mcarterbrown.com  

The Dead Zone Paintball Related Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
gnar
 
pballer0303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: up north...

CCM Fan
Pump with no return spring?

For a long time now I've heard of the 'real' pumpers who play with no return spring on their pump handles. For around 3 years, I have played with a return spring in all my pump guns, until today. I poped the pump return spring out of my t2, and it was a total nightmare. I mostly played snake, and whenever I crawled, or did anything involving letting the pump handle go, it was double feed city.

I guess my question is how in the heck people play with no return spring? How do you keep from double feeding when crawling, switching hands while playing super tight (chest against bunker, passing gun at chest level, vertically), etc. Anything would be great, thanks.
__________________
DIE LIVING
pballer0303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Brighton, MN 55112

CCM Fan
I've ran all my pumps without return springs with no problems. Most of the pumps I had, had Autotriggers and I just usually held the trigger down(which kind of locks the bolt forward) and I never had an issue with it double feeding. Also I never really took my hand off the pump handle unless I was sliding(I mostly play dorito side)
franky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: May 2008

"real pumpers"? now that's being too picky. Just use the spring. I think players probably got away with it easier back when pump strokes weren't quite so light or on sheridans where the bolt had locking bearings in the forward position. With today's super light pump strokes a return spring is almost a necessity. It's why I have one on my 2k sterling. It likes to cock itself when running with one hand. Also, some guns' autotrigger setups don't preclude the gun from being repumped.
__________________
My MCB feedback: http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...ml#post2245661

wanted: got most of it for now.

currently in China
James_Blond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011

I guess you could wait to pump your next shot until you were done crawling, but that's not a very safe move. I didn't have a return spring on my Phantom and while it would bind less it wasn't for me.
NPpballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
gnar
 
pballer0303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: up north...

CCM Fan
Thanks guys. I think I will just put it back in. I just couldnt believe how rough it got without a return spring. Nothing like taking on a geo shoting 12.5 psp with a gooed up pump!
__________________
DIE LIVING
pballer0303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Total wreath
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Las Vegas

CCM Fan
I use half of a super light spring

Just enough so it won't load a second ball while running
shredxcam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
SCENARIO AND WOODSBALL
 
blackcloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: new market, tennessee
Send a message via Yahoo to blackcloud

Thats my thing guys. Why drop the spring when you can just cut one down or just find a lighter spring? I mean how light do you have to be on the pump stroke?
__________________
MY FEEDBACK
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...ml#post2276253

ITS MATTS FAULT
EVEN IF ITS NOT BLAME HIM ANYWAY


blackcloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
sniper97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006

CCM Fan
I have always used pump return springs.
__________________
Originally posted by heinous: "sniper's gun always gets extra camera love"
sniper97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
I like Guns and Cigars.
 
maggot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MO

People who don't use return springs are mostly clueless. They will call you crazy when you inform them they are shooting atleast 50 bps lower if they don't hold their pump handle forward.
__________________


Otter Customs Paintball - - - - Straight Up Cigars - - - - My Feedback
maggot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
pump snob
 
thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackcloud View Post
Thats my thing guys. Why drop the spring when you can just cut one down or just find a lighter spring? I mean how light do you have to be on the pump stroke?
ya know - I don't really ever recall being out playing a game and thought: "damn this stock pump return spring is just too hard"

but i have had my pump slop open on me because the pump return spring was too light - and the AT cam cost me a few easy shots.

medium spring for max reliability. stock usually works just fine.
__________________
--- pıɐ-ןooʞ ǝɥʇ ʞuıɹp ʇ,uop---
thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » The Dead Zone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC