best automatic paintball markers

The Best Automatic Paintball Guns

Are you looking to upgrade your paintball experience with an automatic paintball gun? Automatic paintball guns carry many advantages and require less effort. Whether you are new to paintball or an experienced player, a new paintball gun can completely change the game for you. 

Paintball is a fun and exciting sport. Acquiring the proper gear can ensure your success on the field and make you an honorable member of the team.

Read on for our guide to the best automatic paintball guns.

Semi-Automatic Vs. Full Automatic

Due to safety, the power of each paintball gun is strictly regulated. On average, paintball guns will fire at around 300 feet per second. But should you choose semi-automatic or fully automatic?

Semi-automatic paintball guns have a faster rate of fire and are available with electronic or mechanical triggers. Semi-automatic guns require the player to press the trigger every time they want to take a shot. These types of paintball guns are ideal for players who still want control over their rate of fire but with increased firepower. 

Automatic paintball guns do not require the player to press the trigger continuously to release paintball rounds. Players can hold down the trigger to release continuous rounds. These types of guns are perfect for players looking to increase their rate of fire in the field and take part in tournaments. 

Best Semi-Automatic Paintball Guns

There are fundamental features to consider when choosing your paintball gun, as you’ll find in our explanatory video. Once you’ve made the decision that a semi-automatic will suit you best, read on to learn about our favorite semi-automatic markers that will give you the most bang for your buck.

Planet Eclipse EMEK 100

planet eclipse emek 100

The Planet Eclipse EMEK 100 is the perfect starter marker for players just getting into paintballing. This semi-automatic gun is of high quality with industry-leading technology. It is also legal for use within tournaments and suitable for all player levels. 

The EMEK 100 has a GRN composite outer body and aluminum inner body, making it lightweight and cost-effective. The tool-less grip access provides easy maintenance and cleaning along with the single-piece GRN frame. The EMEK 100 is also PAL enabled which provides a continuous, uninterrupted flow of paintballs.

Pros - 

  • Customizable
  • Cost-efficient
  • Perfect for entry-level players
  • PAL enabled

Cons - 

  • Composite outer shell
  • Not CO2 compatible

Check out our video review of the Emek 100 to learn more.


gog enmey

This marker is another perfect option for beginner paintball players. With no need for batteries or electronics, the GOG eNMEy is a high-performance paintball gun without the fuss. The main valve and bolt can also be removed easily for cleaning and maintenance.

The eNMEy is fully pneumatic, which allows quick and smooth shooting. There is little to no noise when firing and less recoil which makes the eNMEy an excellent, user-friendly starter marker. 

Pros - 

  • Cost-efficient
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Easy to maintain and clean

Cons - 

  • Fewer upgrades available
  • Not as visually pleasing

Check out our video review of the GOG eNEMy to learn more.

Tippmann TMC

tippman tmc

The Tippmann TMC (Tactical Carbine Marker) is a tactical-style, MagFed, fully pneumatic marker. This paintball gun has the option to be MagFed or used with a traditional hopper to give the player the best of both worlds. The TMC is fully customizable for tactical scenarios with a rubber grip and easy-pull trigger for maximum functionality. 

The over-molded rubber grip and easy-pull trigger allow for maximum comfort. The TMC is incredibly accurate with front and rear adjustable sights. This marker is perfect for players on a budget who want to try a tactical, MagFed marker.

Pros - 

  • Dual feed option
  • Fully customizable
  • Authentic look and feel

Cons - 

  • Heavy to carry
  • Complicated to disassemble

Check out our video review of the Tippman TMC to learn more.

First Strike T15

first strike t15

The revolutionary First Strike T15 is a durable, MagFed paintball gun perfect for players looking for a 1-1 AR rifle platform. The rugged yet lightweight body can endure harsh conditions while delivering .68 caliber paintball rounds. Unlike the Tippmann, it is quick to disassemble and can be fed by a magazine or hopper. 

What makes the First Strike T15 so desirable is that it can fire First Strike rounds. The T15 can support continuous feed magazines and features an integrated 13CI/PSI tank/stock combo. It also features polymer iron sights for increased accuracy when firing. 

