Paintball Barrels in Paintball Markers
A paintball gun, also known as paintball marker, is the main piece of equipment used in the paintball game. The gun uses an expanding gas such as carbon dioxide or compressed air to push the paintballs through the paintball barrels. The approved schnozzle velocity of paintball markers is approximately 300 ft/s (feet per second). While greater muzzle velocity is possible due to fluctuating gas pressure or through the adjustment of internal spring tension, it has been ruled dangerous for use on most commercial paintball fields. When paintballs hit an object at high speed they have potential to cause damage; a paintball colliding with human skin may cause bruising or further tissue damage. But the damage depends on the paintball’s velocity, the angle of its attack and depending on which part of the body it hit. That is the reason why it is strictly recommended that the players must wear mast to protect the eyes, mouth and ears when barrel blocking devices are not in place because of the soft tissue damaging potential of the paintballs. Paintball markers have four main components, the body of the marker, the gas system or air tank which is usually not included unless in a package, and barrel and is almost always included. Most of the marker’s functions and features are contained in its body which contains the main components of the firing mechanisms like the trigger frame, bolt and valve. Most paintball gun bodies are made from aluminum to reduce the paintball marker’s weight.