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Camp Pendleton Paintball Park

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Phone: (951) 323-9883
Address: Vandergrift
San Diego, California 92055
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gruntface Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
Old indor arena in down town San Diego.
Review: I have come to this field as a walk on and in a private group. If you can organize a group because if you walk on here you wont have the best experience. Walk ons have to chrono before ever game. There is also a break befoer every game to go get more walk ons. The walk on teams were so huge that if you get hit early your break just got extended to like 1/2 hour.
In a private group this place is awesome. We got to play all the fields exept the 2 or three realy big ones the walk ons are limited to. Only have to chrono once, They let us change a few rules like gun hits didn't count etc. NO WASTED TIME.
So get at least 15 people together and come have a great time!
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EVIL HENCHMAN Sunday, June 6th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
Mr. Paintball & Velocity
Review: Alright first off, I did not like the fields. I'm not much into the trench or wood fields. Staff was helpful but not very attentive to the patrons who needed help. The drive up there is somewhat long. Seems like it's the same distance to Mr. Paintball and Velocity. It's not worth the drive up there. Too many people were on a team. I hate having 20+ people on a team. This fields had more of a war theme into them. If Speedball is what you crave this is not the place for you. Fields didn't have netting around them so you had to roll up your windows and hope your car didn't get hit. You were still prone to getting hit if you were walking to fields near the entrance/exit.

Pro's----
Bring your own paint
Cheap. $12 if you had your own equipment
Trees shaded your cars

Con's---
Long drive, not worth the drive for me
Fields need more work put into
Too many people on a team
Needs netting around fields so that cars coming in don't get hit
Needs all day air
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z3k3iel187 Saturday, June 5th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Hollywood sports, Tombstone, SC Village
Review: when i first came to this field, i thought it was goin to be a nice first time experience. after awhile of playing on all the fields. i started to see that the fields are just like goin out in the mountains and play at a spot. there weren't that many props to make it all fun lookin. everything looked strict and how the drive way is set up is driving pass a couple of fields where people are "playin" and paintballs flying everywhere som which ended up hittin my dad's car.

otherwise the prices are cheap
and service is OK
the refs are cool tho.
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djhspawn Saturday, May 29th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
Velocity, Wild West Paintball (hemet)
Review: I have many pro and few cons for this field.

Pros;
1. I love the fields, speedball is great, the one with buildings is awesome, there was some great design going into them.
2. Parking is great, we always seem to be able to get the same tree which provides shade for us. But there are plenty to go around.
3. The price to play is great as well, $12 compared to $20 at velocity is a big difference with a expensive sport like this.
4. Some people will hate the location because of how far it is out but I love it because you get to see things you normally wouldn't, such as paratroopers practicing.
5.The Refs are fair and they do enforce the safety strictly.

Cons;
1. Unorganized, at velocity's park you are required before any play to chrono your marker and get a mark on your wrist band. I know that is not 100% but it does get most of the job done. At this field once out of the three times I have been there have I had to chrono and that was halfway through the day.
2. Some of the refs and people at the office area are smart asses, its like they like to make the newbies feel like dumb asses. And I know some of them are token on some "J's" on the lunch break.
3. The walks to the fields kinda suck, because you are full of energy before the game on the downhill walk and after the game you are dead for the up hill walk.
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suckmypaintball Wednesday, May 12th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
3 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Tombstone
Review: Pros-
1. nice woods courses.
2. cheap all around.
3. You can bring your own paint. (but they do sell high quality paint there).
4.nicest speed ball course ever (no blow up things like other courses).
5 fast, you have 5-7 minutes between matches to fill pods and talk about the last match. i prefer speedy waiting instead of 25-30 minutes at Hollywood sports.
6.They are always enforcing safety. $2.00 when you don't have your mask or barel plug.
7. Most of there fields are natural (makes you feel like your really at war).
8. You get to play with the marines on occasion.
Cons-
1.you have to be in a private group to play there speed ball course.
2. speed ball course is right next to the parking lot so your car gets hit sometimes.
3. no all day air passes.
4. the refs can get mad but i stay on the good side of them.
THINGS I WOULD IMPROVE
1. get all day air passes.
2. get actual bathrooms.
3.don't have a walkway right in front shooting range. (i got hit)

