POTD: Homemade .22 Pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

In 2014 I linked to instructions on how to build an improvised .25 ACP pistol. Back then I asked for readers to email us photos if they try to make the gun. A reader sent us preliminary photos of his DIY homemade pistol with some minor modifcations. He wrote …

I’m working on a legal build of this improvised pistol. I’m going to attempt to modify the design to use .22 LR instead of .25acp. I’m using a cut down 10/22 barrel and possibly a magazine from a beretta 21a. Pictures are attached.

This is what the pistol should look like when complete is below. The full plans are here.

Steve Johnson
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!

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