8 Paintball Guns for Less Than $150

Paintball guns that cost less than $150 can include some very capable guns that are either the most basic version from manufacturers of higher-end guns ​or else are pre-upgraded versions of lower-end guns. Either way, the following list provides an assortment of great paintball guns that suitable for use in a variety of competitions. 

Buying Tips

Many of the paintball guns that cost less than $100 individually are available in package deals with masks, tanks, and other gear for closer to $150. These packages can be great deals if you need to get a complete setup.

Previous years' models of higher-end guns, discontinued models, and heavily upgraded guns that just aren't being used any more often come up for sale. If you're willing to buy used, you may find a great deal.

This classic paintball gun is still a very capable, upgradeable, and reliable introductory paintball gun. It is ideal for a beginner or anybody who wants to upgrade and customize their own Mil-Sim paintball gun.

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This introductory electro-pneumatic is a fast, light paintball gun that does a great job at introducing the beginning player to the world of electros. It's not as fast as the high-end electros, but its price-to- performance ratio can't be beat.

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This little-known paintball gun typically sells for closer to $200 in stores, but several different online retailers sell it for just less than $150. It is very fast and is the only electro-pneumatic in this price range with eyes. Its plastic shell might seem a little flimsy, but its high performance and low price make it a great deal.

The Pilot is a well-rounded electro-mechanical paintball gun with a good variety of firing modes and an excellent range of features. It's a reliable choice for the beginner or anyone who ​wants a light, simple paintball gun to shoot.

This gun is similar to the Tippmann 98 Custom, but it is attracting its own devoted following due to its quality. It is very upgradable, durable, and will easily serve any beginner until they are ready to upgrade.

The GTI+ Rampage is an electro-mechanical paintball gun that is a few steps above its cheaper brothers. It includes an assortment of firing modes, including ramping, PSP and NXL.

Spyder's Vision Series feature electro-mechanical paintball guns that come equipped with eyes to reduce chops. The VS1 includes a basic electronic grip with semi-automatic and 3-shot burst firing modes. It is lightweight, simple to use and a good choice if you are limited to CO2.

The US Army Alpha Tactical is built to mimic the Army's M16 and comes with a stock and barrel shroud. It is designed for the Mil-Sim player and is a sturdy, reliable choice.