Let's take a look on the inside.
You will notice that I removed everything in front of the orange piece that makes contact with the plunger tube. That orange part can perfectly nest 1/2 inch pvc once you clean out the inside. To take advantage of this we will ream out a piece of 1/2 inch pvc so that it will have an inner diameter of 5/8 inch and will work as a coupler for cpvc or the polyester barrels I use.
To create a dart stop hammer a small chunk of cpvc into some pvc and slice a piece about twice the thickness of coat hanger wire. Cut your wire to 5/8 inch and dremel divots half way through the cpvc on each side. Glue your wire into the divots and glue the whole thing to the pvc you nested inside the orange part. I also added a little epoxy putty around the pvc inside the plunger tube to cut down on dead space even more. Glue the whole shebang onto the plunger tube.
I swapped in a [k26] by unwinding the old spring off of the plunger rod and winding the [k26] on. No need to remove the plunger head. Then toss on a beefy catch spring and this part is finished.
Now before you put it back together, there is at least one more thing you need to do. When using a strong catch spring it will cause the trigger to bend the catch back instead of pushing it up. The simplest remedy I found for this was to add material around the screw port directly behind the catch so it doesn’t have any room to bend.
It just so happens that the black tube that makes up the light has what we need. Cut off the smallest ring, where it touches the circuit board. Glue that ring to the side of the shell where all the rest of the crap isn't.
Now if you want you can put it all back together and go enjoy some sub-optimal ass ranges, but I was not satisfied. Go ahead and cut all the useless crud off the blaster. Make sure you salvage these bits of plastic.
These parts can be used to fill the gaps left by the minimization. I used a combination of super glue and epoxy putty.
.... and finally the completed blaster
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Edited by Funky Mutha Facko, 06 January 2013 - 08:51 PM.