The Spear Mag

Demolition Ranch tries to out perform the Bow-mag. Demolition Ranch thinks the problem is constraining the explosion of gun powder. To solve this problem, he takes a Glock barrel and puts it inside a wooden shovel handle. He rigs it up so when he throws the spear shaped object, the Glock barrel will push the bullet back into a nail and fire the round. The results are quite surprising. Oh, and do not try this at home.


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  • Charlie Taylor

    Preeeeeeetttty sure this counts as an AOW.

    • Phil Hsueh

      I don’t know, what are bang sticks considered because, in concept, this doesn’t work all that differently from a bang stick.

      • Sulaco

        At least in HI bang sticks are legal but they have to be permanently attached to a stick of four feet or longer as I remember. Other than that its a state issue and most are still sold with the power head not attached to anything. BS’s had a voge for a while with gangers who wore them around their necks on strings….

    • Porty1119

      AOW tends to only cover concealable weapons. This has a rifled pistol barrel (<16"), is designed to be operated with one hand, and has an overall length of greater than 26". I think it is legally a "firearm", like the miscellaneous non-SBS short shotguns, but I ain't a lawyer.

      • Cymond

        AOW also includes disguised weapons, like cane-guns and flashlight-guns. The NAA wallet holster is classified as an AOW when installed on a gun (no restriction on owning just the gun or just the wallet).

        • dude9000

          The stated manufacturing intent was to create a throwable single shot pistol in the shape of a spear. If the SIG brace debacle has learned us anything about the ATF, it’s that they can be real pedants for intent versus usage.

          • Cymond

            Very true. I never meant to state that this was a disguised weapon, only that disguised weapons are a type of AOW. I have no idea whether or not this could even be called “disguised” regardless of intent.

    • MattInTheCouv

      It would only count as an AOW if he did this in the US. I’m sure *cough* he would never do something like that. He just needs to make sure he has an answer ready if the ATF ever asks where it was made. Oh, and make sure they have oak trees wherever you tell them you did it.

    • An Interested Person

      Technically speaking it is non-firing….

      • ThomasD

        Practically speaking as well.

  • themanr3

    I was licking my chops hoping that stick would come back and teach him a lesson…Idiocracy part 2 in the making.

  • Looks like he had a pretty severe out of battery firing. I’m sure he’ll have fun getting the bullet out of that barrel. Glad he didn’t shoot himself, hope he doesn’t try it again (not holding my breath).

  • nova3930

    People asking if they could and not asking if they should.

    • Jared

      “I didn’t say they couldn’t, I said you shouldn’t” – Marge Simpson

  • Porty1119

    “We didn’t get full power going out of this”.

    Naw, really?

  • iksnilol

    Maybe if you made a machined version to make sure that the barrel locks in place after going back. Also something sharp in front to make sure it sticks to the target.

    Then you make a short version that can be shot from a crossbow. Contact shots at a distance FTW!

    I mean, it would be the perfect assassination weapon. People hear the gunshot coming from where the victim is standing and think somebody got close to the guy while you stand 20-30 meters away.

    Yeah, it’s a bad idea (please don’t break down my door NSA).

    • Ken

      Just take a Bow Mag and shoot it from a crossbow. Load a .357 Mag blank cartridge with some very fast pistol powder.

      • iksnilol

        Or I could do the sensible thing you suggested because it is much easier.

      • billyoblivion

        Just shoot them with the damn crossbow.

  • Michael Derucki

    This is very similar to powerheads used for hunting sharks. I used them in the Caribbean to keep those larger, pesky predators at bay.

    • Same idea for sure—

    • Rob in Katy

      Except the powerheads/bangsticks work ๐Ÿ™‚ they have a “real” stainless chamber.

  • valorius

    I love rednecks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Martin Grรธnsdal

    Solution to this problem is to make a barrel and small bolt that locks properly into the barrel, and a trigger actuated by the kinetic energy of the arrow. Barrel hits target, arrow hits trigger, shot is fired. Or, more elaborate, in order to protect the barrel, have a flexible part of the arrow wrapped around it. When arrow hits target, front flexes allowing trigger to be actuated. Would probably work, however I fail to see
    the point.

  • Phil Blank

    Blocked the barrel on impact with hard wood, the bullet will never leave the barrel.
    Try a ham, if you can hit it.

  • Secundius

    It’s a Gator Stick and/or Shark Bang Stick attached to a spear pole.