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#1 raw shrimp

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:53 AM

When i take the air restictors out of a gun, when i shoot it sound really bad. Like its hitting somethimg teally hard. Does this happen to anyone else? Or is it the air going out faster?
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#2 telekinetic

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 02:46 AM

First of all, the little spring-loaded air restrictors primary purpose is to slow a piston down after there is no resistance (when a dart has left the barrel, or when you are dry firing) so if it's make a REALLY loud sound whenever you fire, like, the same sound it makes with no dart, your barrel is probably too loose.

Second, (and contradictory to my first point, I know) all guns without air restrictors should NEVER be dry fired (fired without a dart) because you will just be slamming the piston against its stop. I don't know what gun you're refering to, but some have fairly delicate pistons, that, unless you've reinforced, can break if you do that too many times. Same goes for having an improperly sized barrel...you need enough barrel friction to hold a dart in place until maximum pressure has built up. If the dart pops out after the piston has only traveled an inch or two, the head is just going to freely slam that extra distance once the resistance is gone.

But yes, guns without restrictors sound like they're trying to kill themselves.

Edited by telekinetic, 02 August 2007 - 02:48 AM.

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Frylock is telekinetic, right?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:24 AM

First of all, the little spring-loaded air restrictors primary purpose is to slow a piston down after there is no resistance (when a dart has left the barrel, or when you are dry firing) so if it's make a REALLY loud sound whenever you fire, like, the same sound it makes with no dart, your barrel is probably too loose.

Second, (and contradictory to my first point, I know) all guns without air restrictors should NEVER be dry fired (fired without a dart) because you will just be slamming the piston against its stop. I don't know what gun you're refering to, but some have fairly delicate pistons, that, unless you've reinforced, can break if you do that too many times. Same goes for having an improperly sized barrel...you need enough barrel friction to hold a dart in place until maximum pressure has built up. If the dart pops out after the piston has only traveled an inch or two, the head is just going to freely slam that extra distance once the resistance is gone.

But yes, guns without restrictors sound like they're trying to kill themselves.


Ok thanks. The gun i used was the firefly. I did renagades mod. I didn't know if i did somrthing wrong, or something snapped.
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