How to Build a DIY 22 Pistol


How to Build a DIY 22 Pistol

A couple years back, we shared a video about a homemade DIY pistol made from scrap. This time we’re looking at a two-part series of a guy building a handgun that’s a bit more elaborate, although certainly not any better-looking.

Part one begins with the receiver pretty much built already, and then he starts cutting up materials and showing how they fit together.

One thing I’ll say which probably doesn’t need to be said is, do not mimic this guy’s procedures. He lacks basic machining skills, drilling crooked holes and generally going at things pretty half-assedly.

That said, this is really a testament to the fact that pretty much anybody can make a gun if they want to.

Naturally, we here at AllOutdoor cannot recommend that anyone follow this guy’s example, but the fact remains that guns just aren’t that difficult to make. Which of course deflates the entire notion of outlawing guns, don’t ya think?


Here’s “How to Make a 22 Pistol” part 1:

And “How to Make a 22 Pistol” part 2:

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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