Introduction: MES V-A1 Sidearm

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Hi everyone! This is a pistol that i have had for over 3 weeks. I wanted to keep this gun as simple as possible. This is a remake of the original one, i made the original about two months ago... but i thought it wasn't good enough to be posted, and i was to lazy to take pictures.

I like this gun mainly for its power and sturdiness. This gun gets about 20-45 feet depending on the rubberbands and is 5 layers thick, making it really sturdy

This gun could get alot more power if the trigger was farther back. I don't want to do it because i want to keep this gun simple.

True Trigger
Short Pull back
Jam free mag
Range is 20-45 Feet
Cool looks

Short pull back (Decreases Power)
Uses tape

Anyone who can guess what the name stands for gets a Waffle!

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Step 1: Frame

Picture of Frame

Pic 1: Build this
Pic 2: Make its clone

Step 2: Trigger

Picture of Trigger

Pic 1: Make this
Pic 2: Add this
Pic 3: Add this
Pic 4: Make this piece

(Make sure you have an extra blue rod at hand)

Step 3: Inner Body

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Pic 1: Make this
Pic 2: Make this
Pic 3: Make this
Pic 4: Make this
Pic 5: Make this
Pic 6: Slide this on
Pic 7: Slide this on
Pic 8: Slide this on
Pic 9: Attach the other side on

Step 4: Mag

Picture of Mag

Pic 1: Make this
Pic 2: Make its clone
Pic 3: Make this
Pic 4: Make another without the Y clips
Pic 5: Attatch like this on one side
Pic 6: Attatch the other panel
Pic 7&8: Attach the other piece

Step 5: Putting It All Together

Picture of Putting It All Together

Pic 1&2: Attach the mag to the inner body
Pic 3 Attach one side of the Gun (Don't forget about that blue rod)
Pic 4: Put this thing here
Pic 5: Attach the Trigger
Pic 6: Attach the handle (If not done already)
Pic 7: Attach the other side of the body

Step 6: Other Things

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Pic 1&2: Build the ram
Pic 3: Wrap it in tape
Pic 4: Build the Mag pusher
Pic 5: Put the ram in as Shown

Step 7: Rubberbands

Picture of Rubberbands

Pic 1: You need 1 #64 and a smaller band
Pic 2: Attach #64 like this
Pic 3: Attach othe Rubberband like this

Step 8: Loading and Firing

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Pic 1: This gun shoots these
Pic 2: Load as shown
Pic 3&4: Put Pusher in and put a rubberband on it

Step 9: Your Done!

Picture of Your Done!

Congradulations! you are done! I would be happy to answer any Questions! Thanks for building!


thatgreasymechanicguy (author)2011-01-10

and why the tape? is there any reason for it or ....what??

the tape is for that the ram won't break

thatgreasymechanicguy (author)2011-01-10

waffles....such a good pie. pie good also good gun. 4.5*

aleceatsfood (author)2010-12-28

MES MEGA EPIC SIDEARM!!!!!!!! do I get a waffle!!!!!!!!!!!!

Torpe (author)2009-09-19

where does the mag pusher go?

MegaMetal8 (author)Torpe2010-11-09

Oh i wonder?

Torpe (author)MegaMetal82010-11-09

WOW. I was such a noob back then. 1 year ago. This was the first knex gun I made.

MegaMetal8 (author)Torpe2010-11-09


wham39837 (author)Torpe2010-10-25

in the mag

KnexFreek (author)Torpe2010-02-26

 in the mag...............

wham39837 (author)2010-10-25

it onlu goes 15- 20 feet

theoffice101 (author)2010-07-30

I just built this gun. and i also did a mod. i put a N.A.R stock on it.

dansdoc (author)2010-07-09

deos name stand for messy?

IVIajikz (author)2010-07-05


IVIajikz (author)2010-07-05

Well done mate :) 5*! Ive made your pistol and my intervention Its An ARMY!

swords45 (author)2009-03-26

mesa want waffle badly

Der Bradly (author)swords452009-03-26

Sorry buddy, I already gave it out. Have a holographic one instead:

swords45 (author)Der Bradly2010-03-04

woo hoo

pie25x (author)swords452010-06-16

you replied 1 year late

knex shooter (author)2010-05-14

 mod :) - 

MegaMetal8 (author)2010-02-24

how many blue spacers r there?

Der Bradly (author)MegaMetal82010-02-25

Two on each.

MegaMetal8 (author)2010-02-24


im new to instructables,

im gonna make dis 2moro

looks pretty nice

iv made knexfreek's desperado
thts kwl

slipdiddy101 (author)2010-02-05

 A waffle?! thats awesome!!!!!!  :D

Der Bradly (author)2008-12-14

it is false bolt action

how do you mean ' false bolt action ' ? can you explain why? im confused right now and if that isnt bolt action then what is? thanks :)

Wokkel Productions (author)2009-10-21

how do you mean ' false bolt action ' ? can you explain why? im confused right now and if that isnt bolt action then what is? thanks :)

richard449 (author)2009-10-19

 Nice gun man thnx!

Lowney (author)2009-09-22

I like this gun a lot! I even loosely based the design of my L.A.P on this!

KnexFreek (author)2009-09-20

the page is like random numbers and words about freenode

DJ Radio (author)2009-08-31

Please come back to ibles. Its not the same without you.

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2009-08-31

DAMNIT JUST LEAVE ME ALONE WITH THIS TOPIC. Really, no. I'm not coming back.

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2009-08-31

Can I at least chat with you... Come on, for old time's sake man...

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2009-08-31

Come to KIchat if you really want to talk to me. I got banned from Ibles chat too.

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2009-09-01

I got banned from KI chat. And I just asked everyone, they say you are not banned from ibles chat.

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2009-09-01

They don't renember it.

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2009-09-01

Well, you can just PM gmjhowe, I'm sure he will unban you.

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2009-09-01

I really do not want to go back into the Ibles chat.

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2009-09-02

come on! I miss you, rocketscientist (now known as nova hawk) misses you, cam misses you, a lot of people do miss you.

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2009-09-02

I miss alot of the Ibles regulars too, but not anyone from the knex section.

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2009-09-02

The only other knexer that comes to the chatroom is this new guy called "lioneatr". Bartboy occasionally visits but not that much.

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2009-09-02

I already visited the chatroom quite a few times today. nobody in there seemed very euthusiastic.

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2009-09-03

I bet it was a slow day, or that something was happening that was bad. Come on back in, I will show up this time.

Lowney (author)DJ Radio2009-09-13

Can I have a link to this chatroom?

DJ Radio (author)Lowney2009-09-13

Go here, type your username, and in the second box, type "#instructables" without quotes. Leave the check box blank.

KnexFreek (author)DJ Radio2009-09-20

i didnt work for me, im on a mac what do i do? would using a pc help? i could use my moms

DJ Radio (author)KnexFreek2009-09-20

Why the hell do people say something "doesn't work" and then don't explain the problem? I can't read your mind, and I won't bother either. As for your solution, I know several people who use macs when they go to ibles chat.

KnexFreek (author)DJ Radio2009-09-20

ok srry

KnexFreek (author)KnexFreek2009-09-20

let me explain further

Lowney (author)DJ Radio2009-09-13

Oh right thanks.

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