South Bay Arms

Ted “2 Gunz” Hines’ Tidy Bowl Annihilator

Ted "2 Gunz" Hines talks a little about a radical short barrel Annihilator, actually referred to as a Tidy Bowl by Earon Carter and the Kamikaze shooters.

Stanley Russell’s Widowmakers patch

Stanley Russell brought this Widowmakers patch over to show me. The Widowmakers were likely the South Bay Arms factory team.

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.

Early 1988 Ralph’s KILLBOYS Carter Comp Gun

A closer look at a 1988 Carter Comp Gun that originally belonged to a member of Ralph Killboys. This Comp is completely original and in beautiful shape.

OMMS 007 Knurled pump handle ad and Jack Wada’s Nelspot Pistols

Jack Wada's remembers the history on the OMMS 007 knurled pump handle and an advertisement from the April 1986 issue of Front Line.

Tosh’s Palmerized Stroker Stan-nihilator

The third article and video with Tosh Tanaka, on his Palmerized Stroker Annihilator, or as Tosh refers to it as, his Stoked Stan-nihilator.

Tosh Tanaka and his Mac 1 Annihilators

Over the summer I purchased two Mac 1 Annihilators from Tosh Tanaka. A Palmerized Stroker Stan Russell Annihilator semi and a Mac 1 pump MK 1 Annihilator.

Paintball Firsts from APG October 1987

The October 1987 issue of APG included a Technical Tips article with a bunch of Paintball Firsts including the 1st So Cal pump and the rebarreled Sheridan.

Derrick Obatake’s Nelspot 007 Rail Gun

Two videos looking at and analyzing parts and the the configuration of Derrick Obatake's Nelspot 007 Rail Gun.

1st Generation Annihilator Rifle owned by RTP

An early Stan Russell 1st Generation Annihilator Rifle built for Tim McMurray at Mac 1. This rifle dates to 86-87.

Stanley Russell and South Bay Arms

Stanley Russell, partners with Earon Carter in the company South Bay Arms helped produce early Annihilators for Tim McMurray at Mac 1.

Function and Features of the Master Blaster / Elevator Gun (part 3 of 6)

In the third installment of the Master Blaster / Elevator Gun series I take a closer look at operating this reverse pump action. There is a clear shot of the elevator raising and lowering and how a 12 gram is loaded upside down.

Earon Carter on the early days of Sat Cong Village

Earon Carter, of Carter Machine talks about the past of Sat Cong Village, Steve Gunner Tetz, the Sat Cong Headhunters and his days with Stan Russell.

History on the South Bay Arms / Mac-1 Elevator Gun (part 1 of 6)

Over the last 6 months I have been digging up information on a limited production pump paintball gun that dates back to the roots of Southern California Paintball. The gun has several names, the Elevator Gun, the Master Blaster and the Blast Master. Although it isn't the first paintgun to use an elevator system to load the paintball into the breech (AGA 62 predates this design by around a year) it is a very early pump, built off a pellet gun platform that is one of the first (or at least very early) collaborations between respected Southern California Airsmiths Tim McMurray of McMurray and Sons (Mac-1), Earon Carter and Stan Russell, both of South Bay Arms and likely constructed late 1985-early 1986.

Jay “The Old Buzzard” Jackson and 1st gen Annihilators/Marauders

Jay Buzzard Jackson passed in 1987 and his friendship with Earon Carter, Rob Termite Smith and Jessica Sparks influenced paintball history.