Now for the real 'meat' of the post. About a year ago I was waiting in the checkout lane of a Target and saw this little, 3$ gun, just waiting to be taken home. Upon opening I immediately took some test fires and got ~20ft with streamlines . I was not happy with the effort Nerf put into this gun, even for a 3$ sidearm. After becoming increasingly frustrated with the poor firing power of the gun, I tore it apart and discovered a large hole up front in the barrel. I promptly covered it in duck tape, cutout the plastic dart-guide-thingy, and put it back together. I now get ~25ft with streamlines, and ~30ft with suction-cup darts (Not sure why they fire better).
Tools needed: Philips screwdriver for opening it Duh, tape or you favorite epoxy for filling the barrel hole, a hammer and straight bald screwdriver for bashing out the anti-homemade dart stick, and maybe scissors.
First, open it up. This was surprisingly difficult due to the holes being too small for my screwdriver. A little plastic shredded, no big deal.
Now, pull the barrel and pump mechanism out of the housing.
See that hole in the bottom of the barrel? (The gun is upside down so I could get a better view) A considerable amount of air escapes out through there.
Patch it, patch it real good. I used tape because I'm impatient, but if you wish to use an epoxy it would probably be more durable.
This guy, right here. We all know what to do about him.
Get your straight blade in there on one of the four plastic supports, and punish it for being the annoying little piece of plastic it is. So, basically bash it with a hammer.
It should poop out the front.
Oh yeah, and you might wanna cut off the extra tape coming out off the barrel. (If any)
Screw it back together and you're golden.
- Streamlines: ~20ft before and ~25ft after
- Suction cups: ~25ft before and ~30ft after
- Velcros: ~22ft before and ~ 26ft after
- EDIT: Stefans: ~30ft before, with a good, lightweight stefan and ~37ft after, with same stefan
Edited by BlueBomber, 10 December 2012 - 05:08 PM.