Top 10 Paintball guns
As established in the paintball gears post, a paintball gun / marker is a necessity when it comes to playing the beautiful sport. To ease you the headaches and stress of flipping through dozens of paintball guns and markers, our team of experienced paintballers will walk you through the top paintball guns for 2017.
The top 10 paintball guns in no particular paintball.
TippMan US Army Project Salvo
TippMan produces top of the range paintball markers, little wonder why Tippman paint ball markers dominates this list of top 10 paintball markers. The TippMan US Army project paintball marker looks completely badass. That military style look makes you feel like you are a soldier going for war in the paintball field.
The TippMan US Army Project Salvo comes with a standard 11 inch anodized quick thread barrel, rails, collapsible rear stock and front grip which makes it easily adaptable to whatever game type you are playing. The marker is relatively quiet when being shot, so this helps a little in stealth mode play, although it has a low cycle of 8 paintballs per second this can be upgraded with a cyclone feeder system which can achieve cycles of up to 15 paintballs per second.
TippMan claims the marker’s range is over 15 feet, but this is yet to be experienced by our paintball gurus who have tried it out. Well they might be correct though because the range is determined by a number of factors including the air pressure and weather condition.
The conclusion is that although not at the pro level like the high end empire markers, the Tippman US Army project Salvo holds its own and it is a great marker for beginners looking to perfect the art, and also more experienced intermediate players.
Like I said earlier, TippMan produces top quality paintball markers and this is another awesome paintball marker better suited for beginners or intermediate level paintball players. The TippMan chronus is known for its accuracy and long distance shooting, with reported capacity of 280 -300 Fps.
The Tippman chronus has both air CO2 and HPA options to power the mechanical trigger, an optional removable barrel shield and stock, a gravity field and open bolt blow back. As stated earlier, this is a perfect beginner’s marker to use for learning the trade.
As said in the brief description of the TippMan US Project Salvo, the Empire brand produces high end empire markers. The empire mini comes with an advantage being the one of the most portable paintball markers In the market, it is also very light and easy to control. It is also a good marker for stealth mode gaming. It hardly makes a sound and has the ability of shooting an impressive 20 balls per second. Shot rates includes a range of 1,400 shots at 275 fps off 68/4500 and 1,200 shots at 295 fps off 68/4500
Battery life of the Empire mini is also very solid, with the ability to shoot up to 90,000 balls before the battery runs out. This is an awesome paintball marker and it is better suited for intermediate players.
Kingman Eraser .43 paintball Pistol
The Kingman Eraser .43 can take 43 plastic training balls, it comes with 300 .43 paintball rounds depending on where it is bought from. It is designed like a pistol and though the Kingman Eraser .43 paintball pistol is of top quality, it is mostly suited as a backup paintball gun.
When it comes with accuracy and speed, the Kingman Eraser .43 has a self proclaimed speed of 200 – 250 fps while the accuracy range is approximately 120 feet. The Kingman Erazer .43 paintball utilizes CO2 to propel the paintball gun. The paintball gun is well suited for intermediate and pro level users.
The Azodin Blitz 3 paintball gun is a very stylish paintball marker that avails its buyer the option of getting it in 5 different colours. The Azodin Blitz 3 is moderately priced and very efficient at doing what it does best.
Some key features of the Azodin Blitz 3 include the folllowing:
- It is lightweight, approximately 15% lighter than its predecessor, the Azodin Blitz evo paintball gun. This makes it easier to carry during battles.
- It has a streamline design with most distractions removed from the paint ball gun.
- Precision Engineer The marker is very precise and better than any of its predecessors.
- It comes packed with a Srewlock feedheck which prevents the loader from falling off during the game.
- The Azodin Blitz 3 also comes with an integrated feather regulator which makes it increasingly durable.
- It is both CO2 and HPA compatible.
Dye Proto Rail MaXXed
The Dye Proto Ril Maxxed is another high end paintball marker in the same class with the empire mini paintball marker. The marker is a 14 inch barrel with the capacity of firing 15 balls per second with reliable accuracy. The paintball allows for powering the autococker firing system through an electronic circuit. This is a major advantage as you don’t need CO2 or HPA to power the beast of a paintball gun. This ends up saving you money on air.
The paintball gun also comes with an eye pipe system which helps the user prevent the accumulation of debris and debt. Alongside this, there are lasers within the guard that guards against ball breakage, and an LED circuit board. The paintball marker comes with four tournament modes and also an auto fire feature.
This is another high end paintball marker of the popular empire brand. This is a beast of a paintball gun equipped with multiple firing modes, ranging from single shot mode, ramping and full auto. It is best known for its accuracy and speed, and particularly loved by players interested in speedball. Another advantage of the Empire Axe paintball marker is that it is a hoseless marker meaning that the player doesn’t have to concern himself with a hose malfunctioning.
The Empire Axe totally lives up to the billing, and being produced by one of the best paintball marker manufacturers make it a top choice for paintball players all over the world. It is best suited for intermediate to advanced level paintball players.
The spyder MR 100 looks an efficient military style beast similar to the Tippmann cronus. The gun combines a light weight design with little recoil and a sturdy stock, making it easy to shoot and increasing the accuracy of the marker. The Spyder MR100 avails its user the ability to add accessories unto the beautiful piece of machinery through its Picatinny rail mounting system.
The Spyder MR100 is best suited for beginner to intermediate level, but fair warning, people who have used this paintball marker have reported that the screws come loose occasionally. So you should take extra care to ensure that you check the tightness of its screws before using it.
TippMann X7 Phenom
This is another top of the mark gun produced by reliable Tippmann brand. It is well known for being extremely customizable and accurate when it comes to playing the beautiful game. The Tippmann X7 boasts a firing rate of 20Bps and a range of up to 150 feet.
A really cool feature of the TippMann X7 Phenom is the alternative energy source. If the battery dies in the course of the game, you can power the marker with a propellant. Switching the gun to safe mode also turns off the internal circuitry to conserve the battery. The Tippmann X7 Phenom is equipped with E-grip which allows players switch easily between modes such as the semi, full auto, and full auto response modes.
This paintball marker can be used by beginners, intermediate or advanced players as it is easily upgradable and can be customized to suit the level for which it is meant.
Tiberius Arms T9.1 Elite
The Tiberius Arms T9.1 elite looks like a sophisticated military grade rifle. It surely makes the paintball player look badass and like a professional. Surprisingly, the Tiberius Arms T9.1 Elite is lightweight and can shoot at 280fps. It has an adjustable stock with the ability to fit almost any arm length, giving an advantage when it comes to maneuverability. The Ergo fore grip makes for a stable handle to help with your accuracy and gives the gun a comfortable feel. Giving it that rifle look, the T9.1 Ranger comes with a muzzle flash tip.