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WOLF Reports from Mag-Fed Game – Operation: Honey Badger

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Operation: Honey Badger

PRZ Paintball – Ontario Canada

by Andrew “WOLF” Critchlow

On the 21st of July I was lucky enough to attend the Awesome game entitled “Operation Honey Badger 2: The Return of Acinaces Dente” . What makes this paintball event special is that its a Magazine fed/Tac Cap ONLY game, which means you’re only allowed a limited amount of paintballs on the field.

Adam Collyer and his son Brandon were the creators of this Great event, and I thank them for such an Eye opening experience. As the Owner of a DYE DAM this was a dream come true, the opportunity to shoot with some of the Best paintballs around, using just magazines. 200 of some of the most tactical players I have encountered amassed at PRZ paintball, a massive indoor/outdoor facility that is an abandoned Hospital transformed into a Paintball dream, numerous 2 and 3 storied buildings, utilized for the most extreme sport.

A Mag fed game means you have to choose each and every shot, no spraying and praying, no painting targets trying to get a lucky hit. There were 3 snipers allowed on the rooftops using First strike rounds, Tactical lights for the dark hallway battles, and laser sights for spotting the enemy.

The game was a tactical dream, radios were used to coordinate attacks, and accomplish missions, smoke grenades were allowed outside to cover shooters from sniper fire, and a lot of amazing props were used to enhance the atmosphere, Missiles, Radar stations, and bio weapons made for an Epic experience.

I had the Honor to meet many players, and giveaway some cool DYE Gear, and I can’t wait to do it again Next Year!!!

Operation Sandy: Paintball Fundraising Success by Pete “Mr. U.” Utschig

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

by: Pete “Mr. U.” Utschig

It always seems to blow my mind how when something terrible happens in this country, we always turn around, rally together, and come back stronger. I couldn’t be prouder to be a paintball player than I was the day Operation Sandy was born.

From the first phone call to friends and sponsors until the last shot of special made KEE red white and blue paintballs were fired, there was nothing but an outpouring of help and support. Every player,field owner, and manufacturer involved reached into there pockets and gave. On top of that, over 20 fields and thousands of players turned out to show support for all the people and paintballer’s effected by the hurricane.

Cousins Paintball in Long Island was the first field to sign up and was a flagship field spearheading Operation Sandy.  It was on Long Island, one of the hardest hit areas by the hurricane, that I took the field against long time friend and teammate Nicky Cuba. After a full day of paintball and down home ball breaking, Cuba was crowned victorious.

In the end, the real winners were all the people that will receive much needed help from the thousands of dollars raised throughout the weekend, not to mention all the players that won some of the great prizes in the raffles inclining two young guys at my game that won DYE Reflexes and Empire AXEs. Once again I want to thank everyone involved but especially everyone at DYE that I consider my second family.  Every time I ever need anything, you guys are there!!!!

A heart felt Thank You from NYC.

Pete “Mr. U” Utschig