Tag: DIY

Hardware store zip guns

Pictured are two dirt simple improvised ‘zip guns’ seized by police which were the subject of an officer safety notice. The weapons have been constructed by screwing together standard pipe fittings which can be obtained for a total of around $5 at any local [Read More…]

The “Fire Cobra”

Editor’s note: This article was written by Claymore. His previous blog posts can be read here. A while back I was talking with a friend who was employed by one of our government’s many “agencies”. As usual we eventually got around to discussing [Read More…]

The TOFYJ-30 Project

A very prominent member of the /k/ weapons board (anonymous forum) sadly passed away recently. In tribute to his friend, a member of /k/ is designing a rifle that can be built entirely of handtools. His design is a straight–pull tactical-looking rifle which can be [Read More…]

The Shot Towers Of Africa

Yesterday Steve wrote about the Shot Towers of the USA, Europe and Australia. Today I will tell you about how shotgun ammunition is made in African villages. In most of Nigeria, we all come from one village or the other.. Of course, with schooling and work, we mostly [Read More…]

My DIY Iron Glock

Where I come from, people joke about watering flowerbeds with motor oil. Especially those parts where they’ve buried a machine gun. There are many semi rifles that people build from 80% kits and parts: AKs, CETMEs, Uzis and the “other one”. Not much [Read More…]

How to Cerakote An AR-15

Guns n Girls has blogged a tutorial on Cerakoting an AR-15 … Many firearm enthusiasts have become bored with just having a plain black rifle or pistol. Even those who have Flat Dark Earth or OD Green are looking for other colors to play around with. That’s [Read More…]

More DIY Guns From Syria

The Atlantic has a photo essay showing the DIY weapons in used by Syrian rebels. The grenade launcher pictured above is a converted Baikal shotgun. The Baikal is a cheap, but well built, single shot. I own one and I can tell you they are very slow to reload and they [Read More…]