Introduction: TBOS (Thunder Bolt Oodammo Sidearm)

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Here it is everyone the TBOS. By far, my best knex pistol so far. It's twice as powerful as the TBAP. It's more compact and sturdy, plus it was build for comfort. Some of it's features are: twelve shot oodammo mag, true trigger, extremely nice handle, compact, it has a new ram lock, and it's as sturdy as a rock. It gets a range of 55 - 60 and has great accuracy.
Sound good?? Let's start building.
Tell me what you think it only takes a few seconds.
*EDIT* This gun got to 4.26 stars. #1 for all knex things.
Also don't forget to

Step 1: Part Count

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We all hate it when we don't have enough parts to finish a project. So I made a part count for you.

Light Gray--------------------3
Dark Gray--------------------1

Flexi blue rod-----------------1 (I guess it's not needed, but it makes it feel nice)

Odds and Ends:
Blue spacers----------------6
Y connectors----------------8
Blue and Black hinges----1
Ball socket-------------------2
Tan clip------------------------1
Small black wheels---------6 (You don't have to use these they just make it feel nice, You can also use head tops if you want)

Step 2: Step 1

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In this step you'll be building the body of the gun.
Picture 1: Build two of these panels.
Picture 2: Add the white rods ,that are noted, to one of the panels.

Onto the next step.

Step 3: Step 2

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In this step we will make the trigger and the inside of the handle.
Picture 1: Build these things.

Onto the next step.

Step 4: Step 3

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In this step you will build the insides of the barrel.

Picture 1: Build these. They will be the top of the barrel.
Picture 2: Build the lower barrel.

Onto the next step.

Step 5: Let's Put It Together

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We are going to put it together now.
Picture 1: Add this part to the handle.
Picture 2: Add this part of the barrel.
Picture 3: Add this part, It also serves as the mag wall.
Picture 4: Add this part.
Picture 5: Add this part.
Picture 6: Add the trigger.
Picture 7: Finaly you add the other side of the gun.
Picture 8: Add the small wheels on the handle.

Sorry is the pictures are a tad fuzzy.

Step 6: Loading

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Picture 1: First build this.
Picture 2: Fill it with Oodammo
Picture 3: Snap it into the gun.
Picture 4: Build the ram
Picture 5: Add the rubber bands to the ram
Picture 6: Add rubber bands to the trigger
Picture 7: Add rubber bands to the mag

Step 7: YOU ARE DONE!!!!

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You're done!!
Tell me what you think.
Have fun!!


DEATHS AT UR DOOR (author)2012-07-05

I made your TBAP and its awesome. I added sight to it too

jmiester (author)2012-04-03

could i make a bigger mag?

CobraKaisensei1122 (author)2011-11-12

Absolutely amazing. The best gun I've made so far! 5 stars, no doubt! :D

polaris 250 (author)2011-10-31

you are a boss!!!!!!!!! 5*

soldeir 9 (author)2011-10-12

WOOOAH!! most powerful knex gun ive made!!! i stupidly aimed at a window and scared the heck of of my dad when he was walking outside!! :D lol thx for the instructable..heres mine:::: (i didnt have any wheel things)

paintswithbrush (author)2009-10-01

how many blue things are on the handle?

NYPA (author)paintswithbrush2009-10-03

Rods or spacers?

paintswithbrush (author)NYPA2009-10-03


NYPA (author)paintswithbrush2009-10-04


soldeir 9 (author)NYPA2011-10-12

it looks like more than 6 if u complare the actual thing to the looks like theres like 15

soldeir 9 (author)2011-10-11

this looks beast, im gona make it tomorow if i dont have 2 much homework..even though i havnt buiolt it yet, im giving it a 5* bcuz i no all guns u make deserves a 5* b4 i make them!! :D keep it up!

ur momma (author)2011-08-06

btw today is my b day

ur momma (author)2011-08-06

this is the best gun ever i luv it thanks ksc

xXFor_The_WinXx (author)2011-01-05

Could anybody please tell me what Oodamo is?
Im new here and dont know very much about k'nex guns.
A reply would be apreciated.

