Tippmann is a paintball company known for their rugged, reliable, and practically indestructable products. Tippmann markers are far from the best out there, but the Tippmann 98C is by far the best marker for beginners.
The 98C could best be described as the AK-47 of paintball: popular, reliable, and inexpensive
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