The PHASR (Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response) rifle is a prototype non-lethal laser dazzler developed by the U.S. Department of Defense at Kirtland Air Force Base, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico. It uses a low-intensity laser and a two-wavelength laser to temporarily disorient and blind a target. Blinding laser weapons have been tested in the past, but were banned under the 1995 UN Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons, which the United States acceded to on January, 21 2009. Continue reading for a detailed look at the MQ 9 Reaper Drone.
The Anzio 20mm rifle is basically the first American anti-materiel rifle designed and mass produced for public sale with a bore diameter in excess of .50 caliber in over 80 years. Other notable features include an optional three round detachable box magazine, 49" (1.24m) barrel, and threaded muzzle to accept either a muzzle brake or suppressor. At approximately 38,000 foot-pounds (51,521 J) of kinetic energy, the 20mm round, as fired out of the Anzio rifle, has over three times the power of the .50 BMG cartridge fired out of a comparable rifle, which is around 12,200 foot pounds (16,540 J) of kinetic energy. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The XM25 Individual Air Burst System is an air burst grenade launcher derived from the XM29 OICW. It fires 25mm grenades that are set to explode in mid-air at or near the target. A laser rangefinder in the weapon is used to determine the distance to the target. The user can manually adjust the detonating distance by up to 10 feet (3.0 m) shorter or longer; the XM25 automatically transmits the detonating distance to the grenade in the firing chamber. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The Survival Slingshot not only works with traditional ammo, but arrows as well, thanks to a heavy-duty 25-pound band. With a mounted tactical light, it's fully customizable with an integrated rail system and a watertight handle that can be used to store supplies. The slingshot itself is made from aerospace grade aluminum alloy and high strength steel all backed by with a lifetime warranty. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 2,000-foot water slide in New Jersey.
The Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) is basically a fully-automatic shotgun that fires at a rate of 300 rounds per minute, making it possible to fire one round at a time with brief trigger pulls. It's fed from either an 8-shell box magazine, or a 20- or 32-shell drum magazine. For those wondering, it can be completely submerged in water and still function perfectly, without needing time to dry. Continue reading for more cool facts.
Austin H., a teenager from Clinton, Connecticut, has built a flying drone capable of firing a handgun. In the video demonstration, we see that the drone is knocked back some distance each time the gun is fired, but remains stable enough to discharge a bullet once every three seconds. The video description states: "Homemade multi-rotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it. The length from the muzzle to the rear of the frame is over 26in." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including the mind-boggling Magnus Effect experiment with a basketball.
For those who take Airsoft seriously, you might want to consider adding at Deep Fire AT4 to your arsenal. It's essentially a 40mm powered launcher with a 57mm inner bore for launching large projectiles, and based on the real AT4 built by Swedish Saab Bofors Dynamics. The real launcher is a single use, non reloadable, recoil-less weapon designed for anti-tank/emplacement use. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
The Survco Tactical Credit Card Ax is now back in stock, and for those who missed out the first time around, it's basically a credit card-sized accessory that packs 21-tools, including: a tomahawk, ax, knife, scraper, skinner, shovel, arrow, spear, spear-thrower, saw, seatbelt cutter, bottle opener, water valve wrench, gas valve wrench, nail puller, 1/4" socket, 3/8" socket, 7/16" wrench and flat head screw driver. It's made in the USA from 12-gauge, 304 stainless steel. Product page here. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why pedestrians just really don't care about cars in Russia.
Buck Knives 0119 Special Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath is claimed to be the sharpest ever, and it can be picked up for just $46.99 shipped, originally $85. It features a 6-inch 420HC large steel clip blade, a black phenolic handle with an aluminum pommel / guard and a genuine leather sheath. The knife has an overall length of 10.5-inches and weighs in at 7.5-ounces. Product page. Continue reading for a paper-cutting demonstration and more information.
The Airow Gun is basically a device that attaches to your recurve or compound bow and enables you to launch paint balls at 280-feet-per-second with absolutely no compressed air needed. Since you won't have to reach for a new can of CO2, it offers a slight advantage, but you'll still need lightning fast reflexes during battle to take down your opponents. Get one here now. Continue reading for a video and more information.