Introduction: Airsoft Trap Target

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Ever want to shoot at a paper target without lossing all your BB's but don't want to buy one of those net targets? Please be nice this is my first instructable. For those of you who don't know where to get paper targets you can download and print them from these sites.

Step 1: Materials

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First things first gather your materials.

Cardboard or Foamboard
Zip Ties
Duct Tape (optional)
Airsoft Gun
Airsoft BB's
Paper Target
Push Pins
Serrated Blade or Xacto Knife
Garbage Can (with handles)

Step 2: The Cardboard

Sorry I forgot to take pics of this step but it's fairly simple. First lay your cardboard on the ground. Then lay your garbage can ontop of it but upside down. Finally use your sharpie to trace the shape of your garbage can onto your cardboard (include the handels).

Step 3: Cutting

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Now use your knife to cut it out.

Step 4: The Handles

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Okay heres where the duct tape comes in. I used it to strengthen the handles then I use my knife to cut a small hole for the zip tie.

Step 5: The Target

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First print off one of the targets from the websites I provided in the intro. Then cut it out with a pair of scissors. Lay it on the center of your cardboard and using penciltrace it. Measure 1" inwards at all four corners. Connect the dots and go over them in sharpie. Erase the pencil and cut out the square. Finally use the push pins to attach the target to the cardboard.

Step 6: Attachment

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This is easy. Simply push the zip tie through the hole in the duct tape and cardboard around the handle and into the other end of the zip tie. Then repeat it on the other side.

Step 7: Target Practice

Now just lay your garbage can target on it's side and start shooting. The BB's should go through the paper target rebound off of what is now the back of the garbage can hit the cardbourd and then just roll around a little. Have Fun


123amsmith (author)2017-10-22

I’m new at airsoft and I only have the Beretta 90two! Any really good guns that are cheap?

acesk8erboi (author)2008-03-25

hey everyone. I'm new into all this airsoft things. I was wondering what would the best airsoft pistol would be that could fit in your pocket

123amsmith (author)acesk8erboi2017-10-22

The Beretta 90two

coolkidtn (author)acesk8erboi2013-01-01

i would say the p311 spring pistol. it probably woudln't fit in your pocket snugly but best pistol

DJNASHA (author)acesk8erboi2012-07-28

colt 25

sharlston (author)acesk8erboi2010-02-18

well ive got the galaxy g1a just over 200 fps its reallly small full metal and comes with a silencer

oniman7 (author)acesk8erboi2008-11-08 has a gas colt .25 for $20 that shoots over 200 FPS

jakerox43 (author)acesk8erboi2008-10-11

i highly reccomend a stinger p-30. these are cheap, can be very accurate, reliable, and in general very easy to use and fun.

crazykenny (author)acesk8erboi2008-08-07

dude, spend the money and get an AEG has some nice ones for under $100, and if you're willing to go higher, you could get a tokyo marui or classic army for less then $250

a9fan1959 (author)acesk8erboi2008-07-10

for 15$ you con geet a colt 25. it'l fit in your shirt pocket, it's smalle than your hand, and 141 fps (feet per second). just so you know your average spring pistol would be about 200. You could also get a stinger p32 pistol, it's 200 fps for the same price and the clip holds fourteen rounds also comes with a holster and 500 cammo 6mm .12g bbs DO NOT BY ANY CYMA GUNS!!! THEY SUCK AND BREAK EASILY!!! some good airsoft brands: classic army, crosman, jin gong, marushin, & tokyo mariu.

DJNASHA (author)acesk8erboi2008-07-05


ArtemisBlue (author)acesk8erboi2008-04-13

Almost any, pretty much. Just look around online in your local wal-mart. Unless you live outside America.

legobrick55 (author)2007-06-27

you could just tape a target on a cardboard box

My airsoft pistol has an fps (feet per second) of 315. I tried the cardboard box thing and it went through the back.

mine is 325 it went right through and made a dent in my steel shed 5m away

iKill (author)Sharpshooter8192007-07-06

315 isnt much i have a desert eagle from Tokyo marui and it goes 495... im acculy using a scrape metal box soldered together with a an 8th inch peice of ply wood with a paper target on it and theres bumps in the sheet metal

sharlston (author)iKill2009-05-06

me too i love it

Digital_Anarchy (author)iKill2008-01-26

495fps is what £300+ ($600) upgraded sniper rifles do. I don't belive you.

iKill (author)Digital_Anarchy2008-01-26

that was my old one it was a deagle but it got left out in the rain, not i have an ak47 with 3 co2 cartridges up the handle it get more that 495 i forget what they said when i clocked it in that the airsoft arena.

