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The frame of the Shocker is the grip / handle section. Its main function is to give you a platform with which to shoot (by holding it in your hand) but the frame also serves to cover and protect the marker's electronics and solenoid assembly.
Frame Frame

The frame on a Shocker is the same as one for a Nerve, so they are interchangeable. You can use a Nerve frame on a Shocker, however some Shocker frames won't work on a Nerve (due to the trigger rest plate, explained later). The frame is held onto the body by two 10-32 x 11/16" screws, which accept a 1/8" allen wrench for removal and disassembly.
Tech Note that some frames (Tonton frame, Dark Shocker frame, Nerve frame) use one 11/16" screw in front, and one 1/2" (5/32" allen wrench) screw in the rear. This shorter screw is countersunk into the frame for a better feel.

Warning The only concern you need to keep in mind regarding the frame is caution during reassembly to the body. If done incorrectly the wire harness will get pinched and damage the electronics. This is explained in further detail on the powerswitch actuator page.

Trigger Rest Plate:
The trigger rest plate is a small piece of aluminum, located in the top of the frame, that the trigger pre-travel screw rests under. This is only present on aftermarket frame, and Nerve frames; the stock Shocker frame doesn't have this feature.
Tech The rest plate is a required part for the frame to work with a Nerve. If, on a Nerve, the rest plate isn't present in the frame, the trigger pre-travel screw will fall right into a corresponding hole in the bottom of the Nerve body (meaning, the screw won't have anything to press against). As a result, Nerves use the rest plate to retain compatibility between Shocker and Nerve triggers. Therefore, a Nerve frame will work on a Shocker without modification, however a Shocker frame will only work on a Nerve if the trigger rest plate is present. The rest plate is held into the frame using a 6-32 x 5/16" screw (same as the grip panel screws). View this scan from the Nerve manual:
Trigger rest plate

Aftermarket Frames:
There have been many frames available for Shockers and Nerves over the years, but as of now most of them are no longer in production outside of the secondhand market. Below is a list that shows some details for most of the non-stock frames.

