Introduction: Symphony

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This is it!  A project I've been planning for a while.  The previously named Scorpio Turret Pistol first appeared here.  Just this morning, I found a song that was really cool; it's called Symphony by Erasure; although it says it's by Erasure, it's mostly Vince Clarke working his magic on the synths.  Anyways, it is obviously this gun's theme song, and although I've linked it already, I am also linking it here.

THe Symphony Pistol is a really cool, versatile pistol and it uses my 'custom' turret, the DOTR8.  It gets insane ranges even with pitiful bands tied in knots.  WIth just two absolutely, disgustingly miserable bands, it has gotten about 60 feet easy.  It has an easy, fast reloading system for the turret, and a new concept trigger.  I've had this trigger concept bouncing in my head for a while.  It, again, uses The Racker's Trigger on his Racker Rifle as a part of the mechanism.  The other part of the mech is a simple, sliding piece that pushes into the Racker Trigger (I'm going to call it this from now on), pushing it upwards and freeing the pin.

i hope you enjoy the pictures so far.  More will be uploaded soon, and instructions may not be posted for a while because I'm planning on doing a review of KILLERK's TR8.

Thanks for viewing, and comments are most definitely appreciated.

I hope you enjoy!

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ProtectTheAlphaWolf (author)2016-05-13

I want to try that owl thing

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This is amazing!!! where did you come up with this?


Knex.X (author)2013-08-16

I love how the handle isn't at the far back of the gun

Three months late but thanks. I am not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, though. :3

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-08-03

Nice, and very good range!

Thanks! It did go really far. :D

TheRacker (author)2013-07-22

Not to be a debbie downer, but:

Literally the same thing. Posted over a year ago. I don't have a problem with turret pistols, but this isn't really anything new. I know you were probably unaware of it, but since it is so similar to the GKTP there really isn't a need for this. Not trying to be mean, but yeah. The other guys kinda have a point here.

Yeah, they do. I've acknowledged that and all. :I

I know there's not a need for it, but I think it looks pretty, so I guess it's here to stay. Also, the GKTP doesn't have instructions; only the oodavolver does; I think it'd be nice for the community to have a choice with turret pistols, and I'm kind of bored so I think I'll post instructions for the fun of posting instructions and for the experience of posting instructions. (I already took pictures for instructions, anyway)

I do really that you'll frown against this because you have a pretty strict 'I won't just post everything I make' policy, but I don't care as much: I kind of think posting instructions is recreational more than anything.

I know you're not trying to be mean, but helpful. Thanks!

Wait, actually... Looking how similar that is... I don't think instructions are coming... It looks like plagiarism almost. I didn't know Dj's was THAT similar.

Hey if you want to post instructions for my gun feel free. If this was unintentional I completely understand, I just don't want people taking credit for my work.

Yeah, I kind of came upon this mech by accident. Great minds think a like, right? I didn't know you still come on here that often. Nice to meet you! I've seen a lot fo your work and it is very impressive, I must say.

I don't, I moved to youtube. Knex doesn't really interest me as a hobby anymore, and I just came back to see what has been going on last night.

didexo (author)2013-07-21

Even if it does use the Racker trigger mech, or whatever I 3rd to BM.

I can just paste what I said to BM and Red as a reply (I'm pretty sure everything applies):

What's wrong with another Oodavolver? There have been a ton of oodammo pistols; when I made one no one complained. When I post a turret pistol, people are comparing it to the only other contemporary on the site: the Oodavolver. I'm not mad or anything, I'm simply curious as to why it's being downgraded as 'another Oodavolver.' Is every Oodammo pistol with a flip mag 'another MeZak?' Is every replica rifle with a mag 'another pin gun?' I think not.

I'm actually curious as to why certain responses to guns come out, when with another type of gun it seems to be acceptable. I'm actually kind of confused right now. >:? And anyways, the majority of what you have posted are basic pin rifles. They are, very, very well built, mind you; don't get me wrong about that. I do love your work. <3

I do agree: it is an Oodavolver in some sense, but then again, it's not: the trigger mech is more innovative than you think; it's a new kind of sliding trigger that incorporates The Racker Trigger.

