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General rules are that a player is eliminated when a splatter by a direct or indirect paintball (bounced off of something, broke when it bounced and hit the player) leaves a quarter-sized or larger mark on a player. However, if the judge witnesses the indirect splatter, the player is not eliminated.
If somehow a player were marked from the paint of a barrel break, would it count as a direct hit under the rules?
 

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as in someone shooting your barrel? or your gun breaking paint in the barrel? If it is a shot to the barrel, then yes that is part of your equipment, if from you barrel breaking paint no you are not considered eliminated. Just swab your gun n go.
 

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No, I mean as in if my paint breaks in my barrel, then proceeds to spraypaint an opponent by at least a quarter size. Ref sees it, so if it counts as indirect, the player isn't out.
My question is: is it indirect or direct?
 

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I can't really imagine a situation where that would realistically happen. If you're that close, just unload on him; you're bound to get a handful out of the barrel intact. I don't really know if that would count, splatter doesn't normally count but it's still coming out of a barrel; my best guess is that it would be up to ref discretion.
 

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truff^.
 

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Well, if it's going to cause mass confusion, I might as well cancel my custom project.
I was going to make a shotgun out of a paint pistol, the idea being that a small profile and ability to cover a big area with spray from a paintball would make a good defensive weapon in case of bunkering.
My thinking?
Opponent runs down side. You know he's coming for a bunker. You just stick out the paint pistol. He can't hit it because it's too small of a target compared to a full marker with a big hopper, but you can hit him because you don't need to look down the gun to aim spray.

I might buy a paint pistol this summer anyway if this defensive strategy would work...it's definitely not practical, but if it can work...why not?
For that matter...what do you guys think?
 

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They wouldn't allow that in a tourney; even if they did, you can only carry one setup a time. That would be kind of silly to have a gun that's only useful within a couple feet. Plus, it's a whole lot simpler to just... shoot them normally.
 
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