In every way, rubber band guns are the adolescent version of real firearms. Rubber bands are not as fast and deadly as bullets, the ammunition is far less expensive, and you don't need a permit to carry one. Plus, there's significantly less materials and tools involved in making one, which makes it the perfect substitute for the real deal.
When it comes to break action shotguns, one or two rounds might not be enough for some gun enthusiasts. Even the five-cartridge capacity that most pump action shotguns feature isn't enough buckshot for diehards. So, what kind of 12 gauge shotgun can hold more than five rounds? The AA-12 auto assault shotgun holds 32 rounds, but that's probably just overkill. Where's the happy medium, then?
All women need to know a few self defense moves to protect themselves from harm on the gritty streets of urban blight. But some would rather just get a concealed carry permit for their trusty semi-automatic pistol and let the steel do the talking. Now, thanks to entrepreneur Lisa Looper, women have a better way to conceal that Ruger or SIG Sauer, and it ain't no fanny pack.
Trick-or-treaters are coming in less than eight hours. Have you run out of precious pumpkin carving time? Then pull out the glock.
So the price is fairly steep. But maybe this monster of a rubberband gun is a worthwhile indulgence... just this once. YOU watch the video and decide. "The rubber band gatling gun can hold over 100 rubber bands and shoots 1 at a time as fast as you can crank it. The gun comes off of the base so you can hold it when you shoot or just keep it on the base and shoot."
I do not own a gun, and never will. What's more, I certainly will never own the M4 Carbine, a military-issued assault rifle, which is illegal in the United States:
Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds.
Here at WonderHowTo, we admire hackers whose motivation is mischievous, yet perfectly legal and harmless. Hiding a Nerf gun among Cabbage Patch dolls, meet Alan Parekh, a Canadian electrical engineer who just wants to bring a smile to his teenage daughter's face.
We've seen (and certainly enjoyed) the super cute mini-cannon. For your further enjoyment, here's a selection of more teeny, tiny fully functional weapons.
The military recently unveiled what is one nasty-ass gun. Called the XM25, this super deadly hand weapon can annihilate people behind walls or trenches. PhysOrg reports:
Kenneth Aspestrand is a three time world record holder trick shooter. And, man, this dude is fast. His aim is dead on, not unlike WonderHowTo's favorite slingshot assassin, Rufus Hussey or Apestrand's 6-year-old competition, Miko Andres. Two videos below.
Summer's a-coming, time to gear up for some innocent water gun fun. I'd hate to be caught in the cross hairs of the CPS Custom Assault Rifle.
A big, nasty hybrid gun, a revolver that shoots shotgun shells, was found in a "gangster gun room" in Taiwan (not sure what "gangster gun room" means exactly, the Google translation is hard to decipher). Can't buy one of these in a gun shop, but the black market price goes for approximately $6200 – $9300 USD.
Another goody from Wired's Danger Room (previous post, the oh so very cute Koosh Bullet). This time the weapon on display is the amazingly "smart" handgun: a gun that won't shoot unless you're wearing the right watch.
Another interesting weapon via Wired's Danger Room: the Koosh bullet. These rubber bullets can incapacitate, but are highly unlikely of actually breaking the skin.
Oobject has compiled a gallery of the web's gnarliest nerf gun mods. Click through to Oobject for more information on each gun, or mod your own.
Old video demonstrating Bob Munden's incredible fast draw skills. Says Wikipedia,
Lonlee Planet has put together a somewhat disturbing photo gallery of Hello Kitty weaponry. Yup, these are the real thing. Not toys.
At the young age of six, Miko Andres is considered the world’s youngest competitive practical shooter. The Filipino youngster handles his Colt 1911 with great ease, competes against 9-17 year-olds, and plans on making the trek to America to compete in international shooting events.
Germany's Werner Mehl has developed the PVM-21 infrared chronograph, an incredibly advanced ballistic speed-measuring system.
Principles are simple: compressed air, a long barrel, and pumpkins as ammo. However, the construction of this farm artillery is enormous. This pumpkin cannon stands at 60 feet tall, and shoots at 600 MPH for as long as a mile in distance.
If you can't wait for yet another bad Spider-Man film to hit theaters near you, you can have your own web-slinging fun right at home. Crispyjones has designed a non-lethal net gun reminiscent of Spidey's "web-shooters," though, at a much larger scale, obviously. A detailed tutorial for the net gun can be found on Instructables.
Contraflip's answer to puerile projectiles is this flaming cannon. At first sight, it looks like a tame duct tape and cardboard craft project. Then he fires it. The barrels (made of paper towel rolls) are connected, so the gun can fire all fourteen balls, Gatling gun style.
Potato + hairspray + Taser + PVC = Heaven. Growing up in New Hampshire, I recognize that potato guns represent the pinnacle of American ingenuity. Innovative, powerful, and best of all...pointless.