Introduction: Blast From the Past: Knex EZM (Experimental ZKAR Mod)

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This is one of my older projects that I have not published on ibles until just now.  This project is basically an original take of the ZKAR, replacing the bolt on it with a handle pump.  It's about 11 layers thick in the handle pump part, but it's still fairly lightweight and portable.  The handle has knobs on it to make it comfortable, and the stock is curved to conform to your shoulder, and you can reload the mag with a breach in the side due to a mag mod bitz came up with.

I re-created the handle and took pictures of it.  I make no guarantees that it is accurate, although I tried my best to make sure it was.  The gray rod serves as the bolt in the gun, which pushes a bullet from the mag into the chamber.

I had internal pictures, but unfortunately lost them because of a glitch at KI.  I had to remove the photos from my computer in one of my periodic clean-ups to save space.  However I do have a video of it in action:


DJ Radio (author)2011-09-17


Knex.X (author)2012-10-05

Give me one valid reason for not posting this.

DJ Radio (author)Knex.X2013-07-23

I'm lazy. I don't knex anymore. I don't have this gun anymore.

That's 3 reasons which I guess contradicts the first, but they're valid enough.

joefredbob2012 (author)2013-03-06

make instructions

DJ Radio (author)joefredbob20122013-07-23

2 years 2 late.

Bartboy (author)2012-09-29

Nice. Very nice.

PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-29

Great job as always DJ, eleven layers is a defianate PRO. And when exactly did you build this (by the origional pictures I'm guessing about 2009)?

DJ Radio (author)PotatoCoffee2012-05-04

I actually built this around a year or so before I posted this ible.

PotatoCoffee (author)DJ Radio2012-06-25

Only one year off.

Awesomeguy99 (author)2012-01-01

hey guys i just built a quadruple tr 8 and i was wondering if i should post or not. each turret rotates after they r all out making 32 shots gets about 50 ft of range even though its a tr :(

DJ Radio (author)Awesomeguy992012-01-28

If you are wanting to advertise your guns don't do it on someone else's ible. Also we already have a TR36, meaning more shots using less space than your setup.

Knex.X (author)2012-01-06

Thats a nice gun you have there. i absolutely loved the ZKAR but the magazine didn't work for me. many people say it has the best handle ever but i think it was crap.

skyfaller (author)2011-10-30

Where can i get pictures fop the breech mod?

TigerNod (author)2011-10-12

I have always loved the ZKAR. I still do, since I dislike turrets. This seems like a worthy follow up for me. I would love to see instructions.

Personally I'm not a great fan of the pump-handle, I have used it once or twice on my friend's turret-handle rifle. I experienced the rate of fire actually decreased instead of increased, since I had to move my finger from the trigger each time I pumped back the handle. So perhaps a more conventional pump would be better for me, but that's just my opinion. Pumps are awesome, that's for sure.

DJ Radio (author)TigerNod2011-10-14

For me, the handle pump got a faster ROF than the ZKAR, because you can have your second hand on the foregrip instead of the cocking pin, resulting in better accuracy. As for the finger trigger thingy you mention, just keep your finger straight while pulling the handle pump back and forth.

TigerNod (author)DJ Radio2011-10-15

Hm, I see. That is true. However I think a real pump would be even faster. (It would be longer, but length don't matter I think.)

TheRacker (author)TigerNod2011-10-15

Real pump guns are huge.....

TigerNod (author)TheRacker2011-10-19

Yeah, but to be honest I dont give a damn about length. ;-)

Nice gun btw. Too bad it does not work...

TheRacker (author)TigerNod2011-10-19

Thanks. I was at least happy the pump worked. It was worth it just to cock it and dry fire over and over, SOOO SATISFYING!!

TigerNod (author)TheRacker2011-10-22

Heh, yeah. Thats what I like about pumps too.

rec0n (author)2011-09-27

Even though this is just a mod, It should be rated higher.

DJ Radio (author)rec0n2011-09-28

All my stuff should. But hey, stupid people are stupid. It's not the rating that matters, it's the work itself, although the high ratings are nice.

rec0n (author)DJ Radio2011-09-28

Yeah. High rating tend to get something more noticed usually. Besides that, they are just a way for haters to try to get attention.

