Electronic Vs Semi-Auto Paintball Guns

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					Electronic Vs Semi-Auto Paintball Guns
The paintball market is no exception to the extent at which technology
has influenced our world. Paintball markers are faster and smarter than
they've ever been before. Some boost setting combinations into the
millions. This equates to a paintball gun set-up that will meet very
specific preferences and styles of play.
After an initial cocking and air-up, a mechanical marker will shoot semi-
automatic. This means the marker will fire one shot for every pull of the
trigger without having to re-cock the marker. Mechanical paintball guns
have traditionally been of two types. The first type is a spring loaded
marker that requires cocking per trigger pull because it does not use a
reserve air source like CO2. The other is a blow-back marker. Spyder
Paintball Guns really pioneered the blow-back concept. Their semi-auto's
owned the market in the early 90's through the early 2000's. Blow-backs
use a valve system that controls the airflow. Once the trigger is pulled,
the gun will cycle causing the bolt to move forward to propel the
paintball. It then blows back past a sear mechanism, ready to be fired
again with another trigger pull. Tippmann contributed a revolutionary
concept to mechanical style paintball guns with the Response Trigger. The
Tippmann Response Trigger System is available pre-installed in some of
their markers and an upgrade option for base models. This system uses the
exhaust air from the previous shot. It shuttles the air back to a
cylinder behind the trigger, resetting the trigger faster. The Tippmann
Response Trigger will increase the rate of fire. You can also find a
sweet spot in which holding the trigger with a certain amount of pressure
causes the gun to auto-fire. All done with no electronics or batteries
involved!
Electronic guns use a circuit board and solenoid to control firing. The
board is programmed to accept different settings and changes in modes of
fire. Some of the most popular modes are full-auto, 3 burst shot and 6
burst shot. Tournament level players use other modes during legal play
that although are still considered semi-auto, will ramp the firing
potential of the gun the faster the trigger is pulled. Like many others
on the market, the Smart Parts markers are electro-pneumatic. The
solenoid controls the airflow. The solenoid itself is controlled by the
circuit board which is activated by the trigger. The firing is smooth and
very fast and the boards are highly programmable. Some electronic
paintball guns like the Smart Parts SP-1 can also operate at a lower
pressure. This means less kick and less force on the paintball with
better accuracy per shot than higher pressure guns. It used to be that
many electronic guns could not be used in extremely moist conditions.
Today, manufacturers use silicon and other additives to protect the
boards making them water-resistant. This allows them to be used in the
worst of rainy days.
Daniel Klaas - Owner of http://www.rockstartactical.com
Visit us today and checkout the latest, technologically advanced
electronic paintball guns on the market today such as the Smart Parts SP-
1. Want to see an unbelievable video? Visit the SP-1 link and view this
gun actually shooting underwater!

				
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