Another project that is going to my 10 year old nephew, same kid with the TARDIS, and of course a few shots of Caitlin doing the Patty Hearst thing testing it out. It's a jungle out there, be careful.
I don't play HALO, whatever versions there are, but just a shout out to instructables member DJ Radio who does post a few HALO ibles. If you want a HALO gun, you are just going to have to make it yourself. This is my first gun so go easy on me. Please rate and subscribe.
When my nephew asked for a HALO gun, I thought why not just give him a giant Angry Birds slingshot. But he is out of the Star Wars phase and on to HALO. Now, any non-working prop would probably work for a normal kid but I am the one making it. I originally got a Nerf machine gun to modify. Then when I was testing it out - there is no safety and you could take an eye out because the gun could be cocked and loaded without any indication. So when he is a little older, I may make a Nerf HALO minigun because I like the rotating turret mechanism. So then I checked out those ray-blaster guns with light and sound effects. I think that was a better choice to build upon. And besides, they are cheaper since I got a set of the ray-blaster pistol, small pistol and sword for about $30 US. I could use the small pistol and sword to make other props.
And any discussion on arming kids with guns, even play versions, you can refer to our elder statesman from Arkansas, proponent of 2nd Amendment Rights, the honorable ibler non grata NachoMahma. Teach the yungins well and they will act responsibly.