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3 best magfed paintball brands and markers for 2022

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Buying a magfed marker in 2022

Paintballing is a sport that many take up to get the feel of adrenaline and combat whilst enjoying the thrill and complex nature of the game. MagFed paintball games are newer to the scene but are taking the paintballing industry by storm. The difference between magfed and other styles of paintballing is the “milsim” feel of the marker where you count your shots just like a traditional firearm. Thats what makes it Magfed.

This month, BattleGear UK are taking a look at 5 of the best magfed paintball markers currently on the market. These markers are suitable for various players and you can find them all on our online store.

Brands and markers for a magfed paintball game

First Strike

First Stike – the name is synonymous with paintball enthusiasts everywhere. The First Strike T15 has become a gold standard for look and feel. What a perfect set-up this paintball marker offers. Built to last and to maintain pinpoint precision in even the harshest of conditions and terrains the T15 marker is one to seriously consider.

With a rugged lightweight aluminium body and high-end accessories that are included in the kits, this marker is easily one of the most popular on the market to date. For optimum manoeuvrability whilst you are out on the field, First Strike is your answer. Not only will you have a marker that offers precision like no other, but First Strike markers are also of course compatible with FSR – First Strike rounds. These paintballs offer maintained velocity and unrivalled accuracy thanks to their stabilising technology. Environmentally friendly and degradable, FSR’s are a true win for paintball technology worldwide.

Planet Eclipse

The EMF100 from Planet Eclipse is a great paintball marker as it shoots both with speed and accuracy. You can easily hit targets up to 50 feet away. It also holds 15 rounds of paintballs. The EMF100 is extremely consistent, reliable, robust and has a great overall design that puts the marker in a good position alongside its competition. The EMF100 doesn’t come with a lot of accessories and extras but many feel that’s made up for with its performance out on the field. The reason the EMF 100 delivers such a great performance can be simply attributed to the fact it’s made by Planet Eclipse. Known for creating some of the best paintball markers in the world, Planet Eclipse really went all out when making their first magfed marker the EMF100.

The EMF100 is an accurate rifle that shoots incredibly smooth and quiet. With dual-feed ports, there is no need for batteries or charging. The Gamma Core drivetrain provides incredible accuracy.


Known as one of the best markers for beginners or players with a tighter budget, the Tippmann Stormer Elite is a lightweight and durable marker with a brilliant reputation. This marker comes with two magazines, and a dual-feed design that can be converted from a loader to magazine fed quickly and easily. One of the only negatives about this marker is its inability to use First Strike paintballs however this is not an issue for most players who enjoy the weight and feel of the marker rather than what paintball brand it can shoot with.

With a composite body that’s durable and easy to use when out in the field, it’s no wonder this marker belongs to Tippmann. Known for creating some of the most durable and accessible markers, the Tippmann Stormer Elite is definitely worth investigating in more detail.

Considerations for buying a magfed paintball marker

Bear in mind that not all magfed paintball markers are the same and no two will give you the same feel or shoot style. Some markers are close in resemblance to a real firearm, these tend to be heavier. Other markers are closer to a traditional marker with a paintball magazine attached – these tend to be lighter. Check whether your chosen magfed paintball marker is built to shoot automatic or semi-automatic.

In order to ensure you are buying a magfed marker that is ideal for you and your shooting style, we recommend speaking to an expert. Luckily, we have several of them here at BattleGear UK and are always happy to help fellow paintball enthusiasts with picking the right marker for them. Just get in contact to speak to an expert.

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MagFed is a style of “paintball” that uses magazines instead of paintballs. This makes the game faster-paced, more exciting and much more accessible for all kinds of players. MagFed markers are usually a bit more expensive than standard paintball markers. They are also able to fire in both semi-auto and sometimes full-auto modes and with a box mag can hold up to 50 paintballs, making them ideal for the speed of MagFed games.

