OPERATING YOUR PAINTBALL MARKER
Want to know the lingo?
We don't call them guns.
They are "markers".
You don't fire ammunition, you shoot "paint".
A paintball marker is safe to use when used properly.
It does not kick-back when you pull the trigger to shoot a paintball.
When you are not on the playing field you should have your gun safety on, your fingers away from the trigger and most important; your barrel plug inserted into your marker barrel as displayed below.
What purpose does the barrel plug serve?
It indicates to other players you are no longer a target.
Should you forget to place your safety in an "on" position and accidentally pull the trigger, you won't injure anyone nearby.