Hi, I'm a Houston newbie that just got into the paintballing scene. I am a former Cavalry Scout & also do a lot of online gaming (competitive Counter-Strike yay). I am an IT professional in my mid-20's, and both my wife and I think paintballing is going to be a long-term interest for us.
I've only been paintballing 3 or 4 times, so forgive any stupidity or etiquette lapses.
Being an avid pool player, & knowing what a difference a cue made, I decided to buy a gun. After doing a lot of reading, an AutoMag or AutoCocker seemed like a good starter gun. I picked up a fairly new 68 w/ a SmartParts barrel, remote rig, & VL-2000 for about $350... seemed like a good deal.
Now I'm looking for information, like a primer, on guns, air systems, etc.
Why is rust on the CO2 tank bad?
Why do I need to empty my CO2 tank?
What are basic (non-mfg. specific) modifications that can be made?
How do I move the air-connection thing (no, I'm not being funny, I don't know what it's called ) from the back to the base of the grip?
I'm looking at all the configurations of guns I see, and need a good starting point on what I can do w/ MY gun. A couple of the things that looked useful were a pressure gauge on the tank, an easier speed dial on the gun, quick-connects on the hose...
I promise if you point me, I'll read