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. That's all you need to have a working gun. If you don't have all 3 of those items, its like going swimming without a bathing suit on. You obviously also want to get a pair of paintball goggles
too for safety.
With that being said, the more expensive a paintball gun is, the faster and more features it will have. Since your probably a new player, I would stick with either Tippmann, BT, US ARMY, Spyder or Azodin. Those brands excel at being very durable performers. Which brings us to the style of play. Basically there are 2 styles of play woodsball or speedball.
Woodsball is a slower paced game which usually takes place in a wooded field. Players usually dress in camouflage and usually travel around in squads. Woodsball tends to be a slower paced, cloak and dagger type of play. Woodsball guns tend to be realistic looking like the US ARMY Alpha Tactical, the Tippmann X7, or old reliable the Tippmann A5. However if you are looking for some real firepower check out the Tm-7, TM-15, or the X7 Phenom. If your more of a sniper, the Tiberius Paintball Rifles with First Strike round is going to be for you. The first strike round allows you to shoot 100% farther than other paintball guns. The Tippmann A5 Sniper Kit might also be for you. It offers great firepower and long-range accuracy.
Speedball aka tournament paintball is what you see on TV. Its played on an air bunker field and its very fast paced. Players usually run and dive very quickly, and require a durable, lightweight paintball marker, which can shoot very fast. The Planet Eclipse line of paintball guns have always been a popular brand for tournament paintball guns. Their Etek3 AM is a excellent mid priced paintball gun which offers top end speed and durability at a price which won't break the bank. Their EGO 10, is their current offering from a long line (5 years) of producing the EGO line of markers, not to mention the Eclipse SLS is their flagship marker. Don't think you need to spend a lot of money to get performance though. Dangerous Power has a great line of very high performance guns starting at only $300. The Invert Mini gun is also great gun!
If you know you need a complete new set of gear, check out our paintball gun packages or our paintball accessory packages. They have everything you need to get going its all packaged at a discounted price. If your looking for a more custom paintball gun package check out our Paintball Gun Package Builder. It allows you to create your own custom package and get a discount all at the same time. If you ever have any questions, don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call us! We're always happy to help!