Originally Posted by BUCK BUCK #1
Same here. I think every PB noob (including myself a while back) always wants a "real gun" marker, until they actually try both types of markers.
Not every. This was my second marker (first was a Nightmare pump back when Semi autos were fairly new):
Weight: about 14lbs.
4 years later:
Weight: about 16bs.
Just a few months ago (when it finally got retired):
Weight: about 15lbs.
What it's been replaced with:
Which I will admit is MUCH lighter...by about 8lbs probably. Though this one was pretty close in weight...not nearly as nice to shoot though I'll admit.
It depends upon the person, what they like to play, and how they like to play. I always encourage people to try different things...speedball, walk-on, big game, 2 day scenario, entry level markers, mid grade markers, realistic markers, etc...and then see what suits their style. Not everyone is going to want to lug one of my beasts around but some of us really enjoy the more realistic markers. Look at the growth of Mag Fed games...
I do agree though that a lot of new young players want to get a realistic marker as their first paintball gun until they realize how much they weigh and that lugging that around all day gets fatiguing then they want something smaller and lighter. They forget you don't get physically tired playing COD on their XBox. LOL