Introduction: How to Super Mod the Nerf Nite Finder

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Hello all nerf fans! In this Instructable you will learn how to "super mod" the Nerf Nite Finder.


After you finish modding the gun, it will shoot very fast and defiantly could take someone's eye out. Please be careful when you are in wars to wear goggles. I am not responsible for the uses you put to this gun, who you kill, murder, manslaugter, mortally wound, blind, or give permanent welt to. Please be careful!!!!!


Step 1: Tools and Supplys Needed

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Okay, first lets get what you need to mod the gun.
Road trip to Home Depot!

6 inches of 1/2 inch pvc or cpvc pipe
pipe cutters or some kind of saw
a small phillips screwdriver
thick rubberbands
duct tape

Step 2: Taking It Apart

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Okay, Lets begin by taking the gun apart. There are 14 screws that you have to unscrew. use the phillips screwdriver to do this. Then, slowly open case.

Step 3: Taking Apart the Trigger Mech and Modding Spring

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In this step we will take apart the trigger mech and loading system and mod the spring.

Step 4: Put It All Back Together

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Now that you modded the spring, just simply put everything back the way it was. if you can't do this on your own, then i will post pictures directing you.

Step 5: Adding Rubberbands

Now, to further modifying it you need to add rubberbands to the ram so that it will compress faster. Simple! just loop around the ram and secure to the front of the gun underneath the barrel. Done!

Step 6: Conclusion

Now that you have a modded nerf gun, in fights and on the street people will look up at you like you are in the army. Use your weapon with caution!

Thanks! N-Striker, Celloman


SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)2010-03-28

***Attention*** Just to bring to you alls awareness, but this instructable is almost 3 years old! I have no interest at all about nerf guns anymore. Face it, their for 5th graders! I would have deleted this instructable a long time ago, but it is still vary active and I am keeping it up here for you alls sake. have fun with your plastic guns.

bwool1 (author)SeMi_AuToMaTic2011-01-01

Actually, this instructable was only 2 years and 20 days old at the time of this comment. Not even close to 3 years. By the way, I will have fun with my plastic guns, thank you.

rocketkid (author)bwool12011-01-04

plastic guns should always be used when shooting cats, parents, sisters, and the neighbor kid, due to real guns making such a big mess...

legoman111 (author)rocketkid2013-08-28

Late reply, but... Why you shoot cats?!

lil larry (author)rocketkid2011-02-16

I love shooting my sister


LiftAndLove (author)2013-02-18


GLaDOS V_3.11 (author)2012-05-26

i suggest modding it to have a new spring. mine has a 15-20 lb spring i think, and it can go really far with that. i just need to increase accuracy for it. it also has a .22 cal rifle scope attached to it. trust me, it needs it.

woodstockbirdy (author)2011-06-22

This should probably be in the "nerf section"

Ben Mighall (author)2011-04-19

What kind of range do you get with it?

bbot2000729 (author)Ben Mighall2011-06-07

With aftermarket spring, dart fork removal, drilling out the air restrictor, rubber bands, extended 6" cpvp barrel, and lubricant? 113 feet.

Knexman15 (author)2011-04-14

cool i am going to do the mod once i get the gun

alex4646 (author)2010-06-04

air restrictor removal?

hmm... (author)alex46462011-01-03

Ya... Normally that's included in an instructable on powering-up Nerf guns...

ShapoopiAGr (author)2008-06-27

Uhhh, you may want to warn people that stretching springs greatly shortens their life span.

dsman195276 (author)ShapoopiAGr2008-07-01

hmm, it does? how?

ShapoopiAGr (author)dsman1952762008-07-01

Well when springs are made they are treated with various methods to help it "spring" back to a predefined length. You screw with that length and the manuafacturing treatments won't help anymore and the spring will degrade rather quickly.

SirLegacy908 (author)ShapoopiAGr2010-12-26

its still gonna take a couple of years to happen

dsman195276 (author)ShapoopiAGr2008-07-01

ok, thanks for clearing that up( man, there goes my maverick!)

 Not completely. You can greatly increase the life span of a stretched spring by simply blasting it with a blow torch until it's red hot, (or heating it any other way,) then letting it air cool.

EGO! (author)dsman1952762008-10-12


EGO! (author)2008-10-12


d3monhax0r (author)EGO!2009-11-27

basically theres like this peg sorta thing, orange thats a circle with a stick coming off of it for the bullet to rest on.  u snap off the stick, and dremil  out the whole thing so its only that orange circle left and  place it back in

chibiwind (author)d3monhax0r2010-11-21

i thought the air restrictors were those circular bits inside the barrel that slow down the air coming out

d3monhax0r (author)chibiwind2010-11-22

hmmm?... not exactly sure what part you're talking about

the air restrictor is the bright orange piece.
has peg attached to it
has spring and 3pronged thing underneath it.

