Introduction: Staple Crossbow

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This instructable pretty much shows how to shoot staples with just a rubberband. They are very lethal, dont underestimate them.Have fun with it!

Step 1: Supplies for Our Weapon

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Just one rubber band, the kind thats smaller and tighter.And a stack of staples.

Step 2: Staple Break

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You want to just tear off one or two staples at a time when you are just beginning,but later you will be able to do much more.

Step 3: Staple Shape

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You want to bend(this shouldnt be very hard) the staple into a shape of a checkmark.

Step 4: The Rubberband

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Now you need to now how to position the rubberband so you can shoot properly. You want to stretch the rubberband so that the front(in between your fingers) is somewhat taut, if not, you have a hance of shooting yourself.

Step 5: Gripping the Band

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After you stretch the rubberband taut, you have to clench it against your palm so that the rubberband doesnt move out of place.Just pretty much make a fist on top of the rubberband.

Step 6: Aiming and Firing

After you have the rubberband held, you must hook the staple onto the rubberband with the hook facing away from you. When you have this done, all you have to do is just pinch the staple with the rubberband and pull back and let go! You should have a lot of fun, but these sure do sting alot, you'll be surprised. If you are having trouble understanding how to shoot it, Watch my video to check it in action.


Master Wasi 47 (author)2014-11-15

We have wars with these crossbows .Thanks for reminding old days.

Colonel88 (author)2009-11-24

Wicked sweet but hard to grip.
                   Finger slips
            And then it misses.

(no REALLY. Finger does slip on the staple, any way to fix it?)

nave25 (author)Colonel882009-11-24

Yeah when you are gripping the staple, you can pinch the staple where it's bent which is also sandwiching the rubberband, making it easier to grip with out slip.

timjelly (author)2009-04-20

a student at my school(in 2006) shot a staple like this at the teacher and was expelled from the school because this happened more than once. the teacher bled

JF196JF (author)2009-04-14

woot! my sister is pissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

biggyeyes (author)2008-09-02

lol I did that and my mate bled lol. good thin the staple wire didn' get inside xD

humpiestcow (author)2008-04-27


MisterHankie (author)2008-04-21

ive done this before at school during an assembly like 3 years ago and it was F***ING HILARIOUS (until I got written up)

weebl (author)2007-04-24

i dont think tat it would be lethal but it was fun!!!!!!!!1

duct tape (author)weebl2008-04-20

Might be lethal in the eye.

nave25 (author)weebl2007-04-24

probobly not lethal, but they sting like a bi*ch

yellow elephant (author)2008-02-21

these things sting. nice

half3mpty (author)2007-12-06

haha. thats cool. u shuold take a band to school and shoot people wen they studying or something. cuz i always find staples on the ground.

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