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Old 08-18-2006, 08:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Tom Kaye makes most of the sparkballs used in the movie industry with his "Perfect Circle" paintball company.
THey consist of aluminium powder, and a sparking agent (ie metal shavings).

I asked him years ago if he sells to the public, and he said no for liability reasons. Very common in the movies. Discovery CHannel actually ran a segment about sparkballs about 8 years ago for the movie "Demolition Man", which used SMGs and PHantoms to shoot them.

But, as for the Sweeny, I don't get it. It came out after paintball guns were on the market. Why design and build such an overly complex and expensive gun, that doesnt do anything then a generic spyder doesnt do?

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Old 08-18-2006, 08:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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We're Americans! We don't need no steenkin Spyders!

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Old 08-18-2006, 08:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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One thing is how it handles the rounds its fed, it may be extra gentle and its select fire. While looking at it on their site i noticed there was a rate of fire adjuster which most spyders dont have, which is probably infinitly adjustable between its max rof and its lowest.
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah it's so you can get MAC-10 rate of fire all the way to M-60, Thommy gun etc.... each real gun has it's own rate of fire which they have to match....it's bad enough they shoot through hundreds of bullets with out changing mags...but they always get the rates pretty close.

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Hmmm, exploding paint for castle?
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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They used A LOT of these things when they filmed 'The Devil's Rejects.' In fact they used so many of 'em that Rob and a lot of the camera crew came to nickname it 'House of 1,000 squibs'

It was kinda cool watching them shoot the squibs out of the automags and tippmanns that they had in the behind the scenes footage. Especially when they blew up the pidgeon that was hanging from the porch
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok.. first things first....

A squib... officially is a little electical detonator.. kind of like a rocket motor electrical fuse with a gob of explosive around it.... they use these for just about anything bullet related... bullet hits on people (put a little blood bag between it and a shirt) bullet hits on the ground (you run a string of them like christmas lights and throw dirt over them).. bullet hits on material when you want chunks/debris (holes in cars, walls, doors etc).

Calling the spark balls a squib... yeah ok maybe... technically it's wrong because it is not a detonator.. except if used agains a shed full of gas vapor.

Second.. these are not to be used against people. That's it. You do not shoot these against a person. The chance of them getting hurt (these things burn aluminum at several hundred degrees..if not more!!! ) is too great.

Shoot people with regular paintballs.. that's what they are for.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:48 AM   #18 (permalink)
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http://www.sweeney-special-effects.c..._launcher.html

basicaly an expensive, complicated paintball gun
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As I recall, Bacci actually owns one. I haven't heard if he has any special effects rounds for it. At .6875, it's shooting some small bore stuff. I don't know if he's actually played paintball with it, though. It might not be adjustable to safe velocities.

Sure is scary looking, though.
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