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Custom Nerf Strongarm

Here’s a few photos of a new Nerf Strongarm pistol I’m working on. These are just progress photos, but you’ll hopefully get a feel for where its going, style-wise. ๐Ÿ™‚ (the carbon fiber vinyl on the cylinder is temporary for the photo)

This particular model has the full-rollout mod on the cylinder as well as the removal of both air restrictions. It’s become a pretty powerful blaster with those minor changes. Final photos should be up soon and it is available for anyone interested!

Be Well,

Brian Johnson




Mass Effect Marathon Starts tonight at Midnight!

The good folks at putting on a marathon to benefit the Childs Play charity. ย It’s a great event with some very cool stuff planned including auctions and giveaways. ย You might even recognize one of the live auction prizes…hehe.

Check it out at



Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!




PHOTO AVALANCHE Update! 9/4/12

I’m sorry for the lack of posting recently, it has been a busy time here at Johnson Arms, haha.  I’ve been bad about taking photos, but I hope this edition will show that I’m trying to remedy this.  I hope that some of the secret projects will be post-able soon, but until then, I’ve been trying to keep busy with private commissions.  There’s probably going to be a duplicate in this posting, but I hope it will be the best quality version you’ve seen thus-far, hehe.   Thank you as always for your interest and support in what I do.  You guys make this a lot of fun, even when it’s a stress-facotry ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for checking them out and I appreciate you telling your friends who dig this kind of stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

If you need to reach me regarding a question or commission, please email me directly at [email][/email]. I promise to get back to you as soon as I can ๐Ÿ™‚

A few new things

It’s been a busy week with a lot of rain here in Florida. ย Not the best combo, but I make the most of the dry time I do have. ย  Here’s a few photos I hope you’ll enjoy until the next big update ๐Ÿ™‚ย 



Mass Effect themed Pistols

Here’s a couple more ME themed pistols that are wrapping up soon. I just thought they looked cool together and wanted to share. I hope you’ll like the progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

Brian Johnson



Stainless steel cylindered Maverick


So I decided to re-do the standard cylinders that taper a bit. I intend to sleeve each barrel with a brass sleeve to seal the darts better. I’m not sure that the color will stay this way, it was just a painted shell I used as a stand-in. I hope it improves the look of the blaster. The barrels certainly added some nice weight to it of nothing else ๐Ÿ™‚


Old Ironsides Maverick Revolver


This photo was from last night and shows the gun at 99% done ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, there’s always a little more to do, but I figured you guys would like to see what a wooden revolver might look like!

Larger photo and about 400 more here:


Ironsides nears completion!


Just have to paint the grip and add some bits and pieces and it’s done! I hope the accents will look appropriate when it’s done. ๐Ÿ™‚


Wooden Nerf Maverick!


Ok, it’s not done, but here’s the first photo of the wooden Maverick with a steampunk feel to it. More depth to be added to the paint, but it’s coming along. I’m starting to like doing the wood finishes! Muahaha ๐Ÿ˜€

Mobile Update!

Hey folks! Been on the run this week so in leu of having a full blog update I will be posting photos from the iP4. Sorry for the quality, but I’ll get the DSLR versions up as soon as possible ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any commission work I can help with. This includes unfinished resin replicas!

All the Best,











Basic Nerfing on

Wanted to give some thanks to my friend vigilantem2ย at He has some really great articles and videos about the new guns coming out and just stock Nerf fun in general. My painted guns are fun, but you can’t do this with a collectible….if you do, just don’t tell me about it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tell his Johnson Arms sent ya! ๐Ÿ˜‰

You know, while I’m here, you guys really need to take a look at Roger Brown’s Leather goods and holsters. He has some that are specially made for the maverick. Very good quality and he’s a genuinely nice guy! Check out his Etsy store here –>

Thanks and have a great day. Rapture will be rescheduled. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Bonus Photo!


One of my favorite pocket nerf guns ๐Ÿ™‚

Jim’s New Maverick

Hi folks! Just a quick update before I pass out! Enjoy and have a great weekend!