BattleGear UK is one of the leading magfed paintball specialists in the UK. We are suppliers of the latest in markers, accessories and paintballs. Not only do we provide the latest equipment, but we also give the best advice whether you are just getting into the sport, or if you have been a lifelong enthusiast of the game. For advice and support or information on the latest releases, get in contact with BattleGear UK today.

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The history of paintballing and the rise of MagFed games

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Paintballing is one of the most popular extreme sports in the UK. There are hundreds of venues in the UK alone, where anyone can visit for a game of paintball. But, in the early 2010s, paintballing got a new lease of life when the UK started to embrace MagFed games. MagFed is a form of paintball that is played with a magazine-fed marker giving the player a much more realistic experience throughout the game.

This month, we take a look into where it all began – the history of paintballing and the subsequent rise of MagFed markers that has changed the way we look at the paintballing industry… and of course how Battlegear UK fit into this world.

Paintballing – back to where it all began

As far as history goes, paintballing is a relatively new sport to our timelines. The origin of paintballing began in the 1960s when Charles Nelson of Nelson Paint Company invented the first commercially successful paintball marker. The marker was not originally intended for the games as we know them today, rather to make marking trees and livestock easier to mark from longer distances – great for cattle farmers and rangers. In 1972 the company tried to sell the marker but it wasn’t to be. Not until his second attempt did he find success with BB manufacturers Daisy.

1981 saw the first of paintball games when friends decided to settle a long argument of who would survive city men or country folk. After seeing an ad for Nelson paintball marker the idea of a survival game was born using the markers and a set of rules drawn up by one of the friends. 12 men (6 from the city and 6 from the country) were invited to play the game which was in capture the flag format. Each player was given a marker, eye protection and a map of the playing field. The game was eventually won by a countryman who didn’t even use his marker!

It was this simple game to settle a friendly argument that started the paintballing industry as we know it today with over 700,000 players around the world, proving that sometimes the best ideas can come from settling an argument between friends!

The introduction and rise of MagFed games to the paintballing world

Not until 2013 did the UK see its first MagFed paintball game come to fruition. Operation End War was sponsored by Rap4 UK, however, it would appear that MagFed markers were being sketched and created as early as the late 1970s. One venue that has supported MagFed games in the UK is Outpost, Chester. With an incredible set-up and run by avid paintballers, this site has a lot of kudos amongst MagFed players and organisers.

MagFed games have only ever increased in popularity since the release of the first MagFed marker in the late 1980s. No longer do players feel as though they are in a paintballing game, now with the efficiency of the MagFed markers, players feel as though they are soldiers in a war which makes the game much more appealing for its intensity and tactics.

MagFed games have become popular amongst avid paintballers for a variety of reasons. Those looking for a little more realism in their paintball experience choose MagFed due to their loading method and that the markers look more realistic. MagFed games provide an atmosphere of intensity and excitement that pulls players into the game.

The benefits of MagFed games over traditional paintballing

MagFed markers work by attaching a pump to the marker which feeds the paintballs from the magazine directly into the chamber. This means there is no need to remove the spent paintballs before reloading. This allows you to keep shooting without stopping to reload. You can shoot as long as you have ammunition left in your magazine.

There are many other benefits to choosing a MagFed game over a traditional paintball style including:

  • Realistic experience
  • More intense gameplay
  • More fun
  • Tactical gameplay

When deciding to participate in a MagFed game, the odds are evened out slightly by ensuring that all players are using the same type of marker (MagFed markers only). This means that the game remains tactical, intense and safe for all players involved.

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Battlegear UK – your trusted supplier of MagFed equipment and supplies

Battlegear UK offers a wide selection of MagFed equipment and supplies from renowned brands. The company has a strong history of supporting the MagFed community and are the leading MagFed paintball supplier in the UK. You can purchase from a wide selection of products from brands such as First Strike, Tippmann and Planet Eclipse (amongst many more).

We hope you enjoyed our article about the history of paintballing and MagFed games in the United Kingdom. With this knowledge, you can make the most of your paintball or MagFed games when using the right equipment. So what are you waiting for? Visit Battlegear UK to find your equipment and take a look at upcoming games from OMG Events.

