Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by PuppetMaster, May 18, 2007.

  1. PuppetMaster

    PuppetMaster Guest

    Anyone here use a blowgun and care to comment on it? I've been thinking learning/playing with one might be fun.
  2. a1huntingsupply

    a1huntingsupply New Member

    I have one in my garage right now, my son has a target set up in there.

    They are very accurate and easy to use. I bet most people would be surprised what you can do with one. I always bought strings of beads and made the darts myself. The bead darts are not as effective as the cone darts but they are cheaper.



    Hello all


    After a few Missions in S America and watching the natives with thier Version of the weapons, I started making my Own copy out of .50 conduit, it was free or cheap at any Construction site, and I make my own Darts out of Plastic from Milk Jugs, and a Plum BOB and Nails!

    I've Taken small Game, Rabbits, and Squerrls and such with them, but onlt close up! I se one that is made to break down and screw back together as bast, my current Model is near 6 FT long and really packs a wallop!

    Great option for NO firearms hunting and it's fun to booT!

    ron L
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter


    I had a friend in College that would shoot roaches (the insect) with his. He ws deadly accurate with his at 12-15 feet.
  5. deerhuntguy

    deerhuntguy New Member

    I got one, great for getting rid of the occasional mouse in the house.
  6. zrgypsy63

    zrgypsy63 Guest

    Greetings from 'a brand new guy'

    Hello all!​

    Yes. I first used a 50 caliber 5 footer back in '92, when a Friend of mine turned me onto target shooting... we'd sit in an unheated unfurnished, unfooded house in the dead of winter playing 'cricket' on a dart board; waiting for the weather to break so we could get back out and do some scooter riding... Ahhhh, to be young and free and stupid again! We were pretty good with it; the darts were home made - marble type beads and good stiff wire.​

    I now own a little 3 ft model, 40 cal; and am still a pretty fair shot.​

    I prefer the spear type, 5" darts for the kinetic impact as well as the penetration factor from the needle sharpness of the flattened out spearhead, but the small type 'spikes' pack a good whollop as well. I'm sure that rabbits and squirrels and the occasional foul would be a dinner p[late, depending on the legalities of the respective hunters domain.​

    It's my plan to try to patent a new type of dart; no details until I get a good attorney, but they are awfully noville!​

    I have run a few searches and it appears that one can purchase actual Poison Dart Frogs on the net a few different places, the caveat is that in captivity they won't (claimed) produce the toxins due to the "in captivity" diet. I found that initially hard to believe because I saw a documentary or two where they were being kept FOR toxin extraction in a few Pharmo development laboratories. Then I learned just the other day that it is INDEED due to diet, it seems that they don't actually have their own toxin, that it is produced from the wide variety of insects that have THEIR own toxins, and after ingestion / digestion, that the minute quantities of toxic material from Central American: mites, fleas, mosquito's, yadayadayada, is assimilated and then developed into a secretion that is indeed deadly.​

    Very interesting stuff! Awfully expensive, for just a novelty though. I suppose one could re-numerate efficiently by a breeding / selling program... at $275 a mated or sexed pair... A 50 gallon terrarium set up could become quite lucrative!​

    Anyhow... Howdy folks!​

    Other weapon in home is a pretty clean and efficient KSI 9mm... Researched after purchase, it appears that it is actually a Norinco, 9mm Chinese Officer Sidearm reproduction. I've familiarized myself with it on the range and went through 2 boxes of regular target rounds; fairly quickly, under an hour, just to try to shake it loose and see if it would mis-feed, misfire or otherwise jam up.​

    It was a keeper.​

    Kept bedside now with a clip full of hollow points.​

    I hope to enjoy the site here. Being wheelchair restricted, I have alot of time to sit and peck, as I listen to Alex Jones scare the crap out of me each day, waiting for Coast to Coast A.M. to spring up at 10P.M. to help me through the lonely nights!​

    Peace u all... And if not, well then - center mass and keep on squeezing. ;)
  7. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

