Picture of The Basic Shot Weapon (BSW) + Mods
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


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

Parts Count:

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

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

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

Extra Y Clips  ~8

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

Here is version 1 in action

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Step 1: Main Body

Picture of Main Body
Pretty Simple. Note the special joining technique on Picture 4.

Step 2: Top Rail

Picture of Top Rail
This top rail is super-strong, so follow carefully. 

Step 3: Bottom Rail

Picture of Bottom Rail
This has to be done in layers, because the middle layer has a hole for the trigger block.

Step 4: Handle

Picture of Handle
This handle uses a strange way to connect it to the body- Pay Attention!

Step 5: Trigger

Picture of Trigger

Step 6: Magazine

Picture of Magazine
This is more tricky. The front of the mag will be loose, you will strengthen it later.

Step 7: Foregrip and Handle Guard

Picture of Foregrip and Handle Guard
The middle layer is different- Pay Attention!

Step 8: Top Layer

Picture of Top Layer
The final layer, YAY! It is exactly the same as the bottom, just without the white/blue rods.

Step 9: Strengthening/ Extra Bits

Picture of Strengthening/ Extra Bits
These are crucial in order to keep the gun strong. 
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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...
CuddlesMcT2 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 !!!!
Andrew59092 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! ;-)
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What was wrong? How many elastics?
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on his skorpion i mean
use a blue rod like seleziona did
Use 1. It may seem underpowered, but this mechanism can't take much bands, unless you super glue the grey gears and green pins on. I can't really help it though, I didn't design the mech. I only used 1 band in the video, so you should see what kind of range its getting (not much) It's a shotgun it doesn't matter.
Use epoxy or just somehow fuse the trigger pieces together XD
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)  knexinglemon3 years ago
The back? Yes it does. You could make the back end longer so it doesn't but it then looks silly
apples!!!!!3 years ago
This is neat. I like its overall look, too.
james43 years ago
this gun + stock = epic knex shawt gun
TheFoofinator (author)  james43 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:
spricer9883 years ago
if you add a few mods and a stalk... you got a vector kriss.
MegaMetal83 years ago
Woo done
MegaMetal83 years ago
Building, just finished step 5. Ill try and have a picture by Friday.
MegaMetal83 years ago
Considering building, Are all 5 female sockets necessary?

I'Ve got 2
TheFoofinator (author)  MegaMetal83 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.
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