You remove the 3pronged thing, and spring
snap peg off dremel the circle thing so there ONLY a ring left everything else is gone

chibiwind (author)d3monhax0r2010-12-02

i looked at mine a bit and noticed they are the same thing, they are connected to each other

lawlipop (author)2008-11-28

I just want a simple mod for my N-Finder that doesn't involve BUYING anything expensive! Im only a kid, my parents won't wanna go to Home Depot!

Shut Up Now (author)lawlipop2009-08-11

what you should do is open up your gun and find wire cutting pliars and use it to snip out the orange disk which is the air restrictor. let me find a picture for you...btw, this alone will add a lot of range to our gun.

Shut Up Now (author)Shut Up Now2009-08-11

as you can see, the barrel has a bunch of pieces. the piece with the rod needs to end up more like this. if you can, then do the same to the piece that goes before this one in the barrel assembly. these two things will add a lot of range. BE WARNED: anyone that takes out the ars in their gun should not dry fire it. without the restrictors, the plunger will smash into the end of the tube and break eventually.

novakfor3 (author)Shut Up Now2009-09-23

This is not true.

Shut Up Now (author)novakfor32009-09-23

it is definitely not good for the internals of your gun, so if you are prone to dry firing, then put some soft foam on the end of the plunger head. the plunger tube will crack from stress eventually otherwise.

novakfor3 (author)Shut Up Now2009-09-24

I've opened up my gun, and everything is working in perfect order.

How do you know what you say is true?

Have any of your pieces broke?

Have you even went back into your gun since modifying it?

chibiwind (author)novakfor32010-11-21

my friend has one of the larger nerf guns and he did the same thing and we noticed that after a while the plunger was becoming chipped

Shut Up Now (author)novakfor32009-09-24

I know what I am saying is true because people on the nerfhaven forums accept it as widely known, and yes, on mine, one of the little places where the plunger tube screws down cracked from the force. the one towards the barrel. yes I have opened it up many times since the initial mod. if you don't believe me then dry fire your gun all day long, I really don't care.

novakfor3 (author)Shut Up Now2009-09-25

I actually have done that. Perfect pieces.

Shut Up Now (author)novakfor32009-09-26

I am talking about excessive dry-firing. A couple times isn't a big deal.

kittymeow (author)lawlipop2009-04-21

i hear ya

SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)lawlipop2008-11-29

how old are you? man, my dad had all this stuff in his garage. and we live in the suburbs. (even though home depot is like a mile and a half from our house.) do you have a screw driver? just smash it down the barrell a couple of times really hard. an air restrictor will fall out. thats one easy mod. or, you can take it apart and put in another smaller spring that will fit inside the other one. this gives you more power. thats all of the really small stuff that i can think of right now. Hope that helps!

rhcp6989 (author)2010-08-04

Just adding rubber bands will increase the distance by a couple of feet. Also, from previous experience, you should experiment with different length barrels to find your ideal length. Too long of a barrel will slow down the dart.

domo0 (author)2010-07-06


lazyboy13 (author)2010-06-27

i did this once and the gun shoots reallly, really , really far. its crazy

MAVREV13 (author)2010-03-16

nice mod dude im not trying to be mean but i modded my nite finder in a way similar to urs and it is DEAD silent 1 problem it gets 30 ft.

heavydeath (author)2010-01-30

 how do u do the vacuum loading

Tonaho (author)2010-01-05

You can Zack. Doing so will add a quick and effective bit of power. Also modding the spring by stretching it, however is a more effective way to do so.

Striker, is the "spring mod" you talk about a stretch? To my knowledge stretching out the spring works better if you heat it after stretching. I don't stretch my springs because I don't know exactly how to do this correctly, but I'm sure some research could uncover it.
Otherwise I'd just say that you might be a bit more specific with some of this. VERY good instructions on how to deconstruct the gun though. Kudos. 

me me 33 (author)2010-01-04

u shoud add take off the suckish socalled lazer

zack attack (author)2009-12-03

can i just not open the gun and only add rubber bands?

Nerfgenius (author)2009-10-19

I think the barrel you are using is CPVC instead of PVC

superjoe12 (author)2009-10-11

this sounds great until i tried to put the pvc barrel back into the gun it doesnt fit! can someone tell me how i am supposed to make it fit right? i have one of the old blue nite finders if that helps at all.

allenmt (author)2009-09-27

all so you should take out the thing at the front were the bullet is shot from it give it more air and faster launch speed

lynxboy (author)2008-07-01

You should take out the air restrictors. I did that to mine and it adds another 15 feet!

EGO! (author)lynxboy2008-10-12


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