The Amazing Rubber Band Slingshot Guide!

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Hey, and welcome to my first instructable, in this instuctable I'll teach you the in's and out's of the amazing Finger Powered Rubber Band Gun! From ammo to targets and everything in between!
But, bear with me as this is my first instructable

Supplies:

Step 1: Materials

To have fun with your rubber band, first you need the materials, a regular rubber band you find anywhere works. You also need 1 small square or paper and/or 1 small square of aluminum foil.

Step 2: Making the Ammo

To make the ammo, take your peice of paper or aluminum foil and start folding lengthwise as far as you can, then fold the foil in half to make a V shape, and then your done!

Step 3: The Rubber Bands

The rubber bands are simple but effective, when you break a rubberband, take 2 clothpins and attatch the rubber bands sides to make a higher powered gun. Any rubber band will do, but one that can fit your hand!

Step 4: Holding the Gun

To hold the rubber band, take your index finger and your thumb and make a very wide V shape with it, then put the rubber band around both of your fingers and your ready to go!

Step 5: Firing

To fire, do step four then hook a type of ammo onto the rubber band, pull back, aim, and FIRE!

Step 6: Modifying

Modifying ammo is easy to do but it can really hurt! The modifiations i do to my ammo is but a paper clip inside the bullet, sticking out of the end and wrapping it in tape, but, bullets can be made out of anything, so expariment and try.

Step 7: Disclaimer

Warning! These things hurt! I am not reponsible for any injury that occurs when playing with this. I am also not responsible for your actions wich result in any fines or trouble.

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    rasta_bhoy

    7 years ago on Introduction

    PROTIPS:
    and yes, this is my own personal experience from this "arms race" i did back in grade school
    cr@p tier: folded paper ammo
    good tier: rolled tightly paper ammo
    god tier: triangular rolled paper ammo -- so that the tips have the lightest density with the middle folded one having the most dense parts. most accurate ones too btw

    happy hurting! :D

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    AWESOME9802

    9 years ago on Introduction

    We call 'em wasps in our school, prob bcuz it stings so much. i prefer rolling up the paper then using the table corner to bend it (it gets too thick)

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    rawknexstuff

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I have a mod idea. you can take a brad fastener and put the elastic between the 2 prongs and it shoots really far.

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    MegaMaker

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Can someone please put pictures of the finished product? The directions are not very clear to me.

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    Frindledon3

    10 years ago on Introduction

    my cousin taught me this when i was like 8 and we call them wedgies. I got hit in the ear and almost started bleeding. it hurt like CRAP!

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    liny

    11 years ago on Introduction

    A rolled piece of paper works better than a folded one. It flies better and straighter. A rolled up piece of paper also hurts more.

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    Dec20056

    10 years ago on Introduction

    lol my mum taught me this when I was lyk 8 we still do it at our skool we'r 16. I shot my m8 in the face 3 tyms in a row im lyk the best in my skl I was the first person to do it at my skl then evry1 copied me and there was wars now no1 will face me cuz I kill people with them (not literally) but I give people giant bruises.

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    jayro707

    11 years ago on Introduction

    ONE DID THAT BUT HIT MY PRINSABLE WITH A THUMB TACK-UH OH...HE GOT ESPELLED.DID I SPELL IT RITE?

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    Gibson_SG_95

    11 years ago on Step 6

    i think this is pretty cool but the paperclip thing... this happened 2 years ago at our school... 2 idiots were flinging paperclips at eachother with rubberbands and one missed .... it flew into someones eye and now, shes blind. so i wont be doing the paperclip thing!

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    Bran

    11 years ago on Introduction

    At my school, this would be known as hornets, not to mention against the rules (but who follows rules?). We don't call the pieces of folded-up paper bullets, either, those would be the hornets. But hey, could just be a regional thing. Could I ask, however, what advantages (and disadvantages) the foil "bullet" has over the paper one besides looking awesome?

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    BurningSandmanBran

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The advanteges to me is that they may or may not hurt more (depending on how you make them). Also, foil is easier to mold (molding into a point at the end).

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    Well, the foil ammo doesn't shoot as far as the paper one but foil hurts a bit more (Also easier to make if your in the lunchroom). I call the ammo "bullets" because I think hornets are paperclip ammo, maybe I'll add that into this instructable.

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    Yeah it's a bit obvious, but you can use a pen or stick pointy objects in whatever ammo your using to cause pain, my modded ammo ripped through a sheet of paper!