You’d think that registering firearms would mean they’d be easy to trace. But one look at the antiquated process at the ATF’s National Tracing Center, and you’ll see why things aren’t as tidy as they look on TV crime dramas. Another fantastic documentary from MEL Films.
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.
Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day teamed up with the folks at Soteria Suppressors to create special gun silencers wrapped in transparent cast acrylic, then captured amazing slow-mo footage of them in action using a high-speed camera at a whopping 110,000 fps.
Blackfish shows us how to create a really cool toy weapon which fires rolled up paper projectiles. Its rubber band powered revolver mechanism lets it fire up to eight darts without reloading. We assume you could expand on the idea and make one that fires more ammo.
Etsy store PlastCraft makes video game-inspired collectibles and props. Its pièce de résistance at the moment is this badass gauss rifle replica inspired by Fallout 4‘s weaponry. It’s filled with blue LEDs and has nixie tubes that indicate the battery’s charge.
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.
(Gore) We’ve seen plenty of Breaking Bad tributes and video essays, but we’ve got to hand it to Filmscalpel and Larry Erens for keeping it fresh with their take, which focuses on Walter White’s de-evolution as told through his relationship with firearms and explosives.
In The Awesomer Shop