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Dragon Man Paintball Field

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Phone: (719) 683-2200
Address: 1225 Dragonman Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80929
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iRAGE Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: September 25th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
hooligans hole -privately owned field usually have someone with scubas for refills they play every sunday. facebook hooligans hole for more info
Directions
to the Field:
Go east on Platte Avenue 1 mile past
Peterson Air Force Base. At the traffic light turn right
on to Highway 94. Head east 8 miles to the traffic light.
Turn left on to Curtis Road.
Go .5 mile and turn left on Dragon Man Drive.
Review: i hail from the east coast so woods ball is my thing... with a little bit of adjustment i managed to be known as "RAMBO" on the field. there are 5 fields and one of them they are bringing back the "car graveyard". there is a shooting range behind the fields so it adds some realism. they have 1 huge field 1 large 2 medium sized and the graveyard (good for up to 5v5) becomes an epic war zone with anymore than that. all in all its the only commercial field in the area and they know it so blah. here are the prices...
-FIELD & EQUIPMENT
$12.00 - Field Fee (Charged only if you do not rent equipment)
$24.00 - Includes: field fee, Semi-Automatic Paintball Gun, Mask, 20 Oz Tank of CO2
($24.00 includes a 20 oz. tank, or 3000 P.S.I Compressed air tank),
100 Rounds Paint
Any rental equipment not returned will be charged for!

-PAINT
These prices include tax.
100 Rounds - $ 5.00
500 Rounds - $15.00
1000 Rounds - $25.00
2000 Rounds - $45.00
you CAN bring your own paint

-CO2
9 Oz. - $ 2.50
12 Oz. - $ 3.00
14 Oz. - $ 3.50
16 oz. - $ 4.00
20 Oz. - $ 4.50
24 oz. - $ 5.00
$1.25 PER 1000 P.S.I*

if your "pro" try not to look it... many of the players are rentals and wont play with you because their pu$$ys are dry. and you will get the occasional laugh with "airsoft" goofs showing up to play... i asked them last week to play but my balls were bigger than theirs...im there every saturday its a gr8 time. come face paint with me. just ask around for rambo
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2nwyka Sunday, March 15th, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month  
Last There: March 18th, 2011
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
None here.
Directions
to the Field:
http://www.dragonmans.com/dragonmanspaint0.htm
Review: This is the only local field, but it is very good and has varied terrain. The field fee is cheap ($12 with your own stuff.). Here are the pros and cons:

Terrain:
This is a good field for all skill levels because the cover is plentiful and the lanes are very well established. There is everything from bunkers to tires and many trenches. The field is completely sand and it gets in your guns and equipment, so don't bring your $1200 DM6 out here because it will become a $1200 paper weight. 4/5

Service:
The shop is very limited and doesn't carry any spare parts for paintball guns, but the people are very helpful. Mel, "Dragonman" is very nice and actually takes time to talk to you. The air and paint is cheap and the people are devoted to serving you. 4/5

Safety:
There are no refs, but they do enforce masks and barrel plugs. 4/5

Total: 12/15
Last edited on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm PST
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thetisk Friday, November 14th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: November 2nd, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
Splatmasters is closed, I think the owner sold it, theres not much else locally.
Directions
to the Field:
See website
Review: I try and go every weekend if I can, and everytime I've gone has been a good experience. Save for one time, but that was due to the weather.

As far as pricing goes, it's not terribly expensive IF you have all your own stuff, and you're not on the trigger the whole time, you can easily get in a full day from 10 AM to 4 PM on about 36-45 dollars. If you're renting, expect an extra 20 or so dollars on top of that.

CO2 isn't bad (better than DMC). It 4.50 to fill a 20oz tank.
HPA fills are a bit more expensive, but still not bad. I usally stop by DMC Paintball to get my tanks filled before I head out to Dragons, but still, no big deal.

Field fee is $12 flat, no less no more, field paint is average priced, with $25 for 1000, $55 for a case, and of decent quality. The ONLY time I've had problems with this paint is when it was cold, windy, and overcast. I had bought 1000, and one bag of 500 was brittle, chopped and spit everywhere, and would break from a drop of about 1ft, if that. Apart from that time, I have never had any gripes with this paint, but most people buy their own. (Save yourself 10 bucks and buy some Visible Impact from Walmart)

The rentals are old Tippmann 98's, but I know they have a few newer 98 Platinums, or something of the like. Most aren't bad, but some will leak, some of the hoppers won't stay closed, and some have a worn down sear. If you have any problems with the gun, take it back and they'll replace it.

