The Basic Shot Weapon (BSW) + Mods

Introduction: The Basic Shot Weapon (BSW) + Mods

First of all I would like to thank TheDunkis for this idea. 

Basically, this gun uses a firing pin that is like a charging handle and the elastics are attached to the front. This means more realism. The yellow connector on the front of the pin also means that the pin can fire multiple rounds, not too far off one of Oblivitus' ideas for a mag-fed shotgun. 

Anyway, this is a great fun-gun, and is very satisfying to fire. I hope to make it war-worthy with mods, possibly make an underslung variant and a pump-action mech. It also kinda looks like a Covenant Plasma Weapon from the Halo Series. 

It is design for close-range Power, not blistering range. 

Here are the stats:

Range: 25-30ft from one band, any more and I risk self-destructing the pin
Spread: 4-5ft
Mag Capacity: 9 shots, 3 bullets each slug.
Length: 32cm


>New Firing Pin Mech
>Super Strong top rail
>Comfy Handle
>Internal Mag Pusher
>Plasma weapon like shape
>Shotgun Rounds

Parts Count:

Green    ~140
White     ~47
Blue       ~6
Black     ~1

Red                ~24
Yellow            ~70
Orange          ~45
Green            ~4
Blue               ~2
Dark Grey     ~10
Light Grey     ~6
Tan                ~14
Metallic Tan ~4

Y Clips              ~19
Grey Gears      ~2
Black Wheels  ~4
Female Socket ~5
Blue Spacer      ~4

Extra Y Clips  ~8

Grey Clips ~At Least 3
White Rods  ~At Least 3

Here is version 1 in action

Step 1: Main Body

Pretty Simple. Note the special joining technique on Picture 4.

Step 2: Top Rail

This top rail is super-strong, so follow carefully. 

Step 3: Bottom Rail

This has to be done in layers, because the middle layer has a hole for the trigger block.

Step 4: Handle

This handle uses a strange way to connect it to the body- Pay Attention!

Step 5: Trigger


Step 6: Magazine

This is more tricky. The front of the mag will be loose, you will strengthen it later.

Step 7: Foregrip and Handle Guard

The middle layer is different- Pay Attention!

Step 8: Top Layer

The final layer, YAY! It is exactly the same as the bottom, just without the white/blue rods.

Step 9: Strengthening/ Extra Bits

These are crucial in order to keep the gun strong. 

Step 10: Banding/Loading

Look at how the pin is made, follow it exactly.
Use a small band on the mag.
Use a stretchy band on the pin.
Pull back the grey gears, and pull the trigger to fire (duh).

Step 11: Optional Stuff

These Y clips are optional, you don't need them, they just make the gun look better and smooth design up.

Step 12: Finito!!

Go have fun!

Step 13: Mods

I will post any of my mods and your mods here, just leave a picture in the comment box below.

Don't forget to comment any improvements/suggestions, I can take criticism.
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Picture 1: The New ammo! (Courtesy of KGB).
Picture 2: How it is loaded.
Picture 3: New trigger, strong and can take more bands.
Picture 4: New rear end, with sight-mount and better looks.
Picture 5: Pump-action progress/idea
Picture 6: Pump Idea. 
Picture 7: Foresight and band holder.

New ammo and mag pictures 8-15 by Knexgeek!

Requires modded parts, but means easy reload!

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    1 year ago

    easily could make and mod it to look more like a shotgun because how basic the shape is

    There is only one word to describe this gun BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    the barrel is too tight for the bullets. other than that particular spot, i found no problems and works like a charm :)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i love this, mainly because it looks like a plasma cutter from dead space


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I built it today. I love it. I used it not in a war yet and I have no trigger time behind it, but I can tell you what I think about it.

    Beutifull gun, sweet firepower. It shoots very far (1 64' RB) for a shotgun. Feeding does not always go perfect. But it is better than some other shotguns. Love the looks and feel, but handle is a bit short. A pump would make it even better but I think it is not nessecary. The problems other people talk about are there but there are always problems on guns and on shotguns even more. I like it, keep up the good work.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. I got real lazy at the moment so I might have a redo at this, and take on the suggestions of others.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I have a suggestion. That gears on the side keep falling off, because of the bands. That is maybe a problem.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I know, it is a problem. I hope to get rid of the firing pin altogether and replace it with a rail. Stronger and it won't nee those gear. I have had an idea in my head that may work.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I have made it, now it can take 4 bands, but as soon as one thing breaks, I fix the issue, then another part needs reinforcing, so it won't be up this week. I have literally had to gut it and rid of virtually all of the rail area, only the trigger remains off this one.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You are working hard on it, are you?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, when I have time this week. The main problem is the fact that all the impact of the pin is on the 2 red connectors, meaning that the rail at the front has to made like a rock. I've tried using yellow and a white rod on each side to reinforce it, but the pin then doesn't let the ammo load right. I may have to completely redo the front end : /


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    If that is needed to make it work as good as you can, go for it.

    Happy new year! ;-)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Made this, thought it was really good, but it didn't really shoot very well :/


    9 years ago on Step 13

    Another idea is that you cut paper caps into squares and glue them onto the back of the ammo so when you shoot it sets of the caps.i used this on a knex dragonov that shot yellow rods