Exercise Your Second Amendment Rights With Lip Balm Gun

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Introduction: Exercise Your Second Amendment Rights With Lip Balm Gun

This instructable will show you how to construct a less-than-lethal, easily concealed, personal defense weapon. The design's only drawbacks are that it is a single shot weapon and it has the killing power of a marshmallow dropped from the height of two feet. You might be suprised by how far it shoots though. You'll lose the projectile before you know it!

I first learned of this technique back in fourth grade and no assault on my person has gone unavenged since.

Step 1: Required Materials

The first thing to do is get yourself some lip balm. In my experience, Chap Stick works the best but feel free to experiment.

Step 2: Dispose of Balm

For this weapon, the one thing you don't need is the actual product. Chapped lips are a small price to pay for personal security.

It takes an extremely long time to use up an entire tube of Chap Stick. Pictured is a suggested procedure to speed things up a bit.

Step 3: Balm Advance Knob Becomes Trigger

With your fingers, teeth or pliers, pull the balm advance knob back from the tube. It should just pop off. There is a plastic plunger on the end of that threaded shaft. If it came loose when you fully advanced the balm to bite it off, you can just push the plunger down a bit and screw it back in. Lefty tighty, righty loosey in this rare instance.

The shaft should be screwed into the plunger just a few turns in order to allow the maximum throw on the plunger.

Step 4: Locked and Loaded

Pull the knob all the way back, put on the cap and you're ready to shoot! Protective eyewear is strongly suggested. Amber or yellow tint is always best for shooting.

Sharply strike the plunger with your free hand in the manner shown below. Pressure builds in the tube and forcefully blows the cap off the end. Watch your aim!

Always practice gun safety. You should never hand somebody a loaded gun. For this reason, if anybody ever hands you a chap stick with the cap still on, punch them in the face.

Step 5: Demonstration

Here is a video of the gun in action. How did that dog get downrange? BAD DOG!


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    What do weird strawberries taste like and where do I get some

    ...if anybody ever hands you a chap stick with the cap still on, punch them in the face.

    ...it has the killing power of a marshmallow dropped from the height of two feet.

    I first learned of this technique back in fourth grade and no assault on my person has gone unavenged since.

    Chapped lips are a small price to pay for personal security.

    HAHAHAHA!

    Lol, 5/5 stars for making me smile!

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    used a extra large glue stick for this project. everyone who attacks me sooner or later ends up with a one inch perfect circle shaped bruise somewhere on their body.

    I'm making something similar to this out of PVC piping and an air compressor... probably a bad idea, but who cares?

    Hahaha. That's neat. What will it shoot?

    I hope you won't be shooting it at people or animals though-that could be dangerous (and possibly illegal!).

    i didn't have any lip balm, so i used a super size glue stick. improved the seal on the plunger, oiled the lid connection, as well as the trigger shaft, thing sting like a brick at twenty miles per hour. don't ask why i know what that feels like.

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    hahahahahhaha, i never got to try it, i dont wana waste a tube so i gotta finish it off first
    good for me because i USE it now, helps out my naturaly dry lips =)

    aah... you ever try the gluestick method or the wonderful prank of replacing the inside part with low-powered explosives, attaching match heads to the shaft, and coating the inside of the tube with sandpaper? the results are hilarious! although a bit dangerous...

    nope, sounds like im gunna do it now.....
    if any1 gives me a dangerous idea, i usually end up doing it,
    ex: a pocket sized deadly crossbow

    I used some of the stick to make a better seal. It now has the killing power of a marshmallow dropped from the height of 3.5 feet!

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