Start with your run-of-the-mill Big Blast. The BB is renowned by some of us for its jaunty looks, and by all for its astounding cheapness. Also, it will kill a squirrel at close range after 5 minutes of modding. So it goes.
I started with the coupler. I wrapped the stock barrel in e-tape, cut it down to the width of the e-tape, nested a bit of 1/2" thinwall in a 1/2" coupler, slid the coupler down over the tape, drilled a wee hole, and put it all together with a screw. No glue failure here. I then hacked a bit of the shell wall away to fit the coupler in. I cut it down just below the top of the reinforcement post.
The trigger: everyone knows that these can be trouble.
So I filled mine with epoxy putty, and put 2 epoxy putty ramps on the sides. I then cut a plate of scrap plastic to size, cut a groove in it, sanded it and the trigger, and glued it on the front. I then trimmed the plate to fit. This not only strengthens the trigger, but also improves the trigger pull. Mine now has no slack or sponginess, and is extremely crisp.
Now, on to the real goodness. I started with a 2k, upon which a standard barrel replacement had been performed. I cut the top part of the shell like so, and added a strip of scrap pvc to add bulk.
I also sanded down the wee hump on the back part of the shell, until everything was fitting nice & straight. I then tacked it to the foregrip of my BB, and after making sure it was straight, I proceeded to glue the shite out of it. Hot glue is extremely solid, if you know how to use it, and this baby ain't going anywhere--although I'll be adding some tape if I take her to any wars in snowy climes.
Also: if any of you are about to vituperate all over me about how it isn't clean, etc., etc.: feel free to choke yourselves until the urge passes. This was created with but a single purpose in mind: kicking ass in style. It's also my reinterpretation of the Guru, so it will be going up against Papa Vader at SENO. Comment away, fellas.
Edited by rork, 16 March 2009 - 02:39 AM.