Well this is it... my final contribution to the world of K'nex. The long awaited, UKP v3. 4 years in the making, the UKP series has striven to create the most realistic K'nex handgun available, and alas, 3rd time is the charm. Please do enjoy this weapon system, I have a lot of time into it, and I'm proud to be leaving it. Please note I will only be around for another week or so before I won't responded to comments, so If you have any pressing questions, do ask early. Let's delve into the features.
-Removable Magazine (in handle, 7-8 round capacity)
-20-35 ft range ( I'm not gonna lie to you like other guns on the site... realistically a grey con. can only travel 40ft in ideal conditions)
-Features an asymmetrical design, first seen under the UKP v1. To my knowledge, this is the only gun series that does that
-The magazine is my original design from 2009, never used on any other gun to my knowledge.
-Color coding to allow easy location of slide, trigger, and magazine during firing.
-And a realistic appearance.
This is probably a 1-2 hour build, so be prepared. You will be glad you did it when it is done. Please note that the color coding is not mandatory, but recommended if you want an amazing looking gun to show off.
Step 1: The Handle
Step 2: Real Barrel
Step 3: Attaching the Barrel and Handle
Step 4: Trigger
Step 5: Side Panel #1
Step 6: The Fake Barrel
Step 7: More Side Panels and Top of Fake Barrel
Step 8: More Side Panels!
Step 9: Handle Side Panels
Step 10: The Slide
Step 11: Magazine and Firing Pin
Step 12: Loading and Firing
Watch the Video! I meant to add this when I made it, just found the video on my phone now... sorry for it's late introduction!
Step 13: Thank You
I want to leave you all with my final words from my valedictorian speech this year, the whole thing is on youtube, if you want to laugh for a bit, but the final bit was the motivational part, so here it is. (and this will be from memory, cuz someone stole my hard copy after I gave my speech, It was that good)
"Nothing in life is permanent, nothing in life is 100%. If you don't like where you are, do something about it, because you are more than capable. If you like where you are, don't become complacent, because anything can change in an instant. Make decisions as quickly as possible, without losing accuracy, because, like any test, you will run out of time. But most importantly, don't let these be the best years of your lives, otherwise, you've done something wrong. You've been a spectacular group of people to (build/speak too) and I thank you all for that." (Standing ovation and air horn, just watch the youtube clip already... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XbWUE2wyEI )
Thank you all. Best of luck to all of you in your future endeavors.