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Thursday
Sep182014

3D Printed Drone

Well, it is isn't often I cover two 3D printing stories in a week, but this story caught my eye.  3D printing seems to be all about guns, but can now be used to print drones.  It is actually a lot simpler than you might expect, and a few plastic pieces combined with an engine and droid cell phone makes for a pretty sweet device:

Well, it looks like it still needs a little bit of work... The "Razor" as it is called is made at the University of Virginia.  Right now it costs around $2500, and isn't available to the general public.  Much like the 3D printed guns, I feel like it is only a matter of time before drones like this will a little more cost effective and DIY.

h/t wired

Wednesday
Sep172014

Private Contractors Raid Pot Growers in Mendocino County

It's no secret that all sorts of illegal pot farms exist throughout California's wilderness.  These pot farms cause all sorts of problems and made for some scary encounters for folks hiking deep in the woods.  I've heard of big SWAT style raids on these illegal growers, complete with fast ropes and assault weapons.  While I always assumed these raids were conducted by the police or a federal agency, it might not be the case.  Check out the vid:

Well something seems a little fishy here but I can't quite put my finger on it...  Why was that old lady growing so much weed?  If it didn't have any street value, what was she growing it for, hemp?  Also, she doesn't have any footage of these guys coming in?  I'm not saying this is some kind of Kevin Spacey style PMC, but the whole thing sounds a bit odd.  What do you guys think?

h/t CBS via guns.com

Tuesday
Sep162014

3D Printed Revolver

I'm getting a little burned out on the 3D printed weapon craze.  It was kind of cool at first to hear about printing a weapon from a hobby printer, but they don't really work, and if it fails you could be seriously hurt.  If you are really considering make your own firearms I'd recommend an 80% complete lower, and not printing some single shot piece of crap you downloaded on the interwebs.

The 3D game is changing a bit as a new 3D printed revolver was created.  Now, instead of having just one chance to blow in your hand, you've got 8.  As to be expected with most things like this, details are pretty sparse.  It looks to be a .22 caliber, and it is a double action pistol.  No video yet, but I'm sure one will surface soon.

As you can see in the pic above, there are a few metal parts like the barrel and cylinder inserts.  The barrel on bottom design reminds me a wee bit of the Chiapa Rhino.  This thing is kinda ugly, but I guess it is just another phase in the design process.  There are ton more photos here, and you can read a bit more about this thing at TTAG.

Monday
Sep152014

You'll Never Shoot As Fast As This Kid...

One of the cool things about shooting, is that there is a little something for everyone.  You can be into 3 gun, duck hunting, paper targets, or just like to shoot at zombie themed targets.  There is one group I never really understood, and that was all the cowboy shooters who were into the single action pistols.  These folks like the old school lever action rifles and wheel guns where you have to rock and roll that hammer like Clint Eastwood.  Check out this kid who goes full beast mode with these old school style weapons.

 

 

Damn that was fast.  I bet this guy hasn't even started junior high school yet...

Friday
Sep122014

The Full Auto Gun Range Wedding Your Future Wife Doesn't Want

Ah weddings...  A great chance to get a free meal, possibly a free drink or two, and see some people commit their lives to each other forever.  Most folks go with the traditional route like a church, vineyard, rich relatives house, or even a court house.  There is a whole new option for wedding venues that is guaranteed to piss of your future in laws.  Check out the vid and I'll commence with the snark:

I know you may have been expecting a "shotgun wedding joke" above, but that was too easy.  Fellas, let me do you a favor and tell you that your fiance doesn't want to get married at a gun range.  That wasn't what she was dreaming of as a little girl, and it was never what her parents envisioned for her.  That being said, if you are looking for the drive thru, Hangover style wedding ceremony that no one is going to attend, you might as well go for the gun range. 

The Gun Store Vegas offers wedding packages starting at $450 which gets you the following:

  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Private VIP Range
  • VIP Gift Bags (a bunch of crap with their logo on it)
  • Husband & Wife each get 5 shots with the shotgun
  • 2 Shirts & 2 Hats

There are also upgrade options for flowers, limos, and full auto firearms.

h/t guns.com