The Nerf Double Nightfinder




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how to turn 2 nightfinders into a one handed death machine, this instructable is very simple and can aslo be tidied up a bit, with some creative imagination and a few extra tools this gun could look a whole lot better, i'm just putting the idea out there because i haven't seen it suggested anywhere yet, credit to those who deserve it if this isn't original.

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Step 1: Tools and Parts Needed

x2 nightfinders
x1 Popcicle stick
x1 paperclip
x2 zipties
x1 rubberband
x1 rod (or something similar, used for molding handles
x1 1/2" piece of tube

Step 2: Moulding the Handles

ok when you hold your two NF's together (mirrored) you'll find it is quite hard to hold because your thumb can't get between one handle and it's too uncomfortable to hold both.

So what we're gonna do is make a space.

Take out the screw at the top of the handle, after this step you probably won't be able to use this hole again. (see additional pics).
Light the candle and heat up one of the sides of the handles where your thumb would normally go, when it gets hot enough to mould, take the rod and press it into the plastic, if the plastic is hot enough it should warp around the rod making a nice groove.

This process may have to be repeated to get a big enough groove.
when the desired groove is made, do the opposite side as well.

whe finished, your guns should look somewhat similar to this.

Step 3: Velcro, Zipties and Spacer

cut velcro to size and stick on to both sides of the guns where they touch, i used 4 bits and also filed the spots where i stuck my velcro so it would stick better, if you do file don't forget to clean the area after.

ziptie the guns together, i only used one (through the trigger covers) but you could also do the plastic just below the barrels (see pic -untightened-).

take your 'spacer tube' and push it between the bottom of both handles, if you like you can also put a ziptie here too.

Step 4: The Extra Trigger and Rubberband

now it's too hard trying to reach around and pull the extra trigger because it's to far away, so here's my solution.

Tape the popcicle stick to one of the paperclip handles, (it's better if you tape it to the side of the handle that would usually touch the side of the clip).
Attach the paperclip over the trigger so that the popcicle stick crosses over the top of the opposite trigger (easiest done with plyers and the scissors to pry open the clip , Cut popcicle stick to desired length.

now, to stop the popcicle stick from getting in the way of your itchy trigger finger, take off the battery cover off one of your guns (doesn't matter which one, i dont think) and hook the rubberband around the little catch that sticks out, screw the cover back on, wrap the rubber band around the same handle clockwise once and then slip over the popcicle stick, that should provide enough resistance to hold the stick back.

Step 5: End!

And you're done, prepare to do serious damage while your friends reload, gun can be held in both hands and works best as a shotgun when used with Lledroc's (pictured ammo), stick 2 or 3 in each barrel. can be fired individually or at the same time.

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    1 year ago

    you know, nef literally made a gun like this, called a splitstrike


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Just like taping together 2 nitefiners. Had that idea when I was WAYYYY younger... before I considered that it would be too big for 1 hand

    1 reply

    You can put a bar or rod through both of the handles and glue in place. To make it comfy, you can also put a handle in the middle of that for easier cocking

    The idea of them being able to separate again is for those who don't have too many guns and sometimes need to lend one, or for the peeps that are too scared to commit to doing something they cant undo.

    lil larry

    8 years ago on Introduction

    What would be is if you put a shotgun modded dart in them two and then use a PVC for a short barrel and carve out a wooden stock and mount those on it would be a shotgun death machine. Pretty much like a double barreled shotgun. :D

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    I love this project for it's integration of realistic but useful devices, redundancy, and redundancy.

    It's just really cool to know that you can build a PEW PEW REDACTED!

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i used normal length suction darts (not nerf brand, though you could probably use nerf ones). the darts were slightly larger in diameter and didn't work very well at full length. *cut the suction cup off (just the cup, not the rest of the rubber). *invert the rubber edge, heat and mold with fire into a dome shape, (i used my fingers to mold, take note if you do it this way you will most probably have burnt fingers by the end), im sure there are smarter ways to do this, but im lazy. *test to see how well the dart fits in the barrel, trim off any excess rubber that overhangs the edge of the tip. *cut to size, not even sure how short i made them, maybe half an inch? i didnt cut into the rubber rod that protrudes a bit through the center hole, thats for sure. *test fire, they should fly hard if you only put one in an push it to the bottom of your barrel, they'll probably spin too, my bullets dont fall out of the barrel because they're a pinch bigger, i dont know how well you'd get on using nerf darts. three is about the max your gonna fit in there without seriously compromising distance, they arn't accurate with 3, but good at close range, make heaps cos they're a mission to find! my bullets fit in my mavericks as well which is a bit of fun, i only put 2 in each barrel though. hope this helps, i know its not very specific.