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Last Sunday, I was lying in a ditch waiting for the enemy to come. I was watching our teams flank and I was there to hold up any enemy attack trying to flank our team. While I was waiting there I was thinking to myself, wouldn't it be useful to have a trip mine down the way they would come come if they were to attack.

Since then I have been thinking alot about how to get a trip mine. However I am not sure on how to go about it. There are several things I have to consider:
» one is that I dont have the budget to go out and buy an airsoft claymore or mine. That means it will have to be cheap so it will probably be a DIY job.
» two is that the sites I play at dont allow grenades or mines to be filled with BBs so it needs to be something that makes a loud noise.
»three is that it needs to be small enough to be easy enough to carry.

Hoping to hear your thoughts and ideas. Is the requirements too much to ask for or is it possible.

Happy posting.
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Use rat-traps, which you rig with those party pop things. (Two strings, with a charge in the middle, when you pull em, they explode)

You can also rig the "Arm" which hits the rat, with a pouch of some sorts in between. You then restrict the arm to about 45 degrees, with metal flexible wire (or very strong fishing line).

This way, you can fill the pouch with anything you want (powder for example), and rig the trigger of the trap with a fishing line.

I have made about 12, and they throw bb's up to 10 meters! their very cost effective, and work like a charm!


I'll try to find them and post some pics.
Just in case you don't know about these, I use them all the time and they are awesome!

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=37784
what a buddy on my team did is collect old AEG springs, mounts a washer to the top of it, and sticks the whole thing in a piece of PVC pipe with a stake glued to the side. he then gets a nail which he pushes through a whole in the side to hold the spring loaded washer down. stake the pipe on one side of a trail, while putting a piece of string around the head of the nail and tie it off across the trail. cost is pretty negligible, you can make 5-6 for less then $10 USD.
Those are some good ideas. The evike ones look like a good idea, so does the rat traps. solarisjock, I am a little unsure what the resulting effect is.
hmm, i see i forget the part where it gets armed..... to arm it you compress the spring, then put the nail in to retain the spring. pour some bb's in the top. now it is armed, and when some unsuspecting target walks across the trail and pulls out the nail, a shower of bb's will come flying out of the pipe.
hmm, i see i forget the part where it gets armed..... to arm it you compress the spring, then put the nail in to retain the spring. pour some bb's in the top. now it is armed, and when some unsuspecting target walks across the trail and pulls out the nail, a shower of bb's will come flying out of the pipe.
Ah now I see. That makes sense but if you read my opening post, the sites I play at do.t allow mines and grenades to be filled with bbs.
ahh, im just having an off day today..... i imagine you could add a piece of cloth over the top of the washer and put baby powder in there as well.
Do they allow M203 grenades? If they do, it's fairly easy to rig up an ied type mine with an M203 in some pvc. You then make a hole in the end cap, and rig up a mousetrap firing mechanism attached to some fishing line.
You could use flour so the enemy can see when they've been hit.

Zero
Flour is mean to do...if it comes in contact with water, it'll turn into a sticky mess.

Chalk or Talc powder is a much friendlier trap
I would not like to get sticky flour all over my uniform. I think the talc powder would be better.
On a hot day with lots of flies about your nice freshly floured cammo will be the main course for every bug going. Talc is the way to go. Makes a nicer cloud as well
Cornstartch is also easily dissolvable in water.

Why do they not allow the grenades to throw bb-frag?

I have to say that Thunder Bs are not a well made system, or that they could do better. The CO2 is too violent, and it often breaks parts in the inner core. Expect to have to buy a new core every couple months. Also, it explodes above the pain-threshold of sound. At the CQB field near me, they are forbidden unless everyone consents.
They feel that exploding bbs everywhere is dangerous.
With solarisjocks idea, you could easily turn that into a sound making device. Instead of leaving the end where the bbs or powder would normally come out open, you could put a cap on it. if you glued (or epoxied) another washer the the underside of the cap it would be even louder. When the spring was released, the two washers would slam together and create a very loud sound. This would be completely reusable and very cheap to make.
Now that i'm thinking about this I might have to make one for myself....:)
Would it be possible for you to make it and upload a video of it working on this thread.
Are you talking to me? I would be happy to but I am out of town right now and I will be for about 5 days, but when I get back there is a chance I will make one. If I do, ill be sure to post some pictures and/or videos.
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