Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own gun?

Yes, it must be a .50 cal paintball gun with no electronics, a gravity-fed hopper and be able to chronograph within our specifications.

Can I bring my own mask?

Yes, it has to be a paintball-approved mask with no damage to the lens or straps and must be inspected by one of our trained employees to ensure that it is in good working order.

Can I bring my own paint?

No, we do not allow outside paint for quality control purposes.

What are the age limits?

Players must be 8 years old to play. Players under the age of 10 must have an adult within arms reach at all times on the field.

I forgot my waiver from my parent…can I please play?

Have your parent go to our online waivers form and we will get the waiver as soon as they hit submit! You cannot play without having a completed waiver on file for your specific event date. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Do you play by any surrender rule?

We play using the 20-foot surrender rule. Within 20 feet, you should give an opponent a warning to surrender. If the opponent indicates an unwillingness to surrender, you may fire your marker at that opponent.

Does it hurt?

Yes. It does sting. The .50-cal paintball is smaller and has 60% less impact (5 joules) than traditional paintballs (13 joules). So…more than a rubber band flick and much less than, say, a line drive. You WILL BE REQUIRED to use the safety equipment provided (this includes a full face mask). We also have padded shirts available for rent if you are concerned.

Do we just all shoot at each other or what?

No – usually you have teams, and play a capture the flag or team death match kind of game. Your paintball referee will help you decide what game to play based on your experience level.

Does the paint wash out?

It should – it is water based and will wash out (white clothing is a little difficult though) and the paint does not come out of dry clean only garments. We do have jumpsuits available for rent… if you would prefer leaving the mess with us!

What clothes should I wear?

Well – wear clothing that you won’t mind getting dirty. I would advise against anything white. You may also wish to dress in layers – like a tee shirt and a sweat shirt – this way, if you get too hot or cold, you will have options available. It’s best to dress for the weather, not the paintball.

Running shoes are OK, but just remember that some kind of boot will protect your ankles and feet better (if you are comfortable hiking in the woods with tennis shoes, then you should be fine). Absolutely no open-toed shoes permitted.

Should I bring a cup?

Yes or some sort of protection for sensitive areas.

If I wear glasses, will they fog up?

It’s definitely possible. We have an anti-fog spray that we use on masks prior to putting them on and between rounds to keep your vision clear. When picking up the mask from the rental bin, you can get any which one you want – we have options that fit easily over glasses. All masks are adjustable. Some fit better on people who have smaller heads, and some are better for people who wear glasses. There is a difference. Make sure you tell us how your paintball mask fits so we can find the best one for you.

What is a marker?

A marker is an air or CO2-powered gun that fires paintballs.

What is a hopper?

A hopper is the tank located on top of a marker and it uses gravity to load paintballs into the chamber.

What is a plug or barrel bag for a marker?

These are instruments that ensure safety while not in paintball play areas. They are either inserted into or covering the end of the marker’s barrel.

What is a paintball?

A small gelatin, paint-filled ball that is placed inside of the hopper of a paintball marker and fired at opponents.

What are the markers like?

They are semi-automatic (fires each time you pull the trigger), gravity-fed paint markers. They run off of a compressed CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) or compressed air cylinder. These cylinders can provide close to 1000 shots before they run out. The markers are configured to hold from 100 to 200 paintballs at a time. A normal person with an unmodified marker can shoot 2-3 paintballs per second. Most of these markers are capable of up to 300 paintballs a minute. The markers, with tank and paintballs, weighs between 4 and 5 pounds. It’s the size of an Air Rifle (“BB marker”).

What about refreshments?

Due to the nature of this sport, there is NO ALCOHOL allowed. Indy Acres Paintball offers refreshments for sale in the gun shop.

What about bathrooms?

There are indoor facilities available in the office and we have port-o-lets outside.

Is the parking close to the fields, or do we have to walk?

Parking is right next to where we play. You can go to your car between games, it’s that close. Parking is located to the west of the gun shop.

Is Indy Acres Paintball far from downtown Indianapolis?

No, we are located about 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. We are on the southeast side of town just north of the Marion County fairgrounds. Directions are available here.

Can I watch before I decide to play?

Of course you can, but you will be required to wear goggles at all times in the play areas.

Should I work on my “war face”?

This depends on how you play. A “war face” will help you fight the enemy (it’s a psychological thing – like the grunts you use with martial arts that help you focus your chi…). A “war face” may also make all your co-workers have you locked up. You’ll have to play this one by ear….