• 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

  • Gunman Pokes Holes In the Theory That You Can't Shoot Open a Padlock

    PopMech posted an interesting story testing multiple padlocks against multiple stressors including a “Salt Fog” test for rust resistance and, it seems, a gun test. Read More

  • There are shotgun revolvers

    If you’ve played Borderlands, you’ve probably chuckled at some of the hybrid guns they’ve created — shotguns that shoot rockets and all that. Well, as it turns out, there really is some sort of unholy cross-pollination going on in the underground gun trade, because there are shotgun revolvers. What? It’s kind of a gadget. Read More

  • 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 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