Awesome Weapons

Cardboard NERF Blaster

Cardboard NERF Blaster

NERF weapons are normally made from plastic with a few springs and maybe a motor. DanCreator made a working replica of a NERF Elite 2.0 blaster mostly out of cardboard. It has a slide-action mechanism that reloads darts into the chamber from a spring-loaded magazine.

Autonomous NERF Sentry Turret

Autonomous NERF Sentry Turret

Taking inspiration from KillJoy’s turret in Valorant, engineer Vinnie Satriale built this motorized NERF weapon that uses computer vision to lock onto the closest moving target and fire harmless foam projectiles at them. He built it as an alarm clock because he kept oversleeping.

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The Sure Defender

The Sure Defender

Forgotten Weapons takes a look at an unusual piece that dates back to the 1860s. The Sure Defender combined brass knuckles, a wavy dagger, and a single-shot pistol in one. It wasn’t the most practical weapon, but it certainly gave users a variety of options.

Working Halo Energy Sword

Working Halo Energy Sword

The energy sword is one of our go-to weapons in the Halo series. We’ve seen lots of cool replicas of the sword over the years, but they’re usually toys made from plastic. Hacksmith Industries went above and beyond with their working version of the iconic sword, which is basically a quad-blade version of their plasma lightsaber.

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

When it comes to car acceleration, you can’t get much quicker than a Tesla Model S Plaid. FullMag equipped a Model S Plaid with a working M134 Minigun that just might be enough to convince slower cars to get out of the left lane. A second video shows a test firing with blanks and a night vision drive. (Thanks, Chris!)

Making a Cardboard Ball Blaster

Making a Cardboard Ball Blaster

Weapons are usually built from durable materials like metal or plastic, but The S built this one primarily from cardboard. The oversize toy blaster fires plastic balls and uses a corkscrew to feed them into its motorized chamber for launching. Bonus points for incorporating those rubber sandals into the firing mechanism.

Making a Chocolate Gun

Making a Chocolate Gun

Pastry artist Amaury Guichon continues to wow us with his incredible dessert creations. Watch as he carves up sheets of chocolate, assembles, and decorates them to create a dangerously delicious weapon that looks like a gun from a video game. It really should shoot candy bullets, but we’ll forgive him.

DIY Cardboard NERF Rival Khaos

DIY Cardboard NERF Rival Khaos

The Rival Khaos is one of the coolest toys that NERF has ever made. The $200 shooter has a 40-round magazine and a quick-firing motorized mechanism. YouTuber Amr MCI shows off a fully-functional replica of the toy gun that he made mostly from cardboard, fiberboard, and glue, along with motors and springs to make it fire.

Vulpes Martial Arts Training Tools

Vulpes Martial Arts Training Tools
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Vulpes Training handcrafts training tools for martial artists. Each of their weapons is made from heavy-duty 3/4″ polymer, providing weight and substance, along with a textured handle for grip. They come in tomahawk, machete, karambit, dagger, saber, scimitar, and various other designs. They’d be great for cosplay too.

Forging a Katana from Chain

Forging a Katana from Chain

We love how metal can be used over and over again. After one object has served out its life, it can often be melted down and turned into something new. In this clip by metalsmith Random Hands, he shows us how he took a rusty link from an old piece of ship’s chain and hand-forged it into a beautiful new samurai sword.

Zip Range Kit

Want to practice your shooting skills without heading to the firing range? The Zip Range Kit gives you pro-quality targets in your own backyard. Its paracord cable trolley system lets you adjust your target distance up to 100 feet. Great for practicing paintball, archery, BB guns, and more. Check your local laws before using.

If You Fired a Gun in Space

If You Fired a Gun in Space

Imagine for a moment that humans have started to colonize space. Just like here on Earth, conflicts are likely to arise, and weapons may be drawn. The Infographics Show explores the physics at work in an outer space battle and how guns and bullets might work on asteroids, planets, and in the void of space.

The Tomato Gun

The Tomato Gun

For some reason, makers Michael Reeves and Integza both hate tomatoes. To help them fight against their edible nemesis, Joel Creates set off on a mission to build the ultimate tomato-destroying weapon. The finished TED3 tomato gun works its magic by firing cherry tomatoes at bigger tomatoes.

