Yes, very. American insurance
statistics have shown that it is safer to play
Paintball than to play golf or go fishing.
The following safety rules are strictly enforced at
Goggles and head-protection systems
- designed for paintball and meeting specified
standards. These must be worn from the moment you
enter the range and before you remove your barrel
Barrel plugs: Before playing or once a player
leaves the field of play, they are required to
insert a barrel plug into the end of their barrel as
a safety device to prevent injury if the marker is
accidentally discharged in the neutral area.
Chronographs are another safety requirement.
These devices that measure the velocity of a
projectile have long been used for measuring the
velocities of firearm's bullets, as a well as the
speed of arrows and other projectiles. In Paintball
the maximum velocity allowed worldwide is 300 feet
per second (fps). This standard velocity limit may
be, and is, lowered to 275 fps or less for indoor or
other close-range play. Players using their own
equipment must be willing to submit their markers to
testing before entering the range.
Safety talks are held before every game end referees
regulate each game to ensure safety rules are