How to make a homeade Airsoft Gun from a Nerf gun

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This Instructable will show you all of the necessary steps to convert your average Nerf gun into an amazing Airsoft gun! It will also teach you how to become a basement airsoft player. Includes creation of airsoft gun, armor, and some basic tactics to get you started. What are you waiting for! Start your quest today! By the way, I am not liable for anything you do with this information. This is my first Instructible by the way.
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Step 1: Gathering the materials

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Here is a list of the materials you will need to create your homeade Airsoft gun.

1. Nerf Gun*
2. One pen**
3. Duct tape
4. Pair of pliers
5. Some Airsoft bullets

  • It is usually best to use a Nerf gun that has a single barrel to put Nerf bullets in.

** If you want a longer barrel, you will need more than one pen. Just use some duct tape to attach two together. Just keep in mind, the longer the barrel, usually the more accurate. But, the more barrels you add the more of a chance the bullet will shoot off course because of imperfect taping.

Step 2: Making the barrel

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To make the barrel, take the pliers and pull off the top and the back of the pen. Make sure you get a pen that the bottom and top come off easily. I went to Dollar General and bought 20 pens for $1.50, and they come apart very easily. If the bottom will not come off with blunt force, feel free to cut the bottom off.

You will also need to slighty crush the end of the barrel if the bullet will roll anywhere you don't want it to, like into the gun.

Step 3: Attaching the barrel to the gun

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It is not necessary to actually tape in the barrel, just wrap the tape around the end of the pen barrel until when you insert the pen into the gun barrel it fits very snuggly, and does not fall out.
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NerfFTW1 year ago
Dude why did you have to use a VINTAGE nerf gun? The dang thing is 1000$ by today's standards and you turn it into an airsoft gun? Wow just wow

Because airsoft is better.

Stratles25 years ago
why doesnt everyone just buy a real airsoft gun
because nerf guns have bigger plunger tubes AND THEREFORE MORE POWER AND THEREFORE ARE GOODERS then airsoft.
Maybe for what is available in Australia, but go on yutube abd look up American airsoft guns from brands like G&G, King Arms, WE, Dboys, etc. and you will see why people are saying to just buy one. Check out my link, I'm sure you could use it in a nerf gun.
danner oh11344 years ago
gooder is not a word
is worstest huh huh huh????!!!!!
It is on the internet. XD
and there illigal in sum countrys not to forget
I agree. with nerf airsoft guns, you can walk around with them and not get in trouble by the popo. with regular airsoft guns, you will get in trouble most of the time.
ya, in ma country you may not even have a air rifle untill you're 18! (i actually am illegal cuz i got a bb gun so if the police notices im in trouble lol)
in vancouver you just need to be with someone thats 18+ (ima young teen)
do you mean ''regular'' air rifles (no replica), or a replica. since my my country you may not have anything that even looks like a real WEAPON
in vancouver you can have replecas but they need somthing to make them fake or put in a gun case in public
Because us Australians can't have em, :((
because those who convert the nerf guns actually have a sense of imagination
SAWAirsoft2 years ago
To you over seas underground airsofters, look at this Instructable we made:
FANG 52 years ago
I converted my Jolt into an airsoft. Thanks bro/gal/dude/whatever. Now I can shoot the cats that poop on my lawn. Thanks again.
PoniesSwag2 years ago
Nice blue plastic butter knife! I love jokes that aren't funny!

Ok seriously.

Does this work as an airsoft gun??
TehDuckzor4 years ago
Unless youre poor or want a unique gun on the battlefield, i suggest buying an actual airsoft gun. My TAR21 shoots 460 FPS...
Unless you're going to throw $200 on a plaything, I suggest investing in a cheap nerf gun and converting it.

Seriously, if you want to brag, do it where someone cares.
max745 years ago
thats not a real bayonet its a  butter knife
bubba j max744 years ago
Yes no one relized that But any ways if you look at the picture the kids like seventeen so why in the world would he have a real one AND if your seventeen why is this kid wearing cardboard instead of a sweatshirt
35Timmy bubba j3 years ago
i did nodice besides they did not have plastic back then in the amercian civil war and that tube byonet was also plastic and was made from a pen
Nice idea! But I wish there was a better way to keep the BBs in the barrel.
MCortez8153 years ago
Hey, does anyone know a way to make it so the BB stays in the back of the barrel instead of rolling out? There must be some sort of way to use adhesive to get it to stay until fired.
AustralLord7 years ago
my gun can rip through carboard boxes and stick to the behind wall (of the box) from ten feet, watch out for this!
my gun can go throuh dry wall walls
Yes, well, you probably don't use airsoft guns made out of pens and nerf guns.
actually, i made this and it does go through cardboard from 10-15 feet away
what gun did you use? i used a tech target gun and it leaves welts at 35+ ft. cardboard? pffft... t layers with rubber band mod and simple 2 pen hopper will shoot 20 rounds a fast as you pull back the cock thing.
i used a tech target too it dont work what do i do
Exactly why doesn't it work? It should work, unless it's broken or faulty.
it fire just bad and ive tried everything
Does it fire regular nerf darts bad too?
lol just addding to the reply line
heh..... Thats actually pretty funny....
If the gun is broke, its broke, nothing you can do, but if it isn't broken, make sure that the barrel is sealed where it meets the gun, if the gun is not sealed properly, the air escapes and cannot propel anything
i'll send you a pic when i get home from work tonight.
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