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launcher as main weapon what do you think Rate Topic: -----

Poll: luancher as main (36 member(s) have cast votes)

should i?

  1. yes (6 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. no (18 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. only if modified to be compact (12 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#16 User is offline   Orpackrat 

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:49 PM

View Postkingcheese, on Jan 28 2008, 02:21 PM, said:

sorry here it is

its 4 feet long(breaks down to two pieces, both two feet long)
and wieghs 3 pounds



Personally, I would never use one of those as a main weapon. I'll show you mine and even with all its features, it still not my main weapon simply because there is not enough targets even in a large scenario.

Picture of mine

Most launchers are large and require you to put down your marker, pull out the launcher, usually have a few player covering you, take aim, fire, reload, put back, and pickup your marker. Its easy to say it a small launcher that can be pulled out quickly, shot and reloaded quickly, and put back quickly but when it comes time to do so, its a lot harder. Most places play that gun hits count, that launcher (though small compared to some) can be a nice target. Those launchers are more like shoot and toss lauchers because its not worth the effort recharge and reload them in battle.

On mine, I've eliminated the need to put down my marker, have others for cover fire, and long recharge and reload speeds. It can be loaded, aired up, and fired while shooting. It does have some great benifits and is great for those times you need a launcher but most of the time it just sits there.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:48 AM

ok, i have learned what i wanted to, it sounds like using my current luancher as a main is just to inconvinient for me to use

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 11:14 AM

View Postkingcheese, on Jan 29 2008, 03:48 AM, said:

ok, i have learned what i wanted to, it sounds like using my current luancher as a main is just to inconvinient for me to use


It would be inconvienent for myself and some others to use as a main. Go play a game with it as your main and see how well it works for you. It may work just fine for you where you play, give it a try.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:46 PM

ok, i will
i'm playing a game, like a walk on would, it is not a real scenario game so im not sure if my fields owner will allow it

anayways i should find out march 15

This post has been edited by kingcheese: 01 February 2008 - 02:16 PM

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:14 PM

It'd be best to treat a launchers essentially as what it approximately is: a crew served weapon.


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:16 PM

so its a better thing to use for a person on defense where sped isn't an isue
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

I have used both a 98 custom and a nerf launcher mounted on it, it worked very well. I had a cascade system on my back so i could carry up to 40 oz of air. I got about 30 shots including the 400 paintballs i shot with the 98 at an operating pressure of 100 psi. if you want more info on how to purchase or want to get details about te launcher go to wopworks.com and send a message
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:04 PM

i gave up on this idea
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:22 PM

Dont give up on it. I have just completed a long journey of trying to build a compact law/grenade launcher.

Here are some pics of mine:
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This launcher is compact enough to sling over my back, yet still powerfull enough to be used as a grenade launcher. However, I would never use it as a primary weapon. It is much more of a "special shot" weapon than a full-time workhorse. The only real way you could use a launcher as a primary weapon, would be if you were a tank hunter (and therefore had to carry a LAW) or if you were on defense and the game was following SPPL rules (nerf rounds have an area of effect kill zone).

The trick is to figure out how to make a powerful launchers, that are compact enough to carry as a secondary weapon, yet still powerful enough to be worth the effort. If you are looking to make a compact launcher, I would suggest one of these two formats:

1. Hounds of Hell Paintball launcher--This is the launcher I copied (LINK), really easy to make, and all the parts (except for one piece) can be bought from Homedepot.

2. Compact "Bazooka" Launcher--There really isnt a site with plans for this one, but it is really simple to understand. The real selling point of this format is that it fits inside its self for extra compactness. This video demonstrates it best: VIDEO LINK
Here are two pics of it:
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:32 PM

I've played a few games with just my LAW to move quick and take the enemy fort quickly. It works for a certian style of play.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:47 AM

i gave up the idea becuase i ran out of money after buying my enfield rifle
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:02 PM

You should definatly take your launcher the next game we have our team all together. I can play escort for a while.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:22 AM

View PostNAM, on Jun 10 2008, 12:02 PM, said:

You should definatly take your launcher the next game we have our team all together. I can play escort for a while.

corbin wont let us use it there, and my smallest one is busted
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:14 PM

that sucks
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:31 PM

i saw in a magazine a guy had a launcher and he just clamped his 98c to it you could just try that

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