Sunday, September 27, 2015

All Ultra Match Pistol Specifications so far.......

Most don't realize it's not just a silly name of a blaster series or a brand name but that "Ultra match" Is an actual specification, just like a Plusbow or a Rainbow snap for example. The reason I give my mods that term is because the mods are specific to what I build and not found most anywhere else in the NIC.
So I was asked to post in my rules the specifications so here we are...

Cartaya Mod Works: Specifications for High end Modded Stock Pistols AKA Ultra Match.
Sept 27th 2015
== Revisions==
The improvements of the Ultra Match pistols are specified as "revisions" or "Rev" for short. Several exist and are still being used to accommodate the needs of modders and players alike.

***All brass 17/32nds, all couplers 9/16ths and Ultra Match Chokes 1.125 long @ 9/16ths, No PETG or CPVC except muzzle brakes****

***All effective Brass barrel length, .503 ID except timing rings, all barrel crowns must be .503 +/- .002 and deburred 30 degrees inside crown of bore muzzle. Ultra match choke's also deburred @ 30 or 0 degrees.***

***ZDS must be proven by loading a dart plunger forward and grease from the plunger visible after dart removal***

***All springs unless otherwise specified, Black Tactical V1, V2 retaliator, OMW swarmfire and retaliator, HPI hellfire red on firestrike models, #62 Hilman for spec 2.0a, spring usage is open for UM Rev 2.0 spec***

***Ultra Match refers to a countersunk barrel used as a Choke to stabilize darts, but is in general the name specifications of all Cartaya's modded pistols in excess of 12 Kg's draw***

***No clipfeds, no hoppers, no RSCB's, no airblasters except barrels for clipfeds, Hopper and RSCB blasters, can be called Ultra Match***

***Cartaya's Short Pistol Ratio is not required but it is encouraged for all blasters above 18kg's the ratio is: "1.7 cc plunger volume per 1 cc of barrel area at and above 18 Kg's spring yield" ***

*Rev 1.0: R-Spec Firestrike, 12-16 Kg's 5" brass barrel, 110-140fps. Specification calls for the barrel to be hammer tapped and metal spacer used between the spring coils as a springplate and that the barrel is glued solidly to the plunger tube.

Yields below 12 Kg's-8Kg's are considered R-spec but only if it has brass.

*Rev 1.1: Zero Dead space assembly glued to AR housing, spring plate/separator (used in Rev 1.0 also to date) Barrel counter Return Spring, up to 23Kg's and includes Star Shots and, Pink Crushes into the designs, Stage 3 Firestrike got up to 206 fps @ 21 Kg's

Yields below 16 Kg's not recommended.

*Rev 1.2 type-M: same as above using a Magnus PT system, in excess of 170 fps

Yields below 18 Kg's not recommended.

*Rev 2.0: Type-L, R, LT (Type L Turreted or Short Barrel) and RT (Type R Titanium) specifies the usage of Star shots with longshot PT's and PH's, That a Bird of Prey is only derived from a Star Shot Rebelle pistol, whith exceptions to Machined replicas like the Type RT, but still must be a Bowcaster carbine or Boswcaster pistol. Typically around 28 Kg's, up to 40Kg's of yield, although diminished returns were seen past 32, ZDS-C system (brass coupler) and speeds in excess of 250 fps. As of May of 2015, The Bird of Prey Type-L is the fastest Spring Nerf pistol in the world without a PT that extends past the front of the shell and even faster than most singled air-blasters.

Blaster Can only Be a Type L or LT if PT is derived from a Nerf Longshot, otherwise, it's a Type S or RS if it's a Carbine.  Yields below 24 Kg's not recommended but can be dialed down to 16 Kg's and 150 fps for lighter shooters or to train in tighter quarters.

Adjustable Plunger heads recommended but not required to comply with UM Rev 2.0 standards.

*Rev 2.0a: Specifies Sharpfire mods with rear loading brass barrel sealed breeches and usage of a Hilman #62 spring, 140-165 fps and is to date the most popular of the Ultra Match mods. Pusher is optional but is made of 1/2 OD Aluminum, brass or Stainless Steel. The barrel must be laminated to the barrel attachment and barrel attachment must be glued to the rest of the blaster making the mod permanent.

Minimum yield is 16 Kg's, must have a brass loading breech finger, slide assembly/bolt must be laminated together past 18 kg's.  Maximum Yield is 21 Kg's, past that is not recommended.

Trigger finger must be cut down or the blaster will be difficult to fire since the trigger catch will not properly engage with enough travel to fire properly.

Yields below 16 Kg's to 8 kg's are considered R-Spec.

*Rev 2.0b: same as 1.1 but with a ZDS-C System yet to be built. Will also cover mods to the Nerf Spitstrike pistol.

*Rev 2.0c Calls for specifications of a Nerf Bigshock to use the HPI hellfire Red outer spring and either the OMW 5kg, BT v1 or V2 inner springs producing 16, 19 or 21 Kg's respectfully. A 1.5" 9/16ths brass coupler and a 17/32nds brass barrel. Velocities vary from 130 fps to 165 fps.

