Introduction: Recon Cs-6 Jamming Mod and a Few Other Mods Too

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A very simple way to solve the problem of jamming, giving the cs-6 a bit more kick and modding the cocking system.
i dont know if this will work on a recon that still has the air restrictors, but in theory it shouldnt matter.

if i've missed any tools/parts out, or haven't explained something, improvise, that's all i did.

Recon cs-6
thin plastic (i used an ice cream container lid)
bottle cap

hot glue gun

Step 1: Fixing the Jamming

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ok this is actually hard to describe, but...
the reason the gun jams is because the barrel spike squshes your dart against the slot the spike would normally slide into. to fix this problem, we're going to add an additional cover so the dart cant be pushed out of the cradle to were it can get jammed.

cut a piece of your ice cream lid to the length of the cradle which the barrel spike slides between. cut the width of the plastic long enough so that the ridge of the barrel spike can still slide between, try not to make it too tight though.
You'll need to bend the plastic so it fits nicely, i heated the plastic with a lighter to make it easier to bend.

Round the top corner edge on each piece of plastic closest to the spike.

hot glue in place.
jamming fixed.

Step 2: Internals: What You Dont Need

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this section is to modify and take out crap you dont need,
the two pieces pictured are locking mechanisms, the one that is usually attached to your trigger stops you from being able to fire the blaster while the cocking slide is right back, and the other is piece is to lock the clip release button, you dont need them.

next, we're going to modify the cocking slide so that even when the blaster is primed you can still move the cocking slide back.
the button on the barrel slide just needs to be MORE slanted so it can slip, instead of being held

Release the barrel+slide from the blaster, take out the screws and spring which hold that wee button up, simply give the button more slant by using a lighter to heat the plastic and then press something flat on the hot plastic to get the desired angle, trim any excess with a knife (dont heat too much so the button becomes deformed), when thats att done, re-assemble button.

Step 3: Extra Kick

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this is like a rubberband mod for a NF.
im not sure if i used a bottle cap or something smaller, you just need a lid (or something similar) the same diameter of the plunger.
take the stock, and push out the pins in the top and bottom of the clip section (use something small so the hole isnt enlarged, i used a small screwdriver). once removed pull the rods out.
grab a nice sized rubber band and insert a looped section into the hole where one of your rods went, push one of the pins back in so it passes through the loop, with that side secure, pull the remaining end of the rubberband to the opposite hole and put the pin through that one too.
if your recon has a cover over the plunger when it's primed then simply cut the cover off (when its NOT primed), you'll still need the section which screws on the end.
Then take the bottle cap lid and cut the edges so there's a cradle, hot glue the cap on the back of the plunger, this is so your rubberband won't slip off.

done, you're all ready to go, re-assemble your gun.


Harrybot (author)2010-08-05

My recon will not lock into the back position when I pull the slide back. The slide moves but the orange tube in the back will not lock and stay. What should I do? I've taken it apart so many times

hmm... (author)Harrybot2012-06-26

I had that problem when doing a mod on mine. I had forgotten an orange clip thing in the upper right corner.

txu2 (author)Harrybot2011-10-24

same with me i tryed as hard as i can but it aint work

Amigobot (author)Harrybot2010-10-20

late reply i know, but if you still want to know... it sounds like you're missing a spring, or that the spring you currently have isnt providing enough tension, there should be one pushing up the release clip (which also holds the air chalmber in cocked position).

darknessfalls (author)2010-07-22

hi, this is a nice and simple way to add kick to your blaster, good idea! (my i'ble has the "power stock" on it which is much more complex way to get about the same result l0l)

Nerfwarsftw (author)2010-07-16

could i possibly use plumbers epoxy or normal super glue instead of hot glue?

Amigobot (author)Nerfwarsftw2010-07-16

yea superglue would probably be better, as my hot glue ended up coming unstuck... tho be careful as there are some gules that will eat plastic.

aRejectedKitten (author)2010-04-07

u killed my ******* recon :xd

hugok (author)aRejectedKitten2010-07-12

No you killed it.Did im just here for nerf come to your house and break it?

