I have been playing at Bandit Paintball since I started paintball almost 6 years ago. I can honestly say that they get better year after year. Most Paintball Fields and Shops do not have what it takes to adapt in this day and age and especially in this economy.
I have played on tournament teams, rec balled, and just simply showed up to open play. It is a great place to compete or simply have fun. They are constantly striving to excel in the paintball community and provide a greater experience for those players who are just starting out in the paintball world.
They have pretty much the largest inventory of any shop in the area and have a good selection of fields between the Battlefield, Hyperball and newly renovated and expanded Indoor field.
Reffing is definitely being upgraded as of lately. I admit before that sometimes the Refs were not too involved during games, however that has been addressed due to the legitimate feedback that has been provided to the owner and staff.
The knowledge base of the staff and especially the owner is way beyond just about anyone in the area.
Overall, Bandit Paintball is a great place to play at. New bunkers, new additions, new staff and a strong desire to satisfy the needs and wants of the customer are pretty much guaranteed. Pricing is consistent with just about every online site. Paint is always fresh and a decent selection is available.
I will continue to play at Bandit Paintball for a long time, and highly recommend that others come and join the rest. This is a great place for a great Paintball Experience.
Last edited on Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at 12:49 pm PST
On Bay rd. in Saginaw MI Right by the old Black Metal Choppers Building!!!!
The indoor feild is A little on the small side and it's good to hear they plan on changing it to make it a little bigger that should help. The outdoor feilds seem not not use the full potential of the space provided for them, but i think i overheard that work will be done shortley on them.
The one problem with this shop it the customer service! When the owner is out the team players seem to be more profesional than the owner. everything takes to long to be done and most of the day is spent talking. if time were used alot more productively i'm pretty sure this could be a repitable feild...with atleast some orginization!
As far as prices go well lets put it this way most things are priced very well but some other products deffinately make up for the good i just baught a product for $60.00 that after doing some research i found to be at every other painball store in the U.S. it seams for 29.99!!!!! So do some research before buying.
But i deffinately like to play there cause even though it could be alot better it is fun playing on the feilds they do have only one reff working most of the time so give everyperson a couple extra to avoid noob cheaters!!!!
RJ Performance - bigger indoor field + new turf now, a little more expensive
I have been to Bandits twice and it is a very good place to play paintball. The indoor field is pretty clean and the bunkers were in a different setup the different weekends that I was there, which is good. The only bad thing about the indoor field is that it is a little small and you can get shot of the break a little more then you hope. Altogether the field is GREAT, the prices are great...right now it is only $10 field fee because it's winter and regular is only $15. The service at Bandits is outstanding, they will listen to any problems that you have and do their best to fix it. The owner seems to know a lot about different guns and everything. The reffing is a little above average...but they are very strict about safety...chronoing, barrel condoms, and masks are enforced strongly...so you don't have to worry about safety. There is also a great variety of players that come up on the weekends...there are the guys who use mechanical guns...pump guns...and there are the guys who use fast electric guns. The ref usually does his best to even up the teams as best as possible. The field surface is carpet and allows you to slide a long way, which is good. A case of the cheap paint is about $37 which is a great buy. The fill co2 as well as nitro...so that is all taken care of. Well hope this helped someone.
hell survivors in pickney, atomics in walled lake,
Directions to the Field:
it's by deja-vu
I only took a glance at the field but it seems to be very nice. the service is great, and the price is amazing at only 15-free air all day. can't be beaten. But I haven't seen to many people playing there. I am waiting to get my evolution 3 for Christmas.
