Guns archive

  • US Navy electromagnetic railgun developed to fire shells at 5,000mph for 100 miles
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    US Navy electromagnetic railgun developed to fire shells at 5,000mph for 100 miles

    By 10 April 2014

    While guns aren't normally our cup of tea, this one's a bit special. Developed by the US Navy this electromagnetic railgun is capable of firing a projectile at a staggering 5,000mph, or Mach 7. And it has a range of 100 miles. The weapon has been tested...

  • TrackingPoint smart rifles aim to make anyone a marksman
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    TrackingPoint smart rifles aim to make anyone a marksman

    By 16 January 2014

    The US military is reportedly testing a smart rifle that aims automatically, so whoever is firing has more chance of hitting the target. Start-up company TrackingPoint says the military bought six of its precision-guided firearms for between $10,000 and...

  • Rubber Band Rambo Gatling gun fires 672 rounds in 48 seconds
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    Rubber Band Rambo Gatling gun fires 672 rounds in 48 seconds

    By 14 January 2014

    If you thought being flicked by a rubber band hurt, imagine being shot at by the Rubber Band Rambo Gatling gun that pings out 672 elastic stingers in just 48 seconds - that's 14 shots per second fired up to 26 feet. Ukranian student and inventor Alexander...

  • Pulse gun stops cars dead using smart radio frequency system
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    Pulse gun stops cars dead using smart radio frequency system

    By 3 December 2013

    The future is here, one in which police can point a gun at a car and stop it using the wonders of science. In this case, the case of reality, that device uses radio pulses to stop the car’s engine: RF Safe-Stop is its name. A British company, E2V,...

  • Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app
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    Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app

    By 3 December 2013

    Apart from all the more obvious problems with firearms, one that you might not have thought about is how long-term use of a gun for sport or hunting hurts your hearing. If you shoot for competition, sport or other reason, then you might find that you're...

  • US Army certified gaming guns and gear hands-on
    Gaming

    US Army certified gaming guns and gear hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    The US Army has officially endorsed a range of gaming peripherals as produced by CTA Digital. Leading the pack at CES 2012 was the US Army Elite Force Assault Rifle for PlayStation 3 & Move, as pictured. It is modelled bump for bump on the genuine assault...

  • Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on
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    Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 October 2011

    Remember sitting in class, chewing up a piece of paper to then blow through a straw? Essentially, this is the same thing. The Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 is a blot operated pump action sniper spitball gun. Lifting the Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 from the...

  • Wii gets sniper rifle accessory
    Gaming

    Wii gets sniper rifle accessory

    By 15 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a company called CTA Digital was exhibiting a couple of "Sniper Guns" for the Wii and PS3. Nothing for the Xbox 360, though, we're afraid. The Wii version is a white Sniper Rifle that even comes with a steadying...

  • VIDEO: RFID-tag-destroying gun built
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    VIDEO: RFID-tag-destroying gun built

    By 23 December 2009

    When the robots rise up and try to overthrow human civilisation, you're going to want to be holding one of these. The Rfiddler gun fires an electromagnetic pulse that's designed to overload RFID tags. It was built by Codeninja from a Nerf N-Strike Recon...

  • Wii gets custom-made Heckler and Koch MP5 controller
    Gaming

    Wii gets custom-made Heckler and Koch MP5 controller

    By 15 October 2009

    The amount of bonkers Nintendo Wii accessories cropping up never ceases to amaze, but during a visit to a trade show in Hong Kong, we spotted something that takes things to a whole other level. Although we've seen gun-motes for the Wii before, a Chinese...

  • Nokia gun concept revealed
    Phones

    Nokia gun concept revealed

    By 29 December 2008

    100% unofficial, this concept design from a site's "military jokes" section, sees an old school Nokia handset built into the handle of a pistol. We're not convinced it's a winning design - at the very least you'd want to make sure you were pushing the...