How To: Make a Molotov cocktail with gasoline

This is a detailed description and demonstration on how to make a Molotov cocktail. Molotov cocktail, mockingly named after Vyacheslav Molotov, is the generic name for a variety of improvised incendiary weapons, also known as the petrol bomb, gasoline bomb, or Molotov bomb. Simple to make, they are frequently used by rioters.

How To: Make Your Knife as Sharp as the Devil Himself

This article is written for those of you who are not satisfied with just having a sharp knife, and for those of you who would like to make your knife as sharp as the devil himself. There are many ways to sharpen a knife, and my method is just one of many, so before we begin, let me explain the pros and cons of this particular sharpening method.

How To: Make flash paper without using acid

Flash paper is a fun little tool, mostly useful for scaring people, doing magic shows, or scaring people during magic shows. Here, learn how to make it yourself at home without using the dangerous chemicals, including acids, inherent in most processes for it's manufacture. All you need is an oven, a gas cooker, a few simple chemical ingredients, and a desire to make paper burn more quickly than it already does.

How To: Make a spud gun ignitor

This video shows an easy way to create an ignition source that can be used for spud guns, fireworks, and other things. You begin with a disposable camera, which must be taken apart. First, remove the cosmetic back and front from the internal components and remove the battery. The camera must then be dissembled further by detaching the yellow center from the rest of the device. The black and white piece of the camera that creates the flash should now be exposed, and you can make a spark by tou...

How To: Make an easy homemade rifle silencer

In this video, learn how to make an easy & cheap home made gun silencer. Materials you will need include: aluminum steel, screen material, a sponge/steel wool, and string or thread. Spray paint is an optional item, in case you'd like to customize it. Good luck with your project!

How To: Clean an SKS Rifle

So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $2,000 rifle with all its fancy bells and whistles is much better, but just keep in mind that your SKS will still be functioning long after that fancy rifle has been thrown in the scrap heap. If properly maintained, an SK...

How To: Fix a faulty trigger on your Airsoft gun

Oh, no! The trigger mechanism for your favorite Airsoft gun isn't working! Fortunately, in most cases, this doesn't mean you have to buy a replacement - you can usually easily and cheaply repair the trigger. You'll need a screwdriver so you can remove all the screws from the gun case (and be careful not to loose any of the screws!). And don't forget to remove the magazine before attempting to take the gun apart. Then just clear any blockage you see!

How To: Make your compressed air tennis ball cannon better

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to build a compressed air tennis ball cannon.

How To: Make a legendary smoke bomb from easy to find materials

If you want to make a small little smoke bomb from scratch, this next tutorial is what you need. In it you'll be using potassium nitrate, powdered sugar and some other ingredients as well. It doesn't take too long to make, but it does require you to know how much of the ingredients you'll need. This can be used for a variety of different reasons, including making something for a science fair project.

How To: Build a BB machine gun

Granted you have an air compressor, a BB machine gun (BBMG) is a very easy and effective device for shooting BB's at a high rate. The basic principle behind a BBMG is that by adding air into the chamber the BB's are resting in, the BB's will bounce around the chamber at high velocities and continue bouncing until it sends itself through the barrel. So, watch and learn to see how to make this BB machine gun. You'll need a some PVC caps, drill bits, PVC primer and glue, a blowgun, Teflon tape, ...

How To: Make Stable Flash Powder

Here I shall show you how to make stable flash powder for all your uses in firework. It's not real flash powder, but the result is pretty good and not so sensitive like real flash powder. In my country, fireworks with flash powder inside of them are illegal, so I decided to make my own.

HowTo: Make a Wicked Powerful BB Gun With an Air Compressor

Below, David Ye demonstrates how to make a sick DIY BB gun using an air compressor. Ye says: "I got bored and decided to make a BB gun using my air compressor. The secret sauce is a one way valve that blocks air from the firing chamber but allows air in the other direction to rapidly propel ammo into the gun. This allows me to tube feed BB's, even when the gun is inverted. It's also much faster than gravity feed versions."

