Seraph shared this link on his Facebook page earlier. It’s spot on.

“Get all the ‘flair’ off your gun…”

I try to follow this doctrine myself, so you will not find one single laser, flashlight, or can opener on any of my blasters when not required.

Unfortunately that’s also why my blasters are always ‘influenced by’ rather than representing a solid impression. Them’s the risks of low drag…

Oh and if you’ve not seen the film Office Space, you need to 🙂