This guy knows how to film a gun being fired:

Make sure to check out his YouTube channel.  He’s got several more videos, and they are all as good of quality.

I’m guessing he’s recording sound separately because the quality of it is damn good as well.

If you don’t watch the vids in 1080p with your system cranked to 11 you are doing yourself a disservice.

Even his mag changes are Operator as &@#* (for the most part.. bit of a fumble after that surefire one).



A LOT of work to make:

The full DIY on instructables – HERE

Looks pretty neat in the end though.  I’d like to see a homemade one done with a spacepen refill instead. (I’m obsessed with space pen refills)

Might be an interesting DIY project for some of you.  Or a good starting point anyway.  I’m thinking even a .50 BMG sharpie might be cool.

Hat tip: Beecher B.



I’m giving away 11 copies of this new book by Paul Barrett:

About the book:

Based on fifteen years of research, Glock is the riveting story of the weapon that has become known as American’s gun.  Today the Glock pistol has been embraced by two-thirds of all U.S. police departments, glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, and featured as a ubiquitous presence on prime-time TV. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike.

Filled with corporate intrigue, political maneuvering, Hollywood glitz, bloody shoot-outs—and an attempt on Gaston Glock’s life by a former lieutenant—Glock is at once the inside account of how Glock the company went about marketing its pistol to police agencies and later the public, as well as a compelling chronicle of the evolution of gun culture in America.

The book’s website – HERE

You can pre-order it on Amazon (Release date January 10th) – HERE

Contest rules:

1) You must be 18 or older
2) You must live in the United States

How to enter:

  • Easy.  Just leave ONE comment on this post.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you. In this case the comment can’t be rude.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • I’ll generate a random number at and that corresponding comment number wins a book that day.
  • You can only win one book.  It will be shipped to you once the contest is over from my contact at Random House.
  • Contest ends January 17, 2012

Giveaway Schedule And Results:

January 6 – Book 1 – Drawn from prior 3 months top blog commenters:  WINNER – Vhyrus
January 7- Book 2 – Drawn from prior 3 months top blog commenters:  WINNER – Frank
January 8 – Book 3 – Drawn from prior 3 months top blog commenters:  WINNER – Ernest Young
January 9 – Book 4 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46576 – Joe
January 10 – Book 5 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46568 – Lightning Jeff
January 11 – Book 6 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46556 – Robert
January 12 – Book 7 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46513 – retro_joe
January 13 – Book 8 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #47139 – Carlos Ulloa
January 14 – Book 9 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46594 – Will
January 16 – Book 10 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46854 – Dave
January 17 – Book 11 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #47200 – David Wurz

Good luck!



Expensive and dangerous. For the impatient, the explosion is at the end:

In the comments they say it must have been an out of battery discharge.

Any of you guys ever had a gun explode into pieces on you?  Accidental or otherwise…

Hat tip: Kev



With coloring pencils and paint used for the main effects:

The guy that plays the main part in this is director/write/producer Michel Gondry.

Would have been slightly cooler if it wasn’t in French.  It still wouldn’t hold a candle to the original Taxi Driver.  At only $3 to rent, or $14 to buy on Blu-ray do yourself a favor and watch it if you haven’t already.

I’m convinced that the more obscure people sometimes make something, the more attention it will get for that reason alone.  “OMG he used coloring pencils and PAINT instead of cartridges and blood?!  Revolutionary!”




An interesting idea:

From the creator of the video, youtuber tnoutdoors9:

The shots are timed as close as possible to the background music. I would listen to the soundtrack before recording each segment in order to maintain the beat. It doesn’t hurt that I have a music background!

I like tracers.  They sure show up nicely on that low light “nightvision” setting on camera.