Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Z3Coup » Sat, 21 Jul 2001 14:55:04


Been looking for a Bigshot for a bit now, and I FOUND one! Also went ahead
and got a drop forward, a barrel *** (cause unless you buy the LAPCO
barrel plug for $$$$, no others will fit), a Palmer QuickRam, and a Ricochet
hopper. So I "WAS" ready for bear until I got a call from work that says I
have to work Sunday morning! :(

But one thing I found out while at Unique Paintball - when I went in there
today, it was discovered that I have a problem with my new black anodized
AKA Lightning bolt. It seems to have way too much friction in the gun. I
found this out because when I tried the store guy's tricked out STO with his
new plated Lightning bolt, it slid like grease in his gun. So we tried mine
in his, and his plated in mine, and YEP! There is a problem with my bolt! He
tried changing the o-rings on it, but that only helped a tiny bit. Another
guy there went and miked them both, and my black one was .2 or .02, or was
it .002 too big! Now I could understand if maybe he opened his insides up a
wee bit, but his bolt was smooth in my gun too - so it IS the bolt. I will
try to see if I can exchange it in the next day or so.

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Icem » Sat, 21 Jul 2001 22:41:55

Quote:
>LAPCO
>barrel plug for $$$$, no others will fit),

duct tape, my friend, duuuuuuct taaaape....too late, but wrap a regular plug w/
duct tape a few times.

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Z3Coup » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 03:07:18


Quote:
> >LAPCO
> >barrel plug for $$$$, no others will fit),

> duct tape, my friend, duuuuuuct taaaape....too late, but wrap a regular
plug w/
> duct tape a few times.

True, but the barrel *** is just as good if not better than a plug, so I
am ok for now  :)

Can't wait to try out the new barrel, QuickRam, and drop forward (which I
had thought I'd never want).

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Shadow Elit » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 08:25:17

Tell me what you find out ok? My bolt is a little big too, but that LITTLE
bit makes all the difference.

Quote:
> Been looking for a Bigshot for a bit now, and I FOUND one! Also went ahead
> and got a drop forward, a barrel *** (cause unless you buy the LAPCO
> barrel plug for $$$$, no others will fit), a Palmer QuickRam, and a
Ricochet
> hopper. So I "WAS" ready for bear until I got a call from work that says I
> have to work Sunday morning! :(

> But one thing I found out while at Unique Paintball - when I went in there
> today, it was discovered that I have a problem with my new black anodized
> AKA Lightning bolt. It seems to have way too much friction in the gun. I
> found this out because when I tried the store guy's tricked out STO with
his
> new plated Lightning bolt, it slid like grease in his gun. So we tried
mine
> in his, and his plated in mine, and YEP! There is a problem with my bolt!
He
> tried changing the o-rings on it, but that only helped a tiny bit. Another
> guy there went and miked them both, and my black one was .2 or .02, or was
> it .002 too big! Now I could understand if maybe he opened his insides up
a
> wee bit, but his bolt was smooth in my gun too - so it IS the bolt. I will
> try to see if I can exchange it in the next day or so.

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Z3Coup » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 15:06:26


Quote:
> Tell me what you find out ok? My bolt is a little big too, but that LITTLE
> bit makes all the difference.

I think I may have found my problem for erratic chrono. As I had said, I
bought an AKA Lightning bolt, but got the black anodized one cause I am not
into that shiny stuff like many others. And the other day while at Unique
Sports, I got to feel the action of one of the store guy's STO***er with
the plated Lightning bolt. His was like grease compared to mine - it had one
hell of a drag on it! We tried his in mine, and my bolt in his gun just in
case maybe he ported his a bit. My black bolt still dragged! So he replaced
the o-rings which seemed a bit swollen - it helped, but not much. Well, the
guys at Beach Cities (front retail side of Skanline) where I bought the bolt
once again came to my rescue (like the other time with the defective Palmer
Stab). With no hassles what so ever, they let me exchange the black for the
plated (plus the $$$ diff), and now mine too slides like grease!

So Shadow, you too have the black Lightning? If so, try to take it back.
Just in case I had also sent an E-Mail to AKA, and they said if there was a
problem exchanging it, call them and THEY'LL take care of me! THAT is great
service, just like Palmer!

