USB Controlled BB Sniper Rifle

Nathan S
by Nathan S

The rational part of my brain looked at this USB-powered desktop “sniper rifle” and thought, “How childish and dumb can these little launchers get?” Unfortunately, the rational part has been overruled by both the inner-child and the lizard-parts of my brain who yearn for the simultaneous cool factor and fire-supremacy within the office (without needing real gunpowder or risking actual harm like this or this desktop cannon)

Like real field artillery, the AXniper is a one-shot wonder requiring reloading after each deployment. Fortunately, ammunition is cheap as it looks to take standard 6mm plastic airsoft BBs. Range is quoted as accurate up to 8 meters (roughly 25 feet). It will take a up a bit of desk space. Everything USB states it takes up 32 x 16 x 18 centimeters.

The bb howitzer interfaces with any windows computer via a standard USB port (separate power port needed). For those curious on ballistics, AXPro has put together some handy charts for long-range calculations. Armed with this formula, one can reach out and hit man-sized targets with roughly 50% chance of hitting them at 8 meters!

Unfortunately for me, my guys read TFB on a daily basis, so the acquisition and deployment of this formidable weaponry will not come as a surprise…

For those interested in the cannon, it is expected to retail for around $100. It will come with the software, sample target, some introductory ammunition, and the ability for one to win the cubicle wars.

Nathan S
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.

More by Nathan S

Join the conversation
2 of 10 comments
  • John huscio John huscio on Nov 24, 2015

    Maybe good for pest control applications?

  • Martin Buck Martin Buck on Nov 28, 2015

    Mr S. We need to discuss your work application attitude. Apparently there have been murmurs that you have attempted to maim or distract your colleagues by using a computer controlled ballistic device. You will be aware of the provisions in your employment contract requiring appropriate conduct, and we notice your productivity has been slipping of late. I hear you have created a feud with Tompkins in Supply, and that you hold duels at lunch time. I also notice you wear safety goggles during those occasions, so it would appear that you have some cognizance of the hazards involved. But shooting Betty, my executive assistant, in the butt while bending over to retrieve files from the lowest level of the file cabinet, which I assure you I do not require for my own gratification, is simply unacceptable.

    Unfortunately I understand that any disciplinary moves will result in an expensive lawsuit. Therefore I have no option but to promote you immediately to our branch in Scranton, where you will act as office manager. Pack up your shit and get out. Leave the little gun.