Nerf "Red Dot" Sight




About: look for my instructables because i'll be making a bunch on anything that has to do with explosives :)

Ok, so its not actually a "red dot" sight, but i dont know what to call it. Maybe an "aperature sight"? (cod 5). Idk.

so anyway, its very easy to make, and if you modded a Nerf Longshot into an assault rifle (like i did), and dont want that crappy scope and dont want to just "pretend" you have a sight or glue one on, this is for you.

oh, and if you have a really cool awesomley painted longshot and you want to put an airsoftgun scope on it, you can use this.

UPDATE: Posted picks of the finished modded longshot. i think its pretty much awesomely awesome.

UPDATE #2: This was my first Nerf mod by the way. I wish i had documented it, but it was pretty tedious and trying to take pics would have been the end of me :P

UPDATE #3: Due to an unforseen amount of praise about the gun, If anyone wants to buy the gun in the pics, message me.

Step 1: Imma Cut You!

Ok, its time to cut stuff.

cut the bottom of the scope off. its really not hard and if you fail, then you probably cant read these words or understand life. maybe someday someone would make a play about you, and it would be called "FAIL".

now, cut some squares out of a plastic lid. look at the pictures for why

Step 2: Gluing

Plug in your hot glue gun. Glue the stuff together. once again, if you fail at this, you fail at life.

Step 3: Done

Good job. now go play with it and make PEW PEW noises.



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    38 Discussions


    3 years ago

    is beast, but I agree pew pew sounds?

    Nice sight. I didn't mod my Longshot because mine is worth a lot (still has the bipod intact, blue version, both yellow mags, front gun that works, scope, only one small scuff I think i can clean off). I would put this on my customized Assault Rifle. A modded Stryfe with a Recon (can be Retaliator) and Raider stock. Accessories include 18 dart mag, iPhone Sight/mount, laser sight, sometimes a flashlight. I will paint it this summer, and if I can obtain another Longshot scope I will make this and paint it to match. I like CoD too, so I know what it looks like. In Ghosts, it can be the 4X sight that can be zoomed out to 1x. I don't remember what it is called, I primarily play Advanced Warfare now. Anyways, nice scope/sight/whatever you call it. I have a pros/cons list.

    Pros (Lots)

    Nice looking

    Quite easy

    Very customizable



    Cons (only 1)

    Can't magnify

    You could make it magnify tho. Take a small magnifying glass and pop the lens out. Draw a reticle on it and there you go. Keep up the cool things.

    1 reply

    4 years ago

    Y did y say a strap on thingy lol.. Strap on, I didn't think I was on a porn instructable .. Anyways good job!!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    realy man...pew pew sounds? guns still sweet! little harsh sorry.

    Capt. Kidd

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, COD 5 screwed the "aperture sight" up, an aperature sight is actually a peep sight. The one in COD 5 wouldn't withstand the rigors of war, so they probably made something up to give the red dot sight of COD 4 an equivalent.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    You should make an instructable of the dart tag gun attached to your longshot


    8 years ago on Introduction

    aw dude thats realy awesome, love the painjob. dont forget the orange tip! lol