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Fubarius 04-16-2011 07:19 PM

An improved paintball gun classification system.
 
So the old system of saying this paintball gun is a "speedball gun", and that one is a "woodsball gun" is really quite useless since the gun doesn't care what field it's on. So lets try for a more exact system that actually describes the functions and features on the gun instead of trying to force a stereotype.

Sport (better name for what some call "speedball" guns). A paintball gun that looks, well, like a paintball gun. Could be an electro, mech, or pump, but generally has only the parts necessary to function. Generally either no sight rail, or one 3/8 "air gun" sight rail.

Mil-Sport. A sport paintball gun that's styled after the looks of a military gun, but doesn't really function any differently in use. Same old air tank and hopper. The good old A-5 fits this quite well.

Sport-Tac. A sport gun with some tactical rails thrown on, maybe a stock. Angel Ark, AGD Tac-1, or even a SP1 for example.

Mil-Tac. Military looks and tactical rails, but still functions as a normal paintball gun with a hopper and external air tank. US Army Project Salvo, or a Bob Long Mtac for example.

Mil-Sim. Looks like a real steel gun, right down to the functional magazines and no visible air tank. The type of gun you really want to make sure you carry in a case when not playing. RAP4, fully dress up Tacamo's, etc.

And the really rare Sport-Sim. A paintball gun that looks like a paintball gun, but simulates the function of a real steel gun with a magazine feed. AT-85, a Tacamo mag feed gun with all the dress up parts removed, etc.

So, thoughts? Suggestions? Concerns?

vozzy 04-16-2011 08:45 PM

I only think of 2 classes:

1. Speedball- Shiny

2. Woodsball- Anything not shiny

Fubarius 04-16-2011 08:50 PM

Yeah, but that doesn't work. There's tons of "speedball" guns that NEVER get play on the speedball field. And plenty of "woodsball" guns that see plenty of time there.

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Chubs 04-16-2011 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vozzy (Post 1790869)
I only think of 2 classes:

1. Speedball- Shiny

2. Woodsball- Anything not shiny



I thought you were banned. ^^^

Anyways, leaves many things to be desired, like pump classes.

ironchef97 04-16-2011 09:02 PM

So where does the entire range of pump guns go into your classification system Fubarius? You seem to be missing that key category(ies) in your system :p.

Chubs 04-16-2011 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjottawa (Post 1790891)
"Junk" - scopes, stocks, grips, rails - hanging off a paintball gun does nothing.

ALL paintball markers fire imperfect gelatin spheres at less than 300fps.

The ONLY relevant criteria for classifying guns:
- rate of fire
- amount of paint carried on gun and method (direct feed vs. stock class)
- recocking mechanism (pump vs automatic recocking)

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.

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Fubarius 04-16-2011 09:07 PM

Actually they fit right in.

Standard Phanom, Sniper, old school trracer as they come out of the box are Sport.

New Trracer is sport plus a few rails, so Sport-Tac.

DSG and that RAP4 job are Mil-Sim.

Detachment Bravo 04-16-2011 09:09 PM

Space Dildo: Comes in many colors. Has lots of pretty lights and electronics. Multiple speed settings. Needs lots of lube.

Mechanical Lover: Characterized by all mechanical operation. Lots of hoses, valves, regulators, etc. Also needs lots of lube. Careful, they bite.

Sloppy Seconds: Any double stack blow back derivative. If it ain't broke, send it off to China and make gazillions of them.

Manual Labor: All you need is your hand. Just pump.

Old Wood: If it can give you splinters or can club a moose to death.

Listessa 04-16-2011 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Detachment Bravo (Post 1790903)
Old Wood: If it can give you splinters or can club a moose to death.

But VMs don't generally have wood on them....

Chubs 04-16-2011 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Detachment Bravo (Post 1790903)
Space Dildo: Comes in many colors. Has lots of pretty lights and electronics. Multiple speed settings. Needs lots of lube.

Mechanical Lover: Characterized by all mechanical operation. Lots of hoses, valves, regulators, etc. Also needs lots of lube. Careful, they bite.

Sloppy Seconds: Any double stack blow back derivative. If it ain't broke, send it off to China and make gazillions of them.

Manual Labor: All you need is your hand. Just pump.

Old Wood: If it can give you splinters or can club a moose to death.

[/THREAD] You win.


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