Mod at your own risk.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

My Inventory.

3 Caches of blasters, mainly home, trunk and the majority in storage, they are

Well start with what I take to wars....

Bird of Prey, Ultra Match 2.0 series (Primaries)
Often referred to as "my flock", "my harem"," my ladies", "my girls" or "my daughters".

Blaster                                               Average Velocity                                   Quantity own/built

BoP Type L                                            260 fps                                                             1/1
BoP Type R                                            270 fps                                                             1/3

BoP Type LT                                          220-250fps depending on springload              1/1

Ultra Match Series 1.1 and 2.0a/b/c

Bird of Prey Type M (in storage)               180fps                                                          1/1

Bird of Prey 21 kg's (original, in storage)  140 fps                                                         1/1

BaJ 21 Kg's (Series C)                                 160 fps                                                         1/5
Ultra Match Sharpfire (series A)                160 @18kg's                                                1/11
                                                                     185 @ 21kg's                                    Many more as kits

Stage III UM Firestrike #013                      180 fps@21Kg's                                         1/9sold as 16kg

Panther with Brass Coupler                         210 fps @ 14 pumps                                   1/1

Ultra Match 1.0 spec blasters

12 kg R-Spec Firestrike                               130 fps                                                        1/19

Troublemaker Triad                                      110fps                                                        1/3

Xplorer Blasters
Spirit of Xplorer, Singapore eXpress           210 fps                                                         1/1

Modded Stock

R-Spec Retaliator                                          125 fps                                                        1/1

Super Veloce Retaliator                               110 fps                                                         1/5

Super Retaliator                                            92 fps                                                          1/47

Mega Magnus 7.5 Kg's                                 93 fps                                                          1/8

HvZ Spec Elite Alpha Trooper                     91fps                                                           1/1

Crimsonstrike Recon OMW 1+2 kits           82 fps                                                          1/1

HvZ spec Firestrike (26 kills one round)     93 fps                                                           1/1

Common Blasters:AS 10 Magstrike                                           71 fps                                                           3/3

AS-1 Titan  (no rocket)                                  -----                                                              1/1

Rapid Madness                                              Boomco                                                        1/1

Firestrike                                                      elite velocities                                               8/8

Nitefinder                                                     n strike velocities                                          4/4

Rhinofire                                                                                                                            1/1

Longshot (Blue) (storage)                                                                                                  2/2

Nerf Rayven                                                                                                                       1/1

Vulcan Cannon                                                                                                                   1/1

Big Blast                                                                                                                             2/2

UMB                                                                                                                                   2/2

Rangemaster                                                                                                                       2/2

Hailfire                                                                                                                                1/1

Farshot                                                                                                                                 1/1

N strike Game blasters                                                                                                        2/2

Barron                                                                                                                                 1/1

Raider (Clear)                                                                                                                     1/1

Pyragon                                                                                                                               2/2

Lumitron                                                                                                                             1/1

Recon                                                                                                                                  7/7

Stryfe                                                                                                                                  2/2

Centurion                                                                                                                            2/2
And a whole bunch of other blasters I don't even remember

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

High Pressure Air and the War of Change......

The first time I played Paintball was in the 90's, and I absolutely hated it.  The markers were top and back heavy, two bad combinations, I hated that the markers were not Magfed, but hopper fed (still dislike wye hoppers today for personal use). And the ammo, suck suck suck and I knew it. Not only were they too soft to hold aerodynamic form, but they were .68 inch balls, large air footprint and bad aerodynamic drag from being a BB.

This is somewhat of an arrogant opinion I agree, But put in mind also from a shooter who was hitting a golf ball sized area of a target from 100 yards (300 feet) with a Model 29 Smith, that's right...a .44 magnum pistol back in 1999.  I'm fussy to say the least of what I spend my time and money on shooting wise.

I started modding Nerf blasters again in 2008 and never looked back until my friend Liam Davis, nailed it!

Liam Davis's Red Baron.

Instantly, I was in love and the NIC was in a panic as all sorts of new, unexplored dangers, competitiveness and benefits were now tossed in the air like a double headed quarter.  No seriously, this is a big issue, I mean fear that this can get NIC blasters banned from public areas like parks, fairness, police brutality, you name it, all valid concerns but...

This is like everything I wished Paintball was that day, I myself wouldn't play with one of these at parks, but I'm 40, and I know better, I can't speak for everyone.  But I can say this, this is the future, will it eliminate the NIC, no but stubborn shit like this won't help....

It's fear of change, yes, but also fear that our hobby might get unwanted legal attention as well, I get it Langley, Spoon, Slug, Ice9, all you cats, love you all but...... 

You can't stop progress, we need to keep doofy kids from misusing them in the first place, not discourage progress.  I don't see this taking over NIC battle, I see it taking down my old nemesis...............PAINTBALL!!!!!!!