What is Paintball? What is Airsoft?

Two paintball players with Piranha paintball markers.

What is Paintball?

Paintball is a type of competitive team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with spherical dye-filled .68 caliber projectiles that break upon impact. Players may call themselves out after having a paintball break on them or a referee may call them out.

(Source: Wikipedia)

An airsoft player with an battery powered airsoft replica.

What is Airsoft?

Airsoft is a competitive team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with plastic 6mm spherical projectiles. One key difference is that airsoft bb's do not leave marks and it is the ethical duty (sportsmanship) to call themselves out.

(Source: Wikipedia)