Well, again this took way longer than expected, but I think you will truly be amazed at the dramatic change of styling in this Competitor. After you have picked your jaw off the ground and have gazed through a couple of the pictures you may be wondering; what makes this a Competitor? I asked the same thing to myself and I have decided that if I can make a Knex gun without broken pieces then it belongs in my Competitor series. I don't have anything against using broken pieces, it just seems that broken pieces are a almost mindless way to accomplish something rather than think through a way of using the pieces as they are. Alright, enough rambling, moving on.
Competitor three is full Bull-pup style with a vengeful disappreciation for the QCW-05 I made a long time ago. I hope this thing looks as good to you as it does to me because I spent a lot of time trying to make this look amazing. The handle on this gun is very confortable and doesn't kill your hand like some of the handles I've made in the past. The trigger mech on this gun took longer than the appearance. If I would have used any broken pieces it would have been there, but I didn't =P. The gun with one rubberband has an effective range of 25ft. with an occasional 30ft shot. I would have added more rubberbands but I'm afraid the mech can't take the strain.
Now for all you who don't like reading long paragraphs, the simplified stats.
Removable preloaded magazine
No broken pieces
Mech can only hold so many rubberbands
Reloading clip is a bit challenging
4 ball and socket connector and 2 hinges (so six of any combination are needed)
Range just seems a tad short at 25 to 30 feet.
I love this gun and I hope that this maybe will strike some intrest into the competitor series. I do plan on making a guide for this but my next post will be the P90, so it will be up after that. Please leave a comment or suggestion about what you think of this so I can reference that for my next knex gun. Thanks!