Picture of Zip2 Final Prototype
Well this took awhile... 270 pictures on my phone later and I'm ready to post the Final Prototype of Zip2. Zip2 has changed a little since you've seen the preview. The changes were: preventing an epic fail from occurring (as seen in my youtube video) with a mag pusher, and reinforcing the rod that connects the pump to the barrel. More elastic means less rate of fire, but with each pump you can shoot twice so you aren't really losing any rate of fire. If you want more info about the gun, check out the preview.  Now for the main event; let's make Zip2!! Also check out a review by lucas_the _boss!   Note: This gun does not use any broken pieces, so please ignore any in this ible'.

Step 1: Body Layer 1

A relatively easy step, just follow the pictures and you should be fine. Make sure the black hinge joint is attached as shown. Notice how the white rod is attached in between the two snowflake connectors (a trick I learned on this site).
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JonnyBGood (author) 1 year ago

Thanks everybody for making Zip2 my most viewed and built gun on instructibles!

I'm always interested in what you'd like to see in the next Zip so feel free to leave a comment on my orangeboard and I will definitely consider it!

Also check out Zip3's official Preview if you haven't already.

I Made it! And it was a really nice gun!!

Yeah I get it totally , if it weren't for my shortage of yellow connectors and green rods I would have built the Zip3 but soon I will get more and bulls the Zip3
JonnyBGood (author)  MrAceTheCoolGuy3 months ago
Sweet! When you get around to building it, check out KILLERK mods for it he posted on youtube. It greatly improves the performance.
Great build , I think though I found the best ammunition , it greatly improvez performance
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JonnyBGood (author)  MrAceTheCoolGuy4 months ago

First off, thanks for building! Zip is my favorite series of guns that I build.

The ammo probably does better due to it mainly being made of connectors which lowers friction. I prefer yellow rods just because I have a other of them and they fly good enough for me. Plus I have a hard time firing any munitions that require green rods because I need those too build more guns.

Hey man, I updated the review! Hope It's better than the original one.
JonnyBGood (author)  Lucas The Boss5 months ago

Oh it's much better! I was very, very thrilled at your review update for Zip2 and I'm glad you liked it as much as you did!

Also you were right about the stock, the gun was mainly aimed at performance so the stock didn't concern me. Although the main reason was, I was running short on pieces, because I still had six guns at the time..... Anyway thanks again for the updated review!

what is the piece count

looks cool !!!

JonnyBGood (author)  sonic broom1 year ago

I have an approximate piece count a little lower in the comments. Its a pretty do-able piece count.

cool thanks

how far does it shoot?

JonnyBGood (author)  JoshuaCope011 year ago

Mine shot comfortably up to 30 ft. If you strain it you can get 40feet but it will feel like something is going to break. I'd still recommend building it!

Bit late, but which rod does it shoot exactly. I am currently building it!

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210451 year ago

Ohhh! yeah it shoots yellow rods. Theres a video on how to load it on my preview of Zip2 so check that out too.

Really? My Zip2 shoots blue rods better than yellow ones. Hmmm...

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210451 year ago

Well that's interesting! I sized the ammo holders for yellow rods but as you can tell it's kind of multi tasking ammo wise. You can insert a pair of red rods through the top as well and use it like a breech loaded gun! I'm going to work on finishing our project tomorrow and I'm contemplating Zip4 or maybe Zip3Light (Zip3 with fewer pieces, a couple less features) Anyway I'll be building something, as always.

Just a thought, wouldn't it be cool if Zip2 could shoot spread like a shotgun?=P Just a thought....

The shotgun spread should be a good mod... I'll get to that!

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210451 year ago

I didn't say you had to make it =P but since you want too... =D

Never mind thanks anyways. great gun!
JonnyBGood (author)  pongopeter8261 year ago

No. Thank you for sharing pictures of your Zip2! It's always thrilling to see someone has built my knex gun. I hope you enjoy it and I also hope you got that three firing thing sorted out. If not I'll help try to figure that one out. I will say that sometimes when you load it, a rod may be pushed forward by the next one so it'll jam or shoot two.

Finished :) but it fires three rods at a time?
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Do you need to put a rubber band on the trigger
JonnyBGood (author)  pongopeter8261 year ago
Yes, one on each trigger. Also make sure the rubberband in pic 18 and 19 is pafed as shown so the triggers catch when you pump the gun. Glad your building it and I'd love it if you would make a review or take some pictures! Again thanks for building!
I am really thinking about building either zip or zip2 but I don't know which to build >-)
JonnyBGood (author)  Lucas The Boss1 year ago
I highly recommend Zip2 I fixed all the glitches in the first model in this gun. I don't know how many pieces you have but I would build this Zip. It also has a lot more potential in the mechanism than my first Zip so modding and increasing power woild be easier.

That's my thought on it. Not that zip was a bad gun, it was more of a first attempt. I still have a modified version of Zip2 to shoot when I get stressed about a nonworking knex gun. Anyway that's my thoughts about that.
Ok thanks for the advice I'm going to build after I take apart my random gun I made today that I am going to post
JonnyBGood (author)  Lucas The Boss1 year ago
Sounds good! If you could make a review for it as well with pictures of your zip2 I will give you a 1 year pro membership.
Sounds like a deal?
JonnyBGood (author)  Lucas The Boss1 year ago
Good =D
I'll keep an eye out for your review!
This is a great gun just finished it and will be posting a review on it on January 1
JonnyBGood (author)  Lucas The Boss1 year ago
Alright can't wait to see it.
Hey just posted it you might not be able to see yet but I did post
Looks like a Halo 4 shotgun.
JonnyBGood (author)  Blue Mullet 21 year ago
Well, I wasn't aiming at making it look like anything in particular but they do look similar. Glad you liked it!
Kona-chan1 year ago
nice bro!!
JonnyBGood (author)  Kona-chan1 year ago
I am very excited to check out each one of these pictures! Working now but as soon as I get a chance I am checking this out!
JonnyBGood (author)  Knex Lego Maniac1 year ago
Cool! Will you build it?
possibly if I get time
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