If you’ve visited the local paintball field a time or two, or even poked around a few paintball websites learning the game, you might have come across the term “First Strikes” but may not know what these are.
First Strike is a paintball brand and company known for their high-quality magazine-fed paintball guns and their highly advanced type of paintball, the First Strike. The First Strike is a spin-stabilized projectile used in tactical paintball games and scenario games that is available in .68 and .50 calibers. They differ from regular, round paintballs by the spiral-grooved fins at the rear of each First Strike projectile, which helps them spin as they fly through the air. This rotational spin makes the First Strike round much more stable in the air than a regular, round paintball, enabling a First Strike paintball projectile to fly much further and with much greater accuracy than regular paintballs.