Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Nickona

New Idea for Airsoft!

This thread is over three months old. Please be sure that your post is appropriate as it will revive this otherwise old (and probably forgotten) topic.

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

okay so this was an idea i came accross by accident while tapeing up my shotgun to see what it would look like if it was tan

 

Basically what I have with airsoft grenades (excluding BFGs) is the bloody lighter thing on the cap. Not only are they a pain to get off with gloves but they often break and don't work and they require two hands which tactically isn't great.

 

So basically i got a striker from some MoD matches and taped it to the side of my shotgun to see what it would be like and suddenly realed that it could be used in CQB mainly when there's little time to throw grenades.

 

Here's a pic of it on my shotgun:

 

IMAG0061.jpg

 

its very simply that black strip and it works nicely so decided to see how far i could take it.

 

When i was thinking about rifles and smgs which people also use in CQB and normal games how would i attach it to one of them as people wouldn't want to tape stuff to their guns.

So i drew up some sketches on how it could be used on a RIS:

 

IMAG0066.jpg

 

The striker strip is on the arm that comes out and one can adjust the position by loosening the allen key and tightening it up where you want it.

 

It could also be adapted to go under scopes or be incorperated into or around scope mounts

 

As for the striker bit I though simply attach it by a kind of adhesive which would also mean it could be replaced if worn down.

Material would be the same kind of stuff on match boxes or similar.

 

I also though it would need to be raised slighty so it would strike better

heres the pic:

 

IMAG0065.jpg

 

So to see if this'll work i've built a small prototype to use at the weekend.

 

Its not exactly like the plans but best i could do with what i had. I used the base fom a PEQ and stuck the striker to it.

 

here it is

 

IMAG0067.jpg

 

IMAG0068.jpg

 

 

Here is a short video of me using it on my shotgun over the weekend where it worked very well

 

 

 

 

so any ideas, suggestions, issues or any feedback would be really appreciated!

 

Thanks Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that's a good idea next time I will keep the caps off my MK 5's, Cut them up and stick it on my G36

 

Ta Nickona :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good work. Have you considered using a length of gripper surface for skateboards? Not sure what its real name is but its hardwearing, relatively cheap, self adheshive, can be cut to shape. Have you also considered attaching your "striker surface" to your hip or upper, outer thigh? Most sites have an under arm rule (especially CQB) so the downward movement would also leave your hand cocked back ready for the throw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
that's a good idea next time I will keep the caps off my MK 5's, Cut them up and stick it on my G36

 

Ta Nickona :)

 

would the fuses not snap off whilst your running round?

 

quick tip for when it rains though, wrap em in clingfilm to keep them dry and striker caps useable

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Good work. Have you considered using a length of gripper surface for skateboards? Not sure what its real name is but its hardwearing, relatively cheap, self adheshive, can be cut to shape. Have you also considered attaching your "striker surface" to your hip or upper, outer thigh? Most sites have an under arm rule (especially CQB) so the downward movement would also leave your hand cocked back ready for the throw.

 

well its a good idea, but if you see how i throw it in the video thats under armish (well allowed as under arm)

most sites just don't want people hurling grenades at each other

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it's not the roughness that sets them off, it's a chemical reation - the striker contains half and the pyro contains the other.

 

I think, though, that it is a great idea, probably not marketable, but fantastic for 'ghetto' projects and a little DIY and you've clearly implemented it well in the video.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dave you work in airsoft retail right?

 

you reckon theres a spot in the market for something like this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice idea but as dave said there really wouldnt be anywhere near enough money to be made from it to make it worthwhile since it isnt really a major problem in the first place, it doesnt take much to let go of your rifle and twist/strike, ive used quite a few grenades and am yet to have a problem (maybe just been lucky?).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

might just do a how to video on youtube

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All my rifles have a small velcro square on them somewhere near my "spare" hand.

 

I can either have team markers, sandpaper for strikers and also paper for mission notes in milsim, or anything else you could attach by velcro padding really...

 

Best idea ever!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...