Mod a Nerf Longshot




About: I am a male and thats all you need to know :D

I am going to show you how to make your nerf longshot look like an actual cool sniper to do this project you need
1x crosshead screwdriver
1x tape roll
1x sharpie
13x plastic baggies ( you will figure out why you need them later)
1x krylon fusion black spraypaint that sticks to plastic
1x krylon fusion grey spraypaint that sticks to plastic
(optional) 1x krylon grey paint pen that sticks to plastic (it will make it look more detailed)
(optional)1x krylon black paint pen that sticks to plastic(it will make it look more detailed)
1x wax and grease remover (i recommend Acryu-Clean DX330 it works like a charm
1x roll of paper towels
1x masking paper
and lots of patience


Step 1: Take the Handle Off the Pistol

The Next step will show you how to do this

Step 2: Get to Work

take the crosshead screw driver and start unscrewing the screws in the little holes on the gun.
but wait this is the most important part of the prosses put each screw into a bag right after
unscrewed and number the bag 1, 2, 3, etc. then take the tape and place it over the hole you unscrewed it from and number it to.

do this until all screw are in baggies or you have enough screws gone that you can lift the two pieces apart and detach the handle! to detach the handle when the pistol is split in two you just lift the handle up and there you go!

you also want to take of the cocking mechanism all you do is unscrew the screws on it the pull it apart after its out of the gun attach the two parts of the cocking mechanism together and throw away or save the handle put keep the cocking mechanism because you need that for later!

Step 3: Start Preparing the Gun to Be Painted

since the gun is plastic you need to get your wax and grease remover and wet a paper towel with it and wipe the whole gun down and you need to get every knook and cranny because the spots you missed the paint wont stick. After that you need to put the masking paper over the butt stock the paper should end at the front of the scope holder

Step 4: Painting the Gun


This part is the most important after you have the paper over the buttstock you need to take the gun with the pistol attachment and scope and paint them all black and I mean all of it except the butt stock or you could just paint them separately thats what I did and it worked out really well because you get everything painted

let it dry for about an hour then you take the masking paper off the buttstock and the grab the grey spray paint and put the masking paper over the front of the gun it should end right were the paper of the buttstock ended then you paint the buttstock grey
and while it drys after your done paint both the ammo cartridges and the Cocking Mechanism grey they should look like the pictures on the next 2 steps

Step 5: The Cartridge

also the crylon spraypaint has a very sandy texture to it so you need to lightly sand it

Step 6: The Cocking Mechanism

Step 7: CONGRATS!!

Crongrats you are done but the bad part is that you cant play with it for a week becuase the paint has to dry all the way not just to the touch, you will know when it is ready to play with because when you touch the gun it will feel like and smell like no paint was there before and this is what it should look like



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    41 Discussions


    7 years ago on Step 7

    your brother stole it?? what did u do


    8 years ago on Step 1

    Sorry, but, did you seriously call it the SCOPE HOLDER?!?! Please know what it's called before making something like this.

    1 reply

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Get angry mate.
    He doesn't need to know what it's called, you know what he was referring to, so "scope holder" works just fine.
    Please be nice before posting comments like yours.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You can also paint it camo, just paint it green wait for it to dry, put leaves on it, and paint a different shade of green over the leaves.


    9 years ago on Step 7

    did u sand down the main gun to or just the clip and the cocking thing?

    2 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i usually sand down my guns before painting it . try not to mess up and dont add to many layers of paint because it could really jack up your gun. i painted mine longstrike red tiger and it looks awesome. join ny friends site at:


    9 years ago on Introduction

    nice mod whats the range mine gets about 60 something ft


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    oh cool but what after if u sprayed the whole gun black with krylon fusion paint then went over it with red stripes would the red krylon fusion paint stick on?


    9 years ago on Step 3

    do you have to wax and grease remover the gun? is there any other way to get the paint to stick?

    2 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

    no there isnt but you just need to wipe it down it is not that hard just get the stuff i told you and wet a paper towel and start rubbing every part of the gun and there you go and there is no other way you can get the paint ot stick sorry :(