Originally Posted by Hexis
That's why I got one, the mags I own are too reliable. So I got a cocker. I took the thing apart down to all separate parts. Then put it back together and played with the timing. It's been trivial to maintain. I was all looking forward to a challenge.
Who can suggest a less reliable gun that a cocker? I need something to tinker with.
I agree wholeheartedly... cockers are actually simple to tune, if you take the few minutes to understand how they work. Just because they put the pneumatics on the outside of the body and you have 3 small hoses that scares the crap out of people. In all honesty, the autococker is one of the EASIEST markers to tune and understand the operation...
I once explained over the phone to a new cocker owner exactly how it works and what each thing did, and what each thing did to tune it, and what my procedure was to get a really short snappy trigger, then let him try. He called back 45minutes later and had it ripping by himself... Just take the 2 minutes to learn how it works, and you'll never have to ask for help again.
Now for mags, they are my other love. I guess I'm conflicted because I love both mags & cockers, but they are also pretty easy as long as you learn their operation, and usually require little if any tinkering / tuning.