iPad vs. Gatling Gun – iPad Loses

FullMag, known for destroying all sorts of of high-end objects including smart phones from extended distances with smart-rifles, and shooting their own cameras with rounds nearly the size of the camera has released their latest adventure into ballistic tomfoolery.

Obviously living by the mantra that one “can never have too much fire-power”, Full Mag somehow got access to a flying M134 minigun. While not of the same caliber as the venerable GAU-8 found in the A-10 warthog, the M134 can give just about anything on the receiving end not armored a really bad day (just as this tree).

For the sake of just doing in, the M134 engages and iPad Air (which can hardly be called “armor” even with its metal frame. A testament to Apple’s marketing claims of uber-thinness, the iPad does not look to even destabilize the 7.62×51 rounds as they pass through. The bullets just put nice round holes into the tablet in quick succession.

I, personally am a little dissapointed in the video as I would rather see the distribution of shots when used in a true strafing run, of which the tablet would be a good size metric for the critical areas of a bad-guy torso. Alas, it is not to be, but don’t let that stop you from watching the video which comes complete with slow-motion goodness.



Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Rnasser Rnasser

    This is the sophisticated version of idiots shooting traffic signs for “fun”…

    • Nicks87

      Yep, fun for rich people that have more money than sense. “Look at me, I can afford to shoot holes in a perfectly good Ipad.” “Sorry you could only afford a hi-point to protect your family.” I’M RRRRRRIIIIIIIICCCCHHHHHHH, B**CH!!!!!!!!

      • Bill

        I’m sure it was fun, and I generally don’t take anything on the interweb seriously, but when I think of the struggle we had to fund IPads for the road guys…..

      • jcitizen

        Pre ’86 the prices weren’t that bad – it is THAT law that made it a rich man”s game. Now we are a nation of serfs and Lords of the Flatbush!

    • Zachary marrs

      It really isn’t.

    • AJ187

      Yep, making Americans look like spoiled brats we are as well as rolling
      gun owners into the same stereotype. Whatever gets video views…..:/

    • CrankyFool

      It’s really not. For one thing, traffic signs are public property. Shooting other people’s stuff is materially different from shooting your own stuff. For another, by definition, traffic signs are on public land, usually near roads where it’s considered terribly bad practice to be shooting anyway, and in this case they could — and looks like they did — do it in a controlled, private area.

      Not my cup of tea (even though I’m not an iPad user, it hurt me more to see the waste of perfectly good 7.62×51 ammo), but not anywhere near the bar where I’d argue with someone’s decisions about how to spend their money.

  • manBear

    Gosh spoilers in the article title … How rude!

  • USMC03Vet

    Is Leland Yee back in business? How the hell do you get something like that in a place like California?

    • Porty1119

      I’m not sure that I want to know, but I suspect that Hollywood is involved. Or Leland Yee.

    • BattleshipGrey

      Pretty sure media is exempt. There was also this guy that didn’t even get a slap on the hand:

    • jcitizen

      I’m not aware that an SOT can’t get what they want in Калифорния; especially when commiehood – er Hollywood wants it.

  • SP mclaughlin

    So rich people can buy Little Birds now? I guess GTA V is more realistic than I thought.

  • Southpaw89

    Now lets see what a tripod does to an Ipad.

  • Don Ward

    Rich people doing stupid shiite with guns. Gee, just the sort of image we want to portray.

    • mosinman

      well we’ve been trying to portray the lawful peaceful gun owner thing forever and the anti-gunners still hate us so…

  • Taofledermaus

    I think it would have been cooler had he done a pumpkin carving video with it. I guess growing up poor, it pains me to see expensive stuff just shot for sharkjumping-factor.

  • Cymond

    He is burning money, regardless of where it comes from. It’s not literally cash, but it the difference is moot.

    • Bal256

      Yeah, man, starving kids in Africa could have eaten those ipads. Its wasteful to shoot perfectly edible fruit that could have been eaten. Its wasteful to shoot soda that could have been drunk. Its wasteful to plink and burn ammo for fun. Are you going to boycott just about every major youtube channel?

    • BattleshipGrey

      It’s his money to do with as he pleases. If he wanted to literally burn stacks of money, I wouldn’t care. He probably wouldn’t have too many subscribers though. What he’s doing is called entertainment, and I find it more enjoyable than what prime time TV does in the name of “entertainment”.

      If you don’t like what he’s doing, then don’t watch.

  • Nicks87

    Crybabies? The point is that it’s wasteful. I would rather see him donate the cost of all that stuff to the NRA or some pro gun group. These type of videos just cater to the redneck, ignorant, stereotypical gun owner.

  • Don Ward

    I’d rather see the promotion of proper shooting techniques, tactical portrayal or something from a historical perspective. The idiocy of YouTube gun channels getting page views from the equivalent of “Hey y’all, watch this!” really sucks. The Let’s-make-noise-with-automatic-weapons bro is getting to be quite old and boring and stupid to be frankly honest. It’s time for those YouTube channels to go away.
    Which is why I am digging the TFB field strip Fridays and similar practical discussions of firearms. They have access to a mini-gun on a helicopter. Great. Give us some technical information. Give us a field strip of it. Give us footage of how a Little Bird with a mini-gun would give suppressing or killing fire on an enemy behind cinder block cover. Or something useful.

    • FarmerB

      Well maybe, but you’ll find that a lot of people (esp outside the US) are much more alarmed by the TACTICAL stuff than some gun porn like this. Anyway, if it gets old and boring, it’ll go away because the eyeballs won’t be there to support it.

    • Bal256

      “if a gun video is not about field stripping, technical details or how to properly use it in a military setting, its stupid”

      • Don Ward

        I always up-vote Big Lebowski.

  • Bal256

    I don’t get it. People love watching videos when pumpkins and watermelons gets shoot up. This guy shoots and apple and everyone loses their minds.

    • Dan

      Some people just gotta complain about things just to complain.

  • jerry young

    sweet love the slow mo! havent been around a mini gun since Nam!

  • Spiker

    For some reason I was expecting him to shoot it from a hover at least.

    • jcitizen

      Probably would have hit the crate first and knocked it down instead. I imagine this made the high speed film and ammo more affordable.

    • Y-man

      Same here! I thought the PILOT would do the aiming and shooting. Maybe a high-speed flyby strafing… The video was a disappointment: all that hype and the iPad only took 3 rounds?!

  • ga

    Now that is an Ideal solution to the Feral Pig Problem.

    • jcitizen

      I think I saw n cable TV where they did just that! It looked way more fun that shooting a barrel of monkeys!

  • 44fourty

    Best use I have seen yet for an iPad.

  • jcitizen

    I always wanted to do that to an Apple – to the complainers out there – Only in America! And damn proud of it!

  • Y-man

    Because he was LITERALLY burning money!

  • LazyReader

    Why would anyone do that to a perfectly good iPad.