How To Use Your Potato Cannon
How to I Fire this thing?
Learning how to use your potato gun safely and reliably will take some practice, but even though it’s related to rocket science – it’s not rocket science if you know what we mean!
Potato Cannons and Ball launchers: Safety First
The first part of learning how to shoot your spud cannon is to build a good one to start with, and we can show you how with our plans and books. When you first go try your properly built cannon, keep some important things in mind:
The fuel you are using to power your combustion potato cannon is highly combustible. If it wasn’t it wouldn’t make good fuel. What this means to you, Mr. Cannon, is that the fuel already represents a hazard to your health, so give it the respect it deserves.
The potato cannon, even loaded with spuds, is plenty powerful enough to send your buddy to the hospital, and if you get unlucky, maybe the morgue. Don’t ever point a loaded and fueled potato gun at anyone!
Know what’s beyond your target. Don’t shoot over hills or into crowded areas, and don’t shoot where you can’t see where the bullet goes.
Onto the Launcher Procedure
So enough with the safety, you’ve got your nomex underwear on. Now what? Now you launch, that’s what. And it goes like this:
1- Load your spud gun. Whether you use spuds, balls, torpedoes or rutabagas, load first. This is primarily because when you fuel, you don’t want to have the fuel escape out the front of the barrel. You want the barrel to be plugged with the projectile you’re shooting.
2-Add the fuel. Whether it’s a perfectly metered dose of propane or a squirt of hair spray, now is the time to add the fuel you need to go boom.
3- Fire. Press the button and spuds away.
Keep in mind that you don’t want to keep the spud gun loaded for any length of time. It’s literally like a cannon waiting to go off – once it’s fueled and loaded, let ‘er rip a soon as you’ve sighted in the target.
If for whatever reason, you get interrupted and you can’t shoot, drain the fuel first! Open up that combustion chamber and let all the fuel out and worry about removing the projectile later. The best way to unload a spud gun, however, is to fire it off. Even a tiny trace of combustible gas is enough to launch the spud. It won’t go far, but it can go far enough to ruin your day!
Keep the environmental conditions in mind as well. Heavy wind will make certain types of projectiles veer away from where you intended to fire them, and fly unpredictably. Use a laser aiming device as described in our manual to get you on target, which will save you ammo and make your shoots more enjoyable. Half the battle is making a correct potato cannon. How to make a potato gun is easy with our ebook and plans! Above all have fun!
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The Eradicator Potato Cannon Plan
If you want to be the King of the Potato Field you Need the Eradicator Potato Cannon. It is impossible to carry this Spud Gun and not have the locals give you a double take! The Eradicator Spud Gun has a self contained fuel injection system and fuel circulation system, with a pulsating ignition and a barrel over the combustion chamber, this Spud Gun truly is Stacked! Be a Pro and go with The Eradicator Potato Cannon!
007 Spud Cannon Gun Plan
Here is your Hand Held Potato Gun. If Bond was to use a Potato gun, this would be the choice! This sleek sexy Spud Gun fits in one hand and will shoot your smaller spuds with great accuracy. Holster the 007 Tator Gun easily in a pocket until it is time to impress the Friends!!!
The Night Crawler Mini Spud Gun Plan
This is an incredibly enjoyable Spud Gun to shoot! This is a smaller gun that still Holds its own to the big boys! This is a Favourite among the Spud Cannon community, and it is easy to carry and will shoot farther then you could believe. Fun Fun Fun!
The Punisher Potato Cannon Plan
The Punisher is not only pretty to look at it is also a deadly shot in the world of potato Artillery. The Punisher is sporting a smaller diameter barrel so you are able to load your smaller spuds and still make remarkable shots! With a comfortable custom fitting grip system you will want to shoot an entire field of potatoes with The Punisher Potato Gun.
The Desert Storm Potato Gun Plan
Is this gun military issued? No it is for civilian use But if the military did shoot spuds then this is what they would be using! The Desert Storm Potato Gun is what you want to shoot if you are looking to hit the Bullseye! Equipped with a push button igniter and very relaxing grips this gun is Sure to be a Favourite! Zing!
The Underdog Spud Gun Plan
It is always remarkable when the underdog shocks you and that is Exactly what happens with this Potato Gun. The Underdog will Blow your socks off! Being extremely reliable and simple to build, this Spud Cannon will have you launching the dinner potato farther than you ever thought possible! Man Up and build this ultimate Spud Gun! Pow!
The Babysitter Spud Cannon Plan
Oh watch out! This Babysitter is Not to be messed with! The Babysitter Spud Cannon is very diverse as it is more than capable of launching a Tennis ball, or Vegetable roughly to the Moon. Using this Bad Ass Spud Gun is effortless, as you simply spray then twist a wheel and you are then launching your ammo like the Big Boys! Boom!
The Bazooka Potato Cannon Plan
This beast of a Spud Gun is the pinnacle of the Spud Gun series and a Sure Shot. The Bazooka is very diverse as it is more than capable of launching a Tennis ball into the sunset. You also have a steadfast pulsating electronic ignition system that will light your innovative Propane injection system. The Bazooka is set up to effortlessly downsize barrels for your little spuds or balls. The Bazooka is The One! Bam!