The list author says: "My name is Doug. I'm the lead writer and instructor at http://www.tacticalpaintballsniper.com. Thought it'd be fun to put together a realistic, no B.S. gear list for the paintball sniper. None of these stupidly over-the-top, "longer than a moose rifle" markers or ridiculously bulky and unnecessary tactical harnesses. Or the full-blown Bigfoot ghillie suits. Sheesh. Here it is. Real, from the field equipment list for paintball snipers."
"The SL-68 II was recently re-released by Tippmann and it's badder than ever. This is a one shot, one elimination type of marker. DO NOT try to go up against full autos with this thing if you're alone. Call in the calvary and the heck outta dodge. But use this workhorse to make those stealthy shots from the shadows and fade away."
"I have beat the SNOT outta my V-Force Morph goggles. All day, never-stop vision with no, that's ZERO, fogging. Easy to replace lenses, HUGE field of vision, a handful of lense tintings and you've got yourself the BEST gogs on the market."
"The Mossy Oak Brush pattern is an outstanding commercial hunting pattern for almost year round coverage. This new tactical shirt includes side vents, reinforced elbows and dual breast pockets plus anti-bacterial scent control."
"I never hit the field without a bandana. Wiping sweat (not paint!), cleaning barrels, visual distraction for booby traps, keeping cool, camouflaging my bald head, the list doesn't end. In fact, I've written a book entitled "101 Ways to Use a Bandana". No joke, Joe."
"Merrel shoes rock. The Moab is a light shoe with outstanding traction on the Vibram sole. I also use the Merrel Pivot Lace. Also a great shoe. The only downside is if you need ankle support. You sacrifice weight for support but that might be a good trade if your ankles need some bracing. Otherwise, wear this shoe. (And, P.S., I obsess about coloration. Every shoe I own is tan and brown.)"
"The second pattern we recommend is the Brush pattern put out by Mossy Oak. Their Brush pattern was designed as an open space pattern for grassy areas, chaparral, sage and prairies. It's base coloration is highly universal. When you add a bit of local coloration, you WILL disappear. McNett tape is an outstanding & very affordable way to camouflage your marker, pods or mask quickly and easily."
"I always have one grenade on my person. When & where I play, they count as hits. It's my "get your arse outta the fire" insurance. Doesn't always work but it's saved my bacon more than once. MENTAL NOTE: Pball grenades have a shelf life! The latex rubber neck kinks up and dries causing it to fail by not opening when it bounces. SUCK FACTOR of TEN. Best option, make your own."
""Got milk?" That's so 1994. "Got water?" is the new question. Proper hydration (2L per day or more under difficult conditions) leads to increased reaction time, steady hands, clear vision and tactical thinking. I use this 100 oz set up. No extra pockets but keeps me watered."