Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP (Preview of RMP Included)

Introduction: Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP (Preview of RMP Included)

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

Hey guys. These two pistols are my most recent creations. The former is the SA (Springfield Armory, not semi-auto) XD (no, the XD has no association with the smiley face emoticon) .45 ACP. The latter is the RMP (Red's Mini-Pistol) the I created to use is close quarters "assassination" attempts. =D

A while back, I asked my father (who owns a few firearms) if I could take one of his guns and model it with K'NEX. He accented, but told me to wait for a more favorable time. Yesterday was that day, and so I took his SA (in this case it means Semi-Auto) SA XD .45 ACP pistol and modeled it (minus the trigger guard, and I have reasons for this). Lets move to pros and cons of each gun, shall we?

SA XD .45 ACP:
Pros:

Quite comfy
Sights line up perfectly
Good model
Extended Mag looks great
Might get 50 ft. in range
Looks epic
True trigger

Cons:
No trigger guard
Handle is not curved right


Red's Mini-Pistol (RMP):
Pros:

Powerful at closer ranges
Sights are EPIC
Comfortable
Small
Tan/red rod FP
True trigger

Cons:
Handle is at a weird angle
Bullets sometimes go wide



So there you have it. I would really like to hear some of your comment. =D


-The Red Book of Westmarch

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    37 Discussions

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    TheKnexChicken
    TheKnexChicken

    4 years ago

    these are so cool! your guns always look so accurate to the real version when they are modeled after real ones! ; )

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    Knex.X
    Knex.X

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    How so? I love it, apart from the bad pullback. I'm going to attempt at building my own sidearm, can I take this as a base? I'll try to add a trigger which blocks behind the magazine. Please answer quickly, I want to start

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    The Red Book of  Westmarch
    The Red Book of Westmarch

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Well, you are more of an innovator, and this gun is not that innovative, so I was not sure how you would react. Which one are you gonna use as a base, the Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP or the RMP? You have my permission which ever it is, and don't bother to give me credit.

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    Knex.X
    Knex.X

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The Springfield. I'm not an innovator lol, I love pin guns so thats basically all I make. I wish I had a better wifi so I could upload the literally dozens of guns I made the last 3 years

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    dr. richtofen
    dr. richtofen

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    (maybe you could start the upload of the photos, leave the page open, then do whatever you want while they're loading up)

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    Knex.X
    Knex.X

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I do, it still takes about 5 minutes per picture. Also, I'm just lazy.

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    dr. richtofen
    dr. richtofen

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Okay (misschien zijn de foto's ook gewoon erg groot of zo, dan kun je ze eventueel verkleinen)

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    Johnhall44
    Johnhall44

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice,pistols are kinda annoying to build using knex. If only bm's semi-auto mech could be incorporated into this =D

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    Johnhall44
    Johnhall44

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I guess there is always the full/semiauto style pinch design and a style that pulls back a very small hammer but that mainly works in revolvers.