same way, load in clips or magazines the same way, and different guns shoot differently (heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, etc.). Paintball has evolved in that manner as I noticed some markers these days look like real guns.

 

I've never played airsoft but I'm planning on it soon. What got me into paintball was a desire to simulate  "war games." That's originally what paintball was in the 80's up to the late 90's. Since then, paintball has evolved to be more of a "sport"; particularly with the rise of speedball. I like speedball and it is fun, but speedball really changed the way paintball is played and perceived now. Less camo and military gear; more bright colors and giant logos and jerseys. Trees and natural environments to hide behind have been replaced with neon inflatable "bunkers."

 

Airsoft today in my opinion is what paintball was originally trying to be. But there are pros and cons to airsoft or paintball that anyone can point out.

 

Hey, thank you in regards to the many accounts. I'll DM you about combining the accounts under just one name. I just gotta look it over real quick. I appreciate it. 🙂

 

Good luck in your airsoft endeavors. 

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