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On single-handing a Nerf Strongarm or Maverick

maverick strongarm dual wielding

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#1 Letty



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 08:54 PM

(edit: killing useless wall of text)
I recommend when practicing to try over a bed at first, in case you drop them.
The following is provided in a step-by-step fashion for pedagogical purposes. Once you get a feel for how a Strongarm feels in motion (or even in midair), you can abbreviate and style up as you please.
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First three images illustrate the hand size requirements. If you're looking to try this technique out and getting a Strongarm for this purpose, try the following grip on a boxed Strongarm in the shop before you purchase.
1. A basic grip.
2. Flick the blaster such that it rests in the palm of your hand, as if Cradling it. Note the thumb position securing the blaster to your palm.
3. Flick one more time, this time catching the end of the slide under your index finger and engaging it. You squeeze the blaster between your thumb and forefinger to hold most of its weight. The rest of your hand does the rest.
4. Squeeze to cock, then reverse the previous to return to basic (flick, flick).
When accustomed to technique, can switch grips in one flick, and in any position (down, going up, to sides)

Also see imgur gallery: http://imgur.com/a/NBzqu

Edited by Letty, 27 July 2016 - 12:34 AM.

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#2 CaliforniaPants



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:55 PM

this is the most uncomfortable solution to this "problem" I've seen in awhile, especially since there are so many blasters that fill this spot now. also if you're moving at anything more than a mosey you're going to drop it immediately when changing your grip or just get shot trying to fumble it around. 

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#3 CaptainSlug


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:19 AM

Just stick a luggage strap on the eyelet at the end of the priming grip and loop the strap around your shoulder. You can prime it by just extending your arm far enough for the strap to prime it.

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#4 shandsgator8



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:47 AM

That's like doing a brass check on a real firearm, ha!

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#5 justajolt



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:13 PM

If you use the strap idea, you might as well get a Strongarm and be able to slam fire it too. 


Further, consider getting a second similar blaster prime them at the same time without either leaving your hand by interlocking the priming handles and pulling in opposite directions. 


The two above suggestions being inappropriate, I'd say get another single handed blaster (Hammershot or similar, or, even better, a Barricade [3S motors stock... quick re-wire, 3IMRs and scream away!)


Edit: just re-read original post and I actually think this is quite a dextrous thing to be able to do! Well done if you can make it work! I'm impressed...

Edited by justajolt, 25 August 2016 - 05:15 PM.

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#6 Letty



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Posted 25 October 2016 - 09:37 PM

Had a chance to use it in a few wars with the Strongarm, and practiced with my old Mav and a new Rebelle Allegiant six-shooter. A few notes about the technique:


  1. Highly recommended to use this with Mavericks. Strongarm and Allegiant's draw length (how far the slide must travel) is maybe 125% that of a Maverick's. This means your hand will be at the very end of its curl distance long before the catch engages with the Strongarms. This might be solved by filling in the cut-away section of the back of the grip (under the slide) with eputty. Still have to try.
  2. Risk of some kind of muscle pain in the back of the hand if used while unprepared or fatigued for the technique. I recommend as a backup technique (I usually use my dominant hand only so I can return fire while holding an empty Stryfe/EAT in the other hand). Also, mild benefit from training with a grip exerciser; use ring-and-two-handles so you can work your thumb. The keyed version for four fingers has middling benefits.
  3. Allegiant is a special case; the slide tip is too smooth to engage with a fingertip reliably. I've fumbled blaster katas with them regularly, and the grip contour is more aggressive, which makes the draw length section more centered over the thumb and therefore harder.
  4. Obviously, spring upgrades only make this technique harder to perform.
  5. Holding two Strongarms out in front of you turns every encounter into a Mexican standoff. I may be outnumbered, but I guess knowing I have the second shot gives people pause.

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