So for about the last 24 months, I've had her on a serious diet. Now I am happy to
report that she lost nearly 13 ounces and is feeling so much better. And let me
say one thing, when I pick her up with one hand now she is light as a feather.
Well, almost a feather.
Things I have done so far:
OEM main tube was lightened by me.
Barrel is OEM and trimmed down by me.
Main tube plug is made of Delrin by me.
Gas cap is aluminum, comes from HPA and bored out by me.
Hammer is made from Delrin by me with a modified 1701P striker.
Valve is an aluminum Disco rear end with a brass Pro-Top by Anthony.
Trigger grip frame is aluminum by Bluefork Design and then hogged out by Gregg.
Front barrel band is aluminum, made by Anthony, drilled by Rich and milled by me.
...and acts like a fulcrum point for the other end. Since the point is towards the muzzle, that is the natural non drag direction. Think of a spring loaded broad head arrow. Goes in one direction nicely, but pulling it out there is natural drag due to the design.
It must be noted that cocking the hammer/striker too swiftly produces the drag as well. With a nice, even pull there is no drag induced. In other words, calmly is the method. Cocking effort is low, which helps in the feel and approach.
Notice how the Hammer/striker has milled flats on either side of it? Only the top and bottom of the hammer ride, or touch in the tube. This means less friction via contact. The flat areas are key in allowing the HDD to work, as more of the HDD device/material is exposed on those flat areas.
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