Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Custom NERF Rifle

  • Published on Feb 2, 2017
  • This past holiday, Adam took part in Imgur's secret santa gift exchange, surprising a fan with a custom modded and painted Nerf rifle! For today's One Day Build, Adam shows how he took the Nerf toy apart and put it back together with his functional and aesthetic improvements.
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  • Jp Gorilla
    Jp Gorilla 4 hours ago


  • Elijah Opp
    Elijah Opp 5 hours ago

    I WANT 1 plz send me 1

  • Towanger Wolf
    Towanger Wolf 10 hours ago

    A PERFECT Cosplay weapon

  • Kip Jansson
    Kip Jansson 13 hours ago

    Watching a grown man paint a nerf gun is the highlight of my day. Just say’n.

  • Bryson Gobel
    Bryson Gobel 14 hours ago

    Anyone else flinch when he fires the gun at the camera?

  • Jayce Allen
    Jayce Allen 14 hours ago

    That looks CLEAN

  • G0onsoツ
    G0onsoツ 15 hours ago

    this this this this

  • fredmdbud
    fredmdbud Day ago

    Wouldn't get tired so quickly if he used a sling ...

  • Nathaniel Stefanon

    I wish that was like my granpa or something (you know like; hey whats granpa up to?)

  • Paolo Baffi
    Paolo Baffi Day ago

    😍 Che spettacolo. Complimenti vorrei avere la tua pazienza.

  • Easton Crawford
    Easton Crawford Day ago

    Did that dude at the end actually say “didn’t think much of it” wtf

  • []HĒŁŁ [] KNĪGHT []

    1:38 if you turn off the sound look at his arm going *_HAM_* down there...

  • Kyraptor 456
    Kyraptor 456 Day ago

    This looks like it belongs in Borderlands

  • Vincent Williams04

    That looks like a legendary weapon from borderlands

  • Devin Cordner
    Devin Cordner Day ago

    I one of those bad i like to shoot from distances

  • Sincalpunk 26
    Sincalpunk 26 2 days ago

    The nerf gun is amazing I want one like that and it’s amazing how happy and creative he gets with it

  • THE RAINBOW ORE Jolliffe

    your so smart :D

  • JL Earl Torejas
    JL Earl Torejas 2 days ago +1

    Use that in Nerf Wars. They'll back off if they think of it as a real gun from their own puny eyes.

  • Elijah [Last Name]
    Elijah [Last Name] 2 days ago

    I love how childish he is. Finding joy in shooting a toy gun. He's so entertaining to watch

  • cayden weible
    cayden weible 2 days ago

    I wanna see adam modify the rhino. He would take it from a 100 and kick it up by 500.

  • Roy Breshears
    Roy Breshears 3 days ago

    Put a bigger spring in a Bug salt gun.

  • Lauren Matthews
    Lauren Matthews 3 days ago

    "I know it SEEMS like I'm spending a lot of time masking, and-- frankly, it's because I AM."

  • AJ Knernschield
    AJ Knernschield 3 days ago

    For future painting on plastic parts, it's most important first step is to clean all parts VERY well with a mold plastic cleaner/degreaser or at least soap and water. Doesn't matter how well you sand a plastic part, the pores will retain the mold release material that will eventually make the paint bubble and fail. I know for this demonstration you don't care, but for the people who are watching this to achieve a long lasting product, don't skip this step.

  • Joshua Post
    Joshua Post 4 days ago

    i want a coustom nerfgun!!

  • Don Alejandro Pedrigal

    Modiffi a nerf pirstol

  • Mitchell Whittaker
    Mitchell Whittaker 4 days ago

    I would let Adam savage do anything to me

  • marchie rits
    marchie rits 5 days ago

    Nobody will like my comment

  • David Delarue
    David Delarue 5 days ago

    20:43-20:50 hes so happy its really awesome

  • Muhammad Tammam
    Muhammad Tammam 5 days ago

  • Mauricio Crespo
    Mauricio Crespo 5 days ago

    He Buffed the NERF...

  • M I L O #
    M I L O # 5 days ago

    These videos are kinda therapeutic

  • M I L O #
    M I L O # 5 days ago

    These videos are kinda therapeutic

  • Sokol
    Sokol 5 days ago

    He is like Bob Ross of crafts

  • Instant Noodles
    Instant Noodles 6 days ago

    Does anybody know I can get the barrel and the scope for this scope

  • Oliver Tilford
    Oliver Tilford 6 days ago

    You probably won’t read this but I found that you shouldn’t paint the part of the magazine that gose into the gun it can hinder how well it enters nexst time might whana put a plastic bag or even tape around the top so you don’t paint it

  • Tobias Hui
    Tobias Hui 6 days ago

    Looks a Hyperion from Borderlands 2.

