Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nerf Project: Alpha Trooper Pistol

So I've been thinking about the concept for this for awhile, and with my functional Alpha Trooper in the hands of a friend while I "fix" his, I can't help but wonder if I should just let him keep mine and mess around with this one. Long story short, I did.

Turns out there aren't any Alpha Trooper pistol mods, or at least any that I've seen, so this is uncharted territory... and even in the concept phase of this project I realized why. The internals for the AT extend further into the actual barrel, making a simple pistol mode like that we see in the Raider much more complicated and risky. In the picture, you can see the cut-down Alpha Trooper shell for the size I want to use with this, but the essential parts needed for the Clip System breech are still extending out further. On top of finding a different way to prime this (likely a pull-back prime or Bolt-action), the challenge will be minimizing the internals without causing problems for the clip system.

 If all else fails, I wind up with a great candidate for a Laser Tag recasing, but that's Plan B for this fella. The concept behind the Alpha Trooper pistol is too cool to pass up just yet! Stay tuned for more updates as I problem-solve my way through this project!

7 comments:

  1. I love the concept. I really hope this works out. It's going to be awesome.

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  2. good concept but whats wrong with the recon?

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  3. Trying to turn the Alpha Trooper into a Recon? Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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    1. The Nerf CommenTATEROctober 11, 2017 at 7:52 AM

      A Slam-fire Recon I suppose

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  4. Was talking on your new Chatroll and I suggested that you connect a rod(like on a Nitefinder or Tornado bow even) to the bolt sled piece. This way when pulled it will engage the catch without messing with the reverse plunger. You'd have to push it back into place though to load a dart and prevent it from breaking itself.
    C-dog (8-D

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