Tag: homemade

Counterfeit or Copy? Darra Handguns


Previously we looked at examples of long guns out of the Pashtun gun-making village of Darra Adam Khel in the FATA region in Pakistan. In this episode, Miles looks at some of the handgun copies that have emerged from the cottage industries there. We compare Makarov and Beretta copies side by side, [Read More…]

The Fake Rifles of Pakistan


The small arms markets of Darra Adam Khel have made themselves known throughout the world for the immaculate ability of talented Pashtuns to handcraft a large number of small arms and produce almost identical copies of numerous Western designs for over a century. In this episode, we look at a few [Read More…]

DIY Home Made 9mm Carbine Pistol

AK Custom took a paintball grip and built a 9mm carbine pistol around it using supplies from a local hardware store. On a Pistol Caliber Carbine group, that I am a member of, there was some discussion about the legality of this build. From the video it looks like [Read More…]

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…]