Back in the late seventies and early eighties my parents had a policy to not buy my brother and I toy guns (remember the toy isles loaded with m16s, tommy guns, etc?) so instead my dad said he'd make my brother and I toy guns. As luck would have it, my dad ended up making some of the coolest and most durable toy guns ever. This gun is inspired by some of those early creations and couples it with current day Nerf products. This gun is intended for kids 8+ because it requires some good lungs to launch the Nerf darts. The range is very impressive (50ft + easy) and makes for a killer Nerf sniper weapon or a backup Nerf carbine. This is the perfect addition to you current Nerf armory. Similar to my last step-by-step, this is not a work of superior craftsmanship but more so an attempt by a Hero Dad* to make some cool stuff for my two sons.
*Hero Dad defined: any dad trying to impress his kids with some type of act or service
Step 1: Materials
1 piece of scrap wood preferably solid wood (I used an old un-used 10ply maple shelf from my last kitchen remodel)
8 tie wraps (8" - 10")
1 24" x 1/2" PVC pipe (these are usually found pre-cut at Home Depot)
1 1/2 x 1/2 PVC coupler (for the "flash suppressor"
Liquid Nails (love this stuff)
3/16" drill bit
1/2" drill bit
electric jig saw
one LED small flashight (if you want to add the tactical light to the flash suppressor)
Lego pieces (see step 7 & 8 for details)