The New Competitors

About: Hello. I'm JonnyBGood! I'm a college student who now has a degree in Mechanical Engineer Technology. (MET) (excessively worded to mean a person who builds stuff).I enjoy building K'nex guns and many other th...

It's been a while since I posted last time, but I finally found some time. College final week is currently happening right now but one more day and it's time for a month of free time! More time to work and build more stuff. These guns here (excluding the regular competitor) are my new guns and their names are Competitor jr. ,Competitor Rival, and Model R.  Now the stats on each of them.

Competitor jr.
Smaller version of Competitor
Shoots about as far as the bigger model 25ft
removable mag
clean and good looking ( I think so)
easy to use, just like the original
Trigger will rarely get stuck
different mags than the original Competitor
doesen't quite push the last projectile in the mag high enough

Competitor Rival
Bigger longer version of Competitor
changed the handle for less of an angle [note: recently changed green gears on bottom of handle to red ones]
range of 25-30 ft depending on how the ammo flys
removable mag.
new clip mech allow mags to be attached by holding back a red gear and sliding them in
can install loaded mag with one hand
shoots blue rods
Didn't change the detail or the trigger mech of the original
A little bit heavy for a hand gun
A little odd looking
Handle is a little flimsy, but sturdy enough to survive violently shaking the gun.
Didn't accomplish as much benefits as I had hoped....

Model R
A more realistic version of Competitor jr.
Looks awesome.
Trigger guard
Easy to use trigger
Handle folds down towards front of the gun to allow loading
Handle is the mag
mag has not held more than two gray connectors successfully very often
range of 10ft. or more, hasn't shot enough to really tell.
average range of several inches as the gray connector ricochets off the trigger mech, onto you finger, and falls to the floor.
Needs some more work but, wanting suggestions on the trigger which took a week to build

Please add comments on which gun you would like an instructable for if any. If you have suggestions for improving Model R or anything else please post a comment as well.

Thanks for taking a look! JonnyBGood


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    21 Discussions

    Hey man, its good to see some new stuff from you. I want you to view all of the comments I am going to make below as constructive criticism, not as me being mean. XD

    Well, let us start of with looks. Well, as you may know, I am a looks fanatic. I dislike ugly guns, and only posted my TUB because I though people would get a kick out of it. Turns out, people like ugly guns just as much as I dislike them. XD Well, these guns are not, to any extent, "ugly", but it must be admitted they are rough and uncouth. There edges are not flat of any of the six sides, and they have many unnecessary rough edges. Now, if all of those rough edges serve a good purpose, then by all means, ignore this post. But if they are just there because that is the piece you chose to use, I would suggest you take them out. I also would suggest flat edges, and sharp sights, things of that sort make guns look and feel (and work) great. *thumbs up*

    As to range (sharir1701 is gonna kill me) just add more bands...seriously. XD

    - TRBoW -

    P.S. Check out some of my new posts.

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    I caught you. :P I know this is very late, but I've caught you in the act, Red!!!

    I quote: 'As to range (sharir1701 is gonna kill me) just add more bands...seriously. XD'


    Ok, I'm done now. :P

    :P Yes, I know, but I couldn't resist saying that. And I will indeed "Muahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahhahahahahhahaahahhahahahahh!" myself. However that works.

    (I am just joking around with you; no hard feelings intended. :3)

    Well thanks for the criticism. You do make awesome replica guns and don't... yet... Anyway how would you suggest me rounding out the edges? Also how can I add more bands without bending the living daylights out of the gray ramrod?
    As for my next gun I will work on some better sights and maybe a new design, considering a replica gun, but we'll see what happens.

    Thanks! I was trying for a more realistic functioning handgun, it still isn't working quite right yet, but I will definitly try to get it working


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I just finished my recent project that I have shelfed a while. It gets 40-45 ft with four rubber bands I am suprised about the difference.