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I really need to stop doing this - Oodassault 3.9 - Ohai, I'm posting stuff Answered

Hey, everyone. I don't build enough, but it's summer and I haven't heard back from anyone on a job yet, so in my free time I decided to build a little more tonight. I was trying to make something new and innovative to get back into the game, but I'm still rusty, so I fell back into my comfort zone. The result is that instead of having a flashy reentrance, I just improved my Oodassault pistol yet again. I should be done with it, I know. Really, the 3.8 was good enough and honestly the only reason I worked on this was so I'd have something to present for the first time in a while to let you know I'm still trying. I'm hoping to make more worthwhile things in my free time this summer. Anywho, changes from the 3.8:
-Spacers on the front of the handle for better comfort
-Changed back to be tighter around the firing pin
-Changed safety to allow comfortable grip around the handle without the safety getting in the way
-Changed magazine to be smaller, stronger, and hopefully more reliable. Still has locks back and has locking pin for individual loading but can also use my 10 round stripper clips for fast loading. Holds twelve rounds total if not using clips.

So yeah, that's it. It's still my pride and joy. It's compact, it's durable, it gets the job done, it's my weapon of choice for war not out of bias but from proven performance as well.

Have any suggestions or requests for other projects? Have any other random questions on me? Just want to chat? Go ahead and post below.


Mkay, so I have a few different ideas going. I'll have a little more time the next two weeks to build so I'm gonna get what I can done. My current ideas in order of likeliness:
-Short turret weapon. I made an oodammo pistol once using my newly found trigger to make it pretty short. This was also the one time I tried a turret. However, the overall weapon was ugly. I'll change it up a lot using inspirations from other TR weapons to finally make my own that'll hopefully be the shortest and most piece efficient one. Honestly, I'm doing it because it'll be extremely easy.
-Short pin lever action. I'm not entirely sure I could pull this off but I basically had the idea to use a short pin with a lot of bands. I'd then use a lever to cock it. I'm hoping the result is a lever action that actually gets decent range. Whether I could turn it into an effect repeater will yet to be seen, assuming I even get far enough to making a lever action.
-Compact bolt action. Simple, I want to make one as compact as I can. I've just had troubles fitting everything together how I want. I'll give this a go after the other two if I'm still motivated.

If I could persuade you to, I wouldn't mind seeing a compact bolt-action.

Me neither. The main thing is that Zak is likely going to improve his ZKAR once more. So to be different, I'd probably try using a body similar to my Oodassault to make it as compact as possible. Removable magazine will probably happen too, though it may not be roofed like I was hoping.

And now that I think about it, I think I really just want to find a new method to chamber a round and use only one barrel as that would save a lot of hassle once I finally come up with a new method that's just as reliable.

Nice improvements, and it'd be really cool to see you post something new and not revised. Although, the revised stuff is nice, too; I wouldn't mind either way, and really... you should do whatever you want. Don't listen to me; I'm crazy. :3

So I've heard. =P Yeah, once this weekend pops up, I'll attack the bolt action once more.

Awesome. I'll be looking forward to seeing it! ;D

I'm absolutely insane, TD, not just crazy!

Oh no worries. People call me crazy. But I'm not crazy. Oh no. I'm just an evil genius.

I am not an evil genius or crazy; I'm insane mastermind of diabolical proportions.


By the time you read this, I'll have a new slideshow instructable up that you should check out. :3

Gonna try but did end up getting a job so my free time is minimal. Would really like to complete the bolt action I've had in my head for 4 years.

Yes please do. We need more bolt action guns.

Of course. I've just set such high standards for myself that as soon as I hit a roadblock, I more often than not give up. This time I'm trying to get past them.

Ha, got that shoutout. Glad to see you're still doing stuff.

Thank ye kindly. Sadly, I won't be making anything big for a while now. I just got an 8-5 job on weekdays, and after five and weekends I'll be working around the house and spending time with milady. But I hope to get something going, even if it's simple. I was really disappointed that I'd have to resort to the 3.9 to get back into the game when I was trying so hard to make other things before it.

i thought everyone had died by now

A tiny improvement would be to replace that green connector holding the yellow rod on the mag with a yellow connector. Snap a white rod into it and maybe some connectors onto that. Puts more pressure onto the rod to hold it in better, and the connectors on the side could stop it from snapping off sideways.

yeah thats a good idea along with using a tan clip like I did to help keep it from snapping off. Just a thought but honestly its your pride and joy so who am I to say anything! lol Anyway I'm excited to see if you can make it to the war this year! 3.9 on the field ready to go!

To Ooda: I see what you're saying and how that would help. If I run into that problem again, I'll consider. The bad part of how I set up the magazine is I'm relying on a white rod stuck in the gaps to block the magazine from going further into the gun. If it's not rotated the right way, the magazine folds in too close and that's what'll cause the magazine to snap. When I corrected this, it hasn't had a single misfire since.

To KK: It's fine, I respect your opinions. After all, I'm pleased you used my gun to build your own version. I understand that ultimately the best set up would be to have a Mezak-esque magazine. But you guys know me, I'm concerned about aesthetics too. I do like how the 3.8 magazine was set up better, so I may just go back to that style magazine and see if I can improve it. I would love to make it to the war, and yeah this would probably be my weapon of choice when I get there. =P

love that your building awesome work on the gun great ideas!

Man, I always have a hardest time with the filters, so I'm gonna post in my own forum. Anywho, just letting you know I got a new video. I'm gonna let my dropbox app take care of transferring it from my phone to my computer so I don't know exactly how long it'll take, but I'll upload it ASAP. It'll be in full HD as well as all my future projects.