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Basic Do’s & Don’ts
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Every time you play paintball, you will probably pick up a tactic or two. But here are some important ground rules regarding safety and good sportsmanship to get you started. Your fellow paintball players will expect you to know and abide by these quick do’s and don’ts.

Do’s
ALWAYS wear your paintball mask when you are on a field, regardless of whether or not there is a game going on. Accidents happen, and a paintball mask could save you from losing an eye.
Listen to the ref and follow the rules of the paintball field. Rules exist for player’s safety. When everyone follows them, you can concentrate on the fun stuff – playing.

Put in your barrel plug, or put on your barrel sock, when your marker is not in play. These simple safety devices can protect someone from serious injury if a paintball gun accidentally goes off. Also a barrel plug/sock lets other players know you are out of play so you don’t get unnecessarily shot up.

Dress appropriately. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts provide protection against the impact of paintballs. The right clothes let you run, slide, crouch and do other maneuvers more safely, as well.


Don’t
Shoot people if they are too close. Paintballs can come blazing out of marker at 300 feet per second! It’s important to give them time to slow down. Commercial paintball fields normally have rules about how far apart you have to be to shoot someone. If you aren’t sure what the rules are, play it safe: don’t shoot at anyone closer than 15 feet from you.
 
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