What You Need To Know about Mag-Fed Paintball
Playing with magazine fed markers is the fastest growing style of paintball, attracting players after a more tactical game play style. But what exactly is it?
What is it? While Mag-fed follows the basic format of paintball, the guns are a little different. Mag-fed paintball guns are fed via a magazine as opposed to a hopper, this creates a more realistic style of play. Magazines hold up to 20 paintballs in contrast to a hopper's 200. Those that choose to play Mag-fed tend to play Mag-fed specific games/events, so the playing field is levelled in terms of firepower. (If you're interested in a Mag fed game, check out OMG Events who specialise in them)
What do you need? You’ll need a Mag-fed marker for starters, check out our best sellers below.
Tippmann TMC - https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/tippmann-tmc-magfed-68-black
First Strike T-15 - https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/first-strike-t-15-rifle
Eclipse EMF100 - https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/planet-eclipse-emf100-black
Magazines If you’re solely going to rely on magazines, you’ll need a fair few.
You then need to consider how you’re going to carry all these magazines, you can choose from pouches to vests.
It’s always a good idea to consider a system so you know which magazines are empty, for example put those in upside down to avoid confusion.
Positives of Mag-fed play One of the biggest draws to Mag-fed bar the realistic aspect is the cost. Granted the cost of purchasing extra magazines needs to be factored in but you can expect to lower your paintball use and as such drastically reduce the overall cost of a day's play. Games tend to be more tactical and so this appeals to a lot of players
Negatives of Mag-fed play If you're one for accuracy by volume, then you can expect to reload a lot more frequently than hopper fed paintball. For those who like to be trigger happy and shoot a lot of paint Mag-fed doesn't cater for this.
Conclusion Whilst it’s not a style of play for everyone if you’re looking for something a little more realistic, tactical and challenging then perhaps you should consider Mag-fed. If you need any additional advice don’t hesitate to call us on 01642 605000