Introduction: The Alpha Male

Hello Instructables, it has surely been a while! 
So I've gotten out of the cycle of making knex guns, but modifying nerf guns is still a thing I do! Nerf wars and modifying nerf guns is a hobby of mine, and it's escalated quite a bit to a point where my guns are getting very good! 

So behold, the alpha male, a modified Nerf Alpha Trooper. I played off of the alpha trooper name to name my gun the alpha male, as it is almost the best weapon I have. So besides the paint job, what's new? Quite a bit, actually. 

To start with, this nerf gun shoots as far as your high end knex gun. We're talking ranges around, about 80 feet angled, and around 95 with Nstrike Elite darts. How does this gun have this kind of power? Well, I thank Orange Mod Works for most of it. 

POWER MODIFICATIONS
Orange Mod Works makes custom mod kits for specific nerf guns. Mine is obviously the nerf alpha trooper, and my kit is called 'Stage 1 Unleashed'. Normally in a nerf alpha trooper the spring is around a 2.5 kg spring, meaning you need to pull back with 2.5 kg force. But the stage 1 kit offers a 5 kg spring, so twice the power of a stock gun! The air restrictors are also removed.
Also in the orange mod works kit I bought, Is a full metal alloy trigger catch, with a 2x catch spring for it. 

COSMETIC MODIFICATIONS
For the looks of the gun, I have obviously, painted it! It is painted with green and gold spray paint. To protect it is painted over with a clear coat made for wood, but works just as good with plastic. 
With my friend sugru, which I just bought some of, I attached a Canada pin to the side of my gun because I like showing that I am a Canadian and proud of it! 
The name 'The Alpha Male' is put on the side of the pump. I just used sharpie for that. 

COMFORT MODIFICATIONS
Comfort modifications are done purely with sugru. I added some on the trigger and it now fits my finger perfectly, and there is some on the handle so it fits my left hand better. The handle was slightly uncomfortable before.

OTHER MODIFICATIONS
The only other thing I have done is pad the inside of the plunger so it does not hit the plunger tube so hard. 

So yes, this is my gun! In the last picture here, shows the nerf hailfire I bought. VERY good gun stock. Being a n strike ELITE gun it shoots almost as far as my alpha male here. And get this, the gun is STOCK!! The thing also holds 8 clips, for a maximum dart capacity of 144 darts with 18 round clips.
If somebody wants me to get in detail on the hailfire and do a review, I would be glad! 

Comments

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Johnhall14 (author)2013-05-07

He lives =D

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Nope, nope, he doesn't.

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XD, that was seven months ago...

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I know, but I thought I might as well laugh at it =D


PS. I Just now saw it!

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Randomguy65 (author)2012-09-11

The Seleziona....IT LIVES!!!!

Very nice mods! Looks much more pleasing to the eye.

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Seleziona (author)Randomguy652012-09-12

It does doesn't it!? lol :D

Agreed!

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Randomguy65 (author)Seleziona2012-09-13

So how are things with you? SM39 posted a Skeeball machine if you haven't seen it.

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Seleziona (author)Randomguy652012-09-14

Things are good, very good actually! How about yourself?
Yeah I saw it a little while ago, amazing stuff!

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Randomguy65 (author)Seleziona2012-09-14

Great! Started my freshman year of high school this year, and its going good. I posted a LEGO Airplane tug as well.


Oh and K'nex has a new, all classic, SS style coaster on sale!!........ for $1000 :(

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Seleziona (author)Randomguy652012-09-16

Awesome, I'm starting my first senior year in high school! Yes I saw that :)

That's craziness! :( That's cool they did that though haha.

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Randomguy65 (author)Seleziona2012-09-17

Your from 'Merica right?

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Seleziona (author)Randomguy652012-09-18

From Canada actually ;P

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Randomguy65 (author)Seleziona2012-12-03

So do you have a maple tree in your backyard? :D

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kwintisolo12234 (author)2012-09-13

cool name
reminds me of gorillas

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Gorillas are awesome.

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yeah!
gorillas rule!

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hahaha, i think i have more pictures on my computer xD

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Nice!
I can't upload .GIF's so I just give you the link:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5k590Q0Aj1rrsuiko1_250.gif

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lol that's hilarious xD

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That's an awesome picture xD

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ikr?
hahhahahaha

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https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FCY/JC2E/H7HY7V0A/FCYJC2EH7HY7V0A.THUMB.jpg bro hug!

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AUG-5OM3 (author)2012-09-12

Good to see you're back. It looks way better without to much neon-orange.

