Tag Archives: Weapons

Meet The Real Life Spear of Longinus From Evangelion

Today I found out there was actually a replica of the Spear of Longinus as seen on the cult anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Spear of Longinus, if you don’t already know, is one of the many biblical references in the series. It appeared in the original series several times, including what-I-thought was the most breathtaking moment when Eva Unit 00 piloted by Rei hurled the Spear of Longinus like a javelin into the Earth’s orbit, killing the Angel loitering in the orbit. Continue reading Meet The Real Life Spear of Longinus From Evangelion

U.S. Marines Called Live Customer Support In The Midst Of A Firefight

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

Maker Of CornerShot Rifle Has A Double Barrel AR-15 Rifle Too

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

Behold, The Real Working From Dust Till Dawn Pump Action Crossbow

If you have a thing for weapons and you have watched Robert Rodriguez’s From Dust Till Dawn (Dimension Films, 1996), you may have noted the kick-ass weapon, a pump action crossbow used in the movies by Kate Fuller (played by Juliette Lewis). Now, if you have any idea how a crossbow works, you will know the pump action crossbow in the movie was nothing but “movie magic” (i.e. it won’t work), or so we thought… Famed slingshot enthusiast, Joerg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel is a fan of the movie and as connoisseur of all-thing-that-shoots without gun powder, he pondered if he can make a magazine-equipped, pump action crossbow. Continue reading Behold, The Real Working From Dust Till Dawn Pump Action Crossbow

Pocket Shot Adds Camo Edition And Whisker Biscuit Cap For Archery

Things change as human progresses. With that said, do you think slingshot will remain the Y-shape form you are familiar with as we move into the future? Probably, but it is likely to be more advanced like laser-equipped example we have seen previously, or we would be using a whole new type of slingshot like the Pocket Shot to take out the walking dead. Continue reading Pocket Shot Adds Camo Edition And Whisker Biscuit Cap For Archery

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