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kc9sqr

join:2011-11-10
Rockford, IL
reply to thewisperer

Re: cool toy

I don't blame ya! That does look pretty sweet...

I figured I'd share my input on that for anyone that may just be starting out and/or just on a really tight budget to help with saving a few bucks...

I already have a functioning "kit" for the same purpose, barely ever have a need for it anymore, and yet I still want one of these

Also one last tip, do NOT leave the paintball gun gassed up with a charged CO2 cartridge when stored and not in use.. It is REALLY bad for the internal seals of the gun to be stored in a charged state.. Always remove the cartridge when done to discharge the air system of the paintball gun.. It also doesn't hurt to leave the hammer in a uncocked state (forward) when stored as well, it's a bit easier on the hammer spring...

Those two little tips, as well as a good cleaning/oiling every so often will keep that gun lasting for quite some time...

I've seen those type of paintball guns that were 10-15 years old and sometimes older, estimated 250,000 rounds fired through one of them, and still sending rounds down range..


thewisperer
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join:2008-01-16

I have never used paintball (c02) guns

So I should not leave a 1/2 empty cartridge in the gun?

They explain to "dry fire" until c02 is expelled before removing cartridge

That might explain why the case cut out does not allow you to have a cartridge in it while in storage: does not fit...

I have had a load in it for about 5 days and fired only one shot

I will post a video (must be one already?)

guess I should empty (demo) that first cartridge

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oGZQ-siM-s

kc9sqr

join:2011-11-10
Rockford, IL

Dry firing is an okay way to discharge the co2 cartridge, you can also unscrew it and leave it threaded and wait a few seconds for the rest of the CO2 to discharge from the cartridge... But as a general rule I've found (depending on how the gun is tuned) you SHOULD get 20-30 shots out of each 12 gram cartridge before it's empty...

I like that they made the case not fit the gun with gas in it, nice touch...

Just be careful with that thing, paintball guns can and do destroy eyeballs pretty close to instantly when used improperly... Whatever you do with it, do NOT look down the barrel when it's gassed...

I'm not saying you would, but I've ran a paintball field for a good amount of time, you wouldn't believe how many people do that. lol

I'm also going to suggest you, or anyone reading that may be interested in it, look into finding a paintball field near their area and giving it a try...

Ya never know... You might just have the most fun you've ever had

Oh... For a little extra safety with that, google "barrel plug" and put that in the end of your barrel until you're ready to load it and fire..


prairiesky

join:2008-12-08
canada
kudos:2

said by kc9sqr:

Dry firing is an okay way to discharge the co2 cartridge, you can also unscrew it and leave it threaded and wait a few seconds for the rest of the CO2 to discharge from the cartridge... But as a general rule I've found (depending on how the gun is tuned) you SHOULD get 20-30 shots out of each 12 gram cartridge before it's empty...

doesn't this ruin the O rings by freezing them?

kc9sqr

join:2011-11-10
Rockford, IL

Possibly, but unlikely... Usually after firing the gun 5-10 times or more, there usually isn't enough CO2 to last more than a 1/2 to MAYBE 1 second burst of CO2 coming out.. And even if there is a bit more than that, it usually isn't enough in a 12 gram cartridge to do damage to the cartridge piercing pin..

The seal around the piercing pin is a bit different, and a lot more durable than the usual O rings that go on the larger tanks..