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.


Hat tip: Kevin, Alan, Scott


I thought the ATF frowned upon any electronic trigger control mechanisms,  but it appears it would only apply to semi-autos according to the USC 26 definition of a Machine Gun and not a bolt action like the rifle used in the video.

It’s too bad you couldn’t suck on that mouth thing, or blow into it to fire… I’d have a lot more jokes for that.

Also, is it just me or is the video have a real fake “infomercial” feel to it?