Originally Posted by y0da900
Jordan, the version we'll be making here is a completely new gun that is just based on a closed bolt Ion retrofit that I've done, it won't use any SP parts. The CAD files and prints will be publicly available allowing anybody to make or have new parts made.
You're right though, closed bolt does not have any inherent advantages to open bolt. The point is to have a unique, efficient gun that is designed and built by the community. Compared to a Shocker Sport though - that gets what, around 800 shots from a tank? This should get around a case, is significantly smaller, can be switched between electronic and mechanical with no real modifications,
OK - maybe I had misread some things, then.
Shocker Sports are definitely inefficient - no doubt about that - and the opportunity to have a current closed-bolt marker would be great in my books. The versatility of the design, if you can swap between electronic and mechanical, would be a huge selling point, I think. Just look at the Phenom.