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    Posted: 12 November 2005 at 11:05pm
Ok guys I'm a n00b and I want to know which gun I
should buy. this will be my first gun and I want to
shoose wisely. also if there are any strategies or tips
that you can give me about paintball that would be
awesome. Thanks!
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I would recomend a tippmann 98c. great starter
guns. and for your tips and strategies learn how to
snap shoot. when snap shooting you pop up and
shoot maybe 3-4 balls or so at a target and go back
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Search the net for a Tippmann 98 Custom power pack. Good things to start out with are a 98 Custom, mask, and 12 oz. co2 tank. Check out paintballgear.com and countypaintball.com. My first gun was a 98C. I still love it. Have fun. 
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Normally I'd reccomend the 98 custom as well, but if you really want to shoot wisely, look at the C3. Since you're new, it will be good to save on gas expenses, and the fact that it's a pump will force you to shoot wisely, know that you can make the shot before you make it.

Your call, they will both do you well.
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All right. 98 Customs are great starter guns because they have the ability to grow with the player.(upgrades) The C-3 may also be a good choice for the reasons stated above.

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Its nice to have an easy to find, affordable pump for people to pick up again. I learned on a pump, and I'm glad, since I carry the things I learned with pump over to my play now.
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If you want a pump, go for the C-3. If that's not what you're looking for, go with the 98c. As for tips.. look on www.madpaintballer.com. Thy have a lot of good articles on there.
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    I had to learn on a Blade pump gun. Then to a crappy eradactor that I had for a few years then I made the step to Adulthood of paintball and got a tippmann custom pro with a flatline and adjustable stock! Its cool...but anyways id say go with an a-a5 they are very good guns and even more customizable than a reg. custom
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Originally posted by Hella Cool Hella Cool wrote:

Search the net for a Tippmann 98 Custom power pack. Good things to start out with are a 98 Custom, mask, and 12 oz. co2 tank. Check out paintballgear.com and countypaintball.com. My first gun was a 98C. I still love it. Have fun. 
  

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tippmann is a good brand for paintball guns. I recommend a 98 custom or a a-5
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tippmann 98c power pack or go for a pump the reason for a pump is you get a lot better when you get a non pump

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Have a price range?

If you have about 400 to spend, Tippmann 98C, V-Force Profiler mask, and a Crossfire 68/4500 HPA tank. I think that's around $400 US.

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These guys are right on the money so far.

If you're looking to 'start smart' with paint conservation through shot placement as opposed to the volume of paint you'll shoot, Pick up a C-3. You'll spend a LOT less on your air since 16oz of propane gives you 50,000 shots, and since its a pump marker, you will not be given the option of a high rate of fire. In order to play effectively, you'll be forced to learn how to place your shots efficiently.

I strongly recommend learning how to play with a pump maker. Like Choopie, I did, and I still utilize the skills that I picked up from that type of gameplay.

~If you're looking to get right into the semi-auto game, maybe play a little bit of low level speedball, the Tippmann 98 custom is your best bet. As mentioned, you can shop around online in different places for package deals, but the marker will be the same.

It is a durable marker, and will keep on ticking for as long as you play the game. Theres nothing to the operation of it, its very, very simple. Plus, if you decide you want to upgrade it down the line, there are so many functional and cosmetic upgrades available for it that I couldnt begin to tell you about them all. Browse our marker gallery for suggestive ideas.

the 98c is a terriffic marker in the woods, and it'll serve you well on the low end speed ball games. Theres a reason that the vast majority of authorized fields use the 98 customs as their rental markers.



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Looks like everyone is saying the 98c and I agree. It's a great starter gun.
It's really easy to use and it's a good little gun and it's not that pricey.
Once you start playing...go ahead and get something new if ur up for it.
As for me, I still play with my 98c
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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

These guys are right on the money so far.



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Originally posted by SuzukiRider987 SuzukiRider987 wrote:

If you want a pump, go for the C-3.
Or better yet a phantom.
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I did an A5 for my first one with just the standard trigger.  Suited me well.  I upgraded to the Etrigger and a flatline.  Suits me better now.
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i recomend the 98custom its a great starter and pretty afordable, and you can upgrade it over time to suit your style of play, the c-3 has no upgrades...
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I satrted with an A-5 and i love it. plus you can upgrade it to the type of paintball you like to play. as for tips i would tell you to practice snapshooting and don't be afraid to get hit because if you are you most liekly won't move up and won't get any eliminations. welcome to the sport and have fun.
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