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Who Made The Rifle Emoji Disappear?

Unicode 9.0, which will be out June 21, is one of the most highly anticipated releases in emoji history. Finally you will avail yourself of the need to type out the letters for avocado, bacon, selfie, face palm, and pregnant. But last month, one controversial emoji was removed from the lineup: Rifle.

China's Laser-Guided Grenade Launchers Are Deadly From Half A Mile

Not to be outdone by their their American counterparts’ M203 grenade launchers with fancy new SAGM rounds, China’s People’s Liberation Army has been hard at work ripping off the design developing an under-barrel grenade launcher with similar laser-guided capabilities. There’s nowhere to run (or hide) once you’re in these sights.

Monster Machines: The Carl-Gustaf Looks Like A Bazooka But Shoots Like A Rifle

Sometimes, small arms fire just doesn’t cut it. So when special forces teams around the world need more long-range, tank-stopping punch than a conventional bazooka or panzerschreck can deliver, they give Carl a call.

What The Military Issue Rifle Is In Each Country Of The World

Different strokes, different folks. Different guns, different countries. Here’s a map showing the military issue rifle for each country in the world. You’ll see familiar M4s, AK-47s, AK-74s, some M16s and tinkles of other weaponry. Judging by the map’s choice of colours, it seems to group weapons that are of a similar family together by colour.

Which Type Of Alcohol Gets Destroyed Best By Guns?

It’s never a good idea to mix guns and alcohol unless you’re using guns to shoot at alcohol. And we’re not talking about just popping pellets at empty beer cans, we’re talking about our friends at RatedRR firing AK-47s and AR-15s at full bottles of wine and champagne to create a bubbly (sorry) explosion.

Watch A Fully Automatic Electromagnetic Pulse Rifle Demolish A Laptop

Mag-guns are pretty impractical, but they’re always fun to fire. Larsplatoon knows first-hand. A few years ago he put together a crazy single-shot coilgun that tore up household appliances one 1.25 kilojoule shot at a time. Now, he’s opted for full auto. And it’s just as fantastic to behold.

A Rifle-Turned-Slingshot That Shoots Knives Is Terrifying

This week Joerg busted out the deactivated M16A1 rifle (which he obviously has) and turned it into a slingshot. The launcher band mounts on the underside of the rifle barrel, and the weapon shoots two Cold Steel “Hide Out” neck knives aka really scary/sharp little suckers.

Monster Machines: Russia's Reinventing Its Most Iconic Weapon For The 21st Century

The Kalashnikov is one of the most well-known and widely used weapons in history. More than 75 million of the Russian assault rifles have been produced since it entered service in 1949. And while AKs are renowned for their simplicity and durability, the 64 year old line is long overdue for a design update. But can modern materials and production techniques really build a better AK?

Hide An Entire Rifle Inside Its Waterproof Stock

The first line of defence for keeping a rifle in good working order is to protect it from the elements. And that’s made extra easy with this collapsible version of the AR-7 rifle.

The Five Most Terrifying Weapons For Sale At Eurosatory 2012

There can only be one worldwide leader when it comes to military might, so everyone else is designing and building weapons systems and then selling them at trade shows like Eurosatory 2012, the world’s largest military weapons expo.

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