Category: Guns & Gear

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David Blaine Shoots Himself

Two weeks ago I posted about David Blaine getting shot in the mouth with a .22. Click here to read that article. Well just last week Tuesday on ABC, David Blaine had a new TV special called Beyond Magic. It was similar to the one I saw on Netflix. He shocks celebrities [Read More…]

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Has “The Silencing” Begun? The Marine Corps Experimenting by Suppressing an Entire Battalion

On the defense side, sound suppressors have been relegated to special roles ever since their invention. Used to give stealth to special operatives, assassins, and direct action teams, silencers have been valuable tools, but not central fixtures in normal military [Read More…]

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr’s Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 8: Weird & Wonderful [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make [Read More…]

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Bullets Versus Propellers, or Why Synchronizer Gears Were So Important in World War I – The SlowMo Guys

In World War I, the Germans developed a secret technology that helped them dominate the skies during 1915 and early 1916. The tech? A device that synchronized the firing of a machine gun with the rotation of an aircraft’s propeller, allowing accurate low-mounted [Read More…]

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Early Selfloader Mania: Italy’s First Semiauto Battle Rifle, the Armaguerra Model 1939, with Forgotten Weapons

By this point, it’s impossible to hide my affinity for early selfloading rifles, and today we have another great video from Forgotten Weapons on an early Italian model that made it all the way to adoption. Though the program was cancelled before it could be [Read More…]

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A Gun That Shoots Tears

“I lube my gun with liberal tears” is a common phrase seen on tasteless decals and shirts. There is actually a brand called Liberal Tears Gun Oil. Well Yi-Fei Chen made a gun that collects one’s tears, freezes them and shoots the frozen projectile. I [Read More…]

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A Trip to the Bundeswehr’s Fantastic Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, Part 7: Pistols [GUEST POST]

The history of modern small arms is in part so fascinating because of how many firearms have been developed even in obscure circumstances, and how many of those obscure small arms still exist in museums and private collections around the world. Even though I make [Read More…]

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