There's a fella on YouTube showing off some serious MacGuyver skills. He's made a bullpup-style machine gun that fires BBs, using a 20-ounce soda bottle and some over-the-counter parts totally $15. He shows it off firing at a target, and it looks like it does some serious damage.
President Obama gave all the kids the presidential seal of approval as he checked out the projects at the White House Science Fair, but when it came to Joey Hudy's Extreme Marshmallow Cannon, he insisted on actually testing the thing out.
The U.S. Army has been very pleased with its fancy new XM25s, the gun that can shoot "smart" bullets at enemies behind cover. But the XM25's bullets are only smart in one dimension, while Sandia National Labs has just tested a prototype laser-guided bullet that can steer itself and home in on targets.
The XM25 is a $35,000 weapon that fires tiny little 25 millimeter grenades up to 500 yards. But these aren't just any microgrenades: they're smart microgrenades that can penetrate heavy cover and then explode when they're on the other side.
The NYPD is looking to create a mobile version of the kind of full body scans we're all used to at airports, in that it'd show the shape of objects stored underneath clothing. The system would allow police officers to spot armed passerby on the street without ever having to get out of a police van.
In response to civil unrest in August that threw the U.K. into chaos, police forces there plan to trial a laser weapon that would cast a ten-foot wall of light that briefly blinds those caught in its path at a distance of 1,600 feet.
I'm not entirely sure how drilling tiny holes into bullets will make them quieter, more accurate, and into rockets, but some Italian company says that's what they've done. It's just too bad that James Bond's done it already.
Survivalists around the country are rejoicing at the release of the carbon fiber and aluminum rifle fishing rod combined into one handy device. We know. Why didn't anyone think of this useful combination before?
Whenever there's a shiny new gadget released, there's bound to be someone out there who wants to destroy it. Richard "RatedRR" Ryan certainly follows along that logic — he just loves shooting gadgets with powerful sniper rifles.
This is a story that would have made Charlton Heston proud. You wouldn't need to pry the gun from his cold dead hand had he known that one day upon his death his ashes could be turned into ammunition. That's right, for $850 (plus shipping), Alabama's Holy Smoke will turn put your loved one's ashes into shotgun shells or pistol or rifle cartridges.