Two zip guns seized by police which are assembled from readily available pipe fittings. Both consist of a threaded copper pipe with a brass hose nipple for a barrel. A striker attached to a spring and a length of wire rope is pulled back and released to fire.
Earlier this year a 25 year old women in Ho Chi Minh City accidentally shot a man through the eye while demonstrating a zip gun before going on the run. The victim was hospitalized but later died of his injuries.