First things first a little word on the Kronos itself, a full review can be seen here, but my TL;DR take is that this is an amazing sidearm. It Packs a punch for a relatively small package add the use of reload and 'accuracy’ and you really do have an awesome purchase especially at its Phantom Core price tag of £19.99. However its ease of spring upgrade is so basic it feels like a tantalising option to good to resist.
There are a few very good tutorials that I will add below for your convenience they belong to Lorddraconical, Captain Xavier and Out of Darts. Between these three gents the process is chown completely including a few minor mistakes that are ease to do.
The first issue is the draw weight, It is harder to draw not impossible but can be alienating for younger Rival players. I would easily say it pretty much doubles the draw effort needed to prime. Due to this I find I have to alter my hand position to fire. With the stock spring I can hold the Kronos up and fire and reload with the blaster in the same position. With the K26 added I need to change the orientation closer to my body to get a firmer grip on the slide. This decreases the rate of fire by quite a bit and in a fast paced game can be detrimental to your play style.
So in the end was it a wise move this depends very much on what you want to do with your Kronos, if you're using it to have fun and literally decimate targets then the K26 integration gives you a big energy boost without sacrificing accuracy. The downside is the reduction in rate of fire and the big energy boost. Let me explain the extra power is not comfortable to be hit with. It’s not overly painful, I know this as I got my son to shoot me with the upgraded Kronos to test it. But i still would not want it hitting me in the face. This safety aspect is something to consider depending on who you are playing with. Thankfully I found what I think is the perfect solution to the problem I just bought two blasters, one with a K26 and the other stock.
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