Paintball guns can be powered by a variety of materials, the most common of which is CO2. Using CO2-filled cartridges, modern paintball guns are able to shoot paintballs well over 300 feet per second. When shopping for a CO2-powered paintball fun, you have a variety of options from which to choose, including whether to get an automatic or semi-automatic gun. If you are a beginner, the former is probably not a great bet, as they can get quite expensive. Regardless of which type of paintball gun you buy, most CO2-powered varieties are quality guns. Read below for information on a couple great CO2-powered paintball guns.
As Tippman's flagship gun, the Tippman 98 Custom Platinum Paintball Gun is built with performance in mind. Perfect for any playing conditions, the gun has a new barrel porting for increased CO2 efficiency. The redesigned vertical grip allows for added texture and a secure feel, while the quick thread barrel is easily attachable. This medium-sized barrel is the perfect length to shoot incredibly accurately, but not so long that it creates unnecessary friction. The Tippman 98 Custom Platinum Paintball Gun is a semi-automatic gun and retails for as low as $180.
This aluminum paintball gun from BT Omega is one of the most stylish on the market, possessing the look of a machine gun. The semi-automatic marker's rugged body is complemented by the six position adjustable stock and M16 barrel. If you are not satisfied with the barrel and want to upgrade it, that task is made easy with the barrel's removable construction. In terms of the ability to upgrade, the BT Omega Tactical Paintball Marker is second to none. The gun's plastic magazine opens to store o-rings, batteries, and other small tools as well. Great for all types of paintball games, the BT Omega Tactical Paintball Marker retails for $137.