Tag Archives: Weapons

Bet You Didn’t Know There Were Rocket Guns In The 1960s

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

China Develops Real-Life Laser Gun, But It Lacks Of Pew, Pew, Pew

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

The Hacksmith Built A Small Scale Railgun Right In The Garage

As crazy as it may sound, popular YouTube tinkerer, the Hacksmith, has built a working electromagnetic railgun. While the U.S. Navy spent more than a decade developing this supposedly next-generation gun for its Navy warships and investing around $500 million in the process, the Hacksmith team has made one right in their garage. Granted, the term did not say how much they have spent to create this small-scale railgun, but surely, the 16 capacitors, the specialized works they have engaged et cetera, can’t be in the realm of millions, right? Continue reading The Hacksmith Built A Small Scale Railgun Right In The Garage

“Homemade” Drone Catcher Is Awesome, But It Is Really Complicated

Commercial solution to rogue drones are becoming more common today, but you can’t say the same for consumers who face similar pesky problem. Granted, consumers’ issues with drones buzzing around are more like annoyance (think houseflies) and privacy than anything else. That being said, if these errand drones spook you, then I guess you have the right to do something about it when it gets within your backyard. Depending on where you are located, you have several options and the Homemade Drone Catcher by Made it Extreme is one of them. Continue reading “Homemade” Drone Catcher Is Awesome, But It Is Really Complicated

This High-tech Turret Can Detect And Remove Rogue Drones From The Sky

As much as I like drones, the sheer number of them buzzing in the sky has quickly put them on par with houseflies which means they are annoying and potentially dangerous. And that’s not to mention the intrusion of privacy to both everyday folks (not just celebrities, btw) and companies alike. With these new threats looming, they resulted in the creation of a whole new business opportunity: anti-drone technology and the anti-aircraft-like surveillance system you see here, called SkyDroner, is one of the many popping up in the market. Continue reading This High-tech Turret Can Detect And Remove Rogue Drones From The Sky

Artist Tom Galle Turns Recognizable Corporate Logos Into Weapons

NYC-based Internet artist/digital creative Tom Galle has recently started a new project which we are pretty confident it is going to catch on with the Internet. Entitled “Corp Gear,” this new project is a collection of weapons fashioned out of corporate logos. As you can see from the images, Galle has done a brilliant job in turning iconic corporate logos that we are familiar with into weapons. The collection, which only started earlier this month, so far saw Galle turning Nike very recognizable Swoosh logo into a blade (‘Nike Knife’), McDonald’s iconic Golden Arches into a brass knuckleduster (‘McDonalds Brass Knuckles’), Facebook’s blue ‘F’ branding into a crowbar (‘Facebook Crowbar’), and Mercedes-Benz’s pointed star into Shuriken, AKA ninja star (‘Mercedes Ninja Star’). Continue reading Artist Tom Galle Turns Recognizable Corporate Logos Into Weapons

How Killing Them Softly Micro Shotgun Works In Real-Life And Yes, It Works!

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!

Slingshot With Laser Aiming Is Cool, But Try Not To Knock The Laser Out

I have an idea for a better aim with slingshot. Mind you. When we talked about slingshot, we are not talking about the Y-shaped contraption fashioned out of a branch of a tree. Definitely not those used by Dennis the Menace, or Bart Simpson. We are talking about metal projectile shooting contraption worthy of a hunter, complete with arm brace, powerful rubber bands and maybe even a laser pointer like the Assolar SS-12 Multi-function Hunting Laser Slingshot you see here. More on my idea later. First, we talked about Assolar SS-12 Multi-function Hunting Laser Slingshot. Continue reading Slingshot With Laser Aiming Is Cool, But Try Not To Knock The Laser Out

China’s Anti-Drone Gun Looks Like A Weapon Fit For Sci-Fi Movies

What you see here is China’s Wuhan law enforcement officer showing off the police’s new toy: a non-lethal drone-killing gun. Details on this unnamed device is sketchy at best, but the concept behind it is not so much different from DroneShield and Battelle’s iteration we saw last year in that the gun uses some sort of radio waves to cut signal between the operator and the infringing drones (more like hijacking it, actually), thereby forcing the drone to land. Though it is not known if the process will actually fry the drone entirely, thus making it drop out of the sky or if it will force it to land in a controlled manner like the two other makes we wrote about previously. Continue reading China’s Anti-Drone Gun Looks Like A Weapon Fit For Sci-Fi Movies

With This Type Of New Range Ammo, Your Gun Will Be A Lot Cleaner

The only time you see red small caliber projectile is probably on a tracer round (and even that aren’t entirely red/orange red), but the gloss red you see here is on every single projectile and no, these are no tracers, neither is the red for some vain, asesthetic purpose. The gloss red bullet is a new tech projectile called Synthetic Jacket Technology, or Syntech in short, developed by Federal Premium Ammunition/American Eagle. Four years in the making and over a million rounds expended, this glossy red projectile may look like like a lipstick lopped off its case, but it is no less deadly than any gunpowder-powered projectiles. So why does it look so much like plastic? Continue reading With This Type Of New Range Ammo, Your Gun Will Be A Lot Cleaner