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    Not sure if paintball is a game or a sport....


    In any case, my youngest son is getting married in Oct. and in all their wisdom, his friends and brothers decided to give him a bachelor party consisting of a day of paintball...among other things. Of course, dear old Dad is invited. The problem is that dear old Dad has never done paintball and stands in great danger of confirming their belief that "Dad is an idiot". While I have been known to sneak around here and there and pop off a few live rounds from a real firearm and actually hit a target or two, I suspect paintball is entirely different.

    Soooo, how does one lose at paintball gracefully? Any pointers would be welcome!
     
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    Be prepared, Dad. http://www.enjoyturkey.com/Tours/Interest/Rules.htm
     
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    are you playing indoors?

    outdoors in the woods?

    in a paintball arena?

    the little suckers leave welts so wear a couple of layers and if you own a motocors breast plate wear it....a scarf around your neck is a good idea as well.....

    run and gun = death.....stealth....shoot and move...stay put and die
     
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    Outdoors in the woods...thanks for the advice on clothing...hadn't thought about those pellets might sting a bit.
     
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    Also remember that paintballs are not bullets and paintball guns have no rifling. You're not going to be able to snipe. Think of it like using tracers. You're going to have to fire 2-3 shots to see how the far off the gun is before you can hope to hit a guy with anything other than a lucky shot. Your Marine Corps. training will come in quite handy as long as you remember that accuracy isn't really an option.
     
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    Marine Corps? CSM's command sergeant major avatar is Army insignia, not Marine Corps.

    Other than that, stick with what Hobbit said. You'll feel really discouraged with your gun when you see the balls dropping or can see them missing your target. Army training and experience will help you with fundamentals and probably nothing else, seeing as the advanced concepts are quite different. You'll get the hang of it though, just dont be afraid of the balls (I know you wont be).
     
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    Great...this will be just like trying to pick off a moth at 500 yards with a smooth bore musket!
     
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    An old SF E-7 told me his favorite weapon in VN was a sawed off 12 gauge.
    He said it worked great if you incountered an ambush. Donno if they have paint ball guns like that.
     
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    12 gauge worked great....carried an M79 too...loved em both! Now if they have paintball grenades, automatic paintball guns, and maybe even some paintball air support, this could get to be fun!
     

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