New Adapter Allows 9-oz Paintball Tanks to be Used With QB79 Without Problems

New Adapter Allows 9-oz Paintball Tanks to be Used With QB79 Without Problems

Joined: January 9th, 2005, 1:46 am

October 3rd, 2011, 4:20 am #1

The new Archer Airguns Paintball Tank Adapter for QB79 finally allows any current, standard-size 9-ounce paintball tank to be used with the QB79 and AR2079 models without the risk of the tank contacting the barrel and ruining accuracy.

Our new adapter simply screws into the existing QB79 Tank Block thread. The paintball tank screws into it. It's an elegant solution to obtaining the required clearance!

Unlike the breech riser concept, no modification of the gun is required, and the barrel remains supported by the standard, factory QB79 front band. This sleek, CNC-manufactured adapter blends into the design of the gun.

Now you can use the QB79 and AR2079 as they were intended, with 9-ounce paintball tanks giving over 600 good shots per fill from a gun in factory condition.

Details are on our web site at http://www.archerairguns.com/Archer-Air ... dapter.htm

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
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Joined: November 16th, 2010, 2:21 am

October 3rd, 2011, 4:30 pm #2

I had hoped that this would be a complete replacement for the QB79 dropper block not an add on. That would have been much more sleek and simple. I have been waiting for this announcment since this was first mentioned but I dont what this at all now.

I don't mean to be harsh, I love Archer Airgus, you serice is impecable but this product really misses the mark.
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Joined: March 14th, 2008, 10:55 pm

October 3rd, 2011, 7:13 pm #3

This accessory does miss the mark in my opinion.

I too am surprised that it is not simply
a replacement block. Even if you had to
cross drill in order to make the connection,
and plug the cross drilled hole.

Maybe having to add another set-up (possibly two)
to drill and tap the retaining screw holes had something
to do with the decision to make as shown.

I imagine that Archers has sold many of the
original blocks to folks needing them for
builds. Have seen many post over the years
from folks looking for one.
A complete replacement part would appeal
just as much to them.

From a machining standpoint, on a cnc mill
milling threads is pretty easy peasy. But
it is even easier to mill an o-ring groove,
and easier to gage also.

While this part does not appeal to me,
I continue to wish Steve and Cornelia the best,
and am glad they are working so hard to serve the
air gun community.
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Joined: September 20th, 2008, 3:22 am

October 3rd, 2011, 8:51 pm #4

The new Archer Airguns Paintball Tank Adapter for QB79 finally allows any current, standard-size 9-ounce paintball tank to be used with the QB79 and AR2079 models without the risk of the tank contacting the barrel and ruining accuracy.

Our new adapter simply screws into the existing QB79 Tank Block thread. The paintball tank screws into it. It's an elegant solution to obtaining the required clearance!

Unlike the breech riser concept, no modification of the gun is required, and the barrel remains supported by the standard, factory QB79 front band. This sleek, CNC-manufactured adapter blends into the design of the gun.

Now you can use the QB79 and AR2079 as they were intended, with 9-ounce paintball tanks giving over 600 good shots per fill from a gun in factory condition.

Details are on our web site at http://www.archerairguns.com/Archer-Air ... dapter.htm

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
Videos http://www.youtube.com/ArcherAirguns
Blog http://www.archerairguns.info
I was hoping for a nice riser breech, so I could attach a tank and shroud. Since QBmags and RJ Machine are gone, I think this is an open market so far.

Anyway, great job bringing out a new product!

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So close, yet so far away...
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Joined: February 25th, 2009, 1:05 pm

October 3rd, 2011, 8:58 pm #5

I had hoped that this would be a complete replacement for the QB79 dropper block not an add on. That would have been much more sleek and simple. I have been waiting for this announcment since this was first mentioned but I dont what this at all now.

I don't mean to be harsh, I love Archer Airgus, you serice is impecable but this product really misses the mark.
Instead of an adapter. Only problem is it's not going to be drop in mod...one need to curve out some wood to make it fit IMHO.
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Joined: January 9th, 2005, 1:46 am

October 4th, 2011, 1:07 am #6

I was hoping for a nice riser breech, so I could attach a tank and shroud. Since QBmags and RJ Machine are gone, I think this is an open market so far.

Anyway, great job bringing out a new product!

___________________________________________

So close, yet so far away...
Thanks for the input, everyone

Originally, I thought that this would be a simple little project. Wrong! Maybe this is why the factory hasn't done anything about this issue - they're too smart.

Obviously we considered a range of possible options. The riser breech was rejected as it would either require a new barrel band (more cost), or would leave the barrel supported only by the one breech setscrew (not good for accuracy, in my opinion). Then there's other issues such as ensuring functionality with the HDD and reduced cheek weld (and hence practical accuracy) with the standard QB79 stock due to the increased height of the barrel.

Producing a tank block with a lower drop turned out to be a problem because it would have been much more expensive to manufacture. The barrel band issue also raised it's head. This approach would have been easier if we had accepted the need to modify the front of the wood stock, but I rejected this as other peoples' woodworking skills may be as bad as mine! And the whole concept was to make an adapter that would be simple to install. So woodworking modifications were out.

