Rather than using traditional paintball markers which have large co2 tanks on the back as well as large ‘hoppers’ to carry the paintballs, we use a relatively new design of paintball marker which are referred to as ‘Magazine Fed’. These markers were first introduced for law enforcement training as they operate in a similar way to real world firearms by using magazines to load the paintballs and have a concealed air tank in the stock to bring an air of realism that can’t be gained using traditional markers!
The markers have other features such as a selector switch, magazine release switch and a charging handle to ‘cock’ the marker all in the same way as a real firearm, without the dangers of live ammunition! There’s nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the “clunk” of the new magazine as you put it in which you simply don’t get by carefully pouring paintballs into the ‘hopper’ of a traditional paintball marker!
Safe handling of the marker will be taught regardless of the event that the range is at, however, when used for private events, due to the functions that the markers have, it is possible to learn/ practice stoppage drills, magazine changes, weapon transition drills (switching from rifle to pistol) and also simple fire and move procedures all in a safe, fun and exciting environment whilst also competing against the clock, your friends or both! To make the experience even more realistic, we also use holsters, tactical vests and distraction grenades for use during our private hire periods and can set up various scenarios based around the range as required.