I play paintball frequently enough that I finally broke down and made myself a paintball gun holder. Is it a requirement for paintball? Of course not! Is it a convenient place to put your gun between games while you fill the hopper and work on it? Yes!
I initially tried a different design but didn’t like it. This was my second attempt and I’m quite pleased with it. I found several youtube videos showing how to make PVC paintball gun holders. They showed what I needed to see, but in almost all of them, the people creating the videos didn’t measure anything – they were just winging it. I’m not one for winging it. So, after successfully building my own, here are detailed instructions.
First, supplies. You’ll need:
- PVC cutting tool (you can use a hacksaw if needed)
- dry erase marker
- ruler or tape measure
- PVC fittings – all in 3/4 inch PVC (unless otherwise indicated):
- 4 – 90 degree elbows
- 4 – 45 degree elbows
- 3 – tees
- 1 – 3/4″ to 1″ tee
- 3/4 PVC pipe cut to the following lengths:
- 1 – 24 centimeter piece (9 1/2 inches)
- 4 – 22 centimeter pieces (8 2/3 inches)
- 1 – 16 centimeter piece (6 1/3 inches)
- 2 – 11 centimeter pieces (4 1/3 inches)
- 4 – 10 centimeter pieces (4 inches)
- 1 – 5.5 centimeter pieces (2 1/4 inches)
- 2 – 4.5 centimeter pieces (1 3/4 inches)
Here’s a photo of all the pieces labeled:
Once you cut all of the pieces of PVC, then it’s just a matter of assembling them in the right way. Here are the pieces assembled and labeled:
The hardest part of this build was cutting the 3/4″ x 1″ tee in half. That isn’t actually required. You could also just use another 3/4″ tee and turn it sideways, placing it under the barrel. If you do, the length of PVC that holds it up will need to be slightly shorter.