Increase your protection and survival with these easy-to-make homemade weapons. Homemade weapons and survival gear are essential in a dangerous world.
Check out our list of 15 badass improvised weapons you can also make!
15 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 list below to see the top 15 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
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 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
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-improvised 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.
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 easiest 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 unique homemade saw blade weapon. The name leaves little to the imagination when it comes to what this thing can do.
Almost completely made with a couple of 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.
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.
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 that 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 coolest 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 DIY death ray.
14. Pipe Gun
This is another one of the most classic homemade weapons anyone can build. 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.
15. Laser-Guided Blowgun
This improvised weapon is so easy to make yet can be extremely reliable and powerful especially when SHTF. For this project, you’ll need a 1/2 inch PVC pipe, glue gun, sticky notes, wire nails, and duct tape.
Adding a dollar store laser made this DIY project one of the coolest homemade weapons ever created!
You don’t always need firearms to feel safe. These homemade weapons will suffice for home protection and outdoor survival trips. But don’t forget to be extra careful in making these, especially when you are testing them.
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.
Have you tried making your own homemade weapons before? Share your experience with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.