What's Inside A Shotgun Shell And Why

A shotgun shell can achieve anything from lightly peppering a clay target at close range to taking down a deer at 35 yards. And that huge variance in capability can all come out the business end of a single gun. That's because you can precisely tailor what's inside a shell to your specific needs. Here's how. » 3/27/15 3:19pm Friday 3:19pm

Utah Brings Back the Firing Squad In Case We Run Out of Lethal Drugs

Utah lawmakers are prepared to strap condemned criminals to this horrible chair and shoot them if they need to. They've just approved a bill that would allow the state to execute people by firing squad if there's a shortage of lethal injection chemicals needed to kill people the socially acceptable way. » 3/11/15 11:45am 3/11/15 11:45am

It's Way Too Easy to Build Your Own Gun From eBay 

You can find just about anything you want on eBay, from duct tape to Kim Kardashian's old clothes. It's a magical place! It's also an online retailer violating its own rules, and helping buyers sidestep California law, because you can easily buy and sell assault weapons parts on the website. » 3/11/15 11:10am 3/11/15 11:10am

A gun machine that shoots dumplings together would be the greatest thing

The world should put together all their brain power and weapons experts and artillery and dumpling ammo so that we can make this dumpling gun machine happen. Imagine a world where at a push of a button we can shoot out the perfect amount of meat, spice it, wrap it and cook it in less than 2 seconds. » 2/27/15 8:13pm 2/27/15 8:13pm

What I Found At The Biggest Gun Show In Vegas

The annual Las Vegas Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show is the biggest gun show in America, attracting 33,000 people each year. And Sarah Palin. I was about the only visitor not wearing a pistol, but I did manage to find some neat new stuff. » 2/20/15 4:40pm 2/20/15 4:40pm

This Smart Gun Could Be the Colt .45 of the Future

The above Terminator-like weapon is Colt's latest, greatest invention. Developed with Defense Research and Development Canada, (our northern neighbors' version of DARPA) this is the smart gun Canada wants to fight the wars of the future. And it's hard to look at this insane level of firearm innovation and not think… » 2/16/15 3:20pm 2/16/15 3:20pm

Nerf's New Blasters Can Fire Foam Balls At Up To 70 MPH

Nerf has long been known for making some of the most impressive toy weaponry kids can buy, but its foam dart blasters aren't exactly known for their power or accuracy—until now. At Toy Fair 2015 in New York this weekend, Nerf will officially introduce its new Rival line starting with a pair of blasters that are … » 2/12/15 11:35am 2/12/15 11:35am

Even James Bond Would Carry These Detailed Elastic Band Guns

The human hand serves as a perfectly usable tool for firing elastic bands, but sniping your co-workers is just far more satisfying when you've got a trigger to squeeze. And because everything is better when it's made of wood, these gorgeous toy guns from ElasticPrecision are hands-down the best way to unleash a fury… » 2/06/15 10:45am 2/06/15 10:45am

These Air Pistols Look Like Weapons from Star Wars

Competitive target shooting is as old as shooting weapons, from bows to laser pistols. But air pistols went through impressive evolution in the past few decades, thanks to manufacturers putting amazingly futuristic arms into the hands of competitors. Some of them look like Han Solo should be shooting. » 2/06/15 4:00am 2/06/15 4:00am

The New Insect-Sniping Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Boasts More Power With Less Salt

The world's salt supplies are plentiful now, but who knows what the situation will be like in 50 years? So the makers of the Bug-A-Salt have just revealed the next-generation version of their urban assault weapon designed to take down flies and other bothersome insects. Not only does version 2.0 use less salt than its… » 2/05/15 12:02pm 2/05/15 12:02pm

This anti-bullet wall can stop bullets from penetrating and ricocheting

Somehow a wall filled with these hard ceramic balls is bulletproof. It stops bullets from penetrating through the wall and even prevents bullets from ricocheting off the wall too. It's basically the best shield against a gun we have. » 1/30/15 11:00pm 1/30/15 11:00pm

A Real-Life Nine-Inch Nail Gun Puts Puny Nerf to Shame

Played Quake recently? Or listened to any Trent Reznor? This man's insane, semi-automatic nine-inch nail gun will make you want to do both. That and also eat some melons. » 1/26/15 2:40pm 1/26/15 2:40pm

Can You Shoot a Gun in Space? 

Space is full of potential dangers—rogue comets, Martians, bags full of astronaut poop, you name it. But if it really came down to it, and you did have to defend yourself against an interstellar attacker, would a traditional gun actually be able to do the trick? » 1/22/15 1:50pm 1/22/15 1:50pm

Nerf's New Modular Blaster Lets You Build Your Weapon of Choice

In a firefight when foam darts are flying everywhere, your hardware is as important as your skills with a blaster. And because everyone's needs and preferences are different in the heat of battle, Nerf is introducing the N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster that can modified or reconfigured in at least 30 different ways. » 1/21/15 9:00am 1/21/15 9:00am

You Can Fire Nerf's New Barrel Blaster As Fast As You Can Reload It

In the heat of battle, the time it takes to prime or reload a Nerf blaster could mean the difference between taking out your opponent, or taking a foam dart to the face. So today Hasbro has officially announced the new Nerf Mega RotoFury with a spinning barrel that lets users continuously hold the trigger and quickly… » 1/19/15 8:35am 1/19/15 8:35am

Forget Beanbags, Shotguns Could Soon Be Firing Shock Wave Slugs

The next time riot police open fire during your Constitutionally-protected demonstration, it might not be with tear gas canisters. It could be with shotgun-launched stun and pepper rounds. Enjoy your concussion and face full of capsaicin, citizen, and be glad they're not murder bullets. » 1/14/15 6:05pm 1/14/15 6:05pm

This Aim-Assisted Rifle Is Now Accurate Up to a Mile

Oh, what a difference two years make. The Precision-Guided Firearm (aka the Linux Gun) from TrackingPoint that blew many a mind at 2013's CES is back and better than ever. And by "better" I mean able to hit a target traveling at 30 mph, 1,800 yards out. » 1/09/15 11:58am 1/09/15 11:58am

3D-Printed Guns Are Only Getting Better, and Scarier

A couple years ago, when a 25-year-old law student in Texas said he was going to 3D-print a gun, nobody took him seriously. Then, he actually did it. And then, a lot of people started doing it. Now, it's so easy that some protestors are going make a gun inside the Texas State Capitol with a special gun machine. This… » 1/06/15 1:15pm 1/06/15 1:15pm

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 12/18/14 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 10:21pm 12/15/14 10:21pm