Ever heard of pump paintball guns? I bet if you’re a paintball enthusiast, you’d immediately identify what a pump paintball gun is. Though, in this modern time, all paintball guns are no longer called by that name but are generally called as paintball markers, its more politically correct term as they say. Actually, the pump paintball gun we used to know is already classified as vintage, one of the first made markers for paintball.
But what is the difference though? What has changed? Certainly equipments for the game, especially the markers have improved through time. Markers are modified and remodeled making it easier to use and convenient for the players of the game. Providing variety of weapons to use to give users options that would suit each of them, and also in a way make the game more interesting and inviting.
A pump paintball gun is arguably the first ever paintball gun made and used for the game.
It’s a single-shot at a time type of gun which was initially used during the early days of the sport.
Other paintball markers known are stock paintball guns, Semi-Auto Paintball Markers, and Electric Paintball Markers. The difference mainly lies on the amount of paintballs each marker can load and t their speed on releasing or shooting. Take for example a stock paintball marker can hold up to 20-40 paintball rounds, whereas a Semi-automatic gun can shoot 20 paintballs per second. And lastly, the electric gun which is said to be faster than the two since it is electrically triggered.
Now, with the presence of the new and remodeled paintball markers or paintball guns, why still use the old pump paintball guns? Actually, today most players of the sport are no longer using this kind of gun whether in professional or amateur divisions.
Since pump paintball guns are actually the first made markers for the game, it might have become obsolete through time and no longer be available in common sports shops. But to enthusiasts, collectors, or for those who have playing the game, you may find that they must have own at least one pump paintball gun. It would definitely take great skills for a player to use a pump paintball gun against the modern markers available; being it a single-shot gun, the user of the pump paintball gun takes lesser advantage than those who uses the modern guns in the game. It would hone the skills and techniques of the player that given such disadvantage he or she can still manage to win the game. Also, the difficulty it provides makes it more challenging to the players involve, thus making it one of the reasons why certain individuals opt to use it instead. Aside from that, a game involving the pump paintball gun gives the players a taste of the old times, giving them an idea on how the first games of paintball were played.
Indeed, paintball is one of the far growing sports of the time. Becoming infamous to different countries nowadays, developing various types of guns or markers for the game is quite inevitable. But going back to the olden ways surely won’t hurt and using the old equipments such as the pump paintball marker would actually be a diversion on how the game is usually played. People might even find it enjoyable and more challenging and with that maybe it can be available to stores once again.