Introduction: (T.B.A.P) V.2 Thunder Bolt Assault Pistol V.2

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Hey guys,
I know a long time ago I finished the Thunder Bolt series, but recently I made a new oodammo pistol and it's worthy to be called the TBAP V2. Here is the latest and best oodammo pistol of the Thunder Bolt series.
Some of the features of this gun:
10 round tilting mag
Mag lock that keeps the mag from tilting back when firing.  (This was a problem I ran into on the Mezak)
A new mag pusher lock. This one is flat and doesn't use a rod. It also locks tight and never slips when loading.
A trigger that uses rubber bands inside the handle, and a short trigger pull.
A new ram lock that keeps you from pulling the ram out of the gun if you pull too hard.
It has a rail on the top of the gun to hold extra ammo
And uses two wheel for the rubber bands to go around. This saves the life of your rubber bands and reduces friction.

This gun shoots 60+ feet with one 64 rubber band. I haven't tried adding more rubber bands because I don't really need to.
Let me know what you think. It only takes a few seconds to reply.
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Step 1: Step 1

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Picture 1:  Build these two parts. Don't forget to add the blue rods.
Picture 2:  Build this guy. Remember the orange connector and the y connector.
Picture 3:  Build these little things. We'll use them later.
Picture 4:  Build this. Make it however you want. Use more yellows if you want or use none at all. It really doesn't matter. This is just the ammo storage.
Next step -->

Step 2: Step 2

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Picture 1:  Build two of these.  Don't add the two white rods on the other one.
Picture 2:  Build these guys. Get a rubber band. You'll use it soon.
Picture 3:  Put all the part together like so.
Picture 4:  Place the rubber band like this.
Picture 5:  Put the other side on.

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Step 3: Step 3

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Time to build the mag.

Picture 1: Build these two things. Don't forget the white rods.
Picture 2: Make these
Picture 3: Place like so.
Picture 4: Add the other side.
Picture 5: Add blue rod.

next step -->

Step 4: Step 4

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Step 5: Step 5

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Picture 1: Add ram
Picture 2: Add wheels on both sides
Picture 3: Add rubber bands
Picture 4: Add rubber bands
Picture 5: Lock mag pusher
Picture 6: Tilt back and load oodammo
Picture 7: Lock back in place. Release mag pusher and fire.

You're done. Enjoy!
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~KGB~ (author)2011-05-07

making this ASAP =D

Killer~SafeCracker (author)~KGB~2011-05-07

Let me know what you think!

~KGB~ (author)Killer~SafeCracker2011-05-07

Ok! im making a mezak aswell now, i might make a few oodammo pistols and put a topic up on the stats on each and which one is the best =D

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-22

Do it!

~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-22


MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-22

Seriously, are you?

~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-22

i was going to after i get pissed off with the mezak not working (like 99% of guns i build)

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-23

Same! 80% Of mine don't work.

~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-23

knex is a toy for building purposes, not to make "firearms" lol XD

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-23


~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-23


MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-23


~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-23

oh XD new ball machine soon, just working on the last path

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-24

nicee. Name?

~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-24

havent thought of one yet lol XD

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-25

Will it be up soon?

~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-25

probably later 2day =D

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-25


~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-25

ill try get it done now

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-26

It's out..

~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-26

lol XD

MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-27


~KGB~ (author)MegaMetal82011-05-27


MegaMetal8 (author)~KGB~2011-05-30

Sorry that toast taste nice

Zappa021 (author)MegaMetal82011-10-18

random :)

MegaMetal8 (author)Zappa0212011-10-21

Thats how I roll.

Zappa021 (author)MegaMetal82011-11-02

down a hill holding a toaster?

MegaMetal8 (author)Zappa0212011-11-08


Zappa021 (author)MegaMetal82011-11-15

well that's how i do ;)

MegaMetal8 (author)Zappa0212011-11-20


Zappa021 (author)MegaMetal82012-04-16

it's cool unless it's turned on, in which case it is hot, very hot

JJ8090 (author)2012-04-09

Brilliant Gun But I Have To Say Something.........................CHUCK NORRIS NEED NO GUN BUT CAN ROUNDHOUSE KICK THE BULLET ACROSS THE UNIVERSE!!.............

ghostpotato (author)2011-12-13

pretty good pistol like the tilting mag but the handle is to short for my hands and not very comfy to hold. also check out my cool muzzle load true trigger

danroy99 (author)2011-11-29

Hmmm looks like a pretty good gun...maybe I'll make it

DracoUltima (author)2011-05-13

60 feet? One band? Not likely, in fact impossible (I think), video please, I don't mean to be harsh, I'm just skeptical about 60 feet.

