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Member Since 02 Feb 2015
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In Topic: Nerf Glossary/Jargon File

22 April 2015 - 01:18 AM

That's not Nerf jargon, it's gun jargon. Fanning a shot is when you hold down the trigger on a revolver and move your hand back over the hammer to rapidly (but less accurately) fire the revolver. Demonstrated here:

It sounds like what the reviewer is saying is that you can hold the trigger down on a strong arm and pull the slide back repeatedly to fire several shots. Since the slide is spring loaded and returns to it's resting position on it's own, you might be able to use a technique similar to fanning a revolver to rapidly fire a strongarm. Seems like an awkward way to fire the strongarm to me.

So basically what Nerf calls "slam fire". It's not really too awkward, but it is inaccurate. Plus I get the feeling I'll break the blaster, slam firing it.

In Topic: Nerf Glossary/Jargon File

21 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

I know this thread is kinda old, but I didn't want to start a new thread just to ask for a definition, and this seemed like the appropriate place to ask.
What does it mean to "fan" a shot? I've seen the term used in a review on the Strongarm Strongarm: internals and first impressions (UPDATED) and a few other places, but I can't seem to find a clear explanation of what it actually means.

In Topic: Stryfe Motor Replacement Disappointment

18 April 2015 - 07:47 PM

I use an imax B6 charger from hobbyking for my lipo. It's inexpensive, versatile (lipo, pb, nimh, and other battery types, 1 - 6 cells, balance, storage, discharge, charge, and fast charge) and I haven't had any problems with it.

Edit: is 8 months considered necroposting?

In Topic: Stryfe Barrel Extension

18 April 2015 - 06:31 PM

I might brass the barrel and cut it so it feeds through the flywheels, but doesn't extend past the stock muzzle. If it improves accuracy, great. If not, at least it should at least make it feed more reliably. I place a huge value on reliability, since I use my blasters in HvZ. If I'm staring at a zed 5 feet away from me, I want my blaster to fire a dart when I pull the trigger, no if's, ands, or buts. And 5 feet away, accuracy doesn't matter much anyway. Yesterday afternoon my maverick was being stupid on our escort mission, so I stowed it and went sock ninja, and once I did that, I did pretty well. If a blaster isn't at least, say, 95% reliable, I'm going to be very reluctant to use it. Socks aren't, strictly speaking, blasters, but whatever they are or aren't, they never jam.

I've decided I'm going to be sock ninja the majority of the time, and only break out the Stryfe on missions and/or when I'm expecting to have to deal with a horde.

In Topic: Stryfe Barrel Extension

16 April 2015 - 08:54 PM

I'm going to try the koosh darts first, and then do a barrel extension, maybe. Also I still don't know what a stovepipe jam is