  • David S. Salet
    David S. Salet 6 days ago

    This could be an ASMR video.

  • Juan Carrillo
    Juan Carrillo 6 days ago

    20:17 reminds me of Harrison Wells from The Flash

  • joao gabriel
    joao gabriel 7 days ago

    muda ..a potência dela..BRAZIL

  • CABLE 715
    CABLE 715 7 days ago

    Shoot some balloons so we can see something and not just hear it

  • CABLE 715
    CABLE 715 7 days ago

    I have a great aging and weathering job for you, leave it outside for 4 years in the rain and snow and wind on a dirt mound, time consuming but not much work needed.

  • Kevin McKinley-Czup
    Kevin McKinley-Czup 7 days ago

    Straight up doing something like this as a Christmas gift for my brother now. Thank you! Also I'm hooked. The orange tip thing was my first thought, too. I'm glad you ended up including that in the end of your video

  • Classy Weeb
    Classy Weeb 7 days ago +19 basically what i learned is that i can ship real guns and make them look like toys with just some orange tape?

    • ꧁༺M༻꧂
      ꧁༺M༻꧂ 3 days ago +2

      yeh boy, thats right.
      its nasty but its our way.. right?
      btw, im ernesto khoolio sanchos khesus alehanro machite.
      nice to meat u boy.
      you can shake my goddamm hand now, i just wash it very well after solvin that goddamm bloody issue..

    • Gears132
      Gears132 6 days ago +3

      Classy Weeb Maybe if real guns weighed as much as plastic guns lol

  • Notsure
    Notsure 7 days ago

    *sees rust on a kit bashed toy*
    Adam: thats the kinda stuff that really butters my eggroll

  • Meg Jenkins
    Meg Jenkins 8 days ago

    i wish you could make me one lol im so jelous.

  • RealTripz Ehhh
    RealTripz Ehhh 8 days ago

    how about we call that nerf gun "nEArf"

  • Mog Sea Tiger
    Mog Sea Tiger 8 days ago

    Your clock on the wall has stopped, which makes the time lapses extra disorienting, like you're just moving at some kind of super speed for this one minute.

  • Dan and Danny TDR
    Dan and Danny TDR 8 days ago

    Make a retaliated gun modification

  • シアがる
    シアがる 8 days ago


  • D K
    D K 8 days ago +1

    It looks evil. Ban it!

  • earl ojacastro
    earl ojacastro 8 days ago

    like me please

  • Dayton B
    Dayton B 8 days ago

    That gun fires fast, you can’t see it even if you pause when he fires

  • Jacob Heffinger
    Jacob Heffinger 8 days ago

    anyone else play borderlands , the gun kinda looks like something Hyperion would make

  • Elijah Playz
    Elijah Playz 8 days ago +4

    “Here’s the masking of the butt
    February 2, 2017

  • Dashajaun Ss
    Dashajaun Ss 8 days ago

    how much i wan one

  • Corrupt Twin
    Corrupt Twin 8 days ago

    you put the bipod on the wrong way

  • FearsomeSpoon
    FearsomeSpoon 9 days ago

    nerf this

  • Nuclear Juan
    Nuclear Juan 9 days ago

    mas o menos entiendo ingles, pero exijo subtitulos

  • Alphaback gaming
    Alphaback gaming 9 days ago +13

    Looks like something from borderlands 2

    • Sereda Hawke
      Sereda Hawke Day ago

      +NVRØ TØXXYN Kind of? Pre-Jack Hyperion was charcoal grey and red, but after he took over it turned to yellow and white. So the color on this is like a halfway point between the two.

      NVRØ TØXXYN Day ago

      Post-hostile takeover Hyperion, at least.

    • Sereda Hawke
      Sereda Hawke 4 days ago +2

      Yeah, very Hyperion-esque.

  • Brenden Wielgos
    Brenden Wielgos 9 days ago


  • Brenden Wielgos
    Brenden Wielgos 9 days ago

    I'd kill for a nerf gun like that

  • rIcearoknee Sr.
    rIcearoknee Sr. 9 days ago

    Hey Adam i have a small challenge and i was hoping you could complete it. I have a Ion Lite torch that i would like to see customized. I was thinking a dial or clock showing how much fuel is left, grip or better on/off switch, and a beer top. Is that a big challenge?

  • Leonardo Lima de Vasconcellos

    You didn't show the upgrade kit. Dislike.

  • Johnathan Saunders
    Johnathan Saunders 9 days ago

    Is it just me or does it sound like this dude is having a fucking orgasm making a nerf gun?

