Brainstorming on the rebirth of pumpersMay 21 2012 at 5:10 PM
dan house (Login dan_house)
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(just bringing it up....)
Short of the Independence (which, IMHO, is a pcp with a pump...), trouble with any kind of resurgence of them is its old, er um ah, proven,technology, and not easily setup for creative innovations.
Gross oversimplification of course, but we see limitation on almost every pumper platform out there: 39x/BenShers have a barrel soldered to the pump tube, 22xx/13xx/760 pumper platforms are underpowered, the 2100/2200 are internally complicated, and you get the idea (or not, but Ive run out of immediate examples...)
I'll only speak for me, but I think for pumpers to experience a reemergence, couple things have to happen: first is a new platform has to emerge. First it must be easily modded by folks on the kitchen table, with modular components.(and of course wildy moddable by those with the skills and tools: ) Second is its going to have to generate some power with a minimum of pumping between shots.
I think we can use some of the current crosman offereings (breeches, barrels etc) but still a pump setup that generates the power it will take. Me? I'm one of the sedentary airgunners that doesnt llike to pump, but I do cuz I like pumpers. I will make the effort though if it gets me more power and or less strokes after charging the AC platform.
I dont really see a way around the AC bit, and that might be the key.
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- FX Independence Is The New Standard - Larry on May 21, 2012, 6:24 PM
- geometry of pump arm and length - robny on May 21, 2012, 7:11 PM
- Is there any clear line between a pcp with an on board pump and an AC pumper? - scot laughlin on May 21, 2012, 11:17 PM
- And the answer is.... - Ron on May 22, 2012, 5:35 AM
- Pumper's Reborn - airgunandy on May 22, 2012, 6:25 AM
- Pumpers - Curt on May 22, 2012, 6:55 AM
- I think the closest thing right now is something Benjamin - VAF on May 22, 2012, 7:48 AM
- pumpers - airgunandy on May 22, 2012, 8:34 AM
- Since I started this thread, I'll throw out my vision for discussion... - dan house on May 22, 2012, 9:35 AM