IMG_2111We have a unique system for delivering that surgical tubing band to your opponent’s mask. It’s our new line of RBGs (Rubber Band Guns)! These have a special “single action” mechanism that is easy to load and will not fire until you are ready. Watch the video below the see how they are loaded and fired. We build the body of the pistols from both high quality straight-grain red oak or American walnut. We offer two different trigger styles, a conventional trigger with a trigger guard as seen on 16th and 17th century wheellock pistols and an early palm style trigger more appropriate for early matchlock style firearms. Each RBG is sold with one band, but we offer instructions on how to build your own bands below. Need a way to hang your pistol? Add our simple steel belt hook, made common in the 1600s.

 

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Here is a tutorial on how to make your own bands. Surgical tubing can be purchased at most hardware or outdoor stores that offer fishing tackle.

What you will need is an 8″ length of surgical tubing, a roll of electrical tape, a large zip-tie and some scissors.

 

Step 1: Cut your surgical tubing to 8″ relaxed.

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Step 2: Overlap the surgical tubing 1″ from end to end through the zip-tie and pull it down as tight as you can with the zip-tie block on the inside of the loop. You may need pliers to help pull it to maximum tightness.

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Step 3: Wrap the ends of the surgical tubing and the zip-tie in a few layers of electrical tape. Be sure to wrap tape over the ends a little. This helps suck it all in tight when you apply the next step.

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Step 4: Stretch the band to about 12″ and let the stretched band pull in the taped area when the stretched band is released. If the ends of the band slip through the zip-tie, you will need to get it clamped down tighter: try it again with more pull on the zip-tie. If everything works right you will have a nice tight, squished-up taped area on the band. This is the area that you will load into the barrel slot on the pistol.

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We also sell complete bands in colors of your choice (red, blue, yellow or green) for $5.00 each if you don’t want the hassle of making your own.