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#1 JATDO

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:55 PM

Hi, this is my first ever mod and write up. I love the ranges of my NiteFinder, but it is a bit annoying to try and fit in my pocket, and I think I have the solution. This wasn't made to look clean or pretty, I just took my friends old NF and did an experiment. I'm not sure if anyone has done this before but I haven't seen it before.
Sorry if the pictures get messed up this is my first time posting pictures.

You will need
A Nitefinder
A hacksaw (or what ever you use to cut)
A drill
A file/sandpaper
And a key ring

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Here is the MiniFinder.

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It has a cpvc barrel on. You need a barrel in order to remove the piece around the stock barrel. If you can't get cpvc, or any other piping, open up a crayola marker, or roseart, and get just the shaft and drill/dremle out the insides and glue it on the AR.

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This is similar to what your NiteFinder should look like. (Sorry its different then the one I modded I cut berfore I took pics.) :(

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You can cut here. I did because it gives my had just enough room to fit my index to ring finger on. Yes my hand is small I am only 13. YOu can cut somewhere different to fit your hand.

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Cut along this line. Sorry if its a bit hard to see.

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Finally cut here. I would take the cocking handle piece out for this. I did but you might not need to.

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Now drill a hole at the end. The size can differ depending on how big of a key ring you have.

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Now put a key ring in the hole. Make sure its a strong enough ring especially if you have a strong spring. You might be able to use wire but it must be strong.

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Now sand down near the sides so the key ring can get as far in the gun as possible, to reduce size.

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Here is the gun cocked.

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Here is a size comparison to a full sized Nitefinder.

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And lastly a comparison to a modified Crossfire.

The ranges are the same as any other NiteFinder. But in a smaller package. :)
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

How do you hold it? :) I just cut the ammo holder things off of mine and it fits in my pocket just fine.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

How do you hold it? :) I just cut the ammo holder things off of mine and it fits in my pocket just fine.

My hands are VERY small. I can get my middle and ring finger on the handle, my pinky falls off.
Yea I just wanted to see how small I could make it.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:26 PM

Awww, it's so cute & small~!! :)

(I wonder how long until someone replies "that's what she said"?)
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:42 PM

Awww, it's so cute & small~!! :)

(I wonder how long until someone replies "that's what she said"?)


That's what she said.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:59 PM

COOL gun. Also cool 20 Gauge shells in the background.
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#7 JATDO

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

COOL gun. Also cool 20 Gauge shells in the background.

Why thank you...I also have 12 gauge and some other small shotgun shells, .50 cal, 9mm, .22 shells, and other ammo :P
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:18 PM

Dude... If i really squeeze my hand tight my pinkie can fit into that third little groove (on right below the trigger and then two underneath that) on the handle... I can't even freaking imagine how small your hands are.

But anyways, this is really just normal mod apart from curring down the handle and adding a keyring (which i don't really understand... tha'd only take off like maybe an inch or space and the arm still stick out of your pocket anyways, wouldnt it?). Good job anyways.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

Dude... If i really squeeze my hand tight my pinkie can fit into that third little groove (on right below the trigger and then two underneath that) on the handle... I can't even freaking imagine how small your hands are.

But anyways, this is really just normal mod apart from curring down the handle and adding a keyring (which i don't really understand... tha'd only take off like maybe an inch or space and the arm still stick out of your pocket anyways, wouldnt it?). Good job anyways.

It is only about an inch or so but its wide and get caught on stuff very easy. I was planning to put a wire and hopefully have the whole handle shaft be inside but I changed my mind midway through. I might try that but i thought my wire was to weak.
I'm telling you I'm only 13 and a small 13 year old...I'm like 5 foot :P
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

I'm not saying you're like a freak with small hands or anything... im just saying that you've got pretty darn small hands and it's weird for me for hands to be that small. I guess I'm just not used to it.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:48 PM

I'm not saying you're like a freak with small hands or anything... im just saying that you've got pretty darn small hands and it's weird for me for hands to be that small. I guess I'm just not used to it.

Its ok lol.
That's why I said you can cut it to the length of your hand.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

I hate comfortable guns too. Fuck handles.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

I hate comfortable guns too. Fuck handles.

That's what I had in mind :P
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:23 PM

Very tiny.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:51 PM

You just made a Eliminator grip for a Nightfinder. Nice job.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

I actually have a key ring setup like that on my NF/PPK. It really cuts down on snagging when drawn from under a jacket/over shirt.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:12 PM

I actually have a key ring setup like that on my NF/PPK. It really cuts down on snagging when drawn from under a jacket/over shirt.

That's what I was thinking
Have you ever tried a internal wire?
I might do that next.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:20 PM

I hope to see it at the battle of New York III.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:20 PM

You should do a writeup on your crossfire, i really like it.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:36 PM

You should do a writeup on your crossfire, i really like it.

I can try..I actually am making one for a friend...perfect opportunity.
It's really simple and actually not my idea. But I haven't seen anything like it up so...

I'll try Eli
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:31 AM

If it's all about making it as small as possible you could do a few more things.

Saw off that tactical rail, and round the end of the trigger guard. You could likely pad the bottom of that handle to make it more comfortable.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:12 AM

You should do a writeup on your crossfire, i really like it.

I can try..I actually am making one for a friend...perfect opportunity.
It's really simple and actually not my idea. But I haven't seen anything like it up so...

I'll try Eli


I originally made a minimized Crossfire for my friend, who happens to be JATDO's friend. HERE is the video I made for it. If you would really like it, either I or JADTO could create a writeup.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:58 AM

I like it! It's small but it doesn't sacrifice any range making it a very nice subcompact.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:31 AM

You've succeeded in making a nerf gun less comfortable. <golf clap>
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#25 JATDO

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:16 PM

You should do a writeup on your crossfire, i really like it.

I can try..I actually am making one for a friend...perfect opportunity.
It's really simple and actually not my idea. But I haven't seen anything like it up so...

I'll try Eli


I originally made a minimized Crossfire for my friend, who happens to be JATDO's friend. HERE is the video I made for it. If you would really like it, either I or JADTO could create a writeup.

Yea but yours had the piping cocker...I love the new mav slider we made.
But mine use a wire and key ring and its a ton smaller.
I made a cool duct tape hoslster for it.

I like the name subcompact for it :P
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