DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Six; Review of The Racker Rifle Answered
It's been a while since I've made a forum topic, but here it is: an overview of what I've been doing lately.
First order of business, I've built a pistol with a sliding trigger. It works very well: the sliding trigger has never failed, and it gets pretty good ranges for a single shot. The only problem: I am using terrible bands, which I'm sure is limiting the power, unfortunately.
Some of its features:
It has a bullet lock.
It gets great ranges.
It has a sliding trigger.
It has a comfortable handle.
It isn't a turret pistol :P
For the second order of business, I have built TheRacker's Racker Rifle with the new trigger shown here. I modified it a little, but a lot of things remain unchanged. I have decided to review it.
I. Design Elements
Trigger: 10/10: The best element of the gun. It functions flawlessly and was my main reason for building it in the first place.
Barrel: 8/10: The main part of the barrel was fine, but the place where the turret was supposed to catch on was a bit iffy, as the y-rod that it was supposed to catch on could fall off easily and turn a little bit.
Stock: 7/10: It was a bit flimsy, but it was aesthetically pleasing in terms of piece usage.
Pin guide: 3/10: Here's the worst part about it. I know I don't have the original pin guide in the picture, but there's a good reason for that: after one #64 size rubber band, the pin guide simply would not work. It bent and moved and wasn't secured to the barrel in any way, causing quite a problem. I took it off and modified the barrel, but when the picture was taken, I was experimenting with an alternate pin guide.
Handle: 8/10 The original handle was a bit simplistic, but seems, from appearance, to be very comfortable. I modified mine quite a bit.
Turret: 0/0: As it isn't TheRacker's design, and it is the basis for all turret guns, it's pointless to rate it.
II. Functional Elements:
Aesthetics: 10/10: It is a very aesthetically pleasing rifle, and there's not much more you can ask for.
Innovation: 9/10: The trigger is new and that's much more innovative than a lot of other guns that have been posted.
Piece Consumption: 10/10: TheRacker Rifle was built with piece consumption in mind. It is definitely worth a build if you don't have a lot of pieces, but you want a nice rifle.
Power: 9/10: For a pin rifle, it was quite powerful. It can always be better, though.
Durability: 7/10: Everything is very sturdy, except for the stock. If dropped on the ground, not many things would break.
Overall rating: 81/100 = (Approximately) **** / ***** (Four out of five stars.)