yeah, if there is room I wll get some very thin wire and wrap that around certain parts of the gearbox and then go over with epoxy (sort of like a cheap mans fiberglass), and i'm planning on sticking a stock ics spring in, so even if its too long, ill preload it and give it even more umph... now the key is to figure out how to reinforce it, but have it able to be opened still. maybe i will have to actually do a carbonfiber layup, i have access to that stuff here at school... or i could go crazy and make a female mold of each half of the gearbox in a two part hardening plastic, then lay up carbonfiber into that and create a custom carbonfiber gearbox... muahahahahaahaha!! that would take more work than my life is worth... but it would be sweet. i guess i'll just have to wait until it arrives so I can take a look and see what is actually possible. too bad airsplat.com is sort of messing up my order. apparantly something is on backorder, but its either the BE AUG itself or the extra mag i ordered for it, because they have the same product name. so if its the rifle, i'll have to cancel that and order the AUG from somewhere else.