Pro Edge Product Grading Key

Paintball Gun Features & Grading Explained:

  • Items Includes: This explains which items are included with the purchase.
  • Other Items Included: This refers to any miscellaneous items that might be included with your paintball gun. 
  • Paintball Caliber: The size of the paintball required.
    • .68 Caliber - The most common size of paintballs used around the world. 
    • .50 Caliber - Often called paintball lite for it's smaller and less impactful form of playing. 
  • Compatible Hopper:
    • Magazine Fed- Some paintball guns are magazine fed like a real gun.
    • Hopper Fed- most paintball guns use a paintball hopper to hold paintballs above the paintball gun.
    • Both- A small number of paintball guns can use both the hopper and magazines to feed paintballs into the gun. 

 

  • Compatible Air: 
    • Some paintball guns can only use one type of air without being damaged. It is important to know this when shopping for an air tank.
    • CO2 - a type of air that is a liquid then turns to a gas. This form can damage electronic paintball guns and is only used on mechanical paintball guns. 
    • HPA (High Pressure Air and Compressed Air) - This type of air is the upgraded type of air that is used and highly recommended and sometimes required to use on all electronic paintball guns. All paintball guns above $200 require HPA to work correctly without damaging the gun. 

 

  • Weight: The weight of the product with the stock barrel and without any attachments. 
  • Length: The length of the product will be from the tip of the barrel to the rear of the paintball gun. This will not include any air tanks attached. 
  • Efficiency 20oz Co2 Tank (Estimated): Total number of paintballs capable of being fired out of 1 full 20oz CO2 air tank. 
  • Efficiency 48/3000 psi Tank (Estimated): Total number of paintballs capable of being fired out of 1 full 48ci 3000psi air tank. 
  •  Player Designed For: 
      • Beginner- First time, new players to paintball.
      • Intermediate- Players who are not new to paintball but have played quite a bit and are beginning to get better and better.
      • Advanced Players- Players who may have played competitively or play very often and feel they are part of the better players at the field.
  • Style Designed For: 
    • Recreational Play- Performance will not be of the rapid fire, high performance style. For players who play a relaxed, for fun style of paintball.
    • Woods ball & Tactical Play- Closely resemble real fire arms and usually allow tactical attachments. For players who play in the woods or in a tactical, military style format. Not recommended for a speedball format of playing due to the weight and usually larger size.
    • Speedball & Tournament Play-  Electronic with ability for rapid fire shooting. Capable of being used in a competitive or faster paced style playing format. Usually offer high performance and are light weight. Can be used in the woods and in a speedball format. 
  • Internal Design: 
    • Mechanical (No Battery Required) - These have a slower rate of firing, not a fast machine gun style firing mode. More weather resistant than most of the electronic paintball guns. Not usually used for fast paced, speedball or tournament style playing formats.
    • Electronic (Requires Battery) - These offer a faster rate of fire similar to a machine gun with rapid firing capability. These offer different firing modes and are the style of paintball gun used in most tournaments or speedball style playing. 
  • Materials Design: Describes the build of the paintball gun to help determine it's durability and longevity over the life of the paintball gun.
  • Tactical Attachments Available (Shop Here): This means the paintball gun has picatinny railing or tactical railing to add tactical attachments. Attachments could include red dots, scopes, sites, flash lights, lasers, for grips and sling mounts. 
  • Cleaning & Maintenance: Describes how easy or difficult the paintball gun is to clean inside and out and perform basic maintenance tasks. 
  • Rapid Fire Capable: Determines if the paintball gun can shoot like a machine gun. 
    • If not rapid fire capable, means shoots less than 10 BPS (balls per second). The paintball gun is most likely mechanical and only offers a 1 shot per trigger pull style shooting mode. These are designed for recreational and woodball style formats of playing.
      • If yes rapid fire capable, means shoots more than 10 BPS (balls per second) rapidly. The paintball gun most likely will be electronic and capable of being used in speedball or tournament style formats of playing. 
    • Rate Of Fire:  The number of paintballs capable of being fired out of the paintball gun per second. Example- 10 BPS (balls per second)
      • 5 to 8 balls per second is standard on mechanical (no battery required) paintball guns.
      • 5 to 15 balls per second is standard on most mid level paintball guns. These will cost between $150 and $400. (Electronic hoppers are required to use with this type of paintball gun)
      • 5 to 25 balls per second is usually only capable on high end electronic paintball guns and some upgraded mechanical paintball guns. Electronic paintball guns at this level will cost between $400 up to $2000 just for the paintball gun. (Electronic hoppers are required to use with this type of paintball gun)
    • Fire Modes Available: The number of paintballs that shoot with 1 trigger pull. 
      • Semi Automatic - This mode is most popular and guaranteed to be legal at all paintball fields. This mode only shoots one paintball out of the gun per each time you pull the trigger. This speed can be very quick on electronic paintball guns with sensitive triggers. 
      • Burst - This mode will allow you to shoot 3 balls at a time when you pull the trigger one time. The shot count per trigger pull is usually adjustable. 
      • Ramping - This mode will take your rate of pulling the trigger and add to it as long as you continue pulling at a quick speed.
      • PSP Mode - This mode will shoot faster than you are pulling the
      • trigger as long as you continue pulling the trigger at a quick speed.
      • NXL Mode - This mode will shoot faster than you are pulling the trigger as long as you continue pulling the trigger at a quick speed. 
      • Full Auto - This firing mode is rare in paintball. This means the gun will fire as long as you are holding the trigger down. 
    • Barrel Length: The length of the barrel that is included with the original gun. Most stock barrels will be between 10 and 14 inches in length. 14 inch is the most popular length and the length that he professional players use most of the time.
    • Barrel Upgradeable: Informs you if the paintball gun you are looking at allows you to upgrade the barrel. 
    • Barrel Thread Type: This refers to the barrel's thread/screw design to attach the barrel to the paintball gun. 
        • Autococker Threading- Autococker threading is the most common threading type as it refers to one of the most popular paintball guns in history. Most high end paintball guns use this thread type.
        • Spyder Threading - Spyder threading will only work on Spyder branded paintball guns. 
        • Tippmann 98 Threading- Tippmann 98 threads will only work on Tippmann 98 paintball guns.
        • Tippmann A5 Threading- Tippmann A5 threading will work on the Tippmann A5 and most Tippmann branded paintball guns other than the Tippmann 98 and the Tippmann X7.
        • Luxe Threading- Luxe threading will only work on Luxe paintball guns. 
      • Barrel Accuracy Grade (A,B,C): 
        • Grade A- This means the stock barrel is of high performance and high quality giving you the best accuracy when shooting good quality paintballs. This grade includes most high end, tournament capable paintball guns that professional paintball players compete with. These barrels will have a length between 14 and 16 inches in length.
        • Grade B- This means the stock barrel is of mid level performance and mid level quality giving you good but not the best accuracy when shooting good quality paintballs. This grade usually includes most entry to mid level ($100 to $500)  paintball guns and will have a barrel length of 10 to 14 inches in length. 
        • Grade C- This means we have not have good experience with this barrel. This grade is very rare to see as it means the barrel is extremely poor in quality and performance. Most paintball guns now days include a mid level quality paintball barrel. Barrel length can be of any size. 

