Antioch, IL (December 14, 2022) – Renatus Group today announced it has finalized an agreement to acquire the First Strike® paintball launcher and accessory business from United Tactical Systems® (“UTS”). This includes rights to all launcher and accessory products, including the market leading T-15 and FSC launchers; Hero air systems; and the broad First Strike accessory portfolio. In addition, Renatus will represent UTS for sales of its distinctive First Strike® Shaped Projectiles, relied upon by paintball and mil-sim enthusiasts as the most accurate and longest-range projectiles on the market.

“During my 7-year tenure at United Tactical Systems, we built a market leading brand that enhanced and advanced the core mil-sim player’s experience in the fast-growing segment of magazine fed paintball,” said Ben Larson, president of Renatus Group. “I am excited for the opportunity to take this to the next level,” continued Larson. “Renatus is well-positioned to leverage the excellent products and customer service reputation of First Strike into continued healthy growth as we serve the most passionate paintball enthusiasts in the U.S. and abroad. We look forward to working with our partners and players to continue accelerating our incredible growth trajectory and expand into the much larger market of recreational paintball,” he concluded. Bob Plaschke, CEO at UTS, remarked “We’re excited to partner with Ben and his team at Renatus to deliver the best possible Mag Fed experience in the mil-sim space. UTS will continue to produce the most accurate projectiles in the world and support Ben as he continues to build out the First Strike brand”. 

Renatus plans to complete the inventory transition to their Illinois facility by the end of the year. During this time, First Strike Round (FSR) partners will continue to be supplied by UTS without interruption.


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About Renatus Group

Located in Antioch IL, the Renatus Group (RG) is a family-owned business committed to delivering the very best products, experiences and services to players, dealers and distributors worldwide. RG has a combined 50+ years in wholesale sales and service into the extreme sporting goods industry.
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