LOSA Pistol 1

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Introduction: LOSA Pistol 1

About: I make instructables. I also have a YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/Lowneification!

This not your thing? Try my oodammo pistol!
www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Oodammo-Pistol/



The last picture is the new version with a longer handle. Since it is very easy I didn't bother adding it to the instructable, but here it is anyway.

If anyone has made this in the old colours or has made any mods please post a picture in the comment section!


Step 1: Mag

Make this twice. 

Step 2: Barrel

The barrel. I suppose you know what it's for. If you can't read the image notes in the first picture then click on picture 2 and then click picture 1.

Step 3: Trigger

 Here is the trigger.

Step 4: Scope

 Optional, but pretty good. If you don't want this then do not add the white rods and the dark grey connector in picture one.

Step 5: Handle

I used 1 blue rod to hold this together. I did this because it was the most comfy. However everybody is different so feel free to add as many as you like.

Step 6: Ramrod

I would advise you to use ONLY a black/clear rod for the ram.
If you can't see through the tape it's 2 dark grey connectors and an black (normally orange) connector.

Step 7: Fascias

 These are optional but they make the gun much stronger. The first two pictures are of the gun with and without the fascias to see which look you prefer. Hopefully the fascias look nicer (that's my opinion). In case you don't understand, the last picture is from the bottom of the gun.

Step 8: Mag Pusher, Mag Loading and Completing the Mag

See the pictures

Step 9: Sniping

WARNING! THE SNIPER ROD PICTURED IS VERY DANGEROUS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EVER FIRE THIS GUN AT ANYTHING/ANYONE. THAT UNFORTUNATELY INCLUDES GORDON BROWN. I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES CAUSED BY THIS GUN.

You must use rods the same length as the grey rod. 

Someone made an instructable for a straw rocket and they had a downloadable word document containing cut-out fin templates. If you wish to do the same, follow the link.
www.instructables.com/id/SWOV2A9F6B7Q0IJ/
Credit goes to Pudi.dk for the fin sheet

Step 10: THE RANGE MEASURING MACHINE...

Confession:
This is a bit embarrassing so I'm just gonna come straight out with it: I measured the L.A.P range completely wrong.
Basically my friend Nigel has this thing he made in A level electronics (he's a bit older than me) which measures the range of his BB guns by firing the pellet through a slot which has a small laser beam in it. The machine calculates the speed of the bullet (the amount of time the beam is disrupted for), and gives a reading of it's potential range in perfect conditions. 
I thought it would be compatible with K'nex guns, so I fired my LAP into the machine and it gave a reading of "60". I was satisfied as I thought that 60ft was a good range. I asked my friend what units the machine measured in, (just to check) and he said it measures in Yards. I was stunned! I worked out that 60 yards is 180ft! So I posted the range of the LAP as 180ft. 
However, I asked him if I could borrow it again for my shotgun (posted the video on YouTube) and he said yes. So I shot the bolt through, and it measured as 225, so that was 675ft! I was very sceptical at this, so I took it outside, and my best range was 204ft. Then the penny dropped! The machine must have measured in FEET, not YARDS! I went to him and told him to check his programming. He was adament that it was measuring in yards, so I showed him my L.R pistol (which I knew cannot shoot the length of my 50ft garden). The machine said 33. That's 100ft! So I told him to sort the machine out. He has now etched the word "feet" next to the digital display, and so tells me that he accepts FULL responsibility for this magor cock up.
 
And for the record, the LOSA pistol (with a more powerful design than the LAP) shoots 75ft, and about 110 with sniper rods, and this is not at an angle. Add about 15ft for the angled range. 

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    185 Discussions

    im really confused at no point does it tell you about how to make the gun fire please help as this gun looks really good.

    I just built this, and I found that it was very unstable and wobbly. I've been making models for a long time, and I'm sure I made this correctly, but is it supposed to be very unstable?

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    Hey man, never got an update for this comment for some reason...

    Hmm, not really sure, it's quite a sturdy design because of the side panels. I would recommend an oodammo gun these days, there's a lot floating a round but the best one is probably KillerK's dunkillmezak (I hope I got that right), or any of the guns that that gun took elements from! And of course turrets such as the TR8, TR18 and TR36 are the best for auto-loading guns, but they cost more pieces!

    But back to the topic, this was posted a few years ago so I can't really specifically remember exactly how the gun felt, but I think it was pretty sturdy. What specifically is "wobbly" about it? The mag? The barrel?

    thats awsome but how many yellow connector on the gun because i dont have many of them

    Nope, and it says so on the picture. If you're good at building from pictures take a look at my other gun like this: it's the same kind of thing but with a better trigger and a removable mag
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Carbine-rifle/

    Hey lowney i extended the mag to hold over 100 bullets it works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    IT IS AWESSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME AND YEAH WHAT DOES LOSA STAND FOR:]

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    Haha, actually this is relatively outdated now, check out my new assault rifle preview ;) And LOSA stands for "Lowney's official side arm".

    True bolt action is where there are 2 chambers, not 1 like on this gun. Basically there is one chamber that the bullets load into, and a firing pin pushes the loaded rod into a separate space, away from the other bullets. This is where it gets fired by another firing pin. They have greater range than most other guns

    it used to be "Lowney's Official Side arm" but I kinda moved away from this weapon now in favour of LOSA pistol 2, which was a true bolt action.

    Decent but I'd still go for a BR. These kinds of mag guns are becoming obsolete with shells, bolt action, and turrets increasing the range on repeaters.

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