Being able to make your own weapons and guns can be one of the top DIY skills you could learn. If you can’t access your guns or weapons in a survival situation.

Being able to quickly and effectively make a weapon so you can defend yourself could mean the difference between life and death.

20 DIY Badass Weapons You Can Make From Home When SHTF

Being able to make deadly weapons right in your living room provides a certain feeling of power. A good kind… A “Come and try to take them” kind of feeling.

Homemade Bolt Action 12 Gauge

homemade bolt action 12 gauge

Kicking off the list with a bolt action 12 gauge. Being able to make one of these at home would definitely muster up some gossip amongst your neighbors.

Watch this guide on the step by step instructions.

Homemade Blowgun

make a blowgun

Have you ever gone squirrel hunting with a blowgun you made at home?

Go to the full guide on how to make a homemade blowgun DIY style here.

Homemade Multifunction Pocket Tool

It’s always a good idea to have one of these with you as an EDC.

And if you can make one yourself, the time would be well invested. You may not be able to make one with the same capability and functions as a $100 stainless steel multi-tool. But you can make a useful tool that’s worth carrying.

This guide lays out everything you need.

Homemade Throwing Spikes and Stars

diy throwing stars

Make a DIY ninja weapon. Hell yes, let’s do it.

These guides on how to make real ninja stars are a good resource.

Homemade Pipe Gun

One of the most dangerous on the list, but effective.

DIY Homemade Landmine

Take matters into your own hands with defending your property. You can make landmines at home and distribute them across your property. Proceed with caution.

Blunt Force Weapon For Survival

homemade weapon blunt force object

This weapon isn’t something you necessarily have to make yourself. Blunt force. Means anything that is hard and able to be swung with your hand into an attackers face. Such as:

  • Metal pipe
  • Baseball bat
  • Wooden Rod
  • Golf Club

Homemade Trebuchet

Want to launch sharp objects at your enemies? Building one of these would do the trick.

Homemade Flamethrower

diy flamethrower

Who on earth doesn’t want their own badass flamethrower?

Even more so, who doesn’t want to make their own flamethrower?

Yes, they’re dangerous.

But think of all the zombies you would incinerate on Doomsday.

Joking aside, if you are going to make a Diy flamethrower. You definitely can.

Just prepare by knowing exactly what to do before attempting it. People have died by making one without knowing the ins and outs of what materials to use.

Note: if you have an old fire extinguisher, turning it into a makeshift flamethrower is one of the easiest ways to make one.

See how to make one here.

Death Ray

Attention Star Wars fans. Now you can actually make your own Death Ray.

Primitive Club Tool

DIY War Hammer

DIY Slingshot

diy survival slingshot

The Art of Manliness has an easy guide to follow on how to make your own slingshot.

Homemade Taser Gun

Homemade Pump Action Rocket Gun

Homemade Single Shot Slamfire Gun

These weapons are meant to be one shot, but they are lethal, and you can use a wide variety of shells from .22 to 12 gauge.

Hence the name, single shot.

They are quite simple to make, and you can check out how to make them on this video.

Weapons throughout the country are being more strictly regulated day by day. It’s nice to be able to have a weapon at home to protect yourself from home invaders to have some weapons on hand in case society ever did break down.

Here’s the video on this deadly DIY weapon.

WARNING: Do not attempt…

Homemade Caltrops

Caltrops are used to stop any vehicle dead in its tracks. Unless you’re cruising around in a luxury Survival Tank. Caltrops are small pieces of metal usually, that are designs to blow the tires.

National Geographic has a great DIY tutorial.

Homemade Pepper Spray

This is great to make yourself as an EDC for personal defense tool. Which is why is becoming more and more popular these days.

Pepper spray is one of the most popular self-defense weapons to use.

If your not familiar with how it works. It’s basically a small spray bottle and you spray it in the attacker’s face. Eyes specifically.

And it burns like hell. It disables them and gives you time to get to safety.

This method is used before upgrading to a concealed carrier and going to handgun route

And what’s better. It’s incredibly easy to make. And inexpensive.

CWatch this video on how to make DIY Pepper Spray.

Saw Blade Tomahawk

DIY Bow PVC Pipe Compound Bow

diy pvc bow

Being able to make a DIY bow allows you many benefits. Before investing in a real professional hunting bow, you can practice with a DIY bow.

This video is the best tutorial on how to make it.


Pick one or two to practice making the weapon. It will help you prepare for an emergency defense situation.

Have you made any of these weapons yet?

What kinds of weapons have you made at home before? Let us know in the comments below.

UP NEXT: 20 More Badass Homemade Weapons


[UPDATED & EXPANDED] 20 More Badass Homemade Weapons
5 (100%) 1 vote[s]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here