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Do people prefer 3 layer guns or 5 layer guns??

Do people prefer 3 layer knex guns or 5 layer knex guns??

An Villain5 years ago
5 layers are good for biggish ones (rbg's rifles, big pistols like your fx-9 pistol and your monster pistol) but for little ones 3 layers is best. however 5 layers is good for clips and such.
travw5 years ago
Well, I like 3 layer guns because the rods don't stick out as much.
But I really prefer:
11 LAYERS THICK!!!
Just kiddin'
omg how do you get 11 layers thick?
my shotgun is 11 layers thick
 Wrong! It's UNNECESSARILY 11 layers thick. And I made it. Pretty good.
 wel it has to be 11 layers to accommodate a yellow connector. thanks for building!! but if you wanted something similar that is ALOT better, build my hell slayer  :)
Yellow rods.
uhh, what guns use that strong mech, I like the 5 layer Mezak one becuse it uses BRICK LIKE building to reinforce it, i dropped it down 2 stories on carpet, and only the mag fell of!
Knexsayer.
KnexFreek travw5 years ago
 my shotgun is 11 layers
Killer~SafeCracker (author)  travw5 years ago
HA HA, The ends of white rods don't stick out farther than the blue rods.
Yes they do, a white rod holds up to 3 connectors, a blue up to 6. Therefore each side of a 5 layer gun will have rods sticking out an extra blue spacer. Get what I mean?
Killer~SafeCracker (author)  travw5 years ago
Oh I see what you mean. I was saying if the rod was full it wouldn't.
Gotcha. BUT: actually it sticks out a tiny bit more.
To test it do this:
-put 3 of any connectors sideways on a white rod.
-put 6 of any connectors sideways on a blue rod.
You can put a connector on each end of the blue rod, but not the white.
Viola! My work is done!
Killer~SafeCracker (author)  travw5 years ago
Yes but it doesn't make a difference in the way it feels.
tires? but look at z35 it has a comfey handle
I didn't like it much. The connection to the body was weak.
Bartboy5 years ago
5 or more. I like 11.
 my shotgun hazzez 11 layers
jollex5 years ago
 5 layers.
cj814995 years ago
I like 3 as i don't have 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 (exaggeration) knex pieces
TigerNod5 years ago
5 layers are better, they are more sturdy and offer more possiblilities, and they are about just as compact.
Killer~SafeCracker (author) 5 years ago
Thank you everyone for you answers. I have found that people prefer 5 layer guns so thanks to you all.
knexsniper15 years ago
i would say that people prefer 3 layer guns if they are trying to make them really sleeker, but i would like a 5 layer gun better becasue then it can be smoothed out like your TAW
nutty guy5 years ago
people with less pieces like 3 layers but 5 layers make the gun seam more real and to size
stale565 years ago
5 are sturdier, but because blue rods are 6 wide, it can cause things to jam UNLESS you have a Y clip, or a get connector, or whatever on it. I prefer using 5 for rifles, big pistols and RBGs, but 3 for small handguns.
i think its all up to the builder like in some of your in the fx series theres a yellow not a blue or white moste white rod wide pistol are sturdy but most like the tds has some points where its a blue wied but yeh
smilee5 years ago
5 layers seem comfortable for me and they are way sturdier.
DJ Radio5 years ago
I prefer 5 layers for larger rifles and such, I like 3 layers for smaller guns.