Compact Knex Gun

This is my 1st instructable and also my 1st knex gun.
Shoots white rods
Around 20 Ft. range( with 2 Rubber Bands)
Compact (as the title suggests)
Only uses 30 pieces(Including 2 Rubber Bands and not including mods)

Step 1: What You'll Need

10 white
6 green
3 orange
2 blue
2 green
3 yellow
1 white
2 rubber bands

Step 2: Making All the Parts

Just make all the parts in the pictures. They're all pretty simple.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

Again, just follow the pictures. Simplicity is fun!

Step 4: Loading and Firing

To load, pull the yellow rod with the orange connector back and push the white rod on the side up. After you do this, put a white rod into the center hole of the white connectors(the side opposite the yellow rod/orange connector). To fire, push the white rod on the side down.

Step 5: Mods

Any mods I make, I will post pictures for them here.
Pic 1
I added 12 green rods to the handle. This gives it (in my opinion) a cooler feel.



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    14 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    *sigh* Even for a first, this isn't good. Look around the site. get inspired, make a TRUE trigger gun. I don't really care what you make just don't make a block trigger ever again. understood?

    Ah we all started in this position, but do you really have to post this? If you give your self some time, you will get better, and then have some halfway decent guns to post. But it's not worth posting a gun like this just so you can say you have a gun posted, that only leads people to thinking you're just some noob. It's better to first look at other guns, and learn how to make good guns before posting. You see, I already like you because you type with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, unlike all the other noobs on here, but you should really wait to post your first gun.

    Just to let you know, I'm not trying to be mean at all, but thats how it is. By the way, we all understand that your first gun won't be great, but I'm sure you can do better then this.

    :-) Well good luck in the community then. Hopefully the next time I see a Instructable from you it will be a little more then this. Try looking at the guns from The Dunkis or I_Am_Canadian. There both good builders that have some great guns posted. Try building some of there simpler guns to learn how they work.

    EWWWWW!!!! Block trigger! Even for a first, lameeee! And been done before! Ugh, pointless should be postless, and this is very pointless. Sorry.

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm in a bad mood, so I'm just gonna outright say this and anything similar to it sucks and does not need to be posted EVER.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Because this is not a good gun, look at some big rifles, If you don't have many pieces and this is the most you can build, that's fine but maybe post a picture. not a instructable :)