I recently purchased a Crosman 1377, and I've decided to modify it. I've read a lot of great posts about flat top pistons and valves, so I ordered both from MellonAir. I also ordered his solid pin and bushing upgrade to replace the roll pin in the pump arm.
The flat top piston and valve appeal to me because of the improved efficiency and power they provide. However, I've read a few posts which suggest that power mods increase wear and tear of the pump linkage. I only intend to pump the gun 3-5 times for most shots. I'll pump it 10 times for pest elimination, maybe 12 at most.
Will my modification and manner of shooting significantly increase wear and tear of the pump linkage? If so, will the solid pin and bushing upgrade provide the needed additional strength?
Thanks in advance.