The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids, while traveling—I imaginedat five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good… » 12/18/14 1:52pm Thursday 1:52pm

The beautiful process of making a Beretta shotgun is hypnotizing

Here's a short film by Ancarani Studio that shows the process of making a Beretta shotgun. It's an artistic take on the process so shots are dolled up and it's not like every Beretta gun comes with its own birth movie but I love seeing how futuristic robots and old fashioned human craftsmanship work together. » 12/15/14 10:22pm Monday 10:22pm

This NSFW trailer for a TV show might be the most ridiculous thing

Workaholics is a funny TV show about slacker college friends who happen to be roommates who also happen to be co-workers and the hijinks they get into. Workaholics is not a show about guns and explosions and shootouts and strippers. But guess what the trailer for Season 5 is about? Yep. Guns and strippers. » 12/11/14 8:45pm 12/11/14 8:45pm

Perfect Halo Plasma Rifle Replicas Prove the Covenant Has the Best Toys

Few of us have the necessary skills (or tools) needed to build our own replica props, but with enough disposable income that can be easily overcome. Triforce's upcoming full-scale Plasma rifle replica from Halo 2: Anniversary Edition might cost $600, but it's a perfect hand-painted imitation that looks like it was… » 11/18/14 9:04am 11/18/14 9:04am

Apple's Superstar Designer Marc Newson Redesigned This Classic Shotgun

The design world hyperventilated when it was announced that Marc Newson would be going to work with his best bud Jony Ive at Apple. But that doesn't mean all of his work will be done inside the spaceship, and now Newson has revealed another project: Redesigning one of the most iconic firearms in history. » 11/14/14 12:11pm 11/14/14 12:11pm

Plastic 3D-Printed Guns Just Got Bullets That Actually Work

The idea that just about anyone with access to a 3D printer could theoretically spit out a gun with a few clicks is certainly disconcerting, but up until now, the person firing the damn thing was putting themselves in just as much danger as the person on the other end. A new type of ammo, though, is promising to make… » 11/05/14 10:19am 11/05/14 10:19am

"I Know What You're Thinking. Did He Cut Six Slices, Or Only Five?"

Cold pizza isn't without its charms, but nothing can top a piping hot pizza right out of the oven. You need to be quick on the draw when it comes to slicing and serving up that pie so the cheese stays gooey, and of all the novelty pizza cutters we've seen, none seem as perfect for the task as this $40 polished chrome… » 11/04/14 5:00pm 11/04/14 5:00pm

LA Schools Are Giving Back Grenade Launchers (But Keeping the Tank)

Los Angeles School Police Department announced this week that it would be sending some controversial surplus military equipment back to the federal government. Specifically, the school police will send back three grenade launchers. In related news, LA school police had grenade launchers. » 9/17/14 1:55pm 9/17/14 1:55pm

The Simple Math of Why Smaller Bullets Are Deadlier

The long range rifle has been around since the 19th century, a short 100 years after Daniel Bernoulli published his book, Hydrodynamica, on the relationship between pressure and potential energy (or speed) of a fluid. The jist of his principle relates an increase in speed of a fluid to a decrease in pressure. Using… » 9/02/14 3:23pm 9/02/14 3:23pm

A Fascinating Look At Shooting Targets Used By Armies Around the World

Teaching soldiers to take aim at a human target and pull the trigger requires practice, and while the end-game is the same—make flesh-and-blood contact—the enemy looks different depending on where you are in the world. Photographer Herlinde Koelbl spent six years shooting military training grounds for a new book… » 8/04/14 5:51pm 8/04/14 5:51pm

​It's a Miracle WWI US Naval Destroyers Managed to Hit Anything at All


When you're on a destroyer steaming full speed through the North Atlantic firing at an enemy ship 15,000 meters away that's trying its best to sink you, you'd better make well sure your shot hits first. To ensure our sailors stood a fighting chance during WWI's intense naval engagements, the DoW built and outfitted… » 7/30/14 11:43am 7/30/14 11:43am