Gauss Gun Technology Has Potential

I can see this type of weapon technology going mainstream someday once the parts can be shrunk and made more efficient:

Gauss-GunAs you can see from the video, the gun is quite complicated and it’s not that powerful.  Cool DIY project though nevertheless.

OH NOES UNTRACEABLE MURDER BULLETS WHICH CAN BE MADE FROM HOUSEHOLD METALS!  That’s what news headlines will read when these become more powerful and mainstream and looking for a spot on the “ban” or “restricted” lists.  Hopefully we can ban spoons, forks, soup cans, and anything else that could be made into a deadly projectile for this high electrical capacity assault weapon.

You can check out more pictures and info over on the DIY guy’s website Delta-V Engineering.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kevin, Alan, Scott

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bull August 12, 2013 at 07:00 am

FAKE! The cake is a LIE!!
:-P
thats some serious key holing ! he should have gone with ball bearings and a “hop up”

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Rignerd August 12, 2013 at 08:25 am

Sorry to correct you, but that is a High Capacitor Assault weapon!

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ENDO-Mike August 14, 2013 at 01:28 am

haha perfect!

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Matt in FL August 12, 2013 at 08:58 am

This was a triumph.
I’m making a note here:
HUGE SUCCESS.

And the science gets done.
And you make a neat gun.
For the people who are still alive.

Seriously, though, that’s pretty awesome, actually. Not as a weapon, but as just being awesome.

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Chris75 August 12, 2013 at 11:15 am

Make it a little longer with more electro-magnets, more voltage and use fin-stabilized projectiles…
Does anyone remember the movie “Eraser” with Arnold Swarzenegger? I just wish it made the “pew pew” sound. I wonder if this would fall under the NFA?

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Quint Young August 12, 2013 at 03:59 pm

Nope, they are not powered by any form of combustion therefore, not a “gun” as far as the ATF is concerned.

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eksnigol August 12, 2013 at 02:01 pm

What about making it use cut down nails (the kind you hammer in planks). Get some 8 inch nails and cut of the head and you would have something nasty (in theory).

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Quint Young August 12, 2013 at 03:58 pm

It needs rifling in the barrel, which seems easy enough to do honestly. Also, heavier projectiles at a faster speed.

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M August 12, 2013 at 09:21 pm

the trouble with rifling is:
A: the barrel must be made out of something non-magnetic to keep from upsetting the magnetic fields.
B: Rifling adds friction which would rob this gun of what little power it has.

Fin stabilized projectiles are where the navy is going with this, should be interesting to see!

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Jim P. August 12, 2013 at 07:41 pm

I still think it’s cool. I wonder what would happen if you hooked it up to a generator. And you would probably better off rifling the bullets rather than the barrel.

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Franz August 13, 2013 at 06:32 am

What if you use a polymer rifle like the kind you can build with a 3d printer?

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top flight August 13, 2013 at 07:27 pm

Outrageously amazing in every way keep working make it happen capin the new J.M.B.

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dd August 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

Very neat.

He should have gone with a magpul grip ~_~

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