AR-15 Drink Can Launcher

Ohhhhhhhh yeaaaaaah:

Ever wanted a potato gun but were worried it would blow up in your face. Never fear as we have the solution, the Can Cannon, a revolutionary way to launch things. Designed originally to launch a full 12 oz Soda Can 100-125 yards the cannon is capable of launching much more. Expect dog training decoys, Grappling Hook, T-Shirt Launching Capabilities, Net Shooter and a variety of other launch-able accessories.

Using blanks no doubt…. damn that’s awesome.  That thing would have some kick… now if only there were some way to make it magazine or belt fed.

xproducts-drink-can-launcherApparently this is still a prototype, and not in production yet.  I can’t find it on the X Products website, but I’m assuming that due to its serious awesomeness it will be produced sooner or later.

There is at least one company which makes an ar-15 golf ball launcher, but really if you can shoot drink cans why would you bother with golf balls?  I haven’t bought golf balls ever, or softdrinks in a while but I’m assuming cheap softdrinks in cans are cheaper than golf balls anyway, right?

Thoughts?

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Quint Young September 18, 2014 at 01:00 am

Would this not be an SBR as it is firing a projectile and appears to have a barrel length of under 16 inches.

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032125 September 18, 2014 at 02:42 am

Is that a question? Remember, punctuation is the difference between a “man eating chicken” and a “man-eating chicken”.

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tincankilla September 19, 2014 at 09:20 am

or “helping your Uncle Jack off his horse” and “helping your uncle jack off his horse”

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Kristophr September 19, 2014 at 09:00 am

Muzzleloader. Doesn’t count as a “firearm”.

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jeff September 18, 2014 at 07:30 am

oh man that looks like fun i want one just to shoot cans and have my buddys shoot them out of the sky with shottys .

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JohnnyTToxic September 18, 2014 at 07:46 am

It’s all fun and games until you accidentally drop some baffles in there.

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ken l. September 18, 2014 at 09:48 am

I’d like to teach the world to sing…..

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Big Blue September 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

Wonder if it could be considered a destructive device? (> .50 cal)

Naturally that would be stupid.. but.. yeah

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Big Blue September 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

Nevermind. I’m an idiot.. it’s muzzle loading. Coffee time!

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Quint Young September 18, 2014 at 04:41 pm

Depends on how the attorney general feels

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Kristophr September 19, 2014 at 09:03 am

Seperate charge and a projo loaded from the front is a muzzleloader according to the BATFE.

Unless they put new regs in the federal register, this is going to stay unregulated.

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Eric September 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

It’s all fun an games until a full can blows up and you have to clean your rifle.

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Kristophr September 19, 2014 at 09:04 am

Shoot diet soda. It doesn’t dry up sticky.

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Eric September 19, 2014 at 09:13 pm

Yeah, cause diet soda would never react to gun oil or metal. :-?

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kosherbacon September 18, 2014 at 05:38 pm

…dat well-worn A1 upper.

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RegT September 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm
blehtastic September 19, 2014 at 09:17 am

I want this to be a delivery system. No fizz cans development. Or perhaps we’ll have to live off of sweet tea.

If you shot a guineas out of it, perhaps the draught can system would prevent over fizz.

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Master September 19, 2014 at 03:49 pm

guineas can be pretty greasy so you may get extra velocity

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lolinski September 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

This could easily be done with a Mosin and since 7.62x54mmR has much larger case capacity than 5.56 you could also launch the cans farther. I just wonder what grenade launcher sights could work with it?

NOTE: You would have to modify the barrel to make it incapable of chambering/firing regular ammo, only blanks.

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RegT September 19, 2014 at 03:42 pm

I purchased a couple of the golf ball launchers, and drilled and re-tapped the threads on one of them for an PTR91, since I have a case of star crimped blanks in 7.62×51. Golf balls go about six hundred yards, but “whiffle” around, and don’t go completely straight. There was no need to modify the barrel. Remove the flash hider, install the launcher. Swap them back around when I’m done playing. If you get the end of the Mosin Nagant threaded properly, a flash hider or muzzle brake could be used and swapped in the same fashion. Same for this can launcher, if they go into production. The barrel doesn’t have to be modified for blanks.

The only issue would be to refrain from using live ammo when there is a can (or golf ball, in my case) in the launcher. Then the bullet simply continues through the launcher once it exits the barrel.

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lolinski September 20, 2014 at 02:28 am

I was thinking about modifying the barrel to so as to make it legally a muzzleloader, allowing you to make it really short.

But as you said, just threading a cup of the correct diameter and screwing it on works well (and it is cheap).

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RegT September 19, 2014 at 04:13 pm

PS: Guinness Extra Stout is delicious, but the Guinness Draft is like brown p*ss. Shooting it out of one of these launchers would be expensive, but the best use for that crap that I could think of ;-)

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BeefCake September 19, 2014 at 06:31 pm

Just go golfing and take one of those ball retrievers. I got 30 balls just passing by the water hazards. My one day record was over 200.

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Sid September 22, 2014 at 06:13 am

Did any of those balls have “Sid” written on them?

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gandalf23 September 19, 2014 at 08:54 pm

American Specialty Ammo sells a thread on device that lets you shoot soda cans from an AR15. http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/novelty-items.html. They also sell the golf ball launchers. I too have a bunch of 7.62×51 blanks, and was thinking of getting the soda can launcher and threading it to fit on my FR-8 :)

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