Let’s take a short ride down memory lane. You were a child. Perhaps in primary school. On a Saturday morning, your Aunt drops off your cousin. You have a case of Coca-Cola and a freezer full of frozen pizzas. Your cousin brought three of his finest Nerf crossbows, and you’ve pulled yours out of the closet as well. You and your cousin will alternate between all-out Nerf wars and quiet Nerf wars for the entire Saturday. You and your cousin will alternate between all-out Nerf wars and all-out pizza and Coke binges for the whole Saturday. You don’t realize it yet, because this is about the best it gets. 

So, as a successful adult, why would you think about restoring your Nerf collection? There are two explanations for this. One of them is nostalgia. Nailing someone with a well-placed Nerf dart never gets rusty, no matter how old you are. In no time, you’ll be behaving like a child again. This is the same kind of nostalgia you’d get from solving a puzzle, putting together a Lego set, or playing a board game.

Two, it is nice, safe, affordable, and risk-free entertainment. The bulk of Nerf’s product line costs less than $50, and there are no recurring consumable costs. You can re-use your Nerf blaster and foam bullets as much as you like once you have them. Or better yet, you can build your very own Nerf crossbow at an even cheaper cost. In this article, you will learn how to do so.

Why You Should Stick to Nerf and Not Other Adult Sports

Beginners can be quickly turned off from the world of Nerf gun modding by seeing a complex modification “write-up.” Many modification definitions may be perplexing at first. Modding a Nerf gun, on the other hand, isn’t difficult; all it takes is a simple understanding of how a Nerf gun operates and how a mod should be carried out. Modifying Nerf weapons is easy once you have this experience. So the question remains, how to make a nerf crossbow?

This will be the first subject I discuss because it is probably the most popular reaction to hearing about teenagers and adults shooting each other with modified Nerf weapons. “Aren’t you guys a bit too old for Nerf guns?” most people say when they hear about Nerfing. or “Shouldn’t you be playing paintball or airsoft?” 

Nerf, on the other hand, is a totally different game than Airsoft or Paintball, in my opinion. Nerfing is significantly less expensive than Airsoft or Paintball. While Paintball and Airsoft have a wide range of firearms, Nerf has a different kind of variety: the ability to modify weapons thanks to the modification aspect of the game.

One Nerf gun, for example, could be changed to fire one dart extremely far or seven darts for a buckshot effect. It’s even possible to combine multiple weapons. When you reload your primary weapon, for example, a secondary weapon can be integrated into it as a backup shot.

The DIY Crossbow

As you can see, it has some rolled-up paper still, and the rolled-up paper which is on the arms (the orange part)  is doubled up to provide a more rigid structure that lasts longer. As for the launcher, it has a rubber band which is an elastic band though it is more of fabric rather than rubber. It is much stronger than purely rubber bands chained together or a singular rubber band of similar size.

I was also having issues with the rubber band snapping and this elastic band does not do that. I have also actually got nails going through the paper and through the band to make sure it does not come out or loosen up and the rest is all duct-taped together. We also got some nails here, hot glued in so that even though they slide a little bit, they still do their job which is to stop the band from coming all the way forward then hooking onto the front there which was very very annoying. 

The clothespin at the back near the handle has got a little orange tape at the contact point and functions to hold darts, but I have hot glued a handle (which was not on the original blueprint) on here. It is a handle from a Nerf Disruptor that I gutted for parts as it was in my scrap bin. It’s got some cracks in it and so you may also reuse any scrap Nerf blasters to do the same. Another thing that I did is the paper at the nozzle. I have found that if you do it the right way, you can make it into dart storage so you can hold 2 extra darts. I also added duct tape inside the tubes to make sure it held the darts properly but other than that, it works fine.

The main thing I love most about this is that it can fire a wide variety of Nerf ammunition without requiring to swap out an adapter, or something. Some of the rounds you can shoot are of course the normal darts, but you can also shoot Nerf Mega darts out of it, modded half darts (dart which the stem part has been cut in half),  and even the darts with big heads which normally have issues fitting into DIY guns, you can do that and put rounds like the Nerf Whistler rounds which is my personal favorite.

Now I am sure you are wondering how well it shoots? It actually shoots rather well. When you use a normal dart or a whistler, it would get around 35 to 50 feet of range depending on how much wind there is or how good of a release it is. The Mega darts only get about 30 feet but I would say that is still respectable. 

Now one type of ammo it will not fire is the Ultra darts also known as High-Impact Rounds as it has something to do with the weighting on that ammo, they do not release properly although it might be because of the round shape and the aerodynamics of the ball that slip when the elastic band is releasing its energy.

All in all, this crossbow is definitely recommended as it only takes some creativity and ingenuity which turns into limitless fun. You may also try to build your own Nerf blaster/crossbow from this link https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Nerf-Gun-out-of-Household-Items

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