by Zac Wong
Question by Roger H: How bad is the pain in paintball compared to airsoft?
I’m wondering how bad paintball hurts compared to airsoft. I’m 14, but I am a huge wimp, but I also want to start paintball. I’ve been hit by an airsoft gun from about 20 feet away, and I thought it hurt a little bit. It wasn’t close to making me cry, but it stung a bit. I have a very low pain tolerance, and I want to know what getting hit by a paintball feels like, and what it relates to. I need a lot of help.
Answer by shadowonthesun
Before you go and buy anything, visit a local field and rent some gear, play a few games, and then you’ll know what it’s like to get shot. I play paintball frequently and don’t consider getting hit to be painfull, but I have a high pain tolerance and I haven’t played airsoft so I can’t give you a good comparison. Best way to figure out if paintball is your thing is to try it yourself. Just wear loose clothing and an extra shirt. Might also be a good idea to contact the field and see if they have beginner days/nights so you don’t run into some speedball nut who’s going to shoot the crap out of you. Most fields are generally well run and take into consideration the experience level of players.
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