When I first discovered this mask, I was definitely hyped about getting for paintball. I was new to the sport and I was getting all my gear through Amazon. I was disappointed and confused when I read the reviews on whether this mask was safe for paintball. Nonetheless, I purchased it and thought it could not be bad if the mask was safe for Airsoft. The carbon fiber is very hard and durable and I felt very safe. HERE IS THE BIG DISCLAIMER FOR PAINTBALL: If you are going to use this for paintball, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE wear eye glasses, sun glasses or protective eye wear. I went paintball yesterday with this mask and thank God my friends would not participate unless I wear my expensive sun glasses underneath the mask. I was hesitant because again, reading these silly reviews, folks were stating that glasses would not fit when wearing the mask. Without any issues, my sun glasses fit just fine. Furthermore, I did wear a tactical hood head wear balaclavas with this mask. During the third game, I was shot directly in the right eye. The protective mesh on the mask did it's job and none of the outer paintball coating entered my eye area. BUT, all that paint was on my sun glasses. Again, thank God for those sun glasses. I got a lot of compliments on the mask and everyone said it is very intimidating on the field. Moreover, I had mirrored red/green/yellow sun glasses that made the mask even more grand. Ultimately, this is an airsoft mask for that sport. I am sure Pur Carbon would not recommend using it for paintball. But it is possible and safe in my opinion.