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November 2016

  1. The Slow Mo Guys take on the air pistol v candle challenge

    Pellet from air pistol travelling towards candle As the name suggests, The Slow Mo Guys specialise in all things, well, slow! Some of their video highlights include shooting pistols underwater, giant water balloons and elastic bands vs watermelons. Continue reading →
  2. Are the U.S. Marines set to suppress all of their weapons?

    U.S. Marine providing covering fire with an M249 In a series of experiments being conducted, units from 2nd Marine Division will be placing silencers on every element of an infantry battalion, from their M4 rifles to .50 calibre machine guns! Continue reading →
  3. Star Wars blasters differ from others in sci-fi because they’re real… Sort of

    Han Solo with deactivated gun modified to make DL-44 blaster Many of you out there will probably be familiar with the blasters featured in the Star Wars films, with iconic guns such as Han Solo’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol. There’s probably a reason why these guns tend to stick in the mind so much, and that is because of how real they look. Unlike many other science fiction films (who create elaborate weapons you’d never seen in real-life) the guns in Star Wars have a different feel about them, and that is because most of them are made from real-life guns. Continue reading →
  4. Meet the DartDrone: the drone modified to carry an air gun

    DartDrone in flight, which has been modified to carry an air gun Commercial drones and guns have been combined before, with people kitting out their drones to fire Nerf guns, and even Roman Candle fireworks! But now, a new drone-gun hybrid has been created to be used for good – the DartDrone from a company called Haevic. Continue reading →
  5. Meet the ‘Airzooka’ – the world’s biggest portable air rifle?

    The Airzooka, possibly the world’s largest portable air rifle? The crazy, yet wonderful Bavarian slingshot guy, Joerg Sprave, loves to tinker and build unbelievable creations. This is a guy who turned a coke bottle into an arrow gun and modded a Nerf gun to fire scalpels… Continue reading →
  6. Navy ship can’t fire guns because ammo is too expensive

    USS Zumwalt on the water Around two weeks ago, the US Navy commissioned its newest and most futuristic warship, the USS Zumwalt. On board the ship is two massive guns that could hit targets 80 miles away, which looked to change the game forever. However, it is now thought that the Navy is moving to cancel the projectiles for the guns, citing excessive costs as the reason. Surely the ammunition can’t be that expensive…? Continue reading →
  7. Five big military blunders from history

    Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn Now those of you out there who have been on the winning side of a skirmish, cruising along at a nice pace, only for things to spectacularly slip from underneath you thanks to the decision of one person will know how annoying it is. Continue reading →

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