very cheap shooting solution


March 8, 2007, 06:42 PM
boredom has caught me again and so has a broken airgun :( but i improvised! this is pretty fun too...
fiddiling around with the broken air pistol.. trying to fix it but then all of the sudden this crazy idea pops up
take the barrel from the airgun and use it in a real one! heres what i did
broken air gun... took the barrel out
wrapped some tape around it until it was about 9mm in diameter on both ends
slid it in my beretta
took some empty shells and primed them
load a bb like a muzzle loader
loaded the empty and bang!
suprisingly accurate, quiet, kinda fun too
now be aware you still have to cock it back and load, etc.
no way is this dangerous
cannot be used in revolvers (i tried on a old h&r but the primed shell is too far away)
practice your trigger pull
i bet all of you are going to make fun of me now :evil: but hey if you cant get to the range might as well get "some" practice in

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Professor K
March 8, 2007, 06:53 PM
Just priming the cases and putting wax in the case is better.

Or put make molded wax bullets.

Rubber bullets, too.

I guess your method works, but it's VERY innefficient compared to this.

March 8, 2007, 06:56 PM
what kind of wax? i dont like cleaning wax :barf: but a good idea no big difference in price if you have a broken air gun and some bbs or something else small

Professor K
March 8, 2007, 07:11 PM
Paraffin, AKA candle wax. You probably wont have to do much effort to clean it, just go fire a blank and it should all burn up.

The reason I think your idea is innefficient, is that it's muzzleloading, while the wax bullets, if you have a revolver, it'll operate as normal, and if you got an autoloader, all you gotta do is rack the slide.

March 8, 2007, 07:25 PM
lol just before you posted i cut the barrel down to 5 pieces and each have a bb with a bit of wax to secure it and i put those in the shells now its bang-rack-bang....

Professor K
March 8, 2007, 09:09 PM
Cool, but I still think the wax or rubber bullets are better. They're bigger, and have more knockdown power.

March 8, 2007, 09:34 PM
im looking for something hard light weight and easy to clean, wax is too soft, rubber gets burnt, so what fits the bill? i was thinking of melting the lead out of a fmj and using the jacket filled with something dont know what yet

March 8, 2007, 10:00 PM
How about plastic?

I have a friend who likes to make shotgun slugs using ice.

March 8, 2007, 10:46 PM
Have you tried the Speer plastic training bullets and cases? Bullet goes into the plastic case and you load it with a pistol primer. If you shoot into something soft like a phone book or a target with a rug for a background, the bullets can be used over and over. I got into this when I tore up a knee and was immobile for a few weeks. Kept my spirits up! ;)

March 8, 2007, 10:51 PM
WHERE!?! that sounds awesome !!

Professor K
March 9, 2007, 05:43 PM

If you want to, you could just buy a bullet mold and pour plastic in it instead of lead so you'd have as many plastic bullets as you want. No special equipment required I think, plastic melts pretty easy, much easier than solid lead. The best plastic would be like model airplane "trees" for hardness, but the easiest to melt would prolly be milk bottles.

March 9, 2007, 06:46 PM
awesome thanks

Professor K
March 9, 2007, 07:56 PM
I'd mold my own, though, instead of buying them.

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