Laser Shotgun

I don’t think this guy knows what a shotgun is. However it is an impressive device. Albeit, it looks slapped together. It looks like he mounted his laser array to an Electric Airsoft M4. The laser array produces 40W of laser. He uses a magnifying lens to focus the eight parallel lasers and concentrate them to a single point at a given distance. He is able to pop balloons and burn things by pulling the trigger.

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Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Sweet, put on some Zeppelin.

  • Don Ward

    I guess if one was fighting giant ants, a giant magnifying glass shotgun might be your best bet!

    • mosinman

      the Ant version of the Death Star

    • Daisuke0222

      Still a good movie. A young-ish Leonard Nimoy makes a cameo, IIRC.

  • Scott Tuttle

    It needs some sound effects. pew pew pew.

  • Guest

    So wait…this is a laser rifle in the 40 watt range?? GUYS!!!! I THINK TECHNOLOGY IS GETTING CLOSER!!!!!!!

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      DARPA is working on SkyNet….

      • MrEllis

        Google has them beat. I for one would like to welcome our Robot Overlords.

    • avconsumer2

      What you’re lookin’ for is a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range. Whole other ballgame. ;P

  • This needs to be attached to some frikkin sharks.

  • iksnilol

    Well, it kinda works like a shotgun. Only thing is it has a really good choke so it seems like one laser.

  • Plumbiphilious

    Did anyone else yelp with terror when that thing turned on and it became a scary death ray at the speed of light?

  • Avery

    I’m glad the author nitpicked that just having multiple emitters doesn’t make it a shotgun. If it had a diffuse firing pattern instead of a concentrated firing pattern, then it would be a shotgun.

    • sam

      Yeah. Volley gun would be a better, eh, base-phrase.

  • Kirk Newsted

    Yes, Nicholas C, it looks “slapped together”. Maybe you could show us the 40W laser you made in your garage.

  • Dan

    So they didn’t just build robots, they built robots to mimic drunk humans

    • iksnilol

      That’s the scary part, we think they are harmless drunkards then BOOM! Motherloving deathrays.

      Though I wouldn’t be surprised if they learn from previous mistakes.

  • RICH

    This kid is scary…. ! ! LOL………

    • Hinermad

      Voted most likely to burn his parents’ house down.

  • Hyok Kim

    This could be great improvised ecqb weapon, combined with molotov cocktail for two plus men team. Easily could blind the enemy units (at least temporarily). Could be deadly in night operations against enemy units with night vision devices.

    • iksnilol

      Or, ramp up the power enough to burn stuff (that of course would require a battery backpack to feed it).