Originally Posted by DarkShadowHunter
Wild, to me a good shot is one that goes 10 feet or more and can still break. Hopefully that puts things into perspective.
Well, maybe 10-12 is all you can expect from an old gun with a long barrel then. It's also commonly reported that 12 grams aren't what they used to be either. I'm a bit out of the loop since it has been a couple years since I've used a 12 gram powered Shweridan in anger, but I know I always used to get at least 20 useable shots off a 12 gram with my PGP, and a similar amount from a PMI-1.
As far as parts sources, PPS usually has what you will need, although you will probably be able to find outher sources that may be cheaper. Parts & Accessories : Palmers Pursuit Shop, Where Custom Still Means Something
P.S. Widgits probably won't directly help a whole lot with efficiency as a previous post seemed to suggest, but they will help prevent rollouts, which will be a huge problem with the tiny paint they sell today. If the balls are allowed to roll partially down the barrel (if they don't escape entirely) before the shot is taken, performance will suffer dramatically.