Amigobot (author)aRejectedKitten2010-04-08


qscvbnm267 (author)2010-03-31

yeah i need help.
i put the bullets in the wrong side and the my little brother just sticks it in there by force and closes the top part completely, now i can't shoot because the top wont slide back.

DBMods (author)qscvbnm2672010-07-07

i had the same problem with the slide not sliding i just took the gun apart, took everything out, put everything back together and it worked fine

Amigobot (author)qscvbnm2672010-04-01

 can you be more descriptive when you say 'wrong side'? do you mean you put the bullet in backwards? you inserted the whole clip backwards? or something else?

in any case id say your best option would be to dismantle the whole gun and re-assemble it 

wywy (author)2010-03-27

my frount did not come off. so I touk it apaet. can you help me.

Amigobot (author)wywy2010-03-28

 yes, please use the spell checker when describing your problem and try to be as descriptive as possible.

MAVREV13 (author)2010-03-16

nice i think that putting a stock and adding a spring will make it more powerfull than a rubber band. just saying

Amigobot (author)MAVREV132010-03-19

 agreed, for those more serious about getting the most out of their blaster, stock spring would definitely be the best option. This is for those who are lookin for more  of an easy boost, cos if you're gonna install a stock spring id advise significant internal reinforcement to increase durability.

MAVREV13 (author)Amigobot2010-03-20

i did not have to my catch did not even show weir or teir at all and here is my beast but i know why people might keep the rubberband so it is more like a handgun/sawed off im not saying ur mod sucks it doesnt its just mine gets 40-60 ft with sertin darts and it is accurate i mean accurate over 40-56 ft but at 60 it is accurate but not nail on the head accurate more like nail on the edge accurate. 

Amigobot (author)MAVREV132010-03-22

 i've previously blown the back of a plunger tube off when i've made a  stock spring and its quite common unless you reinforce.
i've brassed one of my cs-6's and am well aware of the incredible capabilities of the blaster, 40-60ft is a decent effort, congrats :D .  This instructable is for the demographic of those who want a less serious boost.
Nice blasters btw.

MAVREV13 (author)Amigobot2010-03-22

well i guess im lucky and thanks and i know 2 more reasions
1. hand gun
2. sawed off well half
if you want to see a full sawed off its on my sight comment and rate. also nice mod to expeshaly your raider it is cool it int epic its an epic hand gun but i have a ? when the drum is in is it too back or front heavy????????

Amigobot (author)MAVREV132010-03-27

Very nice Sawn-off! usually i use a drum on my cs-6's and the 6 round clips for the raider. the drum is side heavy so if i do use a drum i put on a shoulder strap to balance the weight differentiation.

MAVREV13 (author)Amigobot2010-03-27

cool also if you want to see a cool sawed off check out my lupara (its itallian for sawed-off) its on my page if you want to see it and check out my idea of Dillenger's thomson.

sniper shot (author)2010-03-14

how do u take of the yellow part

Amigobot (author)sniper shot2010-03-15

 could you be a little more specific?

sniper shot (author)sniper shot2010-03-14

oh,one thing,i dont have a scredriver head small enough

Nerfgenius (author)2009-10-05

You need a before and after picture for step 1, I haven't figured out how to the anti-jamming mod and I really want to do that, so I can have a 35 shot pistol( when I put in the raider's mag.

