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Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Left Handed Shooting

    If you look, some of the best paintball players are ambidextrous, shooting with both hands allowing them to shoot either side of the bunker, winner.


    Shooting left handed really isn’t as hard as it seems, granted you won’t be as accurate or as fast with your left hand to begin with but practice makes perfect.

    There are various ways to practice shooting left handed such as playing a full game with your left hand only, to ensuring your gun is carried in your left hand when leaving a game, this will help your left hand familiarise itself with holding the gun.

    You could also practice at home and walk the trigger with your left hand. It’s all a matter of coordination, you have to build up your hand and eye coordination and this will assist with shooting faster and accurately.

    For hopper fed markers having the hopper on the right hand side for righties is ideal, this aids with clear sight. However for lefties this can cause a slight obstruction but they will have easier access to the hopper, meaning they can maintain a steady rate of shooting.

    Tank size has has a lot to do with your shooting and profile. Ensuring your tank size is spot on will do wonders for camouflaging yourself, whilst increasing the accuracy of shooting. If this is wrong this will make shooting left handed that little bit harder.


    Shooting left handed will assist with your profile when you shoot, so how much of your body is on display. Instead of being a large target this will help with just showing your hopper head, gun and a small fraction of your goggles. This makes you almost invisible to your opponents, keeping you tucked into your cover and creating less movement thus giving you the upper hand.

    Shooting left handed goes hand in hand with snap shooting. You can give yourself an immediate advantage by enabling yourself to shoot either hand to snap shoot and hopefully eliminate your opponent. You’ve just go to get the hang of maintaining a steady balance whilst shooting left handed, good luck.

    If you have any questions or need any further advice don’t hesitate to contact us on  01642 605000.

  • Looking after your paintball mask

    Your paintball mask is the most important piece of equipment you’ll own as a paintballer (http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/blog/the-first-piece-of-paintball-kit-you-should-buy/). With the ever rising prices of lenses it’s more important now than ever to take care of your mask. It should be one of your top priorities as a player to keep your mask clean and your vision clear.

    Here’s how to look after your mask;

    Don’t let paint sit

    Often players will get hit in the mask whilst playing, clean off the paint when you’re not on the playing field. Leaving paint on your mask will deteriorate the lens over time and some paint can even stain. For the longevity of your mask ensure you get into the nooks and crannies where the lens meets the frame, if left this may weaken the lens.

    Reapply Spray

    If you have a single lens always ensure you have cleaned the lens and applied a fresh coating of anti-fog spray. This is vital, if you forget you’ll soon be reminded when your mask mists up and your view is hazy, not ideal.



    Microfiber cloths are ideal for lenses, these will prevent smearing and distorting your vision. If you use paint spray etc with a regular cloth or your hand expect a smudged mess. A microfiber cloth will give you a seamless clean, just what you need.



    Take care of the thermals

    Thermal lenses are dual paned lenses which are sealed together via glue and foam, this assists with regulating the temperature thus reducing fogging. Never submerge your goggle under water, the foam barrier between the lenses is absorbent so if you get water between the lens panes your lens is useless. Ideally when cleaning your thermal lens you want to use water on a cloth to clean the outer lens and a microfiber cloth for the inner lens.

    Change it up

    Eventually your lens will need to be changed the recommended time is yearly if you’re a paintball regular. If your lens is scratched it’s probably time for a new one.

    No glass cleaners

    Don’t use Windex or other glass cleaners when cleaning your paintball mask, these are not polycarbonate lens cleaners and will damage your lens. The idea is to prolong the life of your lens not shorten it.


    It’s always best to buy from an established brand such as Virtue or Empire etc, this way you know what quality to expect. Always purchase from a respected retailer such as ourselves, if you purchase from eBay who really knows what you’re getting, it could be some cheap knock off you’ve paid way over the odds for.


    If your looking for a new lens check out http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=lens

    We would suggest purchasing a lens case to ensure your lenses are protected.


    If you require any advice or assistance don’t hesitate to call us on 01642 605000.

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