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Guns

MP40.

MP40.

Ahoy resumes his engaging series on firearms with the MP40. Created in Nazi Germany, this submachine gun became both a symbol of evil and rebellion in pop culture. Despite its brief real world usage, it has become one of the most recognizable guns in shooters.

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

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.

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MP5K Operational Briefcase

MP5K Operational Briefcase

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.

Making a Cardboard Machine Gun

Making a Cardboard Machine Gun

Do-it-all craftstman The Q shows us how he made a huge machine gun using mainly cardboard, wood, and lots of glue. It has an electronic mechanism that lets it fire long paper bullets, as well as a swappable cartridge.

Guns Found Here

Guns Found Here

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.

Tiny Gun in Slow-mo

Tiny Gun in Slow-mo

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.

LEGO Fortnite Double Barrel Shotgun

LEGO Fortnite Double Barrel Shotgun

LEGO enthusiast ZaziNombies made a life-size replica of the new double barrel shotgun in Fortnite. It’s made of 1100 LEGO pieces, weighs 4 lb and is nearly 2 ft long. It even has a working reload mechanism and has two LEGO shotgun shells.

Spyra One Water Gun

Spyra One Water Gun
~$115+  Pledge Comment

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.

Shooting NERF Darts from a Real Gun

Shooting NERF Darts from a Real Gun

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.

Fallout Plasma Rifle Replica

Fallout Plasma Rifle Replica
$120  Buy Comment

The talented craftsmen at Chronicle Collectibles made this life-size replica of the plasma rifle from the Fallout franchise. It has a sniper barrel as well as green lights that are toggled by the trigger.

Splitting Bullets in 4K Slow-mo

Splitting Bullets in 4K Slow-mo

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.

LEGO Fortnite Minigun

LEGO Fortnite Minigun

LEGO weapons specialist ZaziNombies presents one of his largest scale models yet. It’s based on the minigun from the hit battle royale game Fortnite. The scale model is made of about 6,500 pieces, measures over 4ft long and weighs over 18lb.

Bullet vs. Bulletproof Window

Bullet vs. Bulletproof Window

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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.50 Cal Sniper Rifle in Slow Motion

.50 Cal Sniper Rifle in Slow Motion

Destin of SmarterEveryDay lent The Slow Mo Guys a .50 caliber sniper rifle. Watch their bodies, faces and nearby objects react to the beastly weapon’s recoil. There’s also an amazing shot of the bullet coming out at 130,000fps.

Extreme Bottle Opener

Extreme Bottle Opener

While he didn’t manage to nail it with every shot, it’s still impressive that Olympic shooting coach Zhou Shibing managed to cleanly take the caps off of several bottles of beer by firing at them with his air rifle on the Chinese reality show Impossible Challenge.

See-through Gun Suppressors

See-through Gun Suppressors

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.

DIY Semi-Automatic Paper Gun

DIY Semi-Automatic Paper Gun

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.

PlastCraft Fallout 4 Gauss Rifle

PlastCraft Fallout 4 Gauss Rifle
$1,100  Buy Link Comment

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.

Silencing a Silencer

Silencing a Silencer

For no other reason than to get YouTube views, the guys at West Coast Armory continuously fired 700 rounds from a full-auto M249 saw machine gun to see how quickly they could melt the silencer they installed. The answer? Not long. Not long at all.

NERF Modulus Tri-Strike

NERF Modulus Tri-Strike
$30  Buy Link Comment

This over-the-top NERF gun can fire three different types of projectiles, including Elite darts, oversize MEGA darts, and our personal favorite, the giant MEGA Missile ammo. Its modular design lets you use the blasters individually as well.

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World’s Largest Super Soaker

World’s Largest Super Soaker

Not satisfied with having the world’s largest NERF gun, Mark Rober and his friends spent a total of 6 months making the world’s largest Super Soaker. The 7ft long gun shoots water at up to 272mph using pressurized nitrogen.

DIY Cardboard Glock

DIY Cardboard Glock

Cardboard and rubber band weapon maker Blackfish shows off an amazing build which looks just like a Glock 19 handgun, with working slide and firing mechanism, and an ammo clip filled with bullets made from crayons. After the action, he shows off how to build your own.

Where a Gun Begins

Where a Gun Begins

(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.

Dart Zone Quad Pack

Dart Zone Quad Pack
$20  Buy Comment

An awesome pack of foam dart toys which includes a pair of pump-action, break-action, double-barrel shotguns, along with a duo of pocket-sized single dart blasters that can fire projectiles up to 80 feet.

The Littlest Shotgun

The Littlest Shotgun

(PG-13: Language) Ever wonder what the weensy shotgun from Killing Them Softly would do in real life? Kjaskaar created a ridiculously short-barreled shotgun to see exactly what damage it would do. Even if it is deadly, it’s not a particularly practical weapon.

DIY Coca-Cola Minigun

DIY Coca-Cola Minigun

Learn how to build a powerful, and awesome looking minigun made from Coke cans, syringes, wires, nails, hot glue, and cigarette lighters. It ignites small quantities of rubbing alcohol as fuel to fire rubber projectiles out of the ends of the syringes.

PPK Rubber Band Gun

PPK Rubber Band Gun
$20  Buy Link Comment

Elastic Precision’s handmade wooden plaything is modeled after James Bond’s gun of choice, the Walther PPK. This one is made from solid maple and walnut, and can fire up to five rubber bands in a row. Includes 50 rubber bands. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

DIY Popsicle Stick NERF Blaster

DIY Popsicle Stick NERF Blaster

Sure, you can buy a NERF blaster for less than $10, but there’s something rewarding about making your own stuff. Here, Astonishing Studios shows us how to make a working NERF gun using popsicle sticks, straws, a syringe, and an ample dose of hot glue.

20-Shot Pinfire Revolver

20-Shot Pinfire Revolver

Forgotten Weapons examines a very special weapon. This ornate double-barrel handgun is not only covered with intricate gold inlay and engraving, it has 20 bullet chambers, and a really interesting firing mechanism. It ended up selling for $34,500 at auction.

LEGO NERF Gun

LEGO NERF Gun

AstonishingStudios combined two of our favorite man-child playthings, LEGO and NERF, by creating a fully-functional replica of a NERF Maverick Rev-6 gun using the plastic building bricks. Now we want a LEGO Mega Mastodon.

The Shotgun Guitar

The Shotgun Guitar

Yee-Haw! Reverend Peyton of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band shows off a very special three-string guitar that pickup designer Bryan Fleming made for him. It doesn’t sound like any guitar we’ve ever heard before, but it can still fire shotgun shells with the best of them.

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