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For more zing to your gun, cut a second shorter piece of wood and glue it underneath at a 90-degree angle Matt Ryan Hoodie , to approximate the shape of a pistol. Insert your nail and glue your clothespin to the back of the "grip". This will make for a longer stretch to the band, and more snap when you fire.
It Takes Two - How to Cultivate Profitable, Strategic Alliances To Increase Your Market Share Marketing Articles | May 1, 2005
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