Introduction: Quick, Cheap, Easy, Compact, Yet Effective NERF Shotgun

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This shotgun can save your life during a NERF war, as the darts spread out as they travel, making it almost impossible not to hit your target. it costs about 1$ to make, and it can easily be stored in a pocket.

Step 1: Supplies

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You need one of the small spring powered kind of party poppers, and 7 NERF streamlined darts.

Step 2: Disassembly

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Fire your party popper into a trashcan (to prevent making a mess) then pull out the turning piece. along with the turning piece should come the plunger and the spring.

Step 3: Reloading

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push the plunger towar the turning piece until the top of the pole sticks out a little ways of the hole in the top of the plunger.

Step 4: Locking Into Place

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lock the plunger in place by twisting it 90 degrees, so that the top of the pole is stuck above the hole in the plunger.

Step 5: Completion

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snap the turning piece back into the bottom of the tube, making sure you put it in the same side it came out of.

Step 6: Inserting the Darts

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stick the 7 darts into the end of the tube, and you're ready to go! the darts fly 14-15 feet (its meant to be a last resort at close range) and they spread out about 3-4 feet. one extra thing to do is take the orange attaching piece from the recon's sight and tape it on, so you can slide the shotgun onto the rails of your main gun.


Danger_Dolan (author)2017-10-22

sounds dank. Do you guys have any replacements? I think that you would because this was posted like 4 years ago. Any replacements for the popper?

ejferguson (author)2015-04-18


Chickenpantz (author)2013-12-31

Lol nice man i just thought of that last night *HAPPY NEW YEAR!*

nerf squad (author)2012-09-15

i wonder if i used one of those nut snake things were it has the can with the screw on top with a spring inside covered in cloth that when you open it it shoots out the spring attacking who ever opens it will try

somewhatgoodish (author)2011-09-04

I would recommend buying more than one party popper, then removing the springs from a few and coiling them together in the popper you will be using, to add some extra strength.

that was one of the first things i tried, the only problem was that the springs were so stiff that putting 2 in made it almost impossible to close, and if you did manage to get it closed, even the smallest bit of being bumped around would make it explode right there

alarson3 (author)2011-06-28

I can't find any of the party poppers, can you recomend any substitutes?

Hmmm...... i cant say i can, actually. The party poppers are fairly easy to find, though. you should probably even be able to find them at walmart or kmart, though i got mine at iparty.

otees (author)Silverdrake123452011-08-20

Well im austrailian and we have different types of party poopers that are smaller than an inch

lil larry (author)2011-04-30

Awesome! I always use a shotgun in any war! From nerf to airsoft and even video games! You should mount it on the recon can be a shotgun attachment!!!

username252 (author)2011-04-23

Very cool! I did the same using that and made an actual attachment for it.
I hope you make awesome stuff in the future!

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