Competitor V

Introduction: Competitor V

About: Hello. I'm JonnyBGood! I'm a college student who now has a degree in Mechanical Engineer Technology. (MET) (excessively worded to mean a person who builds stuff).I enjoy building K'nex guns and many other thin…

Competitor V! Thanks to the Competitor forum topic I learned that people were looking for more interesting guns, mechanism and shape wise. Since then I've kind of developed this futuristic style into more of a smooth vision that seems to settle well with a lot of people. As the Red Book of Westmarch said awhile ago " I think I found my niche".

Anyway, this is Competitor V! It is a hammer powered K'nex gun. It may not have super ranges at 25-30 feet, but it is a great close quarter combat weapon. It also has preloadable magazines and the mag release is easily triggered with your shooting hand. Competitor V has proved that it's more than capable of being the newest Competitor in my oldest and definitely hardiest series!

So let's stop talking and let's start building!

PLEASE NOTE: This gun is underperforming to my previous set range stats. So please know this gun may not meet your expectations, and I apologize for that. If you create a solution for the gun I'd always be glad to see it. Expect a new Competitor V concept sometime soonish.

(For all of you who don't mind reading more, the white gun in the pictures is project Day. Project Day is basically the same as Competitor V, the only difference was that Project Day was built to be cleaner internally and have less friction for improved range. In tests though Competitor V destroyed Project Day with consistent long range. Just goes to show that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Project Day was useful for making entertaining pictures though =D)

Step 1: Body Panel (Base)

So if you haven't figured it out by now, K'nex guns are made of layers. Let's start by building the first layer. Picture 3-6 shows blue rod placement.

Step 2: Layer 2 Internals. Slow and Steady....

I took lots of extra pictures of the parts and where they go, so this step is kind of drawn out. I figure that once you get them all placed the 4th layer will be a repetition (because it is).

Step 3: Grip and Trigger

Okay, I admit it! I was a lazy ibler'! I didn't take the grip apart. If you need to know how to build it, it's exactly the same as Competitor IV's Grip. Check out Competitor IV for disassembled view however leave off the brown connector and trigger (from Competitor IV). Everything else is fairly easy, have fun building!

Step 4: Layer 3 Internals

Alright after this step it's all downhill! If you have any questions feel free to ask! I'm always floating around this site at least once a day.

Step 5: Layer 4 Internals

No more freaking training wheels! These are all the pieces from Layer 3, so I just put them all on in one step. If you're confused feel free to ask questions!

Step 6: The Second Body Panel and Bands

Let's finish this gun! In the first picture I laid out all the small assemblies you'll need to finish the gun (minus one a little later in the same step). I changed the color of the large orange connector bar to show how I put it together, and then changed it back to black parts again when I show it assembled. So please don't get confused, if you do I'll clarify. Other than that notice the gray connector assemblies and the blue rods with the brown connectors aren't used until you attach the second body panel. Picture 13 show a bunch of miscellaneous connector I used to secure the two body panels together. You don't need to do this step exactly as I did it! As long as all the blue connectors have something snapped to them the gun will work fine.

Step 7: Magazine

Well I was lazy again... Sorry. Anyway I think this step is still very straight forward with some clarification. After picture 4 attach another panel shown in the first picture. Then fill all the holes in the yellow connectors and green connector with green rods. Make sure to add some tape to the side of the green rods before inserting them. This will add a lot of friction that will prevent the green rods from falling out, or preventing the layers separating. After you've built the magazine you're done! My last picture in this step show the magazine orientation when inserted correctly,( mainly showing the green connectors on the magazine facing the back of the gun). Oh, and make sure to pull the hammer back at least 2-3 clicks before inserting the magazine.

Step 8: You're Done!

Congratulations! You have your own Competitor V! Enjoy, and if you have any questions or pictures of your final project, feel free to share them!

(Picture 2: Hunter999 isn't the only one who can make a heart of k'nex! Mine shoots too lol)

(Picture 3: Shadow)

1 Person Made This Project!

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56 Comments

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

7 years ago on Introduction

Just to let you guys know, I have been listening to your comment about problems with the guns trigger and performance! I will be working on revisions to the gun as soon as I can and I will let you know so you can give me your feedback of whether or not I've fixed the problem.

I'm sorry this gun did not live up to it's expectations, and I will have revisions to it to make it what I have described!

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Well at least this was a much needed wake up call. Thanks guys!

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ttran-1
ttran-1

7 years ago on Introduction

Um..... how do you hold the gun. It kind of feels awkward when i try to hold it because it has no stock......?

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Baxblitrix
Baxblitrix

Reply 4 months ago

Bope not awkward at all

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Reply 7 years ago

Awkward? Well it is a pistol.... and the hammer mech kind of occupies the entire rear side of the gun. I am considering a stock for the revised version and I'll keep that in mind.
The performance was okay? Or did you also have similar problems?

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ttran-1
ttran-1

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

well most of the problems issued in previous comments by other knexers are the same as mine.

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Reply 7 years ago

Figures....

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ttran-1
ttran-1

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Well it is still good so dont give up! now that you have been hearing about it that means its still a concept so that means that it does have the potential to work!

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ttran-1
ttran-1

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

by "hearing" i mean hearing problems... my bad forgot to put that in....

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Reply 7 years ago

Yeah, well unfortunately that's why some guns are concepts. They're mechanisms only have so much potential, including this one. The two joints on the pin reduced the amount of power the pin could handle, and even when I removed them from the mechanism and replaced it with another internal ramrod it wasn't better. Hammer guns seem to have kicked my butt again so for my next attempt at Competitor V I'll be returning to my good friend the ramrod.... I'm back to the brainstorming phase we'll see what comes out of it.

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Dono524
Dono524

1 year ago

Anyone who plays rec room should know that this kinda looks like the laser machine gun

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DezLegacy
DezLegacy

5 years ago

i literaly bought the 700piece box and still don't have enough to make the zip

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DezLegacy
DezLegacy

6 years ago on Introduction

hey I put in a flexy rod instead is that alright?

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Reply 5 years ago

A very late response on my part but a flexi rod may work. I kept having breaking issues on the joints so that would prevent it from occuring.

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DezLegacy
DezLegacy

Reply 5 years ago

ok thank you

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That_Jamie_S_Guy
That_Jamie_S_Guy

5 years ago

Another epic gun :P. If I had a "top 5(or 10) k'nex 'iblers" you would definitely be in the top 5. All your ibles are so innovative and the builds have lots of clarity to them. great job :)

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JonnyBGood
JonnyBGood

Reply 5 years ago

I'm so sorry I haven't been around to properly thank you for building my stuff. So Thank You so much for building my guns.

My guns are slightly innovative because I get bored of doing the same thing, so I'd always challenge myself with combining a sci-fi aesthetic with whatever mechanism I was playing with at the time.

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That_Jamie_S_Guy
That_Jamie_S_Guy

Reply 5 years ago

Yeah, the same thing gets boring =) I had a great idea but I'm not sure I can execute it. If I can't I'll show you =(

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CorgiCritter
CorgiCritter

6 years ago on Introduction

I just wanted to tell you that this is your best looking gun ever! I have gone back and forth between thinking of building and not building. Perhaps I will one of these days. Favorited.