Quick jam (quick 16)
Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:22 PM
Has anybody thought of a way to fix the constant jamming?
I personally count shots and only load up to 8 darts
Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:36 AM
Sorry. I am late to the thread. I have one of these blasters myself, and can confidently say it is not fit for combat. Like you said, it jams a lot. The reason for this is because the blaster is designed for the old dart tag whistlers (with the large, velcro covered tips), so the in-line magazine bananas backward to make room for the bigger heads. When you load in today’s more common streamline (I will be referring to any dart that is magazine compatible as “streamline”. This includes elites, waffles, etc.) darts, they do not sit flat in the curved magazine and enter the chamber at an angle, resulting in horrendous jamming. Using new darts with firm foam will combat this issue slightly, but will not completely defeat it. Large tipped darts will also work better, but they will not travel as far and are not as universal and cheap compared to streamlines. Even with those, the Quick 16 can still be expected to jam because the system itself is quite finicky.
This blaster is also a beast to mod, and not in a good way. Its complicated internals mean that once you take it apart, you cannot (without lots of effort) put it back together. The Quick 16 (as I believe) also rocks a reversed plunger, so performance mods are pretty much nay. These days, you can find better, easier to mod blasters that are much more reliable than the Quick 16. I personally still like this blaster because of its aesthetic appeal and its fun operation, but I would not actually run in combat with it.
What is today but yesterday’s tomorrow?
Posted 28 February 2019 - 05:52 PM
Glaucous' assessment is correct, the Quick 16's magazine design is not conducive to reliable operation. It is unreliable to the point of not being useful. Which is a damn shame, because the overall vision behind the gun is fabulous - to have a large integrated magazine which you can top off on the fly by simply pushing darts into the magazine. It's very cool.
Posted 07 January 2020 - 05:49 PM
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