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When you play at any national Paintball.co.uk paintball centre, you will be issued with the very latest full head spec goggle system. With these goggles your face and head are completely protected against impacts from paintballs, allowing you to enjoy your day in safety and comfort.
It is a widely accepted in paintball Health and Safety circles that full head goggles should be issued as standard. Half head goggles that are issued by a number of smaller paintball providers only cover the face and temples, but leave other parts of the head (such as the top and back) exposed to direct hits from paintballs.
At Paintball.co.uk we strongly recommend using providers who issue full head protection goggles.
One of the most important and central parts of your paintball day is the gun you use. Paintball is best played when you're using a gun that is accurate, fast firing and light. That's why all national paintball centres we work with issue the 0.68 calibre inferno machine gun as standard.
This gun in capable of firing up to seven paintballs per second, so if you're caught in a tight spot out on the field you can be confident that you'll have the firepower to deal with it.
A large number of paintball centres we work with also offer a gun upgrade, which is a replica M16 machine gun an extended barrel and proves to be even more accurate and allows an even faster deployment of ammo. This all helps when the opposition is fast approaching with a barrage of paintballs!
One of the most common questions we get asked by people who have never played paintball before is, does it hurt? Paintball has the potential to hurt, especially if you are hit at close range and are not wearing body armour.
All national paintball centres that we work with issue body armour as standard, which will take the sting out of any direct hits to your torso.
This body armour has been custom made and the design is modelled on that worn by police forces around the world. It's comprised of individual rigid plastic plates all contained within a flexible mesh skin, meaning it's still extremely manoeuvrable during battle.
Part of the appeal of the day of paintball is getting dressed up in military style uniforms before you are escorted out to complete your pre-assigned missions.
Aside from completing your look, the vast majority of these combat suits provide other functions such as protecting clothing and neck.
Our biggest partner issues combat suits with built in padded collars that protect your neck in the instance that a paintball hits this region.
When you put on this combat suit with its padded collar and also a full head pair of goggles, you'll quickly notice that impacts from paintballs on your head and neck region will barely be noticed.
When you are out on the battlefield fighting off the opposition and about to win a game, the last thing you want is for the enemy to be in sight, pull the trigger and nothing leave the barrel of your gun other than compressed air.
The national centres we work with offer battle packs to all customers to avoid you facing this scenario out on the paintball field. Each battle pack has the capacity to hold four pods each capable of holding 100 paintballs.
This means you can easily refill with ammo out on the field and carry on with your Rambo antics.