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So, The Atom Blaster...

12 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

You all know, the little single shot ball gun that's been in (at least) Target, for quite a while now?
If you don't, then it's this: http://www.hasbro.co...roduct_id=18745
They're actually surprisingly enjoyable (if underpowered) and, for once, my cat actually likes a nerf gun.

Has anyone done anything to theirs yet? I'm opening mine as I type. Anything to be aware of? The mechanism mystifies me.

Suggestions Thread?

14 August 2006 - 03:59 PM

So I've been reading these boards for a while and I haven't really noticed a suggestions area, which I think is a shame. Maybe to avoid lots of stupid or nonsensical suggestions it could be moderated pretty heavily. I've noticed that there's a huge "just do it yourself" attitude around these parts, and while that isn't bad, I do think that a bit more collaboration could be really good. The thread could be centered around actually do-able modifications that the poster is maybe just short of the skill required to do.

I'll kick things off, and maybe this thing will work.
I have two things in mind. Firstly, the crossfire seems pretty invaluable as it has the rail connection and a pretty decent output. This means it could serve pretty well as a bolted-on backup shot, but the handle is something of a hassle, especially since most rails on nerf guns are on top. This means you have a hell of a lot of gun sticking up into your line of sight, and aiming is a challenge. Would taking off the handle and relocating the firing mechanism be possible? The trigger could possibly be cut drastically down and made into some sort of slider.

Secondly, I'm a fan of internal, permanent magazines (look at real bolt acion rifles for an idea of what I'm talking about. Effectively, the breech opens and you jam darts in through it to a non-removable magazine). The advantage that this has would be a much more streamlined shape (and it would fit with the long-rifle theme a lot of us want from our longshots) if the bottom of the magazine was cut away. The only problems I can think of would be that the opened breech has waaay too much crap in the way to acually jam darts in through that. Thoughts?