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Old February 25th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tactical Paintball Sniper Drill - Camo-in-Action

Here's what I recommend. It's intense practice and something I do regularly BUT you do not necessarily want to get caught.

Get into your local park ahead of sun-up. Go in ghillied. Find an isolated spot but still along a walking/jogging trail. If you know people take their dogs their, more the better. Camo in and wait. How close can you get to the trail without being detected. My record is 3 feet from someones feet. No dog though.

This practice will improve you in two places. 1) It will extend your patience and your ability to stay still. And 2) it will allow you to get your "adrenaline dump" (or buck fever) under control. After having three or four people get within a few feet of you, you'll begin to have less of a rush. That's a good thing.

People often ask me "What happens if I get caught?" Good question. Have your story ready. I usually have my digital camera with me to tell them I'm photographing a rare bird. But, I haven't had to use that excuse yet.

This WILL force you to the next level.

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Old February 25th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like an easy way to get arrested
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Old February 25th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good way to get arrested for wasting a perfectly useful day.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I saw a video on this, some one called the cops and the cop pulled out his gun and almost shot him.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would think he was a terrorist or something.
It is a nice way to hone skills, but is frowned upon pretty much everywhere.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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here in new york if i was to go to a park and sneak up on a jogger early in the morning I would learn the fine art of how to tend a gunshot wound. I would say this might be a good idea to practice your skills but its extremely dangerous and you wont be playing many games of paintball after you get shot for real.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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not to mention the issue is nobody who goes out jogging is going to be looking for someone in a ghilly like everyone on the paintball field will be, so i fail to see how this is "practice" when nobody will actually be looking for you
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i guess the point is that you can get really close without them noticing like a but once again

Trbo is right.
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i guess the point is that you can get really close without them noticing like a
and thats the same thing all the people on the sex-offender lists were trying to do


HOLY CRAP!!!! maybe they were all just practicing their paintball 5N1P3R skillz????
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and thats the same thing all the people on the sex-offender lists were trying to do


HOLY CRAP!!!! maybe they were all just practicing their paintball 5N1P3R skillz????

hahaha im curious as to how many times a SN1P3R would be maced here in new york. The best way to practice your paintball skills is to get out and play and while military tactics are very good and i have tremendous respect for the armed forces (my bestfriend is shipping out with the marine corp in june) I dont really think all of there tactics in "sniping" and camouflage directly apply to paintball.

The biggest reason being that when your sniping your enemy would have no idea that your there however in paintball the other team is very aware that a few yards away is another team of 10-20 guys who are standing in a straight line. Everyone is expecting to turn the quarter and see someone to shoot at.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 06:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There is no such thing as a sniper in paintball any way.
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I dont really think all of there tactics in "sniping" and camouflage directly apply to paintball.
Setting aside the issue of a true sniper in paintball I still disagree with this statement.
Many are the days that I have been able to sneak up on opposing players and barrel tag them out simply by employing the techniques I was taught in sniper school in the military.
I have been in full camo and sitting near a favorite shooting place on a local field and had opposing team players walk in and sit down less than ten feet of me, the phrase like shooting fish in a barrel comes to mind. Asking them a quetion just before you shoot is fun as well just to see how they react.

The techniques of cover, concealment and movement that are taught in sniper school can be extremely usefull in paintball depending on the field and the situation. They are worthless on a speedball field, yet most players would benefit greatly from the training on a woodsball field.

Bet he never thought this would happen but Trbo has it right here. It is easy to sneak up on those who are not looking for you. Sneaking up on those who are looking for you takes it to a whole new level so go out to the local paintball field to practice this skill, it will give you better training and there are significantly fewer negative aspects.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The sneaking part of being a sniper can be useful on a paintball field. But the whole shooting part is entirely different. Obviously being 100+ yards away from your target and making the shot is pretty much impossible. That's why I'm hesitant to apply the term sniper in paintball.
With the right training almost anyone can become proficient at effectively using camoflauge. But that does not make one a sniper. It just makes you really good at being stealthy. But once you take a shot, other people near by will have a pretty good idea of where you are.

I like to play woodsball every now and then...I just don't have the patience to play anything like a sniper. I prefer to fire and maneuver. I play on the woodsball field almost like I do on the speedball field...slightly modified of course. And most of the time it works for me. But that's not to say that being stealthy doesn't have it's place...even on the speedball field.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Patience is very necessary to be the sniper role in woodsball. A little slow for my taste
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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why why buy all the gear when you could save a ton of money, go lay in your backyard for a hour, then come inside and play silent scope?

just my opinion of sniping in paintball
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Old February 26th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you want to practice sneaky ninja skills hide and then have your friends TRY to find you. Stalking people in the park just screams trouble in so many ways that I can't even tell if you are being serious or not.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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just go play hide and seek, lol, this isnt that hard to figure out guys. and do it without any camo or ghilly, go out in a orange construction vest and red pants, if you can hide well when people are looking for you in that then you know you are doing well, ghilly suit is just giving you an avantage in gear not actually making you better at hiding
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