And seriously... Does anyone read the intro paragraph? There's never anyone who comments about the song I put along with the gun, and it makes me sad. D: Even if you don't like it, I'd like to hear your reaction. :3

The thing is, what's the point of having another gun that doesn't improve on any existing mechanisms and does the same thing with just cosmetic changes? You might as well build the original.

Originality is what makes the best weapons the best and what sets them apart from the thousands upon thousands of other guns posted on this site. This used to be a huge problem in 2008 with the Block Trigger guns. Same gun, nothing new, and were almost always worse than Killerk's pistol in 2006.

Very true. I was having a bad day that day. :I

I'm actually working on an innovative project right now that I can't reveal. It will be much better than this, and I'll probably post instructions whenever it is done. Not so much for this thing: it is way to similar to your work and Beanie's oodavolver.

It'd be cool to see you get on instructables more often, but you know, if Halo's taking up your time, I think we can all respect that.

I'll listen to the song. Secondly, I fine that with a pistol with a turret such as your can't have much of an option to make it different to the others. For that reason people tend to generalize them.

Yeah, that's true. How did I not see this comment before?

Also, I realize that if someone sets out to build a pistol to do a specific thing, you get similar results. Although mine has a different mech, turret, handle, and internals, people just see another turret pistol; I get that. I still think that it would be kind of cool to have more pistols like this. I'd think it'd be nice to have options for what turret pistol you build; it's kind of like brand names of certain products.

For example, compare Beanie's Oodavolver to Pepsi, and Symphony to Coke. It's all about what people prefer: I like TR8's better because they don't take too many pieces and are just cool looking, so I built this. I'm sure that there are other people who'd prefer Beanie's Oodavolver (which is one of my favorites) and there are people who'd prefer this. It all just depends.

I'm glad that you're letting me know what you think; I'll try to post things that don't resemble other guns, but sometimes I feel like a gun should have some rivalry. :3

I'll listen to the song. Secondly, I fine that with a pistol with a turret such as your can't have much of an option to make it different to the others. For that reason people tend to generalize them.

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-07-21

Hmm... I see you have a new signature... ;) it's a great looking gun! But if you post instructions, try to use regular pictures! :P

Yeah, I wonder who could've made that? And thanks!

I'll definitely post instructions with regular pictures, if I ever do; it's doubtful, because apparently everybody thinks this is another Oodavolver. >:L  It's cool, though, I guess they're kind of right, and I might as well delete this; if nobody likes it, well, then what's the point...

No I think you should still keep it. It IS still your oroginal creation, so at the very least, keep it to show the kind of things you can build. Besides, the more ibles you have under your name the better (IMO). I pride myself in posting as much as I can, because the more good projects you post, the more respected you become in the community! I think its a great gun! Maybe you could mod it into a bigger and better assault rifle! ... And I DO want to see your trigger mech! :)

Thanks! This instructable also turned the number under my name green, so I think that it's here to stay. :3

What you want is to get it ORANGE! ;) :P

JonnyBGood (author)nerfrocketeer2013-07-22

Yeah =D

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JonnyBGood (author)nerfrocketeer2013-07-23

What? 40 ibles apart and we still get the color orange. It must stay for awhile.

nerfrocketeer (author)JonnyBGood2013-07-23

I think it stays from then on! People that have hundreds of ibles have orange still! I wonder what happens when you get to a thousand... (Sound of gears turning...)

didexo (author)2013-07-22

Ok, I'll check it out.

didexo (author)2013-07-22

What song did you hear on the radio? I don't like a lot of the music being made now either, but like you said "To each, his own".

JonnyBGood (author)2013-07-22

Well, just because I love spoiling my own surprises I'll tell you what's next..
Full ibles' of the AMR (Now called Shift), Zipper, and Competitor III.

What happens after that, well maybe another larger pump action gun. All depends on what I'm feeling like building.

JonnyBGood (author)2013-07-22

Looks pretty cool! Again I like the color choice although it looks like you black and white effected all the photos except for the red connectors. Looks cool though I like it!

