Introduction: Make the Strongest BB Gun + Video

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I'll be showing you how to make an extremely powerful homemade BB gun that can shoot through soda cans. Heres a video proving it can shoot through a soda can.

Step 1: The Materials

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All you REALLY need for this project is:

A balloon
A pair of scissors
and A toilet paper roll

Step 2: Cutting the Balloon

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Begin by cutting the balloon at the tip. Do this until it is fully removed.

Step 3: Wrap the Balloon Around the Toilet Roll

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Take the balloon that you just cut and wrap it fully around the toilet paper roll. Then just re-arrange the lining to make it even.

Step 4: How to Use It

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Now your done. Too use it, drop the projectile into the barrel (the tip of the toilet paper roll) and pull the balloon back then release to shoot.

Step 5: Test Shot

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Testing this homemade bb gun, I decided to take a copper penny as the projectile and a soda can as the test subject.

Step 6: Results - Success

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After shooting the soda can a good 3 times. The fourth time was a charm. It went right through the soda can like I expected. Hope you enjoy the BB gun. Please rate this instructable if you found it helpful.


Aaron1088 (author)2013-03-04

I liked the idea of this had a quick look round and the balloons I had were only water balloons so too small. So I found an old tube from a toy BB gun that was plastic and about 1cm in diameter, and it worked great. fires far, probably as far as my cheap BB gun. I rather like this instructable as I did not consider using a balloon. and this creation. can be easily concealed.

Although a good thing I would consider is chopping up a plastic tube from a "devil trident" or axe Halloween thing (they are like £1) as they are cheap and putting a balloon on that as the tube is smaller and stronger, easier to hide.

ryanw1449 (author)2008-12-30

hey yerr i can make a stronger one

yooh get a kitchen washing glove cut of the two biggest fingers get an eminems cylider packet
the littl chocolate things

they are pretty strong so a small hack saw is advised or a very sharp knife

then yooh sticky tape the two gove fingers to the packet (try use eletrical tape its better)

and have fun we acidentily killed a bird once so be carful...
any questions write back on this page...

casey321b (author)ryanw14492009-07-25

lol its hard fer me to kill them on pupose...

ryanw1449 (author)casey321b2009-07-26

yerrr but I wass trying to shoot mii friend and he moved all of a sudden i hear a bird going off and then it drooped off myy fencee lol i went a grabeddd iht and iht wouldnt moveee lol ..

JerBear (author)ryanw14492011-08-06

Why do you type words like that?

Derek Vigil (author)JerBear2011-11-26

His keyboard is probably broken.

funnydan (author)2010-10-04

Awesome Video!

Dreistein (author)2010-09-29

dude this is awsome me and my friend played paint balling with this, but we used pepper corns and pop corn curnells as ammo 5 stars. : )

ps:shoot this into ballistics gel its awsome!

SorryBarry (author)2009-07-24

thats not the strongest bb gun my daisy red ryder is stronger it shot through an altoids can it may be the fastest homemade bb gun but not the fastest

ducktape.mac (author)SorryBarry2010-07-16

hmm, the daisy red ryder goes around 300 fps give or take some. it is also a single pump. i have a daisy 800 powerline multi-pump. i was trying to modify an altoids tin into an ipod case. so lacking a drill i shot it at close range with a hunting pellet. though it did bend the tin to the extent of ruining it and rendering the tin useless it didn't put a hole in it. i pumped the gun 20 times (with ten pumps the gun shoots 750 fps) so it was shooting well over 1000 fps. now it may be that i shot it with a lead pellet and that you shot it with a bb. but did you modify the gun at all?

sharlston (author)SorryBarry2009-09-02

it maybe the fastest but not the fastest? i think you mean strongest

woody558 (author)sharlston2010-03-11

fastest homemade but not fastest overall

big-will (author)2010-05-07

this is good

narutome44 (author)2009-12-28

worked great got 7 squirrels but not good on accuracy

medius (author)2009-12-18

This is actually a commonly made prison weapon for self defense or what have you. It's fairly difficult to kill wth it, but it's pretty dangerous none the less.

xxXISlipKnoTIXxx (author)2008-11-20

oi isnt this a frigging glove gun or somthing i made one of these when i was 9

yes it is

st j (author)2009-06-27

your voice is annoying

grue (author)st j2009-07-18

turn off the volume and use a speech to text software

st j (author)grue2009-07-19


casey321b (author)st j2009-09-04

it would be better if it was a hot voice and not a robot...

