Revised TR8 review

Ok, so I decided to rebuild it, and I found I got some stuff wrongBodyStock: 8/10 Why: comfyHandle: 8/10 Why: Comfy overall, but there is this spot where I get poked sometimesTrigger: 9/10 Why: seems very reliable, It didnt break this time around (idk why, I built it the exact same way I did from last time), but when you remove the rubberbands, that green rod can fall out.Barrel: 9/10 Why: works very well, but its a generic tube and stickTurret: 10/10 Why: It works awesome with the rest of the gun. Looks: 9/10 Why: looks tight, especially when loaded up with red rods, but the turret seems a bit out of place with the rest of the gunPerformanceRange: 10/10 Why: 90-100 feet flat (2 rubberbands)Power: 10/10 Why: its the most powerful gun I have ever made. It can shoot through various heavy duty cardboard boxes with 2 rubberbandsReliability: 8/10 Why: the turret is a very effective method for the repeater, however, it sometimes skips rounds, but rarely.Innovation: 7/10 Why: nothing that new, except for the revolving mech and the trigger.Recommendation: Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who doesnt want to use a bulky knexsayer, or a single shot in a knex war.Final rating: 9/10

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


My custom tr8.

This is my most recent tr8. it shoots about 50ft with one #64 band (not finned ammo) tell me what you think!

Posted by ~KGB~ 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Personalised Tr8

My entry for ninjusk's Tr contest. I like it alot. thats it.

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Do I need mods to change the Tr18 to a Tr8? Answered

 Do I need mods to change the tr18 into a Tr8? If so can you please show me how? Thanks

Asked by ~Z~ 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


TR8, NAR, and the ZKAR

Hey guys, It has been some time since I posted a new forum topic, but I am not here to ramble about time lapses. I want to know where I can find instructions on how to build the TR8. I plan on doing an 'ible that features the TR8, the NAR, and the ZKAR, so that I can have said that I built them, and so that I can see for myself weather they are all what they are made out to be. I understand that the NAR is essentially a mod to the TR, so I want to build a TR8, so that I can build the NAR. Help please! -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


TR8-2015 GIVEAWAY!

Winner of the TR8-2015 giveaway is!... TheDunkis! Congratulations and thank you for all who where eager to participate.                         Who wants my TR8-2015 and some fin ammo? I am looking for and individual who would test, review, and post a video of the K'nex gun. If you can convince me why you want it I will consider shipping it out for free! Comment below and I will announce a winner. Thank you everyone for the support over the years. This is my way of having some fun and giving back to the community who has been a great part of my hobby life! So comment below and you could be the owner of my TR8-2015 built by me including some fin ammo!

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 4 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


TR8

Still using the same old TR8 turret? Tired of tearing apart your hands trying to replace a broken mini pin? this turret is both sturdy and easy to access the pins for easier than ever replacement the last thing you need during a war is to spend time repairing your gun with this mod not only is your turret as solid as it can be but it is also as easy to access and replace parts as necessary! i understand it uses a lot of blue clip connectors so this mod may not be for everyone but i would highly recommend this turret and use it as my standard TR8 turret

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


K'NEX Riot Shield

I've had this idea for a while, and I am kinda assuming that it is a pretty bad one, but do any of you think that a K'NEX riot shield would be of any use? At least, in an out door K'NEX war? If it could withstand a 5 rubber banded oodammo from a TR8, would it even have a chance of being used? And, keep in mind, I'm not talking about making a cheaply done K'NEX shield like the ones we've all seen here on instructables, I'm talking about a good quality, sturdily built, K'NEX riot shield. What do you guys think? (this forum topic was written in haste, grammar and punctuation are not of the best) -The Red Book of Westmarch (which, when shortened, comes to TRBoW, which probably means that I should build a turreted bow)

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


The Racker Rifle 2013

So I decided I didn't like my Racker Rifle that much anymore.  Mostly because it had one or two broken parts.  So I took TheDunkis's idea that he pitched to me on the original ible of using hinges for an even stronger trigger.  Turns out I could fit the new trigger mechanism in perfectly into the old gun body, so the gun from the outside looks almost unchanged.  The good thing though is that the trigger no longer uses a broken part and it is even stronger. The other change is that it has a modified SwagBoss handle on it for the ramrod, but I've had that on their for a while.  Thanks to The Foofinator. The internal picture is like 95% right, I tweaked one or two things after I took that picture before I put the whole thing together.

Posted by TheRacker 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Old hobbies die hard... some TRs

I had a lot of old pics to work off of so the building experience was a lot like what I remember loving about knex, without the frustration. This blaster (:>) has a pretty solid mech. The slide, anchored by the gray connectors on the naked black rods (hehe), requires the full motion to prime, resulting in the longest pin draw possible using this draw/anchor method. The pin I have on this has a rubber washer of sorts that I had laying around, so far working wonders. No broken pieces were required, though I slid a broken black rod that was conveniently the perfect length into the barrel construction. As I mentioned in the title, I built this just yesterday and I expect that it'll be further modified -- the grip was something I had lying around and could essentially just throw on, the stock was rushed. I was planning on building another and I'd be happy to make instructions if there's any demand, though these pics alone may be enough for the few of you. (8/24/15) Link to better quality pictures, really unimpressed by what got uploaded here... https://imgur.com/a/4y1Se Credit to KILLERK for the TR of course. I just gave it a new body. Update 8/25/15: 3D printed a piece for the front of the barrel. Update 8/27/15: Small changes all over. I'm okay with the front grip. There's some mole skin on the handle. Changed the below pictures to reflect what I currently have, clearer pics in the imgur album. Update 8/31/15 Finally got around to classing up the stock, quite happy with how it turned out. A few other changes as well, updated the pictures once more. Should be able to build from these pics!

Posted by Knarez 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


TR8-2013 ible is up go check it out! SRv3 coming soon!

If you would like to find out for yourself how my TR8-2013 really does preform please see my new instructable and build it for yourself. My instructable is a complete step by step instructional on how to build both my TR8-2013 and my fin ammo to maximize your guns performance. If you would like to build a K'nex gun that has stood the test of time and battle see my ible build my gun and see for yourself how it preforms. If you prefer not to shoot up to 300ft in a repeatable package then the TR8-2013 is not for you :P Check it out for yourself don't take my word for it! Go get building! Video coming soon! SRv3 is officially built and shooting 500ft+ pics soon ible is up for my war tested and proven TR8-2013 to clear up any and all confusion!