The rental masks are awful, the straps are worn out, the foam is almost non existent, and are generally fogged and scratched. Some are better than others, but still, BRING YOUR OWN MASK.

The shop there can handle the most basic problems that could happen with your gun, replace O-Rings, and well, thats about it actually. If your electro breaks down on you, be prepared to have another gun ready, or rent a tippy 98.

Saftey here is pretty much "don't be stupid". Recently, they've gotten more strict on wearing masks on the field, and using barrel condoms in the staging area, they WILL kick you out for not having it, and don't think they cant see you, theres cameras around. Getting kicked out is not a fun thing, as Mel will march out with a loud speaker, yell at you, humiliate you, and wave her fists until you get off the field. Shes not afraid to use the more colorful parts of the english language, either.

You will NEVER be shot by an actual gun here, there is no danger of it. They regulate the range VERY well, and keep the range away from the paintball areas. THe only real danger here is tripping on a rock and twisting your ankle real bad, and it's not impossible to step on a nail, but you really have to not be paying attention to get stuck.

The people that come where come from all walks of life, you can see sponsored teams, first time birthday party groups, a dad and his son, church groups, military, hardcore woodsball/scenario players, and the brightly colored speedballers. Theres always someone to play, if you're used to playing tourneys, there'll be a group to play, first timers, just hop in a game or play by yourself. Theres alot of medium skilled players here, but dont be surprised to see a sponsored guy with his MacDev rolling with some Spyder equipped recballers. Kids of all ages can play, and anyone can watch from the berms so long as you're wearing a mask.

Everyone here is pretty laid-back. I've made lots of friends here. Most people will call themselves out after a hit, they won't wipe, and if you ask them to chrono they will. I have seen a few incidents where the "better" players, that is, the sponsored and speedball kids, won't call themselves out if they get shot by a recballer, or a firsttimer. They will wipe which can ruin the fun, but most of them are nice and are good sports, so even if you got shot out in the first 15 seconds, you can have a laugh about it after the game's done.

Saturdays and Sundays have good turnouts for people, so you don't spend a whole lot of time waiting around unless you want to.

Rules are inforced more on saturdays. They have safety speeches when the fields open, and more often than not they will have the chrono out. Once you've been a few times, they won't require you to hear the speech. There are NO refs, you organize everything yourself. I've even ran around on the field, during the game, taking pictures, and I've had no one give me trouble about it.

The fields are varied and give a very intense experience. Most are great for close combat encounters and sneaking, and there's a large field that 80 people couldn't fill. It can get quite dirty and muddy, and be prepared to have your knees cut and brusied. It's easy to jump over a bunker and find a 4 foot trench behind it. Really, just be careful, and you should be ok.

I think my favorite part of the field is the staff, Mel, Dragonman, and this bearded guy can come off pretty mean, but they don't mean anything by it. They're real nice so long as you're not breaking the rules, don't try to cheat them, and generally, so long as your not an jerk to them, they won't be one to you. They joke around and serve you as fast as they can.

All and all, this is a great place, as long as you
1. Have your own stuff,
2. Are a good sport
3. Won't mind getting a little scraped up
4. Have common sense

This place is like non other, I don't even know what to call it, My guess would be scenario/rec/speedball, but no matter what your play style, you won't be disappointed.
Last edited on Friday, November 14th, 2008 at 7:22 pm PST
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mitchell_a_ok Monday, August 11th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month  
Last There: August 9th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Splat master's, mainly speedball so i dont usually play there
Review: There are no refs but I've never had a problem with the rules being broken, there ar five physically diverse fields, all of which are great to use. there is a chrono on site and if you're firing above 300 fps it'll buzz and make you adjust the velocity. There are fairly tight rules, if you get caught without your mask on your thrown out for life, and there is a gun shop on site which at first can be pretty intimidating but the people working there are great, they're really nice and the firing range across the street lets you hear real gunshots while you're playing. the only problem with the fields that I have is that there's a cactus behind a bunker and some kid jumped on it. but if you're smart that wont happen, so it's not completely idiot-proof.
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joshos Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: April 22nd, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Review: Horrible customer service, high prices, and average playing fields.

To start off, our group shows up at 12:00 to play an afternoon of paintball. At that point, we had to stand around for 15 minutes until an employee finished up with another customer. Now don't get me wrong, I was impressed with the level of service the previous customer was receiving on his firearm purchase, however, do you think it would have been possible for one of the three other employees I noticed strolling around to come out and take care of us?