How To: Make an impact flash bomb

Learn how to make an impact flash bomb! With this video tutorial, you'll be making ninja grenades in no time! Throw these grenades to the ground and make your escape in a flash of puff and smoke. To make these flash bombs, you'll need a ping pong ball, sandpaper, superglue, flash powder, tissue, matches, and scissors. Make an impact flash bomb.

Reusable Fireworks: DIY Bang Snaps You Can Throw or Smash

They go by many names — poppers, throwdowns, snappers, or bang snaps — but we all know them when we see them. These teeny tiny "fireworks" have been around for over 60 years and are still popular today because they're super cheap and safe for people of all ages to use. Each one contains a piece of gravel with a very small amount of silver fulminate high explosive, all wrapped up in cigarette paper. The paper makes them a huge pain to clean up later, and once you throw one down, it's done.

How To: Clean a Ruger LCP pistol

Watch this weapons video from Talon Training Group, LLC to learn how to clean a Ruger LCP pistol. This Ruger LCP handgun is a semi-automatic .380. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to get some gun cleaning tips for the Ruger LCP -- see how to clear, disassemble, clean and reassemble the firearm.

How To: Disassemble your Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Disassemble and reassemble a Glock 17 handgun

The Glock 17 is one of them most popular handguns in the world, the iconic Glock popularized by police and police films in the 1980's. They're a great place for new gun owners to start, and this video will show you how to disassemble and reassemble a Glock 17 while teaching you all of the relevant terminology related to the gun.

How To: Make an Apple Cannon and a Pumpkin Bazooka

For those of you who have already made a potato gun, apple cannons and pumpkin bazookas are the next advanced step, taking fun to the next level because the fun is proportional to the size of the vegetable projectile. An apple cannon is slightly bigger than a spud gun, while the "pumpzooka" is big enough that it's easier to fire as if it were a mortar. Watch this tutorial video on how to do it all, with Bre Pettis of Make Magazine, then go out there and destroy some vegetables.

How To: Make a bottle cap bomb

This video demonstrates how to make a bottle cap bomb. The materials needed are two bottle caps, tape, a pair of pliers, a knife, a small screwdriver, and some kind of firecracker. Poke a hole in the top of one bottle cap wide enough for a fuse to go through. With pliers, squeeze the powder from the firecracker and put it into the other bottle cap. Fill the bottle cap to the rim with powder. Remove the fuse from the firecracker and add some of the shredded paper from the firecracker to the bo...

How To: Make a BB gun out of a pen

A set of pins are taken, separated and the ink section is discarded. An indented piece of metal pipe is placed and taped at one end of one of the pen shells. A small hole is burned into another pen shell. A bb is placed in the burned hole for testing and let out at one end of the shell. The two shells are taped together. A rubber band is taped to the sides of the shooter shell; in a pull and release manner. Two examples are given of the shooting of the bb from the shooting mechanism section o...

How To: Make a smoke bomb out of creative household items

Ammonium nitrate is a dangerous explosive found in a surprising number of household items, including cold packs and fertilizer. This video demonstrates a relatively safe application of this chemicals powers, the construction of a homemade smoke bomb. In this case, the ammonium nitrate comes from cold packs, and is first dissolved in water in a bucket and then absorbed into a newspaper, which forms the body of the bomb. The massive amount of smoke produced is very impressive relative to other ...

How To: Build the worlds simpliest homemade air gun

My version of a very simple air gun. You need only 3 parts to build the gun and plus barrel. Making it is very easy after finding right parts. Parts im using might be ava... More»ilable only in Finland but this should give you an idea how to build an air gun. WARNING: This device is lethal so use caution when you use it. Dont shoot at anything that might die, like your friend or a rabbit. Just destroy useless stuff

How To: Field Strip, Disassemble, Reassemble, Clean & Maintain a Military-Issued M4 Carbine Rifle

At home, owning a rifle is either for sport or fanaticism.  Having an M4 Carbine, however, is illegal.  Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine, most notably— the U.S. Military.  And for a soldier, that rifle means life or death, so it’s the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today.  For a soldier, cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority, because an unclean rifle can resort in jams, misfires, and other malfunctions.

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.

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