Special Ops Paintball
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|Founded||North Salt Lake City, New Hampshire|
|Headquarters||North Salt Lake, Utah, U.S.|
|Key people||Brian "MOATI" Russell|
|Revenue||N/A USD (2005)|
|Operating income||N/A USD (2005)|
|Net income||N/A USD (2005)|
Special Ops Paintball is a paintball manufacturer, distributor, and online retailer specializing in paintball gear for woods or recreational players. Their service motto is "we are woodsball". In 2004, Special Ops also created the "Brigade" website.
Special Ops Paintball was started by Jayson Orvis, with brother Jared Orvis and friend Rory McCarthy as partners. Their first development was the A-5A2 Air-through Stock.
The company launched their official online store and "Special Ops Brigade" web site in November 2004. The company then began publication of "Recon Magazine" in June 2006. In November 2008, the magazine was converted to a free online version and continues to be updated as of March 2010.
In 2009, Tippmann Sports, Inc privately purchased most of the assets of the business which related to the manufacture and distribution of the Tippman line of markers including the 98-custom, Tippmann A-5 and the Tippmann X7. Special Ops discontinued the manufacture of Hard Goods at that time.
Then Director of Soft Goods, Brian Russell purchased the company's public brands and relaunched the company as a division of Xtreme Stitchworks. Maintaining most of the brand's identity, Russell chose to focus the company's direction on soft goods while diversifying into wholesale manufacturing and other sporting goods markets.
Currently Special Ops Paintball has a partnership with Tippmann to produce the X-7. Tippmann has links to Special Ops Paintball's "Brigade" website and currently sells Special Ops custom designed camouflage apparel.
Scenario Paintball Players League
The SPPL (Scenario Paintball Player’s League) is a ten versus ten national competitive paintball league. At regional and national SPPL tournaments, participating teams and event referees vote (anonymously) for the team most deserving of the Sportsmanship Award. The prize package for Sportsmanship winners is equal in value to winnings presented to first place finishers.
After diminishing participation, the SPPL was sold to Billy Smith of Low Country Paintball. Future sponsorship of the SPPL by Special Ops Paintball is uncertain.
- Recon Online Magazine
- Winding Down Operations, Brian Russell announces purchase of Special Ops Brand. Retrieved April 13, 2010.
- Tippmann and Special Ops paintball partnership from .68 caliber
- Special Ops Paintball and Tippmann Announce Strategic Alliance, Official Press Release. Retrieved April 13, 2010.
- SPPL V2
- The Sppl Is Under New Ownership. Retrieved April 13, 2010.