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What makes paintball guns fire?

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October 26, 2008 7:17PM

Paintball Markers use commonly use CO2 or Compressed air to fire a paintball. They use a trigger to activate the firing cycle of the gun. There are two basic types of markers out there: Blowback markers, and Electro-pneumatic markers.

This is an example of how a blowback marker fires:

http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/animations/spyder.gif

Here is how a few typical Electro-pneumatic markers fire, they use a solenoid to direct air flow in the gun:

http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/animations/intimidator1.gif

http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/animations/dm4_medium.gif

http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/animations/invert_v3_7fps.gif