When you want the fun to go on forever, or when the opposing team seems more over-powered that yours, a paintball tank can extend play time and get you the win you want. When paintball first became a popular hobby, the paint “bullets” were propelled with small pressurized CO2 tanks that screwed onto relatively simple guns.
These days, paintball tanks can hold enough gas to shoot hundreds or thousands of rounds before you have to replace them.
Paintball tanks come in a variety of sized that can hold different amounts of pressurized gas or air used to propel the paint balls toward your opponents. All tanks are made from lightweight metal and have screw on tops so you can easily hook them up to the appropriate size guns. Most tank sizes can be used with guns from small pistols to larger rifle styles.
When you are in the middle of a heated paintball battle, the last thing you want is to run out of pressurized gas so you can no longer shoot.
You could carry around many smaller paintball tank parts in a backpack or in your belt loops, but it still takes time to remove the spent one and replace it with a full tank.
Sometimes, seconds can mean the difference between make believe life and death. In tournament play, it can definitely change the score and outcome completely. A larger paintball tank extends play time by double or even triple the length.