Planning the Cannon Design
At home, owning a rifle is either for sport or fanaticism. Having an M4 Carbine, however, is illegal. Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine, most notably— the U.S. Military. And for a soldier, that rifle means life or death, so it’s the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today. For a soldier, cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority, because an unclean rifle can resort in jams, misfires, and other malfunctions.
For those who enjoy launching projectiles at high speeds, this article details how you can build an all-metal piston valve air gun. This device also works as a high-powered water gun.
Watch this video to see how to build a simple air gun. Well, okay... it might not be "that' simple, but anyways...
Watch this weapons video tutorial on how to make a simple homemade high-powered slingshot gun. This is a step-by-step guide on how to make an incredibly hi-powered gun or slingshot or airsoft gun. All you need is scissors, a balloon, tape, and a everyday cardboard toilet paper roll. This slingshot weapon is strong enough to fire through cans of soda!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a blowgun for shooting spitballs. Begin by taking a regular piece of paper and roll it into a tube and use some tape to hold the tube in place. Now make an incision (the size of a straw) at the end of the tube and place in a straw. Tape the straw to hold it in place and cover the incision. Then tape the end of the tube to cover it. To make the ammo, simply chew on a small piece of paper. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy making t...
My version of a very simple air gun. You need only 3 parts to build the gun and plus barrel. Making it is very easy after finding right parts. Parts im using might be ava... More»ilable only in Finland but this should give you an idea how to build an air gun. WARNING: This device is lethal so use caution when you use it. Dont shoot at anything that might die, like your friend or a rabbit. Just destroy useless stuff
One of the most beloved qualities of Glock handguns is how easy they are to disassemble and how disassembling them varies so little across models. This video will show you how to dis- and reassemble any of the Glock models listed in the title, because the procedure is the same for all of them, using only a ballpoint pen.
In this video, learn how to make an easy & cheap home made gun silencer. Materials you will need include: aluminum steel, screen material, a sponge/steel wool, and string or thread. Spray paint is an optional item, in case you'd like to customize it. Good luck with your project!
Mr. G shows you how to build a gun that fires flaming matches out of ordinary clothes pins. Try it and see how YOU can make cool gadgets with homemade objects.
In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to disassemble & clean a Bushmaster AR-15. An AR-15 is a popular semi-automatic rifle with upper & lower receiver assemblies, which are attached with 2 through pins. In this video learn everything you need to know about taking apart and cleaning the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
The Glock 17 is one of them most popular handguns in the world, the iconic Glock popularized by police and police films in the 1980's. They're a great place for new gun owners to start, and this video will show you how to disassemble and reassemble a Glock 17 while teaching you all of the relevant terminology related to the gun.
Video: . In this video I will show you how to make a PVC Shotgun. I call it a shotgun because of the impact power of the rubber bands. I accidentally shot myself a couple of times during development and it is painful.
Follow some expert gunsmiths at Brownells as they walk you through simple procedures for customizing, repairing, and maintaining your firearms. This weapons video tutorial will teach you how to change a gas block on an AR-15 rifle barrel.
Want to make a spud gun, but not just any old cheap and easy spud gun... check out this weapons video tutorial to see how to build a pneumatic potato cannon. These pneumatic potato cannons are capable of shooting straight through walls and windows, so be careful.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an airsoft gun out of homemade products. First, take an empty medicine bottle with the lid and drill a hole in the bottom of it that's as large as a Crayola marker. After this, take the cap and drill any size hole in it that you want. If you are going to use an air pump, drill the hole to that size. Now take your marker or a big pen and cut the pen, then take the ink off and take off the bottom cap. Put this in the bottom of the bottle with bb's and then...
This video tutorial will show you how to properly clean the Ruger P95, which is a centerfire semi-automatic pistol made by Sturm, Ruger & Company. In order to clean the handgun, you will need to have a cleaning kit, and you will need to be able to disassemble the firearm. Once your Ruger P95 handgun is field stripped, start cleaning. Get out your old rags, your old toothbrushes, and some oil and you're set for Ruger-good time.
Check out this video tutorial from Viking Tactics on how to shoot targets on the move with a zigzag drill.
Check out this video tutorial from Viking Tactics on how to use the Viking Tactical 2-Point Sling for rifles. No tools are necessary for installation on the M4 carbine rifle.
How to fire, break down/strip, and left hand convert a Beretta Cx4 Storm semiautomatic rifle.
In this video, we learn how to make a pen gun. You will need a rubber band and a pen with a cap. First, disassemble the pen and leave only the ink tube and outer shell of the pen. Next, put the rubber band on the side of the outer shell of the pen and tape it down firmly. Finally, you will place the ink tube back into the outer shell and when you pull on the rubber band and release, it will shoot the ink tube out. This is a dangerous tool so be careful where you point it and what you're shoot...
