Paintball is a sport of the Modern era. Though, it still holds historical significance due to various exciting events and inventions. The origin of Paintball begins back in the 1960s when a Paint Company named Nelson designs a Paintball Marker for business purposes.
In fact, he was Charles Nelson who invented the first paintball marker as a tool for marking trees and Livestock from longer distances with much more accuracy. Perhaps, he never expected that his paintball marker would later become the Paintball Gun.
Basically, the first paintball marker was invented for the assistance of Foresters and Ranches. The foresters used these markers for marking deep bush trees while Ranches used them to mark their cattle from secure distances. The first paintballs were injected with paint oil that would not easily wash out with water.
In 1972, the Nelson Paintball Company decided to launch their Paintball Markers in the Market for Commercial Use. Unfortunately, the original Crossman 707 Paintball Marker has failed to get recognition on Commercial Levels.
Nevertheless, Nelson found their success with famous BB Gun manufacturers “Daisy”. After lots of amendments and improvements, Daisy turned their marker into the legendary Splotch Marker or better known, the Nel-Spot 007 Marker.
Later in the 1970s, two best friends Hayes Noel and Charles Gains started their debate over Survival in woods. Actually, there were discussing whether a city dweller could survive in woods or a country person could perform better in the forest.
Surprisingly, this debate continued for a few years until a new and unique sport was initiated to test the survival skills of a person. To prove their points, Gain and Noel decided to make a game on it by using a newly introduced Nelsopt- 007 marker.
Though, in late 2000,s some legal issues occurred regarding paintball but the world and lovers of this sport responded positively. Paintball evolved into a truly competitive sport and ultimately become a million-dollar industry.
In fact, some of the Paintball Matches are aired on famous Sports Channels including ESPN. Now, Paintball includes diverse types of playing categories and a huge variety of Paintball Guns, Protection Gears, and much more.