Red's Black Sun Pistol

About: K'NEX gun builder here at Instructables. More or less retired from the community, but I still pop in now and again.

Ever wanted a K'NEX gun that had the accuracy of a muzzle loaded gun, the bullet efficiency of a NAR (with out the weird body), the K'NEX war ability of a TR-18, and the great looks of a Star Wars gun? This gun wraps up all of those abilities into one, compact, cool looking pistol.

I call it a Star Wars gun, but it is technically not a model. I saw this weapon in this Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode. About 3 minutes in is a scene where a Black Sun soldier and a smuggler break out of a cargo box and maul a Mandolorian. He waves a gun about, and that gun is where I got the inspiration for my gun. Its kinda of a dual-wield single handle...kinda.

Epic looking (IMO)
Two FPs
Great range (for a pistol): 40 to 50 ft.
Sights work
Has safety...kinda
Easy pin-pull
Not to piece consuming (for a pistol)
Rivals the NAR and the TR-18/TR-8 in all the things above
ROF (rate of fire): 5 rds. per 30 seconds / or 1 rd. per 6 seconds

Is not entirely my design

Credit goes to dr. richtofen for his knex pistol.

All in all, this gun is amazing, hop you guys like it as much as I do.

-The Red Book of Westmarch




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    34 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Not very practical, but nice none the less! I'm finishing up my D-bow v2 along with 2 new types of ammo I discovered while messing around with my k'nex. I might have a slideshow up in a few days. :p

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    Maybe..... I can see it shooting 50 ft. Don't take this the wrong way, but this thing is no match for a TR or NAR. One reason is that the pin bends in one of the pictures and looks like it could break if anymore bands are put on it. lol, someone would snipe you and get you out of the way before you could even load this thing up and get a shot fired off. If your aim is to make a low piece gun that has the loading effect of a NAR and the war capability of a TR..... then take an 8-shot turret and stick it on one of these pistols. At least that's what I would do.

    Hmm...well, it will shoot 50 ft. ... just sayin'. No match for a TR or a NAR...I think you have too much faith in those weapons...seriously. Well, this and a NAR have the same loading time...about. I can load and fire 10 rds. in l30 seconds. I don't know exactly what a NAR's load time is, but from what I've heard, it will probably take longer. As to the bending FP, that is a grey pin, as I only have one black pin. If it was a black pin, it would not do so. Dude, you keep forgetting that K'NEX wars usually take place in houses. No sniping done there. Unless you call nOOb-tubing "sniping." :-) Ya know *says in grimace* you have told me to make a TR or a NAR gun since you became a member...why? I really don't believe those guns are all you make them out to be. Sorry, no. :-)

    I've been here a very long time. I agree 18 and 36 shot turrets have the longest reload time, but 8 and 12 shot turrets have the shortest, and can easily accept the ratchet modification to make reloading faster. Black rods also sometimes bend unless they have a pin guide. lol, don't come asking me for any if you break the only black rod you have. Wars don't necessesarily have to take place in a house, they can take place outdoors too. I thought your parents didn't like it when you shoot in the house. The point I'd like to get to: don't judge TR and NAR weapons until you've actually built one. :p

    Fair enogh. :-) I own that I have never built one, but I have never wanted to. I never plan to, and you can stop telling me to build one. XD Well, My black rod is pretty tough, It won't be breaking any time soon. :-) Well, I said most wars...not all. And even out side...who is gonna shoot (not even to mention hitting the person) at 450 ft.? Well, they don't like me to, but I shoot at targets and pillows and stuff like that. :-)

    Uh, I never kept asking you to build one. I stopped asking after you first said you weren't into them. You need to get more black rods. One black rod isn't going to get you anywhere if you have to use grey ones for your other guns. Even most wars take place outside. There's not a lot of room to move around for wars in a house in my opinion. You seem to keep forgetting that I said fin ammo has been banned from wars due to safety concerns. You're definately not going to be hitting someone from 450 ft. with just Oodammo and rods. How else would I know about this stuff if everyone just assumed that I was a new k'nexer that joined last year? -_-

    I believe the TR and NAR are good weapons due to their simplicity and reliability, but I agree with you. The TR and NAR guns are way too praised and overrated. I would rather have a really reliable gun with power and a removable magazine in a war. Let's be honest, no one in a knex war is going to just fire off all 18 rounds (or 8 rounds) on an TR hoping to hit their target from a far distance. Not to mention that once you fire off all of those rounds, it takes a while to reload the TR. I think guns with removable magazines are frowned upon way too much. It's so much quicker when reloading to have a simple 20-round magazine with your gun with some back-ups in case you run out. The main thing that needs to be worked upon with guns with removable magazines is their reliability, power, and ROF. If the knex community can pull off that right there, we may have the perfect war weapon. I think I may try to take that as a challenge and try to build one myself (it is really hard though).

    Thank goodness. Somebody who thinks as I do. My good man, you hit the nail on the head. While the NAR and the TR series may work, that does not make them perfect. What this sight needs is an K'NEX AR that has a preloaded mag, good power, and a HIGH ROF. We also need to determine what is the best bullet type. While rods may be loved, there is much to say for both kinds of ammo, rods and connecters. Not to mention Oodammo, which I also think is over rated. BTW hast thou seenest my RBBR V.1?