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As the title implies, these are three sidearms Ive had lying around for ages. None of them are especially powerful or accurate, I do however think the designs are quite original. They are all very simple and require few parts.


1: Crossbow Pistol. Features a true trigger with no moving parts. Fires just about any type of connector 50-60 feet. For anbody who built my revolver, its essentially a singleshot version of that.


2: RBG Pistol. This is basically a frame and trigger, and Im hoping it can be modded. I have built a stronger version that could hold the load of about 15 bands. It fires the bands all at once.


3: Rod Sling Pistol. This was my very first knex gun design, from years ago. Interestingly, it never occured to me to use the firing pin design, it made much more sense to use the band to directly fire the rod. Very quiet in operation.
 
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Step 1: Crossbow Pistol

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If you havent already built it from the first photo, follow this...

Step 2: RBG Pistol

Follow the photos. Simple.

Photo 4: This is where you want to build your own frame. I really cant offer you any guidance, just make something stronger than what I have.

Step 3: Rod Sling Pistol

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Erm, follow the photos?

NB: If you can, file a U-shaped groove in the end of a rod before loading it into this gun. It stops the band from slipping off the end of the rod, which can get very frustrating.
squiddy4124 years ago
can you send a better picture of how the trigger goes in?
cranberys5 years ago
on the cross bow where does the bullet come in
 never mind i figured it out
jamie1313136 years ago
rod sling pistol is well, quiet quite powerful 6 secs to reloAD 7.5/10
An Villain6 years ago
#3 is really cool sort of a stealth pistol because it is so quiet
Your revolver rocks.
Sypran7 years ago
i gota say i do have hundreds of broken Rbs, but like 50 of them are tied together to make a single frankenstien Rb
lol
Skreetsha6 years ago
Ya know somethin'? My "project nine" crossbow used the same system as your Rod Sling Pistol :D
MI66 years ago
i really like that crossbow - if it were bigger, with a more complex bow and a fake scope and stock it would be like a delta repeater off Nightfire. the pic 3. gun looks good - very intuitive.
T-man6 years ago
I LOVE THE CROSSBOW
koolkidd7 years ago
i have HAD hundreds of broken rubberbands, but i don't save them.
The Jamalam7 years ago
compact and awesome!
23GUITAR057 years ago
ROCK ON!
Doctor Who7 years ago
Rofl at "This uses broken elastic bands. As a dedicated Knex gunner, you must have hundreds." I have about 3000 from Ipod killer's sniper rifle xD.
Cool! I like the 3rd one best. "This uses broken elastic bands. As a dedicated Knex gunner, you must have hundreds." LOL! So true