Introduction: X8 Slide Action Handgun/sidearm

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I believe that this is the first ever slide action handgun to feature a magazine that has been posted on this site. Slide action, true trigger, 7 shot bottom loading magazine capable of rapid fire. the range is anywhere from 20 to 60ft depending on how many rubber bands you use and what type of firing rod you use.

Step 1: Make the Barrel

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this is the barrel

Step 2: The Magazine

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bottom loading magazine

1. make these
2. connect them like so
3. do this with them, make sure it clicks into place

Step 3: Make the 2nd and Upper Part of the Barrel

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make this

the decapitated peices are not required but highly recommended if you dont want your gun to jam, they can be replaced by tan clips

Step 4: The Trigger

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1. make these
2. connect like so

Step 5: The Handle

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1. make this
2. spread the red connectors out (it helps with connecting them)
3. connect them

Step 6: Connecting Everything and Add Ons

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1. this is what you should have so far
2. connect the upper part of the barrel
3. connect the two parts to the magazine
4. make sure it looks like this and the white rods go through
5. add the trigger
6. add the trigger
7. add the handle
8. add 4 black y connectors to the front and add 4 green connectors to the sides of the white connectors like so
9. add 4 orange connectors to the front and back, it should look like this


Step 7: Making the Slide

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1. make this
2. make these (the purple one is just the same as the gray one) also one has 3 connectors and one has 4
3. attach them on and add one extra red connector on the side with 4. the side with 4 should be slightly moved back
4. add more red connectors until it looks like this
5. now build this
6. attach that onto the end of the slide
7. add this gray connector
8 add 2 gray rods and thread them through the gray connectors at the side
9. attach the slide to the gun

ok your done with part 2 what do you want a cookie?

Step 8: Firing Pin

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very simple, two pieces and some tape
1. firing pin
2. slide firing pin through the slide
3. slide firing pin through barrel

Step 9: Adding Rubber Bands

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1. add rubber bands to trigger, do the same on both sides
2. add rubber band to make magazine work
3. connect it to other side
4 add rubber bands to firing pin

Step 10: Loading/firing

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1. add in white rods
2. put rubber band through like so
3. slide the slide back

after you slide it back, move it back into place or else it will not work, then just pull the trigger.

you have made this gun, yay cheer woot, now go get yourself a dam cookie


legomaster50 (author)2010-05-08

Make the barreldo you need those tan clip thangs at the end on the left

MiniBr1t (author)2010-03-13

dont matter

MiniBr1t (author)2010-03-13

hey u know the grey connecter that is with the decapitaded connectors is that cut also cause when i put the ram in it cant go further than the grey piece is it supposed to stop there?

sdds (author)2009-03-30

nice gun good job

funguy29467 (author)2009-01-07

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unimaginator (author)2008-11-27

Meh, its okay -- 3 stars (my magazine didn't work, and my gun only fired two feet with my best rubbabands) I took off the mag, slide, and nearly doubled the length of the barrel, and now it shoots 40 feet accurately

ILIKEPIE333 (author)2008-11-17

I was not expecting it to do that....(third slide)

funguy29467 (author)2008-11-17

yay i love cookies esecially rasein - blueberry ... cool gun

funguy29467 (author)2008-11-17

yay! cookies =P

caebersbach (author)2008-10-25

lol!!! awesoome!!! 5 stars!

corn99 aof (author)2008-09-28

cool gun

caebersbach (author)2008-09-27

sweet weapon!

lord voldamort (author)2008-08-19

how thick are those rubberbands? id make it fire green rods instead. that way it wouldnt matter if the spun.

wussap (author)lord voldamort2008-08-20

the rubber bands on the firing pin are normal size thickness, except their a little longer

kaerius (author)2008-07-29

you know, i used to make tons of knex guns. i've made pretty strong ones and cool mechanisms before (one mechinism allowed the bullet to shoot so strong it went through 2 layers of drywall from 40+ feet) but then it hit me: what's the fun of making guns? now i make ball towers. things that don't harm others.

Trauts (author)2008-07-29

Looks good but I almost guarantee you that it would not go pas 40 ft. Not only does it fire white rods which always spin cause they're so short, but the rubber bands would just break the slide action firing mech.

Just_Some_Guy (author)2008-06-22

looks like a broom handled mauser with a differnet handle looks good

zap89 (author)Just_Some_Guy2008-07-19

the mauser looks cooler, but so you load this gun from the top?

knex maddo (author)2008-05-05

can you join my group i just made its called knex warlords plz post the gun on it p.s...your awesome!!!

knex maddo (author)2008-05-05

looks awesome I'm going to build it right now yeah thats a beauty

west49rules (author)2008-04-23

realy nice gun but you should do 1 thing renforce the slide other wise +1

TheDunkis (author)2008-03-24

yeah it looks rather messy and no sorry its not the first slide action with magezine. I forgot his name but he had a slide action pistol that loaded white rods in the handle. i'm pretty sure there are others although maybe not posted.

wussap (author)TheDunkis2008-03-24

you mean ironman96? his gun had loading issues so he posted the version what was single shot

TheDunkis (author)wussap2008-03-24

no i forgot the name still but he put it up on the forum without ever posting it. Just search up something like pistol with slide i think it was something like that.

dsman195276 (author)TheDunkis2008-03-25

it was luosewire.

wussap (author)TheDunkis2008-03-24

also im not sure if i would call it a slide seeing that you cannot push the slide back, cause otherwise it just uses a firing pin kind of like mepains sniper

wussap (author)TheDunkis2008-03-24

yes but he did not post actual instructions and it was only posted as a forum, not as an instructable

dsman195276 (author)TheDunkis2008-03-24

ok, correction, this is the first posted slide action pistol with a mag.

dsman195276 (author)2008-03-24

reminds me of the nerf night finder.

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-03-23

i agree with thebboy. good gun, but looks really messy and unreliable

thebboy (author)2008-03-23

nice, but it looks messy

acker123 (author)2008-03-23

i like it ive only really got big weapons mp5, bakenbitz new wep, gatling gun and other big guns and having a nice small sidearm wil b good +1

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