Introduction: How to Make a Rubber-band Pistol

I cant believe i couldn't find anyone else making one of these. All this is is wood and a clothespin in the basic design, but mod this up and creates multi-shot ones or crossbows.

Step 1: Materials

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All you need for your rubber-band pistol is a peice of scrap wood with around 2 in. X 4-8 in. X 1/4 of an inch. You will also need a small nail and a clothespin.

The wood needs to be cut at a 45 degree angle on one side and pretty flat on the other side.

Step 2: Add Everything Else

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Take the clothespin apart and attach the bottom part (wood) to the 45 degree angle so the tip just clears the edge. Nail this in. Then put all the parts of the clothespin on it and your ready to shoot.

Step 3: Shoot Something... Hopefully Something

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Just put a rubber band in between the "jaws" of the clothespin and on the end. With a little practice this can shoot well enough.


tan123 (author)2012-03-19

If you're into RBGs then you should checkout ogg crafts gun locker at
Hes got a lot of cool stuff there.
Anyway nice ible.

pates1 (author)2007-07-21

to simple....i want more complex

nutsandbolts_64 (author)pates12009-05-13

this is inspiration for my newly in progress pistolized skewer gun, see the date on upper right:)

and it will be multi-shot with a simple triggering mechanism patented by patented on his skewer gun involving one of those black clips, the smaller the better, next I'll try to make a multi-shot organ pen artillery for school warfare that fires five at a time. And then uhh....... maybe, I'll make up my mind, for now if your making weapons, join my group @

Instant membership but your instructables will be checked by me, as long as
it causes terror I will allow it, expect your instructable to be checked in 1-2 days and less than week when summer's over :)

mattpintojr (author)2009-01-23

very informative... i know exactly what i am supposed to do

Aeshir (author)2007-05-17

Lol, you couldn't find one of these on Instructables already? I had one of these up in June 2006. Anyways, I like yours too.

nerfer192 (author)Aeshir2007-11-19

what does lol stand for? hey wait! im not demented! Laughing out loud!

dunnos (author)nerfer1922008-01-18

a lot of ppl say lol thinking it means something like funny

nerfer192 (author)dunnos2008-01-18

it means laffing out lowd

dunnos (author)nerfer1922008-01-19

i know =] alot of other ppl dont =]

foxtrot4697 (author)dunnos2008-07-28

lol ur username is dunnos when you said and i quote "i know"

sjoobbani (author)nerfer1922008-03-30

L augh O ut L oud When u laugh if someone says somethin funny!

dravken (author)2007-12-23

looks good and I like it

Maxaxle (author)2007-08-08

Ehh...not that good. Besides, I searched for a crossbow lol.

pagangod (author)2007-05-18

my dad made me one of these when i was a kid

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