The history of paintball is a hot topic. Depending on your source you will find various people who tell the story differently. We do officially know that the first paintball guns were invented in the 1960’s by Nelson Paint Company. They were initially invented for forestry workers to be able to mark trees in areas with rough terrain. Throughout the late 1960’s and 1970’s the paintball gun and its uses spread to marking animals, and other trees all over the world. The first actual paintball game was held in New Hampshire in 1981. The rest is paintball history! Here is one of the articles that we used for our research if you want to learn more about the actual evolution of paintball.
Lucky for you, we have done our research. Check out our array of blogs on how and when Paintball was invented, whether or not paintball is considered a sport and why; and so much more. Dive in, you will definitely learn at least one thing you never knew about paintball.
And as always we hope you fall in love with everything Paintball like we did over 35 years ago. Cousins Paintball has been a huge part of the paintball evolution since 1987. We pride ourselves on our participation in the growth of the sport itself. Come out and play- then help us make more paintball history!