Bob Gurnsey

Pioneering The Sport of Paintball…The History of PMI

Jeff Perlmutter, Co-Founder & President of Pursuit Marketing, Inc. on pioneering the Sport of Paintball in the 1980s and the History of PMI.

Jim Lively and Sam Caldwell try the Survival Game c.1982

Left to right: Jim Lively, Sam Caldwell, Brad Clark and Kent Meadows, photo credit Jim Lively, c.1982

National Survival Games’ Prototype inline blowback c.1989

National Survival Games developed this inline semi automatic prototype in 1989 which never came to market and Bob Gurnsey kept in his collection until 2015.

The Prototype National Survival Games Rapide – c.1988

Fitting the features of the National Survival Games Rapide into Paintball culture of the late 1980s and how it succeeded as a follow up to the Splatmaster.

RIP Bob Gurnsey, Paintball’s Creator, and the NSG Rapide.

Paintball lost it's creator, Bob Gurnsey, of National Survival Games and father to the industry we all love and creator of the Rapide Double Action.

Bob Gurnsey and Paintball Creator’s Memorabilia page on facebook

Bob Gurnsey, the creator of Paintball, is opening up his archive of classic National Survival Games items for sale to the public through facebook.

Interview with Jim Lively by Niteshadow1

Niteshadow1 interviews Jim Lively about Paintball History, the Splatmaster, The Bob Gurnsey Scholarship fund and more.

“Turning Back the Clock” to limited paint and mech/pump

Tina Ruzzo turns back the clock and gives brings a Capture the Flag game! No jerseys, limited paint, wearing camo and Mechanical Marker/ Pump ONLY!

National Survival Game Patch and Bob Gurnsey

I talked to Bob Gurnsey today on the phone and he mentioned still having a bunch of National Survival Game patches left.

SplatMaster Pistols Promo Tape (c. 1989) by NSG with added credits


I purchased this as a VHS probably 8 years back and imported it from VHS about 5 years ago. Finally getting around to uploading it.