We are continually asked by members which are the best companies to buy from. P8ntballer.com is the biggest paintball forum/website in Europe, we are our sport's 1000 pound gorilla in Europe, no other forum comes close to us and so we're really lucky in being able to attract the vast majority of paintball retail outlets and distributors to advertise with us and these guys do not throw their money away, they invest in advertising if it, and only if, it works... and it does work .. These companies come on here because they know full well we have the biggest paintball player demographic in Europe and so we are well aware of the responsibility we have toward our members and this is exactly why we have posted this advisory page. It should be noted that the vast majority of new ballers who come to forums do so via p8ntballer.com, this can be easily verified by looking at just how many people we get through Google. The new time buyer must be extremely wary of forums who are mere fronts for certain companies or event series - our forum represents the vast majority of paintball companies, retail and wholesale alike. It's easy to identify these front forums because they have virtual tumbleweed blowing across your screen with maybe a handful of visitors tapping away listening to their own keyboard echos. Be warned !!!! The main worries for potential customers seem to be after-sales service and of course which companies give the best prices. One of the best ways to evaluate this is to look at the companies who have been around for some time - it means people are happy with them otherwise they wouldn't still be here. With that in mind, here is a list of the best companies in the UK. These companies are retail companies not wholesalers and so the retailers tend to be shop-fronted as against having a warehouse. Firstly, in the north of the country we have the really well-established business who've been around for a long time, and it's:- BZ Paintball - These guys have the necessary range of products available and they offer competitive pricing, you ain't gonna get ripped off by these guys, they are 100% trustworthy and have an impeccable record of trading. I know and respect the people who own/run this company and I can personally vouch for their professionalism. After sales services provided by BZ is one of the best around and so if you live up north, go in and see them ... you can alternatively click on their badge ads that run across the top and bottom of every page of p8ntballer.com ... . As for the other companies ? The likes of Valken, Planet, Kee, Manic, Dye], Tippmann are all distributors, not so much retailers. They all stock quality product along with excellent trading records of after-sales service and competitive pricing. None of these guys mentioned are gonna let you down in any way, they can be 100% trusted. Some of you may well notice that this list corresponds to my advertisers - that's absolutely true but all is not what it seems. I have the luxury of being able to pick and choose who I want as advertisers - if I don't like or don't trust any advertiser, then you ain't getting your ad on my site .. that's a luxury I can I'll-afford but it is what it is. And so, if any company is on my site, you can trust them, if they ain't on my site, then I can't vouch for them one way or the other.