SorryBarry (author)st j2009-07-24

why so stuborn

kaboom05 (author)2008-08-22

this is called a glove gun i make them with mi m8ts try solder some solder wire into a ball and shoot it makes great ammo

sharlston (author)kaboom052009-09-02

i get a mini coke can tip it upside down and put the solder near the edge and melt it with a lighter and when it drips it rolls into a ball

onfire340 (author)2009-01-21

i got long wrapping tube and shot an Air soft BB out of it and it went a little over a 100ft!

ryanw1449 (author)2008-12-31

yerr the barrel on the m&ms; packet is an inch or more wide so yooh get very good accuracy

mynameisjonas (author)2008-12-30

good idea, but i think that you need to use a smaller barrel to increase the accuracy, and use a BB pellet

knoxarama (author)2008-12-28

my pen gun is srtonger then that and it's smaller.

SKINZ (author)2008-08-19

cool instructable im gunna try to use rubber gloves my miss has a load to dye her hair with not for long now tho lol

Thelonelysandwitch (author)2008-08-14

try pennies the hurt like a bullet.

MR.builderguy (author)2008-06-20

I like the gun, but my only baloon broke. Any ideas????????

try to stretch the balloon before you put it on or blow it up then put it on. It worked for me

Xonah (author)MR.builderguy2008-08-03

Maybe a rubber the finger of a rubber glove? Its thin but also very strong. Or maybe a condom, some are very elastic.

Xonah (author)Xonah2008-08-03

Woops, forget the first "rubber" ;].

RazorG606 (author)MR.builderguy2008-06-20

Yea, thats normal. Unfortunately, after a while, the balloons wear down and you will have to get new ones. My only idea is to get really sturdy balloons that cost a little bit more and can endure more wear and tear.

maxidk8000 (author)2008-08-01

oh my god.............i didnt even think of that!!! all this time i wanted the easiest thin to make and there it is......i feel so dumb!

legokevin360 (author)2008-07-18

this thing takes to much ammo up.

neluz (author)2008-07-01

this thing sucks it's not accurate

paintballzmanx1234 (author)2008-04-11

I love balloon shooter with 6mm plastic BBs when I shooting it at soda cans and boxes and papers and I shot 3 people with that and I shot one at tyler and he said that it hurts my hand and my leg soooo much "it stings!!!" and I shot it at my cousin colton but it didn't hurt him becuz he was have a coat on so, and I shot it at taran too and I shot him in leg and he said it hurts so much! I feel bad about that..

have you tried paper hornets

legokevin360 (author)2008-06-11

come on

cstrike pwner (author)2007-10-06

this bbgun sucks oooo i'm scared of a crappy gun thats weak

RazorG606 (author)cstrike pwner2007-10-06

Yea, when you get shot in that stupid head of yours, you'll be saying the exact opposite.

cstrike pwner (author)RazorG6062007-10-27

This is a bad ranged weapon, but it's a ok close range weapon.

its only bad cuz ur 2 weak 2 use it

cstrike pwner (author)RazorG6062007-10-07

my bbgun is better than this. it can go through 10 cans from 30 ft. This it can't even hurt you. I bet this can't even can only dammage skin. And it's not strong. i've seen airsoft (very weak guns you don't pump that are but stronger than that). they fly through cans 20 ft away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this thing made me bleed at 10 feet i think its very powerful for a homeaid bbgun especially for what its made outof and you bought yours at a store for atleast 50 probly this thing costs next to nothing

So it's worth it. Atleast i can hunt.

yeah i no im just sayin that this is pretty powerful for a gun made out of a balloon

yes it is powerful for it's parts

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