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Optimum Magazine Capacity

I need to know how much rounds a mag needs to hold in a knex war.  I would like to make a decent semi auto assault rifle that is warworthy. (As in one that will have acceptable range in CQC and insane ROF) Your opinions are welcome.

Posted by TheFoofinator 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


K'nex Chat

Get on and get into building better guns! Join me and other builders here. http://cbe002.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23kichat&server;=irc.darkmyst.org

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


My CQB TR-18.

Hello knexers! I am presenting my first ever TR-18 for you guys.

Posted by beanieostrich 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


What is the difference between the TR series and the BR series?

Yes, I know that the TR is the turret rifle and the BR is the battle rifle, but is there a fundamental difference between the 2, or is it all just preference as to the name?

Asked by The Jamalam 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Knex AR-8 Prototype

This is a hopper fed assault rifle prototype that has knex gun builder's 90 trigger and hopper system. But It also features my Creeping Death handle. It has decent range with on band, like 35 ft and it gets a good ROF. Sorry for only one picture. Links to the future prototypes/ versions: AR-8 Prototype I AR-12 Prototype II AR-18 Prototype III AR-20 Prototype IV

Posted by beanieostrich 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


New K'nex!

I have new K'nex being shipped to my house on Friday Sept 6th! Plan on seeing pics here of my latest K'nex War 2013 "Jared Resistant" TR8 mod package! The "Jared Resistant" Mod Pack includes the following: improved stronger turret with "5th" layer and green rods allowing for tan clips saving on blue clips Much improved more solid turret rod connection Brand spanking new trigger for more consistent reliable trigger pull Much improved ratchet mech Brand new super solid slide/charging handle for much easier to operate gun

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Two

As my profile status has said for a while now: I've been working on a TR8 and I might post a forum topic about it.  This is the forum topic about it.  It's amazing how often I've been on lately, but don't expect that in the future.  I sort of don't have anything else to do with my time other than going to the library, taking walks (It's nice out where I'm at) and a few other things, but the bulk of my time, for the week, has been spent here.  Stuff I have to do will keep popping up from here on out.            I call this custom  TR8 of mine The AutoSuggestion.  Why?  Because it's the name of this one song that I like.  I realize that I should send a link to the song, but I figure since you guys won't like it anyway, what's the point.  (I have a weird taste in music) It Features: A comfortable stock. A comfortable handle.   A comfortable fore grip. Innovative new TR body design. I can't really say anything else about it until I'm finished; once I finish, I can you tell about the range, and other things.  I'm going to have to make many cosmetic changes before I upload it to the Rods and Connectors contest.  (Thanks, JonnyBGood for alerting me of this contest)  Any helpful suggestions as to what I can do to improve it would be much appreciated.  Thanks for viewing! Update: I finished the rough draft; the pictures will now show the latest version; it is now on the official prototype phase.  I'm probably just going to tinker with it excessively until it's perfect for the Rods & Connectors Contest. Update: Made it fire; gets decent range so far.  Installed turret rotating system; it requires bands, but is very easy to use.  Update: Cleaned up stock and barrel area.  I also made a completely new handle.

Posted by DarkOwlProductions 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


K'nex WAR 2013!

08/25/2013 Another great K'nex War!!!!! some pics of the war and video. Also I have several mods for my TR8-2013 from the war! pics on the TR8-2013 ible coming soon! For now here are some of the mods pictured below. The K'nex War will be held in Fremont Ohio on August 24th at 12 noon! Below is a link to the park we will be having the War! https://plus.google.com/102662708119502106245/about?gl=US&hl;=en-US Hope to see you there! Please message me or comment below if interested.

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Ratchet Modded BR8 Pictures.

A few people haven't seen the Ratchet mod for the BR8, here's some pictures. Sorry about the blurry pictures, I do my best. Video

Posted by travw 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Best Knex Gun?

I am looking for an amazing knex gun. I have the tr8 and have built the srv3 (need to check if I did it right still). Is there any other good gun? I would like to have a bolt action with few broken pieces.

Asked by ynohtna1 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Knex War?

