Introduction: Mrpowerful's Hybrid Gun

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This is it. The best gun i have ever built. I came up with it by running into a few problems with other knex guns on this site. My first one is that the ramrod usually bends up or down when cocking.
The second is that there ate not many guns that have accesories you can take on and off and replace with other accesories. The third one is that i'm tired of huge knex guns that barely scrape 7 feet! But this gun fixes all of these problems.
It comes equipped with all of the things shown on the first picture, and maybe even more in the future.
Have fun, and please rate.

***I am currently working on adding a revolver attachment to this gun. If anybody has ideas on how to do that without changing the gun, please let me know***

Step 1: Handle

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This is a pretty comfy handle. Its really easy to make.

Step 2: Barrel

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This is the barrel, even if it doesn't look like much now.Make sure the pieces are spaced apart the right way.

Step 3: Trigger System

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This is my version of somebody elses trigger that they created.
I didnt make it, so give credit to whoever did.

Step 4: Sight

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This is my sight. Just look through until half of what you see is black, and half is what you're aiming at.

Step 5: Stabilizers

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These are what makes the ram stay straight when cocked. They also make the gun look good, and stable.

Step 6: Ram and Rubberbands

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The ram requires one sharpened grey rod. It has to be sharpened, especially if you are using the magazine.

You will need at least one thick rubber band, and one medium rubber band.

Step 7: Magazine

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the first option you have is a magazine.If you don't want to use a magazine, and want to use shells, skip to the next step. This dettachable magazine fires green rods. You will have to cut a grey connector to make it work, and you can make it however long you want.

Step 8: Shells

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The seond option of this gun is to make it fire shells. They easily dettach when the ram is out of the way. One shell holds green rods, and the other holds white rods. * You can also use the big shells as a barrel to hold any other kind of ammo you want.

Note: you can make as many shells as you want. However, if he ammo is not staying in the shells, you can buy sone aluminum foil tape and put a tiny bit over the end. It has to be aluminum foil tape, because the ram will punch right through it.

Step 9: Barrel Extension and Safety Lock

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The barrel extension is another optional accesory. It adds on to the barrel,increasing accuracy, but decreases power and distance.
The temporary safety lock makes sure the bullet does not come out of the gun. It is, yet again, dettachable.

Step 10: Loading, Firing, and Troubleshooting

1. If you are using shells, pull back the ram until the trigger locks into place. Then, put the shells onto the open spot on the barrel. They should look like either one of the last two pictures on step 8.

2. If you are using the magazine, first pull out the magazine ram if it is in. Second, put about 6 green rods ( if you have a short magazine like the one on this instructable ) into the magazine, horizontally. Third, put the black end of the magazine ram into the magazine, and attach the rubberband to the grey/white rods on each end. Pull the pin back, and pull the trigger. Now repeat.

1. The ram wont stay in place.
The ram is probably not sharpened flat enough. Take it out and sharpen it again.

2. The magazine is jamming.
Take the magazine out, fix the jam, and put it back.

3. The bullets in the magazine won't move up.
The grey connector that you cut is probably not flat enough, and the green rods wont snap in.

4. The trigger is too small.
Replace it with an orange or grey connector.

5. I can't get the two grey connectors on the magazine through.
Try taking the red rods off of the two yellow connectors in front of it simultaneously. Put them back afterward


Doc Penguin (author)2014-09-01

if its a hybrid then wheres the petrol engine and electric engine??

tinyhooman (author)Doc Penguin2016-12-06


zPUREz (author)2011-06-04

its to blurry

Jimpiedepimpie (author)2009-08-15

Is there a way to do this without sharpening it? Im always low on grey pieces

i didn't sharpen my grey rod and it still works ther is jsut one problem that every time you pull back the rod you have to hold onto the trigger so it dosnet get caught but once it is past the trigger you can release it an your good to go

Well, yeah but it will get stuck in the barrel a lot... You could try it if you really don't want to sharpen it

~Z~ (author)2009-10-27

possible to replace broken orange connector? If not, any tips on how to break it?

narutokid201 (author)2009-09-03

wats the peice on the the left end

An Villain (author)2009-08-05

this is great 5*.

knex_mepalm (author)2009-07-19

You can make a revolver piece by using 4 slot green connectors and blue rods by making a geometric circle shape about 3 connectors thick, ill post picts to show you what i mean, but i haven't figured how to aggit on yet, give me credit when i tell you though.

koka cola1 (author)2009-07-06

I added a massive stock to make it a rifle and ive redesigned da barrel extension its brilliant

Joshwozzy (author)2009-07-02

You could add the revolver on to the part that has the shells and mag on but you would need to change the gun so have you thought of adding it on the front of the gun it might not work but it's an idea

jrdn_wlch (author)2009-06-02

I cant see anything, to blurry, fix it, i dont know how to put the rubber band over the orange connector and tape it

mettaurlover (author)2008-12-08

this gun has issues. the shells are a pain, might as well shoot myself in the balls to save my opponent the trouble. as a matter of fact, i will. that didn't even hurt.

mrpowerful (author)mettaurlover2008-12-17

well thats why i made a magazine- for people who don't like the shells. and since your so cool, why dont you make a a better gun.

mettaurlover (author)mrpowerful2009-05-03

i already did- it's crossbow-like in how it works, but doesn't have arms. shot through a DS game case and looks terrifying.

yah, well first, you need to get balls before it can hurt.

REALLY mature, pineapple. At least i HAVE balls!

3642832 (author)2009-03-21

man dude i dont have a camra but i did it alreadey

Oblivitus (author)2008-11-30

I use the same philosophy of making a good gun as compactly as possible with k'nex, you should look at my instructables, especially my Beast Pistol which will be out soon, it shoots through cardboard boxes, fires up to 45 feet and has a 6 round hopper.

mrpowerful (author)Oblivitus2008-12-02

Ok cool, that gun looks awesome. Im getting a good 30-35 feet with this gun. o and what program did u use to make that picture?

Oblivitus (author)mrpowerful2008-12-02


ILIKEPIE333 (author)Oblivitus2009-02-17

isnt mlcad lego? (Hence the name Mike's Lego CAD)

Oblivitus (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-02-18

Yes, but it has basic k'nex parts as well.

ILIKEPIE333 (author)Oblivitus2009-02-18


agent47. (author)Oblivitus2009-02-12

cool grey rods imao

grevious (author)Oblivitus2008-12-01

that gun looks freaking awesome =D

pls (author)Oblivitus2008-11-30

i like your compact pistils :D

dancingcat (author)2009-01-11

i have made a revolver mod if anyone wants me to post i will

mrpowerful (author)dancingcat2009-01-18

ok cool. pm me and ill post it on this instructable and give you full credit.

ILIKEPIE333 (author)2008-12-20

you should make a video of how to load and fire

pls (author)2008-11-30

Some of the pictures are really blurry..

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