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Best Paintball Gun For a Beginner

Best beginner paintball gun pic 1What's the best paintball gun for a beginner is probably the most asked question we get. The answer isn't that simple either. Lets walk through the advice we give when asked this question.

The first thing we ask is, what type of paintball are you wanting to play?
This may sound odd, because it's paintball you want to play, but the answer to this question will take you in a number of directions.

I just want a paintball gun that I can use at a site when my mates play as part of a stag or birthday group.
If this is you, then you want to be looking at a low end mechanical paintball gun no matter how much money you are prepared to spend. Most paintball sites won't allow the use of an electronic paintball gun as they give you a huge unfair advantage over the other players there on the day. A low end mechanical paintball gun on the other hand will give you an advantage in reliability and accuracy which is acceptable to paintball site owners.
A great example of a mechanical beginners paintball gun would be the Valken Blackhawk

I have played a few times and now want to try walkons.
A walkon is a term for an event where all players have their own equipment. Walkons are usually played on a woodland paintball field, but it's not exclusively woodland. There are urban and concept paintball sites around.

How much do you want to spend?
We don't ask this to see how much money we can make from you, far from it. Some beginners paintball guns have higher margins than top end tournament paintball guns, we ask this to give you best advice for the budget you have.
If you have less than £200 to spend and want all the kit, inc goggles etc, then we usually recommend one of the ready to play kits. They are cheap, reliable and are perfectly priced for your budget.
If you have £200 - £500 then you are in luck. There are quite a few very good paintball guns that are within this price range. What is even better, there isn't that much difference between a paintball gun for £350 and one that costs well over £1000. This mid range paintball gun section is about the best value for money that you can buy.
You can use for example, an Eclipse Etha 2 costing £389 on a walkon and dominate, at a supair tournament and dominate or even at the world cup..... and dominate.

Always remember though, if you are in the market for a beginners paintball gun, keep in mind that within your budget you will need a good pair of paintball goggles. some paintball clothing, a battle pack and some suitable footwear.Best beginner paintball gun pic 2

What is the best beginner paintball gun?
So the answer to the question, what is the best beginner paintball gun, is, it's the best one in your price range, after establishing what type of paintball you would like to play. This is where the help of a shop like Fat Bobs becomes absolutely invaluable.

Play paintball and have fun!
Whichever type of paintball you choose to play, from recreational play just with your mates at a stag do or birthday party, to playing walkons at a recognised paintball centre, all the way to playing for your country in the world cup. There is one thing to always remember. Have fun, don't cheat and be respectful to your fellow players.

Want to know where to play paintball
We have a list of paintball venues across the UK who are holding events. Try a venue close to you, but always remember, there is nothing wrong with traveling for a couple of hours to experience new game maps and meet new people.
Click here to find a list of venues where you can play paintball. Where can I play

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