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Old 10-29-2006, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smaller regular markers for handgun playing?

I know some of you use the tube over tube handguns for spares or just to make life more interesting but I'm wondering if any of you take a smaller regular marker into play and use it as a handgun with no lower back bottle or stock.

I scored this off the 'bay with the intention of converting it into a pump marker. But when it came in today and I gased it up and tried it out and then cleaned it up (more of just a polish since it was clean to begin with) and treated the plastic grips and body paint to some Eagle Wet One car plastic and rubber goo it came out far too nice to butcher. Even with a 12 oz co2 bottle hanging from the ASA on the front it felt amazingly nice as a hand gun so I'm planning on using it with either a 9 oz CO2 or perhaps a 3.5 oz'er along with a small Brass Eagle 50 round hopper and go hand gunning.

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Old 10-29-2006, 02:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually with those, it's more like the recoil that gets to me , It's small, but the shaking and everything, makes you wish there was more weight on it so it moves less.

I can however, do a 3.5 oz and a 50 round hopper on a Blazer lol, no recoil there =P
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Oddly enough in my dry firing tests in the shop (didn't want paint on the walls ) the recoil in this old bird isn't as bad as the new Piranha R6 that I'm planning on converting to a pump. It may be something in the design or it may just be the mass of the forward mounted bottle.

But even cocking and firing with no bottle the old one kicks less than the new one so there may be something internal that makes the difference.

Anyhow, I just got the hankering to go handheld rather than pretending I've got a rifle.
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oddly enough in my dry firing tests in the shop (didn't want paint on the walls ) the recoil in this old bird isn't as bad as the new Piranha R6 that I'm planning on converting to a pump. It may be something in the design or it may just be the mass of the forward mounted bottle.

But even cocking and firing with no bottle the old one kicks less than the new one so there may be something internal that makes the difference.

Anyhow, I just got the hankering to go handheld rather than pretending I've got a rifle.
It might just have a heavier spring, as the two desgins should be near identical.

I've always found to one hand a gun the best, a bottomline 4oz tank works great. That way the gun isn't front heavy, and you can use the tank against your wrist to steady it better.
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The newer ones may have weight milled off.

My old Gen 1 piranha semi was a pretty good gun, a heck of a lot better than the spyders available at the time... in my own opinion

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Old 10-29-2006, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Phantom, now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!
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what about a classic mag they can be made small......quite small
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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this one was on ebay:


mines pretty tight:
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It's still got a shoulder stock though. But size wise it's about right.

I dunno. I'm new to all this so I'm not always sure about what works and what doesn't. I'm going to give it a try though.
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