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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Pedley's Ponderings

Paintball pain

 

March 31, 2022



I’m no gun nut. My experiences hunting are limited to shooting rabbits with a pellet gun or .22 rifle when I was younger, and the biggest thing I’ve shot in my life is a 20-gauge shotgun.

That short list is a lightyear long compared to my experiences with a paintball gun. I had never even held one in my life; that is, until I found myself on a “battlefield” last Friday in South Dakota.

I made the trip West with nine other guys as part of a bachelor party for my future brother-in-law. The destination was Deadwood, where a house called the Bird’s Nest awaited us. The game room there...



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