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Bored383 11-03-2012 11:53 PM

I got myself a Gator!
 
lol, a Splatmaster Rapide with all the cool Taso bits to make it a 'Gator'

I think I'll name it 'McKlusky'

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...05720414_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...00640475_n.jpg

Donut SD 11-09-2012 01:43 PM

Was this from the parts Mattee had?

Surf2Live 11-10-2012 01:00 PM

A Gator AND central vacuum? Oh, how I envy you Don :)

BigOldSkool 11-10-2012 01:05 PM

They are neat guns... I have one with a stubby 4 inch barrel. Some how it shoots over 300fps and is loud as hell.

Bored383 11-11-2012 01:57 AM

I need to tweak the detent on this one - it kept multiple feeding and making a mess.

I did manage to score some eliminations with it today though! I added a front pistol grip to it. heh, something about holding it just makes me smile. It was a hoot to play with, I just need to tweak a few things on it

the central vac sucks, and not in the useful way. I took down all the hardware in the garage for it because all it did was get in the way.

toymachine 11-15-2012 12:21 AM

what's the trigger pull like on her?

Bored383 11-15-2012 03:16 PM

the trigger pull is long. not terribly heavy at all . . . just long

toymachine 11-16-2012 04:08 AM

I wish, among things like someone inventing a tv or audio/visual viewing device that can also communicate odors scents and smells in a similar way, I also wish I could somehow feel what that trigger pull is actually like in practice through the interwebs... all the double action guns (two different ones of the brass eagle variety) had long and really hard/nasty pulls, so you've peaked my interest with your gator's trigger pull!

matteekay 11-16-2012 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bored383 (Post 2534747)
the trigger pull is long. not terribly heavy at all . . . just long

IMHO, equivalent to walking across the Sahara. Twice.

Bored383 11-16-2012 11:33 PM

if I had a gauge to measure the pull weight for you, I would

based on my experience with real steel and revolvers I would rate the pull weight on the Rapide to be in the 8lb range or so . . . that is an approximation, mind you. and that is a pretty mild double action pull weight

the engineering of the trigger mechanism of the rapide trades length of pull for weight of pull - honestly, I think they balanced it just about perfectly


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