Category Archives: Zip guns and improvised firearms

Improvised 9mm pistol

An improvised 9mm firearm fashioned using parts taken from a captive bolt gun.

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Never enough barrels.

Earlier this year police in Medina Minas Gerais received a call that a man was firing firearms on a public highway. Upon arriving at the scene police encountered a 52 year old man with a shotgun and after searching his house discovered four more homemade firearms. This quad barrel favela sweeper definitely takes pride of place.

Improvised pistol made using airgun barrel

An improvised .22lr single shot pistol seized in Brazil. The barrel and front hinging section cut off from an airgun appears to have been utilized.

Home Depot .38 ‘Liberator’

Here is a pistol built by a reader which fires .38spl. Everything used to make this was purchased from Home Depot for under $30. The barrel was even rifled by hand and reportedly shoots accurately.