Hot Specialized Weapons How-Tos

How To: Tie an eight plait round braided whip

This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. Working with eight strands is demonstrated but the same technique will work from 4 to 16 strands. This is the first step in learning how to make your own whip and what is more fun than using nothing but muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound? You can also make it as a paracord lanyard, belt, hatband, bracelet, etc. Always wear eye protection around paracord. Watch this video specialized weap...

How To: Make a mini crossbow easily

Store bought crossbows can be quite expensive, so why not make a miniature crossbow at home? In this video, make an all wooden crossbow with really simple household materials. To make this easy wooden crossbow you will need a hot glue gun, a skewer, popsicle stick, elastic bands, and a clothespin.

How To: Granulate black powder

Alexpyro teaches you how to granulate black powder to create Lift Powder in a few easy steps. First, you need to pour a good quality meal powder into a bowl. At this point you can mix in 5% Dextrin if you would like. Next, you should mix at least 70% isopropyl alcohol into the powder. Do this until the mixture is consistent and maintains its shape when squeezed into a ball in your fist. You can also use acetone and denatured alcohol in place of the isopropyl alcohol. To continue, clump the mi...

How To: Make a high-powered stun gun

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a high-powered stun gun out of easily obtained supplies. This easy to find materials would be some wire strippers, some wire, needle nose pliers, rubber gloves, a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, and an old disposable camera. Once you make this powerful taser (or stun gun), be careful, because this device delivers a VERY powerful shock.

How To: Tie a rope whip

To tie a rope whip, you will need the following: 50' of ¼" rope, scissors, a tape measurer, and Stretch your tape measurer out to 5'. Run your rope along the tape measurer, looping back, when you get to the end. Continue in this way until you have looped 5 times.

How To: Make a biblical style rock sling

This video demonstrates how to make a rock sling similar to one that would have been used in the Bible story about David and Goliath. The sling is made out of one piece of rope. An intricate knot is made in the rope to serve as the pouch that holds the rock. The video shows slow, step-by-step instructions for how to weave and tie the knot in the center of the rope so that it looks like a small basket about 2" wide. Make a finger tether at one end of the rope. This video can be used to make yo...

How To: Turn an Electric Stapler into the Simplest Coil Gun Ever

One of the coolest things about coil guns is that they're powered by electricity. Usually, if you want to DIY one, the coil itself is the most expensive part. Don't want to buy one? You can either make one yourself, or steal one from another device you aren't using like How To Lou did with his electric stapler turned coil gun. To build it, Lou used the coil from an electric stapler, some PVC, and a few other small things you probably have lying around like electrical tape and a nail. Once he ...

How To: Tie a twelve strand round plait braided whip

This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. It will be easier to tie the 12 strand round braided whip if you can already tie the 8 strand round plait braided whip. This is the overp-lait with 12 strands. Learn how to make your own whip and use your own muscle power to drive a bit of string through the speed of sound. Watch this video specialized weapon tutorial and learn how to tie a twelve strand round plait braided whip.

How To: Make a mini flamethrower

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a mini flamethrower. The materials needed for this project are: a squirt bottle, lighter fluid, stick or toothpick, candle and tape. Begin by taping the stick to the side of the squirt bottle. Then tape the candle on the end of the stick. Make sure to line the wick of the candle in front of the spray bottle nozzle. Now fill the bottle with the lighter fluid and light the candle. To use the flamethrower, simply spray the bottle. This video will...

How To: Make a vortex cannon

Shoot rings of smoke across the room with a Vortex Cannon! In this instructional weapons video, learn how to make a vortex cannon. You can learn how to make the tub thumping cannon, and the barking tube vortex cannon. Follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this tutorial and have fun shooting rings of smoke!

How To: Make paper arrows for your homemade bow

Are you packing a handmade paper bow? Chances are, you're going to need arrows to go along with that paper bow. Instead of wasting money buying wooden arrows, why not make your arrows at home out of paper as well? In this two-part video, learn how to make sturdy paper arrows for the tiny cost of a couple sheets of paper!

How To: Make a mini blow dart gun

Blow darts meet western culture in this great, fun, and easy to follow tutorial video. Learn how to make a mini blowpipe and mini darts with shoelaces. Most, if not all, of the ingredients for this recipe are probably in your home or office already. We wouldn't recommend trying out the weapon in this how-to video at work though; you might get fired. But otherwise, use this blow dart gun wherever you want, except humans of course. Be safe.

How To: Make a mini crossbow at home

Bored on a sunny afternoon? Don't even think about going outside to play without one of these easy-to-make mini crossbows! To make this crossbow you will need four pencils and a handful of rubberbands. Get cracking on this weaponry project and take your fun levels through the roof!

How To: Make a golf tee blowgun

With just a $1.50 pipe and a pack of standard golf tees, you can have a blowgun capable of shooting 100 feet! Not recommended for shooting people though. Why don't you just stick to cardboard targets, or somebody's soda can?

How To: Construct an instant, no-fire ninja smoke bomb for quick escapes

Some of the most distinctive tools of the ninja in popular culture are the smoke bombs they throw at the ground the instantly go off without lighting them, yielding a dense cloud of smoke through which they escape. This video will show you how to make ninja smoke bombs at home you can use to make yourself vanish. Very useful for family gatherings and corporate meetings. Active ingredients include stump killer and matchheads, both always fun.

How To: Make a simple (but powerful) rubber-band slingshot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple rubber-band slingshot. First, grab a strip of paper and fold it up in small folds until you reach the top of it. After you do this, fold it up to more times to get the thickest and smallest piece of paper you can get. Now, take your rubber band and place it between your thumb and pointer finger. Now, place the paper in the middle of the rubber band, then pull the rubber band back with your other hand and the paper will go into the air. Be carefu...

How To: Make a homemade crossbow or slingshot

Everyone recognizes slingshots - they remind us of Dennis the Menace, Leave it to Beaver or another precocious TV kid. Slingshots are classic weapons - they are easy and cheap to make and can be pretty effective if used right. In this video, learn how to make an inexpensive slingshot out of common household items. Just follow along with this step by step and you will be slingin' in now time!

How To: Make sulfur-less black powder using sugar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make sulfur-less black powder using sugar. The materials required for this project are: potassium nitrate, charcoal, sugar, scale, spoon and cup. Begin by measuring 16g of potassium nitrate and pour it into the cup. Crush it until it's a fine powder. Now measure 4g of sugar and pour it into the cup. Then measure 3g of charcoal and pour it into the cup. Mix the ingredients together for 13 minutes to create the black powder. This video will benefit t...

How To: Make a "Deadly" Pneumatic PVC Nerf Dart Gun

PVC is some pretty versatile stuff, especially when it comes to homemade weapons. You can make a homemade paintball gun, a carrot-firing rifle, or even the Burrito Blaster spud gun. YouTuber Top City Gear (aka Drew) made a PVC blowgun a few months ago, but he wanted something that packed a little more punch, so he built a pneumatic Nerf gun that looks like it really hurts—watch him try it out on his friend in the video below (skip to about a minute in to see it in action).

How To: Make a homemade paintball gun

This video demonstrates how to make a homemade paintball gun or Nerf gun.The materials required for it are a coke (soda) plastic bottle, CPVC) (PVC) (copper) valve, scissors, half inch PVC or tubing pump, Teflon tape, hot glue gun tape. PVC glue is optional.The basics method to make a paintball gun is shown here. The shape and form of the gun depend on your creativity. Firstly take the coke bottle, small bottles work better. Make a hole in the back part of the bottle and start cutting the edg...

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