Posted on September 04 2020
What’s one of the biggest barriers to getting gear and playing paintball consistently? Cost! Our sport is expensive, especially if you’re just starting to play paintball. Of course, people still find their way into playing years and years of paintball. With sponsorships, personal connections to paintball store owners and manufacturers and other niche things, some players are able to make the game affordable for themselves. What about the masses though? Surely there must be a way to keep gear costs manageable.
The solution is used paintball gear! It comes in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the newest pod pack or air tank to guns that are 15 years old and hold a lot of collector value. Players buy, sell and trade gear amongst each other all the time at local fields and on various parts of the internet. Some of the internet pages for paintball equipment are known as “buy/sell/trade” or BST pages. As a great example, check out the Punishers Paintball BST on FaceBook!
Some people in the market for less expensive used gear may still feel more comfortable purchasing from a store they know and trust. Aside from being able to walk in and actually handle the used gear you want to purchase, another big benefit to getting used paintball gear from places like Punishers Paintball is that we’re a known and trusted name within paintball and have a reputation for great customer service. Our end goal is to get more people playing paintball, whatever that means for the individual player!
When you buy a used paintball gun from Punishers Paintball, it’s a quality experience. Each marker that comes through the store goes through a rigorous testing process before being posted for sale. First we shoot it to make sure it works at all and see what we need to fix. From there we take it apart and deep clean it to the point of using a toothbrush to take care of any tiny fragments of paint or dirt hiding in the crevices of the gun. After cleaning and inspecting any electronics, we examine O-rings for any imperfections or signs of wear, replacing them as needed. Finally, we apply lubricant or oil to any necessary parts before reassembly. To top it all off, we shoot the marker once again to ensure we did everything right and give you a like-new product when you get it!
If you’re looking to get more into paintball but you don’t want to spend a fortune, we would highly recommend checking out our used gear page. Whether you’re a new player, someone looking for a long lost favorite marker or a player who wants to try a different type of paintball marker without breaking the bank on a brand new one, we have what you’re looking for!
***Based out of Mansfield, Ohio, Punishers Paintball is dedicated to delivering premium products and even higher quality customer service, every time. Growing paintball is our mission and we take pride as ambassadors to the sport.***