Intro: Coat Hanger Airgun Flechettes
This 'ible will show you how to make the most painful and damaging projectiles you can fire out of an airgun: the flechette. You could use these for pest control or just target shooting. These are in the outdoor survival contest because they can kill small game at ranges inside of 40 feet.
Step 1: Materials
For this, you will need a pair of tin snips, some q-tips with a plastic, hollow body, and a coat hanger.
Step 2: Cutting the Materials
Take tin snips and cut the q-tip in half, and then take the snips and cut a 1" section of coat hanger.
Step 3: Assembly
Wedge coat hanger section into the q-tip shaft.
Step 4: Loading and Firing
If you have a break barrel airgun, load normally. If you have a multi-pump airgun, get out a gun cleaning kit and assemble the .17 cal. rod. Muzzle-load it and make sure it is touching the sliding breech block. Fire away!