The following mods are simple and will not be explored in detail:
- Crossfire spring, in addition to the normal DS spring
- Two o-rings on the plunger head
- Air Restrictor removal
- Dril through the plunger stopper and filled dead space with hot glue a la Angel's Shotgun Mod
- Seal the plunger tube and end piece together with Fishin Glue
- Lube the plunger
Now lets get busy.
First of all, throw this away. It is useless and gets in the way of your barrel. You can sand the inside down if you wish, but ultimately too much work for too little gain.
Now, find your barrel of choice, preferably one with a slim wall like brass or PETG. You need to make a physical barrier to prevent the dart from being sucked all the way into the plunger tube, which can only be fixed by taking the gun apart. There are various ways to do this, such as using a thin string, rubber band, fishing line, etc and holding it in place with tape or glue, but I was having fun with my first pipe cutter and did this.
I cut 3/4 around the tube, then folded it in with pliers. You could alternatively just use pliers to crimp it, or tape some fishing line across the plunger end of the barrel. It is easy to make a notch in PETG and brass for the wire, and simple enough to glue it in place.
The barrel I used is roughly 3 inches, and the gun can handle a longer barrel (maybe 4 or 5 inches). Loading it all the way into the back of the barrel was difficult, though, and rather than having a longer barrel which the gun cannot vacuum load completely, I chose a shorter barrel which the gun will consistently vacuum load all the way to the end. I do not plan on ramrodding darts in the middle of a firefight.
To keep the barrel stable, I used a lot of electrical tape. The electrical tape keeps the barrel from being pushed out and stabilizes it against the frame of the gun which used to hold the stock barrel (the part I had first told you to throw away). Also, I glued the front end of the barrel around where the front barrel ring goes around, for further stability.
Not much to it. Just make sure you add electrical tape to one side if the gun doesn't fire straight.
And last, but not least, the dart holders. Since I started using 1.75 inch stefans, my darts had a tendency to get lost in the deep end of the dart holders. I simply used Fishin Glue to glue the flat back piece of the dart holders to a plastic bag, and cut around it with a knife. This keeps my darts in place, without letting them get lost inside the gun.
Now this gun is a heck of a pistol. Even with padded Captain Slug stefans I hesitate to shoot myself with it. At a doorway precisely 30 feet away, the dart doesn't drop and makes a loud impact sound, and accurate as hell if you aligned the barrel properly. It hurts just as much as (if not more than) a fully modded SMDTG at 40 pumps. I imagine at least 40 feet with it.
::edit:: I hear claims of 60 feet, and I wouldn't be surprised, but for personal reasons stated above, I chose to keep the barrel short. Also, Of All The Nerf's already done much of what I've done, so please look through his thread for another look at a Disc Shot mod. OfAllTheNerf's Disc Shot mod
Anyways, I just felt like posting this because I am madly in love with this gun. Simple and even painful up close. This ain't no Maverick, folks.
Edited by min.tee, 18 August 2008 - 03:33 AM.