Angel paintball guns have the illustrious distinction of being one of the first electro-pneumatic paintball guns to hit the market. Originally created by WDP in 1997, Angel Paintball Sports’ paintball guns are now custom-made by Cobra Paintball, Warped Sportz, and Angel Force. From the very first time they were released in the mid-90s alongside Smart Parts, the England-based development company made a huge impact on the paintball scene. Today, they are considered one of the most advanced tournament markers available.
And that’s because Angel paintball guns are capable of firing a whopping 30 paintballs per second. Angel guns such as Angel LEDs, LCDs, IR3’s, and the Speed are used by players in professional tournaments throughout the world, mainly for their lightning-fast firing capabilities. But besides that, the pros play with Angel paintball markers because of their lower pressure operation, increased gas outlet, balanced exhaust valve operation, soft-grip design, and lightweight body.
Explaining the Unique Angel Gun Design for HPA Air
Angel paintball markers were created and designed by John Rice, an engineer who believed that C02 was a “dirty gas.” As such, he configured his guns to only fire with HPA, meaning that the guns could utilize miniature components since they wouldn’t have to withstand the impurities brought on by C02 during cooling. This led to the Gov’nair High-Pressure Air System which has now progressed to the current Angel A.I.R. High-Pressure Air System. This advanced system allows Angel markers to be one of the only guns on the market to offer an adjustable-pressure regulator featuring an LCD display system to monitor tank and output pressures. On top of this, the guns boast an electronic firing sequence and light trigger for optimum aiming and firing.
How Angel Paintball Markers Operate
Angel guns use a linked bolt and hammer alongside a tri-tubed design and a four-way solenoid valve to present players with one of the fastest and smoothest shots on the field. The valve to ram action acts as an electronically controlled version of Autococker paintball guns. Here’s how they work:
This electronic firing sequence provides control that begins with an open-bolt action. When the user pulls the trigger, electronic impulses trip the four-way valve which shoots the compressed air up behind the ram. This shoots the ram and bolt assembly at the valve which impacts against the poppet, discharging gas into the chamber. Here, the paintball is fired from the gun, after which the four-way solenoid reverses and brings the gas back to the front of the ram, returning it to the ready position.
And while all of that might sound like a lot of work, it’s this innovative technology that allows Angel to make some of the fastest-firing guns in the paintball world today. You don’t have to understand exactly how it all goes together; you just have to understand that with Angel paintball guns, you’ll be firing at a higher ROF (rate of fire) than just about anyone on the field. This gives you the upper hand in any skirmish, tournament or recreational shoot-em-up.