Hey guys! Sharir1701 here and, as most of you guys that knew me back when I was still around probably know, I've lost most of my interest in Knex. I do, however still come on the site ever so often to browse, comment and so on. I've noticed during my past couple of visits that there seems to be a "war", so to speak, raging on between some members of the community, regarding the effect of bulldozing a gun with rubber bands, as well as "how good" is the NAR. In this forum I am assuming you all have basic knowledge in Knex gun technology, are familiar with the stated guns and have a little bit of background in mechanical engineering. Moving on. You might know my opinion about the subject already, but I would like to state it once more as well as explain it better, so perhaps some people that disagree with me could understand my point of view. BUT, before I do that, I can't help but feel guilty for tossing the long burning logs into a small fire. About a month or two ago, in one of my visits, I posted a comment on one of Red's topics (or 'ibles, strike me dead for my memory) about my quite specific opinion about each and every one of the three guns in question in the said topic, the ZKAR, the NAR and the TR8. I said a few things about rubber bands and brute force vs. complexion and efficiency, and I may have started something unintentionally. That argument has been around since, if I recall correctly, 2009, but it hasn't been brought up again in a while. I feel like I made that happen and then I enraged a few more people by saying that "efficiency and good design beats brute force any day" (or something like that...). I'm not taking credit for starting this thing again, but rather I'm apologizing for sparking up an old and possibly pointless argument. Nonetheless, I will now explain my opinion on the subject and hopefully nobody gets mad at me for doing so, but if you have a valid counter argument, please state it below in an understandable and polite way. Thank you. If so, then, what is this whole thing even about? The "KI Crew", as I like to call them, have been very proud of their NAR and TR-n series guns for a few years now. The TR series I'll admit is very good, but I don't accept the "add as many rubber bands as possible" argument. Now, the NAR, personally, I dislike the gun. I have had nothing but bad range tests with it in the 3 times throughout the past 4 years that I've built it, and I've heard similar results from several people and some close friends. I highly doubt I was doing something wrong all THREE times, so don't bother to bring that up, please. The NAR is a gun designed for nothing else but being capable of withstanding great amounts of force and shooting a single round "the strongest a pin gun can shoot". How? Very simple - make a massively dense and very shock-proof body and then just add as many rubber bands as you can before your hands start bleeding. Now, let me explain, I'm saying 2 points here. First, the NAR is nothing special, just a strong structure with a simple connector barrel and a reinforced pin. We've seen it before, people. The claim that it's a good gun simply because you can put on as many bands as you want, pretty much, is, in my eyes, invalid. So I can make a bomb and just put as much explosives on it as I can afford, surely it'll be better than an atomic bomb... WRONG. It won't. Theoretically, even if it makes a bigger bang, it takes so much effort and it is so non-elegant that it loses it's point within itself. (Do not take this metaphor out of hand! You know what I mean). Second, and more importantly, I'm claiming that even if my first claim is wrong, if you look at the technical side of things you'll see that the very premise that adding more and more rubber bands to a gun will make it much stronger, is wrong in it's origins. I'm sure we all know this, but let me remind us all the physics of how a basic pin gun works. When the potential energy stored in the strained rubber bands, and rested on the cocked pin, is released, it accelerates the pin. The pin then proceeds to gain speed and it reaches three main milestones:  The initial strike of the bullet (The pin is already accelerated and is just touching the bullet, but the bullet is still). The point of equality, as I've dubbed it before (Just a few tiny fractions of a second after the initial strike, at this point the pin is ever so slightly slower than it was in the initial strike, but the bullet is now travelling at an equal speed as the pin, with a tiny gap between the two, meaning they aren't actually touching at this point) And finally, "the crash" (the bullet has left the barrel, the pin is at it's highest speed and is the most energetic as it pointlessly crashes into the back of the barrel losing and wasting all of it's remaining energy). In a world where you could use 100% of the acceleration of the pin and transfer it all into the bullet, adding more bands would indeed make a much stronger gun. BUT, that is impossible, in fact, it's no where near that. To put it all into a short sentence, the bullet accelerates and fires with a fraction of the energy released during the shot and to a certain limit, it is almost exactly the same amount of energy after a certain point. So, let's talk Maths. There is a direct correlation between the number of rubber bands on a gun and the amount of acceleration (and force) in the pin when fired. The pin's acceleration as a function of the number of rubber bands on the gun is in the order of magnitude of y=x. That's true, and that is where the misguided claim in question comes from. However, if we take a look at the graph of a bullet's acceleration as a function of the number of rubber bands on the gun, we can conclude, according to the above explanation, that the function is in the order of magnitude of y=sqrt(x). That means that up to a certain pivot, which I claim is, on average, around the 2-3 rubber band mark, adding more rubber bands does in fact produce a drastically stronger shot, but past that point, adding more rubber bands adds more brute force, yes, but it makes the shot stronger only just slightly, and by an increasingly smaller amount the more bands you put on it. BUT, and this is the big BUUT, the graph of the force required to cock the gun as a function of the number of bands on the gun is, again, in an order of magnitude of y=x. In conclusion, up to a certain, quite low point, adding more rubber bands will give you a drastically stronger shot without stressing the gun too much and without making the pull incredibly hard. However, past that point, adding more rubber bands adds an insignificant amount of power to the gun while introducing a whole lot more difficulty in operating it, resulting in an overall, worse gun. That is why I claim that a gun built around the sole concept of being capable to handle a lot of rubber bands is a nice concept, but is much worse than a gun built around efficiency (meaning you try to invest as much of the potential energy of the pin into the bullet by making a more efficient layout and a smarter usage of the forces in play). If you got this far, thank you for reading my article, and I hope this will put an end to this silly argument, but knowing how people's feelings work and how male ego and testosterone works, I bet it's far from it. Happy Knexing everybody ;)

Posted by Sharir1701 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


New K'nex Idea

So i was on KI chat and ooda and mepain and stuff were talking about making a gun called the fustercluck and with a drill on it and he was talking about rotatiing turrrets and then i had an idea to making 2 turrets on a swivel so when the first turret is empty the second one will tweist wround and start working. The gun is a tr by the way. here is a shitty pic: i has bad grammar at half 11.

Posted by Millawi Legend 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


What is the best K'nex stock?

I've just recently got back into k'nex, and man have things changed. I've built a TR8 and I need a new stock. I'm looking for something comfortable, and preferably adjustable but it's ok if its not. So whats your favorite K'nex stock?

Asked by happybirthday 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Check It Out NOW

Zak inspired KILLERK approved! basically Mepain's Trigger Zaks idea my redesign super strong super comfortable handle with an unbreakable trigger whats not to like?

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


My K'NEX WASP (+ Mods, Internals, and Video)

The WASP (War Assault Semi-automatic Pistol, designed by oodalumps) has always intrigued me. I mean, come on, its a semi-automatic TR8, you can't go wrong with that mix. The gun is great. It is nice looking (well, I think it is, my mom said it looked like a backwards boat...), it is simple, it is almost foolproof, and it gets relatively good range for being a SA gun. It is not piece consuming, and it is heavily customizable. Features: Good range (for a semi-automatic gun): 20 - 30 ft. (it kinda depends on what ammo you are using, what type of bands you have, and how many) Easy trigger pull (compared to other semi-automatic guns) TR8 included Sturdy (except for the TR8 "bay," the area below the TR8) No bullet jams (I ran at least 100 rounds through this thing, and the only thing that jammed was the trigger) Semi-automatic mechanism could be used in almost any gun (The first 15 pictures are of my WASP [including one pic of oodalumps WASP], some of them may contain image notes if you want to know more about the gun.) After you have looked through the first 15 pics, you will notice that the background changes on pic 16. The gun in pic #16 is a WASP, but this WASP has a grey connecter magazine. Admittedly, this mag did not work the best, but it was a good try all the same. I believe the mag could have held 5 - 10 bullets, and would have been sweet if it had worked. Give it a try for yourselves. Now move on to pic 20. In this pic, you will see another WASP mod, but this mod has an oodammo rail that you could use. This rail was very crappy, and it needs some work, but, overall, I got it to shoot 20 ft. (not using oodammo). Enjoy! -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


K'nex show and tell

I was hoping to use this forum topic to post discussion and pictures of all K'nex projects I am working on. Feel free to post you own ideas and pictures so we can work on our projects together further advancing the K'nex community. My hope is that this will be a productive active forum to encourage and push the community to get better and continue to grow. If you want to discuss more about K'nex jump onto KI chat introduce yourself be patient and if your lucky you may get to discuss your build with your friends and others in the community use the link below! http://cbe002.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23kichat&server;=irc.darkmyst.org

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


I've a question

Hey, I was wondering if there is a 18 turret ratchet system, just as the one like the tr8, you know, the one where you have to turn a wheel in the front instead of turn the turret. I'm not sure if that is possible with a tr18, because it's attached to an outside way of the snowflakes, you you cannot turn it. So can you attach the rod with the turret on it in a tr-body where it can turn?? 

