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    Xplorer Shotgun Grip and XPTS

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    Post  clunk07 Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:40 am

    Hey guys,

    I've recently installed an Xplorer shotgun grip on to my latest CWC Stage 2 Longshot.
    I originally purchased this in WRXLoonie's initial pre-order run, and paid approx $65 AUD for it, including p&h.
    So far, I've been thoroughly impressed with it's quality and performance. I've put about 270 rounds through the blaster, only stopping to reload clips (I used 5 x 18-rd clips). The action is smooth, and it makes for very fast priming of the LS, even with the 17kg (approx) spring load.

    Installation was a breeze, and took about 2 minutes total.
    3 large screws hold the two halves of the grip together.
    1 long machine screw/bolt connects the priming arms through the boltsled, and comes with a loc-nut.
    There's also 2 spacers that go between the priming arms and the shell.

    I've covered the arms in heatshrink, as the original grey finish didn't really blend with my paint scheme.

    Xplorer Shotgun Grip and XPTS Dsc_0322

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    I've also installed an Xplorer Plunger Tube Support. This bracket adds extra reinforcement to the rear of the plunger tube, and is a great addition if you've stripped out the screwports at the rear of the plunger tube. Admittedly, it did cost me around $25 AUD, and that was at a sale price. I figured it was worthwhile testing it out, as this has always been one of the barrier's preventing higher spring loads in the LongShot.
    Once again, installation is very easy, as you'll see from the pic. I did have to remove a bit of the shell on the other half of the blaster, but it was fairly small, and wasn't a big task.

    XPTS - photo courtesy of Mark Loon

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    My XPTS installed.

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    Removal of some plastic inside the shell so the XPTS would fit:

    Xplorer Shotgun Grip and XPTS Dsc_0319

    Full Internals.

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    Contact: xplorer_sg@​hotmail.com for pricing and further information.

    Cheers,


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    Post  camo1010 Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:50 am

    The shot gun grip looks tempting but having the fore grip on mine makes it hard to do.

    The XPTS looks like a good idea. It's always better to spend small $$ to save the big bucks in the long run

    Very nice right up as always clunk.
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    Post  psyk Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:40 pm

    clunk07 wrote:
    Removal of some plastic inside the shell so the XPTS would fit:

    Xplorer Shotgun Grip and XPTS Dsc_0319

    Dude I hate to burst your bubble but I think you cut off too much plastic from the shell to fit the XPTS.
    I actually made a video on an installation back in February, maybe you would like to peep that on my channel instead?
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    Post  clunk07 Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:14 am

    Thanks Psyk,

    I'll have a look at your channel mate. I didn't do any research on it before installing, as I though it was just a simple drop-in. When the shell wouldn't close, I just hacked out whatever I thought it needed, as it was the last thing I had to do to complete the build!! Haste makes waste!! haha

    Cheers,


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    Post  psyk Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:59 am

    clunk07 wrote:Thanks Psyk,

    I'll have a look at your channel mate. I didn't do any research on it before installing, as I though it was just a simple drop-in. When the shell wouldn't close, I just hacked out whatever I thought it needed, as it was the last thing I had to do to complete the build!! Haste makes waste!! haha

    Cheers,

    I know EXACTLY how you feel.
    I wish Xplorer would include some kind of installation tutorials for their stuff. hahaha.
    I, too, had to hack out but I sat down and I measured it =x
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    Post  clunk07 Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:02 am

    psyk wrote:
    clunk07 wrote:Thanks Psyk,

    I'll have a look at your channel mate. I didn't do any research on it before installing, as I though it was just a simple drop-in. When the shell wouldn't close, I just hacked out whatever I thought it needed, as it was the last thing I had to do to complete the build!! Haste makes waste!! haha

    Cheers,

    I know EXACTLY how you feel.
    I wish Xplorer would include some kind of installation tutorials for their stuff. hahaha.
    I, too, had to hack out but I sat down and I measured it =x

    Haha... that's just not my style when being so close to finishing a project!!

    Cheers,


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    Post  psyk Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:24 am

    clunk07 wrote:
    Haha... that's just not my style when being so close to finishing a project!!

    Cheers,

    Let me guess..

    "As long as it works!"
    Right?

    haha. Anyway, I really like the way you accented the grip.
    I think I need to do that to mine.
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    Post  clunk07 Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:26 am

    psyk wrote:
    clunk07 wrote:
    Haha... that's just not my style when being so close to finishing a project!!

    Cheers,

    Let me guess..

    "As long as it works!"
    Right?

    haha. Anyway, I really like the way you accented the grip.
    I think I need to do that to mine.

    Yeh mate, definitely when no one can see it afterwards!! It's only rough if it doesn't work!!

    The grip came up really well. I just used a graffitti marker for the logo, and had some heatshrink here that was perfect. I would've liked the arms in black, but couldn't be bothered prepping and painting them. This just worked out well.

    Cheers,


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    Post  psyk Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:35 am

    clunk07 wrote:
    Yeh mate, definitely when no one can see it afterwards!! It's only rough if it doesn't work!!

    The grip came up really well. I just used a graffitti marker for the logo, and had some heatshrink here that was perfect. I would've liked the arms in black, but couldn't be bothered prepping and painting them. This just worked out well.

    Cheers,

    Graffiti markers?
    They appear ON BLACK? That's dope! I gotta get myself some of that ish.

    Anyways, I guess that having shrinkwrap works better than applying Decals or paint.

    Paint < Decals < Shrinkwrap

    Paint will definitely wear off from use.
    Decals will peel off over time if you dont handle them / apply them right.
    Shrinkwrap, however...

    Well the only issue I can forsee by using shrinkwrap is to cut it to the correct shape to prevent any "peeking" of the base color of the arms after shrinking.
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    Post  clunk07 Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:38 am

    yeh mate, the graffitti markers work really well. I use them to do my build plates, and outline my skulls/stencilling etc. They're acrylic markers, so easy to clean too. Took a few coats to get a solid colour over the black, but nothing major.

    Yeh, you'll see on the first arm (in the pic) that I didn't make the cut exact. Sorted it on the second arm though. Ended up not too bad.

    Cheers,


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    Post  psyk Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:20 am

    Hah yeah!
    I have acrylic paints at home, but I'd need a base coat of white to really make the colors pop.

    Thanks for the advice, mate!

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