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InigoMontoya
March 13, 2012, 08:22 PM
Mine is.

Occasional poster here. What you see below is a transonic impact gun I designed, supervised construction of, and now operate. It's not a firearm in the traditional sense (it's really nothing more than a VERY large potato gun), but I figured folks here would enjoy it regardless. In any event...

As seen from space...
http://www.thehalls-in-bfe.com/Temp/VeraFromSpace.jpg

And as seen from a bit closer...
VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Ia-o_PnDY)

armoredman
March 13, 2012, 08:59 PM
That is just frigging cool!

Te Anau
March 13, 2012, 09:03 PM
:p

curt.45
March 13, 2012, 10:49 PM
thats not gonna conceal carry very well..............but I'll give it a shot.

Wyoredman
March 13, 2012, 10:51 PM
Do you think that thing may come up for auction if China Lake is hit with bubget cuts? :D

CLC
March 14, 2012, 12:18 PM
I just had to lol.
Could you tell us a little about how it works or what you use it for? I would assume that launches a wicked pumpkin :p

Single Six
March 14, 2012, 01:10 PM
Having now watched the video, I've come to a couple of conclusions. One: You are clearly a man with a high degree of intelligence and know-how. Two: I think it would be really cool to be your neighbor!

KLRANGL
March 14, 2012, 01:19 PM
I'm liking the picture of the shock diamonds at the end...

2damnold4this
March 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
That is one heck of a gun Inigo. Did you name it after this Vera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCBwEDPazXo)?

BlueTrain
March 14, 2012, 01:53 PM
No, but my car is--in two different places!

PatAz
March 14, 2012, 02:03 PM
You probably are driving a foreign power nuts trying to figure out what it is.

RamItOne
March 14, 2012, 02:16 PM
Looks like you're a tad low and to the left.... :)

Nice

Technosavant
March 14, 2012, 02:54 PM
Hmm...

1) Elevate the muzzle.
2) Use a pumpkin for the projectile.
3) See how far it goes. :D

InigoMontoya
March 14, 2012, 09:30 PM
CLC: It's what's known in the potato gun world as a hybrid. It uses both compressed air and combustion to operate. Basically, throw some compressed air and fuel into a chamber and light a match. 'Tis very similar to the inner workings of an internal combustion engine. I just use propane instead of gasoline and my "piston" isn't attached to a crank shaft.

@2damnold: Of course. I had to work hard for that acronym!

@RamitOne: Yeah, you'd think we'd start using Kentucky Windage, but so far we just keep hitting about a foot low and left and each time acting surprised. :rolleyes:

Rusty35
March 14, 2012, 10:41 PM
Not sure that red tip on the muzzle is legal.

Salmoneye
March 15, 2012, 05:32 AM
http://users.gmavt.net/ubavt/gifs/applause.gif

sigcurious
March 15, 2012, 11:32 AM
That is sweet! As others have said, you definitely need some pumpkins for that :D

BIG P
March 15, 2012, 11:39 AM
Pretty cool thats one heck of a tatter gun

Walklightly
March 15, 2012, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the elaborate detail's.:mad:

I see thing's!:rolleyes:

InigoMontoya
March 15, 2012, 07:01 PM
WalkingLightly:

Do you have a specific question that isn't already answered in the video and/or the description on youtube?

Walklightly
March 15, 2012, 08:19 PM
:eek:

Ohhh, shoot, I missed that, sorry.

Pretty darn cool. Looks to be a sabot shot.