This has been a project in the making for a long time, several months. After I saw some of the other Titan/Maverick integrations/modifications, I decided I needed one. I wanted it to be an integration, like the Stormbringer. But I also wanted it to be detachable. Searching the Web, I found pictures of the M203 grenade launcher, and then it hit me...
To make a detachable grenade launcher that can be used both on its own, and under the barrel of a rifle, mainly the Recon. I know the Recon is looked down upon here at Nerfhaven, but I like them, and that's all that matters. These are the rough plans.
What I used:
1 Maverick shell, cut up beyond repair
3/4" PVC pipe and various caps
2" PVC (for the barrel shroud)
Various PVC couplers
Massive amounts of Epoxy Putty
Originally I was going to use the green ballistic balls as ammo, but I couldn't get that idea to work. So I went with miniature Titan rockets, commonly referred to as "Mongo" darts here at NerfHaven.
The Complete Weapon:
I call it "Vera"...
A closer view...
The barrel shroud is merely cosmetic. It's not pretty, I know, but it doesn't have to be in my opinion. I still plan on painting it, when I have time and money to do so.
Here's the attachment point...
As I said, not pretty. I decided to go with two tactical rail attachments, and I'm glad I did. Using two made the launcher much more stable, it doesn't wobble at all. In order the keep the launcher on, I drilled a small hole in the tactical rail itself and used a small section of a metal coat hanger as a pin to keep it on the rail. That way it won't slide off the front.
Down the barrel...
The outer barrel is cosmetic as I said, but the inner barrel acts like a Titan barrel. The mongo darts go in there like so:
They stick out a little, but that makes it easier to load. For the mongos, I used 1 1/2" foam pipe insulation. I cut some ballistic balls in half and used them as the tip, put some ball bearings in the center for weight, then hot glued and electrical taped everything together. They work fairly well for being the first darts I've ever homemade.
The barrel is also detachable, and later I hope to make a shotgun attachment, like the stormbringer shotgun attachment. Again: I KNOW IT'S NOT PRETTY. I haven't had the time, money, or knowhow to paint it yet. So, as always, enjoy...
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