I like this course i have only gone to 4 courses in so-cal and this is by far the best. if i could i would give it a 9.5 but hey a 90% is still an A
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vF-ePiC Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Adrenaline games, Freedom paintball.
Review: ok, this place just SUCKS. It so bad. If you like speedball stay far away from this place. Its woodball to the max. Nothing fun here, just a bunch of kids in camo. They have 1 speedball course that you cant even play on unless you are with a team or with a private group, making it pointless. Now for the good, there are some nice people that play there, the refs are ok guys, they could be a bit nicer though. I guess if you like woodsball this is the place to go. Conclusion: CRAPPY FIELDS (besides one), ok refs, ok people.
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reidefineyou Sunday, April 25th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
None
Review: I liked this course i went over the the christmas break with my cousins.The refs were pretty nice (i got fined for taking my goggles off) The courses were really good but i didnt like the urban assault course.The rental guns were ok. I dont care about the bathrooms and food we brought our own lunch. Overall this was a great course but it is a far drive from I5 to the course.
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SucMYcockER101 Monday, April 12th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
2 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Adrenaline, Mr. paintball, jungle island, sc village
Review: One of the greatest fields in San diego county period. They have a wide variety of fields and have some pretty nice young gun tournies there. For the most parts the refs listen to paint checks and the can actually be pretty funny at times. But most the time when they dont acknowledge paint checks is becaise the paint check caller doesnt say who they wont to be checked. The admission price is great and u can by ur paint elsewhere so u can save money. So if u are rich or broke new or pro, this is the field to ge to. ANd if i could i would rate the field a 12.
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brycesue1 Sunday, April 11th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
played bout every field in southern cal. (S.C. village, velocity, pirates grove, Mr. paintball, Adrenalin....ect......
Review: i first started playing paintball at Camp Penelton paintball park. Back then i had the idea that sneaking around in the bushes was cul so Camp Penelton catered to my needs. Now when i go to the field i look forward to most of there fields. Most players are not found of the fields that are all woods, but there are fields that are good for speed ball players. Camp Penelton does not have the best restrooms. I learned this the hard way myself.
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Metallix6403 Wednesday, April 7th, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Mr. Paintball (BAD)
SC Village (OK)
Oceanside Riverbed (Awesome)
East County Hills (Always Fun)
Review: This field isn't that bad of a field at all but there are somethings that you need to know. If you want a park that has it all, you're in the wrong place. This park is all about paintball; not stuffing your face, keeping you nice and perty and holding your hand along the way.

If you want a nice perky ref, go home. The refs do their job quite well and are as fair as can be. They do not tolerate cheating of any kind, so don't try. On a side note the place is headed mostly by marines or kids from marine families; in other words they are used to yelling and enforcing safety and will get on your ass until you do what is right.

As for the restrooms, what can I say. They're a place where you do your business and get back to paintballing. They are dirty but who cares, every guys restroom that i have seen is dirty, be a man and stop complaining. Ive read a few reports complain about them and if you really want to complain go watch some trading spaces rather than play paintball.

If you're really concerned about how much food you can stuff in your face, go someplace else. Camp Pendleton only has Gatorade, a few other energy drinks, and some candy bars. Your pretty much expected to bring your own lunch (sides i like to know what im eating). There's a McDonald's and KFC next to the air field and if your entering through the back gate there's a 7/11 where my friends and I pack up with a cooler before we head over. If you get in through the main gate from the I5 you're out of luck if you don't have a military ID because the only store over there is the commissary.

The front desk charges more than they should so you should know your gun inside and out. The paint and gas is pretty cheap compared to most places. There is no regulation on what you can or can not bring in or use but full auto is not allowed as i found out a few years back. Im not sure about the exact prices because I bring my own paint and gas and fix all the gun problems by my self. General admission was at 9 dollars and i believe is now at either 12 or 15.

As for the fields there are no big pink or blue blow up bunker things. The fields are made from the landscape, a few wooden boards and tubing. Nothing special. Its all about the game play here. There are about 9 courses, 4 are speedball and the rest are comprised of CTR or football. Later on in the day when the majority of the crowd goes home they start playing FFA and team deathmatch. Besides the private groups there are two walk-ons, beginner and advanced. They primarily do this by gun style so if you are a newbie and have an autococker, you better learn to play fast. You also get moved up if you show some good skills such as rushing the flag by your self, bunkering unsuspecting players, taking out an entire flank and so on. The beginner walk-ons are made of birthday party groups, little kids and parents having a good time. As for the advanced walk-ons you see some team type groups and good individuals. The advanced always gets interesting when the Marines come to play. If you want a challenge ask to play them (they will probably face one advanced walk-on group with one Marine group). The Marines will more than likely have all rentable guns but they make up for it through team work (Ive seen them kill every one in about a minute and a half on one of the large fields).

Overall this is a really good field, if you go to play paintball anyways. A good variety of faces and guns it always makes for a good time.
Last edited on Friday, April 16th, 2004 at 1:30 pm PST
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