I played paintball for 3 1/2 years and it costs way more then airsoft. When you get your guns, mags protective equipment and gear it will be alot of cash. But once you have everything all your spending money on is admission and BB's. Comparing to spending 200 to 300 for a marker then equipment and then paying admission with paintballs tends to be alot of money. When I played a day of paintball I was at least going to be spending over 100 bucks witch to me was insane! But if your 18 sell the paintball equipment and get your Airsoft equipment!