well i play nerfwars, waterwars, and like airsoft. Its mainly what you have locally. For instance generaly in socal you need a paintball mask for minimal safety equipment, especially for indoor fields. My main armament is a aftermath MP5 that has yet do die or need major mainteneace even though I've had it for 3 years, and to boot cost me a grand total of $100 bucks i have a pistolgrip shotgun cost $25 dollars and 2 pistols one is a $40 dollar heavyweight and the other a $10 lightweight. a mask costs around 35+ dollars for a decent one and you usually don't have to replace it to many times. on to field fees. if you play at a paintball field the fees are usually high compared to a CQE field with a yearlong membership plan for around $25 that allows you infinite access a free peashooter 1000 rounds of ammo the only rules is full mask and limit of 400 fps also bb's must be bought on sight. depending on your ammo usage and game participation average $15 dollars for ammo for a full day less otherwise. so over three years that would be. 200 for weapons 75 for membership and a random amount for bb's also the membership has a discount program for the store wich also happens to be a army surplus store wallah you have cheaper guns then cheaper ammo masks cloeths and harness. in the end though its what you prefer playing.
For instance when nerf was using a pump and airbladder system to charge for the shot yes it took longer to shoot but the range was better. really the problem is that they need to increase the power in thier springs, to a livlier amount. hell my 35 LB larp bow has more range than a nerf dart though it has about the same dodgeability
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