Posted by mahmel 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


DOES SOMEONE WANNA HELP ME?

So i was wondering if anyone wanted to help me make my own arsenal, it doesn't matter how many pieces or black rods it uses i just want to make the best arsenal ever, so i need your guys help... So far i have -TR18 -Zak's Turretbow -Ooda's slamfire(Singled) -Mezak -TR8(Ratchet mod)

Posted by bigdylan91 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Your favorite knex weapons of 2009.

Oblivitus isn't doing the list this year, Mr. Muggle is.  However, he screwed up and made us choose from a rather restrictive list of guns to choose from, which I think ruins the spirit of this vote.  So I decided to do my own poll. You can vote for ANY GUN* you wish for.  Yes, your vote will be counted regardless on the type of gun or rating.  The only restriction on the vote is that the guns have to be made in 2009.  (EXAMPLE): My 3 votes are: -ZKAR v2 -TR8 -Mepain's shotgun pistol thingy. (www.youtube.com/watch) You can not vote for your own guns.  If a gun you vote for is not posted on ibles or KI, but on a site like Youtube or The Knex Forum, you must provide a link to it. That is all. *made in 2009.  May not be your own gun. EDIT- Up for debate- Should each of the 3 versions of the TR series count as one gun, or as 3 seperate guns?  For example, If I vote for the TR8, but someone else votes for a TR36, should it be counted as 2 votes for the same gun, or 1 vote for a different gun each?

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


RTR

Hey guys, This is a transfer rifle that I made a few days back. It outwardly resembles the TR/NAR, but is totally different internally. It uses a true trigger mech that I invented, as well as a transfer mech that was also designed by me. It shot about 50 ft., but that was only with one or two old bands. It was really comfortable, and I would have liked to finish it, had I not taken it apart to build the NAR+TR8+ZKAR. Enjoy, and go ahead and ask questions if you have any. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Listen here...

Hey guys, I have been contemplating this forum topic for quite some time. I have debated with myself as to whether I should post a topic like it, or just ignore the problem(s). I have decided to go with the former, as it seems to me that there are things that need to be addressed. Not everybody is going to like/agree with what I have to say, but, I have always though that the best way to get people to think is to displease them. I have noticed that for some time now that people will spend more time talking about their own guns than the gun that they are posting the comment on. In other words, imagine that you have posted a new gun, and some person leaves a comment that looks somewhat like this: "Nice gun! I an currently working on a new crossbow that I think you will really like. It gets 100 ft. of range, it looks awesome, and it has a great 're-load time.' I hope that you check it out when it is posted, and give it a vote in the contest that it is posted in." I would humbly submit to you that that entire message is spam. If you are going to leave a comment on somebody else's 'ible, please do. BUT, don't make 95% of the message about how awesome your new gun is/whatever. The message is supposed to be a comment about/on the 'ible you are posting that particular comment on. It's kinda annoying to look at my own (and other people's) 'ibes just to find that they are full of "my new gun is posted here" type comments. Secondly, I want to talk a little about the classics. No, not classic music, but about the classic K'NEX guns. I will make this as clear as possible. The TR8/18 and the NAR are (in my opinion) outdated. Yes, they may get good range. Yes, they may only use a few amount of pieces, but this is NO excuse to bombard every 'ible with "well, this gun is good, but it is not as good as the TR8/NAR." I mean no offense, but nobody cares. I really don't think that anyone is trying to rival those guns, but there are guns that do so. The TR8 and the NAR may have been good guns, but they are from 2009, the K'NEX community has moved on. You may want to argue with me, but I will probably end up ignoring you. Sorry for making this comment so long, but those problems really do need to be addressed. I did not mean to offend anyone, and if I did, I am sorry, but you must understand how I, and multiple others, might feel. Peace. - The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Where did I Go Wrong With My WASP?

Hey guys, I decided to build the WASP yesterday, but without instructions, as KI is down/not working (why is that? It has not been working for the past 1 - 2 months...?). I used pictures from ~KGB~'s WASP and Raz1r Knex Bull3t's WASP (click on their names to see their WASPs. ~KGB~'s is down in the comment section of the link I gave you.) I ran into two problems that I think you guys could help me with. Problem #1 The mechanism: Where did I go wrong? Every time I pull the trigger it pushes the hammer backwards, but it never lets the hammer fly forwards to hit the TR8 mini-primers. What is wrong? Problem #2 The turret: How can I get the turret to auto-ratchet? What should I do? Help...! -TRBoW

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Subscribe to me, then ill subscribe to you!

Simple, just subscribe to me, then ill subscribe to you! also, heres some of my work over the months! if you have any questions on any of them, feel free to ask! 1: bren lmg 2: grenade 3: pocket pistol 4: heavy cannon v5* 5: tape dispenser 6: ball machine 7: m1 garrand 8: vss vintorez and tiny oodammo pistol* 9: ball machine 10: nano gun* 11: halo 1 magnum 12: halo 1 assault rifle 13: ball machine 14: m16* 15: m4 s-system 16: zkar* 17: dual revolver pistol 18: ball machine 19: p90 20: zkar* 21: ball machine 22: mp5k* 23: tr18* 24: BAW* 25: ball machine 26: ball machine 27: p90 28: sr v2* 29: ball machine* 30: KGBMG 31: KLS v2* 32: ball machine 33: triple tape dispencer 34: tr8* 35: KGBSR 36: bullpup crossbow pistol 37: WASP* the ones with stars beside them are not my ideas, although i may of modded them...