Metal4God (author)iKill2007-07-23

yeah right show me some pics

iKill (author)Metal4God2007-07-23

lol pics of the fps how do you exoect me to do that

Metal4God (author)iKill2007-07-23

the bumps of sheet metal duh

iKill (author)Metal4God2007-07-24

lol aii im cleaning my closet today when i get it out ill take pics

Metal4God (author)iKill2007-11-28

it's been quite a while. when are you?

Metal4God (author)iKill2007-07-24



Sharpshooter819 (author)iKill2007-07-06

Maybe for an AEG but my Sig Sauer P226 is spring powered. In other words cock, shoot, cock, shoot.

iKill (author)Sharpshooter8192007-07-07

as is my deagle.... oh and i have that same exact gun i think

duck-lemon (author)legobrick552008-03-24

He he i stuck a balloon on the back of an eclipse mint can and fired bb right through cardboard and made a dent in my woden draw. Face it cardboard has been outdated .

tubbychick3n (author)2008-08-21

i used to just set up an old shoe box, tape the target to the front, and fill the inside with tissues or paper towels so the bb's dont fly out the other side or bounce out. also cushions them from breaking.

sharlston (author)tubbychick3n2010-02-18

my old gu used to smash bbs in the air into little pieces of shrapnel worked perfect for a shootgun

llamafur (author)tubbychick3n2009-01-01

mine would go through both sides, i did the washer mod.

kiel69 (author)2008-03-01

not that ive never wanted to lose bbs, but more of the fact that my ECHO 1 M14 RIS AEG goes right through the netting on some of the targets. Some of the sticky ones fall over with a hole in it. having a big gunz sucks and is expensive.

sharlston (author)kiel692009-05-06

you shouldnt use bb's twice

fearghus (author)sharlston2009-08-02

and why not? they're plastic, it's not like they're damaged or altered at all by the firing, right?

sharlston (author)fearghus2009-08-02

they are damged and will have a dint or will be disformed by the firing process

fearghus (author)sharlston2009-08-02

Ah, i guess that makes sense. I only have a wimpy spring pistol so that's not exactly a problem for me, but a more intense gun would definitely take a toll on the bb

sharlston (author)fearghus2010-02-18

exactly i have a springer pistol aswell a galaxy g1a and a other pistol thats not as good

theghillieman (author)fearghus2009-09-10

I've put holes in my metal shed and the bb's were fine

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-09-27

:-(, for my gun, you have to reinforce it with a steel plate, and a blanket (so the bbs dont smash on steel), cause my gunz 400fps (.20s) (it goes threw a pop can s top and bottem!) :-O!

Lulz, same here. 750 fps, and me being a bit of an idiot at 3:00 am, I didn't reinforce it and, well, let's say someone's one taillight short. I got enough time to take a pic of it before haulin' ass.

llamafur (author)ArtemisBlue2009-01-01

I did the same thing, but only with my potato gun, it had a small barrel that could fit nails. I shot out s car window.

Uh... no airsoft guns go above 600 FPS except for the 1000 dollar ones...

the biggest spring you can buy is an M170 (550-650 FPS), which is in itselft almost 40$ shipped, and good god youd need like a streight magnesium gearbox, or titanium plated. cause that is a LOT of power lol. so ya w upgrades your looking at about 500$

Nope, the SP210 is better.

No, that's a lie. I have a spring sniper rifle and with 500 extra dollars i could get it to around 700 FPS. Zero trigger system...drools

well you can mod your gun
get an over sized spring
or get a higher watt battery
With The Jing Gong Bar 10
if you remove the air brake you get 750+
if you cut it in half and put it back in you get a more sturdy as the spring still has something the slam against

It was a pellet gun. I was simply stating I had to reinforce it.

oh... k

apples!!!!! (author)ArtemisBlue2008-06-17

lmao!!! XD thats hilarious

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