Introduction: The Storm 223 V1.3 Knex Gun

Picture of The Storm 223 V1.3 Knex Gun
Hi everyone! This is my fourth posted knex gun, the storm 223. This is the penultimate gun in the storm rifle series, but I am releasing a series of other random guns (pistols, shoguns etc.) Anyway, this gun features two never before done trigger mechanisms, and i mean 2, on the same handle, one for the grenade launcher and one for the main gun.
Version history
  • V1.0: This was a gun which looked similar to what it now is, except the sight was longer, it had no mag and it only had one trigger (for the grenade launcher), and the rest of the gun was a block trigger.
  • V1.1: I added a mag and shortened the sight.
  • V1.2 I made a second, external trigger for the main gun.
  • V1.3 I modded the stock's butt to look like the one on the storm 222

  • 2 True triggers
  • Grenade launcher
  • 60 ft range with 3 rubberbands
  • Mag for 20 yellow rods never jams!
  • Mag for grenade launcher
  • Better stock than my previous guns

  • The grenade luncher will make the grenades explode when firing 1/6 times, and the grenade mag jams a bit
  • Not very accurate

This is my best gun yet, so enjoy!

Step 1: Piece List: Courtesy of Knex_Builder_Freak


14 green connectors.

7 light gray connectors

34 blue sphere connectors

23 purple connectors

23 red connectors

45 snow flakes

74 orange connectors

72 yellow connectors

45 gray connectors


5 red rods + 1 tan

12 yellow rods

56 blue rods

104 white rods

240 green rods


2 triangle 3 hole panels

26 Y connectors

5 blue clips

22 tan clips

14 blue spacers

Thank you, kbf!

Total = 768

Step 2: Handle and Triggers

Picture of Handle and Triggers

This is for the handle and both of the triggers. Just Follow the pictures.
1. Aim
2. Build
3. Add the trigger house side and handle
4. Build the other trigger
5.Add trigger 2
6.Build this
7. Add it and you're done!

Step 3: Stock/butt

Picture of Stock/butt

Follow the pics
3.Add top onto it
6.Add 5 to 4 (9 lol)
7.Add butt to stock
8.Add other side of frame
9.Connect to what you already have.

Step 4: Main Body + Insides

Picture of Main Body + Insides

Just follow the pics
1. aim
2.Build these
3. and these
4-6. and this
7. Add these to the back of the body
8.Add the barrel / mag well
9.Add this to the bottom of the frame
10. Add this to where the sight is
11.Add this to the front
12. Connect the handles trigger mech to the red rod
13. Connect the body to the rest of the gun

Step 5: Main Fake Barrel

Picture of Main Fake Barrel

This is the barrel of the gun. Follow the pics
1.Make this
2.Different view

You could leave the gun like this if you want to or don't have many pieces left, but then it's just another gun (that shoots 60 ft). skip to the Rubberband stage if you want to.

Step 6: Front Hand Grip

Picture of Front Hand Grip

Guess what you have to follow!
1.Build this
2.Different view

Step 7: Grenade Launcher

Picture of Grenade Launcher

Follow the dog. I mean the pictures
3.Different view
4-6. Build
9.Add trigger
10.Firing pin
11.Build and add this
12-13.Attach to the rest of the gun

Step 8: Magazine

Picture of Magazine

This is the burrito masters mag again, i just like it. anyway, loosen out the parts slightly on the blue rods to make the ammo fall easier.

Step 9: Adding the Rubberbands

Picture of Adding the Rubberbands

Follow the pictures

Step 10: Loading and Firing

Picture of Loading and Firing

Okay, hopefully you have built the gun. now just to fire it!!!!!
Picture 1 is the ammo
Picture 2 is a close up of the main mag

To load, put 20 yellow rods in the mag of the main gun, and 5 of the grenades in the grenade launcher mag. Pull back the pin in the stock to cock the main gun, pull the external trigger to fire it. Pull back the pin in front of the hand grip to cock the grenade launcher, pull on the small sliding trigger (white rod) to fire it.

Well i hope you like my gun, and i will now start building the storm 224, TJ-SR-V1.3, The Morph gun from the Jak series, The N60 storm from ratchet and clank 3 and anything else that i dream up!


DJ Radio (author)2013-07-23

It's been about 5 years, still no storm 224 :(

nhurtado2 (author)2012-03-31

[Comentary removed by the FBI]

XxMechTechxX (author)2011-07-21

for some reason my gun sometimes jammes and if it is not jammed it only shoots 1 foot.

DJ Radio (author)2009-07-23

storm 224, Morph gun, N60 storm. all that announced in August last year. Lolz.

The Jamalam (author)DJ Radio2010-12-24

Wow, I need to do that...

DJ Radio (author)2009-08-30

After all this time, this is STILL your best gun.