I really don't understand why so many bash Skanline! Every time I dealt with
their retail guys, I have been treated like I had spent a million dollars at
their shop! I get respect, they are patient answering my questions, and have
always been HONEST with me - even so far as to suggest another place to get
what they didn't carry. And their prices for a RETAIL store are not bad! The
sell Marbs for $59, and PMI Premiums for $40 something. Many of you who are
soooooo into online shopping only, would YOU have gotten this good and FAST
of service? I got the exchange the very same day, so I CAN play this
weekend!

Anyway, I'll now see how things go with the new bolt Sunday  :)

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by wolf1 » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 15:33:28

my gripe is with their online buisness, i hate spammers. and
there is no removing yourself from their list. to bad other
stores are copying this now. its not so bad if you sign up,
but when they get your email off newsgroups and stuff, and
won't let you unsubcribe, i do two things, killfile them,
and never order from them.

Quote:



> > Tell me what you find out ok? My bolt is a little big too, but that LITTLE
> > bit makes all the difference.

> I think I may have found my problem for erratic chrono. As I had said, I
> bought an AKA Lightning bolt, but got the black anodized one cause I am not
> into that shiny stuff like many others. And the other day while at Unique
> Sports, I got to feel the action of one of the store guy's STO***er with
> the plated Lightning bolt. His was like grease compared to mine - it had one
> hell of a drag on it! We tried his in mine, and my bolt in his gun just in
> case maybe he ported his a bit. My black bolt still dragged! So he replaced
> the o-rings which seemed a bit swollen - it helped, but not much. Well, the
> guys at Beach Cities (front retail side of Skanline) where I bought the bolt
> once again came to my rescue (like the other time with the defective Palmer
> Stab). With no hassles what so ever, they let me exchange the black for the
> plated (plus the $$$ diff), and now mine too slides like grease!

> So Shadow, you too have the black Lightning? If so, try to take it back.
> Just in case I had also sent an E-Mail to AKA, and they said if there was a
> problem exchanging it, call them and THEY'LL take care of me! THAT is great
> service, just like Palmer!

> I really don't understand why so many bash Skanline! Every time I dealt with
> their retail guys, I have been treated like I had spent a million dollars at
> their shop! I get respect, they are patient answering my questions, and have
> always been HONEST with me - even so far as to suggest another place to get
> what they didn't carry. And their prices for a RETAIL store are not bad! The
> sell Marbs for $59, and PMI Premiums for $40 something. Many of you who are
> soooooo into online shopping only, would YOU have gotten this good and FAST
> of service? I got the exchange the very same day, so I CAN play this
> weekend!

> Anyway, I'll now see how things go with the new bolt Sunday  :)

--

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the Beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,
the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by D.G. Devi » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 15:52:18

Quote:

>Been looking for a Bigshot for a bit now, and I FOUND one! Also went ahead
>and got a drop forward, a barrel *** (cause unless you buy the LAPCO
>barrel plug for $$$$, no others will fit

Benchmark's Twist-Loc barrel plug works fine in LAPCO barrels, so do those
long pink ones that lots of stores sell, the extended one meant for barrels
with long muzzle brakes like LAPCO or Tippmann's Flatline.  For that matter,
a couple of turns of electical tape always let me use a plain old Ball
Buster plug in my LAPCO, it wasn't pretty but it worked.
 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Z3Coup » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 19:03:04


Quote:

> >Been looking for a Bigshot for a bit now, and I FOUND one! Also went
ahead
> >and got a drop forward, a barrel *** (cause unless you buy the LAPCO
> >barrel plug for $$$$, no others will fit

> Benchmark's Twist-Loc barrel plug works fine in LAPCO barrels, so do those
> long pink ones that lots of stores sell, the extended one meant for
barrels
> with long muzzle brakes like LAPCO or Tippmann's Flatline.  For that
matter,
> a couple of turns of electical tape always let me use a plain old Ball
> Buster plug in my LAPCO, it wasn't pretty but it worked.

