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rscannell Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
3 years
Last There: September 11th, 2008
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Capital Edge, Paintball Jungle, Gorilla Paintball
to the Field:
Take Jackson due east all the way to Ione, first left, kinda hidden but you can't miss the road after you pass it the first time.
Review: I am going to break this down into alot of different aspects so that there are no questions about how I am treating this review. I have been playing paintball for the better part of 5 years and have enjoyed a majority of the fields here in the Sacramento Area. These are my opinions of the "Action Paintball" paintball field.

Safety: The staff is undoubtedly devoted to safety. They do their best to ensure that everyone is wearing a mask and the second they doubt it, they cease fire and secure it. This is where alot of people get mad, because a lot of immature goggle wipers get yelled at and kicked off the filed for this. If you manage to pull your goggles in a game, be prepared for you, and everyone you are with to be black listed by the staff. This is understandable as recklessness and ignorance seems to travel in groups and mob mentality so well.

Fields : The fields are widely diverse wooded areas, and sprawl over serveral acres of land. Bunkers and artificial cover are a rareity but it is not needed in such a dense location. Further it adds a large strategic value to every 3 wall or 2 wall bunker you can control. There is a full satellite map located at my paintball teams webpage (

Hours of Operation: From 8-4 Saturday and Sunday rain or shine, and week long for private appointments. Unless the field is under water these are the rules, I have called once in the past 4 years of playing and had them say they weren't open because of rain flooding. However playing in the light rain at the field is phenomenal.

Prices: Prices are standard, 15 for all day with your own gear, 5-10 for all day air, as long as you aren't blowing paint like a speedballer you should get through a day on 20 bucks. Provided you purchase your own paint. The field paint is purchased directly from Sinister Paintball instead of a private distributor insuring quality, although the price is upped a little. It is best to come prepared. Food and drinks are a little above retail, as to be expected from any business.

Rules: The rules are standard chrono cap at just below 290, masks always on, and condoms your guns unless the game is on. After every match (2 rounds) you return to the staging area for a break before the next round, the 15-20 minutes breaks allow a welcome rest and the games that last almost 20 minutes per round 40 minutes a match fill the hours very quickly. You will look at putting in for 1 match an hour, which ends with about 6 matches a day.

Services: Co2, 02, Paint, and a maintenance shed for those who need help or parts with their marker.

Staff: The staff is friendly and respectful as long as you are. There are complaints of people being treated rudely, however they have never given me or my team problems. They do their best to offer help and advice, and will often give you substitution gear if yours craps out. The quality of employees has really cleaned up over the past year or so, as there were a few shadier refs from time to time.

Players: The community at action is very strong and alot of players are kind and curtious, of course you have your bad apples. However it shines when you see common players helping new players fix guns or giving tips on firing. The speedball community is a little heavy for a woodball course, however woodsballers tend to outperform them on the field. There is a considerable lack of honor amongst wipers however, which is forcing alot of the players to cover there targets till they put there guns up. The people who come often have formed a system for marking wipers and singling them out for a good spraying to ensure they are not cheating. However if play right than you will be welcomed with open arms.

Facilities: Bathrooms are disgusting as all portolets are, however for the ladies, there is a seperate bathroom with a key. (2/5)

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