Quickshot was a brand of game controllers.
They were originally part of Spectravideo, but around 1985 Spectravideo moved its US operations to Hong Kong to Bondwell Holding which was its major shareholder.
Game controllers after this date may have Quickshot by Bondwell on them.
With Bondwell now in control, the QuickShot brand re-emerged in the late 1980s with a wide variety of controllers. An odd naming scheme was adopted at this time - for example, its flagship Python 1 stick has some compatibility with home computers, the Python 1M is compatible with more, the Python 2 is for the NES, the Python 2B for the Super NES, the Python 3 for the Sega Mega Drive, Python 4 for the TurboGrafx-16 and Python 5 for the IBM PC.
Some of the Master System-compatible joysticks were adopted as official accessories in Brazil by Segas distributor Tec Toy.
Bondwell later sold the QuickShot brand to Tomai International.
Early Quickshot joysticks have the Spectravideo brand on them, while later models do not. These later models have a model number starting with QS-, while the older Spectravideo models mostly with SVI-.
For Quickshot joysticks starting with SVI- see the Spectravideo page instead. Note that there is some overlap in the transition. The QS-5 still has the SVI logo, while the QS-118F has no reference to either SVI or Bondwell, but both are using the QS- model number.
Quickshot made joysticks for pretty much all home computers in Europe. Some Quickshot models only worked on select systems while others had a system select switch and could work on a range of systems.
Quickshot game controllers were sometimes also re-branded in select markets such as the Archer and Technoplus brand.
The QuickShot brand has not been seen since 1999.