Ok, those are ideas too, but the *** should also work just fine, and
hopefully should be accepted at all fields - or are they?
 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Bodicu » Mon, 23 Jul 2001 00:51:56

I got my stuff for my***er from G3 yesterday.
I got a delrin Lightning bolt. It fit EXTREMELY tight. Especially in the
back block (had to use pliers to get it out). After I took off the o-rings
it fit perfect. I did have to sand it down for the back block though.

Does anybody know if it's okay to leave the o-rings off (it is delrin)?

I think everybody's beef with Skanline is their online store. I'm sure their
retail store is fine.


Quote:


> > Tell me what you find out ok? My bolt is a little big too, but that
LITTLE
> > bit makes all the difference.

> I think I may have found my problem for erratic chrono. As I had said, I
> bought an AKA Lightning bolt, but got the black anodized one cause I am
not
> into that shiny stuff like many others. And the other day while at Unique
> Sports, I got to feel the action of one of the store guy's STO***er with
> the plated Lightning bolt. His was like grease compared to mine - it had
one
> hell of a drag on it! We tried his in mine, and my bolt in his gun just in
> case maybe he ported his a bit. My black bolt still dragged! So he
replaced
> the o-rings which seemed a bit swollen - it helped, but not much. Well,
the
> guys at Beach Cities (front retail side of Skanline) where I bought the
bolt
> once again came to my rescue (like the other time with the defective
Palmer
> Stab). With no hassles what so ever, they let me exchange the black for
the
> plated (plus the $$$ diff), and now mine too slides like grease!

> So Shadow, you too have the black Lightning? If so, try to take it back.
> Just in case I had also sent an E-Mail to AKA, and they said if there was
a
> problem exchanging it, call them and THEY'LL take care of me! THAT is
great
> service, just like Palmer!

> I really don't understand why so many bash Skanline! Every time I dealt
with
> their retail guys, I have been treated like I had spent a million dollars
at
> their shop! I get respect, they are patient answering my questions, and
have
> always been HONEST with me - even so far as to suggest another place to
get
> what they didn't carry. And their prices for a RETAIL store are not bad!
The
> sell Marbs for $59, and PMI Premiums for $40 something. Many of you who
are
> soooooo into online shopping only, would YOU have gotten this good and
FAST
> of service? I got the exchange the very same day, so I CAN play this
> weekend!

> Anyway, I'll now see how things go with the new bolt Sunday  :)

 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Roderick Darroch Ellio » Mon, 23 Jul 2001 08:24:12


Quote:

> I got my stuff for my***er from G3 yesterday.
> I got a delrin Lightning bolt. It fit EXTREMELY tight. Especially in the
> back block (had to use pliers to get it out). After I took off the o-rings
> it fit perfect. I did have to sand it down for the back block though.

> Does anybody know if it's okay to leave the o-rings off (it is delrin)?

> I think everybody's beef with Skanline is their online store. I'm sure their
> retail store is fine.

   I gotta say that I actually kinda like their online store, and I've had
nothing but success when ordering from them.
 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Z3Coup » Mon, 23 Jul 2001 10:49:13


Quote:
> I got my stuff for my***er from G3 yesterday.
> I got a delrin Lightning bolt. It fit EXTREMELY tight. Especially in the
> back block (had to use pliers to get it out). After I took off the o-rings
> it fit perfect. I did have to sand it down for the back block though.

> Does anybody know if it's okay to leave the o-rings off (it is delrin)?

If you bolt is fitting that tight, and it is an AKA Lightning, send AKA an
E-Mail and ask them. I don't think it should be THAT tight a fit.
 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by D.G. Devi » Mon, 23 Jul 2001 13:18:54

Quote:

>Ok, those are ideas too, but the *** should also work just fine, and
>hopefully should be accepted at all fields - or are they?

That you would have to check with the fields, it's probably a good idea to
have a backup plug with you in case they don't like the ***.  Or they
might be R***n fans and will let you use it just so long as you don't call
it a *** and thus damage the future of paintball.  ;-)
 
 
 

Found a LAPCO Bigshot, but found a problem with the Lightning bolt :)

Post by Icem » Mon, 23 Jul 2001 23:41:04

Quote:
>Ok, those are ideas too, but the *** should also work just fine, and
>hopefully should be accepted at all fields - or are they?

there are fields around my area that REQUIRE barrel ***s, rather than the
normal plug.