Weapons

  • What You Need To Know About The Liberator 3D-Printed Pistol

    What You Need To Know About The Liberator 3D-Printed Pistol

    Now that we have confirmation that the Liberator 3D-printed pistol can be fired without destroying the body, let’s address what this means for 3D printed weapons and, presumably, homemade weapons in general. Read More

  • Now Shipping: XM25 Smart Grenade Launchers For $30,000

    Now Shipping: XM25 Smart Grenade Launchers For $30,000

    If you’re in the market for a grenade launcher with a kick and you’re a US soldier, check FedEx for your new XM25 Smart Grenade Launcher, a device that shoots a “25 mm microchip-embedded high explosive round that detonates above or beside the target, showering the enemy with lethal metal fragments.” Sounds like my senior prom! Read More

  • No Need For Arrows; This Bow Will Scare Your Quarry To Death

    No Need For Arrows; This Bow Will Scare Your Quarry To Death


    The last time I saw a tension-based projectile weapon this scary, it was when I posted this crossbow, attracting the ire of 2nd-amendment activists net-wide (my sarcasm apparently went undetected). This Hoyt bow, however, is perhaps even more impressive; it’s carbon fiber, tipping the scales at 3.8lb, and will launch an arrow at a buck-piercing 318 feet per second. Mainly I’m… Read More

  • Preparing for an electromagnetic strike, one Huckabee-hosted conference at a time

    Preparing for an electromagnetic strike, one Huckabee-hosted conference at a time

    Let’s say you’re minding your own business. Maybe you’re playing WoW, or maybe you’re walking the dog. You go about your business, when, suddenly, an electromagnetic pulse strikes, destroying our way of life as we know it. Electronic bank records, traffic lights, netbooks—all gone in a matter of seconds. What to do? Read More

  • Because the world needed a semi-automatic Taser

    Because the world needed a semi-automatic Taser

    Thugs the world over are learning to outwit the Taser. As long as there’s more than one of you, you’re scot-free! The single-shot nature of the air Taser has always been frustrating to victims, too: once you zap a fool, you’re done! No “and here’s one for your old man” to be had there. But fear not, Taser hears your cries (and the cries of those… Read More

  • Sap Cap offers self defense at the drop of a hat

    Sap Cap offers self defense at the drop of a hat

    After finally figuring out what “sap” and “blackjack” mean — they’re used interchangeably to describe a police baton — this Sap Cap is a bit scary in its simplicity but might make for a good always-with-you self defense tool. That’s if you’re down with logo-less black hats and don’t mind shelling out $30 for something like this. Read More

  • This crossbow should automatically classify you as "Most Wanted"

    This crossbow should automatically classify you as "Most Wanted"


    This is the kind of weapon that is owned by a killing machine. It’s not an enthusiast weapon, and it’s not a hobby weapon. It’s a murder weapon. I see it being owned by someone like the main character in A History of Violence. He doesn’t want to use it, but god help us all if you make him. Read More

  • Environmentalists: Japanese whalers used sound gun against us!

    Environmentalists: Japanese whalers used sound gun against us!

    How’s this for using exciting, new technology to get your way? Environmentalists have accused Japanese whalers, the most fearsome of all whalers, with attacking them with “sound guns,” such as the kind pictured here. The gun is called an LRAD, which stands for Long Range Acoustic Device. It’s said to cause “nausea, panic and ear damage.” Nothing says… Read More

  • High-tech bomb squads in Iraq and Afghanistan

    High-tech bomb squads in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The methods for detonating bombs, IEDs, mortars, missiles, and so on have multiplied and become more technologically advanced; it follows, then, that a bomb squad should be a high-tech outfit prepared for any tech contingency. This is a very interesting and in-depth article about the lucky soldiers (Army and Navy) whose job it is to detect, disarm, and collect unexploded ordnance and… Read More

  • Israel deploys new, non-lethal ‘stink bomb’ as part of police action

    Israel deploys new, non-lethal ‘stink bomb’ as part of police action

    Those wacky Israelis! Police there used a “skunk bomb” for the first time on Friday as part of a crowd control action. The bomb is actually more like super soaker water gun that sprays a vile smelling liquid on people. The liquid is so foul smelling, that people instantly recoil against it. The theory is, if people are freaking out over the horrific smell, they’ll stop… Read More

  • YouTube restricts weapon videos in the U.K.

