Make the Strongest BB Gun + Video




I'll be showing you how to make an extremely powerful homemade BB gun that can shoot through soda cans. Heres a video proving it can shoot through a soda can.

Step 1: The Materials

All you REALLY need for this project is:

A balloon
A pair of scissors
and A toilet paper roll

Step 2: Cutting the Balloon

Begin by cutting the balloon at the tip. Do this until it is fully removed.

Step 3: Wrap the Balloon Around the Toilet Roll

Take the balloon that you just cut and wrap it fully around the toilet paper roll. Then just re-arrange the lining to make it even.

Step 4: How to Use It

Now your done. Too use it, drop the projectile into the barrel (the tip of the toilet paper roll) and pull the balloon back then release to shoot.

Step 5: Test Shot

Testing this homemade bb gun, I decided to take a copper penny as the projectile and a soda can as the test subject.

Step 6: Results - Success

After shooting the soda can a good 3 times. The fourth time was a charm. It went right through the soda can like I expected. Hope you enjoy the BB gun. Please rate this instructable if you found it helpful.



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    104 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I liked the idea of this had a quick look round and the balloons I had were only water balloons so too small. So I found an old tube from a toy BB gun that was plastic and about 1cm in diameter, and it worked great. fires far, probably as far as my cheap BB gun. I rather like this instructable as I did not consider using a balloon. and this creation. can be easily concealed.

    Although a good thing I would consider is chopping up a plastic tube from a "devil trident" or axe Halloween thing (they are like £1) as they are cheap and putting a balloon on that as the tube is smaller and stronger, easier to hide.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    hey yerr i can make a stronger one

    yooh get a kitchen washing glove cut of the two biggest fingers get an eminems cylider packet
    the littl chocolate things

    they are pretty strong so a small hack saw is advised or a very sharp knife

    then yooh sticky tape the two gove fingers to the packet (try use eletrical tape its better)

    and have fun we acidentily killed a bird once so be carful...
    any questions write back on this page...

    4 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yerrr but I wass trying to shoot mii friend and he moved all of a sudden i hear a bird going off and then it drooped off myy fencee lol i went a grabeddd iht and iht wouldnt moveee lol ..


    8 years ago on Introduction

    dude this is awsome me and my friend played paint balling with this, but we used pepper corns and pop corn curnells as ammo 5 stars. : )

    ps:shoot this into ballistics gel its awsome!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    thats not the strongest bb gun my daisy red ryder is stronger it shot through an altoids can it may be the fastest homemade bb gun but not the fastest

    3 replies

    hmm, the daisy red ryder goes around 300 fps give or take some. it is also a single pump. i have a daisy 800 powerline multi-pump. i was trying to modify an altoids tin into an ipod case. so lacking a drill i shot it at close range with a hunting pellet. though it did bend the tin to the extent of ruining it and rendering the tin useless it didn't put a hole in it. i pumped the gun 20 times (with ten pumps the gun shoots 750 fps) so it was shooting well over 1000 fps. now it may be that i shot it with a lead pellet and that you shot it with a bb. but did you modify the gun at all?


    9 years ago on Step 6

    worked great got 7 squirrels but not good on accuracy


    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is actually a commonly made prison weapon for self defense or what have you. It's fairly difficult to kill wth it, but it's pretty dangerous none the less.

    gruest j

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    turn off the volume and use a speech to text software