posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 01:42 PM
reply to post by Phoenix
I actually played with several Vietnam vets who were deadly in paintball using the original 5 shot pistols, their use of concealment not cover
was scary as they'd pop up from the most unlikely of areas not 10 yards out and get a hit with the opposition never seeing their hide. They eschewed
semi-auto paint guns as unmanly. I have to respectfully disagree with your opinion on ex-military - maybe you're thinking of the "shoot and scoot"
urban warriors of later wars.
Definitely the later ones...especially non-sniper type troops. Sure, they adapt, but when they are new to the game, their standard training is against
them in paintball.
Also, in paintball, you have sacrifice players, to meet an objective. This concept is alien in the military (of course), so it really trips them
up....what do you mean this guy and this guy are to draw fire and get taken out? It's hard for them to grasp...as it is so alien to their training.
Or just store your standard paint balls in the freezer! Still won't be lethal, more likely than not. But they will hurt a bit more...
Yeah they do, but in a hot climate, also gets a lot of water in your gun...and is hell on the inner workings. The point isn't being lethal though,
it's to get somebody to not mess with you.
The problem here, is that even a garbage can lid could be an effective shield, so hopefully your target isn't inventive (or you can shoot around
edit on 11-3-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)