Realistic Magazine Fed Paintball Guns


 Realistic Magazine Fed Paintball Guns

There is a common complaint among many in our sport about the realism of the weaponry used – it just isn’t very realistic. Even some of the best tactical markers are 38 special ammo  still missing the mark in realism, leaving players still hungry for a more authentic experience. In most cases, it’s fairly easy to spot a paintball marker because of the large hopper that sits on top to hold it’s ammo. This is problematic for at least two reasons: 1) it takes away some of the realism of your gun, and 2) the hopper can easily give away your position on the field if you are trying to hide behind cover – this piece sticks up! This can defeat the purpose of “low-profile play”, which means stealthy and subtle styles of movement during the game, sometimes consisting of a complete non-exposure of the player and his position on the field.

Thankfully, there is a viable solution to this problem in both realism and profile – magazine-fed markers. Just like in a real rifle, magazine-fed paintball guns are fitted with a functional magazine which holds paintballs and uses spring-loaded pressure to feed them into the marker. This makes the gun look and function much more like “the real thing,” adding more realism and excitement to the sport of scenario paintball. These new markers provide a much-desired change to the traditional hopper fed paintball gun. While there is some cost associated with upgrading to this type of marker, many players are proudly making the switch. Best brands of mag fed guns include the Rap4 468 and MK5 series, Honorcore, Tiberius Arms, Spyder and even Tippmann is offering a new version.

There are many benefits to owning a good magazine fed paintball marker. The most obvious is that it looks completely real. To many players, this is a huge factor. Some of the best brands of magazine fed tactical paintball guns are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Removing the hopper also makes for much better low-profile play, making your weapon smaller and much easier to wield. A large, fully loaded hopper on top of your marker gives it a different balance making it trickier to be more accurate as compared with a good mag fed system. Once you pop in the clip, your gun is a closed system that won’t spill paintballs everywhere. It’s common for a hopper to come loose during play or lose ammo when taking it off. Compared to the sleek profile of the new magazine fed paintball guns, hopper fed systems are clumsy, bulky and make your marker look like a toy.


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