Video: Hmm. That's not supposed to happen like that. And yet this gun safe — a GunVault GVB1000 approved by the California Department of Justice that uses a biometric fingerprint sensor to unlock itself — can be easily opened with just a paperclip. It's a method that simply involves tricking the bypass lock to open the latch.
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Back in early 2014, Nerf introduced its first blaster with an integrated video camera — the N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 Blaster — for recording your attacks on unsuspecting victims. Two years later we now have a follow-up with the N-Strike Modulus Battlescout ICS-10 that finally makes the camera removable.
Video: No one should ever have to face the other end of a gun barrel. But if you find yourself in such a situation, let's all hope that it's underwater. Here's our favourite physicist Andreas Wahl proving how the velocity of a bullet slows down like crazy when it's fired underwater with a lovely visual experiment. The bullet nosedives after getting shot and only travels about a metre. If you're more than like 2m away from the rifle, you'd be fine.
Video: Titanium is strong, super light and has a cool name, but is it bulletproof? Demolition Ranch tries to puncture a hole in a 3cm thick titanium plate by shooting different calibre bullets and guns at it, and the results are pretty impressive. The titanium plate can withstand little pellet guns all the way up to huge arse armour piercing .50 cal black tip bullets. Titanium, very impressive.
Over in the US, president Obama announced a new executive order to stop gun violence in that country, with several new policies including a national registry for gun vendors. But he also called for gunmakers to "update firearms technology," which would include not only biometric locks but a new idea to track guns with an app.
Less-than-lethal weapons like rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds are a bad compromise, using a projectile that's too slow to kill and too big and heavy for real accuracy. A bullet that can change its velocity based on how far it has to travel would be a good solution, even if it looks weird as hell.
Video: I've never wondered this but I'm happy to see it actually happen in real life: what happens if a .50 call shot a bullet that went right through a barrel of shotgun barrel? If you aim it perfectly does it just go right through the opposite direction? Could you maybe even use the shotgun after? FullMag sought answers and decided to try it twice. The set up for the shot must've been perfect.
Video: f you were a child once upon a time, you may have remembered Bugs Bunny cleverly stuffing Elmer Fudd's shotgun with a carrot so that when Fudd fired his shotgun, it would explode in his face. But would that actually happen if you did that in real life? Demolition Ranch, answerer of life's questions about weapons, tests out that infamous cartoon scenario and finds that the carrot doesn't stop the shotgun slug at all (it still shoots fine), it just destroys the barrel of the gun in the process.
Video: Bowling balls are strong and dense and basically indestructible. Well, that's until you start hitting them with different calibre bullets just to see what will happen. A .22 calibre bullet from a pistol barely even dents the bowling ball while a .50 BMG incendiary round impossibly shreds it in half. Demolition Ranch fired so many kinds of bullets at a bowling ball that you'll never have to wonder again what happens when a bullet hits a bowling ball.
Back in February, I got unreasonably excited about a dart gun: the BOOMco Spinsanity 3X. Firing 30 rounds of flying rubber up to 70 feet away, it looked like it could beat Nerf at its own game.
Yes, that's right — this is a working Halo Needler. It shoots amazing darts that magically stick to targets, just like in the game. (No, they don't explode.) It's part of an entire line of new Halo dart guns produced by BOOMco. And I just tried them all.
Video: Reams of paper make for pretty good bullet proof material. It's just layers and layers of protection! But what happens when it's a 50 cal machine gun that's shooting at paper? How many reams does it take to stop that ridiculously giant and powerful bullet? About 7! Which is like, 3500 sheets of paper.