Note that the handle is this tiny little thing that's uncomfortable as hell. Also, the superficial barrel is ugly looking, and has a scored line down the middle, so you can either cut it down there, or just pull it off when you crack it open like I will. Overall it's a bit largish for a pistol, and more than likely will not make for a good sidearm.
This uses the same clips as the Rapid Fire Rifle, which hold the orange shells used by the afformentioned as well as the double shot, however, the shells for this (I'm not shure if it's the same case with the RFR) are tapered in the middle (the right shell) instead of an abrupt step in size (the left). While I found you CAN use the older shells, they sometimes jam, while the newer ones work fine. Each shell comes with a built-in air restrictor, so take a dremmel, drill out the peg, and pry off the backs to pop them out, then glue them back together. The darts it comes with are TERRIBLE. Not a single suction cup was glued on straight, and they often cause jaming when the suction cup tips drag against the edge of the magazine. An easy fix for this is to use Dart Tag darts (Something the Longhot can't do). Using stock darts this thing gets 30' flat out of the box.
Now take out all the screws and see what makes it tick. The first thing I noticed sitting in the NiteFinder sized plunger tube was one of the most pathetic plunger springs I've ever seen in a nerf gun. I imediately slapped in a spare spring I had lying around to fix this (edit: it now has a NiteFinder spring). The plunger seal was also prety loose, so I replaced the o-ring and e-taped it. THe little blue piece that connects it to the shell reciever connects by a loose o-ring too, so e-taping that wouldn't hurt. As for the big blue cylinder going through the entire body of the gun, I thoguht about cutting it down past the slide pin, but decided against it, as the part that extends out the back of the casing whle being cocked probrably helps stabilize it and makes cocking easier.
This is just primed white right now, all the coloring was done digitaly in photoshop. I'm debating on leaving the slide and clip black or painting it the beige color. Modifications consist of shortening the barrel, SSPB integration, swapping the handle with the Longshot front gun, blocking about an extra inch of the inside of the slide catch (if you have one, look at the inside of the slide. It comes about that far before it catches the pin. This way it brings the plunger out to the last tooth.) and upgrading to a NiteFInder spring. Ranges using dart taggers are about 45ish. I think I can pull more out of it if I tinker with the shells a bit.
After messing around with this gun a bit now. I think it should be considered on a similar class as the Maverick. SLIGHTLY less ROF longer to load (unless you have a full clip ready), but with a better range (modified). Something else that came to mind doing the pocket blast integration was that you could also fit a NiteFinder light in that cavity in the foregrip and run the wiring (with extra wire to reach) to the trigger.
Edited by Trogdorian Grey, 27 September 2007 - 09:59 PM.