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#1 Christopher

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:30 PM

The Firestorm Crank is a very clever device which is mounted to the trigger guard of a gun. Originally designed for use on firearms, it can greatly increase the ROF on a mechanical gun.

It works by using rotating cams which push a small bar, which in turn pushes the trigger. The rod and cams are rotated by a small handle which is turned in a circle, in the same motion you would use to real a fishing pole. Every full rotation equates to four trigger pulls.

Here is a short demonstration on a mechanical gun.

http://tinypic.com/p...p?v=154j6uh&s=4


It is also possible to use on electronic guns, but it is much less appealing. It makes it difficult to rapid fire and keep the gun stable at the same time.

It is legal in most states except for California. A real firearm with this device installed is still considered semi automatic. Check your local field for their policy on such devices.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

Have one for shits and giggles on my tippmann. Chops balls like no other.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:40 PM

Could I borrow it to try on a
pro e
stock e-bolted 98
modified 98

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I seen this when it 1st came out and thought hm, I wonder how well it would work with my e-bolt
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:37 PM

Could I borrow it to try on a
pro e
stock e-bolted 98
modified 98

?


I seen this when it 1st came out and thought hm, I wonder how well it would work with my e-bolt


Sure.

I've had it way before the "Firestorm" version came out. Mine was intended for a Ruger 10/22, the've been around for quite some time. Much cheaper than the "paintball equivilent". Basically, the paintball version was just repackaged and costs $20 more.

http://www.cheaperth...m/RGR600-1.html

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:08 PM

awesome

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:50 AM

I first saw these on the double A5. That thing is insane.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:30 PM

In the video it looks like you have to get it up to a certain speed before it actually starts shooting. Also, couldn't you get an E-grip or Response trigger to do the same thing? I can hit 5 bps on a bone stock 98 unassisted. Why pay extra so you can crank instead of pulling a trigger?
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:49 PM

In the video it looks like you have to get it up to a certain speed before it actually starts shooting. Also, couldn't you get an E-grip or Response trigger to do the same thing? I can hit 5 bps on a bone stock 98 unassisted. Why pay extra so you can crank instead of pulling a trigger?


That was my fault, I used the wrong trigger bar. I had it at a bad angle too. I was trying to get max speed, so I set everything a little to close. I could get even faster if I didn't have to hold the camera. Normally it shoots the second you start cranking.

You can get 10-15 BPS with the crank, on any gun. One turn is four shots. No response trigger to mess with, no E-grip or electronics. And for $20 it was a good deal.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:43 PM

rofl I want one!!!
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:51 PM

They are useful on field's that only allow semi auto's because like stated before the Firestorm crank is classified as a semi. That's where it has the upperhand on the Egrip or RT.




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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:37 AM

if I'm not mistaken, isn't this product discontinued?
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:21 PM

if I'm not mistaken, isn't this product discontinued?


I don't know about the rebranded version, but the original is still $20 at most stores that carry them.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:46 PM

Have one for shits and giggles on my tippmann. Chops balls like no other.

that wouldn't be the cranks fault, that'd be the gun.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:27 AM

Can this mount to a BT gun (BT Combat and BT TM7)?
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:34 PM

Can this mount to a BT gun (BT Combat and BT TM7)?


I believe so. I've seen them mounted on 98cs and A-5s.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:27 AM

The Crank can actually be used on any Paintball Gun with very little modding to it.

Also the Crank can be used on a Real Gun, hence the reason why its Illegal in California.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:42 PM

The Crank can actually be used on any Paintball Gun with very little modding to it.

Also the Crank can be used on a Real Gun, hence the reason why its Illegal in California.


True. The only problem I could see would be certain guns with unusually shaped triggers, like a "wave" or "scythe" style trigger. If a trigger guard has an inward angle or isn't flat, it might be a little difficult to secure. But generally it works on almost everything.

Edited by Christopher, 17 November 2008 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2009 - 02:53 PM

Have one for shits and giggles on my tippmann. Chops balls like no other.



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