Guns

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

    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 is limited… Read More

  • Gun-mounted cameras coming soon to DC police?

    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 told… 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 he… 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! [Make] 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 fetch… 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

    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 to… Read More

  • The US army's open source woes

    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

  • Legos can make things besides spaceships

    Legos can make things besides spaceships

    Not to sound like an old fart, but back when I was a kid we had to figure out how to build guns out or Legos ourselves, using rubber bands and gearing them for torque and speed. But today’s lazy youth can actually buy a book of blueprints on how to make guns, catapults, cannons, and laser rifles, with step-by-step instructions. Where will that leave the youth of today when the class war… Read More

  • Meet The Back-Up

    [Autoplaying movie after the jump] I don’t know what’s better: that they embedded their video in a fake Quicktime player, or that it exists at all. I don’t have any longarms, but I’m so ordering one of these. For the first time, the bedroom will be the best place to hole up when the inevitable zombie invasion happens. The Back-Up [product page] Read More