Did you know that there are more than 3 million people who play paintball in the U.S. every year? If you want to stand out in the crowd and become a better paintball player, there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your aim and accuracy. Let’s start with some extra practice!
Practice shooting when you’re not playing
If the only time you shoot your paintball gun is during competitive matches, it can be difficult to identify bad habits that might have a negative effect on your accuracy. Practice on a shooting range when you’re not playing to improve your technique and get more comfortable with your gun. You can start by shooting stationary targets to dial-in your aim, and then gradually incorporate moving targets to simulate the fast action of a paintball match.
Choose the right gun
The most accurate paintball guns are typically those that have long, slim barrels. Extra attachments and accessories might seem beneficial, but their added weight can make it harder to aim as well. If you’re shopping around for your first paintball gun, it’s a good idea to practice with a simple, straightforward configuration before adding attachments like flashlights and bipods.
Stay calm and be patient when firing
It can be difficult to shoot accurately when you’re tense and anxious. During a match, you might even let your adrenaline get the best of you and start firing at random. Try to maintain a calm, focused demeanor when shooting to give yourself the best chance of hitting your target. Obtain your sight picture, take aim at the target, and take a couple of deep breaths before pulling the trigger. This process might take a few extra seconds, but it can significantly improve your hit ratio.
Ready to put your paintball skills to the test? Come visit us at Battle Creek Paintball & Airsoft Fields! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet, you’ll be sure to have a great time playing on 15 acres of unique fields. Give us a call at (973) 545-2556 to book your paintball session today.