Paintball Guns


In this paintball gun comparison, the Luxe IDOL and TM40 are tested for performance differences. Although both models show similar efficiency with slight variations in kick and noise, with the TM40 possibly having less recoil and being quieter, no significant performance gap is noted. A detailed review of the IDOL is upcoming.

In 2024, the leading paintball guns haven’t undergone significant changes, but below, you’ll discover some exciting new additions. Check out my favorite paintball guns in various categories, ranging from beginner-friendly options to magazine-fed ones. I’ve personally used all of these and reviewed most of them on my YouTube channel.

I got a sneak peek, and you can see Ryan Morehead sketching up the case. In the picture, they’re changing the barrel, and the front foregrip now appears to be rubber with added gray notches for better grip. The trigger frame grips have a new cutout design, and interestingly, there’s no OLED on the back, which Luxes had in the past. While it might not matter much for regular users, tech-savvy individuals may miss the OLED screen. I assume there’s a screen on the other side. The barrel and gun’s milling seem redesigned with vertical lines.

I first encountered this dilemma with the release of the Smart Parts Ion in 2005. Priced at just $175, it revolutionized paintball with features comparable to higher-end tournament guns. The Ion boasted a durable polymer shell, electronic functionality, eyes, and impressive performance. Back then, choosing a high-end gun was simpler, as they were built better than the Ion. However, today’s comparison between the Etha 3 and CS3 reveals striking similarities. Despite the CS3 being three…