Introduction: Bluetooth Handgun Handset for Your IPhone: IGiveUp

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How to turn an airsoft handgun and a bluetooth headset into a fun, fully functional handset for your iPhone. Pull the trigger to receive calls and to, um, end them. Listen through the barrel, and talk into the grip.

I think everyone has made the thumb and forefinger gun-to-the-head sign when someone unpleasant shows up on their caller ID. Eli and I thought it would be fun to make an actual gun handset, and it turned out to be surprisingly straightforward. No glue or powertools were required.

Even though it's not very practical, there's something so satisfying about ending a call with this handset. Pow.

Naturally, this handset works with any cell phone. You just feel like pulling the trigger more if you own an iPhone.

Step 1: Materials and Gun Disassembly

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1 x Jabra BT250v bluetooth headset
1 x HFC Walther P99 look-alike airsoft gun
1 x hammer
1 x pliers
1 x Philips-head screwdriver
1 x Mana Energy Potion (that's to keep you awake)

First, disassemble the gun fully by placing the tip of the screwdriver on the pin above the trigger (not the pin connected to the safety) and tapping it out enough that you can pull it the rest of the way out with the pliers. Tap out the rest of the pins, slide the slide back, remove the faux-striker pin cover, and slip off the top half of the gun. The gun basically falls apart after that.

Step 2: Plunger Removal

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Remove the plunger from the slide assembly as well as the spring and plastic plug. Throw out the plunger. With the plunger removed, the gun can't shoot you in the ear.

Replace the spring and plastic plug

Step 3: Sear Pin Removal

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Remove the sear pin assembly at the rear of the gun, throw it out.

Step 4: Prepping the Bluetooth Headset

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Now direct your attention to the bluetooth headset. There are small screws that hold it together. I opted to just pry it apart until they broke.

Now cut out the middle part of the rubberized portion of the bluetooth headset.

Step 5: Watch Your IPhone Crash

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I left my iPhone synced to the headset while I prepped it, so it retaliated by crashing so badly I had to just power it down. Hopefully, you can skip this step. I recommend unpairing the headset from your iPhone during assembly.

Step 6: Inserting the Headset Into the Gun

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Hook a rubber band over the trigger arm (see picture). Let the other end dangle out of the bottom of the gun for now.

Cram the headset into the gun where the magazine used to be. notice how the microphone portion points down (so you can talk into the handle) and it's pressed against the upper portion of the headset. The headset fits perfectly so you don't need to secure it, just stuff it in there. Make sure the rubber band stays on the trigger arm side of the gun.

The pin coming off the trigger arm should be just off the call start/end button so that when you pull the trigger it operates the button.

Step 7: Inserting the Earbud

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Now we reattach the slide of the gun. First slip the earbud into the breach of the barrel and then reattach the slide. The headphone will rest against the chamber-end of the barrel. The barrel will focus the sound into your ear. It doesn't have to be a snug fit to work well.

Step 8: Disassembling the Magazine

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Take apart the magazine with a screwdriver and a hammer. Save just the butt plate and throw away the rest.

Step 9: Secure the Other End of the Rubber Band

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Put the magazine butt plate back onto the grip and stretch the rubber band from the front of the butt plate across the bottom and secure it to the back of the grip by putting it under the palm rest. Put the palm rest pin back in place to make sure it stays.

Step 10: Answer Some Calls, Take Some Photos

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I was testing the phone when Eli called, so I pulled the trigger and answered his call. Another trigger pull ended it, and yet a third trigger pull ended my test call.

Now make some tasteless puns about ending conversations!

Little warning: Do not remove the orange tip or paint it. Word on the street has it that there are very serious consequences for this. Also, it better be obvious that this shouldn't be used in public.

Step 11: Paint It White and Bring It to the IPhone Line

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Mask the orange tip. Then use a plastic paint to paint the gun white. We even made a box for it with photo paper and spray adhesive.

Then for kicks we brought it to the iPhone line at the Apple store and asked people what they thought of it. We were surprised by how many people actually liked it.

If Steve Jobs carried a gun, this is what it would look like. Who knows? Maybe he does, and maybe it looks just like this, except it's got a lanyard.


Eli9232 (author)2017-09-11

apart from everyone else, I personally think this is fricking awsome!

GeekCrafterGirlz432 (author)2016-10-09

No Guns. Guns kill people:(

ronni714 (author)2015-12-13

I live in a Town where a cop shot a 13 year old holding a toy gun. Pardon me if I find this to be a bad idea. Have you not been watching the news in this past year. This might have been cute or ironic or edgy a while ago. That ship sailed. I'm not trying to be "not nice". I am so shocked to see this I had to say something. I've been watching this site for years and this is the first time I needed to say something

andro000 (author)2015-12-01

Sad, In so many ways.

Agent 567 (author)2015-08-10

guys see my instructable the gun headset

darklotus (author)2015-01-29

This is such a bad idea! Extremely disturbing, dangerous if used in public (feeling like getting shot by police? Use this!) Not even remotely funny... the idea used in something else, yes... a gun? no.