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Terrify your team with your First Strike MagFed paintballing gear

First Strike MagFed Paintballing gear

We love the world of MagFed games. The adrenaline, the natural life feel of shooting your marker and the weight of it in your hands as you tactically make your way across the battlefield. One of the world’s best-known MagFed Paintball manufacturers is First Strike. First Strike MagFed paintballing gear, from their T15 markers to their accessories and apparel, you can guarantee that you will make your mark on the paintball industry when you choose to strategically operate with a MagFed Paintball Marker in your next game! In, this month’s blog, Battlegear UK, discusses all things MagFed, including tactics, ultimate performance markers, and where to find your next MagFed game.

First Strike T15 markers for precision and ultimate paintballing performance

When you are at an intense paintball event, you want the best equipment that will support you to aim and shoot with precision and perfection every time. If you’re nodding your head at this statement, we suggest looking into First Strikes T15 paintball markers. Known for its speed, precision and design, the T15 is revolutionary in its mechanical system set-up and high-pressure abilities. Its lightweight body will withstand any and all conditions, consistently supporting you to be at the top of your game no matter the terrain or the weather.

Using a First Strike mag-fed paintball marker will give you a truly realistic feel of being in a real battle. The weight of your marker alongside the game’s strategy will all add to the atmosphere, however, unlike live ammunition, a paintball marker has a maximum range of approximately 30 yards, and accuracy falls away after about 1/3 of this. If you are looking to overcome this and keep the accuracy, you can obtain a shaped projectile called First Strike Round. However, you will know (if you are already a pro at MagFed games) that the use of these projectiles is often limited to certain snipers in the game.

Strategy and tactics in a MagFed game to show your skills

As some may already be aware, playing in a MagFed game requires more strategic skills and tactics than playing in an average paintball game. When you play a MagFed game, your approach should be more focused on obtaining and holding objectives. In a MagFed game, you don’t get eliminated if you are hit, meaning there is often more strength and stamina needed to keep up with your teammates! Don’t forget, though; you are working with limited ammunition, so you will need skill, patience and, of course, bravado to get through the game with ammunition left over! In playing styles that don’t adopt a MagFed approach, you will generally score points to eliminate your competition until you are declared the winner.

Choosing the best accessories to accelerate your skill on the field can be difficult. Luckily, Battlegear UK has all the expertise, advice and support needed to ensure you are working to the best of your ability and you’re always at the top of your game. For the latest paintball equipment and additional accessories, why not speak to a member of the team who will be more than happy to help with whatever you need from your First Strike MagFed paintballing gear.

Halloween events to try out your First Strike MagFed paintballing gear

If you have booked or are looking to book a Halloween paintball event, now is the time to get your First Strike markers and accessories sorted so you are geared up ready for your Halloween paintball experience. If you are a seasoned MagFed paintballer, you will know that these events are an extreme sport due to the resemblance of real firearms and tactical scenarios on the field. Your new First Strike gear will only enhance and increase your game play and power throughout the event, and you can be sure that your friends will come away reeling from the energy you brought to the game.

Mask up with a First Strike Shemagh to blend into your surroundings and terrify your teammates. Choose from Tan/Foliage or Brown/Black depending on where you will be attending and add stealth to your skillset where you put your Shemagh on.

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Battlegear UK – Leading MagFed paintball specialists in the UK

It goes without saying that a paintball game is an exciting sport that brings people together in new and exciting ways. We all know that the paintball scene is incredibly fun to be a part of, and it can be even more fun when you’re all decked out in some awesome looking gear from First Strike. At Battlegear UK, we have all the paintball supplies you could need to immerse yourself in the paintball industry truly. From novices who are new to the sport to veterans who have been part of the action for more years than they care to remember, we cater to everyone who wants to be a part of something adrenaline-filled and tactical. If you are looking to get into the sport or need some advice on which MagFed marker to try next, just get in touch with Battlegear UK.