How, you might ask? The Switch Shot costs twice as much as the Nite-Finder. And three times as much as the Jolt. Is it better proportionate to the cost? No. But it is, in my opinion, just a hair nicer than your average Nite-Finder. Here's why:
- More comfortable
- More interesting design
- Completely useless sights that are still a nice touch
- Crisp sound when firing
- Higher stock ranges
- Less screws = faster to mod
- Very accurate
Alright, so it's mostly cosmetic improvements, but they are noticeable, particularly when comparing the feel of the two side by side. However, a couple of the points are certainly worth noting. The part you take apart to get to the internals only has 4 screws. You can't get much better than that. Also, it is very accurate when compared to other blasters. Don't ask why.
By now you're probably wondering about the mod. So here are the (fairly simple) mods I did:
- Wrapped hole in the barrel with Electrical Tape for better seal
- Added an O-ring and greased plunger tube for better seal and less friction
- Put three rubber bands around the plunger rod (secured by a screw)
These easy mods increased ranges from the decent 35' stock to around 50'. Not bad. And it's still very accurate. The seal is so good that by putting my finger over the barrel I can stop the plunger completely. Also, as I didn't bother to remove the AR, which was glued in, the blaster is still relatively quiet.
Overall this blaster is a pretty good stock blaster that is altogether a little better than a Nite Finder or any other single shot spring pistol. A couple basic mods can get ranges up into the 50's with 5 minutes of work. I'm not saying this is way better than any other gun, but it is another, more unique option for your basic pistol.