Posted by ~KGB~ 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


RMACR (Red's Mini Adaptive Combat Rifle) V.2

Apart from my Calico M-950 and my Magpul Masada ACR, the RMACR is my favorite build of all time. I sorta consider it my TR8 of magazine guns. As this is the case, I bring you the RMACR V.2. While it is not a huge change from the first version, it is still a great gun. Moreover, it may be generic to some people, but if a generic gun does its job, and does it well, what does it matter if it is generic. With ranges exceeding 50 ft., a 16 rd. magazine, a new (sturdy) stock, nice sights, this gun would excel in an indoor K'NEX war. Features: Looks great (IMO) Sturdy (except the pistol grip) New stock Really nice pin-pull-length 16 rd. magazine Relatively good rate-of-fire Really accurate Fun to shoot This gun can fire the ammo you see in pic #14 (which is THE best ammo, IMO), or it can fire white rods. It is very customizable, as you could change almost anything (except the mech) and it would still work great. Sadly, it does use broken pieces, and it's magazine is not "preloadable," but the gun is nice overall. I am posting this as a forum topic because I want to gauge interest in me posting a full set of instructions. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


S2 Bolt Action Pistol Review

When joined Ibles, I knew that I didn't have any guns ready to upload, so, I decided to post some reviews, being that I already had some  guns built. The S2 pistol by  Sharir1701 seemed to be a logical choice, so I grabbed some blue rods did a little bit of testing. Please realize that even though I have just joined the site, I have a wide range of experience with knex guns, such as the ZKAR, TR8, Racker Rifle, and many of Red Book of Westmarch's replicas. In this review I am not going to do the ratings on a scale of one to ten, because Knex guns differ so much. Say you have a gun that shoots 70 feet. You give it a eight out of ten, because that is great range. However, the SRV3 shoots 500 feet, so 70 feet is NOT eight out of ten any more. Due to that, a truly honest review would rate even very nice guns quite low, due to the fact something will probably is better. If you don't understand this, that is OK, because I do, and I am the one writing the review. Also note that this one has Sharir's pin guide holder thingy. Anyway, let's jump right into the review! RANGE:  Frankly, this gun does not live up to Sharir's claim of 100+ feet. I only got 65-70 angled using two size 117 bands, which is still great range for any gun. Sharir says that it will only get that range with three bands. Sometime ago, I used 3 and did not 100 feet. I don't remember what exactly I got with three, but I am sure it didn't get past 75-80 feet. RELIABILITY: This is one of the gun's good points. Knex bolt actions don't have a great reputation for being reliable, but the S2 works nice and smooth. When I decided to review the pistol, I thought it would be nice to test the reliability and give ya'll the numbers. Here they are. I put the gun through two hundred rounds, and it had: 3 failures to fire, 4 failures to load, the pin guide broke twice, the bolt broke once, and the chambering rod popped out of the bolt twice. Now this sounds REALLY bad. However, the pin guide issues, the chambering rod issues and the failures to load were my fault.  The pin guide and chambering rods broke when I was jerking the bolt back too vigorously, and the rounds that wouldn't load were because I was manually  chambering the round, instead of having a return band chamber it. after I added the band, no trouble. ROF: Now this is one part I didn't really test. It charges slower then a ZKAR, but faster then most pin guns. It is good enough for most uses in a Knex war. COMFORT: Pretty comfortable. The handle is quite good, and I think it would be even better for someone with larger hands then mine. The problem is that there is not really a good place for your other hand to go except for the magazine, which doesn't make the best handle. To be truthful, it is kinda awkward to hold. It is too big for a pistol, but doesn't have a stock like a rifle. (Ok, you COULD use the pin guide holder as a stock, but it doesn't work that well) CUT PARTS: The gun is fine when it comes to these. There are several recommend, but you only need one cut gray rod for the chambering rod. ALL IN ALL: This is an awesome gun. not too many pieces,  looks kinda cool, and is fairly accurate. The ammo is blue rods, and i have a couple hundred of those, so it works great for me. Range seems about right, and it is very fun to shoot. In a war it would do pretty good, but the ammo is hard to find in the grass. The mag is a bit small, holding around 13 rods due to the mag pusher taking up quite a bit of space in the mag. This, a TR8, and a ZKAR would make a fine war arsenal.

Posted by CorgiCritter 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Four

The days since I've posted my last forum topic feel like forever.  In that time, I've published four contest entries, gotten featured for a guide about K'nex, and have started a collaboration with nerfrocketeer.  Which reminds me: I have to send him that one picture, but that's besides the point.  I have two new and updated things I'd like to show you.   First order of business, I'm building a TR8 turret pistol.  I know what you're thinking: DOK, are you seriously building another turret weapon?  Well, yes, I am, but this one's is special: it has a new trigger.  I've had this trigger concept bouncing in my head for a while.  It, again, uses The Racker's Trigger on his Racker Rifle as a part of the mechanism.  The other part of the mech is a simple, sliding piece that pushes into the Racker Trigger (I'm going to call it this from now on), pushing it upwards and freeing the pin.  One of the things that I love about it are the sights.  They look really cool in my opinion, and I think they are the best sights I have ever made.  At the moment, I'm going to call it Scorpio  because its looks remind me of a scorpion.  I realize that their is already a real life gun nicknamed Scorpion, so I'm going to call mine Scorpio.  And, obviously, I haven't mounted the turret yet, but I will do that later. Second on the agenda, we have The Prophet V2.0.  It now has a slightly different turret and front end; it's enough to make it perform a lot better, although it functioned very nicely before. That's pretty much it, but I'd really love to hear what you guys think about these projects: valid constructive criticism, tips, advice, and the like are greatly appreciated.  I'd love it if you guys would leave a comment, and thanks for viewing!