Pros - 

  • Fires .68 caliber paintballs and First Strike rounds
  • Fully customizable
  • Extremely durable and lightweight

Cons - 

  • Higher investment required
  • Better suited to scenario players

Check out our video review of the First Strike T15 to learn more.

Best Fully Automatic Paintball Guns

If you are looking to rain increased firepower down on your enemies, then a fully automatic paintball gun is an excellent choice. Here are some of our favorite fully automatic paintball guns that are guaranteed to blow your opponents away.

Planet Eclipse CS2 Pro

Planet Eclipse CS2 Pro

The Planet Eclipse CS2 Pro is designed with the pro player in mind and is an exceptional automatic marker used widely by pro paintballers. With streamlined contours and three Shaft FL bore sections (.681/.685/.689), the CS2 provides the player with more control and balance. The marker is easy to disassemble for quick battery changes and cleaning. 

The Planet Eclipse CS2 Pro comes with adjustable Blade and Scythe trigger shoes as standard with tool-less access for easy maintenance. The Pro is lighter and more efficient in comparison to the CS2 model. It can handle all weather conditions and is designed to function flawlessly in all temperatures. 

Pros - 

  • Easy to program and maintain
  • Air efficient
  • Fully customizable

Cons - 

  • Higher investment required
  • Battery access

Check out our video review of the Planet Eclipse CS2 Pro to learn more.

DLX Luxe TM40

DLX Luxe TM40

The DLX Luxe TM40 is a professional standard paintball gun dedicated to pro paintball player Tim Montressor. The marker has a clean, sleek, and simplistic design with an upgraded core and bolt chamber, which provides more shots than any previous Luxe model.

The TM40 is available in mechanical and electronic versions with ergonomic foregrip, trigger frame, and other contact surfaces.

Pros - 

  • Sleek, simplistic design
  • Air efficient
  • Lightweight 

Cons - 

  • Low water resistance

Check out our video review on the DLX Luxe TM40 to learn more.

Shocker AMP

Shocker AMP

The Shocker AMP is for serious paintball players who are searching for a high-end, high-performance marker. The Shocker AMP is available with electronic and mechanical frames to give you the best of both worlds. The Shocker AMP has a two-piece board, which means switching from electronic to mechanical is easier than before.

The valve and bolt are the most efficient yet with approximately 20% increased efficiency. The marker is ultra-slim with an ultra-gentle bolt that ensures your paint breaks on the target and not in the barrel. 

Pros - 

  • Easy to program
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Improved water resistance

Cons - 

  • Less reliable ASA lever

Check out how the Shocker AMP shoots in our video review.

FAQs on Automatic Paintball Guns

Now that you have had an opportunity to look through some of the best paintball guns on the market, you may have some important questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about fully automatic paintball guns. 

How Do I Program to Fully Automatic?

Not all paintball guns can be programmed to be fully automatic. You can find easy-to-follow guides on our Youtube channel at Lone Wolf Paintball by searching "how to program" followed by your paintball gun type.

When Should I Do Maintenance and Replace O-Rings?

This depends on the type of gun you have and how dirty it is getting. It could be every 5-10 cycles of paint if your marker is very clean, to begin with. If your marker is getting very dirty, then you will need to maintain it more often. Greasing your O-rings will also be helpful every few uses. 

When Should I Clean My Marker?

It is best to clean your paintball marker after every use. This will ensure your marker lasts longer and requires less maintenance. You do not need to do a full clean after every single use, but make sure you remove any dirt and paint that may have gotten into the components of the gun. 

How Many Cases of Paint Can I Shoot Before Needing Maintenance?

It depends on how dirty your marker gets. You should reapply grease or replace your O-rings after shooting 5-10 cases of paint. You should also do maintenance on your bolt and similar components around the same time. 

Upgrade Your Paintball Experience

When deciding which paintball gun you are going to choose, you should take into consideration how often you will use it, your budget, and where you will use it. Take your time reading information on each marker so that you can find the perfect paintball gun for your needs. 

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