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|04-24-2012, 05:13 PM||#21 (permalink)|
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These are all great ideas keep them coming. I will be going to the drawing board on Friday. I like the 1911 style idea and that would open up a world of options for grip panels. A alternative to the current c02 cap will be discussed as well.
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|04-25-2012, 10:24 AM||#23 (permalink)|
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The only thing you need to account for is the mag was designed to mate to the feed block at a certain angle- so while you can definitely make something that looks a lot more 1911-ish, you won't really be able to properly replicate that grip angle without doing a bit more than just clamshells.
Where I think you're find a larger audience is in making something more carbine/rifle-like since a lot of people seem to like turning their TPX's into carbine type markers, especially now with the FS mods available. Personally, I like keeping my pistols as pistols, and would never want to do that, but I've seen plenty of other people who do.
|04-25-2012, 10:52 AM||#25 (permalink)|
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I'd be down for new shells. In addition to making the new co2 plug, more 1911 styled and fingerless grip, please make the remote hose adapter hole pluggable. it bothers me that they couldnt just add a rubber plug and instead force you to drill the clamshell for the airline. if that can't be done, at least improve the co2 cap.
|04-25-2012, 08:08 PM||#27 (permalink)|
I want a split receiver but top and bottom wise would be way better if that could be worked out. I mean im not sure if it could be but I think that would make cleaning it a lot easier, its such a PITA atm.
A lever changer would be cool but not required.
Lose the finger grooves for sure. Add the ability to add .45grips?
In a new receiver the ability to add real gun sights would be nice too.
|04-26-2012, 11:31 AM||#28 (permalink)|
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anyone ever measure the angle of the current TPX grip? Might be close enough to say a CZ's to be able to adapt that format.
|04-26-2012, 11:41 PM||#29 (permalink)|
Although the stock composite (plastic) clam-shells as it stands are pretty durable and not at all cheap feeling, you simply can't get over the fact that the majority of the TPX/TiPX is plastic! Just something in our minds (specifically mine) is that plastic equates to something that is along the lines of a "toy" and has the characteristics of being cheap and what have you. The main things about plastic is that it has flash and cast imperfections, can still essentially break or crack with a certain amount of force, prone to have misalignment, and it is not as customizable as would it be for aluminum clam-shells (e.g., mill, cut, lathe, anodize, etc). But instead of clam shells, perhaps an aluminum two-piece horizontally split receiver?
Furthermore, after analyzing my new TiPX, I've concluded that the barrel shroud is essentially not needed, and I have no idea as to why Tippmann decided to make one aside from it being slightly expandable as its aluminum (i.e., it can be milled, drilled, tapped for picatinny/weaver rails, anodized, etc). So if there was to be a new aluminum body kit for the TPX/TiPX, the barrel shroud could be eliminated so as to give the marker an overall clean look and reduce the amount of parts present and if that, reduce some weight -- also, after Tippmann had introduced the TiPX with the True-Feed Magazines, the side windows have become difficult to use effectively out on the filed due to the limited view and light that the current windows allow for, this issue is also because the slots on the magazines are configured slightly different in comparison to the first 8round magazines. So with that, you could perhaps make a slot that runs across the side vertically but at an angle much like the mod found on the Tiberius Pistols, but integrate a long clear window on the inside to keep out dust, dirt, and exploding paint in the heat of battle
What is almost certain is that if you are running exclusively on 12gram CO2 cartridges, that a new body kit of some kind has to have a lever release CO2 quick-changer system. While we're on the subject of custom stuff..we should also discuss a run of aluminum extended magazines, that I would be all over..more so than a body kit
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|04-27-2012, 12:41 AM||#30 (permalink)|
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I have done alot of thinking about this lately and though I have always preferred the side dropout for my own pistols, all the troubles with the SA-17 say it's a liability nightmare. I can't imagine a safety for it that wouldn't defeat the purpose, so I guess I can no longer back the dropout.
The main problem with turning the co2 plug while a 12gram is charged, is leverage. The plug is blocked by the swell of the body up to the front sightpost screw as well as the end of the barrel. The fingers can only grasp the bottom half of the plug.
By moving the pierce pin housing muzzlewards(using a longer brass tube), you could move the plug out from under the barrel or use a longer gripped plug.
With a grip full around the plug it's doable to pop co2s early.
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