David Muhlestein

  • Avid paintball and woodsball enthusiast who has been playing consistently since the mid-1990s
  • Freelance magazine writer who contributes articles to a number of paintball-related publications
  • Extensive knowledge of paintball equipment, including how to customize and repair a variety of guns


David Muhlestein wrote for ThoughtCo for six years, during which he contributed articles covering every aspect of the game of paintball and woodsball. Since his start in paintball in the mid-1990s, David has played hundreds of games in all types of terrains and weather conditions, which have formed the backbone of his practical experience. His on-field paintball knowledge comes from the school of hard knocks (and welts). His equipment knowledge comes from countless hours fixing, customizing, and modifying paintball guns. He loves discussing paintball, arguing about paintball, and writing about paintball, notably for Recon Magazine. When not on the field he is tinkering with equipment, fixing broken guns, and reading about paintball.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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