*Disclaimer*my project PGP has been a work in progress over time. Two sets of hands have graced this project.
Well o.k. only one set of hands really graced it. Most of the work (and all of the nice work) was done by
Dan Sergison (Sergi). He is a highly skilled/recommended craftsman, and can be summoned possibly here but
definitely at the PGP Owners Group (PGPOG).The other set of hands to work on it were mine; and it is very
apparent which work was done by who. So basically I am saying my hastily done rough work should not
be represented as Sergi's because he would've done allot better than me :)
I don't know how many of you name your markers, but the
Decepticon was perfect for this one b/c of the many different
setups that can be achieved. I wanted the ability to have a
stock class paintball gun that could easily be converted to
constant air (c/a.) The idea was to drill a hole in front of
the trigger guard and create a new gas path. Once accomplished, a 12gram dummy cartridge tapped
to 1/8npt is inserted and a straight macro-line fitting can
be screwed in. the macro-line runs to a bottom line under the
grip. The problem with that was
because the grip frame is made of some kind of Brittle
Simple tapping into the grip itself wouldn't be Enough to
secure the bottom line to the grip. Enter: Sergi, his idea to
cross this river was great. Remove the grip panels, drill the
holes in the grip, and insert standard sized screws thru the
bottom line and grip. Next,
screw a nut (for its threads) on
the inside of the grip, coat screw with wax, and fill the
whole area with cold weld.
Once the weld dries, you can
remove the screws and the nut stays secure, thus stabilizing
the bottom line. The bottom line can hold the bottle or gas
thru stock off the back of the grip for c/a, or just the
stock for stock class paintball.
On to the next piece, the
barrel has been polished with 0000 steel wool about 5 times
to help with accuracy. The valve has had some efficiency work
done to it. A Palmers fasst change makes stock class
paintball co2 reloading fast as the snap of wrist. A mad customs paintball
panels were replaced with some very comfy palmer grips. Way
better than stock grips...way better.
speed loader makes reloading paintballs quick as can be, and
Bigmatt's velocity adjuster makes trips to the chrono easy.
Sergi manufactured a nice site rail which I very carefully
(yeah right) applied, note the globs of epoxy of the side of
it :). Also a cooper t pump handle was spray painted black.
Onto body work: a quick strip slot was milled to make field
stripping Tool less, and fast.
A ball counter slot was milled
along the left Side of the ball chamber; and a notch was
craftily dremeled (by me and very apparent) for a spring feed
"More than meets the eye"? So from stock class to
c/a in less than two minutes!! When in c/a: bottom line or
remote line or gas thru stock
or Vertical, yes vertical! A
lapco spyder vertical adaptor fits in the 12gram dummy
perfectly and already had a little notch made for the grip
frame. Note: in order for the gun to cock the stock pump
handle had to be channeled a lot wider (another dremelized,
no actually hack sawed mod.)
also, in order for the gun to
cock with the macro-line fitting in, the pump channel on the
handle must be made a bit longer (dremelized). Now if you
want to play Stock class legal the PGP is great but what if
you don't want rock and cock? Well Sergi manufactured a ball
plunger that guides a homemade spring (made by coiling thin
wire around a wooden rod)down the ball counter slot. Sergi also revamped the original ball chamber plug to be sloped to
help facilitate a quick and smooth ball feed.
So there she
is; my baby, "The Decepticon" courtesy of me and Dan
SERGIson. All she needs is to be anodized, unless there is a
semi PGP in my future?