-AUG-5OM3-

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Seleziona (author)AUG-5OM32012-09-12

Thank you! I totally agree, they look so much better without the fake toy gun look :P

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AUG-5OM3 (author)Seleziona2012-09-12

IKR? That's one of the reasons i'm not really into Nerf myself. And unfortunately here in the Netherlands mostly 8~12 year olds use Nerf guns, and I'm somewhat above that =D

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Seleziona (author)AUG-5OM32012-09-13

So are you into something like airsoft, or paintball? Ahhh, I see lol!

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AUG-5OM3 (author)Seleziona2012-09-13

Airsoft is illegal here unfortunately, and I´ve never played paintball.

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dr. richtofen (author)AUG-5OM32012-09-18

www.der-hollander.de >8D
Hier heb ik mijn airsoft dingen gekocht. Verzenden netjes naar NL :D

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AUG-5OM3 (author)dr. richtofen2012-09-18

Weet ik, maar ik vertrouw dat niet helemaal. als je betrapt word heb je namelijk een strafblad. En daar heb ik niet zoveel zin in. Ik ken een paar mensen die op fora zaten op te scheppen dat ze airsoft Nederland hadden binnengekregen, en een weekje later stond de politie op de stoep. Ik kijk regelmatig op de NABV en het gaat er echt naar uit zien dat Airsoft gelegaliseerd word, dan sla ik mijn slag =D

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dr. richtofen (author)AUG-5OM32012-09-18

Ok, dat klopt wel :) Ik hoop echt dat het legaal wordt, maar dan niet zo dat je echt een aanschafvergunning en een kluis enz. moet hebben....

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AUG-5OM3 (author)dr. richtofen2012-09-19

Die kans zit er wel dik in helaas, dan zul je dus ook achttien moeten zijn (nog een paar dagen voor mij.) maar dan ga ik zeker er serieuzer aan mee doen.

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dr. richtofen (author)AUG-5OM32012-09-19

Ok. Ik ben pas over 1 jaar en 9~10 maanden 18 :( Maar als't legaal is, kun je idd serieuzere geweren kopen.

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Seleziona (author)AUG-5OM32012-09-13

Okay, I see, Never played paintball myself either, I hear it is fun though.

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AUG-5OM3 (author)Seleziona2012-09-14

True

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Sharir1701 (author)2012-09-12

nice, it looks like you've done some good work with this. are you at all still building? anyway, i would like to hear your opinion on some of my latest guns. =) btw, sorry, i just don't know a lot about modding nerf stuff. a question though - any power mods you have for an unmodded stampede? if possible, with common household items.

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Seleziona (author)Sharir17012012-09-12

I'm not really building anymore no, but I will for sure check out some of your stuff!

Sorry, I don't really know anything about modding stampedes, but if I were to say something, I'd say to just crack 'er open and take out the air restrictor somehow. I've never done it, as I don't know how but there are probably some good videos on the internet. Good luck!

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Sharir1701 (author)Seleziona2012-09-12

too bad D=...

i'm not sure what an air restrictor is, and i would rather not mess around with stuff i don't know anything about, especially not on my only nerf gun that it took me forever to get through the customs, taxes, security etc etc to get to israel... they confiscated it at the US airport and i got it only a month later. good thing i didn't open it yet.

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tytiger33 (author)Sharir17012012-09-13

Thought you weren't from the USA but assumed you were European. Now I know otherwise.

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Sharir1701 (author)tytiger332012-09-14

how so? i'm neither. i specifically said israel in that comment. i was in the states for a vacation, bought it there, had it confiscated in the airport on the way to israel and got it a month later in the mail. i don't see what was confusing about my comment nor how you got that i'm american from it, but whatever. if you still don't understand, i'm israeli.

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tytiger33 (author)Sharir17012012-09-18

I meant before that comment.

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Sharir1701 (author)tytiger332012-09-18

oh, well then i misunderstood your comment i guess.

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Seleziona (author)Sharir17012012-09-12

Yeah I really wouldn't recommend modifying the stampede, to be honest. Other nerf guns, not automatic ones are more suitable for power modifications.

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~Meme~ (author)2012-09-14

You're alive! XD

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Seleziona (author)~Meme~2012-09-16

I know right, it's crazy!

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~Meme~ (author)Seleziona2012-09-18

Hah!

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PotatoCoffee (author)2012-09-12

Awesome paint job, and you got the hail fire!?

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Seleziona (author)PotatoCoffee2012-09-12

I did get the hailfire!!! A week before it came out in stores :D But the store I went to actually had one! :O

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