Posted by Adam on March 17, 2016
Have you been playing paintball for awhile and looking to pick up your own equipment from any of the number of paintball shops in Australia? It’s a big step and one that you’re probably keen on taking if you’re truly serious about taking up paintball as a sport. That said, there are a couple of things that you’ll need to consider if only to ensure that you get the best value out of your paintball equipment. Let’s get right to it!
Now days its easier than ever to get your hands on whatever paintball equipment you need. You can look up paintball guns for sale online and get everything delivered right through your doorstep. However its just as easy to end up splurging money on equipment that you don’t really need.
You can start by asking yourself the following questions:
How often do you play?
A basic set-up for Australian paintball gear can cost you about $189 to $225 and you can expect to pay a lot more for high end equipment. It’s a significant cost but one that is well worth it if you’re serious about taking up paintball as a sport. If you only play once or twice a year then it might be more practical to simply rent out the equipment you need.
How much are you looking to spend?
If you’re looking to play often then its important to invest in a good paintball marker that is upgradeable and offers decent performance in the field. It might be tempting to opt for the cheapest ones that you can find which is probably fine if you don’t play often or if you’re not particularly interested in improving your game. Otherwise cheap paintball equipment generally won’t get you very far.
One example of a paintball marker that you may want to consider is the “Valken SW1”. It’s a good starter gun that is not too expensive and there are plenty of parts to switch around for improved performance - hoppers, barrels, gas systems, etc.
How much range do you need?
One factor that most beginners often fail to consider when making purchases from paintball shops in Australia is the optimal range of their paintball markers. You might think it doesn’t really matters as long as the guns work but on the field it can mean the difference between hitting your target and getting shot at instead. Lower-end guns won’t give you much range but is more than adequate for recreational players. If you’re looking to compete though then you should invest in a medium to long-range paintball guns that will provide you with a speedy and consistent performance on the field.
Other paintball equipment that you’ll need
It’s also tempting to spend as much as you can on your paintball gun but that’s not the only thing you’ll need to get started. You’ll also need quality safety equipment such as a paintball mask and other protective gear. Your paintball marker may also require additional equipment such as a compressed air tank and feed hoppers in order to work. You’ll want factor in the cost of all the paintball equipment you need, only then will you have a clear picture of what set up you need and how much you’ll need to spend on it.
Looking to get started? Check out our online selection of paintball gears and accessories or call us today on 02 9679 0011. We offer quality paintball equipment at very reasonable prices compared to most other paintball shops in Australia.