This was bound to happen.  Someone put a real laser inside a Nintendo Zapper gun:

Wow that seems quite powerful for such a small unit.

If he doesn’t already carry the thing around in a Nintendo Zapper Gun Kydex Holster he is doing himself an injustice.

As cool as I think this is, I’m really not interested in going blind so i’ll probably stick to playing things I know more about.  I would like to make an XY-Table laser cutter though…

You can check out the DIY instructions with lots of pics over at the North Street Labs website.


Hat tip: Brent


A cool tip if it actually works:

I almost wish I still had my Lasermax Glock guiderod laser still to try this out on.  That was my main problem with that laser, it would get carbon’d up so quickly rendering it useless.

Any of you guys previously familiar with the tip, and tried it out?  Does it work?


The bullet is four inches long and has an optical sensor embedded in its nose for the detection of a laser on its target, Sandia said in a release today. The bullet also has built-in guidance and control electronics that receive data from the optical sensor and then manipulate the electromagnetic actuators. And the actuators use that data to steer small fins in order to direct the bullet directly to its target.

Relevant to my interests.

A Sandia field test demonstrated that the bullet’s internal electronics and battery can survive the rigors of flying from rifle barrel to target. Presumably, they would not survive striking the target.

Full story – HERE

Also check out the Sandia National Labratories Press Release.

Hahha they wouldn’t survive striking the target?  What a piece of crap.  I demand they be made out of an advanced material, and have electronics that will not even slightly be affected by speeds upwards of several thousand feet per second being stopped instantly when it hits the target.  It’s always been my dream to go down range at the end of the day and recover hundreds of little robot bullet carcasses to bring home and reload.


Hat tip: Jon Bierer


Really guys… Really?  Might as well go full retard, extend the barrel, add a shoulder thing that goes up, chrome it, and sneak a low profile knife onto that top picatinny rail.

Seen on the cover of American Handgunner magazine last year too (shown left).  Must not be selling too well because they are trying to push it through email.  Big surprise.


Screw regular ammunition, I want a laser AR-15:

Now this is a good use of an airsoft gun.  I thought he was gonna shoot the cat for a minute…

How long until the military is melting taliban heads at 800 yards with a high powered version of this?   Not soon enough…

Throw caution to the wind, bust open your bluray player and build your own… but remember The goggles do nothing

Hat tip: Justin W


In The Name Of Science:

I wanted to see which of these lasers were the most instinctive (easiest and fastest) to activate and the only real way to do this was put them all on the same handgun and let the same shooters try them.

The Glock model 22 was placed on a table in front of each shooter who had to pick it up, activate the laser and engage a target seven yards away. Each shooter did this three times for an average with each laser individually.

Crimson Trace (my least favorite laser.. and yes I have owned one) came out on top.

Check out the full results – HERE