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Zippo lighter with a built-in gun inside

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

If you light your smoke with this Zippo you are likely to get a mini bullet in the face. This Zippo is packing a miniature gun inside that actually fires. Those copper-cased 6mm cartridges will be fired out of a barrel, in place of the usual wick.

Just roll the flint striking wheel and it acts as the trigger. Too bad this isn’t an official Zippo product, then again, if it was, there would be a lot of smokers shooting themselves in the face.

Budweiser Nun Chucks

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Let’s say you want go all Bruce Lee on someone, but in a redneck sort of way. Well, for that occasion, look no further than these Budweiser Nun Chucks. They are the creation of Kai Tsien-Williams and Chen Chen. To make the beat down of some poor guy even worse, these Budweiser cans are actually filled with cement. Which is kind of appropriate since that’s where he will end up.

They are for sale right now, we just aren’t sure where. Maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t think we need many of these in the world. Although they seem easy enough to make.

Revolver Camera shoots a bullet, takes a picture

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

Photographers who also like to shoot guns will love this weapon. This weapon fires bullets and takes pictures at the same time. It was apparently used in 1938 in New York. The gun is a Colt 38 and it had a tiny camera attached to it that was controlled by the trigger.

We don’t have much more information than that, but it’s impressive. One thing is for sure, you don’t want to be in these pictures. Good thing nobody else got their hands on it. I can easily imagine some whack job firing away at people and posting the pics online. Yeah, this is not a good combination here.

The machete slingshot

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2011

Do you like your weapons dangerous and crazy? Want a weapon that is just as likely to hurt you as someone else? Well, here ya go. This machete-shooting slingshot is crazy. This crossbow/slingshot hybrid is designed to fire a machete at a high rate of speed at any target you want.

You just know it will backfire and stick through this guys head at some point, but what the hell. No one is going to mess with you when you have this thing ready to go. You’ll shoot your eye out kid!

Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

You have to relieve stress in the office right? What better way then with a gun? A nerf gun of course. The Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire shoots up to 20 darts in rapid succession at your co-workers or anyone else it happens to be pointed at.

It’s a bit heavier than usual, for stability, and it requires half a dozen “C” batteries instead of the AA’s which add to the weight. Get ready to unleash some intense Nerf fury on your unsuspecting victims. I know you can’t wait for this one.

Automatic weapon gets FPS-style ammo counter

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2011

You’ve seen all of the ammo counters on the various shooters that you’ve played and now a similar ammo counter is available for automatic weapons, thanks to a DIY project by Michael Ciuffo. So now when out on the firing range, you can be aware of your ammo situation just like in the games.

An accelerometer detects the gun’s recoil and keeps count, so it can be calibrated for different weapons. Michael has received enough enquiries about this that he is going to start producing it for the mass market soon.

Dead Space Plasma Cutter replica

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

As Dead Space 2 hits the stores, you might be looking to expand your collection of gamer gear. If that’s the case, check out this Dead Space Plasma Cutter replica, complete with scorch-marks, light-up effects, and an attractive display-case to keep it safe when you are not fragging mutant aliens.

The details are dead-on and it comes with a rechargeable battery good for about 30-minutes of play time. The replica weighs less than 3 pounds, and can be pre-ordered now for $219, with deliveries starting in March.


U.S. Navy tests a new Railgun

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on December 12th, 2010

Railguns have some serious power and while we are used to seeing them in the movies, the government is always busy testing out new ways to use them. The U.S. Navy just fired a metal projectile that destroyed a target a hundred miles away.

The railgun’s operation is pretty straightforward. It uses an electrical charge measured in megajoules as a propellant, which allows the large ordnance to be fired and detonated quickly. The recent test struck the distant target in a matter of minutes.

Homemade Fallout 3 plasma rifle

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2010

The A3-21 Plasma Rifle kicks ass in Fallout 3 and it looks pretty awesome in the real world too. Ryan Palser created this bad boy, which took five months to complete. His wife painted it up real nice to give it the weathered look. If they ever make a Fallout movie, they better turn to Ryan and wife for props.

We’d love to see more of Fallout’s weapons in real life, maybe even some Brotherhood of Steel armor. To paraphrase the song from the game, Ryan doesn’t want to set the world on fire, he just wants to start a flame in our hearts with this beast.

125-piece metal puzzle can be put together to make a working gun

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2010

Puzzles can be fun. They can be frustrating. They can flex your brain muscles. And now they can be deadly. This might look like a simple 3D metal puzzle, but it holds a deadly secret: if you put some of its pieces together in the proper way, it will turn into a real working gun.

That’s right. If you take about 20 of the pieces in this 125-piece puzzle and put them together in the right way, you will have a fully-functional .45 caliber handgun with a single shot. We can only assume that this would be great for assassins.

Digital slingshot tags buildings with SMS

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2010

We’ve never seen a slingshot like this before. This slingshot looks like a typical primitive weapon, but that isn’t what it is all about. Hence the alphanumeric keypad. It will instead tag a building (or several) through the use of SMS.

This digital slingshot was designed by a media group in Berlin. Just type in a message, aim it at a building at fire. Your message will then splatter all over the building. The slingshot is equipped with Arduino, a laser, communications radio and keypad, it truly interacts with the projection system. So your aim matters. Video here.


The Swiss Army Knife of Steampunk guns

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

Looking for some multi-function in your Steampunk gun? Then this one is for you? It’s basically a Steampunk Swiss-Army Knife. This steampunk metapen gun is almost as small as the world’s smallest gun as well. It’s made from all the usual materials, brass ,copper, wood and steel.

And it does more than just shoot Victorian-clad villains dead. There’s a fork, knife, spoon, lighter, USB drive, watch, lamp, screwdriver, pipe, toothbrush, sawing blade, nail clipper and two extra mines. Pretty awesome.

The Shotgun Revolver

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

Back in Dirty Harry’s day Harry Calahan’s .44 Magnum seemed like the canon of handguns. Times have changed a lot since then. These days if you run into a Chinese gangster, they are likely packing a shotgun revolver like the one above.

Homemade handgun revolvers that use standard 12 gauge shotgun shells are becoming very popular with Taiwanese gang members. This one was confiscated from a 19 year old gang gun runner. That handle on the front isn’t just for looks, it’s necessary for the kind of kick this thing delivers.

Steampunk blunderbuss actually fires

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2010

We’ve covered many steampunk mods around these parts. Some are actually Steampunk while others are just a lot of brass attachments glued onto a gadget. Well this one is Steampunk alright. And these guns actually fire.

The blunderbuss shown above shoots not bullets, but rubber balls. That doesn’t mean it won’t hurt like a real bullet though. It shoots those rubber balls fast enough to actually penetrate cardboard from a distance. Ouch! And while we don’t want to be on the wrong end of this thing, we can’t help admiring the craftsmanship. Check out some videos below.

Smart handgun won’t fire unless you’re wearing this ugly watch

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on January 29th, 2010

If you see somebody wearing this ugly watch, run. They have a weapon. The idea here is to make guns safer. Or at least harder to fire. The new Armatix .22 comes with a custom watch. When the gun is within a few inches of the watch, a green LED on the back lights up, letting you know that it’s armed and ready to fire.

If you try to use it without wearing the watch, the LED turns red and it can not fire. It would be great for police weapons, so that they don’t get in civilian hands. The military as well. Your enemy will no longer be able to use your weapon against you should they somehow get it.