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Hey all, again,
Thought I'd share this modification to the Secret Shot 2 that I did over the winter break. A lot of the barrel modification is from this site by Silastic Armorfiend, which is a GREAT SITE, but where he adds a second PVC barrel swung-down and triggered by the second trigger (like the original wimpy barrel), I choose to obliterate the second barrel altogether.
Instead, you know that little arm that releases the second barrel (if you dismantle the SS2, you know what I mean)? I cannibalized its spring, and glued it between a part of the second-trigger assembly and the valve assembly, allowing the second trigger to be pulled and spring back in to place.
Then, I put a solder point on the trigger assembly and a solder point on the valve assembly in such a fashion that when the second trigger is pulled, the points touch (obviously!). Then I extended wires from those solder points to a battery case (below the ammo holders, see picture) and to a cannibalized laser pointer in such a fashion that the second trigger, when touched, fires the pointer. It's AWESOME, and it works well.
Fairly basic mod, actually, too. This was my first. Ever. I hope you enjoy this mod. And remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ^^
In combat, this gun leaves a lot to be desired. Its re-load time is abyssmal, like most pump-action, single-shot guns. Further, since I plugged the plunger holes (per Silastic again) to allow a longer effective pump sequence, I've started to blow out the plastic pipes connecting the pump to the valve. Per a friend's suggestions, I'm going to look in to replacing the wimpy plastic tube with braided, paintball-quality plastic tube that sure as hell won't blow out. Add some superglue, and the Secret Shot 2 will be active once more.
Despite these flaws, though, this gun is WORTH IT. Its range is simply ridiculous in a gun its size, especially with micro Stefan darts, and given its reload time, it's best to treat it as a "hand cannon" or light artillery. It won't get you out of a tight bind in combat, but it'll hit anything you point it at.
...for obsessively spell-checking, and to credit my girlfriend with figuring out how to solder the Infiniter pointer effectively...
Edited by Ames, 31 January 2005 - 12:25 AM.