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David Craig and the Landshark

This photo of David Craig, owner of Adventure Game Supplies from the August 1990 issue of Paintball Monthly, a UK publication. 

David Craig and the AGS LandsharkThe short write up features this photo of Craig showing off Adventure Game Supplies’ last venture into the Pump market, the Landshark and offer some information about it including the features.

Paintball Monthly August 1990 Landshark

Specs for this pump are similar to WWP’s razorback, Kenimex’s Scorpion, ACi’s Maverick and PMI’s Trracer and not the standard Bore drop bolt length spec (of 2.25 inches?).

I’ve only come across one of these pumps, which can be identified by the larger pump handle, pump detent and muzzle break.

I’m not totally sure of the AGS and Taso history so if anyone has anything to add or any corrections to this bit of history please post.

From what Danny remembers, Matt Brown (later of Taso) and David Craig may have been partners in AGS originally. As time went on they split their business and Craig kept AGS and Brown took Taso. Most locations remained AGS shops but Taso took over distribution, managing to hang on until later being sold to National Paintball Supplies. 

Taso also took the names of several pumps including the Vindicator and Spartan and AGS renamed their version of the Vindicator the Bloodsucker.

Gilbert “Gilly” Martinez wrote me that “[Danny’s] brother Joe [Guardado (?)] was the Manager for AGS after Danny started working there as the airsmith.”

Gilly went on to write:

“[Danny] also said that Joe was the one that named the AGS gun the Bloodsucker.
He coined it after some corny movie title Danny and I used to tease each other about at the time.
Since meeting Danny you can see what a prankster he is.
The movie was “I’m gonna get you Sucker” LOL.
Whenever Danny and I get together and we get started on old PB news we remember old stuff.
He’s my oldest teamate when we played together on Mafia.”

Taso may have also taken over Indoor Warfare in Gardena after the split.

Update: Find more on Taso and AGS in Danny Guardado’s interview videos:

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