Turn a Nerf gun into an airsoft gun (works with mini or regular nerf guns)

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I have always wanted to have an airsoft gun but never wanted to spend money on one. I decided to take one of my many nerf guns and turn it into an airsoft gun. It is very easy and inexpensive.
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Step 1: Materials

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Nerf gun
Nerf dart

Step 2: Step 1

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Take apart the pen and dart. Keep the foam part of the dart and the plastic tube from the pen.

Step 3: Step 2

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Cut the pen to about the length of the dart. It doesn't matter if it is exact, you just don't want it to be too long or there will be too much friction and the gun will not shoot well.

Step 4: Step 4

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Insert the dart completely into the dart gun. Then insert the pen into the hole in the middle of the dart. Make sure the pen is in as far as it can go, to make sure that no air can escape. In some cases the pen will still be showing and in others it will not, it depends on what kind of gun you have.

Step 5: Step 5

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Remove the dart and wrap it in electric tape until it fits tightly into the dart gun. This will help to prevent air from leaking out.
smadden74 months ago

clearly he also didn't want to spend money on a real nerf gun.

bashpr0mpt2 years ago
This instructable is incomplete. Also, management of how the pellets sit within the nerf gun (unless you intend to muzzle load) isn't covered, in fact, almost everything but sticking a pen up a nerf dart and 'maybe it sticks out maybe it won't is all that's really addressed. >_>
I'm the same way. Want one, never felt like paying for air-soft, and have tuns of Nerf guns. Might give it a try.