Introduction: The Desperado

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 This is a sweet gun. 

Thankyou silentassain21 for the name for this gun :)


 - 60 foot range absolutely not angled
 - 15 round open yellow rod magazine
 - Awesome true trigger with trigger guard
 - Super comfy sturdy handle 
 - Sturdy body of gun 
 - Barely any pieces used
 - Working sights on front 
 - Accurate as hell
 - Fires right through cardboard
 - Does not eat your rubber bands
 - Super fast reload
 - Insanely reliable 
 - Has a ram pull thingy (seen in video)
 - Looks sick.

The video ends at 3 mins. The rest is just me talking.

This gun should only take 20-30 minutes to make. ENJOY and SUBSCRIBE!!


Picture of PARTS LIST
gray:1(used to bulid)
flexi blue:1
flexi orange:1
dark gray:1
lt gray:4
yellow:42 (3 are used to bulid)
small tire:2
y clip/connector:22
blue clip 2
tan clip:2
ball socket:3
blue spacers:4
gray spacers:2
#32-#64:as many as you want (for ram)


(the atv is not my atv, just the type of atv i have)

Step 2: Body

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 This is how to make the body. Read all notes.

Step 3: Stuff

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 Build this stuff. Read all notes.

Step 4: Add It All On

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 Add it all on. Read all notes.

Step 5: More Stuff

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 More stuff. Read all notes.

Step 6: Finishing

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 Finishing up almost. Read all notes.

Step 7: Ram Pull

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 Ram pull. Read all notes. in the last pic put the rubber band where i show in the pic, or else your gun might not work well. FOR SOME PEOPLE THIS DOESNT WORK. Dont build it if you are new to knex or are getting started with knex.

If it doesnt work for you..... then just don't use it! Problem solved!

Step 8: Last Step

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 ..... *insert text here*


The Knex Inventor made it! (author)2016-06-16

Nice gun! The range for mine wasn't as good as "advertised", but it was still fun to play around with. Here's mine:

blockabloke (author)2014-09-28

What's with da quad bike?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

inergy (author)2011-02-05

Looks alot like I_Am_Canadian's Compact AST Pistol

LvNo1000 (author)inergy2013-04-21

So, how does it compare?

bboy321321 (author)2012-12-15

i'm new to this site how do you rate

builderguy101 (author)2012-08-13

do you need the ball sockets

daredevil499 (author)2011-12-29

great gun i'm going to give 5 stars for it

daredevil499 (author)2011-12-24


jimopertrat (author)2011-05-25

lol my tan clip on the ram rod keeps exploding!! 2 powerful! sweet gun anyway 2 stop it explodin?

jimopertrat (author)2011-05-25

Awsome 5*=)

Bommelding (author)2011-04-30

Where should those bendy rods attach?
And i don't have a bendy blue rod, can i just leave it out?

jimopertrat (author)Bommelding2011-05-25

Neither of the bendy rods are required but make it look cool

jimopertrat (author)jimopertrat2011-05-25

aaannnnd its the trigger guard

Michaelgoode (author)2010-07-22

do u need the wheel

james4 (author)Michaelgoode2011-04-23

no its just for comfort

james4 (author)2011-04-23

built it, this is AWESOME its really powerful

mrwhiz (author)2010-12-12

i did it with blue rods i dont know how you ever got the whites on i will tell you if its good when i get some rubber bands cuz mine all snaped from some other guns
ps i like the trigger and the design cool gun!

knex_mepalm (author)2010-10-04

My yellow rods always bunch together in the ram but nonetheless the work perfectly. Is it just e or knexfreek always has the the right everything making his gun absolutely perfect and some of our ones are bad?

sikufan (author)2010-08-28

Nice gun! Its realy small but you can make him very storng

An Villain (author)2010-07-16

Mine is a LOT different.

sontos12 (author)2010-03-19

whats that blue thing in the first picture? i have no pieces like that

KnexFreek (author)sontos122010-03-19

 Hmmm....  its a tan clip that doesnt have that little thing that sticks out on it. You can either take a tan clp, cut the little thing off it, and sand it down ; Or you can stop building :( That piece is VITAL. It is what blocks the ramrod, it is the trigger.

sontos12 (author)KnexFreek2010-03-20

no not that thing, theres a black and a sky blue one

KnexFreek (author)sontos122010-03-20

 the hinge?

sontos12 (author)KnexFreek2010-03-21

idk i think so, do i need that piece?

