Introduction: Pistol Grip for Wiimote

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Absolutely indispensible for shooting games on the Wii. Makes Red Steel infinitely more fun.

Step 1: Get the Materials

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AXE shower gel, 12 oz. bottle
2 rubber bands
scissors (possibly a knife)

Step 2: Get Clean!

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Get clean, the cleanest you've ever been with this 12 ounces of cleaning goodness. After you finish this instructable, you'll be too busy to shower so shower now WITH REVITALIZING OXYGEN (?!)

Step 3: Trace

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Clean? Good. Rinse the bottle out as much as you can. Some soap will inevitably be left in there for now, but no worries. Trace your Wiimote onto the bottom corners of the bottle.

Step 4: Cut Plastic, Not Yourself

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Okay, so this bottle is one tough mother. I punctured the middle of the bottom, worked the scissors to the ends, then it was pretty easy to cut around the edges. A sharp knife may definitely be helpful in this part. Just cut the bottom out (as shown in the picture) then work your way along the lines you drew. Also, you might want to put 2 quarter-inch slits along each side where the line starts to curve to allow for the bottle to flex around the Wiimote.

Step 5: Rubber Band Man

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Rinse out the bottle and slide the Wiimote into the top. Take off the cap of the bottle and put two rubber bands so they're stuck between the cap and the body of the bottle, then wrap them up to the top around the Wiimote (one should end up going over the word "HOME" and the other just above the 1 button).

You're done! Red Steel should now be vastly more fun, on both the sword and gun parts.


meddler (author)2010-02-24

Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. I am thinking about trying to make a pvc pipe stock, so you can use It like a rifle. After six years in the ARMY I'm used to swinging an M-16 around.

Capt. Fat (author)2009-01-06

Simple....Yet effctive. Nice job

Brother_D (author)2008-06-09

Uhh... its impossible to make redsteel seem fun.

mr. popo (author)2007-11-24

i made a wii zapper out of knex and it looks and feels like the real thing i might make instructions for it

Bartboy (author)mr. popo2008-04-23

Build it!!!!!

ultimate_sniper (author)2007-11-10

plastic bottles makes ya wii cheap just buy the wii zapper wen it comes out.

well what are you gunna do until then. I'm only gunna use this till the zappe comes out and i'll probibly get the zapper for christmas so this will work in the Mean time. Another thing if you spraypaint the AXE bottle white i'll match more.

sme sme

what the heck does that mean?

"same same" sorry because im from england and thats the sort of slang i use


did u download that new channel on the wii called ,check mii out ,i got it its absolute rubbish.

it ok i like getting miis from around the world though. and the contests are ok

ye it ok but theres only one contest at the moment, but nintendo said hopefully there should be at least 4 contests running simultaneosly. ye lol i like it when you can download others mii's i downloaded michael jackson lol.and theres kenny aswell LOL

I downloader the Cookie Monster lol I also mad eWesker and put him up there. My Mii Artisan is named Alien

kll my artisian called dilanoshi i posted : bush, borat , big mamma, ,britnny(with bald head : P), and others LOL

dude i saw ur Brittany :P i just made Tom Brady and i've put up 9 or 10 Mii's including Albert Wesker

lol chek mii outs quite kll

Sypran (author)2007-09-27

lol nice, im trying to do this with knex, nintendo is planning to make plastic molds though, 1 to look like the origonal nes zapper and another to look semi like a tmp, im not sure when its comin out, oh yeah and i almost forgot that gutar hero for wii will have a gutar mold 2... (go ahead wiki it)

originalwynne (author)Sypran2007-10-31

what should i type in 2 wiki coz i cant find it?

Sypran (author)originalwynne2007-11-03

you gota wiki "wii zapper" and it should go to it

Metal4God (author)2007-07-13

you know what would be funny if you bought the remotes but but he didn't buy the wii XD XD XD

imonsei (author)Metal4God2007-08-08

actually one of my friends bought a wiimote without the console. it plugs into a pc over bluetooth fine. he bought it so he could play with it over glovePIE

CaffeineHouse (author)2007-08-03

lol, wii 'moats'.. is that like a big round pool surrounding your wii to keep people from using it?

