Many newcomers to paintball quickly realise that their paintball markers are not performing as optimally as they first were. This is almost always down to the fact that your marker of choice has begun to lose pressure and is in desperate needs of an air tank refill. If this scenario applies to you, you will need to start thinking about practical solutions for replenishing empty or low CO2 tanks.
A dedicated paintball shop or sporting goods retailer is always worth considering when it comes to replenishing your CO2 tanks. Places such as these offer you an affordable way to refill your tanks at desired pressures. A paintball shop is without doubt the cheapest retailer to approach for a refill as you will tend to get the most budget-friendly refill price. However, other sporting retailers that stock items requiring C02 tanks can also be an affordable place to grab a refill.
If you have an upcoming paintball match looming, but do not have time to seek out a specialist retailer to have your tank refilled, you will usually find a refill station at most paintball fields. You should of course carry out your own research ahead of time to ensure this is an option. The last thing you want is to have to sit out a game because of an empty C02 tank.
If you play paintball very frequently, you may also want to think about investing in a refill solution that can be used from the comfort of your own home. You can create your own refill station by purchasing a high-pressure compressed air tank, such as a scuba tank, along with suitable connectors that are compatible with the paintball marker tanks you intend to use.