How to Make a Snowball Machine Gun (No NFA Stamp Required)

Destructive device? Nick? Anyway, God bless Yankee ingenuity. And anyone who thinks that outlawing or even confiscating millions of guns would leave Americans without a ballistic solution to their self-defense needs is unaware of 3D printing, backyard gunsmithing and Ralph’s prowess at zip gun production. Just sayin’.



  1. avatar Bill B says:

    Huge +1

    Well done.

  2. avatar Geoff PR says:

    You’ll freeze your eye out, kid…


  3. avatar Mad Marsupial says:

    There needs to be an award for “Uncle of the Year”.

    Gold Medal work!

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    Ralph’s prowess at zip gun production.

    Aw, shucks. Is my face red.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Aw, shucks. Is my face red.”

      That should match your green polyester Florida pants with the yellow belt… 🙂

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Hey, it’s a good look for me.

  5. avatar the ruester says:

    No snow?

    “Water Balloons.”

    Have a happy 4th of July!

    1. avatar LifeAbounds says:

      And THAT’S how it starts. Then…
      Old eggs.
      Frozen grapes shotshells.
      Pkg of frozen lima beans poured into the feed tube.
      Frozen water baloons.

      Then the nuclear option: balled up used diapers.

      1. avatar Bill says:

        That would be the bio-warfare option wouldn’t it?

  6. avatar Smoke Jensen says:

    Highly illegal in California. It has a shoulder thingy that goes up.

  7. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Those commercial grade backpack leaf blowers don’t exactly come cheap.
    But if you already have one, let loose your inner redneck engineer.

  8. avatar Kevin b says:

    Tennis balls.

    1. avatar J says:

      Yes! Just buy one of those big tubs of tennis balls and attach it like a paintball hopper. No need for manual feed when God already gave us gravity.

  9. avatar Mk10108 says:


  10. avatar CHLChris says:

    No NFA stamp…for now. These are the guys that had a problem with a beer delivery device.

  11. avatar barnbwt says:

    Hmm, still no story about Facebook’s ongoing purge of gun-related groups after a full day? A good number of the largest sites (and not just those focused on arranging sales) are currently being silenced by Obama’s phone and Zuckerberg’s pen…

  12. avatar Daily Beatings says:

    1560 snowballs per minute (SPM). Pretty good rate of fire when going full auto.

  13. avatar DDavis says:

    Which IDPA class would that fit?

  14. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    In all seriousness does Fedzilla consider this a destructive device under the National Firearms Act? While the operator choose to use snowballs in this particular case, he could just as well have chosen to use baseballs. Launched at only 80 m.p.h., a string of baseballs hitting someone could cause serious injury and possibly even death.

  15. avatar Robert White says:

    Does not fall under NFA purview as it is not a firearm (no combustion of propellant). The projectile itself is irrelevant.

  16. avatar iainb says:

    This guy makes some awesome videos.

  17. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    These weapons of winter have no place on our city streets. If you need more than one or two manual shots to bean your nephews with a snowball, then you need more target practice.

  18. avatar RockThisTown says:

    Ice bullets – something out of a CIA novel.

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