by, 03-30-2012 at 11:06 PM (1195 Views)
I started shooting handguns and long rifles around the age of six. My father being in the Army and an avid gun collector, it was just natural that I grow up shooting. Admitted I suck with handguns, not sure why but anything larger than a .22 and I cannot consistently hit anything. I'm decent with a 1911 Colt combat commander, but not good. However, I'm the exact opposite when it come to rifles. Doesn't matter if it has a scope or not. Hand me a rifle, point at something, and I'll hit it.
Now I first played paintball last august and fell in love immediately. I did the typical noob move and bought a bunch of gear that I probably should not have (BT padding that makes you look like a ninja turtle). While I love the sport, my history with real firearms drives me crazy when playing paintball. Yes I understand why paintball markers are not as accurate as rifles, but I constantly seem to be in search of the most accurate marker/barrel/paint on the planet. I have even considered saving up and buying the T9.1 sniper rifle, but I'm smart enough to know that I will own a really expensive marker and still not be satisfied. I have a feeling that this will become my white whale in regards to paintball.
It went something like this and hopefully some of you can relate. Rental markers<A5<A5 with pathogen barrel<Axe<Axe with pathogen barrel<Axe with pathogen barrel and ifit kit. And yet, nothing still seems to be good enough. Eventually I will have to just accept that I will probably never find a marker that is nearly as accurate as I would like and I will have to settle for getting really good with my Axe and Kentucky windage.