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Nerf Jolt Holster 3.0!

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Nerf Jolt Holster 3.0! by IVIUPPET Jun 10, 2013

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If you want the files right meow and just want information/data , skip to instructions tab to the right.


Update (7/17/14): Uploaded Release 3.1 because the new design puts more pressure on the release lever than body 2.0 so a reinforced lever was needed, especially if printed in ABS. Looks a bit better too I think.

Update (7/15/14): New holster!!! Extra sleek for quick draws and retention! Just download holster body 3.0, the retention ring, and the new clip (NerfHolsterClip2.0.stl) and you're in business. I have not tested it yet, but when my printer's free I will. It should fit just like the old one because it was built off the old one.
I have also removed the body 1.0, release 1.0 and release 2.0 because they suck and the new versions replace them without any downsides IMO.

Update (7/14/14): I have decided to release one last update on this almost abandoned project now that I have gone from noob to intermediate-advanced in my modeling abilities, and because my holsterbody2.0 broke. Give me a week, and there will be a much cooler holster body released. It EASILY blows away all other versions!

UPDATE (7/17/13): I have uploaded the release 3.0 which features a larger surface and a indentation for your finger for ultimate comfort and speed in drawing. This one is noticeably better than 2.0.

I designed this holster because I saw the vast array of Nerf accessories and complete Nerf guns on thingiverse, yet no holsters surprisingly enough. The design requirements were that it had to be lightweight, durable enough to last a week of running, hiding, jumping/climbing, and the constant impact tension forces along the plastic that touches the screws into the clip. It must also be made out of nothing but PLA (or ABS but PLA is more environmentally friendly), office/school materials, and the least easy component to find, scrap wood screws or something similar (check your local IT place, they probably have thousands of screws and would probably be more than happy to let 1, 10 or 100 of them go). Unlike the real SERPA holster, this has a closed end so that your darts don't fall out while you're running!

Instructions

To Use:
Download:
NerfHolsterBody3.0.stl (100%infill, 1 shell, .15mm or thinner -- preferably .1 layer height) Note: .1mm layer height (recommended) will take about 8 hours to complete. Should use about 49g material even with 100% infill.
NerfHolsterClip2.0.stl (No longer based on the radio belt clip, print at something that makes sense. Preferably in ABS so it bends a bit more)
NerfHolsterRetentionRing.stl (100%infill, 1 shell, .2mm (or really anything))
nerfholsterrelease3.1.stl (Use with Body 3.0. 100% infill, 1 shell, .1-.15 layer height)
Assemble as pictured, put two 8-32 machine screws through the clip and out of the holster. Then put the rubber band around the release and bring it down in between the screws. Slide the Retention ring on, and tighten down the nuts. When the rubber band has been adjusted to be snug and such, you can clip the ends protruding through the retainment ring. Oh and tighten it down with appropriate nuts, and use proper length screws (about 1") or trim longer ones.
See pictures for speedy draw and/or use concepts. Have fun with the most badass nerf holster ever!

nerfholsterclip.stl (a derivative of radio belt clip by Shaputer: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12796) - Good results with 30% infill, 3 shells, .3 mm layer, 225c (filament dependent - I like the black sainsmart because it matches the paint on the toy with good contrast, and prints well) nerfholsterbody3.0.stl (a distant cousin of Nerf Jolt EX-1 dart holder by Caboose: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39241 -- I have included the older body prototypes for engineering process/improvement evaluation purposes - don't waste material on them) - Good results with 80% infill, 3 shells, .4 mm layer height, 225 C nerfholsterrelease2.0.stl (V. 2.0 is better than 1 in every way. Keep a lookout for V. 2.1 coming soon!) - Good results with 80%, 3 shells, .2mm layer height, 225 C. Minor assembly required. This holster is supposed to be reminiscent of the Blackhawk! SERPA holster. It features a quick release right over the trigger. This also makes it more difficult for bad guys (or zombies) to steal your gun and use it against you. The real one has thousands of dollars of R&D behind it, can stand up to punishment of raiding crack houses and everyday duty carry by police officers, or the lighter use of civilians. It also has springs and nice shapes. This one needs to last a week, be similar in operation to the real one, and be able to be assembled quickly (I started design on day one of the game this year) and with everyday/office objects. So there are a few quality differences. Screw the clip into holster body 2.0 using wood screws or basically anything that will attach it to the body. Put the release in place and bend a paperclip into a shape that will work as a pin to keep it in place. Holster body 3.0 is completely redesigned and will not require external parts (some call them vitamins) to attach the clip to the body. It also looks much cooler!