So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $2,000 rifle with all its fancy bells and whistles is much better, but just keep in mind that your SKS will still be functioning long after that fancy rifle has been thrown in the scrap heap. If properly maintained, an SK...
The simple adjustments shown in this video can increase the power of your airsoft gun dramatically. Follow these instructions and learn how to upgrade your own airsoft gun by replacing the spring with a more powerful one. A better spring with force more air into the chamber and increase the FPS of your projectile.
Using a few household items, one man has found a way to dampen the sound waves resultant of firing his rifle. In this video, the principles behind the design are explained.
Low on budget and need to make a spud gun? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make this homemade weapon, called the spud gun, or spud cannon, or potato cannon, or potato launcher, or spud launcher, or potato gun, etc. etc., for under thirty dollars.
If you have a rifle you want to keep beautiful and rust-free, then bluing is necessary step for its survival. It's a passivation process that has many different types used, like cold bluing, hot bluing, rust bluing and fume bluing. No matter what type you're going to perform on your rifle barrel, there's one thing you need to keep in mind—polishing. Before you can fully refinish your gun metal, it's important that you polish the surface before actually bluing.
This gun safety video tutorial demonstrates the three safety features built into every Colt model 1911 series 80 handgun: the grip safety, which blocks rearward movement of the trigger, the thumb safety, which blocks the sear, and the firing pin block, which, as you might guess, blocks the firing pin.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to fit your shotgun. Pitch will keep you from getting beat up and point of target. Pitch refers to the angle at which the butt is shaped. A neutral stock will leave the stock parallel. If the barrel leans away, you have down pitch. If the opposite is true, you have up pitch. To change the pitch, use quarters. They do not collapse under pressure and are readily available. Place the coins under a loosened heel or toe of the butt. Check to see where the p...
Make a spud gun! Yes, we're talking about potatoes launchers here, and this video will show you how to build a cheap and easy spud gun, otherwise known as the spud cannon, potato cannon, potato launcher, spud launcher, potato gun, etc. etc.
If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together, or maybe how to add a scope to it. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.
Everyone knows what a Glock is. It's one of the most recognizable semi-automatic handguns in the world, made by Glock Ges.m.b.H. in Austria. And it's best known for its notorious polymer plastic frame, which makes it a lightweight firearm that can hide under the radar.
Backyard potato guns are normally fueled by aerosol cans of hairspray and deodorants. But the conventional explosive propellent can be seen as weak in comparison to the alternative—pneumatic pressure. Which would you rather build? A spud gun capable of shooting 50 feet or one that can launch potatoes 500 feet?
Watch this weapons video from Talon Training Group, LLC to learn how to clean a Ruger LCP pistol. This Ruger LCP handgun is a semi-automatic .380. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to get some gun cleaning tips for the Ruger LCP -- see how to clear, disassemble, clean and reassemble the firearm.
This video shows the secret of making a tracer ammo useful for hunting during night time. You will need: a rifle, . 22/5. 5 ammo, glow in the dark fishing glue and a UV torch. First fill the rear of the pellet with flow in the dark fishing glue. The glue will shrink as it starts to dry, so use a lot of it as it shrinks. When glue gets dried in the pellet it will look as shown in the video. Fix the UV torch to the rifle using a rubber band with the bulb pointing the loading breach. Now load th...
Polarbear makes a mini marshmallow gun from pvc that can fire at a rapid rate. This is a shooter like the one featured in HOWTOONS.
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to build a compressed air tennis ball cannon.
If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.
Check out this instructional weapon video that shows how to disassemble a Lee Enfield No1 MkIII rifle. Using a 1941 Lithgow No1 MkIII, this tutorial provides general guidance to beginners and gun enthusiasts who need help with stripping and dismantling of the No1 MkIII rifle and replacing the four stock.
Granted you have an air compressor, a BB machine gun (BBMG) is a very easy and effective device for shooting BB's at a high rate. The basic principle behind a BBMG is that by adding air into the chamber the BB's are resting in, the BB's will bounce around the chamber at high velocities and continue bouncing until it sends itself through the barrel. So, watch and learn to see how to make this BB machine gun. You'll need a some PVC caps, drill bits, PVC primer and glue, a blowgun, Teflon tape, ...
Learn how to operate the safety on a Mosin-Nagant rifle. Mosis Nagant are bolt-action rifles that were used by the military of the Soviet Union and Russia. The Mosin-Nagant rifle is also called the three-line rifle.