The Basics of Terminating Human Life Part 6: Garrote and How to Make a .22 Zip Gun

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

The Basics of Terminating Human Life Part 6: Garrote and How to Make a .22 Zip Gun

Garrote Kill

When ambushing from behind you can use several methods to neutralize the subject. The method I will talk about is strangulation.

The weapon used will be a garrote wire (piano cord or metal wire will do). It has a length of about two feet long. Wrap the ends of the wire around your fists and grip the central position with the thumbs.

Some say cross the garrote, this only complicates the attack and makes it less likely to succeed. Drop the garrote over the enemy’s head and pull back with both hands, exerting enough pressure to force the enemy backwards.

They will try to seize the garrote to relieve the pressure. This method attacks the trachea, preventing outcry, as well as shutting off the blood flow to the brain. Continue exerting pressure with the arms, crossing your fists behind the enemy’s neck.

Drive the knee upward into the small of their back, breaking the spine. To finish him off twist to the right, dropping him face down, then sit on top of their back with your knee until they cease to struggle.

.22 zip gun (pen gun)
(Source: unknown)

WARNING: This was not written nor tested by the author, reader assumes all responsibilities for what happens when built and used.

You will need:

(1) Ballpoint pen – approximately 5.3 Inches long (metal).

(2) Strong spring – approximately 1.59 Inches long (able to fit inside 2nd half and a little bit of the first).

(3) Strong metal bar – approximately 2.5 Inches long (able to fit inside pen).

(4) Strong small metal bar (a little bigger then the circumference of the spring and able to slide easily through the 2nd half of the pen).

A few .22 Caliber bullets.

(5) Soldering iron.


-please note: diagrams not to scale.

First untwist the ball point pen and take out all the insides (you may
break them to get them out because they are not needed and should be
discarded (see diag. A).

Now take the metal bar (larger one) and attach it to the push button (see
Diag. B).

you can attach it by either shoving the metal bar into the bottom or by soldering it in place (please note: I recommend soldering the metal bar in place).

Important – the metal bar must be attached in the exact middle of the push button (the metal bar will act as a striking pin and must be in the exact center so it will strike the middle of the bullet causing the bullet to go off).

With the metal bar now firmly attached to the push button, put the
push button inside the pen like it should be (see diag. C).

Now take the spring and slide it over the metal bar (see diag. D).

Now with the spring around the metal bar and the push button where it
Should be, attach (by soldering or twisting, soldering preferred) the
small metal bar to the metal bar (see diag. E).

Note: it might also be helpful to solder the small metal bar to the
Spring along with soldering it to the metal bar.

-Test of firing mechanism-

pull back push button as far as it will go while holding onto the second half of the pen.

Now let go and the metal bar (longer one) should snap forward and then return to its approximate starting position.

-Finishing up-

placement of bullet:

a .22 Caliber bullet should now be placed in the 1st half of the “pen” approximately 1-1/2 millimeters in front of where the metal bar would be if the “pen” was put back together.

Be sure to tape (or whatever you think will work) the bullet inside the casing or else the bullet, if moved, might go off accidentally (see diag. F).

How to operate:

Pull back on push button as far as it will go, then let go – the bullet has just been fired (easy, right?).

If you wish to shoot another bullet, untwist the “pen”, take out the shell and reload (see placement of bullet).


The bullet will tumble when shot instead of the spiraling because the inside of the 1st half (the barrel) has no lands or grooves.

Tumbling is good because the bullet will rip through a target, but it does cause the bullet to be off target approximately 3-4 inches.

Having no lands or grooves makes the bullet hard to be traced back to its source (no striations).

If you wish to make lands and grooves, you can by taking a screw and twisting it inside the 1st half of the “pen” (adds striations to bullet).

I would also advise you to cut off the tip of the “pen”.

If the tip is left on, the bullet will still shoot, but it will blow through the tip and send pieces of the pen flying in different directions (also causing the bullet to be off target.)

How it should look when it is complete

-Advantages & disadvantages-


(1) one shot capacity-only one bullet can be shot at a time (you must reload the gun everytime you want to shoot).
(2) Not as accurate as a regular .22 Caliber gun (but the gun was not intended for target shooting).
(3) Looking like a pen may cause dangerous situations.


(1) easy to build.
(2) Easy to use.
(3&4) Easy to conceal and discard.
(5) Low cost (almost nothing).

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