How to make a silencer out of a water bottle

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Guns are the important item that you want to use regularly but do not want to bother the other by the terrifying sound, especially you have children in your house. You must think about the silencer which uses to prevent the explosive sound from the projectile when it is fired from the gun. Thus, you will keep your mind in how to make the silencer. It is simple, just using some supplies found in most of the household and some standard tools, you are possible to create the silencer without expertise in weaponry. In my article, I am going to show you how to make a silencer out of a water bottle. Then you have to check with the local and the state law enforcement agency beforehand about the regulation governing the use of the silencer on weapons.

What do you need?

Firstly, you must see what things you need and prepare it carefully before you read the instruction and start to make the silencers. All is the simple things appearing in most of the house. You have to look for a utility knife, scissors, cotton balls, ruler and the bonding glue. A liter empty water bottle and a 16-ounce empty water bottle are indispensable. Additional, you have to make sure that you know how to make a silencer out of the water bottle especially for the 22 caliber rifle then the material is a tad heavier. Finally, you also have toilet paper rolls, grease pencil, cellophane tape and ductal as well. You can use the two liter empty soda bottle or other thing likes flashlight body.

Description for making the silencer out of the water bottle

Now, do not let you wait for a long time, I am going to go through step by step for you to know the specific way to create the silencer.

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Step 1. Slice the bottle

Firstly, you choose the right bottle then take the scissors to cut off the neck and the bottom of the 16 ounces empty bottle. You can throw away the sliced off parts as you will not need them to complete the rest of process. After that, you have to take the next step by slice the 1-liter empty water bottle. However, it is different from the first bottle, with this bottle you just cut the neck of the bottle not the bottom and then you discard the cut portion into the rubbish bin.

How to make a silencer out of a water bottle
How to make a silencer out of a water bottle

Step 2.  Create the vertical and horizontal slit

At the moment, it is time for the knife utility. You have to use the knife to create the horizontal slit of no more than 1 inch in the center at the bottom of the 1-liter water bottle. When the horizontal slit is made, you can use this utility knife blade to make the another slit but it has to be the vertical slit, and it is also no more than 1 inch at the center in the bottom of the same 1-liter water bottle.

Step 3.  Connect two bottles together

You can put the liter empty water bottle on the table or the desk, but it must be with the bottom of the bottle facing the surface of the table. Next, you have to try to place the 16-ounce empty water bottle inside the 1-liter empty water bottle via the sliced of neck with the bottom of the bottle facing the table. To make sure that you go the right way, I would like to reiterate that both of the bottles must have their bottoms put downwards and not the other way.

Step 4 .   Make the cotton ball fulfilled

You can see that there is the little amount of space between the sides of the 1 liter and the 16-ounce empty water bottle. Although it is just a small area, it must be fulfilled by the cotton balls. It is time for you to stop when they hit the top of the 1-liter empty bottle mark.

Step 5.   Using the glue stick

This step must be carried out neatly and carefully because all of the construction depends heavily on it. Maybe, it is the most important task that requires concentration and efficiency highly. After that, wait for some minutes and stick the necks of both the empty water bottle together. Hence, you have to apply some bonding glue along the cut out necks and keep them in this position for more than one minute to make the bonding glue dry, and two of these parts stuck tightly. After 1 minute, you can let them free, do not need to hold them. However, you have done some things else to wait 5 hours because that is the time for the bonding glue to set in completely. As you can see it’s very basic silencer so I can’t use this with any scope on the market.

Step 6.  Try to use it with the gun

How to make a silencer out of a water bottle

Now, you have a silencer in your hand which is well constructed and ready for enclosing your weapon. Everything you have to do is that carefully thrust the tip of your gun and the barrel into the horizontal and vertical slits of the silencer that you created earlier in the center of the bottom of the 1-liter bottle. The last step is to secure the gun to the muffler to make you safe when using these things. You can do that by using the strips of the duct tape to attach the silencer to the gun’s barrel firmly.

In sum up, it ‘s not hard for you to make the silencer out of the water bottle even you are the beginner in using the gun. However, you have to be aware of the steps and the way to make it. Especially, you must be careful in any detail because it’s important even the smallest step. All of your efforts can be in the track bin if you go wrong with one tiny step. I hope that you can get some useful things from my page to make the perfect silencer. Enjoy shooting!

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Christopher Wade

Christopher Wade

Christopher Wade is a true outdoorsman. After spending most of his career as a firearms expert and instructor in Nebraska, he retreated to the great outdoors to enjoy retirement.

Christopher’s expertise in handling firearms and hunting gear are what propelled him to create the Shooting Mystery blog. He hopes for all readers to gain useful and practical knowledge for enjoying their time outdoors.