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#1 Chris is cool

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:33 AM

Ok, well many people talk about guns going off on them because of weak catches. Well, while I was running tests to see what was wrong with my singled LS I put my finger in the T to see if anything was lodged in there. The catch gave up on me. Lets just say that the pipe made a connection with the coupler and that I'm not writing this message with that finger. Also, some of my LS may have a blood-red color scheme.

This is just a message to everyone, saying TAKE PRECAUTIONS before you start experimenting with these things. Not that I could have prevented that in any way, but I could have used something more practical than my finger. I'm so naive.

Have fun nerfin safely,

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:47 AM

Why was the gun primed when you were examining it's internals? That's not a freakish accident, that's asking for trouble.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:20 AM

Ok, well many people talk about guns going off on them because of weak catches. Well, while I was running tests to see what was wrong with my singled LS I put my finger in the T to see if anything was lodged in there. The catch gave up on me. Lets just say that the pipe made a connection with the coupler and that I'm not writing this message with that finger. Also, some of my LS may have a blood-red color scheme.

This is just a message to everyone, saying TAKE PRECAUTIONS before you start experimenting with these things. Not that I could have prevented that in any way, but I could have used something more practical than my finger. I'm so naive.

Have fun nerfin safely,

~chris~


I think this is important in a way. While it was a stupid idea to stick your finger in the middle of a singled longshot's breech, it's a stupid idea that many people have. This would be one of my main problems with singled longshots. Safety issue. At some point, your catch will fail, and your finger will be toast.

I think the message of all these threads popping up is just be careful. Yes, shit happens, but you can try to make sure it doesn't. Not every accident needs its own thread, but yes, safety is important when modding or using nerf blasters.


And Vacc, not trying to disagree with you, because I completely agree. Having a gun primed while it's open is asking for a disaster, but this can happen even with the gun closed, which is why I hate singled LS's so much. Every time you load a dart into one, you risk your finger. He probably just tried to stick his finger in while the gun was still closed and primed to check, and the catch disengaged on him. I used to have one that slipped on me. My finger wasn't there, thank god, but after that, I never used it again.

Edited by diamondbacknf1626, 27 May 2009 - 08:21 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:03 AM

Yeah. Stormbringer almost took my finger off once too. That's why I always held the priming handle while loading it.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

I remember one time I was touching up my SNAPbow. I forgot to screw the back on, and when the plunger was pulled all the way back, the end cap smashed into my fingers with the strength of a + Bow.
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#6 Chris is cool

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:33 PM

VACC, the gun was primed and I had a catch with 3 industrial catch sized springs. I am a very naive person so me thinking that shit doesn't happen throws my little finger in there and gets sandwiched. I've officially thrown it in the work-in-progress closet in my dining room right next to my Vulcan and my early childhood. In all seriousness, the Vulcan is a bitch to put back together if you don't take pictures...so yeah I'm pretty much screwed in that department. Also, people, singled LS's are indeed highly dangerous as diamondbacknf said. That is why I am posting here, because since we experiment so much and calculate to our fullest extent, no matter what we do shit IS going to happen when we least expect it.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:50 PM

To deal with my singled longshots safety issues i made a notch in my longshots shell. This helps because when you pull the priming handle back you can turn it on its side and place it into the hole. Now even if the catch does fail you will be saved and the priming handle will go no where.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:33 PM

Is it all awesome and dislocated? I want some pics.

The only problem with Longshots is the poor catch design. I have smashed, hurt, injured everyone of my fingers from priming my longshot, and its single'd in a different want. It sucks. Be safe. Enclose any moving parts.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:58 AM

I've had my LS pinch my fingers good and proper, but nothing drawn blood yet.
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