TIPPMANN SPORTS PARTNERS WITH LEADING MILITARY TRAINING CENTER

06/21/2007

GRYPHON GROUP TO UTILIZE TIPPMANN PRODUCTS

BUFFALO GROVE, IL - Tippmann Sports, a leading manufacturer of high-performance paintball markers and related accessories, has formed a product partnership with Gryphon Group Security Solutions Inc., Melbourne, Fla., a highly regarded provider of force protection training and mission specific skill development to special operation units and federal agencies. Gryphon Group will utilize a variety of the company's products in numerous training scenarios and drills.

"This relationship presents a wonderful opportunity for Tippmann products to be tested under the most extreme conditions," said Patrick Ehren, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tippmann Sports. "Our markers are performing for elite military units in harsh training environments, so we're pretty confident they'll also deliver when Tippmann players hit the local paintball field on the weekends."

Gryphon Group Security Solutions has trained thousands of war fighters from the U.S. Army Special Forces, Naval Special Warfare Groups, Marine Corps Special Operations Command and Air Force Special Tactics Squadrons, just to name a few. The organization's Mobile Force Protection Course is widely considered to be the most effective, realistic, world-class training of its kind.

"Tippmann products have proven to be an ideal option for a variety of our training scenarios," said Michael K. Vaden, founder and CEO of Gryphon Group Security Solutions. "Over the years, we've tested and evaluated a variety of markers from numerous manufacturers and the Tippmann systems are the most durable and high quality markers available...PERIOD! Our strategic partnership with Tippmann Sports has assisted Gryphon Group in providing specialized combat training missions that are extremely realistic."

For additional details regarding Tippmann Sports or the company's relationship with Gryphon Group Security Solutions, please call 1-800-533-4831 or visit www.tippmann.com.

For more than 20 years, Tippmann Sports has been dedicated to quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology and design. The company serves the growing paintball and airsoft industries from its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tippmann Sports' complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

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