Owning your own paintball marker will help you save money when visiting fields, as you will not have to rent a gun. In addition, purchasing your own gun allows you to customize it as desired. There are many styles of customization, ranging from paint jobs to adding parts to improve performance.
Camoflage Painting Your Gun
1. Select your paint colors. A woodland camouflage job uses a combination of forest green, brown and khaki. A desert camo uses feature khaki, a lighter shade of khaki and a light brown. Snow camo features white and two shades of light gray.
2. Remove any gun peripherals you will not be painting, such as the barrel or feeder, by unscrewing them.
3. Remove any loose parts of the gun, such as the bolt, which can be removed using a set of allen keys.
4. Mask any areas of the gun you do not wish to paint, using paper and tape. This should always include any openings in the gun, as you do not want to get paint inside your gun.
5. Spray the gun with the lightest paint you have, and let it dry completely; then, flip it over and spray the other side with the same paint.
6. Spray the gun with your mid-colored paint in an up-and-down, zig-zag fashion on both sides of the gun, letting it dry after painting each side.
7. Spray the gun with your darkest paint in several patches on each side of the gun. The patches do not have to be perfect circles, and they can be applied at random across each side of the gun.
8. Remove the masking tape and reassemble your gun after the final patches have dried.
Custom Parts and Their Uses
9. Attach an automatic feeder to your gun in place of a standard elbow feeder to increase the rate at which balls are fed into your gun, increasing your potential fire rate.
10. Use a front grip to run the carbon-dioxide line through a grip in front of the pistol grip. This extra grip allows you to more comfortably fire the gun with two hands, allowing you to hold it steadier for more consistent shooting.
11. Mount a laser dot on the top of your gun to show where you are aiming. Although a laser dot cannot be relied on to guarantee a hit–paintballs drop considerably over long distances and also can curve to the left or right, based on wind–a laser dot can improve results by letting you know the general direction your shots will go.