These days a lot can be heard about special weapons which accelerate the projectile not based on the traditional, chemical energy release, but providing the muzzle velocity with the help of electromagnets. In English terminology, many descriptions can be read about these devices, referred to as “coilgun”. There are so many hobbyist and amateurs who make these devices [1,2] and publish their results on the internet [3,4]. The purpose of the project is dual. On one hand, features, advantages, disadvantages and the limits of the electromagnetically accelerated weapons can be found by building an experimental tool. On the other hand, it was intended to point out the fact that anybody can build such a tool using commercially available commercial components. Although the muzzle energy of the device presented in this paper is not more than 6.8J, but it can cause serious injury. The paper also points out that in a similar way, still not using special components, a weapon can be made with a larger (10-20J) muzzle energy.