KnexFreek (author)sontos122010-03-21

 yes.... the hinge is what makes the trigger work. So no hinge = no working trigger.

sontos12 (author)KnexFreek2010-03-22

do you know what set thats in?

SpeedStrikerXLR (author)sontos122010-06-29

My friend gave me a hinge. so if you have a friend who has knex and has a hinge ask to borrow it.

adio (author)2010-06-18

Just modded the gun so you only need 10 "Y" connectors since I only have 10 it looks the same and is still very strong. :D

pie25x (author)2010-06-05

Isn't it wierd to shoot the yellow rds instead of a white or green rod?

iundonei (author)pie25x2010-06-16

not really. i mean since it is a small gun yea but overall yellow rods have better performance than blue white or green. so the bullet is sorta perfect for the gun.

Dante9030 (author)2010-04-27

nice i gave it a 5.0

hoi (author)2010-04-20

this is an awasome gun!!!!!!
but from that distance in the first video, i can do that too :P xD

tjdtjd1 (author)2010-04-14

holy shiz!
flying gun!
subscribed because i want a flying gun...
and all your stuff is freaking awesome

H1T4TCH1 (author)2010-04-04

 awesome, really awesome! i made it as a sidearm 4 my tank bow! i buyed some pieces from a friend, lol.
i build it in 10 minutes :P
thanks  4 the good instruction, they are really clear to me, cause you made them just only 4 professional knex gun builders... :)

chippyzchip (author)2010-04-04

This is probably one of the best knex pistols out their.

P.S. I cannot find my cookie!

squarepants (author)2010-01-04

 whats your trick?

KnexFreek (author)squarepants2010-01-04

 to use the yellow connectors to push/click in the white rods :) also did you build?
if so, do you likey? if not, did you use alot of bands?


squarepants (author)KnexFreek2010-04-04

 still havnt built =( sorry.
Nice trick though, and saw the power vid. For a gun of this size, in fact for a gun of any size, its incredible!

Decon93 (author)2010-03-20

i just figured y im having that problem its because im using a pointed/sharpened ram rod and that doesn't have enough surface area to have enough friction to keep it from slipping. haha my bad

KnexFreek (author)Decon932010-03-20

 LOL good :) i

Decon93 (author)2010-03-20

every time i go to pull the ram back it gets past the trigger, i let go of the ram and without pulling the trigger it fires becuase of the rounded tip of that blasted blue clip you should add a note in the ible that people can use a modded orange connector instead because that will help a lot and solve the miss fire issue. i think it's a good gun and all but just of that im going to take it apart and make ur repeating crossbow cause im too lazy to alter and rebuild this gun

KnexFreek (author)Decon932010-03-20

 LOL i read your comment above!

KnexFreek (author)2010-03-19


poo2thegeek (author)2010-03-16

 do you need the  flexi blue?

im shure ive got one but itle take long to find it

KnexFreek (author)poo2thegeek2010-03-16

 Nope :) but it adds a hell of alot of comfort. You can use a cut bendy rod if ya want :) But it is optional.

Merugop (author)2010-03-07

 are the tanclips nessecary?

KnexFreek (author)Merugop2010-03-07

 i cant remember :( But, i will look through the ible for you

KnexFreek (author)KnexFreek2010-03-07

 Ok, i just went through it. Yes one is needed, the other one is on the ramrod, but you can probably substitute something for that one :)

Merugop (author)KnexFreek2010-03-07

 like a yellow/brown mix tan clip?

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