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
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
Replace the spring and plastic plug
Step 3: Sear Pin Removal
Step 4: Prepping the Bluetooth Headset
Now cut out the middle part of the rubberized portion of the bluetooth headset.
Step 5: Watch Your IPhone Crash
Step 6: Inserting the Headset Into the Gun
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
Step 8: Disassembling the Magazine
Step 9: Secure the Other End of the Rubber Band
Step 10: Answer Some Calls, Take Some Photos
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
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.