Tiny Not a Rectangle/The Detangler Instructions

About: I am into prepping, weapons, knex, and currently trying to obtain an anvil. Expect to find weapons, knex, and prepping tutorials. Potato guns are fun!

So, I was browsing ‘ibles and I came across the NAR pistol. I looked in the comments and someone had made an even smaller one and they posted ONE picture. So I made it and modified it slightly. And here it is! It shoots about 60 to 80 feet with two #32’s and three doubled-up #64’s (those were new bands and I had a backwind) using a finned yellow rod as ammunition. It must be angled for maximum range. The good thing about this one (other than the relatively low piece count) is the fact that in the event your pin breaks, you probably have some more yellow rods on hand to replace it.
Here are the pros and cons:

Pros: Cons:
Good range for its size. Despite being small, this isn’t exactly a pocket gun
True trigger Yellow ram rod, this is not good for power but, it is a VERY common piece
Not too big Low ROF
Reliable. Range could be a bit better
Has sights Not very ergonomic
Doesn’t need too many pieces Assembly can be a bit painful
Can handle quite a lot of bands

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Step 1: Parts List

This is an estimate:
Connectors: 20 yellows, 11 whites, 6 blue clips, 1 brown clip, 4 green, 5 light grey, 10 purple/dark grey, 5 orange, 8 red
Rods: 30 green (2 are optional so without them it’s 28), 14 white, 8 blue, 8 yellow
Other: 4 blue spacers, 2 grey spacers (or 6 blue spacers, making it a total of 10 blues) 5 Y clips, half of a green rod or some hot glue, 2 cut dark grey/purple or ball sockets, 2 small wheels (optional), electrical tape, scotch tape (optional but recommended), a flathead screwdriver or needle nose pliers, some size #32 rubber bands, and some size #64 rubber bands.

Step 2: Barrel

Make the barrel! This will hurt your fingers so to decrease pain use a flathead screwdriver or pliers for the hard parts. DON’T USE THE PURPLE CLIP ON THE PIN GUIDE, IT PREVENTS THE PIN FROM HITTING THE TRANSFER PIECE! Also, don’t put those two green rods on the sides of the front yellow piece.

Step 3: Handle

Make the handle. I only used one wheel because that’s all I could find when I made this.

Step 4: Body and Trigger


Step 5: Connecting and Firing Pin

Final assembly of the gun. Pic 4 shows how the pin and pin guide should look. Optionally, put blue clips, Y clips, or purple connectors on the rods sticking out the sides (not pictured).

Step 6: Banding and Useage

Put the rubber bands on as shown. To use it, pull back the pin, then load in a projectile in the front as far as you can. Next, point it in a safe direction and pull the trigger. Canadammo (yellow rod with a red connector) or yellow rods with fins work well. Finned yellow rods go 60 to 80 feet.

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    4 Discussions


    6 months ago

    Refreshing to see this quality of build, not many 'good' or 'skilled' guns are posted anymore. Very nice. Might have to build this in a couple days. I've got something nice coming too

    3 replies

    Reply 6 months ago

    Thanks! I didn’t know you were still on instructables. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’re working on. Should I make a tutorial on how to make the full size NAR?


    Reply 6 months ago

    It'd probably be good for the community, the instructions were over at KI, but that site has long since disappeared. So, it's not a bad thought. Did some digging and found the pic you based this one off of. Its a good representation.

    The gun I'm working on I'm going to call "The Rival". Basically its got the pin draw of a tr-8, but accepts clips from TheDunkis' oodassault series, thus saving time on the reload with nearly as much power as the tr-8. It's pretty much almost done, just want to change the slider mechanism up before I post it. Here's a link to a youtube vid that is pretty close to the edition of it I have built now:


    Reply 6 months ago

    Wow! That looks pretty cool! I’ll try to build it based on the video. If I do post the NAR, I’ll probably include ~Aeronous~’s mods.