Introduction: Nerf Reflex IX-1 CPVC Barrel Replacement

This modification is incredibly easy, and you'll get tons more range than you would with an AR removal.

All you need for this is:

- A Nerf Reflex IX-1 pistol.
-1/2 CPVC
- Rotational pipe cutter (a hacksaw might work if you don't have one of these, but I wouldn't recommend it otherwise)
- Phillips-head screwdriver.
- Electrical tape.
- Adhesive of choice (I used hot glue)




Step 1: Open Up the Reflex IX-1

This step is simple enough. Use your Phillips-head screwdriver and open up the blaster. Make sure nothing flies out.

Step 2: Getting Rid of the Stock Barrel

Take out the plunger and barrel assembly. REMOVE the stock barrel. View images for details.

Step 3: Creating a New Barrel

Take your 1/2 CPVC pipe. Use your rotational pipe cutter and cut a piece that is the same length as the stock barrel was (it should be approximately two and a half inches long). Next, wrap a few layers of duct tape around the end. Make sure that that the new CPVC barrel can fit inside the plunger. If not, remove duct tape little by little until it does. It can't be too tight!

Step 4: Securing the Barrel in Place

Heat up your hot glue gun, and attach the CPVC barrel to the orange cap. Make sure the barrel is pushed in all the way before gluing it in or you won't have a proper air seal! Remove all excess glue once it is has dried and been secured.

Step 5: Reassemble the Blaster

You're on the home stretch now! Make sure everything is aligned and in its proper spot, and then reassemble the blaster. Refer to the image if you are having trouble putting it all back together.

Step 6: You're Done!

You have successfully completed this mod! You will now see ranges of OVER 40 feet with stock darts.

Two things to note:

- The darts will now be harder to push in. THIS IS NORMAL. You may have to twist the darts into the barrel to get them in all the way.
- Your blaster will be louder. This is because there is no air buffering system (i.e. air restrictor)

Enjoy!

Comments

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Punk_In_Hiding made it!(author)2015-10-29

So I measured the stock barrel and it is also 1/2 in diamiter. How would this mod improve the proformence, and isn't it the same as just boring out the stock barrel?

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EpicMinecrafter870 made it!(author)2015-05-18

My Reflex is now a freaking monster.

80+ feet

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EpicMinecrafter870 made it!(author)2015-05-18

FYI this is the elite variant.

Original range was like 40

Now it shoots 80+. I use it as a 'pocket sniper' because it is very accurate now too.

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EpicMinecrafter870 made it!(author)2015-05-18

A great mod. I am doing it today, but am going to use a solvent to bind the pipe to that front part of the gun.

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sithlil made it!(author)2011-07-04

so easy yet works really well

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FCardinal made it!(author)2011-06-29

That gun is adorable.

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1990cujo made it!(author)2011-06-27

good job fractal

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lil+larry made it!(author)2011-02-21

just to make you feel better 5.0* :)

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