Ben Kohnen aka “Pump Scout”
– Ben played his first game of paintball shortly after returning from Cavalry Scout training in 1991, following learning of the sport from a fellow trainee. He picked up a PMI3 setup from an area field, but soon sold it in favor of a Tippmann pump, beginning a long relationship with pump-action markers. Through the years, he has owned many markers, but always returns to the old-school ones. Ben plays mostly recreationally, although he worked as pit crew for a one-time PSP team in 2005 and has played some local tournaments. He is a husband and father of five enthusiastic kids. By trade, he is a real estate title examiner, although interests have led him to other occupations at times. He is currently rebuilding a project pontoon boat, and devoutly hopes to have it floating and running by someday.
Current guns owned - Inception/Empire FLE Axe, Darq, Empire Resurrection Cocker, Inception Mod Squad edition Sniper, Empire Trracer pump, a pair of JT ER2 pistols, and probably a dozen others I'm either forgetting, are in bits awaiting this or that to turn them into something more, or are very basic loaner guns.