6 Best Paintball Brands and Why You Should Pick Them

If you are interested in getting started in the wildly popular sport of paintball, it is essential to know which brands have got your back. There are many paintball companies on the market that provide some incredible equipment that is well worth the price. Other brands create disposable junk that wouldn’t hold up in the most basic competition.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the six best paintball brands on the market today. Each of these brands has showcased a base level of quality and customer service that makes them worth your consideration. We’ll start with our lowest pick and work up to the best. Each of our mini-reviews will highlight the best information about each brand.

6. Valken

While Valken may not be the best known of the brands on our list, we think that may change soon. That’s because this company produces some of the best paintballs we have ever seen. They are very consistent, thick, and rarely burst by accident. However, we are also big fans of their paint grenade because it produces a pretty potent spray of paint with every throw.

And while they don’t make markers or guns, they do produce other accessories. For example, their Valken Harness holds up to seven different pods and paintball accessories. They also have high-quality paints and protective gear that is worth a look.

Valken Accelerate Airsoft BBS - 0.32G-2500CT-White
  • Refined Tolerances
  • Precision Accuracy
  • Increased Flight Path
Valken Airsoft Green Gas
  • Contains Silicone Oil & Propane Mixture for Optimal Gas Operated performance
  • Works with all compressed gas airsoft guns

5. Tippmann

While we think Tippmann deserves to be on this list, we know that others may disagree with us. That’s because Tippman is typically considered a budget line by many buyers. Their guns are less expensive than their competing brands and, therefore, may lack some of the features and even some of the precision that those items offer.

However, we believe that their lower-cost guns are an excellent choice for people who are just getting into the sport. Even better, their firearms are respected for being surprisingly durable and for rarely breaking down. And when they do, their excellent customer service will take care of you as quickly as possible. Consider Tippmann as your brand-of-choice if you are new to paintball or don’t have a lot of cash to spend.

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4. Empire

Some paintball fans may be surprised to see Empire a little lower on our best paintball brands list. You might even think we’re one of those annoying Empire haters you see online. Thankfully, we’re not acting like an annoying troll here. In fact, we think Empire is probably the best all-around paintball brand available. However, the top three choices on our list beat it as far as quality, precision, and customization is concerned.

However, if you want a brand that you can trust for all your paintball needs, Empire is a great choice. They make a variety of guns, markers, masks, gloves, and gear that are durable and reliable under real competition. They focus heavily on creating an attractive product is also useful in real game situations. As a result, they are an excellent brand for beginning and advanced players.

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Empire Paintball Empire Axe Marker, (Dust Black)
  • Accurate, Lightweight, Aluminum Barrel Hits Your Target
  • Unique push button bolt removal system for easy maintenance
  • Empire Relay Regulator/ASA with ON/OFF Lever Makes Tank Removal a Breeze
Empire Paintball Mini GS Marker
  • Pressure controlled poppet engine for outstanding performance
  • Integrated break-beam anti-chop eyes
  • Wrap-around fore grip for protection from elements and increased grip

3. Dye Precision

Dye Precision has often topped our list of the best paintball brands but doesn’t quite make it there this year. That said, there are a few different reasons we think this is a good brand. For example, they are part of a larger corporation that focuses on precise machining. As a result, most of their paintball products feature very few, if any, design or manufacturing errors and are very accurate.

However, we also find that they produce some of the most diverse and useful products on the market today. For example, you can get a variety of goggles, anti-fog items, gloves, guns, and accessories. While they aren’t quite the top brand on our list anymore, they remain an excellent option for those who don’t mind spending a little money. And you will pay with this company, as they are one of the highest-priced paintball brands on our list.

Dye Precision Proto Rize Marker Paintball Gun
  • Proto Rize was created and designed for top-level performance at a reasonable price
  • Anti-chop break beam eye system synchronized by LED circuit board with 4 tournament firing modes & adjustable rate of...
  • True Bore Proto One-piece 12" barrel
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2. Custom Products

Custom Products is so close to being our top paintball brand but isn’t quite the powerhouse as the best. That said, you really can’t go wrong if you choose this company. They are based out of Mesa, Arizona and are part of a custom machining operation. As a result, they create some of the best types of customized paintball guns and barrels on the market.

In fact, we suggest upgrading your old paintball gun barrels with a model from Custom Products. Their barrels are designed to have glass-smooth interiors. That smoothness is achieved with a hand-polished process that creates precise threading. In fact, it is only the lack of other accessory options that pushes this brand out of our top spot.

1. Planet Eclipse

Those who are searching for the best paintball brand on the market should consider Planet Eclipse. There are a few elements about this company that make them stand out. First of all, they have incredible customer service. As a result, it is very easy to get a gun replaced or repaired from them in less than two or three days.

Beyond that, they create the best quality paintball products on the market. Their packaging is detailed, easy to open, and protective of your items. And each product uses a variety of features that put them ahead of their competitors, such as small LCD screens and hand-grip bars that are padded for more comfort. You simply can’t do better than Planet Eclipse when choosing a paintball brand.

Planet Eclipse ETEK5 Paintball Marker/Gun - ETEK 5
  • Zick3 Rammer System and Cure5 Bolt
  • Internal LPR and Inline OOPS
  • SL4 Inline Regulator, Larger Valve Chamber

Wrapping Up

As you can see, the best paintball brands are very diverse. Some produce specific products, such as guns, while others take a more comprehensive approach. Others focus on high-quality if expensive, designs. And many try to save you money by creating an efficient and streamlined product.

If you liked our list, please don’t hesitate to share it. And if you think that we missed a great brand or underrated your favorite, let us know. We’re always willing to listen to what our readers have to say about the best paintball brands.

Timothy Freeman