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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.
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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.
freeza363 years ago
You can actually just take off the black "shoulder stock" connector and take the spring out. It is alot easier
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
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
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.
why are you covering your nerf longshot with duct tape.
why is your longshot so color full?
It's photoshop'd...
oculus18577 years ago
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.
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?
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
No, you are correct. Everyone from the NIC agrees so.
iv known that from day one
transuranic4 years ago
thanks man i am TOTALY going to make this
mr.guy6 years ago
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 mr.guy5 years ago

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.

 will any of these springs work?
No. They pull rather than push.
ye thx ;]
mr.guy TwoBuy5 years ago
cool! ima try that with my new longshot and my new cs-6 thx man ur a life saver
TwoBuy mr.guy5 years ago
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.
try making it rubber band powered
mr.guy TwoBuy5 years ago
nice ill consider that......
lol alter of awesome
Zippy_Pyromaniac (author)  mr.guy6 years ago
Try melting the glue with a hairdryer or something?
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.guy6 years ago
Lol you should have seen me when I was using a hot glue gun for my bottle cups instructable----many many burns
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 mr.guy6 years ago
You shoud lol
mr.guy Fashim6 years ago
seriously where did everyone get that happy face photo
Fashim mr.guy6 years ago
What my Picture? Its the Awesome Smiley Face.
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 lol :)
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Fashim mr.guy5 years ago
SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE! *Points to a snake*
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