A couple people requested a writeup, so here goes. Expect brevity and minimal step-by-steps. I took these pictures post-creation.
The Glo-Laser is a “sound & light” toy that BuzzBee distributed. It appears that it is now rebranded as the True Heroes Light-Runner ($25 at Toys R Us). I thought it was an awesome-looking (and great-feeling) shell so I wanted to do something with it. At first I tried making a homemade springer to fit within it, but I had neither the time or motivation to get that done right. When I noticed the Cobra Products Drain-Blaster ($25 at Lowes) I thought the two might fit well together…and they do!
Essentially what you end up with is a comfortable rifle-style blaster that offers one big punch of a shot (it actually has a bit of recoil if you pump beyond 10). The downside is the rate of fire – you have to muzzle load each shot individually & then pump it up.
This blaster may be too powerful for kids, it will likely take an eye out if used irresponsibly. I assume no responsibility for your foolishness ;D.
To start off, I sawed apart the Glo-laser in some key areas:
Next, I attached CPVC to the drain-blaster w/ epoxy. I used a longshot(?) faux barrel to cover the CPVC.
I then fashioned a wire (clothes-hanger) to go from the Glo-laser trigger to the drain-blaster trigger, so that you can pull the Glo-laser trigger to fire the blaster.
I used electrical tape to connect the drain-blaster to the Glo-laser shell. It also served to hide the trigger system. I then re-attached the rifle stock to the end with more tape.
And for lack of a better name, I will dub this the Cobra Laser.
I took 4 shots at 155 feet with a level barrel & 20 pumps. 3 out of 4 shots hit my buddy Kevin at 155 feet. The 1 out of 4 bounced in front of Kevin and hit him in chest - this is because I lost some air pressure due to the fact that I pulled the trigger too slowly (it's a bitch to pull that trigger with so much pressure behind it).
If you watch these videos in HD you can just make out the dart coming toward the camera.
All in all, effective range is at least 155 feet. Too powerful ! ! !
Edited by smeagolsaur, 12 February 2010 - 09:47 AM.