Top-loading Shotgun Pistol




About: My name is Hiyadudez. I make stuff. "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."

Hey guys, i just wanted to share this cool little shotgun pistol that i made with you. It has a pretty comfy handle and a double-ram. It also features a little 'flap/lid' which you flick using your thumb, which reveals the barrel's inside, so you can top-load the bullets into it.

Here is a video of it in action:


So, if you like it, please rate, comment, subscribe, and then comment again :-)

Step 1: Handle

Really simple. Just follow the pictures and the instructions below:
  1. Make these 3 pieces
  2. Put this blue rod on one of them
  3. Make these 2 peices
  4. Slide one onto this blue rod
  5. Attach this piece on the blue ord
  6. Add that other piece there
  7. Add the final piece on the top.
Thats the handle done, lets go to the trigger.

Step 2: Trigger

This is the trigger. Lets gooooo =)
  1. Make these
  2. Make this
  3. Put it on here
  4. Put the other one on top
  5. Another view
  6. Slide this blue rod in here
We will be adding this to the handle in the next step, so keep it close =)

Step 3: Combining Steps 1 and 2

This is where we will add the trigger onto the handle.
  1. Make this
  2. Add it here on the handle
  3. Put the trigger here, on the Y clips
  4. Another view
  5. Slide these 2 things up into the handle and add a white rod where noted.
  6. Slide a white rod in here
  7. Clip these onto that white rod
  8. Make this
  9. Attach the yellow rods onto the orange connectors
  10. Bring it up and around the handle
  11. And clip them on like shown
  12. What you should have so far

Theres that done, moving on

Step 4: Flap/Lid

This is the little flap that when you push on the grey connector, it flips up revealing the top of the barrel, in which you load the bullets.
  1. Make this
  2. Another view
  3. Make these
  4. Attach them on (make sure they are on the right sides)
That was easy, moving on =)

Step 5: Ram

This is really simple. (Use black rods for the rams if possible)
  1. Make this
  2. Another view

Well that was rather easy 8-) Almost done!

Step 6: Back End Barrel

The is the back end of the barrel where the handle will attach to.
  1. Make and get ALL of these things
  2. Add 5 blue rods where shown onto this piece
  3. Slide these pieces on
  4. Add this layer next
  5. Slide these other pieces on
  6. Finally add on the top layer
Back end done, now the front end =)

Step 7: Front End Barrel

This is the front end of the barrel.
  1. Make these pieces
  2. Add the blue rods onto one panel like so
  3. Slide these things on
  4. Add the next layer
  5. Slide the other things on
  6. Add the final layer

Front end done, now let's connect em together =D

Step 8: Combining Steps 6 and 7

We will combine the back end of the barrel (step 6) to the front end of the barrel (step 7)
  1. Get the 2 barrel ends (duh!)
  2.  Line them up like so
  3. Connect them together
  4. A view of the bottom of that connection

YAY! One more thing to make now, then we will assemble it all >:-)

Step 9: Foregrip

This isnt really a foregrip, but it just strengthens the barrel and makes it look nicer.
  1. Make these pieces
  2. Attach all of those pieces shown
  3. Add the other side onto the blue rods
Quick and easy, now onto the final assembly >:-)

Step 10: Final Assembly

Here is where we put the whole creation together.
  1. Get the handle and the barrel, line them up like so
  2.  Connect like so
  3. A close-up of that connection
  4. This is where the trigger(s) should slot into the barrel
  5.  Get the flap/lid
  6. Attach it onto these blue rods (You can put the flap on either side of the gun, depending if you are right or left handed)
  7. Another view
  8. ANOTHER view
  9.  Get the foregrip thingymabob
  10. Attach it on here
  11. Another view of the foregrip
  12. Slide the double ram into the barrel ends
  13. Pull on the trigger and push it all the way in

Step 11: Rubberbanding

Here is where to put the rubberbands
  1. This is the trigger rubberband, make sure it is a REALLY strong and tight band, or else the trigger wont hold the force of the ram
  2.  Another view of the trigger rubberband

I didnt bother putting in a picture for the ram rubberband as everyone uses different bands, therefore they all need different placements on the gun.

Step 12: FINITO!

Congratulations, you have finished your top-loading shotgun pistol.

Please enjoy, and be safe while shooting. ALSO, wear safety goggles at ALL times. Haha, im just kidding, with knex guns, safety is our Number two priority, fun is number one =D

Anyways, please rate, comment and subscribe. Also check the front page for a video on how to load and fire.




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    72 Discussions


    3 years ago

    hey going way two far with the f word!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    no locking mech? just a simple top loading pistol? meh..... oh well 5 stars anyway just because your hiyadudez and you have lots of subscribers right? wrong... no more mr. nice guy...

    14 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Not everyone is going to praise your stuff like you are god or something. Learn to take critism.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Did i say i was a god? Did i say everyone is going to praise my stuff? NO! I can take critisism, you're just butting in where you don't need to just to make things awkward. Now if you dont mind, GO AWAY.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    He was giving you critism, and you told him to go away because it "wasn't positive". I didn't say you were a god, it was a figure of speech to help convey my point.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    just tryin to make a point.... im not going to rate you real high just because your you... ill rate you like any other ibler


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Did i tell you to rate me unlike any other knexer? I didnt ask for you to rate me high just because im 'me'. Now, go away. =)


    Reply 6 years ago on Step 2

    I think he means the blue hinge pieces and I am wondering where people get them too.