Aiming A Paintball Gun

Aiming A Paintball Gun: Lets improve your paintball aim, shall we?

Target Practice- Ways to Improve Aim

In a game like paintball, it's crucial to have good aim. Without it, in a game where the enemy must be eliminated, a loss is certain without hitting targets. Good aim is a skill that is mastered over time, but it is a skill that can be honed from the beginning. There are some ways to practice aim prior to hitting the field. For those that have their own equipment, here are some drills to do from the backyard:

Hanging targets

Hang some targets, such as cans or bottles, from strings on tree branches, clothesline poles and other sturdy objects. The idea in this is that the targets will be of height of opponents in different positions. Let the wind be a natural obstacle, as it will mimic the opponent moving.

If this becomes easy, move back a few steps, further to one side or another, or choose smaller targets. This is a surefire way to build aiming skills.

Point Game

This is almost like solitaire for the paintball fanatic. Set up some different size targets in an area. Put a can here, a piece of wood there, and old doll over yonder, etc. Assign point values to each of them, and then load the gun with only a certain amount of balls. (Kind of reminiscent of that amusement park shooting range game, where players fire at objects that begin to move or make noise, such as a piano player or a rocking chair....)

Players should first set a goal of a certain score they hope to achieve. Once the round is fired off, add up the points. If the goal is met, congratulations! If not, practice makes perfect! Try again! This could be implemented to play between several people who would like to practice, each shooting a round and whoever has the highest score wins. While trying to reach a goal, this method of practicing also builds aiming skills.

Paintball Aiming Obstacle Course

Since shooting while moving is sometimes a necessity, aiming on the move also become something that needs to be practiced. For a more advanced way of practicing to hit objects, try moving at the same
time! Set up a small obstacle course with targets. Then, move through the course while shooting at the targets. Not only will this help aim, but also simply aid in getting the body used to moving through zigzags while using a weapon.

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Snap Shoot

Shoot your opponents in a snap. Since you will be bunkering often, the best way to shoot would be to quickly come out of a bunker, shoot, and return to the bunker. This allows you to make a good, quick shot, while returning to a protected area.

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Finding Flank

Just like you watch your own flank to make sure it is covered, watch your opponents for opportunity. If you are able to work your way into an opening in the flank of opposing players, perhaps you just may be able to eliminate a few.


What more can we say about aiming a paintball gun? Practice makes perfect. Play often as you can using these tips and find you game getting better. In addition, challenge teams better than you to a game. This will help your own game grow, as well as perhaps teach some new skills.

Speedball is a quick game and fun to play. Using these tips and tricks will help you hone your skills and allow you to be a successful player.

Good luck on the field!

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