I was talking to a friend at school the other day who has never played paintball. I was explaining to him that there are mechanical guns, solenoid-driven electro guns, and pump-action guns. I told him that I only play with pumps. I also mentioned the general velocity that paintball guns shoot.
He said "What? Pump-action? That's ridiculous! That must take FOREVER to get up to 300 feet per second!"
I was like
and asked him to explain.
He said "Well... If you have to pump it up to 300 FPS, wouldn't you get out really quick since you could only fire like once in 20 seconds?"
He was thinking of how pump B-B guns work, like this:
(pump the forend like 5 times to get it up to a decent velocity)