Metal4God (author)2007-07-13

thats right you think not LOL

imonsei (author)2007-06-28

i wanna play with a wii too :( preferably my own wii (which i hope i will get for my birthday, but i probably won't) to quote the scissor sharpener guy "this is not sex" ;) when i get a wii i wil definitely get my clean on with some OXYGEN ACTION!!!!!1111!!!1!!1!1 lololololo :D

knex hater hater (author)2007-04-24

kick ass dude. but looks a tad too big. if i had a wii and a bottle of axe shower gel. id do this.

PetervG (author)2006-12-01

If I had a Wii, I wouldn't trust the controller on sharp plastic, mod it by putting fabric on the gun part or something? Looks like so much fun!

trebuchet03 (author)PetervG2006-12-01

Yeah, apparently those wiimotes can break TV's, put holes in drywall and dent PC cases (all from people flinging them around) and still function perfectly. That's pretty amazing considering how sensitive accelerometers tend to be.

leevonk (author)trebuchet032006-12-01

there are no accelerometers, all the wii remote has is an IR detector, the wii console has an IR transmitter:

Fenwick (author)leevonk2007-02-20

You're wrong, kinda. I code scripts and stuff for using the wiimote on PC, there is more than an IR sensor. Kronaxi is right.

Kronaxi (author)trebuchet032006-12-01

the accelerometers are built into a small chip which, when attached to the board inside, makes it very stable and hard to break. leevonk, the IR detector is used for tracking the cursor on the screen. But everything else is done by the accelerometers.

nistco92 (author)PetervG2006-12-01

the plastic actually isnt all that sharp - its pretty thick, so its blunt along the edges. Also, the controller is standard Nintendo quality, so there's no real risk of it getting damaged.

AdeptNoob (author)2007-02-08

I have a Wii (Which I'm proud to say I stayed at wal*mart for 15 hours to get one at midnight on the first day it came out) Red steel is awesome. I suggest it to anyone. Being a nintendo fan, I think it rivals Halo2

arevolutionist (author)2007-01-09

I do not own a Wii (though desire one greatly), but it seems like a gnarly hack. :)

hide98 (author)2006-12-05

nistco92 Just a question, I'm assuming you have red steel, how is it? Some people say it sucks and some say it's awesome, and I was wondering If I should get it.

nistco92 (author)hide982006-12-05

I like it a lot - I haven't had too much time to play so far because of finals, but I like what I've played. It definitely takes some getting used to in terms of controls, but the grip really makes it so much more fun. The way the game's designed, the remote aims right where you point the end, so it's kind of awkward at first (think shooting with just a normal remote). It's more natural with the grip because your hand is perpendicular to where you're aiming, as opposed to twisting your wrist and shooting in the direction of your thumb. (again, think shooting with a remote control vs. a lightgun) Also, I bet multiplayer is awesome and crazy, but I haven't tried it yet (still only have 1 controller) Other stuff about the game: story is extremely contrived/typical dialogue is often laughable gameplay can get a little repetitive, but the novelty of the controller makes up for it overall, it's a blast to play, and I can't wait to try multiplayer

firemanfu (author)2006-12-03

I get ma wii after x mas will definatly do dis

JakeTobak (author)2006-12-01

That's really cool, but it can use some work. First off, something better than rubber bands to connect it. Also a trigger would be cool, one that pivots on the bottle, and the top part is pulled back and hits the button.

nistco92 (author)JakeTobak2006-12-01

The trigger's on the controller (look at the image in step 5. I chose rubber bands because they're easy to get on and off and I only use the grip for Red Steel right now. They actually hold it pretty tight in, and I've had no problems with it sliding around, even pushing hard on the trigger (which I thought might push the controller back). If anyone can figure out how to rig something to hit the A button (on the top of the controller) by using your thumb, that'd be sweet.

Crash2108 (author)2006-12-01

That's cool, but isn't there already something that does this that comes with it?

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