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Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • Five Examples of Animal Recruits in Warfare

    A dog wearing doggles

    Man and beast have fought side by side in many conflicts over the years. From Hannibal using elephants to cross the Alps to carrier pigeons being used to relay important information, the Animal Kingdom has come to the aid of humankind many times throughout history.

    Below, we have taken a look at five examples of animals being utilised, some of which may surprise you: Continue reading

  • The Story Behind James Bond’s Air Pistol

    Sean Connery as James Bond, posing with an air pistol.

    James Bond is known to be the world’s most dangerous spy, an International Man of Mystery and an all-round suave gentleman. But did you know that in one of his most famous incarnations, he is seen holding an air pistol? Continue reading

  • 5 Upcoming Action Films and TV to Get Excited About

    Joel Edgerton in upcoming Netflix film Bright

    It’s been a good year for action films, with films like Logan, John Wick: Chapter 2, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Hitman’s Bodyguard being enjoyable flicks with men and women kicking ass and firing guns, and there are several more action films to look forward to in the coming months. We have taken a look at five upcoming action films (including one TV show) to get excited about, where we can expect to see some brilliant fight scenes and lots of shootouts!

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  • Adam Savage Takes a Closer Look at Blade Runner Blasters

    Harrison Ford from Blade Runner.

    Please note – there are no spoilers in this article so if you haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049, you are safe in the knowledge that we haven’t ruined it for you!

    Adam Savage, everyone’s favourite Mythbuster and all-round geek (in the best way!) is no stranger to a science fiction weapon. It was nearly a year ago that we wrote about him finally completing his Fifth Element rifle replica (which you can find here), and now he is back investigating the firearms from another classic sci-fi film; Blade Runner.

    Much like a giddy child heading into a sweet shop, Savage visited Blade Runner 2049 prop master Doug Harlocker to clap eyes on more than a dozen blasters from the new film, as well as from the classic ‘80s film. Continue reading

  • Giant Robots Set to Battle to the Death Because Why Not?!

    America’s giant fighting robot.

    It sounds like a cross between Transformers and Real Steel, but the USA is about to take on Japan in an interesting battle; a giant robot battle, to be precise.

    The people behind MegaBot and KURATAS robots have confirmed that their giant wrecking machines will come head-to-head in a fight which has been two years in the offing. Continue reading

  • A Glimpse at Crazy New Military Technology

    Laser Weapon System on USS Ponce

    We often see new military technology hit the news, making it seem like science-fiction has become real. The U.S. military is usually the force behind the hare-brained ideas, and we can expect to see more and more every year. With growing international tension taking place, the U.S. military department of Research and Development is spending more on new weapons, armour and other related gear.

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  • Someone Has Made a Real-Life Umbrella Gun From Kingsman

    Real life umbrella gun from Kingsman

    For anyone who has an interest in alternate ways to do airsoft and a fan of the spy action comedy films Kingsman, you will be happy to know someone has built a real-life version of the umbrella gun used by Colin Firth in the original film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel.

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