Introduction: Tiny K'nex Pistol

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This tiny K'nex Pistol is really simple and uses just 12 pieces (not including ammo or a sight). It doesn't use a rubber band either.

Step 1: Parts

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4 blue rods
2 yellow rods
1 white rod
2 green connectors
1 yellow connector
3 red connectors

Any rod you like although the small green ones are the best

Step 2: Put It Together

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Once you have all those parts you can put it together.

Just go off the pictures its really easy

Step 3: Try It Out

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Load your finished gun and have a go

It doesn't have very much power but it would hurt if you got it in the eye so be careful

there are many things that you could do to this gun to mod it so have a go and post your pictures


flyingmonkey1123 (author)2012-10-14

Im with Ali Rhayel

noodleman97 (author)2011-06-10

Sorry, I'm still confused about how to fire it.
Can you re-post the video or put it in the Instructable?

hpayne (author)2011-03-12

this gun is great. i tricked it out but it doesn't go very far

tnmomof7 (author)2010-10-06

Thank you so much for this. My ten year old just built one and it has a good range with the green ones. Fairly accurate, too.

Ali Rhayel (author)2009-12-13

look, is it a bird, is it a plane, noooo, its... SUPER LAME!!!

lemonpickle (author)2009-10-19

this gun dosent even shoot

fauge7 (author)2009-08-22

how do u fire

plyalex1994 (author)fauge72009-08-23

Pull back the trigger. (The White One)

fauge7 (author)plyalex19942009-08-24

and where do u put do the ammo

plyalex1994 (author)fauge72009-08-30

The ammo goes in the holes in the red ones.

plyalex1994 (author)plyalex19942009-08-30

oh and use one of the small green ones for ammo

gold fish (author)2009-05-31

i need to know how to mod this gun

bobby4505 (author)2009-05-28

couldn't it break the white circle if u shoot it a lot???

plyalex1994 (author)bobby45052009-05-28

possibly. Although i have never broken one!

lou33mig41 (author)2009-03-28

this is realy good! im gonna mod it and ill post it:P

lowe (author)2008-12-30

I love the idea that you don't need rubber bands. I made 8 of those guns. there fast to build guns, but they go about 10 feet.

lowe (author)2008-12-30

mine dosn't shoot

dsman195276 (author)2008-06-14

good job faking that video.

plyalex1994 (author)dsman1952762008-06-15

No it Actually isn't fake

dsman195276 (author)plyalex19942008-06-15

you faked the range is what i mean, i payed attention to the video. you let the green rod bounce on the ground. i can prove it to. if the green rod really did hit the glass window and then fall onto the place mat the place mat would have just absorbed the fall, making no second clunk. in your video i heard at least 2 "clunks" of the green rod hitting the floor, that proves it bounced on the floor, not hit the wall. this gun can shoot 5 feet max. i made this, it stinks.

jr5000pwp (author)dsman1952762008-12-30

I made it and it shoots about 15 feet. And yes maybe your crossbow and other creations shoot farther and harder doesn't mean this sucks. Some people only have a small amount of pieces and/or no rubber bands. I love your knex guns and things and I dont think you should be so mean to someone who is helping people who dont even know how to build something as simple as this

I made this, and it shoots a lot farther than five feet. It works great! Now stop telling everyone it sucks, because it obviously doesn't. Does it really matter if it bounced? Don't you have better things to do then question the reliability of a perfectly good gun? No offense meant...sorry if it came off that way.

pls (author)Dilong_paradoxus2008-11-25

there are a few guns that go 100+ feet though>.> so it isn't REALLY anything special, but if your happy with it, yaay XD

Dilong_paradoxus (author)pls2008-11-25

For a gun this simple without a rubber band it's pretty good. I seriously doubt anyone on could make a gun with this many parts and no rubber band that shoots 100+ feet. Not that that isn't cool or anything...just doesn't quite fit my design philosophy (or my parts budget :D).

pls (author)Dilong_paradoxus2008-11-25

no way anything could shoot that for with this little pieces :D how many do you have?

Dilong_paradoxus (author)pls2008-11-25

How many little guns? Ten or twelve, of varying design.

pls (author)Dilong_paradoxus2008-11-25

how many pieces :D

Dilong_paradoxus (author)pls2008-11-26

My favorite one has fourteen, and the others have about five.

pls (author)Dilong_paradoxus2008-11-26

nooo, i mean, how many pieces do you have...

Dilong_paradoxus (author)pls2008-11-26

Lots...but, sadly, never enough. :D

Bartboy (author)Dilong_paradoxus2008-11-27

same, : (

pls (author)Dilong_paradoxus2008-11-26


dsman195276 (author)2008-06-10

so are we moving into non working guns or what? this is a piece of garbage.

plyalex1994 (author)dsman1952762008-06-10

it does work!

Storm950 (author)plyalex19942008-06-15

Even if you did NOT fake the range in the video, that is around 10 feet, and also could not really care either way, the truth being that this gun is simple and sucky!

Bartboy (author)Storm9502008-11-27

Look, its innovative, has a few pieces, and is ENTIRELY unique. Plus, you have not posted any better ibles, so quit complaining!

Storm950 (author)Bartboy2008-11-28

Ok. This is over 4 months old by the way!

Bartboy (author)Storm9502008-11-28


Storm950 (author)Bartboy2008-11-28

Nothing, I am just guessing he doesn't really care anymore!

I just tried it and it works pretty well! The range is easily what is shown in the video, and nothing breaks except for what is supposed to.

Storm950 (author)plyalex19942008-06-11

Send me a video of this gun firing a projectile more than 20 feet and without any thing breaking and... well... I will be rather amazed!

DrWeird117 (author)Storm9502008-08-04

doesnt break for me

dsman195276 (author)Storm9502008-06-15

he faked the range in the video.

not to burst ur bubble but you shouldbe out of
the christians

and he did =not= fake the range

HOW DARE YOU QUESTION MY FAITH! if you read down i explain how. i also built the gun and tested it my self. you see, he let the bullet slide on the ground when he shot it making it look like it has more range then it really does.

this group is for people and Instructables related to how Christ is the almighty ruler of all things. you will be removed if you do one of the following:

say bad things about god
say it is not real

=put down some one else=

and how did i put him down?

-that will break your knex piece. -this i just a bad idea. -its a bad gun and a bad idea. -he faked the range in the video. -good job faking that video. -so are we moving into non working guns or what? -this is a piece of garbage.


say it needs a bit of work

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