One of my friends had his wife/kids inside as well (they were going to hang out while we played paintball). The kids were obviously fascinated by the gun displays and were touching the glass diplay cases (just touching mind you, nothing more). Some crotchety old Neo-Nazi looking dude comes out and tells the parents that he doesn't want the kids to be hitting the glass. Now if surly dude had stopped right there, it would have been fine since I can understand not wanting little kid fingerprints on your display cases. However, before the parents can even make any sort of alteration to their kids behavior, surly dude then says "Would you take them outside. This isn't Wal-Mart. Why don't you leave them in the car?" So of course the stunned mother takes her two well behaved and very confused children outside.
Here's an idea surly dude-If you don't want kids inside your dirty, ramshackle, trailer park esque excuse for a business, then why don't you post signs saying something to that effect? Now I realize the signs might be hard to notice since you have about 8,000 other tacky signs all over the place but at least it might help you avoid being such a jerk.

Price for paintballs is high but you can bring your own.

They have several fields to choose from but they are essentially all the same. How many different ways can you arrange railroad ties, tires, and junked vehicles? Being located on the high plains, it can get quite windy. They obviously don't care about the appearance since there is trash everywhere.

All in all, the paintball was fun but I won't be giving surly dude any more of my money.
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dawgs416 Sunday, January 13th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: January 13th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Splat Masters
Review: I have played at Dragonman's about 10 times and today was the only time they have ever enforced any type of rules.
The times I have been there they have never checked the chrono, they have no ref's during any of the games and they don't ever enforce the rules.
Today I went there to play for the first time in like 2 months and I got kicked off the field indefinately for not having my mask on. The only game that was being played at the time was already over and my brother and I were walking back to the staging area and we got kicked out for not having our masks down. I have never gotten in trouble for that before.
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Predatorpb Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
2 years  
Last There: June 21st, 2005
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Splatmasters, and a couple of others in Denver
Review: This is an incredible course. There are so many features, and the monster truck tires are good ideas instead of inflatables! My favorite by far! I really hate to use inflatables because they seem like they are just there. Tires and other good urban objects give it an urban feeling and make it where you feel like you are actually fighting, which is always the best feeling. They are a little over-priced, and I personally like woodsball, but overall, it is well put together!
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ELDC-Bishop Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
4 years  
Last There: September 7th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
SplatMaster, Rocky Mountain, Battle Creek-
None of these places even came close to Dragonman's.
Review: Safety- I see a lot of threads saying that people don't have their barrel plugs in but every time i have went that was never a problem. If someone's barrel plug wasn't in, i didn't notice and that's probably because they weren't sitting across the table from me with their marker pointed at me. :)

Fields- Top Notch; one of the fields is even large enough to put an entire football team on and not be completely chaotic. (I saw an entire lacrosse team get out there a few times one day.) All of the fields are unique to one another and have a great diversity as far as cover, open ground, and elevation change. Fields 1,2, and 4 have to be my favorites because of the difference in cover and the multitude of different ways to play a round there. Field 3 can be extremely challenging if you don't play it "right" (there is no ONE right way to play any of their fields) and field 5 (the enormous field, about a football field wide and about 2 football fields long) is extremely fun to play with any number of people because it has everything from trenches to hilltop warfare to tire bunkers to an ice cream truck you can hide in. Only problem is that the fields are a mixture of field grass and dirt, so if it has rained or snowed recently the fields may be fairly muddy. But i played some of the funnest paintball of my life when i took my team against my friends team out there and it was snowing and raining and the fields were a mess. Just be sure to be smart about how you gear up, get some old ratty jeans or some old BDU's and some boots or shoes you don't mind getting dirty. We were the only ballers out there and Mel let us play for free because the conditions were so crappy. (Don't go try to play when it rains to get free paintball; i am just stating an example of how nice the owner is.)

Hours of Operation- They officially open at Saturday 9:30-4:30 Sunday 10:00-4:30
You can make reservations for parties during the week also and the staff will try to get other people wanting to play during the week on the same day so you can have some opponents. There is usually no shortage of people playing during the weekends as long as the weather is nice.

Prices- Check the site for specific prices but i love that they fill HPA -AND- Co2. Prices are reasonable on everything but bring your own food-paint-water if you can, it's just going to be cheaper. Paint there i have had pretty bad experience with, so if you're using your own marker and you have a nicer setup, don't use their field grade paint, buy some nicer paint from Wal-Mart or something at least.

