We’ve seen lots of slow-motion footage of weapons being shot, but this is the first time we’ve seen exactly what happens to a shotgun shell when it’s fired. Pistolas Refritas rigged up a trigger that fires a 12-gauge shell outside of the barrel, so you can watch as its gunpowder explodes, and its steel pellets go flying.
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Perhaps on a mission to one-up the MythBusters, the guys at Demolition Ranch customized the barrel of a rifle to see what would happen if it were bent all the way back towards the shooter. Will it shoot backwards? Will it destroy the gun? Or will the bullet get stuck? The answer starts around the 13:21 mark.
Factory Entertainment is offering the best replica we’ve seen of the weapon from James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun. It has 18kt gold plated components, including a fountain pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink, and a “007” inscribed bullet. Comes with a wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
Maker Ivan Miranda played around with a couple of NERF Rival Kronos blasters and decided that he could do it better. So he set about building a gigantic, vacuum-powered version that can fire of 10 rounds of ammo per second, at speeds over 62mph. We wish he made it fire actual NERF ammo though.
Colin Furze made an airsoft replica of the briefcase machine gun in Kingsman 2. It’s also remote-controlled, but the real trick was figuring out how to cock and trigger the gun with one switch. Believe it or not, there’s actually a lethal version of this setup from decades ago.
One of the most iconic weapons in science fiction has to be the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. Parabellum Arms couldn’t get his hands on an actual pulse rifle, he decided to build the next best thing – a wooden replica that fires rubber bands as either a machine gun or shotgun.
This party kit combines two of America’s favorite pastimes – guns and booze. The set comes with two gun-shaped spirit decanters, eight shot glasses, a belt holster, and a padded metal carrying case that’s sure to get you stopped by the TSA if you travel with it.
It might look a bit like the Starship Enterprise, but what you’re actually looking at here is a rubber band machine gun that uses a pan-type magazine. While builder parabellum1262 hasn’t provided plans for building one, he does have tutorials for many other cool rubber band guns.
Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons introduces us to a weapon straight out of a 1960s spy thriller. The Heckler & Koch MP5K operational briefcase offers a mount that allows operatives to hide an MP5K submachine gun inside. Loading and aiming this thing is bonkers.
The Slow Mo Guys have previously fired off some very big guns to see every detail of how they work. This time, they went to the opposite extreme, shooting a teensy, 2″ long pinfire gun at 12,500 fps to observe the mini weapon at work. That poor Minifig is like a mini Buster.
The Spyra One is an electronic water gun. Instead of ejecting a stream, it shoots discrete “bullets” to up to 30 ft. It has a built-in pump that lets you refill the gun in seconds over a body of water. It also has a digital display that shows how many shots you have left.
Ryan & David modified the barrel of a rifle so they could load it with NERF darts, which they propelled with blank cartridges. It turns out the result is still lethal. We’d like to see this done in slow motion though, because it looks like the rifle turned into a shotgun.
For their latest experiment, The Slow Mo Guys perfectly lined up an axe with the barrel of a gun, and fired a bullet at it so we could see what it looks like slowed down. It’s cool, but it’s the custom two-way axe they built that produces truly satisfying results.
Destin from Smarter Every Day teamed up with Gav and Dan from The Slow Mo Guys to see what exactly happens when a bullet hits a piece of bulletproof acrylic, both with a bullet that can’t make it through, and then with a .50 cal that can. Watch The Slow Mo Guys’ video here.
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