Posted by DarkOwlProductions 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Unofficial K'nex Anything Contest

This is the unofficial knex contest! There are a few other knex contests with a certain theme, but in this contest, you can enter anything! Let's get on to the rules: How to Enter: Make a instructable that uses knex. Make a comment with a link to the instructable, than I might accept it. Your instructable has to be made in 2017 or up. You can have three entries entered at a time, but only one of them can win. What to Enter: Enter an instructable that is mostly knex and has instructions. If it uses to much non-knex, than I won't accept it. It has to have good instructions, or it won't get accepted. If it is something small, I will make it to see if it works and to see how good it is. A big ball machine will be accepted if you have instructions of some of the elements. When Will It Be: It will start now and go to November 1. If I get 20 entries before the ending date, I will quit the contest regardless of the date.    Prizes: There will be a grand, first, second, third, and runner up. Grand Prize: Follow from me, votes on all your ibles that you have in contests, and a 3 month pro, and your winning ible in a knex contest winners collection. First  Prize: Follow from me, vote on all your ibles that you have in contests, and your winning ible in a knex contest winners collection. Second Prize: Follow from me and your winning ible in a knex contest winners collection. Third Prize: Vote one of your ible, and your winning ible in a knex contest winners collection. Runner Up: Your winning ible in a knex winners contest collection. If you have any questions, please ask! That's all! Have fun! Current Entries:   Element Force's Shotgun Turret for the TR8 The Knex Inventor's Toothebrush Holder KneXFAN200's Fidget Spinner KneXFAN200's Annoying Clicker Box

Posted by random_builder 1 year ago | last reply 12 days ago


Knex Shotgun: Swarm

M'kay guys. You are probably woundering why my shotgun ible is gone. I will tell you. It never really go through the filters, and I PM'ed Mikeasaures to get him to pull it through. He was quite helpful, but told me in no uncertain terms that it had to be a step by step. So I took it down, and am reposting it now. Feel free to comment even if you already did on the old one, LOLZ. Oh, I have noticed there is a feature to "Share Photos or Videos." Is that the proper way to set up a slideshow? Sorry that the picture quality is lame, but they are stupid good considering the fact it was cloudy and raining when I took them. Don't worry, I will try to avoid making this mistake in the future. Swarm is a wicked indoor knex war shotgun, able to fire up to sixteen green rods, eight white rods, or four yellow rods. Now this is not my gun, just sayin'. It is KK's shotgun prototype updated with a the TR8 body, trigger, and handle. I thought I would post some nice, clear pictures so you can build it too. What really turns me away from this gun is that it is downright ugly. Some of you guys might not mind that, but I do. A lot. The good thing is this is powerful, reliable, and a shotgun, not to mention fun. Range is over sixty feet, and it is a tube and stick gun, so it will never fail. It is also a very fun gun to mess with. Swarm also has a very comfy handle, a strong stock, and nice grip. So enjoy the pictures. :D While this may not be a good primary for an indoor war, it would be very handy to have, if you have something like the ZKAR or my Epidemic to use, as reloading is a pain, unless you use yellows. Those are quick to load and hit hard. Please comment and subscribe. Feel free to leave nice long comments, as I like to read them. If you need any help, just ask. If you have any suggestions for my next project, please tell me.

Posted by CorgiCritter 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Let's Do Some Testing for a 3-Month Pro Membership

One of the things that I have always wanted to do since I started "K'NEXing" (building with K'NEX) is to just sit down and start measuring, testing, and trying out new guns, different types of ammo, things like that. Then I realized something... I am way to lazy to do all that "work." So then I thought, well, maybe I could...*cough*... bribe other people to do it for me. So if you are at all interested in winning a 3-month pro membership, read the rest of this post. In order to win a 3 month pro membership (and a patch) you must do one of the following things: 1) Build a TR8 (no mods please) (only using 2 size #64 bands) and use it to shoot the following ammunition: Finned red rod Red rod Yellow rod Oodammo round White rod Fire all five of these ammunition types five times and take the average of each. It is preferred that you take videos proving the range, but this is not necessary for you to win the the pro membership. In order to enter your stats, you must have a picture of your gun, AND a picture of the ammo that you used. 2) Build a NAR (no mods please) (only using 2 size #64 bands) and use it to shoot the following ammunition: Finned red rod Red rod Yellow rod Oodammo round White rod Fire all five of these ammunition types five times and take the average of each. It is preferred that you take videos proving the range, but this is not necessary for you to win the the pro membership. In order to enter your stats, you must have a picture of your gun, AND a picture of the ammo that you used. In order to win you must present your pictures and stats in the most professional way possible in the comment section below. Happy testing! This forum post may be subject to change, and there is not guarantee that any one will win. Forum post expires September/30/2013.

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


work in progress *NEW pics added 10-29-10

Thanks to zak baken mepain ooda an everyone else who helped come up with the countless mods and ideas that have helped make the TR what it has become... ive always wanted to make a sturdier stock but just never invested the time into making one so... now ive found out what works well and what look i like and have started going with it don't mind the front/body of the gun cause it is not really a TR anyway im going to keep working with the design and make it look all pretty and whatnot and hopefully get some more pics up for you all soon! anyway enjoy and plz note the pics are just ideas and no where near the finished product 8-28-10 alright so here are the latest pics (pics4-5) i think it will look better with the TR series however it isn't as sturdy as the other designs but none the less it is still sturdier than previous models and strong enough to keep the gun aligned w/ 6 size 64 rubberbands cocked loaded and ready to fire (which btw is enough to shoot fin ammo clear past the 300ft mark) im still working on it and have more models/designs on the way so i highly don't recommend building anything until i finish up but if you like experimenting around then shoot for it anyway im going to get back to work and see what i can come up with o ya btw i highly recommend using the wheels on the handle it is sooo comfortable 8-29-10 pics 7-10 so i modded up the handle again and reconfigured how the bottom rail attached to it... finally everything is aligned properly and everything seems to be holding strong. its still continually being worked on but i think im getting closer to finish product 12-29-10 its been awhile since ive worked on knex however i thought i should share a pic of the gun so far hence pic11 it is a TR w/ ratchet nice sturdy stock still allows for a slide if wanted "best handle ever" trigger that never fails sturdy as hek firing pin bla bla bla... long story short it is simply reliable as it is sexy ; P but seriously i have it set up for my TR8 turret or my chain mod which i will be posting up sooner than later or so i hope

