Ever wanted a fully-functional rubber band gun that is both easy top reload and able to shoot multiple rubber bands at the same time?
According to TechCrunch, this can now be yours with the Bandit. The Bandit is an automatic rubber band gun that is built for speed and (mild) pain infliction.
The project, created by Bob Coulston, is a DIY, easy-to-assemble rubber band gun that can fire single bands, multiple bands in rapid succession, or all the bands at once, creating a barrage of rubber bands.
There is also an Outlaw model of the gun that only supports single shots at a time, while the Sheriff model can be put into shotgun mode . The kit comes with all the laser-cut parts you need to assemble the gun and it’s held together with a few bolts.
Coulston says this about the birth of the Bandit Gun:
“The idea of Bandit Guns was created when my three children Kelsey, Macy, and Bobby (now 14, 11, and 9 years old) came down in the wood shop while I was building a set of cabinets for a client. Excited, they asked me if I could help them make a rubber band gun. Remembering all the fun I had with my rubber band gun that my father made for me, I cut out three blocks of wood that somewhat looked like a gun and nailed a clothespin to the top with a notch on the front of the barrel for the rubber band to hook into. I showed them how to load it and fire at a piece of wood sitting at the end of the workbench. Bobby said,”Single shot, Dad? Boring, I want to make my own rubber band gun!” He knows he can’t use the power tools so that got me to thinking about how I could create a kit that he could assemble and would make him feel as if he made it himself but, still cool enough that his friends would want one too. That was the beginning, after the first model having over 50 parts and not even working. Approximately 100 versions later the Bandit Gun was created with what you see today. Being a kid at heart, I probably use the Bandit Gun more than they do.”