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#1 Unit ZER0

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:58 AM

Here is yet another bizzare, yet useful accessory for your blaster: the Flip-up "Grenade" sight. You basically take a Nerf Recon's flip up sight, remove the orange piece, and then drill holes at specific hash marks on either side, using a 1/16 inch drill bit (Do it by hand, the hash marks are aligned, so if your holes are aligned, the crossbars will be too) Drill your holes so that the open space is divided into three spaces, then enlarge your holes with a 5/64 drill bit (Again, by hand) The crossbars are made of the stripped jacketing from 20-gauge wire. (If you make them too long, it's OK, just Krazy-Glue them in place, then trim the excess) After the glue dries, then use a length of electrical tape 1/2 an inch long, and place it so that it "sandwiches" the new crossbar. Cut your noches, and you're done.

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For best results, attach it to an "Alpha Trooper" or a "Furyfire" As seen below.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:49 AM

Neat idea. Obviously, sights are mostly useless for nerf blasters - we're firing foam, after all. No launching ammo for hundreds of yards on target. With that in mind, aiming is more akin to a grenade launcher than anything else, and this hits the spot.

I could see this being used in your more high-powered blasters, or for things with shotgunned ammo and missiles. I think I might actually do this for my Defend-the-Core optimized Master Blaster project over break.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:47 AM

I hate to burst your bubble, but it's already been done. http://nerfhaven.com...hl=Ladder Sight

This is a much easier way to do it, but his had more options on his ladder.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:29 PM

I hate to burst your bubble, but it's already been done. http://nerfhaven.com...hl=Ladder Sight

This is a much easier way to do it, but his had more options on his ladder.


I took a look at that one, and it's really nice, but this one is, as you mentioned, much simpler. I may do some testing, and write the approximate distances on the notches, just like the real thing. Google "Grenade Sight" and a couple of the images are pretty close to the way this looks. I used them as inspiration.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:58 PM

This would be infinitely more useful on a mav-titan scatter gun or something else of the sort than any single-shot blaster.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:58 PM

This would be infinitely more useful on a mav-titan scatter gun or something else of the sort than any single-shot blaster.

No, it would actually be worse. Thats putting a sight on a shotgun...
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:15 PM

This would be infinitely more useful on a mav-titan scatter gun or something else of the sort than any single-shot blaster.

No, it would actually be worse. Thats putting a sight on a shotgun...

No, that's like putting a sight on a grenade launcher. If you're looking for dispersion and high trajectory arcs, the closest would be a scatter gun.

Or you can continue to live your small deluded world.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:10 PM

This would be infinitely more useful on a mav-titan scatter gun or something else of the sort than any single-shot blaster.

No, it would actually be worse. Thats putting a sight on a shotgun...

No, that's like putting a sight on a grenade launcher. If you're looking for dispersion and high trajectory arcs, the closest would be a scatter gun.

Or you can continue to live your small deluded world.

I just don't get how a distance sight would be particularily helpful for a gun that disperses over distance. It wouldn't be completely useless, but it seems like a scatter gun is meant more so for close distances. Also, the sight no matter what gun it is on is not gonna be particularly helpful. The comparison I posted was a bad one, I'll admit it.
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:21 PM

This would be infinitely more useful on a mav-titan scatter gun or something else of the sort than any single-shot blaster.

No, it would actually be worse. Thats putting a sight on a shotgun...

No, that's like putting a sight on a grenade launcher. If you're looking for dispersion and high trajectory arcs, the closest would be a scatter gun.

Or you can continue to live your small deluded world.

I just don't get how a distance sight would be particularily helpful for a gun that disperses over distance. It wouldn't be completely useless, but it seems like a scatter gun is meant more so for close distances. Also, the sight no matter what gun it is on is not gonna be particularly helpful. The comparison I posted was a bad one, I'll admit it.


The idea is that a real grenade launcher serves the purpose of a wide-dispersion weapon, like a scattergun. The real lethal radius of a grenade is much larger than videogames would lead someone to believe. A scattergun like a mav-titan would be the closest nerf approximation of that. You'd have to jam a ton of darts in there though.

Edited by zaphodB, 13 December 2010 - 07:22 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:15 PM

Yeah, this doesn't warrant a write up.
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