Yes, it's the back of one of the AA regs. It helps shed some weight off. I'm still a big fan of the classic valves.
Originally Posted by debruynda
I thought of that one too (and a couple of in-between solutions). It just seems more complex than needed, and if I have to slide it open with my finger anyways, it doesn't offer much benefit over what I've got now aside from making the back end completely sealed. Granted that would be nice particularly in wet/dusty conditions. I really do love a completely sealed gun.
Originally Posted by VecTor
Another option would be to make soft paddles and shape them so they grip onto the paint so it wouldn't fall out, but would still be diverted easily. It would allow for an open backside, or even having the outer ring of the loader open or removable so rounds could be pushed in sideways. Somewhat tricky to design and implement though, especially if you still want to retain compatibility with normal paint. Again, it's about the skirts -- the skirts makes these rounds a PITA to feed, you can also use them to your advantage.
This is all kind of a dance between mechanical complexity, performance, and manual dexterity. Different players will want a different mix between the three, so there are different paths that others may prefer.
"Accuracy by aiming."
Definitely not on the A-Team.