View Full Version : 2 questions

01-19-2007, 09:16 PM
1) is it ok to shoot the gun with no air and have it on semi? or is this bad for the gun

2) is it possible to break in the acs bolt too much?

01-19-2007, 09:34 PM
-you can shoot it as much as you want

-no not really

01-19-2007, 09:36 PM
alrite thanks

01-20-2007, 08:09 AM
The solenoid, aka coilset, in Spyders can be temperamental. So extended use of your marker could wear it down and force you to get a new one. I think it takes a lot to ruin the coilset but I have. If you start having a problem with it not firing and its not the battery, that could be your culprit. I would shim it, you can use a penny or dime, both work good. That might extend the life of the solenoid.

01-20-2007, 11:03 AM
Very seldom do solenoid ware out. It is nothing more than a coil of wire and a steel rod. Unless there is a break in the wire of the coil or the rod seizes up it will continue to function. Having to shim the solenoid means the solenoid has moved in it's mounting position, not that there is a problem with the solenoid its self.

01-20-2007, 02:47 PM
Speaking from experience the coilset in the spyders don't last. Shimming the solenoid is putting something behind the plunger of the coilset so that it does not have to travel as far. It does not change the mounting position at all.

01-20-2007, 02:57 PM
is this a hard thing to do and do you think you could give me some more instructions.
thanks for your help

01-20-2007, 04:04 PM
to shim the solenoid all you have to do is take you grips off the marker and you will see a gold colored cylinder near the body of hte marker. just place a dime or a penny behind it(behind is to the rear of the marker) and put your grips back on. it is that simple.

01-20-2007, 04:10 PM
that is very simple just one question--should i put just one penny or dime or enough to make that gold cylinder be all the way forward
thanks for your guys help

01-20-2007, 04:27 PM
Try out different coinage and combinations to see what will work best for you. It differs from marker to marker.

01-20-2007, 04:29 PM
ok thanks i just wanted to make sure too many wouldnt harm the trigger or frame

01-20-2007, 04:46 PM
Nah, you wont have that problem. One or two in a combination should be the most it needs, though.

01-20-2007, 07:08 PM
Shouldn't the solenoid last awhile though?

01-20-2007, 07:29 PM
teh one in my e-99 is over 4 years old. that seems to be awhile in my book

01-20-2007, 10:03 PM
Remember when you shim it, the bolt still has to recock. If it doesn't you shimmed it way too much. I could never shim my gun since the gun would never recock and just sputter until I held the bolt still.

01-21-2007, 08:17 AM

I put a nickle in mine to start and I had that problem. I went to a penny and it worked great.

Technically the solenoid/coilset should last a long time, but I have had 2-3 go bad on me.

01-30-2007, 06:53 PM
could shimming it give you any more bps? cause you are making the solinoid not have to travel as far