It’s fast. It’s extreme. And most of all, it’s fun. Like all sports, an informed player can help make the game safer. In fact, safety is one of the most important parts of the game. Here are some Paintball safety tips to help keep the game more safe and enjoyable.
Never fire your marker when you or anyone near you is not wearing proper paintball approved eye protection.
Never remove your goggles in the field or in the elimination zone.
When you are eliminated, call OUT as loud as possible, raise your hand and walk off the field. Do not remove your goggles until you are back at the safe zone.
Always wear eye protection/never wear anything but goggle/mask systems made especially for paintball.
When you are in the designated safe zone, or not on the playing field, make sure to have your barrel plug in your marker barrel.
Many markers will fire even after a CO2 or high pressure system is removed from the gun. So, always wear goggles when working on your marker – even when the air source is removed.
Do not alter your cylinder or valve in any way or try to remove the cylinder from the valve. For more Air/CO2 Cylinder Warnings click this link
Since velocities have a tendency to fluctuate throughout the day, it is wise to chronograph your marker several times each day during play.
Always keep the safety in the safe position and if your gun has a power feed, keep it in the OFF position when not playing the game or taking a break from play.
Don’t stand in the open for too long during play.
Always reload your marker or catch your breath from behind a tree or bunker.
Markers should be stored uncharged and unloaded.
Markers should be transported uncharged and unloaded.
Do not shoot cars, homes or other items with painted or finished surfaces. The paintballs are non-toxic but can discolor or dissolve painted or finished surfaces.
Never shoot anything from the marker except water soluble paintballs.
Remove all power sources before disassembly of a paintball marker.
Never shoot at another person with the intent to cause injury or harm.
Pressurize your paintball devices only when you’re ready to use them.
Don’t handle, play with, load, use, or shoot a paintball marker while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Observe all safety rules applicable to firearms when handling a paintball marker.
Here’s a list of things you may want to bring to the field:
Long pants / long sleeved shirt
Shoes or boots you can run in
Food or beverage
Spray bottle (with water)
Bandana for neck protection
Towel to clean off with
Paper towels or toilet paper
Your friends and a good attitude
Change of clothes for the ride home
Post credit to Tippmann.com