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.

Comments

author
gomibakou made it! (author)2016-06-30

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

author
DA OLIBLAA PRO made it! (author)2016-03-20

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

author
NickCole1953 made it! (author)2015-08-12

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.

author
Crazyninjadj78 made it! (author)2015-03-21

cool i like it

author
Math Logic And Nerd Studios made it! (author)2015-01-31

uh cool knex, I didn't know how to do this

author
JamesV1 made it! (author)2014-08-17

i made it i just need a smaller rubber band

author
wmakin made it! (author)2014-05-05

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

author
samuraijack made it! (author)2014-02-27

i didnt knew this .

thank you.

:D

author
cool knex13 made it! (author)2012-02-23

I am sorry but we all know this


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

author
Gamer Guy made it! (author)Gamer Guy2013-11-12

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.

author
monsterlego made it! (author)2011-08-03

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

author
ThatKnottyguy made it! (author)ThatKnottyguy2012-08-06

+1

author
lhayes11 made it! (author)2012-07-29

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.

author
jlumpkin1 made it! (author)2011-09-22

I already know how to do this for 6years

author
cstringer1 made it! (author)2011-08-23

5646+

author
blorjar443 made it! (author)2010-01-31

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.

author
shadow wave rider made it! (author)shadow wave rider2011-07-15

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

author
mebuildgunz made it! (author)2010-07-12

col lol :-<)

author
Ziggy Stardust made it! (author)2007-10-07

oh no fair you stole my idea:{

author
Foehammer358 made it! (author)Foehammer3582010-01-19

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

author
lowe made it! (author)lowe2009-03-19

if your rubber band is too small, then you wont be able to hold up your thumb

author
num chuck made it! (author)2009-09-29

sweet

author
sharlston made it! (author)2009-08-08

nice ible its really cool and well written :)

author
loltae made it! (author)2009-06-02

good times...goood times...

author
Jupitane made it! (author)2009-04-12

Hey man! Great instructable! Its all clear to me now...... did i say that out loud?

author
kevlarlollipop made it! (author)2007-11-22

Yeah, we used to do runbberband wars in school. Loads of people worked out how to go multi-shot but I would stick to one band but rather then lead with my index finger I'd use the thumb of my OTHER hand (positioned as if holding an invisible vertical grip, sort of) and then extend forward. The result is a far more stretched rubber band which achieves MUCH more range and power; regualr rubber band war sniper I was. :P

author
Imptheshrimp made it! (author)Imptheshrimp2008-10-18

oh man, same thing happened at my school but with paper wasps. My friends and i waged about 2 campaigns against different groups. and frig those things sting like hell.

author
lowe made it! (author)lowe2009-03-19

I got hit in the eye before. It hurts more than you could even imagine.

author
Hudmaster made it! (author)2009-03-17

the best thing you can do with a spare rubber band: this

author
lowe made it! (author)lowe2009-03-19

or put the rubber band on a knex gun

author
YummyPancakes made it! (author)2008-09-28

Hmmm... Is this one of the oldest Instructables on the site?

author
u dont know me made it! (author)2008-06-05

This seems to have brought back many memories...

author
bop96 made it! (author)2007-08-10

my dad has been doing that back in the 50's

author
andrew101 made it! (author)2007-06-15

ive known this trick for years its not that great

author
masterchief442 made it! (author)masterchief4422007-07-04

Yeah, I have too. It;s not that great.

author
Maxaxle88 made it! (author)2007-06-11

Whoa, cool! Be careful, though.

author
samphex made it! (author)2007-06-01

finally a better technique than using index and thumb. Thanks.

author
randName made it! (author)2006-12-22

I'm very good at aiming with this. My error zone is 10cm

author
darkwolf749 made it! (author)2006-07-29

If u like dis, u should do the pencl rubber band shooter thing!

author
the rubber band made it! (author)2006-05-22

Ah... but have you guy hear of the three-shooter hand rubber band gun... http://www.therubberband.info/hand_shooting.php

author
ll.13 made it! (author)2006-04-10

old hat verry old granddad

author
Joe93 made it! (author)2006-04-06

Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

author
xamox made it! (author)2006-03-30

Yeah I've known this technique since I was a kid. You want to really get dangerous put the rubberband between your pinky and thumb, stretch it as far and possible, take a paper clip and unfold it until there is one hook left. Hook on that rubber band and launch, they go quite far.

author
Eggy made it! (author)2006-03-05

FWIW A freind of mine, Leonard, grew up in Indonesia in the 1970s and learnt this rubber band technique from the local kids. He showed it to me in LA in 1997.

author
cokebottle tuque made it! (author)2005-12-26

i always preferred loading 3 rubber bands starting from the middle finger and working down wen loading then firing from the pinky up. you get the best range with your pinky shot so you want to make sure its the last one to be loaded, this way you can start your attack from a distance and work your up to a nice close range head shot.

author
sharath made it! (author)2005-10-25

works great!

author
saul made it! (author)2005-08-15

You can actually load multiple bands on a single finger and shoot "sawn-off" style.

About This Instructable

34,847views

72favorites

License:

More by saul:Bamboo Chalk Holder.life changing egg tricktraining wheels for your helicopter.
Add instructable to: