I must say, the refined version looks very delicious. As far as misfirings and dart mangling, how often do they happen with the heat shrink on the string? And also, I guess I have to ask, what are the ranges without arms?
So far it is rare.
I did further tests meself.
The tension of the elastic band has a close relationship with the darts.
Too tight, darts gets mangled.
So need to lessen the tension.
Also, one might need to remove most of the safety locks to allow the provision of lessen tension.
I managed to hurl a stefan close to 25 meters with a tight tension.
Interestingly, stefans ( maybe due to the small size ) do not get mangled easy.
Whereas regular nerf darts ( it is flaccid in a way) gets mangled easy.
I used a third party dart with denser foam, the dart flew 20 plus meters and hit the side of a passing car ( I was trying out in a car park) with "TING" sound.
Lucky the driver didn't come out and see, he just drove on.