INSERTING THE CO2

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This pis­tol takes two 12g CO2 cap­sules, placed end to end. You re­move the two-stage end cap, then place the first car­tridge in nip­ple first, with the sec­ond car­tridge’s nip­ple fac­ing out­ward. The next step is to un­screw the top part of the end cap fully, then screw the end cap back into place. Once se­cure, you then screw down the top of the end cap, which in turn, pierces both ends of the CO2 car­tridges. It’s a re­ally neat sys­tem and it works flaw­lessly. In­ci­den­tally, when it comes to re­plac­ing the car­tridges, the top sec­tion of the end cap can be un­screwed slowly to bleed the resid­ual gas from in­side the cham­ber, be­fore you re­move the end cap com­pletely.

I was quite sur­prised to see that the re­sults from my chrono­graph test­ing only fluc­tu­ated from 420 to 467fps, which com­bined with 8.44 grain pel­let weight gave me a top end of 4.09 ft.lbs – not bad for a CO2pow­ered pis­tol in near zero de­gree tem­per­a­tures. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how much more power I get when the tem­per­a­ture is in the 20s, maybe I’ll have to set up an in­door range and whack the cen­tral heat­ing up for that.

The sec­ond CO2 car­tride goes in with the nip­ple fac­ing out

In­sert the first CO2 car­tridge nip­ple first

You screw the sec­ond stage of the end cap to pierce both CO2 car­tridges

The two- stage end cap is a bril­liant ide – it makes the en­tire process re­ally safe

Screw the end cap back in tight (you must make sure the sec­ond stage is fully wound out first)

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