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How to Choose an Air Tank

Deciding what air tank to buy can seem overwhelming purely because of the fact that there are so many options.

To start, there are aluminum tanks, like the ones from First Strike. They are basic tanks made of formed aluminum and usually come with the regulator already on. These generally hold up to 3000 psi.

Then there are carbon fiber tanks, which come in a huge variety of sizes and designs. Carbon fiber tanks will allow for more psi, generally 4500. By comparison, a tank with 3000 psi will get you on average 10 shots per cubic inch, while a tank with 4500 psi will get you 15 shots per cubic inch. 

Depending on what the manufacturer chooses to name them, there are also selections of tanks known as ultralights/superlights. And that's just what they are. They are the same size and have the same volume as their standard counterparts, but they're just lighter. For example, a standard 68 carbon fiber tank form Ninja weighs in at 2 lbs 3.4 oz, which a superlight 68 carbon fiber tank from Ninja weights 1 lb 11 oz. 

The tanks we see used most commonly are the 68 SL and the 77 SL because they offer a bit of everything- comfortable sizing, comfortable weight, and substantial volume. But at the end of the day, choosing what tank really comes down to what level of functionality you need to play and how you like your tank to feel. 

For a more in depth look at air tanks and for further help deciding what type of tank to buy, check out the video below!

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