It sat on my trashcan for a few days before I got the idea to try and build a grenade/ball launcher. Originally I was thinking that it would be something like an M203 and go on the underside rail of the working Recon, but I couldn't find a good place to mount it... so it stays as a second gun.
I began by cutting off a small section of the original add on barrel, so that it could still click on, I used bond-o around it to keep it together... Then went a 2" diameter PVC to be the barrel of the gun... it’s a little too big for the Nerf ballistic balls but is close, I’ll probably end up making a sabot...
Bond-o went over that to keep it on secure... so even if this doesn’t work, it still looks like an amazing barrel/mock silencer.
Next I removed some unneeded internals of the Recon, like the things to hold the clip
I also have my own version of the spring shoulder stock , I still need to bond-o that PVC in to the stock.
To come: I need to build the sabot, and find create a plunger/hammer that goes from the recons AR to the ball .
And then the distance tests… I’m optimistic that I can get about 20 feet… this thing is going to be a one shot launcher andis probably going to be more intimidation then effective.
I'll try to do video some time soon of the grenade launcher Dry-firing
Edited by jdenn, 10 December 2008 - 03:47 PM.