guns

  • Armatix handgun can only be fired by someone wearing the correct watch

    This seems like a really good idea. A German company called Armatix has developed a handgun that can only be fired by someone wearing a biometrically unlocked wrist watch. An LED light on the gun glows green if it’s set to be fired or red if it’s locked. Read More

  • Weaponized strollers aren’t for sale… yet?

    Do you have a baby? If so, do you also happen to live in a post-apocalyptic neighborhood? I bet it’s tough to wield a machine gun with one hand while pushing a stroller with the other, huh? You may be the perfect candidate for a weaponized stroller. Read More

  • Kari from Mythbusters wants you to say hello to her leetle friend

    Fresh from the Twitter feed of Grant Imahara we see Kari from Mythbusters going nuts with a sniper rifle taller than her. I hope it’s for an experiment and not a Discovery-channel sponsored “Deadliest Game” reality show where the prey will be hosts of various Food Network programs. Click to embiggen. Read More

  • Ping pong cannon blasts through drywall and particle board

    Protect your home or business from unwanted intruders with a pneumatic cannon that shoots water-filled ping pong balls capable of tearing holes through various materials. That, or shoot regular air-filled balls at your friends and family, leaving hilarious-yet-playful welts. Read More

  • Video: Potato gatling gun

    A family that builds food-based weapons together stays together. Take the DeRose family — they issue themselves a “design challenge” every year around the holidays. This year’s challenge: build a potato gatling gun. [via MAKE] Read More

  • Balloon Russian Roulette: What fun!

    Low bleachers covered in red velvet are set in a semi-circle
    facing a small stage. The stage is lit with a single,
    blindingly bright spotlight and is furnished with a table and
    two velvet-covered chairs. Two CONTESTANTS, both of them
    VIETNAMESE, sit opposite one another. Between them, lying on
    the table, is a revolver. Both CONTESTANTS are dressed in
    tuxedos. Both wear red numbers on their… Read More

  • Already bored with your sniper rifle? Howsabout an iPod mount?

    Here’s an iPod mount for your trusty sniper rifle — sure, why the hell not? I mean, the life of a sniper is mostly waiting, right? Might as well catch an episode of The Office or play a quick game of Sim City while you’re waiting for your target to emerge from his super secret meeting inside some fancy hotel. Read More

  • Sega's Wii gun for House of the Dead: Overkill can't be got in America

    House of the Dead: Overkill comes out for the Wii next month, and it promises to be a violent, superfun adventure for all of five minutes. (Kidding!) That said, the experience will benefit from this Sega gun-shell, which is currently penned for release only in Europe and Australia. What, America is too immature to handle fantasy gun violence now? Read More

  • You’ll shoot your eye out ear off, kid

    This hilarious fake prototype of a gun with an old-school Nokia phone built into the handle is what StrategyPage.com calls “The First and Second Amendment Combined.” Read More

  • Gears fans rejoice: someone has mated a real rifle to a real chainsaw

    No nerf Lancer here. No concept gun, no foam rubber. Just an AR-15 with a chainsaw bayonet. I’m not sure what else to put here; more words would only subtract from the sublime beauty of this “firearm mounted anti-zombie device.” Although: I’ve just bought a copy of World War Z and I’m thinking they could have used a few of these things in the first stand at… Read More

  • Interesting reading: Snipers, rifles, and current ballistics research


    The Reg has an uncharacteristically long article up today concerning the history of snipers and their equipment. The tools of the trade have been changing since the first long-range rifles were truly deployed in WWII, and sniping has increased in effectiveness and importance as technology has made weapons more lethal and reduced the size of engagement parties. Counter-Strike and Call of… Read More

  • Fan-made rubber band revolver based on Metal Gear Solid 4

    I feel like I’ve seen something like this before (several times over the years) but this semiautomatic rubber band revolver is definitely slick. With stainless steel construction, a tactical flashlight and laser attachment, and a capacity of 8 (12? there are only 8 notches on the gear) shots, this is truly an office weapon of mass destruction. It’s designed after a gun from Metal… Read More

  • World's biggest, most expensive game of Duck Hunt


    The ST-2 Shooting Simulator from Marksman Training Systems is, I suppose, the most advanced fowl-blasting training environment available. It amounts to a large projection screen and a camera you stick to your gun; the hit detection system is a mystery to me, although I’m fairly sure it doesn’t use the Zapper method. Considering it takes up an entire room, I think this system… Read More

  • Gun-mounted cameras coming soon to DC police?

    Since last fall, police in New York’s Orange County have been using experimental gun-mounted camera technology that begins recording the moment a police officer’s gun is pulled from its holster. The technology was adopted after a public outcry surrounding the 2006 shooting of a Newbugrh, New York man in which, “the street version of the story differs massively from the one… Read More

  • Man killed by gun-toting robot in his own driveway!

    [photopress:starscream_deletedscene1.jpg,full,center] At first the headline grabs your attention, but then you read the story and find out that the man who died built the killer robot specifically to kill himself. I’m sorry, but that is so badass. He was an 81-year old man who’s out of state relatives wanted to put him in a nursing home, because they were selfish bastards. So… Read More

  • Shoot your alarm clock with a Sega Phaser

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1158522/phaser_blasted_alarm_clock.swf
    Phaser Blasted Alarm Clock! – video powered by Metacafe Another great project from Make. You basically use a phaser to shoot your alarm clock to make it snooze. Definitely not difficult and loads of fun — except for sleepover guests who think you’re crazy. Weekend Project: Phaser blasted alarm clock! Read More

  • SwissMiniGun is two inches long, yet fires 300 mph bullets

    [photopress:minigun1.jpg,full,center] So this here gun, the SwissMiniGun, is only two inches long, yet it’s characterized the same as a machine gun. Why? Mainly because, despite its small size, it can fire real bullets at a speed of nearly 300 mph (real speed: 270 mph). The gun costs something like $6,000. Fancier guns, ones with diamonds and other gaudy gemstones, can be expected to… Read More

  • Video: Lego gun shoots stuff

    It’s a gun made out of Legos that shoots steel balls. Really not much more to it than that. Lego Machine Gun Part 1 [Brickpedia] Read More

  • Brit arrested at gunpoint for deadly Philips MP3 player mistaken for gun

    Attention Police: We’re really getting tired of reminding you about this stuff, bit you should really pay attention this time. MP3 players are not guns. Please quit tasing, arresting, and otherwise antagonizing those of us with them. This is Darren Nixon, and it wasn’t really the police’s fault, as a woman called them suspecting he had a gun. But the cops should have been able… Read More

  • The US army's open source woes


    I don’t think anyone thought that converting an entire military-industrial complex to Linux would be easy. Well, now we know for sure it’s hard, and it seems that they forget to check whether their new free and open-source-based systems would play nice with their Windows-based legacy software. Apparently they chose Linux for their new multi-billion-dollar program because they… Read More