Most good paintball guns are made to be super durable for rough play on the field. However off the field you are wise to baby your marker during transport and storage so it will last the longest. Damage to your gun from being dropped on the way to the field will cost you money for repairs and replacement. Without hiding it in a bag or hard covered case, owners of realistic tactical markers are in danger of their guns being confiscated by authorities if carried out in the open. Paintball guns also incur damage and increased wear and tear from being stored improperly when not being used.