The much anticipated "Shanti" bow, or the D-TAB (dual-turret assault bow) is finally here.  The D-TAB is a shot bow, meaning that is is a bow/crossbow that shoots more than one shot at a time.  The unique thing about this shot bow however, is that it uses turrets, making for maximum range and power.  It also utilizes the first compound bow system that I have seen in knex, giving the firing pin an extra "thrust" as it accelerates towards the turrets.  The design of the bow was inspired by S0lekill3r's oodammo shotbow, as you can see that the barrel, firing pin, and ram guide are almost identical to his.  I also used Knexfreek's trigger, which I happen to really like, but there are many different triggers you can use with this gun.  As you saw with the forum pictures, the turrets were tilting, and I had no idea why.  When I took the bow apart for the instructable and put it back together again, there was no more tilt.  Weird but I'm happy with it.  That made the gun much more accurate.  This is by far the best weapon I have ever made out of knex and if you make it, you you will feel the same.  Imagine dual wielding tr-8s with one hand...yeah.  

Don't forget to comment and rate-as KSC says, "It only takes a couple seconds"

-Dual turrets
-Compound bow system
-Textured fore-grip
-Quick reload
-Awesome range and power
-Perfect for wars (my main)

-Tricky to wind
-Safety kind of makes the handle uncomfortable, but you don't need it

-S0lekill3r for the barrel, ram/pin, ram guide
-Knexfreek for the trigger (I modded it a little to make it compatible with the safety)

Feel free to upload pictures of yours-I am trying to get all of the ones people have made and show them on the ible


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WAAAAYYYY too many gray connectors.
Kinetic (author)  Liberty Prime5 years ago
 I know! I had to take apart my hellslayer to make the turrets.
hellslayer is an awesome gun!
rlaxrlax3 years ago
this is amazing
lemonpickle4 years ago
you should have called this the trial blazer
mulletman64 years ago
This is one of my favorite guns on this site! I've just made your Kinetic rifle, so would need to take that apart to be able to make this again :/
TigerNod4 years ago
Hey, here I am again. I'd like to say once more, this is an excellent gun. I have built three of these now; one for myself, one for a friend, and one for another firend. Very nice gun, good reliability especially, although I do not like the way the bands on the turret fit.

Although the gun works very well with our current Knex war rules (you can get hit 5 times before you're out, which means that with the DTAB it only takes 3 shots actually) and its reliability is keen, I did figure out I could not win many wars with it. With so little shots, I could not afford to miss very often. That is why I am modding this weapon now.

I am trying to place two 18-shots turrets on front instead. It will be difficult though, and I surely hope the accuracy and reliability will be affected. I could also take it to the extremes with a 36 shots turret, in case I really never want to reload anymore. That'd be lol, although it would probably be too heavy to be comfortable.

(Or I could go for a proper mag like FVB, although I am not sure about the reliability of such a magazine.)
Kinetic (author)  TigerNod4 years ago
Glad you and your friend like it! I know it isn't as well equipped for a war as other guns, but once I am done with my semi auto, I plan to revisit this gun and give it a SwagBoss-like trigger, giving it two separate shots (or one dual shot) each time the ram is pulled back, as well as modify the turret mounts so that they wind in the same way that Killerk's most recent TR does.
I have constructed the Swagboss as well, and I must warn you here. Because the Swagboss uses two firing pins, bands must be arranged on both sides of the gun. This causes the firing pins to bend a lot, reducing power and accuracy. Personally I'd go for a single firing pin every day.

Also, I am uncertain wheter the bow would continue to work when bands could only be arranged on one side at a time.

Kinetic (author)  TigerNod4 years ago
My solution for that would be to set up 2 pulleys, one for each pin, that would direct the bands in a forward direction for a certain distance and then each pin to its own half of the bow.
Hm, yes, that sounds like it could work.
very good gun, except i don't like having to redo the rubberbands every time i finish the turret, so i modded it to make it a mag!
Kinetic (author)  Football viking boy4 years ago
Good idea!
your my 100th commenter!!!
Sharir17014 years ago
Kinetic (author)  Sharir17014 years ago
Haha thank you! Let me know if you have any questions.
i have built the gun it is awesome. right now i have got 2 thick rubber bands tied together which makes one long one. but when i put another one on, the yellow connector of the firing pin where there is the blue spacers on the white rod that bit breaks. please reply 
Kinetic (author)  Benjamin Grover5 years ago
 How do you mean?  Does the rod with the spacers come off or do the actual connectors break?
omg !!! copy exactly what he said (benjamin grover) !!! i also use two thick bands tied together, but tried to add more, and white connectors break ...
any way, to your question, Kinetic, the white connectors of the ram just break and pieces go flying everywhere... if you can help me, please do as fast as possible ... thanks !
are you using purple spacers instead of the yellow one's with one broken thing.
TigerNod4 years ago
Greetz. I'm sure I replied on this before, but now I am building this again and I have a question:

Would there be any way to modify this to two 12-shot or 18-shot turrets?
You would be able to use two twelve shots, because it has the same size and circumference.
That's good news.
yep it is, and I'll post my own TR12 turret I made if you want me to.
that was an awesome gun!!!!!! i built it and it works amazing!!!
tthomasvd4 years ago
this is the hardest part of the gun :( putting rubberbands on it :(
Kinetic (author)  tthomasvd4 years ago
Well there are other ways I'm sure you can figure out, this is just the one I used. Try KILLERK's method.
yofatmama455 years ago
dude the 5th picture is impossible to see i cant build that do u mind possibly taking another oiscure of that somehow and also the parts in the second picture where do they go, otherwise best gun ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol... even my brother who is 8 years old can make both...
cool bas35 years ago
can this gun through a cardboard?
if yes i build it!
Kinetic (author)  cool bas35 years ago
 Easily.  I've gotten both shots to go through cans at point blank.  You'll love it.
so it can shoot easily through a carboard?
man,that is awesome!
iam gonna building this beast when i come back from school!
Kinetic (author)  cool bas35 years ago
 Hows the building going?
iam clear!
its realy powerfull!
i give it a 5*!
Kinetic (author)  cool bas35 years ago
Try not to kill anyone :P
lol :P
here is a pic of my D-TAB:
What is that in the background of your picture?
I dont now xD
Kinetic (author)  cool bas35 years ago
 Sweet I'll add it to the ible.
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