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Heizer Defense DoubleTap

Heizer's Defense Double Tap Pistol is touted as the world's smallest .45-caliber, and works perfectly as a concealed carry weapon for self defense situations. Measuring in at just 0.625-inches thick, and weighing under a pound, this handgun comes in both aluminum as well as titanium models, both with a double-barrel, hammerless design. Continue reading for a video of it in-action. Click here to view more images.

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.454-Magnum with 30mm Grenade Launcher

If you were only able to choose one weapon for the zombie apocalypse, this .454 Magnum with a 30mm grenade launcher should do the trick, especially if you stumble upon an abandoned firearm shop for ammunition. In the image above, the two bullets that you see are the .454 magnum cartridge and the 30mm grenade for the underslung launcher. Continue reading for another picture and additional information.

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Shotglass Shooting Glasses

Similar to Google Glass, TrackingPoint's Shotglass Shooting Glasses sports an integrated high-definition camera that works in conjunction with a wide-screen WQVGA display, but that's where the similarities end. Powered by the Android operating system for one-touch video recording, when paired with the company's XS1 or XS2 Precision-Guided Firearm systems, they can provide you with two unique fields of view on every shot, and even the ability to shoot around corners by utilizing the digital optics mounted on the gun. Continue reading for two more videos of the smart rifles.

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Electric Railgun Homemade

YouTube user "ZiggyZee" built a functional electric railgun - uses current to generate extreme magnetic fields that propel a conductive projectile to high speeds - and decided to test it on camera. "This was a fairly successful test- the clamps blew off 15 milliseconds AFTER the projectile had left the device. Further advances in the projectile design will allow more energy to be transmitted to the projectile. The kinetic energy is solely derived from electromagnetism-the CO2 is not great enough to overcome the friction of the rails! It is meant as a means of preventing intense heat and spot welding/rail erosion. There are 56 x 480 joule capacitors making up the power supply for a total weight of 200 lbs and 27,000 joules at 400 volts (20,500 at 350v). The railgun itself weights 50lbs," said Zee. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing mind-blowing footage of the IHOP sinkhole.

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Sebu Super-Shorty Shotgun

Serbu's Super Shorty can be made to order from 16 inches in length to a slightly longer 19 and a half inches, and is capable of holding either 3 shells (two in the mag one in the chamber) or 5. That's not all, the shotgun also has a pistol grip standard and spring-locked foregrip. The basic architecture of most of the production models is based on the Mossberg Maverick 88 shotgun, with Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 receivers also available. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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SALT Self-Defense Gun

Firearms have been in the news lately, and not for the right reasons, but SALT aims to change that. This "Self Defense Gun" offers long-range protection benefits of a gun, without using bullets. While shaped like a traditional handgun, it fires specialized rounds filled with a chemical powder that creates a toxic cloud upon impact, temporarily incapacitating anyone in the vicinity. Continue reading for two more videos, including a test round, and additional information.

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Breda M37 Paintball Machine Gun

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Modeled after its real-life counterpart, this Breda M37 paintball machine gun by RAP4 sports a Q-Loader automatic feed system and comes complete with two Q pods as well as a pod loader hopper. You'll appreciate its semi-automatic, 3-shot and full-auto firing modes in times of battle. This $4,500 replica is based on the all-new Airgun Designs Automag RT Pro paintgun, and the complete system weighs in at 30-pounds, so running and gunning probably won't be a good idea, that is unless, you have a Terminator-like physique. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a table with many hidden secrets.

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DARPA Exacto Smart Bullet

The US Army is currently testing of a revolutionary self-guided smart bullet for their Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, and in these tests, all participants were able to hit a moving target with pinpoint accuracy. How? Well, the bullets have a real-time guidance system to track targets, and can change course instantly if needed. "This live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that Exacto is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting Exacto's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers," said DARPA program manager Jerome Dunn. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one where the iPhone 6S gets put in a paint shaker.

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DroneDefender

Though it may look like something from a science fiction movie, the Battelle DroneDefender is real. Simply put, it uses radio waves to fool the drone into believing it's out of range of its owner. It works within a 400-meter radius, and once disabled, the UAV "will commonly do one of three things: "It will drop to the ground, return to its operator or descend in a controlled manner," according to Battelle spokeswoman Katy Delaney. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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XM-25 Airburst Weapon

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Created by Orbital ATK, the XM25 Counter Defilade Engagement System is a shoulder-fired rifle equipped with a built-in 'target acquisition and fire control system', enabling soldiers with basic shooting skills to operate the weapon. What sets it apart from other rifles is its ability to use bullets that are programmed to explode after having traveled a set distance, up to 2300-feet away. This allows enemies to be targeted regardless of their hiding place. The gunsight uses a laser rangefinder and smart software to determine the exact distance to the target, while the 25-millimetre round contains a chip that receives a radio signal from it to pinpoint their location. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an action cam being dropped into a rattlesnake pit.

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