Hi, this is Robert Stewart with Hill13.com.
So now you’ve done your tear down and your maintenance and established that all of your
parts inside look okay. You’ve checked all your o-rings, you’ve oiled your o-rings, made
sure there is no residues or anything you want to leave inside the receiver and it’s
all cleaned up and you’ve put the weapon back together. Now you want to be able to make
sure before you end up on the field that the weapon works and the way to safely do that,
again, you should be working in an area where you’re by yourself. There’s no bystanders
that could get hurt. If there are, have them put on goggles. At this point, with no paint
in it, just with air, we’re going to check the function of the gun. The way we’re going
to do that is we’re going to take the weapon off safety, put it on fire and we’re going
to cock the bolt and then we’re just going to check and make sure that it runs. Sounds
like it’s working fine. Now you also, especially on the Tippmans that have a cyclone feed or
any kind of intracal feed system you want to check the function of that and just make
sure that the paddles inside are moving properly. If you start to have trouble with this area,
there’s usually a section inside your maintenance manual that will tell you how to tear that
part down too. Most of the time, in my experience, I let our gunsmith handle mine so that I don’t
have a problem with the hopper. So now the weapon is ready to function and we know it.
Next we’ll talk about what to do with your weapon when you’re not on the field. Right
now all this needs is paint and it can go.