This is RAMBO, but it has nothing to do with the protagonist from the 80s movie franchise adaption of David Morrell’s 1972 novel, First Blood. This RAMBO here is not a person; it is a weapon – a grenade launcher to be exact. What makes RAMBO so special is, it is grenade launcher made almost exclusively from addicted manufacturing, AKA 3D printing, and it actually fires, wait for it… 3D-printed munition. And the name there? It actually stands for Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance. Pretty sure it is not a nod to the fictional hero. Continue reading U.S. Army Actually Had A 3D-Printed Grenade Launcher Called RAMBO
Converting and/or modding real firearms into cartoon-inspired look is not the bestest of ideas. I don’t need to explain why is it so, but man, this fully-functional Heckler & Koch XM8 assault rifle converted from a H&K SL8 with a color scheme, complete with weathered effect, inspired by 80s action cartoon G.I. Joe’s super baddy Cobra Commander is too awesome not to give it its due complimentary words. I mean, seriously, just look at the thing. It is an absolute beauty! Continue reading If Cobra Commander Was Real, He Would Have Use This Custom H&K XM8
What looks like a gun skin for popular Battle Royale multiplayer online game, PlayerUnknown Battleground AKA PUBG, is actually a real-life embossed golden Heckler & Koch MP5. Yes! This thing is real! This one-off, custom submachine based on German firearms maker Heckler & Koch MP5 features a gold-plated body, barrel, safety switch, trigger and magazine with the golden body and magazine further boast some rather intricate designs. Man, it really does look like a gun skin for PUBG, except that the game does not have a H&K MP5. The closest to the MP5 in the game is the UMP9 (which is obviously, a fictional weapon like the rest of the in-game weapons). Continue reading Pakistan Gifts Saudi Crown Prince Gold-plated H&K Submachine Gun
Here’s a story that you may prompt you to dismiss it as some tall tale if it wasn’t told by from the person involved. It was about customer support… for firearms. You see, Barrett, the maker of firearms best known for the M-107A anti-material sniper rifle, has live customer support. OK. That part isn’t quite surprising. Perhaps, the military’s armorers would need to call it to find what’s up with some functionality or fault. No big deal, but there was a peculiar case where a Marine called in regarding a M-107A.50 BMG rifle had a fault that needs urgent attention because, he was in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan. Like, seriously. Continue reading U.S. Marines Called Live Customer Support In The Midst Of A Firefight
The world firearms has its fair share of oddities. From the triple barrel shotgun to Rocket Gun to the fatal ring gun, we thought we have seen it all and then, the Silver Shadow Gilboa DBT Snake Double Barrel AR-15 comes along. Yes. That right there is a carbine, a non-military issue, that is, and it is essentially two AR stuck together. It is like a conjoined twin with each having its own bolt carrier, trigger, magazine, hammer, and of course, barrel. Continue reading Maker Of CornerShot Rifle Has A Double Barrel AR-15 Rifle Too
Here’s a piece of firearm history that you may not know. What you see here is essentially a weapon that fires rocket-powered projectiles. You heard that right. Rocket. Called GYROJET, this futuristic firearm was produced by a San Ramon, California company called MB Associates and exists in a variety of configurations, including rifle, pistol, carbine, as well as sub-machine gun. What made GYROJET “revolutionary” was it uses bullet-sized rocket rounds. Continue reading Bet You Didn’t Know There Were Rocket Guns In The 1960s
George Lucas have imagined laser being the weapons of choice for advanced civilizations in the galaxy far, far away, but in reality, laser shooting guns are, up to today, stuff of fantasy. Well, not anymore. Meet the ZKZM-500 Laser Assault Rifle, China’s very own AK-47 assault rifle-size laser shooter that is capable of hitting targets as far as 800 meters (half a mile) away. However, this weapon does not emit laser like you saw in the movies. Continue reading China Develops Real-Life Laser Gun, But It Lacks Of Pew, Pew, Pew
Carrying placards in a rally/demonstration is one of the many ways of expressing your disgust for violence, but for photographer Jason Siegel, he chose to take on the creative route to share his distaste for violence, in particular gun violence. What Siegel did was creating a series of sculptures depicting guns and weapons of war with materials he is most familiar with: cameras, lenses, and a myriad of photography accessories like external flash unit, 35 mm film rolls et cetera. Continue reading Photographer Sends Anti-Violence Message With Camera Gear “Weapons”
First we have the weirdest confectionary, now there’s what we thought could be the craziest saw-off shotgun ever. Inspired by the movie Killing Them Softly (Plan B Entertainment, 2012), YouTuber Kjaskaar wants to find out if the sawed-off shotgun featured in the movie works in real-life. For the uninitiated, the shotgun featured in the ‘Poker Heist’ scene was nothing short of ridiculous. Unlike some sawed-off shotguns that have some inches lopped off, the Killing Them Softly shotgun has all of its barrel sawed off, pretty much leaving only the chambers. Continue reading How Killing Them Softly Micro Shotgun Works In Real-Life And Yes, It Works!
If you buy a pair of pistols, you would probably raring to have a go with them downrange, but I can assure you that you won’t want to do the same with The Big Bang Pistol Set by Cabot Guns. Why? Because this one-of-the-kind pistol set cost a mind-numbing 5 million dollars and the pair has components crafted from, wait for this… 4.5 billion year-old meteorite and mind you, this is not just any puny space rock that we are talking about; we are talking about meteorite that supposedly landed in Gibeon, Namibia during the pre-historic era. How the hell did this all-American gun company landed themselves with this rare space rock is beyond us. Continue reading Pistols Made From 4.5 Billion Year-Old Meteorite Valued At $5 Million!