Any paintball guns sufficient as protection?

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  1. hindubandit

    hindubandit New Member

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    I know this sounds funny. Would anyone use one on somebody snooping around your property? Do the most restrictive states hassle people over buying a paintball gun like requiring a permit? I heard some are pretty powerful.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I can't really believe some one asked this question.

    This is FIREarmstalk not a paintball forum.

    I dunno 9mmL vs paintball gun. 9mm

    380 auto vs paintball W 380 auto

    22lr vs paintball W 22lr
     

  3. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I would not suggest it. You might get charged with A&B. If you could convince the police the person was serving as a target, have fun. But municipalities have started adopting legislation to regulate the discharge of paintball guns and rifles, and similar weapons that propel projectiles, in public. The exception is discharging it on your property at a designated "target" for practice.

    No, I would not use a paintball gun for self defense. Paintballs are not structurally designed to cause any more than a welt. If you turn the CO2 up on the gun, the paintball will just break in the barrel.
     
  4. hindubandit

    hindubandit New Member

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    well according to NJ, air guns are firearms which I think includes paintball. I never went paint ballin so that's why I asked.
     
  5. Rare Faction

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    It's a bad choice, as everyone else has said. A 3-gram projectile which is made up of, essentially, Jello, will do little/nothing to deter an attacker. Add to that the threat of Assault and Battery charges if you shoot someone outside your house, and you're asking for big trouble.

    As a home defense weapon, a paintball marker is ranked below a bucket of moderately sized rocks. Buy a gun/taser for self defense. Buy a paintball gun to play paintball
     
  6. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    It's not a good idea, paintballs don't hurt that bad and I'm sure a punk hopped up on drugs will come after you even if you light him up good.

    A paintball gun is NOT a firearm. The dictionary states that a firearm is a weapon, can be a rifle, or pistol from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder. That's why we call them "FIRE"arms. NJ is another one of those "we hate everything fun" states and they invent their own defintions so that they can restrict whatever they want.:rolleyes:
     
  7. WDB

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    Shoot someone with a painball gun and they respond with a REAL gun, you get the darwin award!
     
  8. LegatoRedrivers

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    I agree that it's a bad idea. If you aren't eligible for firearm ownership, buy a taser, DO NOT rely on a paintball gun. While it is fairly dangerous if not wearing adequate protection, it's still not dangerous enough to be classified as a weapon.

    That being said, I have heard that one can freeze paintballs, thus increasing the amount of damage they would do to a potential attacker. I've never tried it, can't swear to it, and I personally think it might cause the paintballs to expand, thus rendering them to large to exit the barrel. And keep in mind that if you planned on doing this you would have to get to the kitchen, to the freezer, put together the paintball gun, and load it during an emergency where time may very well be a factor. Not a good plan.
     
  9. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    This doesn't warrant a response...
     
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  10. skullcrusher

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    Big Bad Dog the Bounty Hunter uses a paintball gun with pepper balls. Of course, he's not allowed to own a firearm and he is trying to apprehend scum. :p
     
  11. Rare Faction

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    I forgot about pepper balls...they're a decent crowd-control device, however, IIRC, they're only available to military/law enforcement

    *Edit* Oops, I was wrong about that...but they are certainly cost prohibitive

    from http://www.rap4.com/paintball/os/less-lethal-live-rounds-p-3720.html
    **Live Rounds are prohibited in California, Delaware, Minnesota, Washington DC and Wisconsin to customer. In New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Live Rounds and Launchers must be purchased through an authorized dealer.
    **Law enforcement and Military agencies please contact sales for purchasing information.
    If you click 'add to cart', cost is $250 for 100 rounds
     
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  12. hindubandit

    hindubandit New Member

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    Tasers are prohibited by citizens in the state of n.j. I heard yesterday about a gun feds have that shoots like a taser to bring someone down, but can fry someone's insides which kills them within a week.

    I dunno, I thought it might be cool to own a good paintball gun to keep under my car seat incase a road rager comes after me being that I doubt I can get a carry permit (it's a joke... sortuv). Forget that, I need a real gun.
     
  13. cpttango30

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    OH HOLY CRAP. Some times people need to put the the xbox 360 controllers and join the world of the normal people and not people that live on a tv screen.
     
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  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I think this thread needs to
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  15. CA357

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    Paintball guns? WTF? :rolleyes:
     
  16. skullcrusher

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    I think everyone should trade their real killers for markers. That way, no one will die from being shot unless they have a horrendous allergy to paint. :rolleyes:

    C'mon, this is an entertaining thread. I mentioned Dog the felon that chases felons and acts like he is righteous. That's funny in itself. Multi-leveled humor, people. :cool:
     
  17. Dillinger

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    You forgot the part about being a rascist.... LOL
     
  18. skullcrusher

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    Yet another level of humor, even deeper than I originally intentioned. That's why you da Mod from God!!:D
     
  19. Angrypoonani

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    you could always freeze the paintballs or try to make your own projectiles. But I would caution you in using a paint marker for self defense, it would probably only cause anger in your attacker. And a trespasser killed or maimed by homemade projectiles wouldn't look good in court. Well you doing anything like that in New Jersey is just asking for trouble. I mean all businesses are required to hang postings stating they do not/and it is illegal to discriminate against homosexuals.


    You'd be better off with a pellet gun or .22lr handgun and even then I'd be scared for your safety if someone was hellbent on harming you... Paintballing is fun though!
     
  20. Rare Faction

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    Freezing is actually a bad choice, it normally results in a very brittle shell, which more-often-than-not results in a break in the barrel, which (at best) totally screws accuracy for follow-up shots
     
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