That left the current adapter concept, which itself proved very challenging to design, but which has the virtue of operational simplicity (just screw it in). Also, many QB78 owners do not want to take their gun to pieces to add an improvement. This makes it easy for them.

So that's why we ended-up where we have. It's a simple solution that allows anyone to use the QB79 and AR2079 with a 9-ounce CO2 paintball tank, as the original design intended.

More comments are welcomed! I'm glad to see some life again in this Forum. For a time, I was worried that it all seemed very quiet...

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
Videos http://www.youtube.com/ArcherAirguns
Blog http://www.archerairguns.info
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Joined: March 14th, 2008, 10:55 pm

October 4th, 2011, 2:16 am #7

Thanks for the response Stephen, much appreciated. n/t
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Joined: September 20th, 2008, 3:22 am

October 4th, 2011, 4:04 am #8

Thanks for the input, everyone

Originally, I thought that this would be a simple little project. Wrong! Maybe this is why the factory hasn't done anything about this issue - they're too smart.

Obviously we considered a range of possible options. The riser breech was rejected as it would either require a new barrel band (more cost), or would leave the barrel supported only by the one breech setscrew (not good for accuracy, in my opinion). Then there's other issues such as ensuring functionality with the HDD and reduced cheek weld (and hence practical accuracy) with the standard QB79 stock due to the increased height of the barrel.

Producing a tank block with a lower drop turned out to be a problem because it would have been much more expensive to manufacture. The barrel band issue also raised it's head. This approach would have been easier if we had accepted the need to modify the front of the wood stock, but I rejected this as other peoples' woodworking skills may be as bad as mine! And the whole concept was to make an adapter that would be simple to install. So woodworking modifications were out.

That left the current adapter concept, which itself proved very challenging to design, but which has the virtue of operational simplicity (just screw it in). Also, many QB78 owners do not want to take their gun to pieces to add an improvement. This makes it easy for them.

So that's why we ended-up where we have. It's a simple solution that allows anyone to use the QB79 and AR2079 with a 9-ounce CO2 paintball tank, as the original design intended.

More comments are welcomed! I'm glad to see some life again in this Forum. For a time, I was worried that it all seemed very quiet...

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
Videos http://www.youtube.com/ArcherAirguns
Blog http://www.archerairguns.info
Thanks for the great and detailed response!

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Joined: October 21st, 2001, 3:36 am

October 4th, 2011, 5:15 am #9

Thanks for the input, everyone

Originally, I thought that this would be a simple little project. Wrong! Maybe this is why the factory hasn't done anything about this issue - they're too smart.

Obviously we considered a range of possible options. The riser breech was rejected as it would either require a new barrel band (more cost), or would leave the barrel supported only by the one breech setscrew (not good for accuracy, in my opinion). Then there's other issues such as ensuring functionality with the HDD and reduced cheek weld (and hence practical accuracy) with the standard QB79 stock due to the increased height of the barrel.

Producing a tank block with a lower drop turned out to be a problem because it would have been much more expensive to manufacture. The barrel band issue also raised it's head. This approach would have been easier if we had accepted the need to modify the front of the wood stock, but I rejected this as other peoples' woodworking skills may be as bad as mine! And the whole concept was to make an adapter that would be simple to install. So woodworking modifications were out.

That left the current adapter concept, which itself proved very challenging to design, but which has the virtue of operational simplicity (just screw it in). Also, many QB78 owners do not want to take their gun to pieces to add an improvement. This makes it easy for them.

So that's why we ended-up where we have. It's a simple solution that allows anyone to use the QB79 and AR2079 with a 9-ounce CO2 paintball tank, as the original design intended.

More comments are welcomed! I'm glad to see some life again in this Forum. For a time, I was worried that it all seemed very quiet...

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
Videos http://www.youtube.com/ArcherAirguns
Blog http://www.archerairguns.info
for an aftermarket part that doesn't require disassembly, and I've seen a LOT of these adapters.

Nothing to be ashamed of IMO.

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Joined: June 21st, 2009, 8:05 pm

October 4th, 2011, 2:34 pm #10

The new Archer Airguns Paintball Tank Adapter for QB79 finally allows any current, standard-size 9-ounce paintball tank to be used with the QB79 and AR2079 models without the risk of the tank contacting the barrel and ruining accuracy.

Our new adapter simply screws into the existing QB79 Tank Block thread. The paintball tank screws into it. It's an elegant solution to obtaining the required clearance!

Unlike the breech riser concept, no modification of the gun is required, and the barrel remains supported by the standard, factory QB79 front band. This sleek, CNC-manufactured adapter blends into the design of the gun.

Now you can use the QB79 and AR2079 as they were intended, with 9-ounce paintball tanks giving over 600 good shots per fill from a gun in factory condition.

Details are on our web site at http://www.archerairguns.com/Archer-Air ... dapter.htm

Stephen Archer
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com
http://www.archerpelletguns.com
Videos http://www.youtube.com/ArcherAirguns
Blog http://www.archerairguns.info
Its just what I thought it would be when it was announced. Most companies are going to produce a simple drop in part so they can reach the largest market possible. Many people would not want to buy something that still needs to be worked in order to fit.
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