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14 Badass Homemade Weapons that YOU can Make Right Now



Increase your protection and survival with these easy-to-make homemade weapons.

14 Badass Homemade Weapons to Add to Your Arsenal

When SHTF, Homemade Weapons Are Your Friend

Homemade weapons are actually pretty badass. They come in handy when you have no defense left in your arsenal. Improvised ones are great against an intruder or attacker. If the situation really calls for it, though, these homemade weapons will be handy.

Badass weapons you can make at home are great non-firearm tools when you need to improvise. Check out the updated list below to see the top 14 picks!

1. PVC Pipe Compound Bow

Get all raw and basic with your skills by making your own compound bow. Bows and arrows are badass weapons, but they can be expensive. This DIY project does not put a strain on your wallet. You can make it from inexpensive, readily available materials.

2. Homemade Pepper Spray

You can buy pepper spray or make one of the practical homemade weapons. It is for everyone! It is also convenient to carry in case you need protection when SHTF. Just spray it on the face of the attacker and escape the situation fast to call for backup or help. This homemade self-defense weapon is easy to make.

3. Multifunction Pocket Tool

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If you’re looking for very convenient homemade weapons, then you need these bad boys. Other than being defense tools, multifunction pocket tools also help you with your everyday tasks. They’re the perfect life hacks! You can customize these DIY weapons to fit your specific need.

4. Pump Action Rocket Gun

Are you looking for homemade guns or improvised firearms? This rocket gun is a fun project and a cool item to have around. The DIY is very simple and cheap as well. The entire project, including a bunch of ammo, can be worth only $20.

5. Homemade Taser Gun

Hand-to-hand combat and a pepper spray aren’t the only survival options against an attacker. When talking about self-defense, some people tend to purchase a taser gun or a stun gun. Why should you buy one of the badass weapons for sale when you can make one?

6. Primitive Club Tool

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If you’re stuck in the wilderness with limited resources, knowing how to make this tool can come in handy for your survival. This simple technique will quickly transform a few items into a very useful weapon and bring out the Ragnar Benson inside you!

7. Homemade Bolt Action 12 Gauge

This DIY bolt action 12 gauge is one of the best homemade weapons you’ll come across. You can only imagine the power this awesome weaponry is packing. Although you can’t take it anywhere, it is reliable and can protect you from attackers or home intruders, especially when SHTF. Homemade firearms like this air rifle do not need registration and never run out of ammo.

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8. War Hammer

Other war hammer designs may be a bit more difficult to make because they require you to weld, drill, and file. This is one of the easier homemade weapons. You need nothing more than a black pipe. It’s a simple design, and the name says it all. Don’t underestimate the power of the war hammer!

9. Saw Blade Tomahawk

As you can probably tell already, this is one of the unique homemade saw blade weapons. The name leaves little to the imagination when it comes to what this thing can do. Almost completely made with a couple pieces of wood, this saw blade tomahawk is inexpensive to make if you have the right equipment. You can also complement it with your DIY saw blade slinger.

10. Flamethrower

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One of the homemade weapons, a flamethrower can fit in a normal backpack. With an air compressor, a diesel nozzle, a fuel tank, a hose, and some fittings, you’ll have one! What’s more awesome about this homemade flamethrower is it can run on tiki torch fuel.

11. Trebuchet

One of the unique medieval weapons,  a trebuchet can be yours with this DIY project. This giant catapult-like machine can have an immense amount of power it can throw anything including people at far distances. Since this project is big, you can invite your buddies over to help you make an awesome trebuchet.

12. Homemade Landmine

You can create a landmine by using airsoft pellets. Since you’re making a landmine, be very, very careful. You might be making this one for fun, but things can go badly if you don’t pay attention.

13. Death Ray

Do you have an old television around? You can turn it into one of the cool homemade weapons! With some simple disassembling, you can have 2,000 degrees of heat to use for cooking, water sanitation, or burning. You can use the screen of an old TV to make a death ray!

14. Pipe Gun

This is another one of the classic homemade weapons. Using a few items from your garage, you can make your own pipe gun. Remember, though, there’s a risk in making one, so please be careful. Don’t mindlessly test this by shooting someone or something as it can hurt you and other people.

You don’t always need firearms to feel safe. These homemade weapons will suffice for home protection and outdoor survival trips. It goes without saying, though, you have to be extra careful in making these, especially when you are testing them.

Remember, these are still weapons, and there’s always a possibility of getting hurt while making them. Take extra measures to keep yourself safe and injury-free.

Do you know how to make homemade weapons? Tell us what you know by writing a comment below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 19, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Anonymous

    February 21, 2021 at 4:33 PM

    I don’t mean to offend your article on BAD ASS Homemade Weapons but is this some kind of a joke, who comes up with this kind of shit. Your smoking way to much of that wacky tobaccy. Gentlemen in the real world you don’t want to just piss them off. You need to kill them with extreme pejudice and make a damn good point of doing it. Treat all adversaries as if in war with no limitations, they will surely do this to you. If you can’t stomach what must be done, then you’ve already lost. Who ever cause more horror will survive the day. SUN TZU study his Methods. Buck

  2. JimBo/Wyomissing, PA

    February 20, 2021 at 8:22 PM

    Glad someone is taking the lead for CONSERVATIVES since RUSH is gone.
    What are we going to do if they try taking our guns?????
    My best,

  3. Loue Wjhose

    February 20, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    Albion makes a good point

  4. Albion

    February 19, 2021 at 1:54 PM

    I am amazed I did not see a crossbow listed or how to make Bolts for it.

    They are relatively easy to make and definitely effective.

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