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== History Of ==[[Image:Paintgun.jpg|thumb|right|Paintgun - F-4 Illustrator.]]'''Paintball''' originally did not start out as a [[Sports|sport]]. The first paintball [[gun]] (also commonly called a "marker") was made in 1970 by James C Hale of Daisy Manufacturing.<ref>http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpaintball.htm</ref> It was a way of marking livestock and trees for [[property]] lines. This invention was eventually incorporated into a game.
==History Of Paintball==Paintball originally did not start out as a sportwas officially born in May 1981, through the ideas of Bob Gurnsey, who retailed sporting goods, and Hayes Noel, a stockbroker. Records indicate the first game was played on June 27, 1981, with 12 players playing capture the flag. The game was won without either team firing a shot. 1982 marked the first company to widely distribute paintball gun materials, Pursuit Marketing Inc (PMI). In 1983, the first official Paintball tournament was made in 1970 held by James hale of Daisy manufacturingthe National Survival Game started by Charles Gaines. It There was a way of marking livestock and trees for property lines. It eventually transpired into the game known today$14000 cash prize.
Paintball was officially born in May of 1981In 1985, through the ideas of Bob Gurnsey, who retailed sporting goods, and Hayes Noel, a stockbroker. Records indicate the first commercial game was played on June 27gun, 1981the Splatmaster, with 12 players playing capture the flag. The game was won without either team firing a shotmade. 1982 marked the first company to widely distribute paintball materialsAfter it's patent, Pursuit Marketing Inc (PMI)Nelson Paint Company began mass-producing it for game play. In 1983, the first official Paintball tournament The Splatmaster was held by the National Survival Game started by Charles Gaines. There was a $14000 cash prizeall plastic and had to be cocked back before every shot.
In 1985, Dennis Tippmann designed the first commercial game semi-auto paintball gun, called the Splatmaster, was madeSMG60. After it's patent, Nelson Paint Company began mass producing it for game playThe gun eventually evolved into the .68 Special that featured the first hopper-like feeding device. The Splatmaster was all plastic year 1995 and had to be cocked back before every shotthe Smart Parts company released the "Shocker", the first [[electronic]] paintball gun.
Dennis Tippmann designed ==Paintball Games==Paintball is played many different ways but two major styles have emerged through the first semi-auto years. There is the game of Speedball that is, as the name implies, fast and within rather close quarters. Most paintball gun called tournaments featured in the SMG60mainstream and commercial [[world]] are speedball. The gun eventually evoloved into  On the other half is Recreational or Woods Ball.68 Special that featured Recball, as it is called, is almost the first hopper-like feeding deviceexact opposite of speedball. The year 1995 Most games are outdoors and have a higher objective than team elimination such as capture the Smart Parts company released flag or defend the "Shocker", the first electronic paintball gunbase. Some Recball games are scenario oriented and are played by massive groups. One example is D-Day in [[Oklahoma]]==References=={{Reflist}} [[Category:Sports]]
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