Introduction: Nerf Dart Mod for Extra Distance

Make nerf darts go further and hit with more force with a few simple items.


I am not responsible for what you do with this dart. This dart is more powerful than other dart mods simply because it uses a pen instead of a straw.

Distances with/without mod:
(note this is with my modded nite finder pointing straight forward. will go lots farther at a slight angle.)

without mod:
32.5 feet

with mod:
38.25 feet

Step 1: The Stuff You Need


nerf dart
a pen (BIC pen or something like that)
green knex rod


pliers (NOT needle nosed)

Step 2: The Dart

pull off the top of the dart so that you just have a foam tube. the glue should be weak enough so that you can remove it without cutting.

Step 3: The Pen

with the pliers, remove the ink shaft part and the bottom. If you can't get the bottom off, feel free to use the saw to cut it off.

Step 4: Putting It Together

1. push the knex piece into the pen shaft until it is completely in there.
2. wiggle the pen shaft into the dart.
3. cut off the extra pen shaft with the saw.
4. you're done!

Step 5: Using It

this very strong dart should be able to leave a small bruise. needless to say, don't fire at other people. if you want, you can glue the pen shaft to the dart to secure it better.


phantomblaze made it! (author)2010-11-12

cant find right sized pen shaft. anything else i can use?

DIYNerd123 made it! (author)DIYNerd1232015-07-08

I have to cut da pen with hack saw

zack attack made it! (author)2009-12-03

do u have to remove the AR for it to work

dylank2 made it! (author)dylank22015-03-07


dubit1 made it! (author)2011-07-27


masterchief1257 made it! (author)2011-02-08

ya would a straw work

chocochobi made it! (author)2010-03-25

Where can I buy the green knex rod?

NatNoBrains made it! (author)NatNoBrains2010-12-10

You can't really buy just one part. You have to buy like 100, so just look on ebay!

Transformer made it! (author)2009-06-14

Do you know if there's a way to use this mod with a suction cup? and have you tried? If not I might fiddle around with it.

potez made it! (author)potez2009-09-09

Hey i dont have a mod for the suctions but you could easily get a pack of 100 or less for around $AU30

ReVibe made it! (author)2009-03-07

6 feet! I mean is that cool or what? I've made stefans. Stefans+My singled, plug-pumped AT2K=Dents in walls, furniture, and people. So your saying that you're shooting the green k'nex connector bits? You know, .12 airsoft bbs fit perfectly in the barrel and work MUCH better.

Kaiven made it! (author)2008-03-25

lol nice! might try.... but are these better than stefans? 0.o

Shadowfuryix made it! (author)Shadowfuryix2008-03-26

no idea really, i dont make stefans...

drmjj55 made it! (author)drmjj552008-10-21

r stefans any good????????????:(

nerfer192 made it! (author)nerfer1922008-12-21


Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-03-28

ah... i tried but stefans go further...

CapnTac made it! (author)CapnTac2008-07-01

Stefans will outdistance and outpower nearly any other type of dart as long as they are made correctly.

Madscoop made it! (author)Madscoop2008-12-07

Is the stefans another mod or sumthing, can I have a link?

CapnTac made it! (author)CapnTac2008-12-07
Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-07-02

i know i test them in my homemade pump action dart gun

EGO! made it! (author)2008-10-13

what is an air restrictor

CapnTac made it! (author)CapnTac2008-12-07

A piece that Hasbro and other companies put into the gun that restricts air flow.

Skinner183 made it! (author)2008-11-15

I got arelly good mod for this instructable i'll post it soon (like this one)

jakee117 made it! (author)2008-10-13

its fun to stick a needle in the tip O_o don't shoot at people ;p

cameron5694 made it! (author)2008-05-28

the knex piece didnt fit snugly so i had to glue is

yamar35 made it! (author)2008-04-16

how do you do the nite findrer mod/

cool! made it! (author)cool!2008-04-29

Search it on nerf haven.

Shadowfuryix made it! (author)2008-03-26

oh by the way, a lot of people dont know how to remove the air resistor on the nite finder. if i get three comments asking me to, i will post it on the forums.

GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-03-24

Nice mod, you might want to add in a video, that would be cool.

Shadowfuryix made it! (author)Shadowfuryix2008-03-25

no prob, ill try to have a video up within the week

bigwhitebear18 made it! (author)2008-03-23

what kind of distance do you get with these bic-knex darts? do these just fall to the ground faster due to the higher weight (as opposed to the straw method)?

Shadowfuryix made it! (author)Shadowfuryix2008-03-24

actually, since nerf darts are normally very light, the extra weight makes them go slightly farther. think of it this way: when you throw a feather, it barely goes anywhere. but when you tie a twig to that feather, the distance improves substantially. i will have distances with and without the mod posted soon. oh and btw, this is my first instructable so dont kill me if a picture is blurry or whatever.

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