Introduction: Nerf Longshot Modification

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Please go easy on me 'cause this is my first instructable. This is similar to the modification by carrtoon on nerfhave, but it was indepent invention (I didn't use his mod).
Here is a video of it firing on and knocking down a styrofoam target. Note- there isn't any sound to this video. When it fires, it makes a loud gunshottish noise. Doesn't teh bullet go fast?

Step 1: Unscrew and Salvage

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Unscrew the body of the recon and remove the spring. Save the barrel extension. Don't leave the screws lying around so you won't confuse them with the Longshot's screws. for some reason, the notes arent working on the image below so I put them here- this isn't my picture and take the large spring out.

Step 2: Unscrew Longshot

Remove all the screws from the longshot., removing the bolt by pulling or prying the 2 sides apart. If all the pieces fly all over the place, gather them in a pile. We'll deal with that later. Sry, no pics for this. NOTE---- Read step 4 before step 3, as reordering the steps wasn't working.

Step 3: Inserting Spring

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Thanks for the picture, carrtoon. Take the plunger and separate it into 2 pieces. Take the recon's spring and insert it inside the longshot's spring. Reinsert into plunger chamber and secure with the screws.

Step 4: Removing the Air Restrictor

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(deep breath) Thanks for the picture, Remove the bolt and plunger chamber from the gun and pull them apart. Take an electric drill and clear through the bolt, removing everything so it's a tube. Unscrew the back of the plunger chamber and remove the plunger. See the black thing at the bottom? Turn the plunger chamber upside-down and tap the bottom so the other thing falls out. drill out everything in the thing (another air-restrictor) so it looks like a funnel-shaped thing. Put the black connector thing back in the plunger chamber and reconnect the bolt and the plunger chamber, greasing the intersection as much as possible. (breathe out)

Step 5: Reassemble Longshot and Finish

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Put the longshot back together. This (from AR removal step) picture really helps if when you opened it the pieces exploded all over the place. Take the barrel extension from the recon and attach it to the end of the longshot, as a tribute to the $20 you wasted and to make it look cool. Have fun! Note- not responsible for injuries or death caused by this awesome modification.


ljojo441 (author)2017-07-04

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geoffypi (author)2009-04-01

If you want to boost the longshot's power, do that mod and then cut off the front of the barrel with a dremel like this. It boosts it's power like 45%!!! Plus, as an added bonus, it kinda looks like the patriot from Metal Gear Solid!!! The only downside, you must sacrafice the clip-loading part of the gun and load in throgh the barrel after you pull the bolt back. The clip is just for looks.

m_eischen (author)geoffypi2017-01-06

just cut it closer to the front of the gun, just in front of the dart tooth

yehshapi (author)geoffypi2010-09-16

how far did you get your modded longshot to go?

lazyboy13 (author)geoffypi2010-06-28

looks almost like a halo magnum

if you dont cut it that close then you can still use the clip

Fashim (author)geoffypi2009-05-21

It does look like the patroit gun from MGS all we need now is some sort of infinite mechanism lol.

mettaurlover (author)2012-04-30

Did this without wasting money, by getting an OMW Alpha Trooper kit and using the original spring from the AT in my longshot. Also, with this setup you don't need to upgrade the catch spring.

freeza36 (author)2011-10-30

You can actually just take off the black "shoulder stock" connector and take the spring out. It is alot easier

somecreativename14 (author)2008-05-27

will the main spring form the long shot's crappy little pistol attachment work in place of the recon spring? i want to keep my recon working.

no, too small. DON'T DO THIS MOD! it's a waste of $20. I've modded mine with a spring I bought and it gets about about 100 feet with air restrictors intact (I screwed up a longshot by taking them out). Captain Slug is an awesome guy. he posts on nerf haven all the time

Jayzberg (author)pinkpooj2011-07-01

can you give me info on the spring?

Here's a suggestion, if you go to a good hardware store just look for a good spring that will work. I should cost $1-2 to get.

no you cant the pistol's spring is to short

ShapoopiAGr (author)maxxxem2008-06-27

Good instructable, although your own pics would have been nice. Also ranges and more descriptive words would be appreciated. However props, because you're one of the first to post a longshot mod on this site (I think). I'm pretty much doing this same mod now accept I'm using an NF spring (I have three laying around and I'm not about to go blow 20 bucks on a recon). I'll probably post a write up on instuctables which will include pics. Finally, I'm pretty sure the recon barrel extension will hurt range because the dart will bounce around.

shadow wave rider (author)2011-06-21

why are you covering your nerf longshot with duct tape.

knexsniper123 (author)2011-01-02

why is your longshot so color full?