    15 years ago I shot a squirrel in a tree with my blow gun. 4" spring steel dart with bead on one end. Unfortunately the dart pinned the squirrels hind leg to the tree - where he remained. They are accurate to about 50'. I bought palstic broad head tips and conical rear nocks but they lack the energy of the bead which is heavier.
  8. blowgun247

    blowgun247 Guest

    ive just made a 4 foot long blowgun out of pvc and use cone darts for shooting them. there great fun for target practise and hunting. ive just recently come across a brand new way of making practise darts for the blowgun. if you wish to see how i make them then please check out my website and look at "making the darts" page as it will tell you how to make the cones and about 6 different type of darts including a full broadhead which is the ultimate dart for hunting. please visit and please leave a message in the guestbook thanks
    Aaron. (blowgun247)
  9. leif901

    leif901 Guest


    i have been wanting to purchase a blowgun for quite some time now, but first i want to research on what is best to buy or make. and most of you are well experienced users, so, what size and kind of blow gun do you use and what would you recommend? length? calibration? and type?
  10. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

    These can be had anywhere quality tactical ninja gear is sold, flea markets, on line, etc.

    Seriously, while I wouldn't invest real money in one, I have a junk aluminum one that is suprisingly accurate. As for attachments/ accessories, mine came with a dart quiver that attached to the shaft and held 8 darts. Cool till I grabbed it wrong and stabbed myself with 4 of those darts.

    Good thing they were plain unenhanced darts.:eek:

    Get a cheapie and have fun with it.
  11. Businessoptics

    Businessoptics Guest

    I think a blowgun... is sometimes not thought of as a "Weapon" by alot of people. I on the other hand, see these as dangerous and Lethal. I had one... When I was really little, and these things... these darts, dont just shoot out, they FLY out. I was shocked. These are dangerous but very cool!
  12. SG One

    SG One New Member

    Years ago I got a cheap .40 cal blowgun to try out. I thought it would be just another toy, but was shocked by its power. Soon after getting it I learned to make my own out of 1/2 copper pipe. These had enough power to send a dart through 1/4 inch plywood. A week ago I got a 5 foot Bore Hog .625 cal blowgun. If anyone is looking to get a blowgun I would highly recommend one of these. They are very well made. What I love the most is that the pipe is perfectly straight. A slight bend in the pipe is a problem I have had with homemade blowguns and cheaper models. I have been able to shoot tight patterns on bull’s eyes more than 50 feet out. My back yard is about 75 feet so I have yet to even test the effective range of this one. What I love about blowguns is that I can set up ranges indoor and out. Plus with reusable ammo I can achieve a level of low budget shooting fun that no firearm could possibly provide.

    As for hunting, I have used mine to take lizards and frogs. I have also used them to dispatch water moccasins. With my newest blowgun I don’t think bagging a squirrel should be any problem. I am working on perfecting my aim so I can make a clean kill. I don't think I would try to take anything larger for fear that the animal might survive long enough to make an escape. Poison would make it more effective, but I would want to risk getting poisoned by eating the meat. Maybe one day I will be privileged enough to be taught by a South American native, but for now I am steering clear of poison.
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    I shot a squirrel with mine. Little bastard pulled the dart out of his azz and threw it at me.

    I did hit where I was aiming. It is funny if you have younger kids let them take a few wacks with it.
  14. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    I bought one at a gun show years ago. I actually hit a squirrel with a dart but he ran away with it in his back. Not very lethal.
  15. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

    I tried to read this, I really tried. But that font doesn't do it for me. Somehow I noticed you used the word "clip" instead of "magazine".:rolleyes:
  16. Tintman

    Tintman New Member

    I've had a blow gun for a long time. very accurate and deadly with the right projectile!
    I use mine all the time when out on our back deck. Chipmunk's don't have a chance.
    great for keeping the neighbors cat away from our bird feeders to. of corse I just use a bead/ball with no barb on it. pop's them good.
    I have also put my air compressor to use with the blow gun . WOW drove a steel barb straight through a 3/4" sheet of plywood and then stuck on in to the side of my barn.
    welp, I'm off to do some sport clay shooting.
    Have a good day folk's !