How To Make A Paintball Gun Silencer
Learning how to make a paintball gun silencer is rather easy. If you live in the USA, please be advised that making a silencer for any firearm is illegal in most states without the permission of the ATF. This article is for informative purposes only. If you feel making a silencer for a paintball gun is legal in your area, be sure to call your local law enforcement agency before attempting to make one. Always use proper firearm safety when working with a paintball gun.
- Things needed to make a paintball gun silencer:
- Foam carpet padding
- Hot glue
- Hot glue gun
- PVC tubing that is ¾ inch in diameter
- 2 ¾ inch PVC tube connectors
- Drill with 1/16 inch bit
- Camouflage tape or primer and tape
- Cut the PVC pipe. This piece of pipe will be your new barrel. The length of the silencer will affect how muffled the sound will be. A longer silencer will muffle the sound more than a shorter one. Making your silencer too long will affect the accuracy of your shot and the ease to carry your paintball gun.
- Cut the padding to the size of the pipe. You will be gluing the padding to the PVC pipe. Set the cut padding aside.
- Drill holes in the pipe. The holes in the pipe will let the air out of the barrel to muffle your sound. The number of holes will depend on how long your pipe is. Drill the holes on both sides of the pipe.
- Sand the pipe. Be sure to sand both the outside and the inside of the pipe. Rough edges can catch on the paintball when firing.
- Place one connector on the end of the pipe. Hot glue the padding to the pipe. Hold the padding into place so that it dries. Be careful to not burn yourself. Put the other connector on the remaining end.
- Cover your new silencer. You can either used tape or paint to cover your silencer.
- Place silencer on the gun. One of the connectors should easily fit over the barrel of a standard paintball gun.