Well it is possible, in fact there are a lot of guns that can. You know it depends on what kind of band you use too. If you use one 32 band you won’t get that, but if you use a 64 band and everything is built correct you can get 60 feet no problem. But if you don’t believe it go ahead a build it. :)

Bah! I'm such an idiot. I was measuring wrong the entire time I was using knex guns. The whole time I was testing ranges, I kept estimating that 60 feet was from my front door to my TV, when in reality it was actually 100 feet! So in that case, I was wrong about most peoples' guns, it turns out that I had underrated a large number of guns..... including mine. So it probably is possible to get 60 feet on your pistol as mine can hit 100+ feet, it hit the TV (haven't posted it yet, I will eventually). Sorry about that other comment, I guess I was wrong.

Furloy (author)2011-05-09

I might just have 2 build this!

Cool, hope you like it.

This is going to get done tommorow, after i finish my homework. will rate and comment then. looking forward to it knowing everything made by you works like a dream!

cool! Have you built yet? If so, how do you like it?

shoot i forgot. but its saturday and i only have like 1.5 hours of homework so definintly today! im hyped!

Vynash (author)2011-05-16


Polarize (author)2011-05-10

This gun is amazing :D one band and its pretty powerful. cheers Killer~SafeCracker :)

Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

TheDunkis (author)2011-05-09

Can always count on you to strike back. It's much better than the MeZak in my opinion. I don't care for the extra railing on top, and the handle seems rather bland and mediocre for comfort (just from my experience with plain three-layered handles). The mag lock is incredibly useful with it guaranteeing reliable shots. The pin lock also seems useful but I'm a bit skeptical on its overall usefulness compared to the friction it might add. Oh yeah, and the trigger is a neat idea, but if you're going to use a band anyways, it's nice to have one on the outside you can replace if needed, but still it's a nice concept. Finally, I dislike the broken piece triggers.
Overall, I'm gonna see what I can do about a V4 for sure now.

Yeah the railing is just an option, I should of said that in the intro. I actually had a more complex handle to start with, but I decided not to use it because i wanted to make this simple for new builders to build. As for the pin lock, it doesn't add too much friction for it to not be useful. Because it bends slightly, it only touches the pin where the ridge at the end is. I agree about the trigger band. I just wanted to try something new and it looks a little more clean. You don't have to use the cut green rod in the trigger. I actually didn't really think about changing it before I took the picture. I'll change that in the instructions. I'm excited to see what you come up with for your V4.

I figured as much, just offering my opinion on that. And for simplicity, this doesn't exactly scream it so you might as well go all out or make something really simple. And I figured out with my attempt that if done right pin locks won't add much friction at all so I'm assuming that's the case now. Again, I know that's what you were going for in the trigger, was just saying. Anywho, still probably going to be a definite recommended replacement for the MeZak anywhere people ask for good oodammo pistols. I attempted a V4 but it still has reliability issues. I don't know if that's something I can fix so easily.

I have an idea for a new pin lock that will do just that. I just have to figure out how to make it work. What is simple? less moving parts? Is the problem with your V4 that is shoots two at once?

Simple is less random connections and minimal misc. pieces. It's sticking with normal geometrical shapes and patterns. Simple is predictable. Basically, if you can look at one picture of the side of a gun, you should be able to build it if it's simple. This wasn't quite that way, but I'm not saying that's a bad thing, just that you should choose to go one way or the other for all the parts.

Anywho, my idea for a pin lock is one that rotates, that has a little give. Just think of a ratchet type pin lock. It'd let the pin slide across one way but pulling it back against it would dig it into the groove.

And yes, it shoots two at once. Part of the problem is that the pusher doesn't like to load them perfectly flat. The main problem is that I used a connector wide barrel so it's hitting two at once. I could then redo the barrel but I'd have to modify the entire gun. I posted a thread for it if you want to see it.

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