Adventure Game Supplies
Adventure Game Supplies, or AGS, was a larger Southern California Distributor, wholesaler, retailer and manufacturer owned and operated by Matt Brown and David Craig. Brown and Craig eventually parted ways and Craig was left with AGS and Brown created Taso, or The Adventure Supplier and Outfitter. Taso became well known through the 90s and was eventually bought out. Danny Guardado and John Pope worked at Taso. Taso offered the first example of pneumatic automation in the form of a semi automatic named the AGS rifle. Very few examples of this rifle exist today and it was part of the inspiration for both Glenn Palmer and Bud Orr. The AGS rifle premiered in APG in Summer/Fall 1988. Other AGS paintguns include the Devastator (breech drop), the Vindicator (bore drop), the AGS Comp (undercocking breech drop). John Pope remembers buying barrels from Sigma while working at AGS.