Monday, May 16, 2011

The Rest of the story, 1987 Airsoft / Paintball catalog pages

The 1st Lethal Weapon movie made it's premiere, as did the Untouchables.
REM, Wang Chung, and George Michael were on the radio.
In Crestview, FL, paintballs and airsoft BB's filled the air.

Because so many people contacted me about my post on the early days of airsoft and almost all of them mentioned that they started with paintball, I thought I would post the rest of the catalog here.

Click on the page to enlarge. ( that what she said, huh, huh)

 Do you remember your 1st paintgun?
Mine was a Nelson and I was the 1st person to get a pump handle for it in Orlando, bought it mail order from an ad in a newsletter, I think it was called "front line", the 1st newsletter for paintball, it was a 4 sheet foldup if I remember correctly.

 I think we were the first to offer Constant air systems,
not the 1st to make them, just to offer them retail.

 Our Custom shop did a lot of work, I think we were a month backloged at some points.

Hope you enjoyed this trip down,
"Was I ever that fu&#ing young" lane.

I hope to have some reviews of some of the airsoft guns from that era soon, as my digging around in the archives of the airsoft bunker in Skull Island has unearthed some "still in the box"  and some well worn classics I forgot were buried there.

I always look forward to your comments and thoughts.
The history of airsoft and paintball in the US is not very well documented,
Because most of us that started this were so incredibly awesome and cool,
it seems we have tended to burn out fast, like the shooting stars we were.
We need to archive this info before the 80"s flashbacks take what is left of our brains and the zombies come and eat the rest.

If you want to see the rest of the catalog, here it is

Till Tomorrow,
Stay Thirsty my Friends.
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  1. Awesome scans Tim!
    This is the only ad I have seen with a picture of the California Cobra (#4020). Do you have any idea what year you got your first one in and how many actually were sold through the Command Post?

    I would love to add that page to my article (linked below) if it's alright (with link back to your site)?

    -Dan Bacci

  2. Hi Tim I own a 3357 from command post it's been shot 5 times I have the invoice had some questions email me