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Shelby Destroyer Foam Disc Blaster

Shelby Destroyer Foam Disc Blaster

The makers of the Shelby Destroyer set out to make the most durable, accurate, and fast foam disc blaster. Designed for hardcore players, the blaster fires up to 6 rounds per second with a velocity up to 160 feet per second. It has fully-automatic and semi-automatic modes, and its quick-reload magazines hold up to 120 discs.

DIY Syringe Rifle

DIY Syringe Rifle

Weapon replica maker Blackfish shows us how he used various plastic medical syringes and a whole lot of glue to create a working replica of an M4A1 rifle. After pumping it up with air, it fires Airsoft BBs with quite some power. If you want to build your own, he’s provided basic templates for the design here.

Making a Triple-Arrow Wrist Crossbow

Making a Triple-Arrow Wrist Crossbow

A triple-decker crossbow seems like an odd idea, though we guess it could improve your chances of hitting your target. The video game Hood: Outlaws & Legends features a wrist-mounted version of such a device, and now, thanks to Black Beard Projects we have a working, real-world version of this unusual weapon.

Rapid-fire CD Launcher

Rapid-fire CD Launcher

In Far Cry 6, you’ll be able to craft weapons from junk. Among the possibilities is a gun that fires CDs as projectiles. The guys over at Hacksmith Industries teamed up with UbiSoft to build a real-world replica of the dangerous device and finally gives us a use for all of those old AOL CD-ROMs.

Forging the Dagger of Death’s Flowers

Forging the Dagger of Death’s Flowers

The guys from That Works show off the build process for another awesome weapon replica. Matt and Ilya turn their attention to the ornate Dagger of Death’s Flowers from Resident Evil Village. Carving that handle from a solid block of aluminum looked like a ton of work.

Flamethrower.

Flamethrower.

Ahoy is back with another of their great, deadpan videos about weaponry. This time, they provide a in-depth look at the fiery death-dealers known as flamethrowers, and their appearances in video games, movies, TV, and real-life combat. We had no idea flamethrower tanks were a thing.

Mini Artillery Truck

Mini Artillery Truck

Mr. Michal shows off a metal truck that incorporates a multi-fire rocket launcher in its bed. Loaded up with gunpowder, it puts on quite a spectacle, but the danger level rises precipitously with the addition of ball-bearing projectiles. Yep, don’t try this at home. Leave it to the YouTube “professionals.”

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Can Velveeta Cheese Stop a Bullet?

Can Velveeta Cheese Stop a Bullet?

We’re pretty sure you can stop a bullet with enough layers of any substance. DemolitionRanch took a bunch of Kraft’s processed cheese bricks and fired into them to see how much it would take to stop various ammunition in its tracks. Spoiler alert: it’s possible he needs a lot more cheese.

Monster Hunter Cardboard Switch Axe

Monster Hunter Cardboard Switch Axe

The gigantic Switch Axe from Monster Hunter would likely be impossible to wield in real life. To solve this problem, Crafty Transformer built a lightweight replica of the transforming weapon out of cardboard, complete with the ability to convert from a sword to an axe. Though we don’t recommend lighting this one on fire.

One Punch Gun

One Punch Gun

Inspired by LockPickingLawyers‘ videos showing how to use a gunpowder-loaded nail gun to break padlocks, The Backyard Scientist wanted to build something a bit more powerful. His goal? Build a weapon that can punch and smash through bricks. It’s also way better at breaking locks, and works as a demolition tool.

Outriders Grim Marrow Replica

Outriders Grim Marrow Replica

(Gore) The weapons in the RPG shooter Outriders have some of the most insane designs ever. Among them is the Grim Marrow, a deadly light machine gun made from bones wrapped around a sparkly crystal structure. Kamui Cosplay built an amazing replica from PVC and foam, loaded with colorful light-up crystals.

Making a Japanese Tanto Sword

Making a Japanese Tanto Sword

Ilya from That Works turns to traditional Japanese blacksmithing methods to create a short sword known as a tantō. To accompany the crafting footage, he offers an in-depth lesson on the history of these weapons and their swordsmiths. The finished sword is a true work of art – and deadly sharp.

Saw Blade Cannon

Saw Blade Cannon

Anni and Lauri of the Hydraulic Press and Beyond the Press Channels show of one of their deadliest creations, an air-powered launcher that can fling a circular saw blade at breakneck speeds. The sound it makes is both satisfying and terrifying.

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