Introduction: X86 Knex Beginner Handheld Minigat

Picture of X86 Knex Beginner Handheld Minigat

This is a quite easy to make knex machine gun. You can hold it with one hand, or with two. It fires only eight bullets but, as aforementioned, it is a beginner machine gun.

V1.0: A small handheld minigun
V1.1 An Even Smaller MG


Piece Count:
66 Gray 1-Slot Connectors
29 Yellow 5-Slot Connectors
21 Blue 3D Connectors
1 Motor Pack
26 White Rods
17 Yellow Rods
28 Orange 1-Slot Connectors
40 Blue Rods
9 Red 3-Slot Connectors
5 Green 4-Slot Connectors
3 Red Rods
26 Blue Spacers
18 Silver Spacers
2 Brown Tabbed Connectors
18 Gray 2-Slot Connectors
1 Gray/Black Rod
2 White 8-Slot Connector
Total: 334 Pieces

(Piece Count May Be A Bit Off)

Step 1: The Handle

Picture of The Handle

This is a Long Step
9 Red 3-slot connectors
18 Gray Connectors
4 Yellow Rods
2 White 8-slot connectors
10 Blue 3D Connectors
8 blue spacers
10 White rods
8 Blue Rods
2 Orange connectors
5 Green 4-Slot Connetors
5 Yellow 5-Slot Connectors
2 Gray 2-Slot Connectors
Total: 83 pieces!

Step 2: The Motor House

Picture of The Motor House

A short step that houses the motor for the Gun.

1 Motor
10 White Rods
10 Yellow 5-Slot Connectors
2 White Connectors
8 Green Rods
8 Gray Connectors
2 Yellow Rods
2 Silver Spacers
2 Blue Spacers
4 Blue Rods
Total: 49 pieces

Step 3: The Barrel

Picture of The Barrel

This Is a Very long Step. In this step, you will build the part of the gun that fires.

17 Green Rods
16 Gray 2-slot Connectors
40 Gray Connectors
16 Blue Rods
25 Orange Connectors
2 Brown Tabbed Connectors
8 Blue Spacers
16 Silver Spacers
2 White Connectors
1 White Rod
1 Black/Gray Rod
1 Yellow Connector
8 yellow Rods
Total: 143 Pieces

Step 4: Support Parts

Picture of Support Parts

This Part supports the barrel of the gun

5 White rods
13 Yellow 5-Slot Connectors
11 Blue 3D Connectors
12 Blue Rods
11Green Rods
3 Yellow Rods
1 Orange Connector
3 Red Rods
Total: 59

Step 5: Attach All Parts

Picture of Attach All Parts

Attach Parts 1-4

Step 6: Firing and Use

Picture of Firing and Use

To Fire, Press (one) to the (YOUR) LEFT
Hold(Two) in Your Hand, Or also put your other hand on (Three) or (Four)
And Your gun is firing.

To Reload, pull back the orange connector, possibly place theBlue Rod Into position, unless it automatically snaps in. Then place a White rod into the barrel.

Step 7: Really Small MG

Picture of Really Small MG

These Pics show you how to Modify the gun to make it even smaller
There are 3 upgrades: the barrel hitters, A "Stand", and of course, smaller


cjester2 (author)2016-07-24

I was struggling with designing a gatling gun, but this helps, ALOT! thanks for the inspiration, if i publish a gatling gun, be expecting me to give you credit

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-08-06

MY minigat.

MegaMetal8 (author)I_am_Canadian2010-12-17


(YOUR N (author)I_am_Canadian2010-10-14

Hey I-am-canadian that gun is awesome how on
Earth did you make it (can I steal it plz)

I_am_Canadian (author)(YOUR N2010-10-26

I made it from the blueprints in my mind.

And yes, rip it off all you want.

That doesn't look mini...

Well, its handheld..


(YOUR N (author)Oompa-Loompa2010-10-14

Stop stealing my line LOL

Nah, if you see MINE you'll poop your pants. Look here is theh video: It even has a true trigger and is ALSO handheld, and 16 shots. Much people want instructions, but I am busy, and my camera is a little screwed up, so...

(YOUR N (author)Oompa-Loompa2010-10-14

Hey dudes if any 1s wandering the persone in
The pic is Billie Joe Armstrong from green day

zap89 (author)2008-04-04

i would be extra impressed and happy if someone cud make a machinegun without using a bloody motor.

(YOUR N (author)zap892010-10-14

Same here LOL

Miles Tails Prower (author)zap892008-11-02

Well, with gears you can modify almost any gatling gun to fire by crank.

beameron (author)2009-04-17

I-AM-CANADIAN POST IT PLZ !!!!!!!!!!!! (ur minigat)

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-01-18

can i use the base of this? cridet 2 u of crose

Yeah, go ahead.

cool thxs

123qwerty47 (author)2008-11-10

dude thiz gun iz well kool! ive got 2 hand it 2 u your a great knex builder!

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-07-07

Im making a handheld gatling gun that is going to make this gun look like TRASH! But this gun is pretty good!

Meh, it already is.

Only problem w/ it was that the fixed trigger didn't fire the REAL trigger. It just bent...

Ouch! That was a little rough on yourself. Ill show you pictures of mine onces its in a state to be shown.

As in, Duck's Cyclone already pwned it to shreds.

............ No, Mine's really good! 12 shots, each can go through cardboard. Yellow rods for ammo

Trainman 2001 (author)2008-07-22

sorry i never posted i will get a pic for u though :(:(:(:(:(

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-05-19

I like the super-mini most

pls (author)2008-04-11

looking forward to making it when i get a motor.

pls (author)pls2008-04-17

didn't turn out to be what i hoped

zap89 (author)2008-04-01

mini? you need some reasoning!

jabbathegut1 (author)2008-03-28

peice count plz

Trainman 2001 (author)2008-03-01

im making a drill powered knex MG

lunchboxrc (author)2008-01-24

i have a question ive posted my new gun but i cant find it on the site. could you tell me if there is an amount of time it takes for them to post the gun?

cul8r555 (author)lunchboxrc2008-02-14

the amount of time is anywhere within 24 hours.

ry guy (author)2007-12-18


Trainman 2001 (author)2007-12-18

i admire you train man 2000


happybirthday (author)2007-12-17

thanks for posting it its one of my top 5

Morngreim (author)2007-12-16

what kind of motor? electric or twist?

Darth Trainman (author)Morngreim2007-12-17


OprahofKNEX (author)2007-11-29

can u use the gray motor or not? cuz reely this gun is awesum and im planning to maybe make this if the gray motor cood work. and also great gun=p

If you have the gray motor you should build the VORTEX or the X666... But yes, It would theoretically work.

ok thanks

knex gunner12345 (author)2007-12-02

nice gun

SeMi_AuToMaTic (author)2007-11-24

dude, this thing uses more peices than gorkems sniper rifle. kewl.

Most of my weapons use many pieces.

Ludwig Gunner (author)2007-10-05

I would make more gats like this on but there such a pain to relode it should be refered to as burst fire not full auto.I now make auto loading rifles(see my "semi auto assult knex gun"

no, not burst, burst is that is fires a preset amount (most times 3)bullets after each other, and then it just stops, and you can fire straight again after those first few rounds...

Yeah, this is like a burst fire that fires 8 shots every prolonged pull and has to be reloaded every time

no, in a regular gun, for example the most famous m16, it fires three rounds, then straigh away you can fire three shots again *without* reloading or something similar, just pull the trigger, this gun can't be compared to that in any similar way.

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