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High Speed Photographs of Bullets Being Fired

high speed ballistics by Herra Kuulapaa

The works of Finnish photographer Herra Kuulapaa show bullets just microseconds after they leave the barrel of the gun, often with fire, smoke and flaming powder in tow. The photographer says that the High Speed Ballistics series seeks to show the importance of firearm safety, and the inherent destruction that the discharged bullets are capable of. Several of these bullets are leaving the gun at speeds as high as 800 mph.

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Gun From Call of Duty: Ghosts Gets a Lego Replica

The gun in the video is a 9mm MP-443 Grach, used quite commonly in the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. Now this is a scale replica of the Russian made semi-automatic weapon, built all in Lego. The detailing itself is masterful, with several elements taken care of. What sets it apart is that the gun is fairly “functional.” It doesn’t shoot, which is a bummer, but the pistol does have details like a removable clip and slide action to match the gun.

Via Zazi Nombies

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Gadgets

Russia’s ADS Assault Rifle Shoots 800 Rounds Per Minute While Underwater

Designed for Russia’s naval special forces, the ADS assault rifle is a lethal weapon that can shoot very effectively on land, and underwater. Presently, the Russian units are required to carry at least two fire arms, one for the land, and the other for water. The new ADS takes care of that problem by being a very effective amphibian weapon.

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Military Issue Rifles for Countries of the World

This map shows the primary assault rifles that armies around the world use. As you could guess, the AK-47 and its variants have much of the world covered, and then there are other names like the M4s and the M16s. Of course, more weapons than these are used, though those represented on the map can be termed primary rifles.

Via Gizmodo

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Art

Disarm Mechanical Orchestra is Built From Decommissioned Weapons

Disarm by Pedro Reyes is a mechanized orchestra made from decommissioned weapons. Reyes is not stranger in converting weapons to musical instruments, having completed a fair number of such projects in the past. In all, Disarm consists of eight musical instruments that were built in collaboration with artists, musicians and Cocolab media studio in Mexico City. Weapons for the orchestra were sourced from rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army.

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This Man’s Mailbox is a Giant .44 Magnum

People delivering mail to this house in New Jersey have to stare down the barrel of a behemoth gun. Built as a replica of the Smith and Wesson .44 Magnum, the mailbox weighs 350 pounds for the gun and 1200 pounds for the base. The gun is made out of wood, and the barrel is crafted from 8-inch PVC pipes.

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Tiny Pistols That Were Built Into Jailers’ Keys

Back in the good old days, turnkeys and jailers in prison did not walk around weapon free like they do in modern prisons. Opening the cell door was usually a two man job, and mischief from the inmates could often be expected at such moments. One of the solutions they employed was to have the key itself work as a gun. The tiny gun wouldn’t do huge damage, but it would get them enough time to thwart plans of the imprisoned.

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Laser Gatling Gun Has a Purpose in Life it Won’t Share

As thoughts and philosophy go, I subscribe to the theory that everything has a purpose in life. In that belief, it would be okay to imagine that this laser gatling gun has a higher purpose than being a chunk of materials that throw light. Perhaps its true calling is the appearance of being a badass, and it wouldn’t be faring too poor in that department.

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Apache Revolver is a Gun, Knife and Brass Knuckle All in One

Apache Revolver is a very interesting weapon. You can put in bullets to shoot, wield it as a knife, and if that isn’t enough, it can be used as a brass knuckle to do some hard punching. The Apache originated in Belgium and soon found favor with the French underworld where it was used till about the end of the 1800s.

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World Gets Its First 3-D Printed Gun, Starts Shooting

3D tech is getting awesome by the day and is now headed straight to consumer use. Of the hell lot of things that we’ll be printing soon, guns apparently will be one. Designed by Defense Distributed, this is the first full 3-D printed gun in the world, which for some reason has been named The Liberator. It’s obviously not really ready for combat, or for that matter not even a safe weapon given the fair chance that it might explode. Although it pretty much goes to show the power of 3D printing.