The Jamalam (author)DJ Radio2009-08-30

Lol ya. I still think that your AR-4 commando v2 is better than v3. Better for war, anyway. Bolt actions aren't time efficient.

DJ Radio (author)The Jamalam2009-08-30

Why so? My v3 is more powerful and gets better range. It also gets better reload times. I can afford to sacrifice ROF for extra power and better reload, right?

buttons03 (author)DJ Radio2009-11-12

 dj radio, u need a gf and a life m8....

DJ Radio (author)buttons032009-11-12

Hi buttons03, thanks for your advice.  Since reading this comment, I decided to give this girlfriend thing a shot. 

I found out where your girlfriend lives, and I'm secretly dating her behind your back (well, at least until I told you).

Thanks for the suggestion.

The Jamalam (author)DJ Radio2010-12-24


mikstr2 (author)DJ Radio2009-11-13


The Jamalam (author)buttons032009-11-14

You need to get a life instead of insulting everyone over the internet. It almost makes you more of a loser if its over the internet.

You also need to learn a bit about grammar and spelling.

Lowney (author)buttons032009-11-14

"Instead of going around posting "get a life" to everyone else, you could probably get one yourself, going around insulting everyone over the internet doesnt make you tough or anything, it makes you pretty pathetic..."

Keenan159 (author)2010-12-23

do you think you could post how to make one without the grenade launcher? Please and Thank you

The Jamalam (author)Keenan1592010-12-24

All you need to do is not build it, then replace some of the connectors for a smooth edge. Hope this helps,

InstructabIes-Robot (author)2008-08-26

Very good human

and i thought robots used monospace fonts! :O

DJ Radio (author)The Jamalam2010-11-24

Lol he got banned.

thank you robot! did you rate it?

destroyo5457 (author)2010-07-16

okay, whenever i fire the gernade laucher it goes like no kidding either not out of the barrel, or just falls out. what am i doing wrong?? please respond as quickly as possibe :) btw, sweet gun,

The Jamalam (author)destroyo54572010-08-07

That grenade launcher was never very good unfortunately, I'd either leave it out or build your own :)

pure1 (author)2010-08-07

do you realy need 26 y conectors? ohh well ile fined out soon

destroyo5457 (author)2010-07-15

how do you "loosen" out the parts??

The Jamalam (author)destroyo54572010-07-16

Space them out slightly. Also don't build this if you get this message, my later ones are so much better.

destroyo5457 (author)The Jamalam2010-07-16

I SEE IT NOW!, lol, thanks

destroyo5457 (author)The Jamalam2010-07-16

and im building this one cuz i need a gernade launcher :/

destroyo5457 (author)2010-07-16

how do you do that,? i don't follow you??

destroyo5457 (author)2010-07-15

BLURRY! ughh i can't follow these!, ill try my best though

destroyo5457 (author)2010-07-15

phew, barely enough peices, this better be worth it :)

Jesus. (author)2010-04-03

Bob the flyin' Monkey!!!! I knew it!!

TheChemiker (author)2010-03-31

Dang, this is a huge gun...

r3ddr4gon (author)2010-03-30

love the last pic :D

joshualater (author)2010-02-27

  :) *hugs The Jamalam* I luv you for posting this (not really)

joshualater (author)joshualater2010-02-27

 Do you have and mods to storm 221 that make it use less pieces?

joshualater (author)2010-02-27

 cod3 pic made break down laughing

FlutterTree (author)2010-01-31

4.5*. The main gun is good but the grenade launcher isn't good.

Knexcrack (author)2009-03-13

these pics are kind of hard to follow and are a bit oug of order other then that awsome gun!

The Jamalam (author)Knexcrack2009-03-14

they're not out of order.

FlutterTree (author)The Jamalam2010-01-30

You mean OUG of order

Jesus. (author)Knexcrack2009-05-01

oug of order????????? what the cr@6?

 I love the gun! However, another view of the trigger housing would be nice. No offense intended.

Carewd (author)2009-11-15


Carewd (author)2009-11-15

do you really need a fake barrel

The Jamalam (author)Carewd2009-11-15


The Jamalam (author)Carewd2009-11-15


Seleziona (author)2009-08-22

Hey man, i built it and it didn't really work... The normal ram kept breaking and i couldn't get the mag to work. But the grenade launcher was alright....... 1.5*

The Jamalam (author)Seleziona2009-08-23

Are you sure you built it right? Sometimes it is just bad luck, but how was the ram breaking? Was it your pieces? Because that isn't my fault.

Seleziona (author)The Jamalam2009-08-23

probably was bad luck, the orange connector on the end of the ram kept breaking. I will try building your other guns...

The Jamalam (author)Seleziona2009-08-23

Keep it, add tape to the pin to strengthen it. That might solve the mag problem too, shocks like that free up stuck rods :D

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