XADS Anti-pirate laser gun

It looks like a Mac-10 but is in fact a high powered handheld laser from a company called XADS (Extereme Alternate Defense Systems). It has a max daylight range of 1km and a night range of 2.5 km. The battery lasts 30 minutes. The laser is a 2.5 (min) – 3 watt (max) 532nm green laser.



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  • jdun1911

    I am confused. Does it kill pirates or annoy them?

  • KBCraig

    At 3 watts, I assume it’s a pirate blinder, rather than a pirate sinker.

    They’d have to hold awfully still for 3 watts to burn a hole through, even in a RIB.

  • Geoff

    Nothing says “extereme” like a glorified laser pointer.

  • DRod

    How’s it do against ninjas?

  • charles222

    Yeah, this’d blind somebody. That’s about it. Also, that looks more like the DC-17 from Star Wars: Republic Commando than a MAC-10. :p

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/DC-17m_Interchangeable_Weapon_System

  • Phil

    And this is superior to a rifle WHY?

  • SpudGun

    Finally, something that will take care of all those annoying pirates in my back yard. They constantly make noise, knock over trash cans and wreck my flower beds. Stupid pirates.

    How do I feel about a device specifically created to blind Africans? Kind of uneasy actually.

  • Shawn

    Since (from what I’ve been told) naval law doesn’t allow firearms to protect yourself on the open sea this might be a way to at least do some damage.

    But I personally think if you blind somebody’s pirate buddy with that thing he is probably going to put a round through your head and dump you over the side.

    I would have liked to have had more info on its true purpose to be honest.

  • Shawn

    Since (from what I’ve been told) naval law doesn’t allow firearms to protect yourself on the open sea this might be a way to at least do some damage.

    But I personally think if you blind somebody’s pirate buddy with that thing he is probably going to put a round through your head and dump you over the side.

    I would have liked to have had more info on its true purpose to be honest.

    *edit* Here is the info site.

    http://www.xtremeads.com/tali.htm

  • John C

    Yeah I think the .50 BMG M2 would be a better anti pirate gun

  • Since (from what I’ve been told) naval law doesn’t allow firearms to protect yourself on the open sea this might be a way to at least do some damage.

    IIRC from reading about it when the piracy rate spiked a couple of years ago, international law is silent about firearms on the open sea.

    The catch is that a ship is subject to the laws of any nation where it stops, and any nation whose territorial waters it enters. Stop at a US port on the shores of Texas, or Virginia, for example, and you can have pretty much anything on board aside from full-auto. Stop in Formerly Great Britain, and you better make sure your kitchen knives don’t have sharp points (I exaggerate, but not by much – I believe they have an exemption for ships that allows 1 shotgun if it meets certain specifications).

    My understanding is that this mish-mash of laws (and some idiotic insurance companies) is the biggest reason most commercial shipping won’t carry firearms on board at all. A ship going from Port A to Port B will usually end up passing through the territorial waters of nations C, D, and E on the way, and the chances are pretty good that at least one of those is violently hostile to the idea of civilians possessing firearms.

  • Jerry

    Just a thought… This thing combined with that Samsung robot might work out pretty well. Let South Korea potentially blind the invading horde of North Koreans as they cross the DMZ, and then watch them trip all over themselves.

  • John P

    Anyone know what he’s using to mount that video camera to the rail? It looks like it’s probably got universal male camera threading on top. Is that a commercial product I can buy somewhere, or something he probably machined himself?

  • El Duderino

    Don’t laze me bro!

  • shockfish08

    Hey, that thing has a Cannon HD video camera mounted on top of it. Is that so that the user can videotape people screaming in agony as they clutch their faces getting blinded? Training video model?

  • Mountainbear

    Can’t we just sink them, and hang the survivors from the yard arm like in the good old days?

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  • Rootshot

    Same wavelength as the Laser Genetics ND3 laser designator that I have mounted on my AR as a non-lethal persuasion / aiming device but significantly more powerful (18mW vs 3W). For civilian use, something like the ND3 should be effective.

  • DaveTheGreat

    Self-protection on the open seas – I have never heard of a law that prohibits ships from firing in defense. It certainly has a long-standing tradition of use. Perhaps the laws of some of the nations those ships are flagged in prevent it (many are home-ported in nations without firearms freedom), but I must admit ignorance of any actual international law that keeps ships from carrying guns.

    If I was sailing in the waters off Somalia, I damn sure would have a couple long-range weapons on my ship. After all, there is no civil authority in those waters to press charges . . .

    (btw- the Somali “pirates” are actually rather more aptly described as their coast guard. I know, it’s a stretch, but google it. Interesting reading if nothing else).

  • My kids got a me a nerf gun for christmas…. that fore grip looks REALLY familiar. Check this out:

    http://www.hasbro.com/common/productimages/en_US/5c866ba219b9f369108829dd6a10762b/2F6B100619B9F3691087D6EDF24F8DD0.jpg

    Could they be the same?

  • jdun1911

    If you on international waters you can do whatever you like. Period. The problem is bringing firearms to other countries. That means if a country that does not allow firearms, ships carrying arms can’t go into their waters unless authorized. Their country their laws.

    This non-lethal weapon is better use on punks that have no respect for private property when protesting. With that said I have a soft spot for sticks.

  • Jon Mac

    Assuming you’re not joking RebelBroker, that’s a Gripod. The NERF bipod is no doubt inspired by the real thing.

  • Cymond

    Just a thought, but the camera may be a makeshift sighting device. The laser reflected off the target may be powerful enough to cause some vision damage to the wielder. (I know eye protection is required to even be in the same room as some high-end laser pointers.) Filtered through the camera, the laser becomes ordinary light. Also, many digital cameras are capable of seeing an infrared light source. They should use an infrared laser if they really want to mess people up. It’s invisible to the human eye, so the targets/victims won’t even know they’re under attack, much less blink or shield their eyes.

  • bernard

    if it can put holes to someone body (like a laser gun supposed to). That going to be useful against pirates. Blind them off? for what purpose then when they in return can put a hole in your body and dump you off the sea, while laughing your ass off w/ that toy gun I also have doubt that it only blind the target temporally, more useless then. Silly….