Make Your Own Bullet Headphones

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YouTube channel Inspire to Make has posted an excellent video on how to make your own headphones out of your spare brass. Using some common household items including sandpaper, polish, and a dowel rod, I would expect someone could make these themselves in about 30 minutes (though the 3 minute video makes it look easy).

.40 caliber shooters will relish the fact that the case is good for something.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • jeff k

    thats fkn awesome

  • iksnilol

    Wish someone would make a tutorial on how to make a mechanical pencil. I had a pen once that was made from two 308 casings and that was the best pen I ever had due to the weight making it really controllable. Wish I could have that with 0.5 mm pencil lead instead of a pen.

  • C.

    Holiday project!

  • Chris

    what song was that?

  • engjin

    That’s pretty neat. Do you need to register them if you live in DC?

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    But if you wear these, people might thing you actually shoot .40 🙂

    I turn all the .40 brass I pick up into swaged jacketed .44 mag bullets.

    I’d use 10mm brass for this project but sparing 10mm brass is just crazy talk!

  • Mazryonh

    .40 caliber shooters will relish the fact that the case is good for something

    I don’t get the joke. 10mm users will pay a good amount for recycled, non-“pregnant” brass, at least. Similarly, there are still a lot of .40 S&W users.

  • andrey kireev

    I bet those gonna sound EXPLOSIVE !!!

  • Marty Ewer

    Beyond awesome!

  • USMC03Vet

    Just be thankful there are some men still standing up to pee able to handle .40 and up.

  • BambiB

    That whole project looked like the wrong-way-round. To clean the brass, just toss it in your tumbler. When you cut the wires, do it at the plug end (to minimize the chances of damaging the transducer element). And don’t forget to use something to reduce tarnishing – a synthetic car wax perhaps?

  • disqus_j5Nj3oxoii

    That is why you are the hater.

  • MSK

    That’s a pretty interesting concept. However, I find it very difficult to find all tools needed to make a pair of these headphones. Do you have any recommendation on where to find all of these tools?