Get a Stiffi Barrel for the Invert Mini
The type of barrel you choose for your paintball marker can affect distance, speed, and accuracy with which the paintball is shot. Typically, a longer barrel is more accurate and shorter barrels are for close-quarters combat. Each barrel has a set of threads. There are a few different types of paintball threads that you need to consider when purchasing a paintball barrel. Examples of threads include Autococker, Angel, and JT. Because the Invert Mini paintball gun does not have it’s own unique set of threads, you must purchase a Stiffi barrel with “Autococker” threads in order for it to fit properly.
1. Decide which type of barrel (length, material) that best suits your playing style. Stiffi barrel’s come in either metal or 100-percent carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is lightweight whereas metal allows for a bit more tact and feel. They also come in a variety of lengths. The longer the barrel, the more accurate (but slower) the paintball shoots. If you are a sniper who likes to sit back and pick off the enemy, choose a longer barrel. If you are a run-and-gun type of player, choose the shorter barrel.
2. Choose the barrel bore size that fits the size paint you use. The barrel “bore” is another term for the diameter of the barrel opening. Stiffi barrels come in various different bore sizes. The bore size should be close to the size of your paintballs. The paintball box will tell you what size the rounds are. If you choose a barrel with a bore size that’s larger than your paintballs, the rounds will not be accurate since they won’t be getting the right amount of spin when exiting the barrel. If you choose a barrel that’s too small in bore size, the paintballs will chop and break in the barrel.
3. Decide on whether or not you would like to buy a new or used Stiffi barrel. Because these barrels are very durable, it may be more beneficial and cost-effective to purchase a used one. Brand new barrels can be very expensive, especially if you are on a tight budget. New barrels sometimes come with a manufacturer warranty while used barrels usually do not. The warranty and backing of the manufacturer can be very helpful in the long run.
4. Purchase a Stiffi barrel directly from the manufacturer. If you have decided to purchase a new Stiffi barrel, the manufacturer would be the best place to purchase since they come with a warranty. Stiffi barrels come in various sizes, colors, designs, and materials. While it may be a daunting task at first, choosing the right barrel for you will make your playing experience a lot better. Sit down and think about the type of player you want to be. Once you have thought about it for a while, order the barrel.