New Rail Gun Rounds Zip Through Steel at 1 Mile a Second

Rail guns are still halfway between sci-fi and battlefield, but the armscrafters at General Atomics are still working to improve the futuristic weapon. Instead of launching clunky "bricks," a new, aerodynamic round is being tested. Git ready fer military porn! » 4/15/11 1:00pm 4/15/11 1:00pm

Navy Rail Gun Test DESTROYS Everything It Touches at 5,640 mph

The US Navy has just completed a 10-megajoule test fire of their huge rail gun. For the first time ever, they fired a projectile with a velocity of 8,270 feet per second. That's an amazing 5,640 mph, and the gun is only firing at a third of its potential power. The other video shows you what the projectile looks like… » 2/01/08 4:30am 2/01/08 4:30am

Top 12 Guns for Geeks and Gadget Goons

Click to viewAfter the appalling tragedy in Salt Lake City earlier this week where an 18-year-old gunman began indiscriminately shooting people to death, our thoughts drifted toward arming ourselves to the teeth. The off-duty (and armed) cop on the scene saved countless lives, keeping the gunman pinned down until… » 2/16/07 11:55am 2/16/07 11:55am

Awesome Railgun Demoed, Navy Gives the Thumbs Up

Railguns have moved beyond the realm of first-person shooters on a video screen—one was demonstrated earlier this week at the Naval Surface Warfare Center that could put the serious hurt on you, making you feel like you've been hit by a Ford Taurus at 380mph. US Navy brass like the idea of the futuristic weapon, which… » 1/18/07 10:30am 1/18/07 10:30am