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Picture of knex heavy assault pistol: the pounder
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this is my knex assault pistol. it's single shot, but incredibly powerful and uses a new top loading system. I used a slightley modified version of this trigger: 
http://www.instructables.com/id/Oodassault-Pistol/step2/Trigger/
the body of the gun is very sturdy, and you can whack it agsainst a table with little or no damage to the gun (no promises on the table, though,)
 this is my first instructable, so please tell me what you think :)

Pros:
very powerful
new loading system
true trigger
comfortable

Cons:
single shot
rubber bands sometimes break



Pieces:

connectors
yellow connectors: 26 
red connectors: 14
blue connectors: 2
green connectors: 4
gray connectors: 5
snowflakes: 6
light gray connectors: 2
orange connectors: 4 

rods
white rods: 28
blue rods: 6
black (grey) rod: 1 
green rods: 50

 "exotic" peices: 
Y connectors: 13
tan clips: 2
blue clip: 1 
ball socket: 1

(credit to knex_builder_freak for the parts list)


well, lets get started then
 
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Step 1: Handle

Picture of handle
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this is the hande. it's very comfortable.


1: make two
2: make one
3: combine

Step 2: Barrel

Picture of barrel
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This is the barrel. it's pretty simple.

1: build two
2: build
3: build
4: combine
5: add

Step 3: Trigger

Picture of trigger
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this is the trigger. build these and then put them aside for later

Step 4: Barrel reinforcment

Picture of barrel reinforcment
this is what makes the gun so strong. build three. sorry for the blurry pics.

Step 5: Extra bits

Picture of extra bits
these are for looks and for strength. build two.

Step 6: Assembly and rubber bands

putting together what we have built so far, and putting on the rubber bands.

Step 7: Loading

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how to load the gun

Step 8: Yay!

okay, you're finished building. have fun!