Instructables

Pointy and Explosive Airsoft Darts From Push Pins

This Instructable shows you how to make pointed or explosive 6mm darts out of household materials.

Obviously, these are dangerous, probably illegal, and a ton of fun.

EDITING NOTES: I first published this back when I was pretty new to the site, and just got around to editing it up to my current standards as best I could. Forgive the picture quality, my first camera was pretty low quality and I had no idea how to use it correctly. This project isn't too practical, but still a fun way to spend a few hours. 
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:
  • Push pins (not thumbtacks, use the kind in the picture)
  • Fast drying adhesive (I used hot glue, but CA glue or hobby glue would work fine too)
  • Cap gun caps (mine came in rings so I had to cut them out)

Tools
  • Power drill  with a chuck that will securely hold the push pin by its point
  • Wire cutters
  • File- you might want to use a larger one for roughing and a smaller one for finishing
  • Razor knife
  • Cheap spring powered Airsoft gun (I mean it, use a crappy one. These darts are very roughly made and can easily damage the inside of an airsoft barrel, or destroy the hop-up system.)
  • Wire brush to clean file teeth

Step 2: Set up

Take the push pin and stick the pointy end in the drill chuck. Make sure it is in straight by spinning the drill and watching if the pin wobbles. If there are any wobbles, correct them and tighten the pin securely in place.


Note- This will not work with all drills. If your chuck cannot tightly hold the pin, then try wrapping the pin tip in tape before sticking it in the chuck.
gemoney9 months ago
does it work in any other type of airsoft guns
ilpug (author)  gemoney9 months ago
I would only use it in cheap guns because it can damage the barrel and destroy the hop-up. i'll add some info about that at some point, thanks for the update
rjcullis12 months ago
Good stuff I will give it a try
ebaneser1 year ago
Add weight to the front of the exploding dart to make it fly straight
Aron3132 years ago
Make a video of it!!
ilpug (author)  Aron3132 years ago
I really need to reassemble the thing before I do that... I suppose I could, but I need a Youtube account to embed from.

Let me work on it, it may happen.
Aron313 ilpug2 years ago
ok Thanks
freeza362 years ago
Awesome!!!!!!!
spcolsson3 years ago
i need to make ammo like this for my potato cannons.......
ilpug (author)  spcolsson3 years ago
well, i would reccomend taking hte empty tubes that caulking comes in, and modifying them. with only a few wraps of tape they will fit snugly in a 2 inch barrel, and can be made to fly straight quite easily.
I believe lathing refers to wood
ilpug (author)  airsoftbeast403 years ago
it commonly does, however, metal lathes are also common in some industries. i just said it might be lathing because you are using a tool to shape a spinning object. its just semantics anyway.
Awesome. I might do this on one of those boring summer days =)
laneman133 years ago
awesome
ilpug (author)  laneman133 years ago
thank you