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Fury123
04-07-2007, 01:06 PM
Is there any way to reduce the weight of the Pilot without spending much? Or would it be better to just buy a new gun? Right now i have a SP Progressive barrel and a trinity feedneck. thanx

Oscum Guy
04-07-2007, 02:06 PM
def new striker.

shunut
04-07-2007, 03:15 PM
Half block it, which is basically cutting of the back half of the body where the bolt is.

Fury123
04-07-2007, 03:20 PM
are they're any tutorials on how to half block it?

Fury123
04-07-2007, 03:31 PM
o and could you send me some links to some good strikers...thanx

VagabondStarJXF
04-07-2007, 04:01 PM
pming you some links

Charfizcool
04-20-2007, 08:09 PM
Hey can someone PM me some of those links too? I can't find anything on halfblocking (as far as pics and tutorials):(

pb34
04-20-2007, 09:15 PM
Hey can someone PM me some of those links too? I can't find anything on halfblocking (as far as pics and tutorials):(

I don't think there are any tutorials on how to halfback a gun. If you look in the picture pages you'll see some pictures of some. Basically you can cut a portion of the top tube behind the bolt off. You can pretty much do any design you want just stay about 1/4" away from the last o-ring on your bolt so it still seals.

Edit: Here (http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=9798) is a good example of a halfback job.

Charfizcool
04-20-2007, 09:21 PM
what do you use to cut the back half off?

pb34
04-20-2007, 09:24 PM
I used a hack saw, then you can use sandpaper or a dremel to make it smooth. I'm not sure how he made the curves in his though.

Charfizcool
04-20-2007, 09:25 PM
alright! I have a hacksaw and a dremel. Yay me:D

Thx

pb34
04-20-2007, 09:27 PM
Haha, the key is to take your time. Be patient and hopefully it'll come out just like you want. Good luck!!

kidonfire
04-20-2007, 10:43 PM
I used a hack saw, then you can use sandpaper or a dremel to make it smooth. I'm not sure how he made the curves in his though.

I think the curve was part of the gun before he halfbacked it.....

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/kidonfire/kingman-spyder-imagine.jpg

pb34
04-21-2007, 07:35 AM
I think the curve was part of the gun before he halfbacked it.....

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/kidonfire/kingman-spyder-imagine.jpg

Oh that makes sense. He's lucky, most of the back was already gone, on a Pilot it's all there lol.

kidonfire
04-21-2007, 02:44 PM
Yeah, I got a Sonix, so it would be alot to take off.....

alecamo
04-24-2007, 01:18 PM
here this wat it looks like. but i whould use a dremell.

http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=9324. but i whould use a dremel