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Crazy customer flashes gun at Apple store

From the Cincinatti Inquirer:

A clerk at the Apple Store in Kenwood Towne Centre kept a cool head when a customer reportedly took his frustration with his iPhone too far. Hamilton County sheriff's deputies say Donald Goodrich, 38, took his

Snakeguardz Are Also Bulletproof!


CrackShot's Snakeguardz are $70 gaiters made from tough, 1000-Denier nylon. They not only keep snakes from slithering up your pant legs, but prevent bites.

Cool stuff, but even cooler is the fact Ben Meadows says the gaiters are "strong enough …

Assault Rubber Band

From Japan Probe.…

Knock Knock: Liquid Metal Breeching Rounds

David Hambling:

Special Forces also funded the development of another technology by Polyshok Inc., known as the Impact Reactive Projectile. The firm says this 12-gauge ammunition solid slug acts as a liquid. Unlike other projectiles, it will not over

technical, a word

Danger Room's Nathan Hodge, while talking about a Mexican drug cartel's improvised .50-caliber machine gun to be bolted to a pick-up, uses this new-to-me terminology: "technical"—an improvised fighting vehicle of the kind favored by Somali warlords and …

Toy designers' variable velocity gun plays for keeps


David Hambling explains the "VVWS", the "Variable Velocity Weapon System" from toy design firm Lund & Company that can fire either lethal bullets or low-velocity, non-lethal rounds:

The version of the VVWS currently being developed would be a purely

Video: Motorcade SUVs with miniguns in the trunk

Those black SUVs that travel with a presidential motorcade? They very well may have a 7.62mm minigun inside.…

Meet me at the gun show with your gold


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(I'm actually a rather big fan of gun ownership, but I'm amused at the dire, apocalyptic overtone to this newspaper ad. Democrats are coming for your guns! Buy gold! Sell gold! While you can!)…

NERF chaingun modified for 4x rate of fire

Here's viral marketing I can get behind: The people at took time from styling their hair to modify a NERF chaingun to shoot 500 rounds per minute.

They write:

We gave 4 times the standard voltage to one of

Fully Loaded Chair is stuffed with shotgun shells


Alexander Reh's Fully Loaded Chair is composed of a solid steel frame stuffed to the bore with 12-gauge shotgun shells. I like the thoughtful design: notice that the payload points away from the sitter. You can be confident in haphazardly …