This is the SIHM-2. My first ever horizontal mag gun I have posted. And this isn't just any horizontal mag gun. It has a never before seen way of loading bullets into a chamber utilizing this type of magazine. The gun is also one of the most compact guns of it's kind I've ever seen. Because Horizontal mags are harder to implement into a gun than typical vertical mags, the knex community doesn't have many guns with a magazine like this.
The magazine holds eight green/black rods. It is removable and is gravity fed in a sense. When you attach a magazine, the bullets aren't automatically loaded into the barrel. It must be done manually. The way you do it ensures that there isn't hardly any friction on the bullet so maximum power is achieved with a green rod. The low friction barrel inside makes sure that the bullet isn't slowed down any and achieves great accuracy.
Because it is a green rod shooting gun this gun is not intended for outdoor use. If you would really like, a grey connector shooting version of this gun wouldn't be hard to make, but it would have a lot less capacity, about 5 rounds.
So the way you load bullets is by pulling back the pin, tilting the gun back a little, pulling down the "mag push" until you see a green rod slide onto the top of the mag push. You then proceed to push it up, loading a bullet into the chamber. To shoot you pull the trigger quickly.
Range is around 45 feet, but again, it is not intended for outdoor use, as green rods are hard to find outside.
That's pretty much it, guys. This gun is a new kind of gun, and I would really love it if someone built it and gave me some feedback on it! This is one of my favourite guns I've ever made. This new idea can also be used with bigger magazines, and bigger guns. A stock would also work with this gun.
This gun is also loosely based on the "PP90M1"
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think! Is this a bad idea, a good idea? Should it be changed somehow? What other guns could I implement this idea into? Comments help me out a lot, guys.
If you build it, tell me what you think!!!! (This gun uses 3 broken orange connectors. One has to be sanded down to a certain length.)
Step 1: Magazine
We will be making the magazine first. If you want, build two!