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Gramps and Grizzly ad – December 1990 in Paintcheck

A Gramps and Grizzly ad in the December 1990 issue of Paintcheck. Scanned this for Lou and Mike’s upcoming video (still several months away most likely).

A full page advertisement for Gramps and Grizzly's scanned from the December 1990 issue of Paintcheck.
A full page advertisement for Gramps and Grizzly’s scanned from the December 1990 issue of Paintcheck.

An interesting fact Mike and Lou Grubb told me was that later Enforcer 3s were not manufactured by Combat Connections in Illinois but were instead machined and put together in both Southern California and in New Zealand.

Lyall Morton, who Lou Grubb partnered with to run Thunderball Adventure Games in New Zealand manufactured and sold some Enforcers and Mike and Lou had a local machine shop build others which were sold at Gramps and Grizzly’s store in Riverside.

This would explain why I have seen two photos of Enforcer 3s with serial numbers of 001. One was in the collection of Mike and Lou and the second was owned by Lyall but is now in the collection of a MCB member.

The Stalker, another similar Sheridan based paintgun which shared many characteristics of the Enforcer 3 was build by Kent Carroll under contract for National Paintball Supply.

Carroll built Enforcers 1 and 2s as well as Swarm Guns for Combat Connections after Combat Connection’s owner, Bob Howerton passed away.

An enlarged crop from the Gramps and Grizzly December 1990 Paintcheck ad shows a books case cluttered with some of Lou (Gramps) and Mike (Grizzly) Grubb’s collection.

 

An enlarged photo of the Gramps and Grizzly store that was scanned from the December 1990 issue of Paintcheck Magazine.
An enlarged photo of the Gramps and Grizzly store that was scanned from the December 1990 issue of Paintcheck Magazine.

I hadn’t noticed it before but looking closely at this enlarged scan you can see not only what could be a KBS Eliminator on the second shelf down but the Golden Nightmare Long Barrel on the top shelf, with the APG cover of Lou holding the Golden Gun beside it.

And another crop from the advertisement is pictured below:

A counter top and gun wall at Gramps and Grizzly's Riverside location.
A counter top and gun wall at Gramps and Grizzly’s Riverside location.

The other enlarged scan from the December 1990 Paintcheck ad for Gramps and Grizzly’s.

In this image we can see a variety of Brass eagle pumps, Enforcer 1’s, a Hornet, an SMG, an Annihilator/Avenger, a Rebel Executive assembled on the wall above it’s padded briefcase and some other misc Nelsons.

I’m not sure what the box attached to the right (from the viewers perspective) counter is? Maybe a board game or something?

Here is a little more info on a KBS Eliminator:
https://paintballhistory.com/tag/kbs-eliminator

I’ll post the cover scan from that 1988 APG issue of Gramps holding the Golden Nightmare tomorrow.

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