Padding the pistol
Padding the guns both makes the close-quarters action of Gun Sau easier on your hands and also helps to protect the infra-red hardware and sound gear inside the pistol casing against knocks, drops, etc.
The only supplies you will need are some pipe insulation foam tubing (very cheap, .00 for a 7' tube from any plumbing supplies store) and some paint if you want to paint the padding. NB insulation foam tubes come in several diameters so make sure you get a size that will fit snugly over your gun barrel.
1) Measure your LT pistol barrel and note any areas you will need to access such as on/off switches etc.
2) Cut a length of pipe insulation foam to match the length of the gun barrel minus any space you will have to leave for accessing the switches, etc. You may need to cut two or three short tubes of various lengths.
3) Carefully fit the pipe insulation tube(s) over the barrel leaving spaces as required for the switches. If you bought the right diameter of tube then it will be held in place by friction.
4) You can also shape the foam tube to match the gun barrel if you want.
5) optionally, paint the foam tube. I have also duct-taped the padding but I prefer the painted look for neatness.
You can also pad the butt of the pistol with insulation foam for pistol-whipping, etc. If you are going to experiment with the pistol-whip style you should also wear some kind of face protection (fencing mask, martial arts face protector, etc.)<