Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Project - Elite Longshot Ver 2.0

First Phase of the Elite Longshot Ver 2.0
If you follow the Tactical Tag Facebook Page, this will be old news for you.  For the rest of you, here's the scoop.  Last week I announced that I'd be sending my coveted Elite Longshot to Pocket at Urban Taggers to say "Thank You" for the great stuff he's sent me and for all the great support I've received from across the pond.  However, as the flagship of my Nerf arsenal, things seemed a little bland without it.  As a result, I have put plans in motion to start construction of a second blaster.

The Elite Longshot Ver 2.0 will share many aspects of the original.  It's still based off of a blue early-release Longshot CS-6 and will be firing normal Streamline or Elite darts.  However, enhancements for the Elite Longshot Ver 2.0 are built around accessories built by Xplorer Dart Blaster Developments.  At it's heart is a 14kg Spring that is commonly used in Xplorer's modified Longshots like the Trooper and Fighter versions.  Because it is too difficult to single-hand prime the Longshot with a spring setup like this, I'll be using the Xplorer Shotgun Grip to prime this blaster.

The Paintjob on the 2.0 will be similar to the original, which has made the rounds on the internet.  Obviously I'll have to get a little more creative with the design thanks to the addition of the shotgun pump, but I have a few ideas on how to make this look "legit" and continue the Elite Longshot's tradition of confusing uninformed and misguided YouTube aficionados.  I haven't decided yet if I will include the front gun attachment that I left out on the first one, but either way it should be a fun build!


  1. so you CAN use the xplorer shotgun grip with the front gun attached... this means I have to get front gun!

  2. Can't wait! The original had to be my favorite blaster you've made. One of these days I'll have to send you my LS. :P

  3. If you do include the front gun make the pump on it White. it would be pretty cool looking.

  4. Nice! Can't wait to see how it comes out!

    When's the winner of the monthly contest going to be announced? Also, would you be able to point me in the direction of how to build a homemade lazer tag gun?

  5. This is amazing! I'm so glad that you're going to build a better second version.

    On another note, I really think you should put stuff like this on your blog first, because your blog has been around a lot longer than your Facebook page...

    1. The Facebook page is quicker for me to upload pictures and news on the fly for me. I also don't do full articles on Facebook like I do on my blog. It helps me promote the Facebook page but doesn't change the content on my blog by having the levels of information be significantly different. It's worked well for me the past few months.