Rubber Band Shooter





Introduction: Rubber Band Shooter

You need nothing but your hand and a band to go gun slinging around the house or office.

Step 1:

choose your rubber band and prepare your hand.

Step 2:

load one end of rubber band between pinky and palm.

Step 3:

loop other end of band around behind your thumb while making pistol with your hand.

Step 4:

hook loose end of rubber band on your forefinger - now you are loaded.



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Today I increase my "dangerousity" x100 :D Simple, nice, clear instructable :D My friends will hate you.

NICE very fun, i made a target yay, brilliant intractable, very clear and simple steps 10/10

From my experience as a kid in the 60s, the secret to accurate flight is to put 'differential tension' on to both sides of the rubber band, so the band spins in flight. In other words, if you ping the band on one side you hear a low note and on the other side you hear a high note.

i made it i just need a smaller rubber band

You need a #Bowslinger. Nice writeup, and very clear pics. Great Instructable!

i didnt knew this .

thank you.


I am sorry but we all know this

I am not a mean person so I will give you 2.5*

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How do you know that everyone knows this? Do you know everything? I'm pretty sure you don't. I personally did know a trick similar to this, but hadn't used it for a while, so it was a good refresher. Anyway its better than the standard slingshot style. I give your comment a 0.01 out of 100.

oh man Ive been doing this for years, highly recommended!

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Thanx, I learnt how to do this ages ago but forgot almost instantly. BTW my freind Shaun made a pen-ink shooting crossbow gun thing out of a couple of texta lids, one hollow texat and a rubber band.

I already know how to do this for 6years

A rubber band war was started in my school a while ago, and the paper wasps dont really sting me and i sell rubber bands and wasp ammo but took my little business "underground" so the princible wouldn't catch me.

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cool, at my school, you would get an after school 1 hour detention for shooting a paperwasp at someone, if the teachers catch you that is

EVERYONE does it. this is just for those dudes who dont know what to do and have never gone out of the house.