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Call of Duty - Knex Warfare

Hello fellow members and mates, I had an idea for a knex call of duty. It will feature many guns of real and not real types. Lets go to the guns shall we? The Weapons   Pistols/Sidearms SP-51 Desert Eagle Mk2 - link SP-60 Pistol - link  DunKILLMeZak - link IM-69 Slider - link MAGNUM - link SA-Revolver - link Halo 1 Magnum - link SAP - link WASP - link IFPP-5 - link RMP-8 - link  Halo Reach Magnum  - link OodaVolver - link Deviance - link Shotguns J5-Barricade - link M.O.S. - link AA-12 - link Breaker - link 9LRMS GDS - link BCS4FE - link BSAS - link SMGs/Machine Pistols P90 - link Kiparis - link G18 - link MP5K - link MP-605 Litemod - link TD-10 - link UMP-45 - link UMP-45R - link MP-40 - link Assault Rifles TR-18 - link Knexsayer - link ZKAR V2 - link AR-12 Prototype II - link G36C - link Ghost 3.0 - link FAMAS - link Handle Pump TR8 - link Halo 2 BR - link ACR - link AR-18 Prototype III - link AR-20 Prototype IV - link KLS V2 - link RAWR - link FA V2 - link SOBR-922 - link SSV F2000 - link AN-94 - link M4A1 SOPMOD - link SOAR-16B - link Callous - link SCAR-L - link K-2 FABR - link Gen 2 HAWC Bow - link REMPAR-2 - link TZKAR-18 - link Sniper Rifles/Crossbows R700 - link Creeping Death Mk6 - link SR-V2 - link Sipriani V3 - link  VSS Vintorez - link Springfield - link HAWC V10 - link Kentucky Rifle - link Punisher - link Raptor - link Creeping Death Mk7 - link Creeping Death Mk8 - link Creeping Death MiniBow - link Creeping Death Mk9 FE - link KGBSR - link Lightning Flash Sniper - link TH2BR - link Compound Bow - link SSCR IV - link Cannons Brickster - link Heavy Cannon V1 - link Heavy Cannon V5 - link A.D.U. Bazooka 1040 - link MGs M60 Machine gun - link M1919 - link KGBMG - link MTG1 - link Hidden Guns Z3 - link These are the weapons I think are perfect for knex call of duty. You can leave suggestions in the comments below. I might add your suggestion onto the List!!! Carry on =D  *What maps would I use for the gameplay; anyone got any ideas?

Posted by beanieostrich 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


updated 06-21-13 K'nex Directional Mine Prototype w/ video link

I just wanted to let the community know I am still alive and well. Also check out this new directional mine I've been working on. It is an early prototype but it is currently shooting 25-50 green rods 50ft with a good spread! Check out the video to get a sense of the impact. Here is the link! http://youtu.be/qjnVRb7sp6o pic below is random Also one last thing while it is fresh on my mind... I've noticed a growing number of designs that use modified K'nex pieces that are cut or mangled somehow to get the gun to function or look a certain way. I'm not saying that this is a sin however I would like to challenge each of us to challenge ourselves by building guns that are true K'nex guns with true K'nex unmodified parts. I have been guilty of this once in the past myself so don't take this to heart. All I am asking is this... I am impressed and more inclined to build a gun that doesn't required or include any broken pieces over a gun that requires any. It is a pet peeve of mine because to me the art of building is using what we are given and creating with wit and ingenuity something great! Again I am not condemning people... I only trying to encourage the art of K'nex guns that don't use broken/modified pieces. Lets do our best to clean up our work and build impressive guns without changing the pieces! Thank you to those that build clean keep it up I am excited by the community at large. It is very cool to see everyone's designs I learn from each and everyone of your creations! Keep up the good work, and lets continue to get better! 06-21-13 Ok I spent some time working on this new powerful directional mine and I must say it is pretty cool. The prototype was built specifically with power in mind. Every part of the prototype is bulky and heavily reinforced. Because of its sturdy design I have loaded it up with over 20 size 64 rubberbands which as you could imagine has quite a bit of force behind it! So naturally it shot pretty incredible. My issue with it was not how it functioned but how it looked and considering I built it more as a test of concept than an actual product to use in a war I wanted to scale it down and see if it still preformed as well in a much smaller package. IT DOES! The newer more compact design is currently being built and tested. Initial tests are promising and I am truly excited to release the designs ASAP. The goal of my new compact mine is to have a easy to use sturdy mine that could be loaded up with 25green rods or more and shoot then in a good pattern directionally at the desired target at 25-50ft away. This is a tall order for such a compact less rigid design. However initial tests are promising. One more thing... I plan on releasing a series of Instructables on how to build my favorite "war" creations. I realized that many of my favorite designs have never had proper building instructions. It is important to me that my designs are up to date and made clear for everyone so that the build is flawless. I can promise this... My designs are only as good as those that build them mean this... If my designs are not followed piece by piece, step by step, then don't expect the same or even similar results that my guns or whatever were designed to achieve. If I say to use a size 64 rubberband that means use it. lol. I promise that result will vary greatly if not built completely and utterly the same as I show. LOL with all that being said I plan on releasing instructables for the following... My latest designed TR8, Grenade, Directional Mine, Fin Ammo, and more. The first release will most likely not be for a few weeks at a minimum depending on when I have time to due so. Again thank you everyone for your support over the years I hope you have had fun building with me and I plan on continued builds in the future. Keep a lookout for the new 2013 instructions!

