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These guns are much more convenient to carry and are perfect for backpacking. As the pressure builds In your mouth, the seal of your lips breaks and releases the air explosively into the gun. Tactically, the blowgun offers a number of significant advan- tages over other weapons. He repeated the process several times and soon produced a tightly grouped cluster of darts in his target.

The second combination uses an igniter made with one part sodium peroxide and one part sugar. This makes accu- rate shooting more difficult, but you can overcome it with suffi- cient practice or by using your front support hand to flux the tube upward to keep it straight. They are usually only sold in the countries where they are still employed by native tribes.

Blowguns: The Breath of Death by Michael Janich

Stupero, but recently the McFarlin family bought Stupero’s entire business. Published March 1st by Paladin Press first published January 1st Another positive feature of the blowgun is that it is practically maintenance free, AlLhough it is a good idea to periodically swab out the bore of the gun to remove condensed water vapor from your breath, nothing else is really necessary to keep it in good blowgums. If you want a little extra weight to guarantee good penetration, drop in a brath of steel BBs.

We usually con- cern ourselves wcLh the possibility of children dying by accidentally Ingesting one of these substances.

Lists with This Book. This poison kills by cardiac effects. The inerLia of the dart will drive it forward, fir- ing the primer and charge and injecting the contents of the tube into the target.

Some of drath most obvious are commercial insecticides and rat poisons, many of which contain sLrychnine and cyanide.


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Now wrap another band of tape around the barrel so that it fits snugly up against the outside of the base of the mouthpiece. It would be a simple matter to fashion a bet- ter homemade gun than to buy one of these low-budget models. If you like, you can even polish the bore of your barrel to make it smoother by attaching a piece of sLeeJ wool to a dowel rod or Lhe patch tip of a rifle or shotgun cleaning rod and working it hack and forth through the barrel This is optional though.

The stoppers will be good for as many as half a dozen shots before requiring replacement. Wooden darts hold poison best because they are porous. If you have a Dremel tool, a round cutting bit makes this lob even easier. This made for a good air seal within the bore without adding much to the dart’s overall weight. Authentic native Philippine blowguns can sometimes be found in shops in Manila.

This is acceptable as long as you chamfer or countersink the threaded opening of the muzzle tube to keep darts from hanging up on it, A final option for building your own blowgun is to go native and construct one from bamboo or solid wood. Pick up the four corners and twist them behind Lhe spice payload to hold it in place and to form a tail so lhe pro- jectile will fly point forward.

If you plan to use poison on your darts, wooden darts have an extra advantage in that the porous wood will hold poison much more readily than steel. These Lapcs can be made of vinyl or cloth and are very reasonably priced. Make sure the Lubing you buy is in fact brass and not cop- per, which is loo soft to make a good biowgun.

Blowguns: The Breath of Death

Ultimately, you will be able to accurately judge your distance from a random target and quickly determine the proper aiming gap. This should be ground off both ends with a bench grinder, Dremel tool, or fine metal file before moving on to the next step. With steel darts, the maximum range of a blowgun of average length 4 to 6 feet approaches 70 yards. You may find, as I did. This is not only economical but protects you from ibe sharp points of the darts.

If you look for the type with square handle sections, you can take advantage of the hard skin of the bamboo to increase the hardness and penetrating power or the point of your dart. Velocity not only affects the power with which a dan or pellet hits, it also determines the practical accuracy of the weapon.


Once you have it right, use a piece of Scotch tape to tape the loose edge of the paper in place.

The former design is practical only when you can find very straight, un tape red bamboo of the proper diam- eter, it is also necessary that the bamboo be free of splits and cracks that would cause air leaks. These covers are nothing more than long sleeves of camouflage cloth designed to slip over the limbs of a hunting bow. Thinking that it might have struck a knot in the wood, I tried another dart, with the same result.

Ziv Kitaro rated it really liked it Mar bloqguns, If you’re not concerned with concealment, it is best to support the gun about one- third of the way down from the muzzle to minimize flexing.

In the area that is now the southeastern Unites States, blow- guns were used by native Americans for hunting and games of skill. Compare this with the prices of conven- tional weapons bloguns similar effectiveness like pistol crossbows or air guns and the blowgun becomes a very attractive alternative. When they hit their target. One distinct advantage is its quiet- ness. The final step in making any type of dart is to sharpen Lhe point, This is saved for last to prevent accidentally sticking yourself dur- ing construction of the dart.

These are available In a variety of sizes at most hardware stores for a small cost. Many modern alu- minum blowguns are also purposely bowed for this reason.

Keep this tube to transport your gun to prevent it from being ben t tne damaged. The blowgun is a mysterious tool of silent death.

They aren’t always made to exacting tolerances, and oversized beads are not uncommon. It helps if you keep your lips tightly sealed for a fraction of a second after you start your exhalation. The possibilities for creating distractions or for harassment, are obvious.