Colin Thompson

Sergey Levkov / Technical Trouble Shooting modified VM-68s of the early 1990s

Sergey Levkov on his paintball history with Lapco, Technical Trouble Shooting, his modifications on VM-68s, Tippmann SMG 60s, 68 Specials and more.

An F1 Illustrator with a Lapco Nickel Plated Barrel

 The F1 Illustrator premiered at the 1990 Master tournament used by Scream (which became Aftershock after merging with the...

Long Body Lapco Spirit c.1993-94

A long body Lapco Spirit that Colin Thompson built while working at Paintball Connection for Jim Campos. Campos remember buying this from Colin.

Lapco Stock Class Grey Ghost number 32

A look at Lapco Stock Class Ghost number 32, built by Colin Thompson in the early 1990s while he was employed at Mr. Paintball in Escondido.

Lapco Force Recon from the Early 1990s

A look a one of Colin Thompson's Lapco Force Recon pump paintball markers from the early 1990s. This pump is breech drop and electric sky blue.

Background display for a video with Stanley Russell

This display wall shows a variety of paintguns from the 1980s that Machinist and Welder Stanley Russell was involved in creating.

Shooting the Lapco AutoSpirit

A shooting video of the Lapco AutoSpirit semi automatic Nelson based paintgun that I recorded back in 2012. The Lapco Autospirit was likely built in 1994.

Rick “Relliott” Elliott’s Stock Class Ghost #25 – Betty, c. 1994

A closer look at Rick "Relliot" Elliott's Lapco Stock Class Ghost, Betty, engraved with number 25. Likely made from 93-94 in San Diego.

A Unique Early Lapco Ghost with UMB Frame c. late 1989

A write up on a very unique Lapco Grey Ghost. The frame and UMB mount, for the stock, are specific to a small segment of early lapco ghost from late 1989.

Opening of Paintball Connection in 1989

A scan from December 1989 on the opening of Paintball Connection and several NW/Carter framed Ghost from later 1988 to 1989.

Lapco Stock Ghost #32 Breakdown c.1994-1996?

A breakdown of Lapco Stock Ghost number 32 which was originally owned by Colin Thompson's fellow employee of Mr. Paintball in Escondido.

Colin Thompson’s Verti-Flow Anti Siphon System

Erick Lambarri provided some additional details on these unique Lapco Dual Tank systems. Erick came up with the name Verti-Flow and Colin liked it.

Navarone Autococker with a K-C No Hot Shots Bottomline Female Reg

I've been talking with Dave Kermode recently, who sent me a few of his K-C No Hot Shots Bottomline Regulators which I've mounted on this Navarone Cocker.

Colin Thompson on the Invention of the Bottomline ASA

Colin Thompson, of Los Angles Paintball Company was an early innovator and one creation I had no idea he was responsible for was the Bottomline ASA Duckbill.

Early Lapco History and a late Force Recon

Paul and I visited Colin Thompson and showed his this Force recon. Colin told us about the beginnings of lapco.

Youngblood and Russell Maynard at Borderlands

A photo from Colin Thompson of Dave Youngblood Dehaan and Russell Maynard at Borderlands in San Diego.

I spoke with Colin Thompson, of Lapco…

I had the opportunity to talk with Colin Thompson, of Lapco, on the phone yesterday. Colin has always been someone I wanted to question!

Classic Lapco Stock Class Grey Ghost

Right and Left side photos of the feed assembly on the classic Lapco Stock Class Grey Ghost.

Lapco AutoSpirit – Semi Automatic Nelson

A Lapco autospirit which is actually pretty fun to shoot.

Super short barrel LAPCO Wraith pump

A super short barrel lapco wraith. I've never seen one with a barrel this short.