       

      • Durability Grade (A,B,C): 
        • Grade A- This refers to how well the paintball gun will hold up over time. A Grade of A refers to most rental guns or high end paintball guns and requires the paintball gun to capable of shooting hundreds of thousands of shots without many, if any technical issues. 
        • Grade B- This refers to paintball guns that might be made of a brittle plastic material or be of low cost. These paintball guns will work well but are not expected to last more than 3 to 5 years without some sort of technical issues. Most entry level and mid level prices paintball guns will fall under this grade with the exception of most rental guns as they are made to be very durable and affordable. Tippmann branded paintball guns are a great example of entry level paintball guns that receive a Grade A. 
        • Grade C- This grade is rare as it refers to our lowest rating. Paintball guns with a Grade C would be a very bad choice from our experience and would be known for breaking early on after your purchase with little play time. 

       

      • Reliability Grade (A,B,C): 
        • Grade A- This refers to how reliable the paintball gun is over time. A Grade of A refers to most rental guns or high end paintball guns and requires the paintball gun to capable of shooting hundreds of thousands of shots without many, if any technical issues.
        • Grade B- This refers to paintball guns that will need regular maintenance in order to maintain it's best performance. These paintball guns will work well with regular cleaning and servicing. Most entry level and mid level prices paintball guns will fall under this grade. However, some entry level Planet Eclipse and Tippmann branded paintball guns are great examples of entry level paintball guns that receive a Grade A in reliability.  
        • Grade C- This grade is rare as it refers to our lowest rating. Paintball guns with a Grade C would be a very bad choice from our experience and would be known for breaking early on after your purchase with little play time. 

       

      • Firing Velocity & Speed Through Air: This refers to the speed the paintball flies through the air. Most paintball fields will limit this speed to 285 FPS (feet per second) and most tournaments limit this speed to 300 FPS. Nearly all paintball guns are designed to be safe to use and will usually fire the same speeds. These speeds range from about 175 FPS to 300 FPS. 300 Feet per second is 204 miles per hour. 
        • Double Trigger: Paintball guns will come with a single trigger as seen in real fire arms or a two finger trigger. Two finger triggers are common in electronic paintball guns to allow you to fire more rapidly. Some entry level paintball guns have the two finger triggers but this is for comfort and not for an increase in performance. 
        • Air Transfer Design: This explains how the air is transferred from the air tank and into the paintball gun. Options are steel braided hose or hose less. Most mid level to high end paintball guns are hose less for a more sleek design. 
          • External Velocity Adjustment: This refers to the ability to adjust the speed in which the paintball flies through the air easily from the outside of the paintball gun. This is available in nearly all paintball guns. 
          • Hopper Attachment: This refers to how the hopper is attached to the paintball gun. The most common is by a clamping feed neck. This is a clamping tube on top of the paintball gun that the paintball hopper slides into. The other option is magazine fed, similar to a real gun. Most paintball guns use a clamping feed neck. Only a small portion accept magazines. 
            • Manufacturer Warranty Included: We honor all manufacturers warranties on products purchased from Pro Edge Paintball. Most manufacturers have at least a 30 day warranty on their products. We recommend to visit the manufacturers website for more details on manufacturers warranties as each company is different. 
              • Qualifies for Pro Edge Service Warranty: Our Paintball Gun service warranty includes lifetime free service and maintenance on any paintball gun purchased from Pro Edge Paintball. This is non transferrable and does not include parts or shipping costs.  

                 

                Paintball Hopper Features & Grading Explained:

                • Hopper Capacity: 
                • Electronic Battery Required:  
                • Battery Type: 
                • Max Feed Rate: 
                • Paintball Caliber: 
                • Compatible with: 
                • Cleaning & Maintenance: 
                • Setup Required:  
                • Durability Grade (A,B,C): 
                • Designed For: Recreational Play, Woodsball
                • Quick Change Lid: 
                • Speed feed Upgrade Available:  
                • Weight: oz
                • Manufacturer Warranty Included : 
                • Qualifies for Pro Edge Return Policy :