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-07-22

Well I think once you get to like your 16th ible it turns orange... Permanently... I know people with hundreds of ibles posted and thier number is still orange... Maybe you should make like a double-oodavolver, like Red's black sun with two turrets or something. Or even better; make a gun where not only do the turrets rotate, but there is a plate the turrets are mounted on that also rotates! That would be awesome! I don't really get the picture though... :/

Double rotation? The idea is not very practical, but it would be a lot of fun to toy with. And yeah, the picture is a meme. It's from a scene in batman when the joker says something sort of like that. People have then made variations of it and it has become a meme.

Also, Thanks for letting me know about the color underneath your name. :3

Umm... Ok.

Nerf, and everyone else, I've been meaning to tell you this for a while, but um...

I have ADHD and Bi-Polar Disorder. My mom and I decided that I should try and get off one of the pills I have been taking for years: the one to combat Bi-Polar Disorder. We realized today that it is better for me to get back on them. I'm not trying to start a sob story, but I'm just saying this to explain my weird behavior. I'm sorry if I've weirded you guys out, but I haven't been thinking straight and I'm kind of going through mood swings. Don't be alarmed, it's nothing too serious, but it is definitely enough to make me seem irritable and strange.

I'll just copy and paste this into a forum topic to explain my irritableness and change of mood for the past two days. I still do stand by the things I said in the 'war' that seems to be going on at Red's instructable about the classic guns; or at least most of them; I may have to go back and make sure I know what I said.

Sorry for all that. :I


No probs bro! No ones been 'weirded out.' ;) i really haven't noticed much difference...

Ok, that's good. :D I just thought you guys had a right to know some stuff. Looking at some of my comments (I'm still a bit wacked up) I see like this plethora of different emoticons with laughably different feelings and I think... "Wow, I hate being bi-polar. It's amazing!" (Sorry, bad joke! :3)

(I actually heard that from some guy on Youtube; I don't remember how the comment came up, but it was one of the most thumbed up on the page, whatever it was.)

(I realize that this is all way off topic, but I think this is 'stuck in the filter' just like your other three instructables that I can't wait to see, so no one is really going to see a lot of this senseless drivel from me, which is a good thing, I suppose.)

didexo (author)2013-07-22

Good song, I didn't quite understand it though...

didexo (author)2013-07-22

Really I never hear those songs on the radio. I'll listen to that song :)

Well, there is nothing wrong with posting "another oodavolver," but even still, imagine this. Lets say I were to post a cool gun (XD, which, IMO, does not happen too often). And then lets say that like 50 different people were to take the body, change the internals a little, give it a different name, and then post like 50 different versions. That is kinda what people do with the oodammo guns, the TR guns, the NAR, things like that. It just kinda gets annoying when people do stuff like that. We don't need any oodammo pistols, we don't need any more TR guns. They are outdated and overused.

To put it simply, I just quote what DJ Radio said: "Seriously? People are still making their own "custom" TR8's even though there's nothing original about the majority of them on ibles anymore and the gun's 3 years old lol."

TRs, NARs, and oodammo guns all look the same. Give them a new look, make them different than any others, then people might not mind so much. Making 50,000 different simple pin guns is different, as A TON of them LOOK DIFFERENT. Besides, pin guns will never get outdated... they just wont.

didexo (author)2013-07-22

I like the kinda techno feel tot he song. However it isn't my sorta thing these are a few of my favorite songs. Notice how they are very different.

Yes, 2 of those songs are kinda dark, I'm not :)

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-07-22

Yep. Pretty much. :3 I guess that I'll just keep this up then. I actually wanted to post this because I didn't see an abundance of turret pistols like I see an abundance of Oodammo pistols; I kind if wanted to put a decent contemporary out there. Whatever; if no one likes it, I really don't think instructions are coming.

megustatrains (author)2013-07-21

Looks nice :D

Thanks! >:L

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-07-21

I guess, but... TR18's take an insane amount of pieces and I don't have the pieces to build one. Is this really that bad and useless? D: I guess I could just delete it if it's everybody thinks that it's really just pointless...

I guess it is alright, but I agree with Blue Mullet 2.

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