Safety was great
They have inside and an outside field. I personally like the outdoor field its a preference thing, I have always played outside, They are field paint only, Had a minor problem with my marker they fixed with no problem, The staff and refs were friendly, the other players were fun to play with, I got there around 11:00 E.S.T. started around noon I stayed til about 4:30 P.M. I shot almost 2,000 rounds in that time. The field fee was 15.00 with all day air. The paint was about 35.00 and up Overall it's a great place to play I will go back many times.
its a indoor now and there opening two more outdoor in thew back its a good place thats wear i go and the people who go there are pretty much the best in the area its A good place they offer food sometimes they have a snack bar george my friend owns it his wife works there and about 5 other people the rules arent tourny play not flag but just after everyone runs out on the othere team and and hours are exactly sat. 12:00 to 6:00 PM. and the same on sunday safety is relly good there no taking off gogs in a game after a game put your barrel condoms on. the place has a good gun selection and a website www.banditpaintball.com so its a relly good place to go and thats it
now in about 2 weeks there gonna get the outdoor field in and im helping so go there and check it out
Last edited on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 6:23 am PST
The nearest places to play are in Clare, Mt. Pleasant, or Flint.
Directions to the Field:
Right on Bay Rd. Near the ice arena and connected to that chopper shop. It's between Pierce and Kochville.
Well, the field is really small, but it's the best you're going to get in the Tri-Cities for long time.
Field fee- $15 includes all day air.
Paint- $37 and up.
Hours- They start playin' around noon, and play until about six.
They've got a really nice pro shop set up, and everybody that works there is pretty cool. They shoot at about 260, which I think is pretty high for the size of the field. (It's like shooting lazer beams!) I'm not going to complain though, since my shocker has trouble going below that anyway. I went on opening weekend when it was about -10* outside, and there was still about 20 people that showed up to play. If you play there, you'll have fun. Guaranteed.
It's a fun place to play and the staff is great, but the field is pretty small. (It's better than nothing!) They're planning on putting some fields out back in the summer, which is pretty cool. 3 on 3's and 4 on 4's are pretty quick, while anything bigger than that is pretty ridiculous, if that gives you any idea of the size of the field.
The playing surface is carpet, and it's got two layers on both tapes of the field, so diving and crawling in the snake doesn't destroy your body.
I'll give it a 9, because it's great to not have to drive an hour to play, now. (15 minutes from my house if I drive the speed limit!)
Last edited on Saturday, March 17th, 2007 at 8:43 pm PST
The first time I came to this field, I did not know what to expect. I has a small airball field, woodsball and a large battlefield where the bunkers are made of wood and tires. Right now they are moving to a facility on Bay Rd. From what I heard, the price to get in is $15 and you have to use there paint. There are about 4 refs. The people who go there are very good and have $1000 guns. However, there are some people who have just started. Sometimes, they will provide food, but I would bring you own. There will be a pro shop in the arena.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
June 10th, 2006
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Bandit Paintball does have an exceptional battlefield. The bunkers are well laid out and can accomodate a very large number of players (played 10 on 10 and recieves a 7 of 10) they also have a very ruff woodsball field which can be improved by adding more bunkers/cover as well as making it bigger for a tad bit more manuvering (2 of 10). The airball course wasn't half bad, with them resetting the field i believe every week (could be bigger 4 of 10). The only downer that i personally found about the whole experience was the fact that they state professionalism on their website "Our Staff is Professional and Curtious." When arriving at their field as well as pro shop...the owner (George) was not at all professional or curtious. Asking simple questions that i wanted confirmed, he looked down upon me as a player and treated me like i was a newby. Is it a crime for confiming answers? Also stated on their website this was stated "Welcome to Bandit Paintball, the store that gives you more." Indeed they do offer you more if what you're looking for is to pay top dollar for average items. Feeder necks should not run at 48-55 dollars. You can easily obtain access to these items via the internet and other pro shops throughout saginaw or mt. pleasant for way more reasonable prices (professionalism/curtious 1 of 10). I am sry to say that the lack of professionalism as well as curtious manners has led me to find another field to do business with.
i think bandit paintball is a sweet place to play at it has air ball woods ball and a really sweet battlefield everybody enjoys it. it is a very fun place to play if your looking for awesome place to play. i think the proshop he has going on is very sweet and its easy to buy things out of it. also the best thing is he can work on all guns and can fix them all. he is very good at what he does and i hope he stays around in the area. he is bringing a fun paintball experience back in Saginaw.