Tag Archives: pipe guns

Suppressed Zip Guns Seized in Kazakhstan

Simple hardware store zip guns seized by police in Kazakhstan. With this design a finger is used to flip the bolt out of its slot to fire, in place of a typical trigger. Nail gun blank power charges combined with an airgun pellet serve as an improvised ammunition substitute.

Recent NSW Police Seizures


A few examples of DIY firearms seized recently by police in New South Wales, Australia.

12 gauge sledge hammer

A sledge hammer in the van or in the yard will evoke little suspicion. Flip the handle around, swap the shell from one end to the other and with these example you have a fully functioning 12 gauge shotgun.

Improvised slam shotgun (Brazil)

A homemade 12 gauge slam type shotgun with the addition of a captive ‘pump’ barrel and loading window cut into the outer pipe.

Homemade shotguns seized (Brazil)

Shotguns made by a 29 year old man who was arrested while trying to sell one of the weapons at a bus station in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Each appears to be an improvement over the traditional improvised design with the addition of a ‘trigger’ type safety / barrel lock leaver.

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.

12 gauge stapler streetsweepers

In July, police in the city of Cherkessk in the Russian Federation arrested a 38-year-old homeowner who was charged with making these improvised revolving shotguns from a home workshop. Each 12 gauge shotgun consists of sections of steel pipe welded together with a Ghost Stapler functioning as a trigger.