How to Make Zip Guns, Pipe & Pen Guns

A Zip gun is a term used for a crude, improvised firearm, usually a handgun.

Zip guns are almost always single-shot, as the improvised construction sometimes makes them weak enough to be destroyed by the act of firing. Zip guns are usually smooth bore.

Zip guns where used during the gang war era because of their ease of building and their small size. Many prisoners of have been known to construct zip guns while in imprisoned.

Our information on homemade and improvised zip guns is high quality, accurate and very informative. It covers crude zip gun designs as well as higher quality, multishot models.