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What is the difference between CO2 and Compressed Air (HPA) for paintball?
The biggest question we at ANSgear.com get besides what paintball gun should someone buy is “What is the difference between CO2 and Compressed Air tanks for paintball?”, or “What is better, C
Tippmann A5 Air-Thru Longbow/Dogleg Stock installation
Installation of this stock can seem a little tricky when you see all the parts that arrive with your new stock. To make it a little easier, lay out all your parts and do a "dry fit" mock up of where a
How do I convert my paintball marker to run on compressed air?
Every once in a while we get asked " I want to convert my paintball gun to run on compressed air (HPA). What upgrades/changes do I need in order to make this work?". The truth is that you don't need a
Are the DM14/15 grips compatible with M2/MOS Air
The DM14/15 grips are not compatible with the M2/MOS Air markers. The front grip covers are larger at the top than the M2 Version: DM14/15 Front Grip M2 Front Grip The Frame Grips are similar in overa
CO2 or HPA Tank Thread Saver
One of the most common problems that cause any type of paintball tank/regulator to be rendered useless is damage to the tanks bonnet. The bonnet or threading of the paintball tank is what portion of y
Sniper Paintball Barrel
The ANSgear Paintball Sniper Barrel info will help you make a decision on what paintball barrel to purchase. When someone is looking for a Paintball sniper barrel it is assumed they want the most accu
Thermal Paintball Lens
A thermal paintball lens is a must have for any paintball mask. A thermal paintball lens or thermal paintball mask will keep your goggles from fogging up on the paintball field. Most of the paintb
4500 Paintball Tanks
A 4500 PSI tank is referring the pressure that a compressed paintball air tank can hold. When someone uses the term PSI, they are referring to Pounds per Square Inch. The higher the pressure, the more
Tips For Playing Paintball In Winter
Playing paintball doesn’t have to stop for the season when the weather drops and snow starts sticking to the ground if you’re properly prepared. Paintballs, markers and equipment all react dif
First Strike Hero/Guerrilla Regulator output pressures
First Strike Hero Regulator - 4500 psi comes preset at 850 psi output and is compatible with the Guerrilla Air G3/P3/Hero Regulator Pressure Kit Extra Low Pressure (275-300 psi) , Low Pressure (400-5
What do the HPA tank descriptions refer to?
When you look at the description of an HPA tank, you will be hit with a couple of different numbers. It could read something like this: Ninja SL Carbon Fiber Air Tank w/ Adjustable Regulator - 68/4500
KP3 Tank Compatibility
The Azodin KP3 Pump Marker is compatible with all size and shape compressed air systems. It does not matter the size (13ci - 110ci) bottle you have, as long as you can screw it into the gun ASA and yo
Replacement Regulators for Dye markers
These Dye/Proto Markers use the standard regulator thread style (compatible with any aftermarket regulator) Matrix/LCD Matrix DM 4 DM 5 DM 6 DM 7 DM 8 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 These Dye/Proto Markers use the Mi
HPA Tank regulator rules when flying
Just in case you were wondering about traveling with your paintball tank, here is some information direct from the TSA's website about compressed gas cylinders . Compressed gas cylinders Special Instr
General gun maintanence
People ask all the time "Is this gun hard to maintain?" or "Does this gun require a lot of maintenance?". Maintaining a paintball marker or accessory is a very easy thing if you keep up with the needs
Difference between Picatinny and Weaver rails
There are some definite differences between the “Weaver” and the “Picatinny” systems? If you look at the two systems from the side and depending on the quality of the machining done by the manufacture
Common HPA tank regulator problems and fixes
There are a couple of common tank problems that occur that can easily be fixed at home by the user. One way fitting (were you fill your tank) leaks are very common and only require you to remove the f
CO2 tank valves
While it is true that most current regulators that you find on todays HPA/compressed air tanks are rebuildable, CO2 tank valves unfortunately are not. CO2 tank valves are not regulators and therefore
Thread size for Regulator bonnet and ASA
We get asked all the time about the thread size on paintball tank bonnets and the Air Source Adapters (ASA) that they screw into. Here are the correct thread specs on both the male and female version
Teflon tape
There are many different air connections used on paintball markers and equipment. All of those connections that have air passing through them need to be airtight with no leaks. The most common way to