Originally Posted by bigred76
Internal plumbing is tricky. The only marker to have truly pulled it off IMO is the Impulse. The others are simply modified from one another. By this, I mean that the Mini was copied and modified to fit the Luxe, then BL cookie-cuttered the Luxe's plumbing inside their Victory. There's another internally plumbed marker coming out in the near future that might just be the epitome of internal plumbing for the next few years, but it isn't made by MacDev. IMO, this was a very wise move to stick with the macro, and keep inside their comfort zone in these economic trials. To start R&D for it at this point might be horrific for their budget.
It's not a budget issue.............it's more of a simplicity/patent thing. To be honest most people shooting MD didn't think it would be all that great. I think it's a great price considering what is in it. The biggest difference is simplicity, ergonomics and weight!