RAP4 is proud of the 468's growing reputation as the ultimate
paintball gun for milsim action...especially in adverse weather conditions, and
for extended battles. We took a container full to OK D-Day to loan out to
players, who loaded up hundreds of DMags and subject the 468s to cringe-worthy
abuse in the mud, the rain, and the heart of the action with thousands of
players converging on complicated terrain.
When the rain poured down, the 468s really came into their own...thanks in large
part to our revolutionary LOK Bolt.
Between games, with the rain coming down in sheets, Omar Macy grabbed a 468 and
a loaded DMag and stepped into the deluge to test the LOK Bolt's ability to tell
the difference between paint that was alright to shoot, and paint that was too
compromised by the elements to make it out of the barrel intact. He fired a few
rounds of fresh paint through the soaking wet 468 without issues...then threw
the DMag into a filthy puddle.
Players run into problems when high humidity, especially coupled with summer
heat, makes brittle paintball shells soft. The paint swells, sometimes quite
dramatically. When this oversized, too-soft paint is forced into the barrel by
the bolt ramming home, it usually breaks...leaving the chamber, barrel, and
magazine or hopper feed neck, a slimy mess that requires careful cleaning. When
that happens, you're out of the game until you can detail strip your gear and
deep clean it.
That's no good.
So to keep our players in the games regardless of the weather at OK D-Day and
throughout the year, we developed the LOK Bolt. It's a purely mechanical device
that prevents the bolt from closing on partially seated paint, as during full
auto fire, and through a very clever design, also senses when the paint is too
compromised to shoot. Pull the trigger on a ball that's too soft to make it
downrange, and the 468 goes click instead of bang. Clear the compromised round
in a matter of seconds, swap in a DMag with fresh paint, and blast away.
Omar pulled his DMag from the puddle a minute later, drained the water out, and
loaded it into his 468. The paint was on its way out, but was still firm enough
to shoot...so it cycled flawlessly and each round made it safely out of the
chamber. Then he dunked the magazine even longer...
...and that time, the paint came out much too compromised to shoot. Whereas an
electronic "eye" or laser anti-chop system would detect the ball and allow the
bolt to smash it, the 468's LOK Bolt detected the ball and that it was too soft
to survive acceleration...and prevented the chop by arresting the bolt. Omar
cleared the jam without any mess, and got back to work.
The LOK Bolt keeps you in the game, where other anti-chop systems fail. No
matter the weather. No matter your rate of fire. Because we want you to
win...and we've designed our gear to get you there.
RAP4 - As Real as it Gets!