NightElectric (author)2012-02-19

I can just imagine the panic of people when you pull that out. :D

*waits for someone to say "That's what she said!"*

evilmadcow (author)NightElectric2014-08-26

That's what she said!

sorry for the wait.

dj-party (author)2012-05-25

A realy cool instruction

4leo1 (author)2010-05-02

send me some free mana potions

cprice1 (author)4leo12011-08-02


mechaninja (author)cprice12012-04-24

Now introducing, the iHate! The perfect headset for all you emos and goths out there! Unfortunately, it only comes in iWhite, so it won't work well with all the black; Steve sends his apologies. But at the low price of $949.99, it won't matter, you'll have to sell everything to buy it, which gives you all the more reason to use it!

Nice 'Ible. I lol'd, but it totally rocks.

DRH1469 (author)2012-04-07

In SA you don't need an orange tip for Air Rifles and Air Pistols although if any are imported from America or China they come with an orange tip

ilpug (author)2012-02-09

One of my new favorites on this site. The humor is Shatnerian in proportion.

Matrix-technician (author)2012-02-04

Aw mah gawd! I started crying when i saw this i was laughing so hard. Point the gun at some and be like "here, it's for you". He's got a gun, TAKE HIM DOWN!!!!

Destiny's calling...

Matrix-technician (author)2012-02-04

Best Iphone "ible" ever. period...

Now can I have a free mana potion? :p

Kemerd (author)2012-01-10


Treknology (author)2011-12-29

Looking over your tools list is more than adequate.
Hammer + iPhone = Problem solved.

Sovereignty (author)Treknology2012-01-03

God, I love comments like this. *****

arpoky (author)2011-08-16

This would be a PERFECT gift for the people in the nut-hut that is across the river from me! Just imagine what those nice people in their clean white coats would do!

Napoleon XIV--"They're Coming to Take Me Away! HA-HA!"

skoolerror2 (author)2010-03-10

man nice going can you make it for a phone

DIY Dave (author)skoolerror22010-04-19

it works for any phone that has bluetooth

Calltaker (author)2010-01-31

I work third shift in a call center where this would be freaking awesome!!!!  Some calls really make you want to do that :)


jam BD (author)2009-12-02

Great !!!

adamsdead (author)2009-01-15

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fordag (author)2008-07-17

Bad idea. White btw could be mistaken for matte stainless steel at a distance and the red tip is easily missed. Anyone can paint a gun. A police officer is going to have to react as if this was real, especially since it's something being held by an adult, who should know better. Pulling this thing out to use is going to look like drawing a gun. A person can draw a gun and fire it in under 1 second. A cop needs to make a lot of decisions in a very very short space of time when they see someone pull out a gun in a crowd. Bad bad bad idea

DIYDragon (author)fordag2009-07-12

hmm yes, probably not the best public headset. But would be cool to have at home to freak out visitors. Maybe for Halloween too. : D

ki10 (author)DIYDragon2009-08-03

I think it would be fun to have hanging on your wall to pick up when you receive calls at home. Handsets are kind of clunky for mobile use anyway.

lupinesoul (author)fordag2009-01-12

They can't shoot you if you aim at your head! xD

____Phi____ (author)fordag2008-08-28

Agreed, yet maybe paint it stripped orange? haha

Shagglepuff (author)fordag2008-08-18


altaria1993 (author)fordag2008-07-27

orange tip! orange tip!

hellpilot (author)fordag2008-07-27

I can pull out my gun in a second <_

Silence (author)2009-07-17

I think this would certainly raise some concerns for psychiatric assistance if an unknowing individual caught you pointing a gun at your head and mumbling to yourself :P The Canadian versions of Air Soft weapons, "Soft Air", are transparent with orange tips... unmistakable, but they still roughly represent real weapons in size and shape.

blackbears (author)2008-08-27

i think if he made a blue tooth dildo he may get a more positive response

volquete (author)blackbears2009-06-28


PKTraceur (author)2008-10-07

Im guessing you love your mana potions fromThinkGeek?

volquete (author)PKTraceur2008-11-16

i noticed that too. what do they taste like?

PKTraceur (author)volquete2008-11-16

I've never tried them.

volquete (author)PKTraceur2009-06-28

apparently the health tastes like apple/cinnamon and the mana tastes citrusy

volquete (author)PKTraceur2008-11-16

me either, they look gross X_x....

Mitten (author)volquete2009-01-06

They are the Mana company.

Check it out

kobimaru (author)2009-06-15

Is there any way to use, say, a cap gun, perhaps?

Santee (author)2008-07-15

Dude, that is the most idiotic thing I have ever seen. I am all for the right to carry arms but that thing is dangerous. A child who is around someone using that thing and then sees a real handgun the consequences could be devastating.

Redgerr (author)Santee2008-07-16

seriously? comon... he painted it white and put a bright orange tip on it. noone would think its a real gun- not even a young kid. MABE if it was black it is possible but its like a joke lol not a brain blaster

cyrozap (author)Redgerr2008-10-25

the orange tip HAS to remain orange. anything that looks like a gun but isn't has to be either painted orange or have an orange tip. he painted the gun white because: A) to make it look less like a real gun and B) to make it look more Apple-like

oniman7 (author)cyrozap2009-06-05

A lot of people get confused on that. You don't need the orange tip. The only time you are required to have an orange tip is when you are selling it. You should still leave it on, especially if you're anywhere but private land.

volquete (author)Santee2008-11-16

that's true, but you could teach them that they should only touch the guns with an Orange colored tip. All toy guns,airsoft guns have one, and it's illegal to take it off or paint over it!

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