We carry many different regulators and air tanks for every need you could possibly have in the paintball world. If you are unsure what you need, feel free to contact us via email or even calling us. We have a live chat feature, and when we are in the office, you are able to ask questions all day. We have many years of experience, so let our expertise help you. We even carry rebuild kits, tank covers, burst disks and more to help keep your sir system runnig for years to come.
Which HPA Tank should you get? It depends on the size and pressure (how many shots you want vs weight and size) and if you want an adjustable regulator. For the most part the premium tanks have output pressure options and the carbon fiber style are made with a lighter material.
68 Cubic Inch / 4500 PSI HPA Tanks are the most common size
Whats HPA? HPA stands for High Pressure Air. It can also be referred to as Compressed Air or Nitrogen. Whether it is compressed air or nitrogen that is being put inside the tank, the tanks are the same. There isn't really a difference in performance as far as paintball is concerned. Either gas may be provided by your local filling station. HPA Tanks are filled by pressure rating. This is why HPA Tanks have a pressure gauge. For every shot, the tank pressure drops. This will give you a reading of how full, or empty the tank is.
The big perk of using HPA Tanks comes from the gas itself. Since it is only a gas, it is a lot cleaner and it can be consistently regulated. It's regulated pressure isn't affected by temperature or rate of flow (rate of fire). All paintball HPA Tanks have a regulator that gives you a usable output pressure for paintball. This standard pressure is 800 psi. Some HPA Tank regulators are adjustable and can be set to a lower pressure.
Always protect your 3000 to 4500 PSI vessel with a Tank Cover. They are not just for style. Tank Covers help protect the HPA Tank surface from damage that could make it unsafe and cost you your tank.
Be sure you have a local shop or field that can do HPA fills. Filling an HPA Tank requires a specialized compressor or booster that can handle the higher pressures. A regular shop compressor runs at 150 - 200 psi, not the 3000-4500 psi that paintball tanks are rated for. Another option for personal filling is to do equalization fills off of a scuba tank. This requires a specific scuba fill station, and is not recommended for multiple players. Scuba tanks will only fill to a lower psi capacity, and you are doing an equalization fill. That means your next fill is never as good as your last.