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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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There aren't many movies in recent history with more badass weaponry than District 9. And of course, badass weaponry inspires people to make their own models - but not with Lego. Legohaulic has done just that and the results are pretty amazing. I mean, normally it's pretty easy to tell if something is made out of Lego, but this one deserves a closer look at first glance.

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This is the Lund Variable Velocity Weapons System, a combustion-powered rifle that can both kill or stunt an enemy. It was developed by the creators of Honey My Baby Pony and Tickle Me Elmo dolls for the Pentagon. No kidding.

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This print ad by Ogilvy & Mather for India positions Glaxo's Eno antacid as the pure white daisy in the muzzle of an assault rifle of tasty pain. The Dorito gunsight...damn.