PaintballGuns MEspace :: Blogs
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tippmann releases new Tippmann Pistol information for dealers. Please see their release below:
"We at Tippmann are amazed at the number of posts and online discussions regarding the pistol we will be launching soon. Recently, an unauthorized photo was taken and then distributed on the web. We have asked a number of web sites to take down the prototype photo because of the poor image quality. As a T-Mail user, we are showing you for the first time a new shot of the pistol which is closer to how the final production version will look. But, please bear in mind this is still a prototype.
As a quick update to the pistol design, notice that the CO2 cartridge is located just beneath the barrel. It is not part of the magazine. This helps improve air efficiency, reduces the size of the grip and allows us to provide additional magazines at a great value. When completed, our pistol will have its own unique look and set a new standard for the pistol category in performance and reliability.
Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed for a few months, but we want to thank you for your continued patience – we believe the TPX Pistol will be well worth the wait."
Please remember you can pre-order one of these Tippmann pistols for the very first release in the next few months.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
.Paintball is a family sport.
Many people do not realize how much fun paintball can be for the whole family. Let 's face it we grew up fighting our siblings and what better way to have fun then to put a paintball right on her target. But, you brothers out there should beware, the women I see playing paintball are fast, sharp shooters and may just send 15 balls per second your way! Our trips to the paintball park are always a great way for my son and I to spend the day together.
. Do not fear the paintball game itself.
Most people fear paintball because they think it is going to hurt. While the occasional welt may happen, check your gear and wear proper clothing and you will be protected. It is like any other sport. Protect yourself to the comfort level you have. My son wears a chest and back protector, a full coverage paintball goggle, paintball gloves, paintball jersey and paintball pants. All of these are designed to give you comfort and protection when playing.
.Try all the paintball games.
There are many types of paintball games. Not everyone likes baseball. But, many of us play slow pitch in our adult lives. Paintball is no different. You can choose speedball, which is what most of the tournament players and kids love. You can also choose woods ball where you get to try your hand at flushing out the enemy in a camouflaged hiding spot. There are scenario games where you may be able to be a sniper or capture a criminal holding a hostage.
. Buy quality gear.
In every sport I know of, the biggest reason people often get frustrated or give up is that they do not have the proper gear. This should be done after either renting or starting with an inexpensive set of gear. Then after you have experienced the game for a little while, upgrade your paintball guns and gear to the style of play you are comfortable playing.
The main point of this article is to remove some of the fear of paintball and strongly encourage you to try it! Like other sports, it helps me forget about the daily stresses of life and enjoy some fun time with my family. After you erase your fears and decide to go, ask some friends that play to fill you in on what to expect. Rent some equipment or buy an inexpensive starter kit. An all inclusive paintball starter kit including a paintball gun (paintball marker which is the same thing) can be found online for less than $100.00. Compare that to the $10.00 to $20.00 you will pay for each rental. Protect yourself so that you are not afraid of playing the game. Then count on playing several games in the future to hone your skills and having a blast paintballing your friends and family!
About the Author
The author is the owner of an online paintball store. At RedDotPaintball.com, you'll find a wide selection of paintball guns.
Reprint rights granted. All reprints must include a link to www.reddotpaintball.com. Content may not be altered and articles must be used as distributed by Red Dot Paintball
Copyright Red Dot Paintball 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
How and why has this happened? Well it started with Archon. They started to work with American Paintball Supply. Archon was supplying the Zap, Chronic, Proball, Ink'd, Spank and others. American Paintball Supply was mainly using their own line developed and produced by Procaps. This was the Origin line like Classic, Signature, Basic Training. American was also supplying Black Lotus and Bushido from overseas.
When American joined forces with Archon, they took their line of Origon to Archon. Then soon after the big news came. Procaps, from Canada that produces the Draxxus line of Blaze, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Rec Sport, Triumph, Midnight and Frostbite bought out or merged with Archon. As you can imagine, they no longer had a need to compete with themselves. In addition, they partnered with American Paintball Supply to continue distributing. American needed to have the Origin line produced again and now they had to return to Procaps.
Naturally Procaps needed to consolodate their line and so here is the fallout. American Paintball Supply dropped the importation of Bushido and Black Lotus. They returned their line to Procaps. So, we will continue to see at least Basic Training and possibly Origin Classic. Most others from the Origin line have been dropped.
Archon paint like Spank and Chronic have been dropped. These are no longer available. Of course surviving are all of the Draxxus line. Procaps will continue to produce the Draxxus line and the others may survive, or be dropped, depending on their popularity.
Monday, October 6, 2008
"Tippmann’s new Pistol is on track for a fall delivery with a design that is lightweight, compact, 68 caliber and features Tippmann’s durability and reliability.
There has been a lot of speculation about the design but here is what we can tell you. The pistol is an original Tippmann design using proprietary technology. It will be magazine fed, have a tight grip and a lightweight trigger pull. Please watch your email for more news later this fall."
We will keep you posted as soon as we here any additional information.