-Many nice airsoft guns are heavy because they include heavy, quality, metal parts.
-On the other hand, many cheap airsoft guns are heavy because they contain weights to make you think they are quality guns.
-Also, some people enjoy shooting airsoft guns that feel 'realistic' and are 'properly balanced' and what not. These people are crazy; light guns are good guns.
This instructable is primarily designed for the Crossman Tac 1 although the basic ideas for lightening a gun are the same.
Step 1: Lightening the Butt and Handle
The butt is attached to the handle by one screw.
The handle is attached to the gun by 12 screws, one needed an allen wrench
Once the butt is detached, a large metal weight and a spring should slide out.
Do not keep the spring or weight
The handle should be pried in half easily, if not make sure all screws are removed.
Once opened, take out the metal weight and reassemble the entire backside of the gun.