Homemade paintball guns: Are you thinking of making a paintball gun by yourself? Don’t worry !!! you are in the right place. In this post, we will discuss step by step process of homemade paintball guns.
Are you feeling that the paintball guns available in the markets are little costlier than what you can afford? Don’t worry you can make one at your home and enjoy the game. The kind of gun which we are discussing in this post requires only some basic home use materials.
Paintball can entertain you for plenty of reasons, at the same time it can be potentially dangerous. Thus we if you are a minor, then please follow the below steps under adult supervision.
Steps for Home made Paint ball guns
Lets split the entire process into two different sections as below
- Making the paintball gun
- How to use paintball using your new gun
Making The Paintball Gun
Choose an empty plastic bottle which has a cap on it. You can choose a bottle of any thickness as it doesn’t play an important role. It is always better to choose a thick plastic bottle to make your gun stronger. For better result, use an empty and clear plastic bottle with a capacity over 750ml. However, a smaller size can also be used.
Drill a small hole of 2 cm at the center bottom of your bottle. You may use a drill machine for accurate hole size. Make sure, you make the hole at the exact center of the bottle. This will helps to improve your paintball accuracy.
- Please make sure that you use the drill machine without hurting yourself. Seek the help of experienced once if you are not sure how to do it.
Make another hole of size 1 cm below the hole which you have drilled in the previous step. Make sure your the two holes have a minimum distance of 1 cm. Avoid drilling the second hole near to the first one to avoid cracking of bottle. Holding the bottle while making a hole will help you to create a more accurate hole.
Insert a 15 cm long metal pipe through the hole to the inside of the bottle. Make sure you insert the pipe in a way that 5 cm of it is going inside the bottle. Which means, you will have 5 cm of the metal pipe inside the bottle and remaining 10 cm outside. This metal pipe is used as a barrel for your gun. However, bigger or smaller size metal pipe will work fine.
For the next step, we need a lighter with a bendy tip which can be placed inside the second smaller hole. For better result please use a lighter with 8 cm long bendy neck. Insert a 2 cm length of the lighter neck inside the smaller hole as shown in the below image. This lighter will ignite and cause an explosion effect which is used to propel the paintball out of your gun.
The lighter will work as your paintball gun trigger. To attain that, bend the lighter to the side of the bottle and glue it to the bottle. Place a hot glue between the lighter and bottle so that it hold tightly without any chance of detaching. Keep the glue to dry for around 5 minutes. You can also use super glue or any other glue option as per your convenience. However, avoid using tapes.
How to use paintball using your new gun
Place a small paintball pellet of size around 1 cm into the metal pipe. In the case of the pellet which is small and cannot fit firmly in the pipe, then try adding some layer to it. You can use a scrap paper to wrap the paintball so that it fits firmly to the metal pipe. You can purchase paintballs of different varieties from an online shop or paintball accessory shops.
Open the bottle cap and spray some deodorant into the bottle. Make sure you keep the deodorant neck near to the bottle. Avoid inhale or direct exposure with the deodorant. Hold the deodorant bottle button for around 5 seconds to fill sufficiently. However, you can use hairspray or any other kind of aerosol deodorants. Always perform this step in an open area, avoid a closed room for this step.
Quickly close the bottle lid back and make sure you screw it tightly. Make sure you close the cap tightly to avoid any leakage of deodorant out of the bottle.
Now that everything is set, its time to fire your paintball. Press the lighter trigger to fire the paintball out from your homemade gun. The flame produced by the lighter react with the aerosol and create an explosion inside the bottle. This will push the paintball out through the metal pipe.
Make sure you use the gun under adult supervision and do not use it to hurt any animals.
This post describes the step by step guidance on homemade paintball guns by yourself. Please feel free to make one yourself and share your result via comments.