Here's how to turn a mousetrap into a fun little handgun that shoots up to 40 feet! This is a great project because it can be made with simple materials, very basic tools, and in just a few minutes!

Step 1: What You Will Need

This pack of two mousetraps was only $0.98 from "Lowes" home improvement store!

Aside from those, all you're going to need are;

- 2 small screws (like the kind on your door hinges)
- A small piece of 2x2

Suggested tools to make the job easier are;

- Screwdriver
- Needle-nose pliers
- Wire snips

<p>really cool dude. I watch your videos all the time and I really like the giant balloons. Where did you get the liquid nitrogen from any way?</p>
<p>i hav a bit of a problem. mine just fires the projectile straight up. i love your inventions</p>
Is awesome
How far does it shoot
This might make me sound stupid but do u think u could make a video for this?if its a trouble to do it than i understand -AJ
<p>Here's a link to his how-to video. Enjoy!</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNcpJwu0I5I" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNcpJwu0I5I</a></p>
technically there not fire arms. thier spring powered.
Building it 5 stars
how much would this hurt if you shot someone such as your friend? tee hee.
soooooooo cool!
I've been watching your videos on YouTube, one word! genius!! <br>I will definitely make a few of your inventions. <br>Thanks!!
That is a great compliment. Thank you for your feedback, and best of luck :)
LOL... a rapid-fire <strong>assault</strong> mousetrap! Love it!!!!
:D Thank you!
Explode, launch, melt, engulf.....so destructive. For your next project I recommend &quot;grow flowers with gun powder&quot; or &quot;pick berries with a chainsaw&quot;. I'm only kidding. Your work has no comparison! The way you think is really a gift. Thanks for sharing!
:) Thanks for your compliment! lol
Suggestion: rat trap!
Great video--Ive seen several of yours and Ive got to say you are one of the best in structuring and information--thanks alot <br>
Perfect for helping my students to better understand newtons laws of motion, potential and kinetic energy, and lab safety! You create the model for how all instructables should look. Thanks, and super job.
make one out of a rat trap
Now I wanna get that 10&quot; mega sized rat trap I've seen lying around and do this. <br>Shotgun power anyone?
Thanks for sharing this! I'm always looking for homemade weapons I can make with my grandson.
this is cool.
Hey Grant! I like the new step by step format! I'm a picture person and would rather not watch a video...but I know people who prefer that too! Great job, you should enter the pocket sized contest!
Cool! Maybe try using a rat trap. That might make the gun penetrate the paper target. I used a mouse trap in one of my knex guns but knex can't hold back a rat trap as easily as mouse trap.
Dangerous and fun, I like it! I wonder if that big box of mousetraps I saw is still around...
Very fun toy. And a bit dangerous...
Cool! And I like how you did a step by step with a video! Then you have the step by step pictures for those who like it, and video for those who would rather have that!
Thank you Penolopy! :D

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