    YouTube restricts weapon videos in the U.K.

    AK47-touting and knife-wielding Brits are no longer going to be able to sound off on YouTube. More specifically, weapons shown intimidatingly will not be allowed as gang violence rises ‘cross the Pond. YouTube has enacted regional restrictions in the past such as banning Nazi-type videos in German but this marks this regions first restriction. The companies 24/7 content review teams… Read More

  • Finally, the long-range plane-mounted tactical laser cannon we've been waiting for

    Finally, the long-range plane-mounted tactical laser cannon we've been waiting for


    You guys may have seen our many previous reviews of long range plane-mounted tactical laser cannons, but let’s be honest: none have really lived up to the hype. Like Ultra HD or mobile TV, long range plane-mounted tactical laser cannons have just been impractical and difficult to recommend — until now. This latest long range plane-mounted tactical laser cannon being promoted by the… Read More

  • WASP KNIFE!!!

    No, you won’t look crazy if you buy this for $379.95. You’ll be a real character, someone men look up to and women are slightly aroused by. Sure, wear it with your camo pants and jungle hat. No, those “NO FEAR” patches are very cool. Put them on your old army jacket. Naw, it’s not weird to have a fallout shelter. We understand it came with the house. No, put a safe… Read More

  • The laser turns 48 years young today

    The laser turns 48 years young today


    Let freedom ring The laser turns 48 today! (Just as important, if not more so: It’s also Megan Fox’s birthday. She turns 22.) Crazy! To celebrate this, Wired has put together a list of some of its best laser-related stories, everything from laser-etched iPhones to 100 kW Naval weapons. No, it’s nothing to get too excited over, but perhaps you have nothing better to do on… Read More

  • Not smart: Kid turns camera into 600V 'taser'

    Not smart: Kid turns camera into 600V 'taser'

    When is a disposable camera—who still uses those?—considered a weapon? When you’re a student in New Jersey with a knack for modifying them to shoot electrical charges at people, that’s when! A 14-year-old in Clinton, NJ has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds. Seems the future engineer was able to turn a disposable camera, just like… Read More

  • Navy freaking out over the "Holy Grail of Lasers"

    Navy freaking out over the "Holy Grail of Lasers"


    Lasers are already being used in the field to shoot down missiles and such, but they are limited in their applications because they require volatile chemical agents or fragile crystal arrays — neither one something you want in a battlefield situation. But the Free Electron Laser uses a “turbocharged stream of electrons” to start the reaction that fires the laser. For… Read More

  • K2 'Porcupine' flashlight for blinding and poking

    K2 'Porcupine' flashlight for blinding and poking

    Ah, the convergence device. Is there anything better? Probably, but let’s try to stay focused here. Speaking of focused, how would you like 70 lumens of “eye-blinding white light” to freeze you like a deer on a dark Wisconsin road just before taking a nice set of “sharpened retractable spikes” to the noggin? If this doesn’t sound appealing to you, maybe… Read More

  • Plastic knuckledusters: The latest threat to our precious bodily fluids

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/23393878#23393878 Friends, back before 9/11, when I was dopey kid, I bought a plastic shiv at a gun show with my Dad. Why? Because back in the 1980s there was less fluoride in the water and kids generally didn’t bring guns to school. I don’t know. Apparently giving a 13-year-old a shiv back then was OK. Anyway, this shiv was designed to get… Read More

  • Military plans to shoot rogue satellite out of the sky

    [photopress:satshoot.jpg,full,center] We’re gonna shoot that rogue satellite out of the sky. How clutch is that? Yup, the president just gave the go-ahead to knock that now-broken satellite right out of the sky. The satellite, which the military hasn’t had control of since its launch in December 2006, is predicted to fall back to Earth the first week of March. Rather than risk… Read More

  • Navy creates Rail Gun, now working on Quad Damage

    Every step real life takes towards being more like a Schwarzenegger movie is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t mind being killed by one of these things as long as my gravestone says “RIP Devin, killed by a projectile traveling more than a mile a second.”
    “Record” rail gun test today [Navy Times, video via Wired Danger Room] Read More