Friday, February 21, 2014

Something Really Cool...

One of my fellow editors here at Shooting Illustrated is about as big a sci-fi buff as your humble host, and he's also a might fair amateur gunsmith. He took it upon himself to create a working version of an iconic movie prop, and he details his adventure here:

Building a Live-Ammo-Firing Han Solo Blaster

Go read the whole article. It's well-worth the few minutes to read about this labor of love. And the gun's pretty darn neat, too:


Yeah. Han Solo's blaster brought to life. Pretty darn cool.

Now if I can convince him to make Captain Mal's sidearm...

That is all.

5 comments:

Dave H said...

Now if I can convince him to make Captain Mal's sidearm...

Me first, darnit! I've been lusting for a (metal) replica of that thing for years. Having one that shoots (even .22) would be the icing on the cake. I'd move to a state that allows open carry just so I could wear it proudly. (And I'd have a concealed M&P .40 in case someone tried to take it from me.)

Anonymous said...

Well, all you need do is get your hands on a Mauser C96 and you are most of the way there.

Joseph in IL

Old NFO said...

LOL, WAY too much time on his hands... :-) Neat toy though!

Stretch said...

If he takes commissions ...
I'm in for both Han's AND Captain Mal's weapons.

Phssthpok said...

Must...shoot...TRACERS!