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Amazon.com BOGO 40% Off Sale on Select Nerf Guns

19 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

Hey Everyone,


Just wanted to let you all know that Amazon.com is currently running a BOGO 40% Off sale on certain Nerf blasters, although Amazon does not provide a list of all the blasters that are covered by this sale. Therefore, you will have to look for the words "Buy 1, Get 1 40% off Nerf toys" on the product page of a particular blaster in order to know whether or not it qualifies. Blasters that I've found that qualify for this deal are the Apollo, Artemis, Alphahawk and FalconFire (seems likely that all blasters in the Rival and AccuStrike line qualify, but you'll have to test that out for yourselves). Amazon does not specify how long this sale will be available.



Air-powered Nerf Gun Maintenance

19 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

Throughout the many years I have been collecting and modifying nerf guns, I have used a lot of air-powered guns, and a lot of those guns have been my favorites, such as the SMk5 and Secret Shot 2. However, about half of my air-powered guns have died due to over use and it is always the air tank that fails, specifically the air tank leaks. Because of the inevitable leaks, I tend to stay away from air-powered guns and stick with spring ones, which are very reliable.

However, I would like to have more confidence in air-powered guns because I have a few that I really like to use. And this leads me to my main question: Is there an easy way (or any way) to make the air tank of a nerf gun last a considerable time? I was thinking about spraying the part of the air tank that releases the air with silicon spray (I think I heard this somewhere before), but I'm not sure if this will do anything. Do you guys have any useful tips for prolonging the life of an air tank?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Another concern I have is the air bladders in my Powerclips. I know they perform the same function as the standard, hard-plastic air tanks in other nerf guns, but the material it is made out of looks like it will eventually rot and/or tear. Any advice on how to take care of air bladders?

Lnl Question

06 July 2006 - 04:43 PM

I recently received my LnL in the mail and I went straight to modding the sucker. However, in all the mods I have seen on the gun, including the one on the site, none tell me to remove the second air restrictor that is infront of the plunger head:
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I feel like a noob asking this question, but I don't want to screw up my gun. It seems like it should be fine if I cut it off but I still want some input before I hack away. Thanks.

EDIT: After closer reading on Cxwq's mod, I figured out that it was removed. My folly, sorry guys.

Ris Cosmetics

24 November 2005 - 12:54 PM

I've had an idea of making one of my nerf guns a RIS system or at least a cosmetic RIS. My dad always sees me modding my guns and suggested that I use a ribbed plastic sheath to cover my barrel, just for looks and a cool texture. Also, I realized I could use it to make RIS design on the side of my gun. So I finally got around to it and got some of the sheath at my local ACE. The plastic sheath is primarily used to hold electrical wiring inside. Just ask a employee for something along those lines and they should know what you are talking about. Anyway, here is my BBB with some of the sheath pieces glued on the side to create a RIS system look.

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I used 3/4 inch sheath to cover my barrel and detail the side of the gun. For the barrel, the sheath was not big enough to cover the whole circumfrence. For the part thats supposed to be a RIS system, I had to cut the tubing in half and quarter slivers. I love the look and feel of this gun now, it really does give it a more realistic look. I hope you guys think about trying this out yourselves.

New Version Bbb Mod

08 October 2005 - 11:37 AM

I just recently received my Big Bad Bow from amazon.com and am very pleased. I have heard many different sides to the BBB, either being very good in range or very poor (Ompa's BBB's being the prime source of that information). This being my first BBB, I was very hopeful that it would give me some decent ranges in exchange for a nice price tag of $20 + shipping. So I am telling you right now, I did not get extraordinary ranges, but I did not get very poor ones either. I am very pleased with the BBB after a simple barrel mod has been done. And this is what I did:

First, take that nice piece of plastic out of the box and take in her beauty. Next, remove the ten screws at the front of the gun to access the barrel assembly. This is what the front end of the gun will look like without it's shell:
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If you are not an idiot like I am, you won't hesitate saving the two orange nubby poles with their springs on the side of the gun. This is what actually keeps the gun cocked, something I did not know and almost threw away vital pieces.

Next, remove the barrel at the front, simply by pulling it apart from the rest of the plunger. Inside, you find these goodies:
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That pesky air restrictor lies inside the barrel of the gun to greatly decrease range. Take the pole, spring, and circular restrictor out and throw them away. **Note that I do not have the small piece of the air restrictor that was at the very tip of the barrel. Before I even opened the gun, I sawed off about an inch off the barrel, hoping that I would not need to open the gun. If you choose to open the gun and get all of the air restricting material out, you will still need to either dremel or cut off the very tip of the barrel. There are four grooves at the tip that will not allow another barrel to fit inside.

After all the air restricting material has been removed and the tip of the barrel has been cut, you now have many differet options. You can wrap tape around 9/16 brass and wedge it down the barrel, add a 1/2 inch pvc coupler to accept a plethora of different barrels, add a crayola, or other various methods. Because I did not have any strong glue to bond a pvc coupler, I took another route. I took a piece of SCH 80 and wedged a 1 1/2 inch piece of 9/16 brass partially in the SCH and the rest sticking out to adapt to the original BBB barrel. I realize how short I left the original barrel and probably should of left more, but I can't go back now.

I initially used a very unique barrel setup, with the SCH 80 and brass and all. Disregard this barrel setup. Use about 8 inches of 9/16 brass or other barrel material that fits your darts.

With all the above stated and a white paintjob done, this is what I got:
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Night shot:
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I used Krylon Fusion paint for the first time on a gun, and am very pleased with the results. Being a beginner at painting, there are some rough spots and purple showing where the gun slides back, but I still love its appearance.

Now for some ranges. To get things straight, I will show you what I consider a level shot, and an angled shot.

Level shot:
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Angled shot:
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Now, back to the ranges (All the following was tested with 12 inches of 9/16 brass). With Dylan's leveled shotŪ, I am able to achieve an average of 90.83'. With Dylan's angled shotŪ, I am able to get an average of 92.40. All shots were tested with a 1 1/2 inch tight-fitting stefan dart. All measurements were based off of the heel-to-toe method. My shoes are 11.5 inches long. I measure by taking the number of steps multiplied by 11.5, then dividing my answer by twelve. For future reference, this is how I measure all of my ranges.

In conclusion, I love the BBB. I have always dreamed of getting one, and I highly recommend purchasing it. If there are any questions, feel free to post.

EDIT: Meh, grammar.