Zippo Lighter Gun

A .22 Short concept schematic:

Source – Pack Rat Workshop

A video of some guy shooting one of these types of guns:

Another design:


Although I find guns like this fascinating, I really am apprehensive of ever getting one due to how unsafe they look.

I’d probably accidentally blast a shot into my junk within an hour of having one.



Aleksandr Mravinsky November 27, 2010 at 08:01 pm

Did he just shoot a gun he made himself with no eye or ear protection?


Admin (Mike) December 3, 2010 at 12:51 am

haha yes.. yes, I believe he did. :P


Ray Heatley January 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

It was Prolly .22 blanks. Still…safety first.


Nimitz November 28, 2010 at 01:02 am

. . .But does it light cigarettes? :-)


Admin (Mike) December 3, 2010 at 12:53 am

yes, in fact it does so….

*takes sunglasses off*

with DEADLY precision.



Henry Bowman November 28, 2010 at 02:52 am

Plus he stuck his finger in front of the muzzle. I think I’ll look to a more careful manufacturer, thanks.


Jacko November 28, 2010 at 02:54 pm

needs some picatinny rails so I can mount my ACOG on it


Admin (Mike) December 3, 2010 at 12:54 am

hahaha yea and a vert grip, and a m203 minimum.


Josh November 28, 2010 at 02:58 pm

This looks like a bad idea on more than one level…


Anon December 6, 2010 at 06:53 pm

I’m all about freedom to have whatever kind of firearms you want, but it this guy, who was careless enough to shoot a gun he made himself without eye or ear protection can do this, think about how easy it would be to sneak a gun on a plane.

Seriously, the TSA better up their game before terrorists figure out how to make these and turn there phones into them. It would take a super alert TSA agent to spot it inside of a bag of your crap, and could easily kill at least on passenger on the plane. Although the terrorist would be arrested, they would easily shut down airports for a week, cause the TSA to put up more security measures and slow the lines, and easily scare travelers out of flying for awhile.

Its incredible that the US has not figured out an efficient and secure method of airport security — but thats another topic.

Cool little gun though.


me July 4, 2011 at 07:04 pm

to anon> its on youtube, EVERYBODY knows how to make it, and please do not encourage big brother to step up any more citizen right infringing activities


Lee Bell December 7, 2010 at 06:02 pm

I hope it wouldn’t go off in a pocket. I designed it to be double action only!


T Johnson September 30, 2014 at 10:08 am

That is really a neat little gun, much credit is due to the inventor
I salute u bro, good job and please email the plans if u don’t mind
t Johnson


Ray Heatley January 28, 2017 at 10:47 am

I support anyone who takes chances, if not for those people we would not learn, and we would be stuck in a boring world. If nothing else it’s entertainment. I look at it this as what not to do and what to do to improve and make it more usable.



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