  • Mike {White hair neko Fox Prince}

    It looks like a legit sniper like no joke

  • Joshua Alfano
    Joshua Alfano 9 days ago

    Mounts bipod on backwards it's literally a 50/50 chance. SMMFH

  • thomas hernandez
    thomas hernandez 10 days ago

    That look amazing i want one

  • Aggunna Arya
    Aggunna Arya 11 days ago

    I see some passionate work in every video of urs sir, respect for that

  • jojo Remco
    jojo Remco 11 days ago

    I like how he takes of his glassis for the detailing

  • Liz Lange
    Liz Lange 11 days ago


  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylor 11 days ago

    Fires 3 shots and it gets jammed.. lol. Nerf sucks

  • Max Lithium
    Max Lithium 11 days ago

    What is the name of the rusted paint

  • severin s
    severin s 12 days ago


  • Mike Vincent
    Mike Vincent 12 days ago +1

    Is this the cat from Mythbusters?

  • Живу в России
    Живу в России 12 days ago +4

    the manufacturer specifically produces toys of unreal colors, so that police do not confuse it with weapons and do not shoot at players.
    производитель специально выпускает игрушки нереальных цветов, чтобы полицейские не путали это с оружием и не стреляло по игрокам.

  • Mark Kent
    Mark Kent 12 days ago

    i need one of these to shoot my kids

  • Im Old
    Im Old 12 days ago

    When a older guy became to gangster 😂😂😂😂

  • User 1
    User 1 12 days ago

    By the way it is not weathering. Weathering takes thousands of years not 10 seconds

    • User 1
      User 1 11 days ago

      My bad

    • User 1
      User 1 11 days ago

      Oh ok. I don't much about physical art like that sorry

    • xChrome_ 987
      xChrome_ 987 11 days ago

      User 1 you are talking about a different type of weathering.The one you are talking about is when rocks or any surface gets damaged through a long period of time through natural ways.The weathering in this video is detailing it with paint and making it look damaged in artificial ways.

  • Danny Young
    Danny Young 12 days ago

    Fuck the gun send me the watch....

  • xX JDM 4 LIFE Xx
    xX JDM 4 LIFE Xx 13 days ago

    If I send you my nerf gun can you tune it for me to

  • Daniel Bassett-Burr
    Daniel Bassett-Burr 13 days ago

    What would I not do for one of those!

  • Jens Rasmussen
    Jens Rasmussen 13 days ago

    Lookin like a ballista

  • T0M4T0 H34D 6460
    T0M4T0 H34D 6460 13 days ago

    If I was him I would add binoculars and make it look like the sunsetter sniper from Fortnite

  • Grant Shack
    Grant Shack 13 days ago

    Can you make one for me

  • Grant Shack
    Grant Shack 13 days ago

    I want that

  • Damian Mendez
    Damian Mendez 13 days ago

    does anybody know why he is using two colors of tape??

  • asim abu haj
    asim abu haj 13 days ago

    Bo3 sniper copy x

  • Abdo Sleiman
    Abdo Sleiman 14 days ago

    Anyone else misses mythbuster ?

  • SomeGuy Who Is Lame
    SomeGuy Who Is Lame 15 days ago

    I’ve been trying to look for a long shot since I was 11 and I was addicted to nerf guns. It’s been 4 years and I still haven’t found it.

  • Fin Fraser
    Fin Fraser 15 days ago


  • Marquail Mcknight
    Marquail Mcknight 15 days ago

    What stores do you put your guns in

  • Dank Master
    Dank Master 16 days ago

    Looks like something from boarderlands!

  • ThorBen Prime
    ThorBen Prime 16 days ago

    Me as a grandpa

  • evelin reyna
    evelin reyna 17 days ago

    Bob Ross Tank´s

  • KevinSchantalle
    KevinSchantalle 18 days ago

    OMG this Is ThE CooLest BLaStEr Iv EveR SeeN🤩🤩🤩 SomeOne Of BlasterS🤣🤩🙏

  • Josh Livingston
    Josh Livingston 18 days ago

    Omg Adam savage you are the best person ever especially in myth busters it is such an inspiration to me so thanks Adam and PS good job with blowing up buster

  • vandrei Fernandes
    vandrei Fernandes 18 days ago

    top vey

  • Sean Hembree
    Sean Hembree 19 days ago

    Absolutely love the one day builds. Especially the bottle opener you did in collaboration. What I really want to see are more collaborative builds with other personalities. Joerg Sprave, or Grant Imahara come to mind.

  • Lol Lol
    Lol Lol 19 days ago

    “Longer and harder”
    Adam savage - 2018

  • Dethmeister
    Dethmeister 20 days ago

    That piece of orange tape won't make it legal. It has to be permanently attached to ship. Although I'm pretty sure it's legal for it to be removed or painted over after it arrives. It's just not smart to take it in public and point it at people.