Posted by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


TR8-2015 Review

I received my TR from Killerk this morning. I've had a little hands on time with it so I'll write up my text review now, though I'll also be making a video review in the near future. For now, here's the unboxing and first impressions video: So just to start, I've never made a TR before. I have limited experience with turreted weapons. So what I knew about them I only got from videos and other people's reviews. I didn't doubt the TR was a great performing weapon, but I was wondering what all the hubbub was about. After finally messing around with one for the morning, I can see where the praise comes from. I also noted some things I'd still like improved, at least to personalize on my variant.   I'm going to use a grade scheme (because everyone's impressions on stars and scales are usually biased toward higher numbers). So, just to clarify, don't think of C as bad. It's average. I'll point out what's subjective. I'll nitpick a lot of little things, and I'll give credit where credit is due. Anywho, on to the review. Aesthetics: C+ My impression of the TR has always been that it's been a rather simple weapon. I'm a rather hard man to please in this category. The front is a tube barrel construction. I don't care for the looks of turrets because they're rather chunky for the amount of ammo they take up. The stock is a little skeletony. And it seemingly has weird support pieces thrown in random places. But it's not bad. It still looks like a good weapon. The stock has a nice design. It has a relatively clean cut design around the outside. Ultimately, I know most was for the sake of a strong, durable weapon, and I'll be sure to personalize it more.   Ergonomics: D+ This one I gotta be honest on. The handle just doesn't float my boat. My hands are shaped oddly so I've always made weird sorts of handles myself. While the tires are a cool concept, they help keep your grip on the weapon, and I thought they'd be comfortable, their edges tends to stick out and dig into my hands. They also bulk up handle in a way that my hand just doesn't easily fit it. Like, I know my Oodassault's handle is also rather big, but my hand still fit around it naturally with a flat back and indents around around my thumb and point finger web. But this is something I can customize in the future, so it's not the end of the world by any means. I can still use it as is without being in total pain.  The trigger is a bit different. Not uncomfortable, but not the way I like triggers. Something I'll want to change, but I don't want to compromise its strength, so I'm going to keep analyzing it. The stock is a bit compact. This is yet another preference thing, but I'd like it at a slightly longer length. The charging handle isn't too comfortable to use either. With the rear sight integrated into it, it's a bit difficult to get a good grip on, which is important when you have the bands loaded up on it.  And again, this is subjective so I'm sure I can improve it for my preferences and it'll be just fine. I otherwise appreciate what Killerk attempted here. The front grip on the other had is rather comfortable. I don't think I'll need to change that ever. Ease of Use: B Things look up from here. The ratchet mechanism wasn't immediately obvious to me, but with previous K'nexing experience, I figured it out. Still, I wouldn't trust a newbie to be able to pick it up and know how to use that part specifically without direction. So that's part of the reason it's not a higher grade, but again, nitpicking. It's otherwise incredibly useful to be able to wind the band without turning the turret itself. It lets you load ammo and then just twist the ratchet, which isn't too difficult, to make sure it loads after each shot.  When I change the charging handle to be more comfortable, I'll appreciate it much more. Having a charging handle on a weapon loaded up with a lot bands makes it a lot easier to use. The rail guides and the pin guide are all perfectly constructed to make sure it's a smooth, straight pullback.  On that note, back to the stock from an ease of use perspective, because it's a bit shorter than I'd like, I don't feel like I have proper leverage on the charging handle. It's one thing I like about pistols, being able to use both arms to pull apart the gun and the pin to make it easier to draw. For this weapon, it's recommended to shoulder the stock and push back against you, which would be a little easier for me with a longer stock. It probably won't be a problem for others. Overall, I think someone strong enough could pick it up and, with a little direction, figure it out pretty quickly. It's something I could easily teach a friend how to use and then they shouldn't have a problem with it. Reliability: A This is one of the areas where the TR shines. It's only not perfect because of a few possible things you can do to mess it up. Now, to be fair, I haven't fired it enough to have a misfire, but I doubt that'll ever be a problem. The nature of the turret itself means that you shouldn't have any problems. However, I'd worry about little things like bumping the turret in such a way it skips a round. The power transfer pins offer a point of failure for the gun if you're not careful. Removing a round requires you to manually push back in the pin to avoid accidentally firing off an empty chamber, which I can imagine might be bad. I'm also a wee bit skeptical about the trigger setup but it hasn't failed on me. I may want to make a safety mechanism for this weapon, though. Something that wouldn't allow the trigger to move out of the way of the pin at all. Construction: A-  It's pretty dang solid. I did notice (more nitpicking) that the handle connection creaks a little bit. So it's not perfectly solid, but Killerk did a pretty good job at constructing this in such a way there shouldn't be many points of failure. It held up in shipping after all. There are some odd support structures here and there, but then some areas that are either neglected, or he just didn't care about. Honestly, I have no idea what he added because he thought it was necessary, what he added because it looked cool, and what he added just because he could. So there are some things I might change for the sake of consistency and aesthetics, but it's otherwise something I'd trust be able to drop, pickup, and use just fine. I'd only worry about dropping it right on the turret.  Performance: A+ This is the one area you can say is perfect for the TR. Basically, it's designed to maximize power, and finned ammo are designed to be stable, thus increasing range and accuracy. The tube barrel minimizes the snag on the pin from hitting any gaps and gives the gun a solid mounting point for bands. The turret treats each round as a single shot. The length of the charging distance is maximized while still being practical. It's as good as you can do for a pin gun, and it's as accurate as you can make K'nex ammo with minimal modification/using entirely different materials.  Overall Thoughts as a War Weapon:  I'm not going to grade this because there's so much opinion thrown in here, it wouldn't be fair. I can see where this thing would be everyone's weapon of choice. It has an 8 round capacity, which seems limiting, but you can reload whenever you happen to find ammo, so in theory it shouldn't be a problem until you're rushed with low ammo. If fin ammo is allowed, then clearly it's the best you can do for a repeater at the moment. Without it, it's got the most effective range you'll possibly find for a pin gun, though it's just not as easy for me to prime as a pistol. It's a weapon more about picking your shots instead of dishing them out as fast as possible. I'll need to do some raw comparisons with my Oodassault pistol to see which I'd prefer after I see all the differences. For example, what if the range really does make a difference compared to the ease of recharging? I'll just have to make it to a war with both weapons sometime and see which I do better with. Overall Thoughts as a Fun Weapon: Its main novelty is the range and accuracy you get in a repeater. It's satisfying to shoot multiple rounds down range and hit your target with ease. Other than that, it's mostly featureless. It's not something I'd dink around with in the house (mostly out of fret of damaging the walls). It might impress my friends the first time they see it and how far it fires. The ratchet mechanism might also be cool to show. But after that, there isn't much wow factor. Not that you'd need much more. It shoots hard. That's all you'll need to wow someone with plastic and rubber bands. I'm personally the kind of guy that likes having things like realistic charging handles, removable magazines, adjustable stocks, etc. just for novelty's sake, but that's just me. This is a no-nonsense weapon built for performance, and in that regard it does very well. I'll keep mine around and make small modifications to it. I won't deconstruct it for pieces to make other weapons. It'll be nice to have a raw performance weapon around all the time so I can focus on new concepts without think "I wish I had something that fired well, I'm going to rebuild my Oodassault." So it's fun enough to be worth keeping.  Overall, I'd highly recommend making it at least once just to experience it, see what it's all about. If you enjoy performance, taking highly accurate and ranged shots at targets, you'll appreciate it. It's also pretty modular in that if you keep its base construction intact, you can personalize it reasonably well. Better weapons can be built just for the sake of having fun, so it's not something everyone might want to keep permanently, but if you have the pieces, I think a lot of people will like to keep it around, as many already have.

Posted by TheDunkis 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago