By the way I commend you for chosing a pump as your first gun. If you didn't know yet the gun farts when you pump it hard. either don't pump the Hammer hard or back out the pump rod. Some days are very tough playing pump. Stick with it and remember to not be to serious and have fun. It will teach you to think and out maneuver your opponent instead of hosing them down with paint. Best advice I can give is stay calm, keep moving, get close and smile.