An itchy trigger finger is a sign that it’s either time for some target practice, or time for your trigger finger to get a refresher on how to identify poison ivy. Keep your hands to yourself with today's Groupon: for $22, you get all-day admission and gear rental at RHC Paintball Fields in Richmond (a $58 value).
The sure-fingered staff at RHC Paintball Fields referees rowdy paint-splattering rounds across obstacle-fraught fields, providing all of the equipment necessary for a day of paint-dodging fun. Air-fueled assassins take aim with a BT-4 combat semiautomatic marker, complete with anti-chop technology, which prevents bullet from taking flight prematurely and ensures devices won’t deploy crayons instead of paint. The melee gets magnified with all-day air, 280 paintball rounds, and goggles to protect shooters' orbs from pigment spray.
Stake out a sniper's spot at the Last Frontier Fort, which hosts 30 bunkers, five towers, and a 3-foot topside walkway for sighting approaching enemies or painting messages to friendly hawks. Gunrunners also gnash gnarled teeth in the junkyard, where old cars and brush piles offer hideaways, and the speedball fields, where bunkers and other obstacles offer only a moment's respite from oncoming paint pellets and well-placed yo’ mama jokes from the opposing team. Trigger-happy players can purchase additional ammo during their visit, and those hoping to relax after shooting their rounds can lounge in the clubhouse, which stocks a full bar and serves breakfast, lunch, and beverages.
Richmond Hunting Club
The sudden roar of gunfire rolls over Richmond Hunting Club's facilities, which sprawl across 850 untamed acres. The club's location nearly adjacent to Chain O' Lakes State Park draws sportspeople of all levels who can spend time shooting skeet, boarding a loyal hunting dog at the onsite kennel, paintballing, or stocking up on ammo at the pro shop. Outdoorsy folks who frequent the club often tie up their mountain goat outside and congregate inside the Bar & Grill, refueling weary trigger fingers with buffalo burgers and pheasant pot pies in a classic hunting-lodge setting.
5016 Illinois Rte. 173
Richmond, Illinois 60071