guns

  • Defense Distributed Prints An AR-15 Receiver That Has Fired More Than 600 Rounds

    Defense Distributed Prints An AR-15 Receiver That Has Fired More Than 600 Rounds

    Defense Distributed, a group run primarily by gunsmith Cody Wilson, has released a video of an AR-15 with a 3D-printed lower receiver firing off over 600 rounds, a unique feat in the realm of 3D-printed parts. The part, called the AR Lower V5, worked nearly perfectly while firing 600 rounds and, as Wilson notes, “the test ended when we ran out of ammunition, but this lower could… Read More

  • Like It Or Not, 3D Printing Will Probably Be Legislated

    Like It Or Not, 3D Printing Will Probably Be Legislated

    As the race – and it’s basically a race – to release as many 3D-printed gun parts as possible heats up, it’s never been harder for me to come down on the side of the “Freedom To Tinker” crowd. Last weekend Defense Distributed, a group dedicated to releasing plans for a 3D printed gun, posted a video and description of their 3D-printed AR-15 thirty-round… Read More

  • Kickstarter: This Rubber Band Shotgun Is The Mother Of All Rubber Band Shotguns

    Kickstarter: This Rubber Band Shotgun Is The Mother Of All Rubber Band Shotguns

    Imagine it’s Thanksgiving morning and you’re with the family. You creep down the stairs, Sheriff in hand, and sneak in on dear old dad as he makes bacon pancakes. You set your weapon on “shotgun” and pull the trigger. A volley of hot rubber whangs him in the legs, his old frame buckling as he takes the shot. Another kill. All this can be yours with the Bandit, an… Read More

  • Is There Money To Be Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

    Is There Money To Be Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

    It’s hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucrative world with Project Sentry, an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses a webcam to scan the scene and take down your prey. Read More

  • Is Printing A Gun The Same As Buying A Gun?

    Is Printing A Gun The Same As Buying A Gun?

    There’s an interesting back-and-forth going on at Thingiverse, a site founded by Makerbot to share 3D projects. Two designers have made two parts for the AR-15 rifle platform. The first part is a standard rifle magazine complete with spring but the second part is AR-15 lower receiver. Why are these parts important? Well, the magazine is just on the edge of Thinigverse’s implied… Read More

  • This Chain Gun Does Not Want To Be Your Friend

    It’s not every day you see a massive BAE Systems Mk 38 chain gun firing off the bow of a Naval vessel, but here you go. This thing is completely remote controlled and features infrared sights and laser aiming systems so you can pick off booby-trapped boats from miles away. Read More

  • The XM25: A Future Weapon Killing Bad Guys Right Now

    Come get some! The XM25 is bringing a world of hurt to Afgan baddies right now. The Army is apparently field testing the (ready for the street name?) Punisher in very limited numbers right now. You must click through to see the very first demo of the weapon in action. It shows the fancy targeting system that guides the 25mm burst rounds to their targets, which then penetrates barriers to… Read More

  • The Internet Presents More Lego Guns

    We first posted about Lego guns back in January and now they’re back and these guns actually fire. That’s right – not only do they completely ignore the pacifist notion that Lego is for creative, constructive play but now you can actually fudge stuff up! Read More

  • Lego Guns: The Antithesis Of All That Is Lego

    Sure you can build little houses and stuff with Lego, but can you build a sniper rifle? Lego for Adults author Martin Martin Hüdepohl wants to show you how in his book Badass Lego Guns. This video teaser shows some of the amazing shooting creations that actually work and are made entirely of LEGO Technic parts. Read More

  • Video: Sweet Homemade Automatic BB Cannon

    I wouldn’t have thought that so many BBs could come out of a bit of DIY like that, but you can’t argue with that ruined apple. The secret is (apparently) having a one-way valve so that the BBs can travel towards the chamber but not away from it. Read More

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