Rules- The Rules there are "use your common sense". Barrel plugs in when your marker isn't in use, masks on while on the field, etc., etc. No referees out there which i love because you can be truly stealthy in some situations without having people look for where the referees are to spot where the enemies are. You sign a waiver so that if ya get injured they're not liable. There are some old rusty cars with bullet holes all through them so you gotta be smart about going out there. There are also nice wood "fence walls" and they are held together by nails so not totally uncommon to see a nail sticking out all crazy on ya. Just watch for em, i have never really stuck myself in all the years i have played out there. Use the same gear you might go hiking in as far as shoes cause there are some gnarly shrubs out in the plains of Colorado. I wear nice padded leather gloves so if i slam my hand into a car i am running up to for cover, i know none of those bullet holes or anything else on the car will cut me.

Other threads make DM's sound scary and unruly to play at but it's not. Just use your own discipline and if someone is doing anything truly stupid ask them to stop. If they don't tell the staff and they can kick them off the fields.

Service, Proshop, Staff- Great. They are starting to supply SOME gear for guns like o-rings and elbows but for the most part come prepared. Staff is fast and friendly; any questions you have are answered. If you're a new player, they can help ya feel more comfortable with the process of renting, field rules, etc.

Facilities, Food- bring your own food; they do have food in proshop but it's more expensive than stocking an ice chest at wal-mart instead. they have bathrooms there. Overall great place to paintball.


ON a final note- Please be smart about how you gear up to go play paintball. Realize that you're not going to be indoors and NOT going to be playing with blowup obstacles. I recommend some good boots, some heavy clothed jeans or BDU's, and some padded leather gloves. I don't know how aggressive you guys play (as far as running, jumping, diving into cover) but my team and i play pretty hard. I wear kneepads, padded leather gloves (that i don't care of they get torn up), and full BDU's with a nice sneaker or boot with some sole to them. If you do that you should have very little problems with your personal safety when playing at DragonMan's. Please be sure to follow all safety rules with your marker at ALL times on or off the field and keep paintball a fun sport to play for everyone.

- - - - YES some people shoot at the staging area, but it's in front of where everyone sits, not all aroudn where everyone sits. If you are scared to get shot, people shooting around you may be intimidating; but if you're playing paintball there is a fear thing some peopel might have to get over. I have only seen 4 "Teams" ever out there (not counting my own) and 2 of those "teams" were more like a group of friends that play together like once every 2 months. So if you rec ballers or beginners are worried about going and getting torn up by some insane team, DON'T worry. Because there is no referees, etc you can choose who you play with and how you play; and some of the nicest people i have ever met play out there. My Team gladly split up and teamed with a bunch of first-timers so that we could help coach them on strategies and rules. Dragonman's is a blast and the people and safety is great if you just play smart.

9/10 for Dragonman's
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Dragonscale Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: November 11th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
breckenridge, color splash, numerous denver feilds and 1 other thats 15 mins but i cant remember the name
Directions
to the Field:
look at msn map and directions
Review: this is the coolest feild i have ever been to. i have a list of pros and cons.......

pro's
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the sheer size ( 2 are as large as football feilds, out of 5)
the help from the staff
shaded area for hot days
shooting range accrose the parking lot, (add to the intensetty with the sounds)
the realism, all moast like mini senerios.
for the moast part a clean enviorment. (language and actoins)
3D this has the hills to, its not just flat!!!

con's
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no refs (not ever really needed though wiping does happen unless you call them)
rough envirment, they do not keep the feilds, they have cactis in feild 4 and 5
couple bucks more to rent then some others
get ready to get muddy
they dont have replacment parts for a gun if you break your own


thats bout it thanks for reading and i hope you try the feild


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sniperGasMask Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: October 8th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Mr Biggs' Paintrunner - Dragon man's is way better than Mr Biggs. Playing at Dragon Man's makes this field seem like it isn't even paintball!
Review: There are goods and bads with this field, so here is my pro/con list:

Pros:
-The fields are absolutely huge and perfect for paintball
-Cool pro shop (all the guns on the walls)
-You can play on 5 different fields, and with your own group if you want
-They offer drinks and snacks if you need them
-Hearing the gunfire from the shooting range is cool while you play
-There is a covered picnic area for when the weather gets bad

Cons:
-It seems kind of dangerous, with the exposed nails and random ditches everywhere
-There aren't really any safety rules, once you sign the waiver, you are on your own
-It gets really muddy even if it drizzles
-There are cacti and other spikey plants on some of the fields
-Sometimes the size of the fields makes the match more like a maze to find other players

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