Turn an airsoft gun into a soldering iron

    Instructables has instructions on how to integrate a $20 battery powered soldering iron into a $16 airsoft pistol. The battery is integrated into the magazine, allowing fast reloads.

    I hate the ergonomics of pen-shaped soldering irons. Just this weekend I gave myself a decent burn trying to do a tricky repair. A pistol grip would have made it easier (on the other hand, if I had not turned the heat right up I would have been fine).

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!