DJ Radio (author)rec0n2011-09-29

Except they don't because nobody knows who they are.

Randomguy65 (author)2011-09-28

I saw this on KI, awesome mod.

DJ Radio (author)2011-09-19

People who rate my stuff down are stupid and don't deserve their opinion.

They only rate down cuz they suck at building :P

I really do think I deserve more than I get credit for. The best Halo BR replica isn't the highest rated. Fail.

lol, but just because you think its awesome, doesnt mean everybody does, not everybody will see it the same.

Find a Knex Halo Battle Rifle replica that looks better than mine and we'll talk.

Yes, it might be the best one out there, but that doesnt mean you should brag so much about yourself

Really, the only 2 places I have said that are on the ible itself, and here.

TheFoofinator (author)DJ Radio2011-09-22

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Raz1r Knex Bull3t (author)2011-09-12

Haha, I remember this thing when you posted it on KI. I think we should combine it with the Zaktangle, so it has a removable mag. Then it it could proly be superior, over the handle pump TR, which I think is somewhat over rated. With a handle pump Zaktangle, you have more ammo when you have a mag in then 8 shots. High ROF, also quicker reloading. I just don't think that every turret gun someone ends up posting should be THA BEST GUN EVA. Honestly, logic boy/Fred the penguin's topic basically proved that range isn't everything. That's why I totally agree with TD for the yeaars he's been trying to get through some KI members heads. You evidently have a better chance having a high ROF gun that has a lot of ammo in the mag or whatever, and quick reloading, than a standard TR.
But don't get me wrong, I like TR's and stuff, I just think they're overrated.

choosing the right knex gun comes down to where the fight is taking place indoors outdoors
for outdoor wars you need a gun with range hands down range wins 1 on 1 range wins 3 on 3.... 5 on 5 w/e long story short when working with your team mates to cross up positions meaning everyone has everyones back so no one can get charged without 1 or more guns having a shot on the opponent
its really hard to get in close an "flank" an opponent that is working together... believe me ive tried... TRs are hard to beat at outdoor wars right now due to the ability to shoot oodammo at a good rof, range, an velocity
even more difficult is trying to charge a team of TRs all covering each other all loaded with oodammo or even worse still fin ammo...
the chances of successfully charging even if more than one charge is slim
pandemonium has shown this time an time again
not saying the TR is the best gun ever just saying range is pretty key to winning outdoor knex wars
now as for indoor knex wars... or basement wars thats a different story
range is limited so more guns can be mixed into the fight not saying trs would suk but i am saying that shotguns and semi's with at least 30ft or range would have a good shot at doing well
id eventually like to build a working pump action shotgun that can shoot at the range of trs loaded with oodammo meaning the only advantage trs would have is if they shot fin ammo... bla bla bla lol range is needed believe me life is tough when your out ranged lol try it at a war sometime no fun

About the ROF, I completely disagree. In 1v1 battles in my backyard, the exact opposite has been true.

DJ Radio (author)Oblivitus2011-09-17

1v1 is different from team games. In a 1v1 you only need to hit one shot to win, because you only have one opponent. ROF is important in knex wars like pandemonium because you can easily get double-teamed while in combat.

Oblivitus (author)DJ Radio2011-09-17

Yeah, I get that.

I never said it had a better ROF, I just said it would be better to make it have removable mags, so you could reload quicker and have more ammo. I just said it has a high ROF, not that it was better.

This one isn't a quick reload. I know the ZKAR also has a removable mag option but that one takes the LONGEST to pre-load, meaning that if you only go in with 2 mags, you can only use those 2 and once they're spent, they're spent. Both options have pros and cons obviously.

Which is why you can build a really long removable mag with lots of ammo in it.

SomeAsianKid (author)2011-09-12

I've been wondering for ages, are you Asian? Cos Seriously you look like one D:


Thats either a really creepy thing to ask, or its slightly racist. You choose.

RACIST! RACIST! I choose racist!

DJ Radio (author)Oblivitus2011-09-17


Lol wut

That GIF is obligatory on any discussion that involves racism. You heard me.


I almost broke my screen trying to kill that bug >_>

~KGB~ (author)SomeAsianKid2011-09-19


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