Introduction: How to Make Various Types of Stefans
this will tell you how to make a few different kinds of stefans, or homeade nerf darts. as usuall, if you don't want to make them yourself, i would be willing to sell you some.
Step 1: Materials
you will need:
1/2 inch foam backer rod. also called caulk saver. i use the frost king brand
weight. i use bb's or 3/0 fishing weights.
hot glue gun
Step 2: Straightening
this can be done 2 ways. i do it by taping it to something straight, like a board or table. you can also use the hair dryer method, by putting them in a pillow case after youve cut it and blowdrying them straight. i have had no success with this, however, and prefer to use the first straightening method.
Step 3: Cutting
now take your scisors and cut the rod into 2 inch lenghts. make sure the cuts are straight.
Step 4: Finishing
now take your hot glue gun and burn a small hole for the weight in the top of the dart. now drop in your bb and cover with a dome of hot glue. hold the dart still for a little bit, then put it in some kind of a jig to hold it upright. after doing this a few times, you now have a batch of homeade nerf darts!
NOTE: to use these you will have to remove the barrel post from your gun. this is not hard, and will not affect performance. simply grab with pliers and pull.
Step 5: Shotgun Stefans
for these stefans, simply cut the rod into 1/4 to 1/2 inch length for your darts. there is no need to straighten. simply weight like normal darts. these darts have mediocre range but you can fit a couple of them into your barrell for a spray patern.