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Picture of The Basic Shot Weapon (BSW) + Mods
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First of all I would like to thank TheDunkis for this idea. 

Basically, this gun uses a firing pin that is like a charging handle and the elastics are attached to the front. This means more realism. The yellow connector on the front of the pin also means that the pin can fire multiple rounds, not too far off one of Oblivitus' ideas for a mag-fed shotgun. 

Anyway, this is a great fun-gun, and is very satisfying to fire. I hope to make it war-worthy with mods, possibly make an underslung variant and a pump-action mech. It also kinda looks like a Covenant Plasma Weapon from the Halo Series. 

It is design for close-range Power, not blistering range. 

Here are the stats:

Range: 25-30ft from one band, any more and I risk self-destructing the pin
Spread: 4-5ft
Mag Capacity: 9 shots, 3 bullets each slug.
Length: 32cm

Features

>New Firing Pin Mech
>Super Strong top rail
>Comfy Handle
>Foregrip
>Internal Mag Pusher
>Plasma weapon like shape
>Shotgun Rounds

Parts Count:
(Approximate)

Rods
Green    ~140
White     ~47
Blue       ~6
Black     ~1

Connectors
Red                ~24
Yellow            ~70
Orange          ~45
Green            ~4
Blue               ~2
Dark Grey     ~10
Light Grey     ~6
Tan                ~14
Metallic Tan ~4

Special 
Y Clips              ~19
Grey Gears      ~2
Black Wheels  ~4
Female Socket ~5
Blue Spacer      ~4

Optional  
Extra Y Clips  ~8

Ammo
Grey Clips ~At Least 3
White Rods  ~At Least 3

Here is version 1 in action




Step 1: Main Body

Pretty Simple. Note the special joining technique on Picture 4.
 
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knexboy5862 years ago
you forgot the white connectors
There is only one word to describe this gun BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I like the fact that this is tri shot. And that you could easily add a pump on it...
CuddlesMcT3 years ago
the barrel is too tight for the bullets. other than that particular spot, i found no problems and works like a charm :)
looks pretty dang cool !!!!
Andrew59093 years ago
i love this, mainly because it looks like a plasma cutter from dead space
TigerNod3 years ago
I built it today. I love it. I used it not in a war yet and I have no trigger time behind it, but I can tell you what I think about it.

Beutifull gun, sweet firepower. It shoots very far (1 64' RB) for a shotgun. Feeding does not always go perfect. But it is better than some other shotguns. Love the looks and feel, but handle is a bit short. A pump would make it even better but I think it is not nessecary. The problems other people talk about are there but there are always problems on guns and on shotguns even more. I like it, keep up the good work.
TheFoofinator (author)  TigerNod3 years ago
Thanks. I got real lazy at the moment so I might have a redo at this, and take on the suggestions of others.
I have a suggestion. That gears on the side keep falling off, because of the bands. That is maybe a problem.
TheFoofinator (author)  TigerNod3 years ago
I know, it is a problem. I hope to get rid of the firing pin altogether and replace it with a rail. Stronger and it won't nee those gear. I have had an idea in my head that may work.
I wish you good luck then. ;-)
TheFoofinator (author)  TigerNod3 years ago
I have made it, now it can take 4 bands, but as soon as one thing breaks, I fix the issue, then another part needs reinforcing, so it won't be up this week. I have literally had to gut it and rid of virtually all of the rail area, only the trigger remains off this one.
You are working hard on it, are you?
TheFoofinator (author)  TigerNod3 years ago
Yes, when I have time this week. The main problem is the fact that all the impact of the pin is on the 2 red connectors, meaning that the rail at the front has to made like a rock. I've tried using yellow and a white rod on each side to reinforce it, but the pin then doesn't let the ammo load right. I may have to completely redo the front end : /
If that is needed to make it work as good as you can, go for it.

Happy new year! ;-)
mulletman63 years ago
Made this, thought it was really good, but it didn't really shoot very well :/
JJ80903 years ago
Well done for posting it and BTW its EPIC
Johnhall443 years ago
Another idea is that you cut paper caps into squares and glue them onto the back of the ammo so when you shoot it sets of the caps.i used this on a knex dragonov that shot yellow rods
Johnhall443 years ago
tie a short piece of string between the shots to limit the spread and make bola rounds
I made this but since i didn't want a shotgun type weapon i made it single shot and i think my ram/bolt is different i opted out of gears for just rods. and my handle like moved up alot? maybe just me but i changed that and i have to say it shoots pretty good with 2 bands but the row of oranges like pops out alot on mine? any idea what it is?
when you pull back the grey gear does the firing pin stick out??
TheFoofinator (author)  knexinglemon4 years ago
The back? Yes it does. You could make the back end longer so it doesn't but it then looks silly
apples!!!!!4 years ago
This is neat. I like its overall look, too.
james44 years ago
this gun + stock = epic knex shawt gun
TheFoofinator (author)  james44 years ago
Thanks man. Could you make a stock? I don't have enough yellow connectors to make one... Also this is designed so it is modifiable hence 'Basic' shot weapon.
I would but I probably don't even have enough pieces to make the gun itself. Lol.
When I get to make this I'll make a stock.
i could make a stock but i dont have a camera tht has usb connection D:
spricer9884 years ago
if you add a few mods and a stalk... you got a vector kriss.
MegaMetal84 years ago
Woo done
MegaMetal84 years ago
Building, just finished step 5. Ill try and have a picture by Friday.
MegaMetal84 years ago
Considering building, Are all 5 female sockets necessary?

I'Ve got 2
TheFoofinator (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
The ones at the front may be necessary (this is the bit that takes the impact), but the rest can be replaced with greys, perhaps a little tape on the back to make sure the rails are secure.
Ok Thanks
TheFoofinator (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
Actually, you don't even need the front ones, seeing as they are held by the mag pusher's elastics.
Ok may build soon.
Hey, I built the gun and made an easier loading mech, do you want me to post pics of it?
Yes please I'll add them into the ible.

Here they are, but note the broken yellow connector on the mag instead of the orange, and make sure you switch out those yellow connectors at the bottom of the thing that flips out with red connectors. Also note the three tan connectors with the broken white rod in them connected to the two red connectors at the bottom at the mag, also string a rubber band through where shown. Also the orange connector with the green rod on it is the new ammo for the gun I made.

P.S. If you want to flip the thing out to load it you have to pull out the top white/black rod to flip it out and reverse it to lock the thing in place.
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I'll add the pics. What are the tan connectors for at the bottom?
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