The Backstory for those with time, interest, concern, etc.
It's been awhile since I last did anything nerf related, and that was a first time mod fest with my friend. I did the works on a NF back then: tape under O-ring, remove restrictors, seal release valves, awesome new spring from ACE hardware, chopped off light and whatnot, and added a cpvc barrel (I think that sums it up). The usual. It was hard to pull back, and could leave a welt up close. Great stuff. Then one day I pull back the loading pull and SNAP the plunger flies forward and the loading pull pulls completely out. This spring was just that wicked. I figure I have to go back in there, cut out the glue, rescrew/glue the pull to the plunger, and seal it all back up. If anyone has any comments on that feel free to share, but I think that's basically the only thing to do without buying a new one.
I'm the president of a physics club at my uni and the other day, coincidentally me and my advisor independently mentioned the idea of a rest-of-the-semester-long game of assassins to the vice pres. He loved the idea, so we are going to put it in action. I've never played, but my strategy is to get the smallest most concealable gun possible, and stay as close as possible for shots (which seems to be the smartest idea in this sort of game). I'd just place a dart by hand if I'm given the choice. So, I picked up a Secret Strike AS-1 last night and took off the case. I actually think its fine stock. it has enough range to do what it has to do, and any further shots would probably be a waste/risk and identity give-away-er. Plus, being a nerf noob, the chances of me missing a longer range shot are higher, and if I do, bye-bye chance of winning. Any comments on using the SSPB/AS-1 in assassins are welcome.
By the end of the game, I might need some range since people will know who's left and will be staying far away. So I figured I'd fix and keep my old NF in my bag.
Anyhow...this got me thinking about getting another sspb and......
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I've done my searching and I find a lot of NF+SSPB integrations, two guns in one. But what about a combination of the firing systems? My idea is to take a SSPB, chop off everything except for the pump and air system, put the pump in the handle of the NF, and glue a hose from the air system to the chamber of the NF. Then, ideally I'd like to figure out the timing required and link the triggers so that the NF trigger fires the spring and the air system.
If you only pull the spring, the air system won't do anything, and the gun is just a NF (good for typically quick NF needs). If you only pump the air, but don't pull the spring, only the air would fire so it would be like a modded SSPB in a NF casing (not terribly useful, but maybe something interesting). BUT if you have the time to, you can pump up the air, AND pull the spring and when you shoot BOTH will go. If my stats are right modded NF's get upwards of 60-80ft, modded SSPB's get upwards of 40-70ft, so if it's timed well and with a little bit of miracle maybe this system could get 70-100ft.
The other option is to keep the triggering systems separate (drill a hole somewhere for SSPB trigger) so that you can control the timing of the air/spring triggering manually. Since it may well be a very delicate timing.
Has this or similar things been done? Do you think it's possible? Do you think it would get good range? I'd love to hear anyones thoughts on the idea.
Edited by jedidove, 19 October 2010 - 09:38 AM.