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You may have heard about Tracking Point's $27,000 "Smart Rifle", but now the US military is actually testing them. The US army has reportedly purchased 6 units, all of which use a built in computer to aim at a target, and can even 'lock on' top targets and automatically track them. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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No, this isn't just some toy. The Echo1 M134 MiniGun will set you back a cool $3900 and it's capable of firing plastic pellets at a rate of 'several thousand rounds per minute'. According to OhGizmo, "this battery-powered, hip-mounted, 35-lbs monstrosity fires its rounds at 390fps, fast enough to pierce through glass tubing." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Here's a little bit of history about the gatling gun. It was designed by the American inventor Dr. Richard J. Gatling in 1861 and patented November 4, 1862. Gatling wrote that he created it to reduce the size of armies and so reduce the number of deaths by combat and disease, and to show how futile war is. Continue reading for more strange and rare weapons you probably never knew existed.

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The AF2011-A1 was inspired by the legendary Colt 1911-A1 and anyone who has handled a .45 ACP will find this double-barreled handgun to be a breeze. It holds 8 double .45-caliber rounds (16 bullets) and is claimed to have enough power to knock down a bull. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Evan Booth shows that airport security may not be as secure as we once thought, and he proves it by making a gun comprised of a hair dryer, magnets, batteries, hairbands, and other items purchased at terminal stores. That's right, the Tennessee web developer demonstrates how to make his gun, as well as a crossbow, blowgun, and other weapons on his DIY website Terminal Cornucopia. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Solid Concepts has unveiled the first 3d-printed metal gun, and it can fire without issue. In the latest test, this firearm fired off over 50 rounds, thanks to its sturdy design via laser sintering, "which helped them manufacture over 30 individual components for the gun - and various powdered metals." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Garrison Bespoke's all-new bulletproof business suit is unlike any other in that it contains several sheets of carbon nanotube fabric in its lining, manufactured by the same company that makes personal armor for the US Army Special Forces. It's been tested and able to stop 9mm and .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) handgun rounds. Continue reading for a video and more information on the price.

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This Batman Dual-Blade Batarang Pocket Knife is currently being offered for jsut $7.45, this weekend only, originally priced at $22.95. The knife is crafted from 440 stainless steel, with both blades featuring an assisted folding-action mechanism, along with anodized aluminum handle covers. On the back, you'll find a belt clip for secure storage when not in use. Product page. Continue reading for a video of it in-action.

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First revealed today at an arms expedition in Moscow, the ADS by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau is the world's first amphibious assault rifle. When on land, it fires 5.45х39 mm bullets - the current standard round for Russian assault rifles, but underwater this gun utilizes a slightly shorter bullet, whose range is constrained by the depth of diver when firing. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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BB gun fans rejoice! Now you can stage mini battles with your action figures using the Axniper USB-powered BB rifle. There's an integrated camera so you're able to control things and aim directly from your computer with the proper software. Continue reading for a video.

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