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MD: Man Shot At By Paintball Gun Filled With Marbles

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Harry Tuttle, Oct 9, 2004.

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  1. JPL

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    Oh yeah, I got the money owed to me.

    He actually settled and wrote me a check shortly after the suit was filed.

    His son was also ejected from the paint ball facility for life.
     
  2. jefnvk

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    I once did some experimenting to see how fast I could get a PB flying, out of a cheaper $30 gun. I had it near 500fps before the bolt actually blew out of the gun. I have no doubt that a marbel shot out of it could be deadly.

    I also have a full auto PB gun. Cost me $80, bought it right over EBAY. That thing is just as fun, and much cheaper, than a traditional firearm. BUT, I would never shoot it at anyone not playing, nor point it at anyone I wasn;t trying to shoot. I follow the four rules even with a PB gun, and have never had any problems.

    I think the biggest problem is kids that don't have real firearms. They don;t understand the problems that they can cause, and being taught that it is acceptable to point a PB gun at people, I think they are more apt to cause the problems.
     
  3. ilcylic

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    Vitamin G: I didn't do the modification myself, it was my cousin Mike, who is one of the original inventors of Constant Air.

    Still I was 10 or so, so I might well be misremembering the spec. But I'm dead certain I saw that regular, non-frozen, plain jane paintball rip through a piece of plywood.

    Ow. :)

    -Ogre
     
  4. Spot77

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    Been playing for years now.

    My original Tippmann 98 would ALMOST go through a piece of unsupported 1/2 inch drywall.

    NOT something you want to get hit with while unprotected, or at close range.

    Period.
     
  5. Drjones

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    I am VERY interested to see if your opinion remains the same after you get your eye destroyed by an innocent "kid shooting random paintballs at you."
     
  6. Spot77

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    Sorry, this quote (don't know who it originally belongs to) struck me as odd:


    Shooting RANDOM paintballs AT you?


    Seems to me that there's nothing "random" about shooting anything AT me.
     
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