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JonnyBGood (author) 3 months ago
Hey guys!
I'm back with new plans. So here's what's up: expect a bullpup gun, simple pin design; and a bullpup gun concept, slingshot with a removable magazine.
I've been a bit busy lately mainly due to a new hobby which I need to balance time bet we knex and it.
Anyway that's what I got going on. Stay awesome as always!

Those sound like cool ideas! Whats your new hobby? Also I hear you gave Lucas the boss some mech idea for him to try out. Would it be okay if I take a look at the idea? or is it top secret?

JonnyBGood (author)  sonic broom14 days ago
Okay so first off, my new hobby is nerf. I've always had a lot of guns laying around and I've finally accumulated the skills I needed to be a pretty good modder. I'm also a model car builder and painter, so modded guns with sweet paint jobs.
As for that mechanism, let me sketch that up for you because I never did get around to starting it but it was a lot more practical than my last mechanism. Basically its the nerf crossbolt idea, pull back which pulls back the elastic band and pushes back the chambering arm behind the magazine, then pulling forward pulls a round out of the mag and into the firing chamber.
I'll post a picture up here tomorrow for you if you don't mind the wait. I got a lot of work this summer. Also I'm ramping up for a nerf war in Indianapolis with nerfrocketeer and as a mechanical engineer I don't intend to be outgunned. =D

Okay cool! I have a few Nerf guns too. What kind of model cars do you make?

JonnyBGood (author)  sonic broom7 days ago

Mainly sports and exotic super cars. I got a thing for the cars I will mostly likely never own. Also here's some of my Nerf work. I got more pictures in the forums.

Bartboy2 months ago

Wow! I went on a nostalgia spree and checked out KillerK's youtube videos, surprised to see some recent ones. I just have to say I'm really impressed with the Zip3, makes me think about bringing back my K'nexer ways.

Seeing as you joined the site a good two years after I was last really active, I thought I'd share the only thing I ever made that I'm actually a fan of years later.

Single-shot rifles may be a thing of the past, but with enough barrel extensions etc I made a version similar to this

but with a longer barrel/track and use dart ammo in it. Pretty accurate.

Not trying to advertise just thought I'd say hi and that I'm really happy K'nex guns are still a big thing!

JonnyBGood (author)  Bartboy1 month ago

Well no offence but, I didn't even know you were one of the original k'nex gun builders, but awesome. Glad you like my work though!

I've slowed down a bit, mainly due too brainstorming and another hobby. Again though, glad you like my work, and I hope too see some new stuff from you sometime!

I was known more for commenting etc than posting ibles, and I certainly wasn't a top-tier builder or anything. But it was pretty cool when over half the top commented upon instructables were K'nex guns.

Things just sorta fell apart when KI was created since half the people moved there, then that site shut down and it all sorta just ended. But I've seen more and more on in the last year which is great!

JonnyBGood (author)  Bartboy1 month ago

Yeah I wasn't a part of that KI movement, heck I built with knex for 10 years before I thought of trying to make a gun. So this site is responsible for me doing this awesome hobby, and I don't regret that at all.

nerfrocketeer2 months ago

Glad to see you bro! How's that Mech Engineer lyfe treating you so far?

JonnyBGood (author)  nerfrocketeer2 months ago
Pretty well! I'm working a second job as a teachers assistant at my college, and I'm doing a lot of grading and tutoring. So doing a lot of work and school mainly. I got a new hobby as well so I'm trying to balance the two, we'll see how that goes. How about you?

Ah, the TA life eh? Is the hobby LARPing with the umbrella we made? Lol.

As for me, it's school, Nerfing, and Animal Activism (don't judge me).

JonnyBGood (author)  nerfrocketeer2 months ago

Hey, who am I too judge? I'm an adult who still plays with toys as a hobby. Nothing wrong with that.

Lol I was referring to the activism. :P

JonnyBGood (author) 4 months ago
Well, I'm back! Unfortunately right in time for school to start this Monday, however it's time for me to get back into my knex projects which are very similar. I will be building variants to Zip3: Variant A; a better packaged and better performing Zip3, ( I've already started this one) Variant B; a bullpup Zip3. What not to like?, Variant C a highly compact alteration of Zip3. The only version I have not started working on yet.
So yeah.... I'm stuck on how much I like Zip3, but hey, my goal is that I will have a war worthy pump-action rifle after this so stay tuned!

Also I may break up my posts with some Destiny guns, so look out for those.