Shocktech Shocker SFT frame
Shocktech Shocker frame and trigger
Shocktech SFT frames shipped installed on Shocktech SFT Shockers. The frame shape is fairly similar to the stock frames, but they have a unique Shocktech trigger which is meant to be more ergonomic (the triggers have some built-in side-to-side wiggle for faster semiauto firing). These frames are no longer in production but they were once available for $145 in black, silver, red, and blue. Most ShockerSFT/Nerve triggers are compatible with these frames, although the original Shocktech triggers aren't compatible with other frames due to the bottom "weight" material. Shocktech SFT frames were manufactured by Smart Parts.
Tonton Shocker SFT frame
Tonton Shocker frame
Compared to all the other frames manufacturered by Smart Parts, these Tonton frames were undoubtably the most popular. They come installed on Tonton Shocker SFT markers. The trigger guard is enlarged and the grip section has a large curvature shape, similar to a Clamshell-style frame found on older Bob Long markers. Tonton frames are no longer available but were once sold for $120 in silver, red, black, and blue. The Tonton frames were manufactured by Smart Parts.
Dark Shocker frame
Dark Shocker frame
Dark frames were used with Warped Sportz Dark Shockers. The frames were the first to feature a small grip palm hump, unlike the larger Tonton frames which use a larger hump. The added ergonomics of the palm hump and larger trigger guard made them popular in the aftermarket. Warped Sportz sold them directly for $125 (the frames were manufactured by Smart Parts).
Freeflow 90 degree vertical frame
Freeflow 90 degree vertical frame
Freeflow 90 degree vertical frame
Freeflow Technologies created the first true aftermarket frame for Shockers, back in 2005. These vertical frames use Angel grips but otherwise can accept any typical ShockerSFT/Nerve hardware. These frames didn't come on the private label Freeflow Shocker, but could be bought as an add-on for an additional cost.
CCM Shocker RIP frame
CCM Shocker RIP frame (punisherspb version shown)
CCM Shocker RIP frame trigger
This frame originally came with a few options for included parts, such as varying trigger styles. The frame features an integrated snatchgrip, adjustable microswitch mount, and a bearing trigger that uses a trigger shoe that can be swapped out for other styles. The trigger has a pivoting firing point set screw which can theoretically be set to any angle when actuating the microswitch. The frames are also reportably lighter than stock frames. These were once available for $160 in various colors but are now discontinued. However, they seem to have a fairly high resale value. These frames use their own triggers and won't function with generic ShockerSFT/Nerve triggers.
Hybrid Shocker SFT frame
Hybrid Shocker frame and trigger
Hybrid Shocker frame and trigger
Hybrid SFT frames were used on Hybrid Traitor Shocker SFTs. The frames were manufactured by Hybrid Technolgoies, which makes it another true aftermarket component rather than an OEM variation frame. These frames use a very different trigger system which has altered adjustments and design (magnet system located above the trigger for example). The most notable change is the position of the trigger pivot pin being much lower. Hybrid sold these frames for $140.
Logic Shocker 90 degree VS frame
Logic Shocker VS frame
Logic Shocker VS frame
Logic Paintball designed many vertical-style frames for other markers; this is their ShockerSFT/Nerve version. It uses Angel grips which were included. The VS frames are compatible with all typical ShockerSFT/Nerve triggers, although the trigger magnet position is changed to the top of the trigger rather than behind it. Logic sold the frames for $115 back when they were in production; available in black, silver, blue, and red.
Logic USF Shocker frame
Logic USF Shocker frame
Logic USF Shocker frame
This was Logic's second Shocker frame, which is a hybrid between a typical 45-style frame and the earlier 90 degree Ripper VS frame. The USF frame ergonomics are very different, and the frame uses a slightly higher grip angle, but still uses standard Shocker 45-style grips. It also works with all standard boards, triggers, and should use most vertical adapters. The frame includes an integrated dovetail mount on the bottomline, to attach directly with dovetail rail ASAs or tank systems. The magnet system was redesigned to be positioned above the trigger rather than behind it, like the other Logic Ripper frames. These frames cost $110 back when they were in production.
Speedscustom Shocker frame
(production version)
Speedscustom Shocker frame
Speedscustom Shocker frame
Speedscustom frames were released around 2010 and feature a very different design from the stock parts. This frame is a "clamshell" style which comes apart in two pieces which are attached together when assembled on the marker. Speedscustom frames have a large palm hump on the back and a larger trigger guard. They also use a custom-made trigger which has been designed for use with this frame only. There was only one batch of these frames produced; there were only around a dozen of them ever made.
Nummech/ZDS Pie frame
(production version)
Nummech/ZDS Pie frame
Nummech/ZDS Pie frame
Nummech Products produced a batch of these frames around early 2015. The frame's design is highly modified to improve ergonomics and make the grip frame shape smaller compared to the OEM Shocker/Nerve frames. The downside, however, is that the modified design is not compatible with some Shocker/Nerve parts and nearly all triggers require a permanent modification to fit. Detailed information can be found here: Pie frame compatibility
The frames use a return spring to ensure compatibility with both SFT and NXT triggers. The frames also have an integrated bottomline dovetail rail, sized the same as Smart Parts frame dovetails. These frames cost $119 each from Nummech Products.
Prototype frames:
Speedscustom Shocker frame prototype
Speedscustom Shocker frame prototype
This was the original version of Speedscustom frame before the actual batch was produced. There was only one of these made, featuring a slightly different design. This frame is listed here for the sake of completeness.
Nummech/ZDS Pie frame prototype
Nummech/ZDS Pie frame prototype
Nummech/ZDS Pie frame prototype
This was the original Pie frame design from 2010. Two of these frames were created for testing purposes, afterward the project was delayed for several years. These original frames used a drastically altered design which was only compatible with custom triggers, custom lower boards, custom grip panels, and custom snatchgrips. This frame is listed here for the sake of completeness.

Related Links:
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Triggers
Powerswitch actuator
Lower circuit boards
Solenoid

Overview:
Caution must be taken when reassembling the frame, to avoid damage to the upper board and/or wire harness.
Multiple aftermarket frames are available.