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June 17, 2012

Nerf Gun Mods – Intro


Nerf guns modification

1)                  Maverick x2

2)                  Nite Finder x2

3)                  Longstrike

4)                  Raider

5)                  Big Bad Bow

My first intention was to get a whole bunch of these guns and modify them into a big bad ass arsenal of weapons. This turned out to be more expensive and time consuming than I anticipated.. As I was looking at the different cosmetic modifications of Nerf guns and the different video game guns that I could emulate, I found that it would be much easier (and cheaper) to get the smaller guns and add to them instead of getting the bigger guns and trying to make something of them.

I still plan on modding the bigger guns but they will be performance-based and the smaller ones will be appearance based.

There’s not a lot of documentation online about the different ways to modify a Nerf gun beyond paint. I didn’t want to actually mold plastic and I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t too heavy to hold because I still wanted to be able to shoot them.

I read on one site that taking plastic objects, cutting them, and them gluing them together is a decent option, so I bought a bunch of cheap plastic cutting boards for that purpose. I also wanted to be able to make smaller shapes that probably would be difficult with plastic, so I am also going to try using clay or paper mache as an option, but they might be too heavy for what I want.

I’ll also be making my own stefans out of foam backing rod and some sort of weight. I want to try and see about adding some sort of dart tip to the end (for scientific purposes of course) but I think those might take a little bit more finesse considering that they will protrude from the end of the dart throwing off the weight. More on that later.

Some of the basic modifications include removing the air resistors, sealing off any cracks that let out air pressure, adding tighter springs, and changing the barrel and chamber to something more airtight like PVC or CPVC. Each gun also might have some sort of different modification that can be done to increase power, and I may or may not try them.



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