Introduction: How to Shoot Coins

In this Instructable I will teach you how to shoot coins from your hand.
I recommend this to anyone, and everyone!
Only people that can snap their fingers can do this.
Warning: Do not shoot at anybody. Trust me, I know, it hurts. I will not be responsible for your actions.

Step 1: What You Need.


*Your hand. (Your right hand. I don't know if left handers are able to do this. I don't know, why don't you lefties try it?)

*A whole lot of coins. I only use pennies, even though dimes are better. The smaller the coin the better. But I don't use the dimes, because they're very easy to lose, and it's a waste of money!

*An open space. A large room with no breaky objects.

You're ready to go!

Step 2: You. & Coin.

Take a coin. (Here I use a penny)

Step 3: Place the Coin

Place the coin on your middle finger, where I have the red line. Which is almost in the center of my finger.

Step 4: Where to Put Your Thumb

Now place your thumb on the coin as shown. See how you can still see my middle finger showing underneath the coin? That's how it has to be.

Step 5: Position Your Arm

Hold the coin the way I showed in step 3 and 4, and hold your arm up like I am in these pictures'.

Step 6: Shoot the Coin!

As I said in the intro, you can't do this unless you can snap your fingers.
Now keep your arm in the position from step 5, and snap your finger with the coin. The coin should shoot across the room. Most times you can hear it whizzing.
Also, look at the three pictures in this step to get a better idea on how to shoot the coin.
Don't get frustrated if you fail, try again, following the steps closely. After a while, you'll get it!
Remember, do not have Coin Shooting Wars. It's a bad idea.

Please leave your comments!

--Zaderman

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ShardPlateBlade (author)2017-01-17

1. You can do it with your left hand; it just takes practice. 2. Putting your ring finger on your middle finger gives it more power. 3. Have you read Mistborn? Because this is something that pretty much comes straight out of it. 4. Are you related to Parker Jensen?

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Brittanybug911 made it! (author)2016-01-09

Okay i found that its the same as snaping just with a coin between your middle finger on and your thumb so if you go to snap just slip a coin in between your snaping fingers and snap. Hint hold your wrist in different positions to get it to fly different. WARNING may back fire and hurt also watch for pets and kids

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busterbuster18724 (author)2012-04-15

FIRST TRY: oww ow owwwwwww owwwwch
SECOND TRY: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwoww man that hurt maybe next time ill get it!
THIRD TIME: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aowwwwwwwwie nope not gonna work :(

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CodyA2 (author)busterbuster187242015-04-12

But for real it just takes practice, keep trying and you will get it eventually! I Promise!

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CodyA2 (author)busterbuster187242015-04-12

Lol! Same for me, hahaha!

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Sorry! It DOES take some time to get it! I tried it for about a week, and when I was shown a year later, I picked it up instantly! It's worth it to know how to shoot coins! Like instead of tossing coins into fountains in touristy destinations, you can just shoot it from up to 20ft away! But "practice makes perfect"! :)

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Superhat (author)ZaderMan2014-12-09

Same. Couldn't do it at first, then 1 year later I was shooting like a pro. :D

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Superhat (author)2014-04-18

Thanks for the ible! My cousin tried to teach me a few years back, but he's left handed (it's possible!) and I'm ambidextrous, but it was hard to wrap my mind around it. Then I came across your ible and was so happy. And now I can do it with both hands! #ftw

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bobbytricle (author)2012-06-20

every time i try it it just goes up and falls back down any suggestions??

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ZaderMan (author)bobbytricle2012-07-19

How do you mean, it goes up and falls back down? Hold your arm up so your elbow is pointing straight in front of you, and your hand is right next to your ear. Hold the coin as shown and snap your finger. It's also fun to hold your hand down at your side to shoot people behind you :P

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doughnutguy1 (author)2011-03-13

so in other words, I should get a staate wide coin war :D nah, jk. Great 'ible tnx for makin it!

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ZaderMan (author)doughnutguy12011-03-17

Haha that would be pretty epic! Thanks for looking! :)

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doughnutguy1 (author)ZaderMan2011-03-18

no problem

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fender-electric-guitar (author)2010-04-07

hey great instructable could you post a vid

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Hey, wow, been so long since I've been on here, sorry for the year-late reply. I will try to get a video up soon! :)

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