And you need something that can shoot a lot of rubberbands in a small time period?
Well your family / friends are going to learn that in war technological advantage quickly can change the tide of war because today you will learn how to make a shotgun that fires 18 rubberbands at once or separatly!
Like I said, today you are going to learn how to make a shotgun that fires 18 rubberbands at once, seperatly or in small bursts. How fast and how many you shoot all depends on how quickly you can pull the fore-end backwards.
Lately I'm really getting into rubberband guns but I refuse to buy those small plastic trigger thingies! I believe there are other ways to make fun rubberband guns without the need to buy the most important parts from companies. And with this ible I think I have proven that. I started out building the luger clothespin rubberband gun. And although it's a very cool gun, the reload time is just to long and the amount of rubberbands shot just to few to have some serious fun with those guns alone. Should you stop making them now? No ofcourse not, I still use them as a side-arm and they really come in handy in certain situations where you can't reload. They are only not so handy as a main weapon.
That's why I needed to come up with something that could fire multiple rubberbands and would be easy to reload. Then one time while playing with some rubberbands I saw that one would climb up (and then fly off) on a hillshaped piece of wood without me having to do anything. I then knew that this was the way to fire multiple rubberbands. I then needed to find a gun that has a piece that could be pulled back (where I could place my hillshaped pieces on to which I'll be referring as "flippers" during this ible) and still look realistic. I didn't need to search for long before I found the pump action shotgun. It's big, it's cool and looks completely realistic while firing the rubberbands (I know pulling back the front-end is realisticly for reloading but who cares?)
Me, my family and friends already have had al ot of fun with this gun and that's why I decided to share this with you guys so we can all have some fun with our family / friends / colleagues in the backyard / classroom or office!
Here's a little video, showing the gun firing in different modes and how to reload the gun. The written explanation can be found in step 10. This is the first video I ever made so I hope it's good :)
In my believe this is the perfect gun for any child, teenager or adult who wants to have some harmless fun in the classroom, office or backyard.
This is an entry for the "DadCanDo Family Fun"contest so if you think this ible is a winner please rate and vote for me :)
Disclaimer: A rubberband has not hurt anyone to my knowledge except perhaps a sting that lasted 5 minutes, so as far as parts of the body that get shot goes, there shouldn't be any danger. However if the rubberband should shoot in somebody's eye, they could really get hurt. It's therefore my advice that the people who play this game use goggles or glasses during play so they won't accidently put someone's eye out. I advice sunglasses, it makes you seem a lot cooler and that's always a plus ;)
Step 1: Tools and materials
- Jigsaw (power tool)
- An adjustable workbench (or something else you can clamp your wood on and easily saw it)
- A vise
- A piece of wood: 2 x 30 x 18 cm / 0.78 x 11.8 x 7 inch (any wood will do, I actually used a pallet my dad brought home to use as firewood.)
- Another piece of wood: 1 x 45 x 3 cm / 0.39 x 18 x 1.2 inch
- A wooden rod: thickness 1 cm / 0.39 inch, length 45 cm / 18 inch
- Hard plastic: 11 x 3,5 cm / 4.3 x 1.3 inch (thickness should be as thin as possible but without it flapping around, I used a beer commercial board that I had laying around (see pic) )
- 7 nails
I had all these materials at home so this was free for me. I'm pretty sure you'll have these materials at home to or you can improvise. For instance I used a pallet for the main part because it had a good thickness but if you find 2 cm to thick to hold in your hand comfortably you could easily go with another thickness. The same goes for the type of wood. Pallets mostly use hardwood to carry the heavy weight that is put on them which is great because it will make the gun sturdier and almost impossible to break.