Tag: DIY

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…]

If Frankenstein was a 9mm Bullpup

This frankengun cost its builder just $100 in parts. The stock is part steel and part polymer from a H&K SL8 rifle, the recoil spring is from an FAL, the bolt and barrel are from a Sten submachine gun. Why are no major manufacturers making a badass gun like this? [Read More…]

Syrian Rebel DIY Pistol & Rifle

In the video embedded below, a Syrian rebel explains how to operate two DIY weapons. The pistol looks like it may once have been a flare gun. The rifle looks to be one of the most complex single shot guns I have ever seen, I think the optics were taken from binoculars. [Read More…]

Gunsmithing in Pakistan

A reader was sent this collection of photos said to be of Pakistani gunsmiths and gun dealers. The photos appear to be from different sources and a few look like frames taken from videos. While I would not want to fire these guns, the results they achieve in poorly lit [Read More…]

Artsy Zip Guns

Every so often I get an email from a conceptual artist who is obsessed with the artistic merit of putting a gun on display. Rarely do they exhibit beautiful guns, but instead poorly made, badly modified or kitschy blinged out guns. My theory is that eventually [Read More…]

Unidentified Firing Object

A YouTube user claims to have seen this unidentified gun at the range. I don’t know why a person would video someone else shooting a gun without asking what they were shooting. Maybe this is a hoax, a marketing stunt or just a blank firing pistol inside a DIY [Read More…]

LEGO Heavy Weapons

The “working” Lego guns featured in the new LEGO Heavy Weapons book are amazing. I love the shotgun and Enfield. The book is written by a 17 year old! It is selling for $24.95 at NoStrach. Use coupon code ARMORY and get 30 percent off.

Nerf Guns Back in 1941

Boys will always be boys. Before guns they made pretend swords out of sticks. Before swords they made clubs. The invention of the gun presented unique challenges to boys the world over. My attempts at building a gun involved a lot of elastic and usually ended up being [Read More…]

DIY Spear Guns

The Atlantic published a photo of fishermen in Bangkok using homemade above-water spear guns. Those stocks look like they were lifted straight off old rifles. [ Many thanks to Mirza for emailing me the link. ]

Homemade Wax Slugs

Iraqveteran8888 demonstrates homemade wax slugs in the below video. To make these slugs you just buy some #8 target shot shells, remove the shot, mix the shot with wax and then pour back into the shotshell. They seem to hit accurate and hard.