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RAPTOR (Responsive Aiming & Tactical Operation Range) is as far as we can find, the first of its kind anywhere in the UK and uses magazine fed paintball markers and a variety of tactical equipment to deliver a more realistic and unique paintball experience. Many people are put off from taking part in paintball because of the physical nature of the game and the pain from being hit! Well, our range takes the ‘pain’ out of paintball by shooting at interactive targets which don’t shoot back, all within a relaxed yet competitive environment! Our range is completely mobile as it has been custom built into an exhibition trailer and can be taken to both public events such as fetes, festivals, shows and markets as well as private events such as birthdays, stag/hen parties, team building, cadet/scout camps, corporate days or anything else you may want to use it for anywhere in England and Wales!

The Kit

The Kit

Rather than using traditional paintball markers which have large co2 tanks on the back as well as large ‘hoppers’ to carry the paintballs, we use a relatively new design of paintball marker which are referred to as ‘Magazine Fed’. These markers were first introduced for law enforcement training as they operate in a similar way to real world firearms by using magazines to load the paintballs and have a concealed air tank in the stock to bring an air of realism that can’t be gained using traditional markers!

The markers have other features such as a selector switch, magazine release switch and a charging handle to ‘cock’ the marker all in the same way as a real firearm, without the dangers of live ammunition! There’s nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the “clunk” of the new magazine as you put it in which you simply don’t get by carefully pouring paintballs into the ‘hopper’ of a traditional paintball marker!

Safe handling of the marker will be taught regardless of the event that the range is at, however, when used for private events, due to the functions that the markers have, it is possible to learn/ practice stoppage drills, magazine changes, weapon transition drills (switching from rifle to pistol) and also simple fire and move procedures all in a safe, fun and exciting environment whilst also competing against the clock, your friends or both! To make the experience even more realistic, we also use holsters, tactical vests and distraction grenades for use during our private hire periods and can set up various scenarios based around the range as required.

The Range

The Kit

The range itself can accommodate up to three people shooting at any one time on three different ‘shooting lanes’ (red, blue and amber) and has a variety of ‘game modes’ which can be selected based on the event it is at as well as the age and ability of those using it. Participants can then either compete against the clock, other participants or both, using different modes which include:
All on mode – All targets are illuminated and a score is gained every time you hit one. This mode can either be set to a predetermined time or can go for as long as required; perfect for younger participants as well as for marker familiarisation.
Step on mode– One target is illuminated which changes as soon as you hit it; this continues until a pre-determined time period has elapsed or a set number of targets have been hit, whichever comes first!
Automatic step on mode - This mode is the same as the step on mode however the target automatically changes to another random target, after a pre-determined amount of time; whether you hit the target or not!

Just to make things more interesting, when shooting in some of the game modes, some of the targets will light up green, which is our ‘no shoot’ colour. Participants hitting these targets will also have the hit recorded and points deducted from their overall total; it’s not just about speed, it’s about speed and accuracy!