Considerations when purchasing a paintball gun or package for new players
One of the main decisions you need to make are your budget, and what kind of paintball you think you're going to play. Most beginners start out in some form of woodsball, because woodsball games and gear tend to be cheaper. You can think of that kind of paintball as having a scrimmage in the park with a few of your friends. Speedball is closer to joining a team that plays in a league, and has greater costs and complexities associated with it.
Most of our cheap packs start around $100, and you can find kits from Spyder, Tippmann, Azodin, Kingman and even Empire for less than $150. While these packages may have everything you need to get started, save for propellant, which can't legally be shipped through the mail, they may not offer as much long-term flexibility as packages that cost a little more, and might have more room for upgradeability.
A lot of our most popular and upgradeable kits are our military simulation packages, or MilSim packs. These offer shrouds, stocks, sights and other accessories to make a marker look like an authentic military weapon.
Got kids? You might want to consider one of our SplatMaster duel kits. These were designed to allow two players to have identitical, kid-friendly gear to learn the ins and outs of the sport, starting with some forgiving pump markers, also available in single-player ready to play kits.