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.
“Police recovered what appeared to be a homemade hand gun which Manitoba First Nations Police say the suspect pulled from the waist band of his pants. Police say a 25-year-old male is in custody and has been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, resisting arrest, failing to comply with court order and possession of a controlled substance.”
Someone actually kept this thing down their pants.
Disarmed victim decides to not be a disarmed victim with simple trick:
“One Polokwane resident who has been the victim of several crimes says he is fed up with criminals and has decided to take matters into his own hands.
He said he was recently the victim of a new crime syndicate in the city, particularly in the Ladanna area.
The man, who spoke to Bosveld Review on the basis of anonymity, said he was heading home a week ago when he was robbed of his money and a cellphone.
“The work I do as a builder keeps me busy for long hours and staying in Ladanna means I have to take a long walk or a taxi home late at night. I just went to one of the shops to get something to eat and was walking down Witklip Street when I was pulled into a field by three assailants.
“The three men held me down and went through my pockets, stealing my cellphone and the cash I had on me to pay my rent. I felt helpless during the attack and just prayed that they wouldn’t kill me,” the man told Bosveld Review, adding this was not the first time he was the victim of a robbery.
“It is not the first time but it will be the last time, this is a promise. From now on people who want to rob hardworking people and steal the little they have must know they started a war they cannot win,” he said.
What the man sees as a solution to his problem is making a homemade gun that will shoot real bullets.” – Citizen.co.za
“At 1:09 a.m. Wednesday, in the 100 block of Central Avenue, Waterbury officers arrested 36-year-old Jeremy Stevens, charging him will carrying a pistol without a permit. They say Stevens was hiding a white homemade handgun, loaded with ammo, in his waistband. They say he also had heroin in his pocket.” NBC Connecticut
This pistol seized appears to be a variation of the Songbird model with a steel tube inserted to serve as a stronger barrel. The fame was possibly intentionally broken before arrest.