Introduction: Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP (Preview of RMP Included)

Hey guys. These two pistols are my most recent creations. The former is the SA (Springfield Armory, not semi-auto) XD (no, the XD has no association with the smiley face emoticon) .45 ACP. The latter is the RMP (Red's Mini-Pistol) the I created to use is close quarters "assassination" attempts. =D

A while back, I asked my father (who owns a few firearms) if I could take one of his guns and model it with K'NEX. He accented, but told me to wait for a more favorable time. Yesterday was that day, and so I took his SA (in this case it means Semi-Auto) SA XD .45 ACP pistol and modeled it (minus the trigger guard, and I have reasons for this). Lets move to pros and cons of each gun, shall we?

SA XD .45 ACP:
Pros:

Quite comfy
Sights line up perfectly
Good model
Extended Mag looks great
Might get 50 ft. in range
Looks epic
True trigger

Cons:
No trigger guard
Handle is not curved right


Red's Mini-Pistol (RMP):
Pros:

Powerful at closer ranges
Sights are EPIC
Comfortable
Small
Tan/red rod FP
True trigger

Cons:
Handle is at a weird angle
Bullets sometimes go wide



So there you have it. I would really like to hear some of your comment. =D


-The Red Book of Westmarch

Comments

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TheKnexChicken made it! (author)2016-04-09

these are so cool! your guns always look so accurate to the real version when they are modeled after real ones! ; )

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Knex.X made it! (author)2013-04-03

awsome!

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Oh, I thought you would not like it. Thanks man. =D

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Knex.X made it! (author)Knex.X2013-04-03

How so? I love it, apart from the bad pullback. I'm going to attempt at building my own sidearm, can I take this as a base? I'll try to add a trigger which blocks behind the magazine. Please answer quickly, I want to start

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Well, you are more of an innovator, and this gun is not that innovative, so I was not sure how you would react. Which one are you gonna use as a base, the Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP or the RMP? You have my permission which ever it is, and don't bother to give me credit.

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Knex.X made it! (author)Knex.X2013-04-04

The Springfield. I'm not an innovator lol, I love pin guns so thats basically all I make. I wish I had a better wifi so I could upload the literally dozens of guns I made the last 3 years

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-04-04

(maybe you could start the upload of the photos, leave the page open, then do whatever you want while they're loading up)

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Thanks captain obvious...XD

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-04-04

You're welcome

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Knex.X made it! (author)Knex.X2013-04-05

I do, it still takes about 5 minutes per picture. Also, I'm just lazy.

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-04-05

Okay (misschien zijn de foto's ook gewoon erg groot of zo, dan kun je ze eventueel verkleinen)

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Ah, I see. Well, anything from you is of interest to me. =D

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PotatoCoffee made it! (author)2013-04-06

Ahhh, Bistro! Ballisimoperfecto! XD

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-04-06

You like that '0.-' face, don't you?

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Yes, yes I do. You like the "=D" face, don't you?

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-04-06

I don't only like it, I love it

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That is soooooooo cliche. *me do face-palm now* XD

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dr. richtofen made it! (author)dr. richtofen2013-04-08

I know *facepalms too* Sorry sir

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Johnhall44 made it! (author)2013-04-03

Nice,pistols are kinda annoying to build using knex. If only bm's semi-auto mech could be incorporated into this =D

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Thanks man. =D
Yeah, BM semi-auto mech would be AWESOME!

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Johnhall44 made it! (author)Johnhall442013-04-04

I guess there is always the full/semiauto style pinch design and a style that pulls back a very small hammer but that mainly works in revolvers.

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A Magical Effing Unicorn made it! (author)2013-04-01

I was kind of wondering about the whole XD thing until I read the description. lol just kidding. I get Guns Magazine so I was pretty sure it wasn't an emoticon...

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XD, no it is not an emoticon, its the actual initials.

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the_boss_builder made it! (author)2013-03-31

Awesome! This thing is ridiculously cool, accurate looking, and well built. The bonus is that it gets 50' of range, that's incredible! Great job, I cant wait for more projects from you.

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Thanks man, I am glad you like it. Are you working on anything?

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the_boss_builder made it! (author)the_boss_builder2013-04-02

All of the thing I plan on posting are already built if that's what you are asking, I am planning to post five new instructables of various nature. You're welcome, i love to post positive comments and receive them in return, thanks for keeping the site clean and fun!















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Ah, I see. Well, you are welcome. =D

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Element Force made it! (author)2013-04-01

nice pistol de you think your gonna post it. :0

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Nah, I don't think I will, but I am glad you like them. =D

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Element Force made it! (author)Element Force2013-04-02

your welcome =D

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TheAwesomestDude made it! (author)2013-04-01

nice goodjob

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Thanks. =D

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TheAwesomestDude made it! (author)TheAwesomestDude2013-04-02

your welcome =D

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)2013-04-01

Cool, I like the RMP.

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What do you like about it? Thanks BTW. =D

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sandroknexmaster made it! (author)sandroknexmaster2013-04-02

I like its ... smallness :D

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The Red Book of Westmarch made it! (author)2013-04-01

Thanks but you are wrong. The only thing that even looks remotely similar is the handle, and mine is quite different. And my mech is TOTALLY different. There really is no similarity...How are those 'ibles coming along?

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