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Would it be possible to 3d print the screws?

sure, but they'll have horribly low tensile strength and be overall weak. You'll also need to clean up with a die for that thread size, or use a nut with a slot cut in it. I don't think they'll work for this, just go to home depot and get some bolts.

How do you attatch the belt clip to the 2.0 body?

Use 3.0 body. I need to go through and update all this crap. These instructions are for a Thingiverse website that was organized differently.

Print:
NerfHolsterBody3.0.stl
NerfHolsterClip2.0.stl
NerfHolsterRelease3.1.stl
NerfHolsterRetentionRing.stl

Assembly is pretty straighforward, align the holes and put bolts in them. I think I used 8-32/M4 sized.

Good deal. Thanks!

I cannot get the NerfHolsterBody30.stl file to work - Maybe you can try reposting it?

Downloading that file for analysis: it is a valid mesh.

Closed polygon mesh: 3121530 vertices, 1040510 polygons with normals
bounding box: (-18.4564,-1.86809,0) to (27.5944,78.0094,94.0919)

There's nothing wrong with it as best I can tell, try different software. Only thing that seems unusual to me is it is extremely high resolution. That shouldn't be a problem though.

Alright. Good to know.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

Mirroring for us lefties isn't too hard to accomplish. Repetier has the function built in as well as netfabb. Which I had to use to repair the file and make it manifold. I am planning on making a different clip to go into the trigger lock spot as I found the belt clip useless for my kids or people not wearing a belt and with the new design jolt and rebelle pistol doesnt lock unless you force it. A simple close peg with longer "teeth" seems to do the trick holding the holster to non belt equipped pants, and I find puts the holster in a more comfortable spot. Plus my kids love doing fancy gun spins before they holster their weapons. They're 6 and 4.

will this work with airsoft guns?

If it's shaped like a Nerf Jolt (old version), then yes I don't see why not. If it's not then I guess you'll have to Remix it!

Update: Holster Body 3 is released! Even more like the SERPA holster with its flared entrance and curvature!! I am pretty much done with this project and I don't have as much time for Nerf guns/zombie games anymore, so I won't be mirroring it for lefties (sorry, I know you guys always get screwed with things like this) but it shouldn't be that hard to do. I am also aware that Nerf made a new design with some sort of bulky endcap.... I'd say hack it off so you can use Caboose's dart holder and this holster. There are probably used Jolts on ebay that are the old style as well.

Just got a pair of Nerf Jolts for Xmas and I'm going to print your holster but I don't see the 3.0 version of the body that you mention. I only see version 3 of the release.

Awesome! I'm glad its getting some use....

The V3 refers to the release, I must have a typo that I will fix. There is a new body (v2) in the works with a top that flares out to make putting the Jolt back in easier, and I would like to smooth out its shape (it was made in a hurry and by trial and error) but it's really not a big deal to keep it as is.. I can attest to its functionality during my school's zombie tag event. It is also low on my priority list (working on my 3 axis CNC router and my 3D printer are firstt) so I won't get around to it until classes are out in May and I have some time to work on it during the summer so I'd say its not worth the wait and to just print the body and v3 release now.

Also it didn't occur to me that people might like a holster for each side of their body (I only have one Jolt) or for lefties (I am right handed) so I may upload a mirrored version sometime in the next month.

Unfortunately the problem I'll have is that my Jolt is different than the version I'm guessing you and Caboose have. Mine looks like the one pictured here. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:213372http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... That flare on the nose prevents me from using Caboose's magazine without some modifications.

Weaver Mount for JOLT

Ah I see. That's unfortunate. Well I hate to disappoint you but I probably won't be buying one of those and modifying my design but feel free to modify mine and upload as a derivative/cousin or whatever. I used rhino 3D if you want me to send you the NURBS files instead of dealing with .stl mesh.

Can you add the NURBS file to the "Thing Files" here? Not sure if I'll be modifying your file or hacking off the Orange tip on my gun. Looks like they just added it over the version you have.

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