Introduction: "The Blueprint"- Standard Knex Pistol for Inexperienced Knexers.

I'm sick of seeing these single-shot block trigger pistols with the trigger so far up the barrel that you need to stretch your thumb 3 miles to make it shoot, then it only shoots half the length of Justin Bieber's crotch because the trigger was so far up the barrel that the pin only got pulled back an inch. 

So I have made a new standard for single-shot knex pistols.  Notice this one has a bullet lock EXACTLY where the pin ends, has a very long pin draw, and a true trigger.  Yes, a TRUE TRIGGER.  Some credit to Mepain because I kind of jacked it off of his war rifle, but it was to make a point. 

BUT DEEJAY IF I MAKE THE TRIGGER BLOCK THE RAM THAT FAR BACK, I WILL END UP PULLING THE RAM OUT OF THE GUN!!111  Nonsense, that's what the ram lock at the end of the gun is for.

Neat bonus:  It has sights, so you can aim at your target easier. 

This gun was made according to the guidelines in Oodalumps's guide to good performing knex guns.  If any new knexer posts a pistol here, link them to this to give them a good example of a knex pistol.

I will not post this gun, because I think it is so simple and you could build it from the pictures if you want.  The only reason I made this was to set a standard that newbies could build off of.

UPDATE: instructions courtesy of Ajleece:  https://www.instructables.com/id/DJ-Radios-The-Blue-print-Simple-KNex-Pisto/

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ajleece made it!(author)2011-01-23

https://www.instructables.com/id/DJ-Radios-The-Blue-print-Simple-KNex-Pisto/

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%7EMeme%7E made it!(author)2012-02-04

Deep inside DJ, he is humorous.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2012-04-27

Real life DJ, he is silent and often times has no idea what to say and just stands there looking like an awkward mess.

True story.

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%7EMeme%7E made it!(author)2012-04-27

Quite a different story on Instructables and KI!

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%7EMeme%7E made it!(author)2012-04-24

BUT DEEJAY IF I MAKE THE TRIGGER BLOCK THE RAM THAT FAR BACK, I WILL END UP PULLING THE RAM OUT OF THE GUN!!111

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The+Chunky+Sniper%21 made it!(author)2012-01-11

The big question: is there a blueprint rifle?

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2012-01-22

Not A Rectangle is a good one.

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The+Chunky+Sniper%21 made it!(author)2012-01-23

What now?

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-08-05

Not really, but building basically the same gun over and over with a different body doesn't give you more experience.

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beanieostrich made it!(author)2011-08-05

Seconded.

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dr.+richtofen made it!(author)2011-09-18

thirded

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PotatoCoffee made it!(author)2011-12-29

Fourthded?

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cazadactle made it!(author)2011-11-13

agreed (but not directed at Blue Mullet)...

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PotatoCoffee made it!(author)2011-12-29

BUT DEEJAY IF I MAKE THE TRIGGER BLOCK THE RAM THAT FAR BACK, I WILL END UP PULLING THE RAM OUT OF THE GUN!!111 Thoose people haven't even seen KILLERK's "Original K'nex gun" dammit!

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DB2016 made it!(author)2011-07-13

Cool, I'm new here, I built a gun, just came here, and it has all of this! except iron sights, it has something else. It's a different design than this, but for what it has similar to this I have. Cool!

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-07-13

Wait, so you're saying yours has a trigger that blocks very far back like mine? Can you get a pic or 2?

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DB2016 made it!(author)2011-07-14

Posted. Also, I thought you said sights were worthless... Well, I only wanted them the same reason you did.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-07-20

I was talking about those "Scopes" that people put on their fake snipers that really don't shoot far at all.

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DB2016 made it!(author)2011-07-20

I wasn't.

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James368 made it!(author)2011-05-25

just a copy of the desert eagle

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-05-25

What is with kids and posting nonsense comments on my stuff? I made a TR video on my channel more than a year ago and someone said it looked like the Halo Reach grenade launcher even though it was posted before the beta came out.

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X+Files made it!(author)2011-07-18

wow... nice one shot...

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-07-20

I know right?

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I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2011-06-26

My favorite gun you yours, by far.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-06-27

Why so? And thanks for that.

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I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2011-06-27

Not too sure to be honest.

Thats the way it is sometimes ;-)

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-06-27

lolwut? There's got to be some reason you like this better than my other stuff.

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I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2011-06-28

I think its got something to do with the fact that this is the most "no-nonsense" gun that you've built thus far.

In my opinion.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-06-29

You know you're actually right.

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MrSillyGuns made it!(author)2011-03-28

What happened to the list thing where all the bad knex guns go? I've probably asked this 1000 times :/

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-04-08

It got banned by admin in 2009.

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2011-05-06

Really? I posted a version I made some years ago. I still have it actually, it's not updated past like 2009 though. It's not really any use anymore, but it's still out there.

DSMan195276

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-05-06

Someone posted the list in a comment on a random block trigger in 2009 and Admin decided to step in and say that the list is not allowed anymore. The staff probably overlooked your version because it got buried.

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MrSillyGuns made it!(author)2011-05-02

thats stupid

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2011-05-06

Well heres my review since you asked so kindly for it ;)

My first impression had me worried a bit, I won't lie. Being that I saw the small picture first, all at that size it doesn't look to different from a standard block trigger (Considering the name of the gun, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect).

All things considered, it's a lot better then I originally has assumed. The Trigger system and handle are definitely pro's, I like them a lot. The triggers compact, but also gives the Firing-Pin a really good pullback. And being that it's made to be a beginners gun, it's good that you added all these concepts into it.

Really, I don't see any con's to the gun, everything fits together well. The only thing I'm not amazingly hot on is the look, but honestly that's just completely subjective.

I'd love to see a version with a stock, Firing-Pin guide and such, I love what you've done with the concepts, it really is a good gun that can be built off of easily. I can see this gun made into stuff from snipers to rifles and such. It'd be a little work, but I can definitely see it being done.

Good work my friend ;-) ,

DSMan195276

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-05-06

Lol I wasn't expecting a full blown review but Ok then...

This kind of feedback tells me I did what I wanted to, and I did it well. You definitely need to do more of these. As for the looks part, I decided to discard that in favor of making a well-functioning simple pistol for people to build off of.

As for you wanting to see a version with a stock, firing pin guide, etc, Razzlekunai has that covered below in the comments. ;-)

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KnexFreek made it!(author)2011-04-09

Me likey

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-04-10

Thanks dawg. You totally missed my HBR replica. Or at least you didn't comment on it.

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KnexFreek made it!(author)2011-04-10

i guess i did lol, ill have to go check that out

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Millawi+Legend made it!(author)2011-01-18

Very nice. Sounds like something Maddox would say.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-03-19

How did I not notice this comment until now?

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-03-03

That's awesome.

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Mikestr12 made it!(author)2011-03-03

its a standard gun for new knexers but im 10 and ive just started and i made a rifle with a bipod and a double bayonet.(by the way im on my bros profile and hes a lot bettr than me so check out his guns theyr pretty cool)

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Bartboy made it!(author)2011-01-24

Still got it.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-01-26

?

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erikos+kostarikos made it!(author)2011-01-18

I hope you don't say that YOU are inexperienced.
Because if so, you would waste your talents. : )

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2011-01-18

For the average knexer, 2 1/2 years is pretty good experience-wise. But that's nothing compared to the guys at KI. I'm well-seasoned, but by no means am a sage.

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Millawi+Legend made it!(author)2011-01-19

When did you start building knex guns?

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Vynash made it!(author)2011-01-19

I started 3 1/2 years ago... :-D

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