Amigobot (author)Nerfgenius2009-10-05

yea i can see how that would be helpful, unfortunatly i havn't touched my guns in about 6 months an am currently unwilling to take apart the gun again an shoot the photo. do you think i should remove this instructable, or do you think it's still a little useful?

yeah i know (author)Amigobot2009-12-11

Come on, you never grow too old for nerf... Anyway i presume you've moved from liking nerf to surfing the internet in every waking hour? JK

Amigobot (author)yeah i know2009-12-11

pretty much, just brought a rapid fire cs-35 last week

Nerfgenius (author)Amigobot2009-10-06

I think it is still useful. Oh, is the blue piece the plastic? if it is then I know exactly what to do for that step

Amigobot (author)Nerfgenius2009-10-07

yep thats it. on a side note id use something stronger than hot glue, my blue plastic bits came off a few times

matt920 (author)2009-08-13

does this make a big difference on yours? i cant tell on mine

yeah i know (author)matt9202009-12-11

Try more or better rubber bands. Rubber band mods don't usually make a huge difference. But they look more official to a fellow modder... BTW nice instructable im just here for nerf.

Amigobot (author)matt9202009-08-14

yea, does some considerable extra compression, i tested it by shooting straight up into the air with it on then with it off, i found it easy to see the difference

yeah i know (author)2009-12-11

This kinda makes sense do you mean the little boxish piece that's right above the left part of the trigger?

yeah i know (author)yeah i know2009-12-11

Nvm i solved my own question...

NYPA (author)2009-07-05

your version of the reacon was recalled because of the plunger.

Amigobot (author)NYPA2009-07-06

do you mean to say there was a second recall, or do you mean the modifications i made resemble the recalled recon? the picture on the box slightly differs from the ones they sell now, the display picture is the original blaster, mine is the remake.

NYPA (author)Amigobot2009-11-11

The remake had a plunger cover in the back. The older one (yours) has a orange plunger that sticks out when you cock it. It is said the Newer one (not yours) fires farther due to a smaller load to push forward.

Amigobot (author)NYPA2009-11-14

please refer to earlier statement regarding your comment.
my model HAS a black plunger cover.
The slide is bolted in as stated by Clemsonguy1125.
The original blaster plunger was longer than the remake and as a result did not have as effective compression. The original has a hole in a section of the detatchable stock because of the longer plunger. my stock does NOT have this. also the original plunger has the indented letters "ARMED" which is visable when the blaster is primed, my blaster does NOT have this.

I have previously provided a picture which has the black chamber protector in it, please view the additional photo section.

The main photo i have used was taken AFTER i cut off the protector.

As i wish to maintain the "be nice" policy i shall no longer respond to any further comments regarding this issue.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

imthatguy1125 (author)NYPA2009-07-07

yes the new one the slide is bolted in from the inside

afleticwork (author)2009-11-11

ive take a second spring and put it in the little cover for the main spring and had to screw the cap on it wont fit all the way on so now it will shoot at a high power

matt920 (author)2009-08-13

instead of cutting the whole entire back cover off you can cut two strips where the rubberband needs to go.

Amigobot (author)matt9202009-08-14

yea, i did that with another one i got, much better idea, i jus couldnt be bothered updating on here.

NYPA (author)2009-07-07

yours is the recalled one. They recalled it because of the orange plunger that sticks out when you cock it. it gave injuries as severly as welts

Amigobot (author)NYPA2009-07-13

the extra pic in the intro section reveals that my blaster is the remake by the black plunger protector present in the top right hand section of the photo. hasbro released a statement on their site saying it was recalled due to multiple injuries including pinching of the skin, which i assume occurs when the toy is fired and the skin is caught between the retracting plunger and the rear of the blaster. the bruising and welts however i can only speculate, it could be result of the spring becoming dislodged and forcefully protruding out the back, which is why the cover was added. my modified blaster inhibits none of the problems listed above; with or without the protector present. i hope that clarifies any doubts you have about the model i own and the safety of this mod.

NYPA (author)Amigobot2009-07-14


knexdude152 (author)2009-06-12

lol i thought pic 2 was a sigaret

eknafrk (author)2009-03-30

If you cut the spike short and file down the barrel you can shoot all darts that fit in the clip except the darts from the vulcan!!

Amigobot (author)eknafrk2009-04-12

sweet mod, when i get back into nerf i'll be sure to do that.

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