Apocalypse Hardware Store Pistol Build

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Remember the YouTube channel Royal Nonesuch with the homemade gun guy who posts all those do not try this at home type videos? Like the one where he shoots a .50BMG out of a homemade 12g shotgun. Well he posted a video earlier this year of a hardware store pistol build for when the world goes down the drain. It was actually a pretty interesting design, it kind of looks like an FP-45 Liberator pistol from WWII. Well the designer of the apocalypse pistol build Mark Serbu of Serbu Firearms posted a more in depth video of the pistol showing the initial design in CAD. One part they didn’t buy at Home Depot was the breech which was made from a scrap piece of .22lr barrel they had laying around that they turned down and welded into the barrel.

The single shot pistol is really simple and it actually looks like a firearm, unlike this zip gun that was confiscated in South Africa or this homemade pen gun from Australia that was actually being manufactured and sold to gang members. While a homemade gun wouldn’t be my first choice for use if the SHTF, it’s better than nothing I suppose. Check it out in action in the video below.



Ray I.

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  • Better Engineering than the Remington R51.

    • Sasquatch

      that was below the belt.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Good God, please please have the decency to shoot me with a better looking gun.

    • Anonymoose

      Beggars can’t be choosers.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I guess if I want something done right…

  • Anonymoose

    I would have done it in 9mm with a more rounded grip frame, as an homage to the Deer Gun.

  • Andrew

    Still better than a Remington R51.

    • somethingclever

      You were 21 minutes too late on your comment.

  • Kelly Jackson

    ..

  • Mike N.

    You know, if the S really does HTF to the point where I have to cobble together these homemade firearms, and I’m not already dead, I might as well build an open bolt SMG, which are apparently fairly easy to make. Or really, there’d probably be “battlefield pickup” firearms available too. Cool project though.

    • Ryfyle

      Rifling could also be an easy task. I’ve been debating how to replace the sine bar on an old school rifling tool with rando bike parts.

      • iksnilol

        I am considering just using straight grooves since I’ve got no rifling tools. Straight grooves should provide some stability (though not spin).

    • DIR911911 .

      the slide fire shotguns look a lot more practical than this

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      I think the point of a gun like this is akin to the old FP45 Liberator.

      You use it to get a better gun, and then pass it along to some other resistance fighter.

    • undeRGRound

      No Doubt! Simply read up on the normal operation of a PPS-43C and figure it out… Sounds “dead simple”, but of course totally illegal!

  • iksnilol

    Regarding the door hinge South Africa gun: Look! Something with less chamber support than a Glock.

  • datimes

    With CNC machines and other tools available to this man he should be cranking out high quality, reliable, machine pistols.

  • jim

    I’m certain acetylene and welding rod will be plentiful post apocalypse.
    But in the face of a political catastrophe? Sure…