Introduction: Knex Rhino Pistol

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This is my latest knex gun. It is a small version of my Knex Rhino V1 designed to fit into a trouser pocket. It has a comfortable handle and a range of around 35ft and is accurate to 15ft. The best bit of this gun is the rachet system, it has never broken under pressure and will hold any load you put on it (I've tested it and it will hold at max X10 #64 bands stretched at 60 cm)! With practice it takes around 2-3 seconds to load. It is quite tough so don't worry if you drop it or step on it. Cons: At first aiming can be difficult (However it is just a matter of practice) this is the same for most knex guns.

Step 1: The Rachet System

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Step 2: The Gun Barrel

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Step 3: The Handle

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Step 4: Connect Parts

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Step 5: Elastic Bands and Ammo

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jaffawarrior1 (author)2013-01-08

25 #65 rubber bands it was massacre

jaffawarrior1 (author)2013-01-07

love it

kii-1 (author)2011-09-19

wont even shoot.

asassin28 (author)2011-07-27

where do you put the ammo

ant ant 33 (author)2010-01-27

 err. hi. how long is this gun?

ant ant 33 (author)ant ant 332010-01-29

 Thanx. i made it anyway so its ok. its s-w-e-e-t

JonnyDude2008 (author)ant ant 332010-01-30

Nice! what kind of range did you get?

ant ant 33 (author)JonnyDude20082010-01-30

 dunno, i didnt shoot it to test the range but with a stupid amount of elastic bands it put a big hole in an empty deodorant can. dont have a pic sorry

JonnyDude2008 (author)ant ant 332010-01-31

Nice. I'm currently building the last of the Rhino Series, The Rhino Sniper. I will tell you when it is complete!

ant ant 33 (author)JonnyDude20082010-01-31

 sweet!!!!!! to mine i have elongated the barrel a lot so the bands are stretched further and put a sight on it!!!!! and it works too
i'll make a short instructable to show evry1 maybe how to do it wiv the credit going to you of course. with it i hit a deodorant can and it went FLYING!!!!!

JonnyDude2008 (author)ant ant 332010-01-31

Finished! Longer/Stronger barrel, improved stock, improved rachet design and unbelieveable power! I didn't feel the need to add a sight.

ant ant 33 (author)JonnyDude20082010-01-31

 oh right wow! that was fast. it's a huge improvement isnt it?

JonnyDude2008 (author)ant ant 332011-06-23

I never uploaded the Rhino Sniper :'-( but i did just upload the Rhino Rifle V1.1 if your intrested!

ant ant 33 (author)JonnyDude20082010-01-31

 r u using a ratchet thingy for that too?
all u really have to do is make the barrel 3ft longer like i did!!!! lol

JonnyDude2008 (author)ant ant 332010-01-29

Not exactly sure. Small enough to fit in a pocket.

skyfaller (author)2011-03-22

Wow! I like how you can shoot lots of different types of ammo. Excellent design!


garrett10 (author)2010-11-21

Great Ible!
I just finished it, at it looks great! Only a couple of unclear steps, but they were easy to decipher. 4 Stars 4 j00! :D

JonnyDude2008 (author)garrett102010-11-24

Thank you!

MrSillyGuns (author)2010-09-21

ok u stole this idea, like straight out of my head

GTRPLR1995 (author)MrSillyGuns2010-10-25

LOL, Thats impossible... or is it???

MrSillyGuns (author)GTRPLR19952010-10-25

it is impossible

Sorry, what is impossible?

stealing ideas out of my head

ant ant 33 (author)2010-01-28


DJ Radio (author)2009-07-07

Nice gun. You might want to put some wheels on the front, and then loop the rubberbands around. 4*

ant ant 33 (author)DJ Radio2010-01-28

 nice. good idea

JonnyDude2008 (author)DJ Radio2009-07-07

Might try it. Thanks for the tips.

darkboy13 (author)2009-07-28

how do you fire???

ant ant 33 (author)darkboy132010-01-26

 the elastic band attached to the trigger pushes a rod to block the spinny ratchet thing but when the trigger is pulled it un-blocks the ratchet allowing it to spin and the bands to be released

JonnyDude2008 (author)darkboy132009-07-29

You pull the trigger which releases the ratchet causing the elastic bands to be released at high speeds. The elastic band then contacts the projectile and forces it to move through the barrel and thus firing the gun.

ant ant 33 (author)2010-01-26

 i will make this
could u add a parts list?

ant ant 33 (author)2010-01-26

 this is just like the striker pistol. put it in the toolbar
it it longer but uses the same mechanism. Butits great. 5*

fail (author)2010-01-24

i made a gun like this but 3 times as big with the same trigger mech about a year ago and it was AWSOME. you could put virtually infinite rubber bands on it :)
im looking forward to making this one.

JonnyDude2008 (author)fail2010-01-25

Take a look at my Knex Rhino if you like this one. Glad you like the pistol. By the way have you got any pictures of your gun?

FlutterTree (author)2009-12-21

I got it to shoot 50 feet approx. but it take a second to reload!

FlutterTree (author)2009-12-19

This gun pwns. I have wars with 'em all the time!:)

Thank you very much. Do you find it powerful enough though, it is very small?!

X-Baybeh-X1 (author)2009-12-09

I dont get how it fires. I have made the gun but where you explain it on the comments above it still dosnt give me a clue how to fire it, nice gun and all but if you could get back to me as soon aspossible on how to fire this gun with a simple way of explaining it, that would be great. Thanks, Great design and great gun.

Thanks for your help. X Baybeh X1 x

You see the ammo on the last slide of this step? Well that slots into the barrel as shown on the intro picture. The elastics are pulled back and placed on the ratchet as shown. The gun is now loaded. Pull the trigger to fire.

Wafflicious (author)Wafflicious2009-10-03

that was meant as a reply to the wheels comment

darkboy13 (author)2009-07-28

ahh worked it out now

Liuet_Jonah (author)2009-07-27

How do you put the ammo in?

The ammo as shown in step 5 fits into the gap in the barrel.

kitfire555 (author)2009-07-21

kwl the rachet system is really good im making a rifle and ill use it and give u credit johnnydude08

JonnyDude2008 (author)kitfire5552009-07-22

Thanks alot by the way its spelled like this: JonnyDude2008. Did you build it?

manu11 (author)2009-07-06

seriously 15! what was the range?

JonnyDude2008 (author)manu112009-07-06

40ft lol! Its because the Barrel is so small you need lots of bands!

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