MTV on Musical Target Tribute to Star Spangled Banner: “‘Merica, F–k Yeah!”

“Using technology developed by a company called Musical Targets in Colorado, this marksman hits a number of metal plates, each of which is designed to play a specific musical note,”‘s undercapitalized Tess Barker reports. “The result of careful engineering, the melodious plates are lined up to form an entire octave — and can be purchased with additional octaves for the rifle-musician seeking extra range.” So to speak. “Even if you’re not a fan of firearms, you have to admit that’s impressive.” She just had to put that in didn’t she? Still one false note does not a travesty make. And the headline says it all.


  1. avatar Paul G. says:

    All he needs is a suppressor and a 110 round mag for the 10/22 and he could be a musician!

    1. avatar Sammy says:

      The retort is distracting. Redo with a suppressor, professor.

      1. avatar Paul G. says:

        Huh? I hope you are not challenging the spelling, as you would be wrong. Could it be that you meant the report is distracting, and were agreeing with the suppressor need?

  2. avatar v v ind says:

    Wait until it’s your turn Tess, to shoot, you’ll be hooked

  3. avatar another Steve says:

    Pretty cool idea. Also, gotta love a standard 10/22 carbine!

  4. avatar Kenji-Con says:

    Have to admit, as a hobby musician, I like the targets. Color code them and ship with a book of practice ‘tunes’. Hours of fun. Lol

  5. avatar mirgc says:

    Nice! With the culture war that Bloomberg and Watts has started, we need more stuff like this out there.

  6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Wow. That is bitchen. Off the charts cool.
    Makes me want to develop a belt fed .22 with a silencer and a 3 shot trigger group for making trill notes.
    Beautiful noise.
    Richie Havens song “Freedom” comes to mind.

    1. avatar Taylor TX says:

      Im waiting for Born in the USA, the 10/22 remix 🙂

  7. avatar Bo says:

    This guy practicing…that’s where all the .22 went!

    1. avatar TheBear says:


  8. avatar Skyler says:

    It’s so rare for something like this to be in tune! Good job, Musical Targets.

  9. avatar Bruce Badger says:

    Just need a fifty cal and something full auto for the rhythm section. Have a real power trio!

    I’d buy tickets for that.

  10. avatar Stinkeye says:

    We just got a new weapon in the fight for the RKBA…

    “You can’t play the national anthem without ‘high capacity’ magazines. Do you hate the national anthem?”

    1. avatar former water walker says:

      +1 Stinkeye…of course they hate the National Anthem 🙂

  11. avatar SD3 says:

    MTV? If I knew anyone who watched that crap, I’d punch him in the throat.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      I watched MTV a lot. In 1996.

      1. avatar Taylor TX says:

        MTV Unplugged was amazing, from the music lover point of view. The Nirvana and Alice in Chains sessions are some of the best unplugged live stuff I dun ever saw )

        1. avatar scoutino says:

          +1 on Nirvana. Never really liked AIC.

        2. avatar Accur81 says:

          I really liked Nirvana and grunge. Hey, suburban white dude. There’s nothing like the music of disgruntled white teens who grew up in a great neighborhood, went to good schools, and had parents who loved them.

          Altough the way that Kurt Cobain’s suicide was romanticized set a very poor example for those struggling with depression.

      2. avatar Geoff PR says:

        You whipper-snappers!

        I watched MTV when they actually had music videos! Like 1982…

        Crap, I feel old…

        1. avatar Timmy! says:

          Those were my thoughts exactly!

    2. avatar doesky2 says:

      MTV for the past 15+ years is like having the outlet of a sewer pipe hooked to the back of your TV.

  12. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    That was fantastic. Too bad it cost about $8 in .22 L.R. ammunition to play that tune!

    Now if only someone would attempt Dueling Banjos!!!

  13. avatar barnbwt says:

    I think calling this “technology” is a bit generous…

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    I know a certain T-Rex song that would be perfect for this.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “You’re windy and wild, you’ve got the blues in your shoes and your

  15. avatar Slappy says:

    Very cool, but what I love most about this video is the thought of any FUDD who views it; certain to drive them batty!!

  16. avatar Unarmed and Unnamed says:

    Miss TESS BARKER!!

    1. avatar General Zod says:

      I see what you did there. Luthor was a second-rate villain at best…

  17. avatar Shoeless Joe says:

    A certain handgun manufacturer could team with the target maker to market a GLOCKenspiel kit.

  18. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    Good thing that he wasn’t in a slave state (like MA) as he would have had to change mags much more often. This was fun, though.

  19. avatar Gunr says:

    Do it at the Super Bowl!

    1. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

      I was thinking of the World Series.Then and only then will I ever be seen in a Major League Baseball park again.

  20. avatar Armchair Command'oh says:

    Give this thing to Jerry Miculek. I’d love to see what he could do.

  21. avatar John says:

    Very nice! Something to show those asses that claim there isn’t anything good you can do with a firearm.

  22. avatar Barstow Cowboy says:

    It’d be great if they could use this in schools to merge band and marksmanship classes. Better yet, have them do it from a moving vehicle and get driver’s ed in there while you’re at it.

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