A market for paintball grenade launchers? - Paintball Forum - Paintball guns and gear forums

Reply

Old December 27th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8
A market for paintball grenade launchers?

Hello, I know RAP makes great paintball grenade launchers but their prices aren't exactly the most affordable, plus they don't actually shoot a grenade-like projectile (just a collection of paintballs kinda like a shotgun). But if someone was to design a more affordable grenade-launcher either standalone or as an attactment via a weaver rail, would people buy it? I would like to hear your opinions. Do you think there is a demand for paintball grenade launchers if they were priced right and advertised? Thanks.
RGray80 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 27th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Authoritah!
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 23,645
they use nerf launchers for things like this, even then you cant' shoot it directly at a person, because of injuries. Launching some sort of projectile towards people can be dangerous.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2010, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
drudarque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by martix_agent View Post
Launching some sort of projectile towards people can be dangerous.
Don't we do that all the time when we play paintball?
drudarque is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 28th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,032
There is a market for undermount launchers just look at the success of the HAVOC from Metadyne. If you could make something as high quality as that for a lower price you might have a winner. Just remember that they are mostly used as scenario props for example a successful hit eliminates everyone from a bunker or takes out a tank. Many fields don't allow them for regular games and I've even been to a few fields that won't even allow them for scenario games. The trouble is that paintballs break on impact and solid projectiles don't and could break a mask lens or even just knock someones mask off.
Crawdaddy is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
Established member
 
tlmiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: AZ, USA
Posts: 9,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
There is a market for undermount launchers just look at the success of the HAVOC from Metadyne. If you could make something as high quality as that for a lower price you might have a winner. Just remember that they are mostly used as scenario props for example a successful hit eliminates everyone from a bunker or takes out a tank. Many fields don't allow them for regular games and I've even been to a few fields that won't even allow them for scenario games. The trouble is that paintballs break on impact and solid projectiles don't and could break a mask lens or even just knock someones mask off.

Yup, none of the fields that I frequent allow for rec play.

AT LEASLT 1 does allow during scenarios however. Not sure about the others.
__________________
Yes, I have long since accepted that I have issues, with that said, here's:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tlmiller is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: texas
Posts: 5
Hey who would like a launcher that would "thow" a paint grenade? Not to hit some one with, but rather to get everyone in the room or behind a bunker?
__________________
And now,
As always,
Your eli.
eliofall is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by eliofall View Post
Hey who would like a launcher that would "thow" a paint grenade? Not to hit some one with, but rather to get everyone in the room or behind a bunker?
It's iffy. Insurance wise, most fields don't allow it because of the safety risk involved. A Nerf rocket fired at the face could knock a mask off. Similarly, anything that's launching a paint grenade could do the same thing. Fields that actually do allow launchers for rec ball tend to have established rules, such as a Nerf rocket hitting a bunker means those behind it are out, etc. But that requires more refs, as you probably wouldn't have very much luck trying to tell the two guys behind that pallet that even though they weren't hit by a paintball, they're out.

Besides, anything a launcher could do with a paint grenade, you could probably do more accurately with your arm.
Mike68 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
Avid Musician
 
NinjaD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: In Your Closet
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike68 View Post
It's iffy. Insurance wise, most fields don't allow it because of the safety risk involved. A Nerf rocket fired at the face could knock a mask off. Similarly, anything that's launching a paint grenade could do the same thing. Fields that actually do allow launchers for rec ball tend to have established rules, such as a Nerf rocket hitting a bunker means those behind it are out, etc. But that requires more refs, as you probably wouldn't have very much luck trying to tell the two guys behind that pallet that even though they weren't hit by a paintball, they're out.

Besides, anything a launcher could do with a paint grenade, you could probably do more accurately with your arm.
agreed
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Muh rig:
2010 Dye NT (white/champagne)
Maddog lock-jaw feed neck
Virtue board
Dye reach trigger
Dye rotor
Deadly Wind Whip Tip w/ dye ultralight barrel 14"
Pure Energy ultra 70/4500 w/ Dye rhino gray cover
Dye i4 mask white (only until angel eye officially comes out)
Evil paint

Quote:
You guys are all wrong, the answer to all your questions... is ShamWoW.
NinjaD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


If your a Christian Paintballer put this in your sig
NinjaD is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
Laneb0239
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The south
Posts: 26
You could make a t shirt cannon i suppose
Laneb665 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Riddler236's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,317
It's highly unsafe to allow launchers to fire anything other than Nerf rockets, and all launchers should be carefully inspected and chronographed before their use is permitted. I do think there is a niche market for them among the scenario crowd, but considering the high cost of a decent quality launcher and the stunning amount of cRAP on the market, many people tend to build their own rather than massively overpay for what is essentially a bit of tube and a valve.
Riddler236 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1