These new matte-black plastic caps seem to be a different polymer than the original glossy black plastic caps were--the new ones are far, far less brittle. I don't think they'll have to be replaced with the same annoying frequency.
The problem with just slapping a flat piece of metal where the black cap used to go is the lack of a protrusion to hold the o-ring in the right place/size/shape. That 4-way vents enough under the best of circumstances :P
Originally Posted by Railgun
Air Power Vector... a MAN's gun....... A gun with a report loud enough that lesser players will pee themselves in fright at the massive concussion wave emmited by the stout thick walled barrel of DOOM. A paintball gun fit for Arnold in the original Terminator movie. A gun that'll pump up those pect's of yours to where women will swoon at the raw muscles you'll soon have.
Air Power Vector, for the man that has climbed to the peak and wants to look down on the beaten and defeated opponents left in his wake.