It's photoshop'd...

oculus1857 (author)2008-08-04

So I take it the Recon Barrel fits on the end Long Shot gun with out a single mod? That's good to know for cosmetic reasons. I like the look of the barrel to that useless second gun of the Long Shot.

KuKuKaJew (author)oculus18572008-08-09

Seemed to me that the second barrel doesn't actually do anything. In fact, I thought it made the shot worse... I've not REALLY tested this though, am I wrong?

cyberviper42 (author)KuKuKaJew2011-02-27

Yup, but What if you removed the insides of the recon barrel leaving an empty space for the dart to move thru unimpeded, and making the gun look cooler?

If you made it so the recon barrel could still attach, you'd get all the desired cosmetic effect without the accuracy or range tradeoffs.

yeah it slows it down

CapnTac (author)KuKuKaJew2008-08-26

No, you are correct. Everyone from the NIC agrees so.

Revan_Taros (author)oculus18572010-11-11

iv known that from day one

transuranic (author)2010-11-28

thanks man i am TOTALY going to make this

mr.guy (author)2009-04-20

Oooooooooooooo nice man double the power!!!!! i tried to take the air restrictor out but nooooooo it was frigin glued together and i accidently destroyed one of the screws AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO TAKE OUT THE AIR RESTRICTOR WHEN ITS GLUED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TwoBuy (author)mr.guy2009-12-29

Don't try to take out the whole unit.  There is a large black plastic circle suspended by three prongs.  For each of the prongs, grab it with needle-nose plyers and twist.  It should break easily.  After you break them all, turn it upside down and watch all the restrictors drop out :).  It makes a HUGE difference.  My longshot went from flacid and worthless to awesome with just this mod.

Jinja The Ninja (author)TwoBuy2010-01-18

 will any of these springs work?

No. They pull rather than push.

ye thx ;]

mr.guy (author)TwoBuy2009-12-29

cool! ima try that with my new longshot and my new cs-6 thx man ur a life saver

TwoBuy (author)mr.guy2009-12-30

If you have a recon and are willing to sacrifice it on the alter of awesome, I just doubled up my longshot spring with my recon spring after taking the air restrictors out and the longshot is now insane.  Our nerf wars might require eye protection from now on.  Hit my friend in the chest at 35' during our test run and he grunts "oooff".  Makes the recon affectively useless, though I'm working on writing up a mod on how to make it work again!  Gunna be awesome.

Revan_Taros (author)TwoBuy2010-11-11

try making it rubber band powered

mr.guy (author)TwoBuy2009-12-31

nice ill consider that......
lol alter of awesome

Zippy_Pyromaniac (author)mr.guy2009-04-29

Try melting the glue with a hairdryer or something?

mr.guy (author)Zippy_Pyromaniac2009-05-05

well its too late man i trashed my cs6 i first tried cutting it open but crap I didn't even cut in the right spot to retrive the AR, I tried gluing it back together with a hot glue gun but my gluing skills suk and messed it up so i threw out every thing accept for some of the internals because I plan on getting a longshot and modding that with the internals plus with your advice so ill keep in mind man! thx anyways!!!!!!!!! ps i have to say WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i suck at gluing

Zippy_Pyromaniac (author)mr.guy2009-05-06

Lol you should have seen me when I was using a hot glue gun for my bottle cups instructable----many many burns

mr.guy (author)Zippy_Pyromaniac2009-05-06

ahhhhhhh I'm used to burns eh one time i tried making a mountain of glue on my finger nail (it killed) I should make an instructable on that eh?

Fashim (author)mr.guy2009-05-21

You shoud lol

mr.guy (author)Fashim2009-07-22

seriously where did everyone get that happy face photo

Fashim (author)mr.guy2009-07-23

What my Picture? Its the Awesome Smiley Face.

CybergothiChe (author)Fashim2010-01-08

 lol :)

Fashim (author)CybergothiChe2010-01-08

Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAAAKE!

CybergothiChe (author)Fashim2010-01-09

a potter potter potter potter potter potter weasley weasley

mr.guy (author)CybergothiChe2010-01-09

snaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkke look its a snake!

Fashim (author)mr.guy2010-01-09

SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE! *Points to a snake*

mr.guy (author)Fashim2009-08-10


Eru Ryuzaki (author)mr.guy2009-08-09

Haha I tried that too! I thought that there were no nerves in the finger nail, but as we know know I was sadly mistaken.

mr.guy (author)Eru Ryuzaki2009-08-10


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