Introduction: SUPER Cheap Airsoft Pistol

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First of all, this is not my idea, it was my friend's. Second of all, if you are stupid enough to hurt yourself or others with this gun, I am not responsible.

Can't afford a good sidearm when you're out hunting people with your teammates? Now you can! This may be one of the easiest thing you have ever created (but not really)!

1. No loading! Just pull the trigger!
3. Easy to make.
4. Compact.

1. Loud.
2. Inaccurate.
3. Time comsuming reload.

Step 1: Stuff You Need

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First of all, This is not some $200 project that you will regret you spent money on when you are done, THIS instructable may only cost up to $5 and takes only a few minutes.


1. Black "Detective Special" Cap Gun. (If also has black pistol grip, you are lucky because of it's quality)
2. Screwdriver.
3. Caps.
4. 6mm plastic BBs.
5. 4-6mm thick metal rod.
6. Hot glue gun with glue.

Step 2: Getting Rid of Orange Cap.

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To get rid of the orange cap (which is necessary), you have to dig in your screwdriver on the inside of the edge that sticks out. Then, pull your screwdriver outwards, and an edge should tear off. Do that until there are no edges left. Now, open the cap gun, and shove the screw driver into the barrel, and push it until the cap pops out. Don't worry, if the barrel breaks, it does not matter, as it is only used for decoration.

Step 3: Making Sure Everything Works.

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Now, take a 6 BBs and put them in each hole of the magazine. Now, use the metal rod to push them all the way down. If one of then falls when you tilt it upside down, use some a tiny drop of hot glue on one side, wait until it dries, and shove the BB back in the magazine. If all works well, you have a perfectly functioning BB sidearm.

HAVE FUN!!! And remember, don't shoot anyone in the head unless they are wearing PROPER headgear.


steven.kettles (author)2014-12-28

Here are the best airsoft pistols you can get.. not cheap but they are worth it

hockeymonkey81 (author)2014-11-22

you can light them on fire and use them as bombs.

hockeymonkey81 (author)2014-11-22

you can light them on fire and use them as bombs.

hockeymonkey81 (author)2014-11-22

Tacos are illegal is USA.

GunMan2288 (author)2014-03-25

i am gonna make it

War pig (author)2013-07-18

What's the fps

nickal (author)2013-06-05


5chidori (author)2009-04-09

i'm pretty sure airsoft guns without orange tips are illegal

rhys25690811234 (author)5chidori2013-04-23

they are 5chidori

kikon9 (author)5chidori2010-05-23

 You could just paint an orange tip on there

zipzapper859 (author)5chidori2010-01-23

they are but it isn't really a airsoft gun just a cap gun that has airsoft bbs in it and not many poeple would use this in a airsoft war unless for a backup backup or you could just use it for target shooting

spenfisher12 (author)5chidori2010-01-05

they are

nyo9 (author)2009-07-04

how bad dose it hurts? nice gun

XxCreative ProdxX (author)nyo92009-09-01

i think we have to glue the orange thing back on its illegal without it

YA that's why there has to be an orange ring or cap on a bb gun/cap gun becausei t looks realistic to a nearly blind cop.(from a distance)

c3ralki1l3r (author)Colonel882013-02-01

Its using gun power, i think it qualifys to be lethal :P

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Colonel88 (author)2009-09-28

this is pretty weak.... maybe put gunpowder down there? and this is inaccurate LIKE HELL. you would be lucky if it doesnt blow up in ur hand. :D

venom1539 (author)Colonel882010-03-26

That would be the best idea everr! It would only shoot one time because it would probably melt.

Or shatter explosively.

ilpug (author)Colonel882010-05-31

love the irony. putting gunpowder in would make it blow up. definitely.

Gunfreak2300 (author)2011-08-21

This is regarded as a firearm, I hope you know that. And not just an airsoft gun, it's regarded as an actual one, because any device that uses explosives meant to launch a projectile is. So, you might want to watch out.

llamatard (author)2011-07-21

i think that no orange tip is ok bcuz the budk catolog sells them pure black everywhere and in acadamy sports and outdoors has 6mm guns w/ no orange tip

vince andrew (author)2010-09-02

how fast can it go

ilpug (author)2010-05-31

I have the exact same gun, and i did not remove the safety tip. all i did was drill an opening in the tip with a pocket knife. I suggest that for legal/safety reasons you should repost this ible but leave the orange tip on. That tip might save your life.

12Hippos (author)ilpug2010-06-06

Good idea. I did not do that since the low quality plastic is very brittle and might break.

the-ruler-of-craziness (author)2009-01-04


Excuse me, but how does this make any sence?


Please Rewrite your comment so that I can read it. Thank You.

flaresam (author)12Hippos2009-02-01

he was about to make the same instructable.

ilpug (author)flaresam2010-05-31

told. your overzealous comment was just point-blank headshot by the voice of reason. thank you author.

and btw, dont whine if someone makes something first, just collaborate and share ideas with that person.

dude, chill, it was like a year ago

the mechanical engineer (author)2009-02-09

i hope you know if there is not some kind of orange on the barrel, it is somewhat illegal and you will be fined and have the gun taken away

It is only illegal to have a homemade/modified projectile launching device for anyone under the age of 18.

this is not an actual firearm, so yes is must. i know because my friend got his gun jacked and fined because he was playing with an unmarked airsoft gun

Oh, thank you for telling be that. the easy solution to that will be to just but ornage tape on the end of the barrel...

yup that will work just purtiful fine unless it falls off, so paint or fingernail polish might be a better choice

Not all country's have the orange tip rule. Look it up first before making a decision.

ya but it really couldn't hurt anything, and sometimes it's better safe than sorry (kind of ironic coming from me though)

If you live in the US I am 98% sure it is illegal for any airsoft gun to have less than the top 1/4 inch of the barrel orange.

ilpug (author)Draxis2010-05-31

yes. The minimum is 1/4 inch, but many companies make it 1/2. Also keep in mind that if you hava a bunch of expensive airsoft guns, and then make this one and get caught without a tip on it, the police can legally confiscate all of your other nice expensive guns, as well as any knives, real guns, or like weapons you own. This is unlikely, but i have heard of it happening.


not to be rude i just sayings i dont think anyone cares if the gun gets taken away seeing as it costs near to nothing.

its not getting the gun taken away, some cops will fine you and that gets expensive

crazyscott85 (author)2009-02-11

epic faaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil..... not to be rude or anything =)

12Hippos (author)crazyscott852009-02-12

How so?

crazyscott85 (author)12Hippos2009-02-21

how not so? plus its not airsoft anymore... airsoft is when the ppl is being propelled by air. this is being propelled by explosives

12Hippos (author)crazyscott852009-02-23

Yea but you won't call it Gunpowdersoft would you? It sounds ridiculous

crazyscott85 (author)12Hippos2009-02-23

Uh yeah it's still not airsoft though... You could call it a bb gun or something I guess but it's still not airsoft.. and you can buy a airsoft pistil for like $10 anyways

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