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Carrying Big Boys not in pouch

#1 User is offline   slowerpig81 

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:38 PM

I am going to a scenario game next weekend, and I have 2 Bog Boys that I would like to have on hand in the game. I don't have any special pouches for grenades, so I guess my only option is to carry them hooked to my belt.

I am worried that they will go off if I fall on them or if they get shot, or from bouncing around. I am a fast guy and can run pretty hard.
I also have one with a pretty bad wrapper. I taped it together, but it is still kind of loose and raggy.

Does anyone have tips/experiance with carrying these on a belt?

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:44 PM

Get a D-ring and hook them yo your belt that way. As long as the plastic is on them they should be fine. Aslo remember that it takes a hard throw to make the rubber band fly off, a little bouncing will be fine.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:30 PM

I've never liked the rubber band trigger on the Big Boy grenades. When you need to throw a grenade you need to throw it NOW. Having to unwrap it and be so careful with it is a pain. For right now you could just put it in a zip lock bag and wrap electric tape around it nice and tight. It's kind of a poor boy shrink wrap. lol. Be sure to leave the ring hanging out so you can attach it to your belt.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:58 PM

Hmm... I'm not sure I understand your Big Boy design. Is it your favorite design of homemade grenades?

I put my BDUs on and I realized that I can put a grenade in each breast pocket. Luckily they do not make it look like I have breasts :huh:
It doesn't get in the way of any of my packs/holsters and is actually pretty bounce free. I just hope it doesn't get in the way of me aiming my guns, but it is by far the best place for them.
I just wish you could put 2 grenades in a dagger vest.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

If Tippmann would change the trigger on the big boy and get rid of that crappy shrink wrap I think they would sell alot more.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:55 PM

View PostDVLCHLD, on Feb 26 2008, 08:30 PM, said:

I've never liked the rubber band trigger on the Big Boy grenades. When you need to throw a grenade you need to throw it NOW. Having to unwrap it and be so careful with it is a pain. When I make Big Boy grenades I use a piece of 3/4" PVC pipe as my trigger. I use a 1/2" long piece with a hole drilled through it for the pull pin which is just a piece of heavy wire. I realize you have to have some hemos to clamp the tubing off to install a different trigger but once you do you don't have to worry about premature detonation. Just something to think about. For right now you could just put it in a zip lock bag and wrap electric tape around it nice and tight. It's kind of a poor boy shrink wrap. lol. Be sure to leave the ring hanging out so you can attach it to your belt.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 03:59 PM

View PostBone37, on Feb 26 2008, 10:55 PM, said:

View PostDVLCHLD, on Feb 26 2008, 08:30 PM, said:

I've never liked the rubber band trigger on the Big Boy grenades. When you need to throw a grenade you need to throw it NOW. Having to unwrap it and be so careful with it is a pain. When I make Big Boy grenades I use a piece of 3/4" PVC pipe as my trigger. I use a 1/2" long piece with a hole drilled through it for the pull pin which is just a piece of heavy wire. I realize you have to have some hemos to clamp the tubing off to install a different trigger but once you do you don't have to worry about premature detonation. Just something to think about. For right now you could just put it in a zip lock bag and wrap electric tape around it nice and tight. It's kind of a poor boy shrink wrap. lol. Be sure to leave the ring hanging out so you can attach it to your belt.


How about a pic so we can steal your design.
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*Rezzing thread* Sorry.

One thing I'd like to mention is the "knot" held together by the rubber band in the Big Boys is what gives them their trademark spin.
I recently bought some 1" lobster bands and am experimenting with the design. As of right now, they seem to be very sensitive, so that worries me :)

How on earth does a little shrink wrap make the grenade stable? That I never understood.
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

Yea, I've never understood how they could make such a good grenade but then they use shrink wrap as the "pull-pin". What really sucks is, if your target moves while you're unwrapping it, what do you do with it now? There's no pull-pin you can put back in. I've seen the shrink wrap on those grenades get torn off from brush and branches allowing the grenade to detonate. Pretty funny but irritating to the guy wearing it. lol. Anyway, you can buy some shrinkable plastic bags and a heat gun and just re-shrinkwrap them. Maybe put two layers on them just to be safe.
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:31 PM

View PostDVLCHLD, on May 24 2008, 05:36 PM, said:

Yea, I've never understood how they could make such a good grenade but then they use shrink wrap as the "pull-pin". What really sucks is, if your target moves while you're unwrapping it, what do you do with it now? There's no pull-pin you can put back in. I've seen the shrink wrap on those grenades get torn off from brush and branches allowing the grenade to detonate. Pretty funny but irritating to the guy wearing it. lol. Anyway, you can buy some shrinkable plastic bags and a heat gun and just re-shrinkwrap them. Maybe put two layers on them just to be safe.



Actually Dvdchild, what I was thinking was finding some sort of small clamp or pin, perhaps like the ones used to seal bags of chips but much smaller and with blunter "teeth". You could put that on the neck of a "big boy"-style grenade that uses the rubber band and knot to prevent any premature detonations. Then, just pull the clamp and throw. Not very grenade-like, but neither is plastic wrap heh.

From what I have seen so far, the little spiral knot and rubber band technique do provide the grenade with a nice spin, so it would be nice to come up with a better "safety" device besides shrink wrapped plastic.
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:11 PM

I'll put my grenade making brain to work and see what I can come up with. lol.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:20 PM

I've never had any problem with tearing off the shrink wrap around Big Boys in the head of play.

As far as carring them, just slip them in the pocket of your BDUs. They're not faberge eggs. They won't explode if you fall on them...usually...depending upon what you fall on. At least they've never exploded on me.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:35 PM

The problem is, what to do AFTER you tear the shrink wrap off. Sometimes people change thier mind about throwing them after they have unwrapped them. Your target may have moved or you might have come under too much fire etc. Some people also like to use grenades as trip wire booby traps. If you use one of these big boy grenades as a trip wire trap but nobody sets it off and you want to pick it back up and take it home you have to secure the rubber band trigger somehow.

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