Oodammo is an ammunition round that composes usually of 2 pieces. It's a round commonly found in TR - style guns as well as many sidearms. There are some specific advantages that oodammo has over normal single rod rounds . For one , if a gun is built correctly, oodammo tends to get better accuracy as well as distance when comparing to single rods. The most commonly used round is a "Red connector " with a "White rod" attached in the middle of the 3 connector slots.

Your right, except its always a white rod and red connector. If you use a longer rod it doesn't work as well and its not oodammo.

basicly just a red connector and a white rod connted too it

Omg,thanks for the early reply...............

crazykiddo (author)2011-07-19

OK so i built Ur gun but i didn't have a hinged piece so i modded the trigger and it still works perfectly thought 1 miss fire occasionally but still the best oodammo gun eva

pwnagerownager (author)2011-02-05

you can sub the black ball parts with single gray connectors. you just have to add a little tape on them after youve built the gun so they dont fall out

Cheezpaper (author)2010-12-20

I made an awesome iron sight. All you have to do is change the 3 slot 90* connecters at the back with green 4 slot 135* ones and put the tan clip with the tab pointing inwards. At the front on the picture above, change the mini-knex transition piece with a y-clip and it should look like a H&K MP5 iron sight

Cheezpaper (author)2010-12-20

Can we substitute the blue clip?

Cheezpaper (author)2010-10-16

Lol this gun looks like some gun I saw in a video game..

jimmyjimjam (author)2010-10-13

this is rubbish it jams the oddammo comes out the end RUBBISH

riggles (author)2010-09-05

Awesome gun very easy to build as well only took me like 20 minutes to build (10 to find pieces :) ) 5*

DestructoBear (author)2010-06-22

By far, one of the best pistols i have ever made

Thanks, glad you liked it.

knextremist (author)2010-08-24

i rated and got the 100th rating!!!!!!!!!! wooohooo

Cool, and thanks.

bumboozer (author)2010-07-20

Can you extend the mag capacity?

jonnok (author)bumboozer2010-08-12

of course.

joey99 (author)2010-06-29

I mite post a gun and i wanted to have your permission because i used your guns body

twobytwo (author)2010-06-22

dude this thing is totally bad*** great job this is my best gun yet

Pizzapie500 (author)2010-04-18

I meant like DJ_Radio's oodammo guns, they have removable mags. This one doesn't.

An Villain (author)Pizzapie5002010-05-18

Yes, make the magazine clip on a blue rod instead of a silver/white one, then add 3 of the "racks" one on the inside and 2 on either side, then you can load in the ammo and fire it, when the first is finished pull it off and put on a duplicate, make sure the blue rod comes with the racks and is not left behind.

H1T4TCH1 (author)An Villain2010-05-20

 wow thats nivce i had a more difficult system

An Villain (author)H1T4TCH12010-05-20

Your what?

H1T4TCH1 (author)An Villain2010-05-22

 ah never mind

MegaMetal8 (author)Pizzapie5002010-05-04


or can

get make the mag you build but build it twice

to load it make red con + yellow rod
next put band on then fill with oodammo and put a 2-lot on top

Now connect it put band onto gun then unclip 2-lot

there u go!!

H1T4TCH1 (author)MegaMetal82010-05-08

 yeah i know that

H1T4TCH1 (author)Pizzapie5002010-04-19

ah ok

Hiyadudez (author)2009-09-16

Oh noes!!! I dont have a blue flexi rod... can i use anything else??

An Villain (author)Hiyadudez2010-05-18

It is necessary only for comfort, along with the black wheels.

Hiyadudez (author)An Villain2010-05-18

You, are 1 year late my friend.

An Villain (author)Hiyadudez2010-05-18

Yes i am.

Hiyadudez (author)An Villain2010-05-18

Yes you are...

An Villain (author)Hiyadudez2010-05-19

Yes we've established that.

Hiyadudez (author)An Villain2010-05-19

Yes, we have...

An Villain (author)Hiyadudez2010-05-19

I'm glad you understand that.

You can try a regular rod or just not use one at all.

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