Minecraft Mods

Gun Mods - The Good and the Bad

There are a lot of gun mods out there. People seem to like putting guns into Minecraft, so it's no surprise that there's so many different mods available to allow it. But which one is the best? I take a look at Ferullo's Gun Mod and Stefinus 3D Gun Mod to see if they've got what it takes. Read on for more info.

First off I tried Ferullo's gun mod. This is one of the more popular mods of the gun kind, and it adds a ton of weapons into the game. The mod itself has a remarkable number of guns, scopes and all kinds of parts and other stuff. There are scopes that activate when you zoom, a dedicated reload button, and even a nice shooting system with recoil taken in, making for a great shooting mechanic. The pictures look cool, and you can even see a really good minigun 3D model in our thumbnail.

However, this is not the case for all weapons.While there are lots of weapons and they all have unique properties and sounds, the visual front is astoundingly ugly. All of the guns are just flat, pixely, dark messes. You can't even tell most of them apart if it weren't for the inventory icons that are slightly less bad.  The flamethrower is so tiny that it looks puny and weak instead of the epic beast a flamethrower should be. It might work mechanically well, but the visuals are just not there, guns are too small, which is what caused me to back away from Ferullo's Gun Mod and move onto the next contender.

Stefinus 3D Gun Mod looked great because it looked like it focused on the main draw I had with Ferullo's Gun Mod - the visuals. With 3D models for all guns, the visual front here is pretty good. When aiming you get an aim-down sight or a scope depending on the weapon. Iron sights are decent, but the scope is disappointing, but passable.

The problem with this one lies in… well a lot of things, but mostly sound. Every gun has the same sound, and it's not even a good sound. It's sort of like a muffled fart followed by a weak pillow punch. This horrible sound kept repeating on and on with every weapon never changing never even slightly alterating, and it got frustratingly annoying within 5 minutes of playing with this mod. I can't even imagine how annoying it would be to someone using it for hours. There are several other problems here: there aren't many guns right now, the models could be even better with slight alterations and there are some weird bugs with the way guns are displayed in third person.

So Stefinus 3D Gun Mod went down the drain too. Both of these mods have some glaring issues that need to be fixed, but overall, if you simply must try one of them, try Ferullo's Gun Mod. It certainly isn't perfect, but at least it's visual flaws can be overlooked while Stefinus 3D Gun Mod has too many glaring flaws that cannot be ignored. Get them here:

Download Ferullo's Gun Mod right here!

Download Stefinus 3D Gun Mod here!

I hear rumors of another gun mod, GunCus, that might not disappointing me. Should I take a look? Tell us in the comment section below!

Installation instructions:

  1. Install Minecraft Forge.
  2. Run Minecraft and let Forge set up.
  3. Download your respective gun mod from the links provided above.
  4. Place the files from the download .zip into minecraft.jar.
  5. Run the game and enjoy!

Version of mod reviewed:

  • Ferullo's - v2.7.0 for Minecraft 1.5.2
  • Stefinus - v0.3.0 for Minecraft 1.5.2