Cost of Laser Tag equipment
Paintball equipment usually is very expensive. The player if he doesn't play with rental equipment, needs to have an electronic paintball marker, electronic feeder, CO2 Tank, calibrated guns, speedfeed for a feeder, etc. If you are an experienced player, you will need professional equipment, and it will cost from 700 to 1000 US dollars. In addition, you will need to have a mask and your own protective clothing, which is about 200 dollars plus. Add to this a set of professional balls for each game and you get the initial costs from 1000 to 1300 US dollars. Of course, it costs far less than professional equipment for skiing and сarting, but it's still quite expensive if you are involved in this kind of sport. It is exactly the same situation in airsoft. A good airsoft gun will cost about $500, protective gear would be about $200, but the main problem is that most airsoft players imitate various real army units (it is called reconstruction), so you will need to get a real copy of complete ammunition, such as uniform, bulletproof vests, helmets, shoes, combat vests and so on to be accepted into a good team. This is also about $1,000. The total is more than 1500 dollars.
If you are a professional playing laser tag, you need only a good Tagger and convenient uniform. The tagger will cost up to 300 dollars, and as for the uniform, you can use anything you want. You do not have restrictions regarding the authenticity or need for protection. As a result, a professional player in tactical laser tag will cost you 400-500 dollars, which is 3-4 times less than in paintball or airsoft.