SHOT Show: DroneShield’s DroneGun Tactical Anti-Drone Gun

DroneGun

Got a drone problem? And not a Ben Stein kind of drone problem but an actual, buzzing, flying, spy drone kind of an issue? Yeah, me either. But I’m glad to know that DroneShield is on the case. Check this out . . .

DroneGun

It’s mostly hollow polymer — lighter than it looks at 15 lbs. Point it at the drone and pull the trigger.

Drone gun then jams your pesky drone’s connection to its control unit and the drone returns home. If you’re feeling generous. The other mode scrambles the drone’s electronics so it doesn’t know where it is. Doomed to crash.

To keep drones away from a giant area — up to one mile from the base station — DroneShield’s DroneCannon will do the trick.

But that’s nowhere near as fun as the DroneGun must be!

Oooh, FDE for the Operators. Excellent.

Unfortunately, yes, as you’d expect the DroneShield products are only available to Federal agencies. Oh well. One day! Maybe a phased rifle in the 40 watt range?

comments

  1. avatar napresto says:

    Pocket dump of the day

  2. avatar Vhyrus says:

    Ill stick to 12 gauge. Cheaper and harder to trace back to the source than a giant screaming cell phone.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Mr. Drone geek will take his video evidence (shot from the drone camera and downloaded in real time) to the local 5-0, video showing you pointing your shotgun at it, and they won’t have much trouble finding you.

      1. avatar Warlocc says:

        Not just that, but generally speaking, if you’re shooting in the direction of the drone, you’re shooting in the direction of people- at the least, the operator.

        And in a decent amount of cases, drone owners are also gun owners. They might be inclined to return fire.

  3. avatar Kalvin in WI says:

    I want one of these so I can zap one of those amazon drones and take whatever they were carrying. 😂

    1. avatar Geoff "Bring the EDIT button back, will ya, TTAG?" PR says:

      .and *that* right there is why the idea of drones buzzing overhead delivering goodies to your home by air will never happen…

      1. avatar Kalvin in WI says:

        Plus the fact that wind, birds, power lines, buildings, etc exist.

  4. avatar FedUp says:

    ” DroneShield products are only available to Federal agencies”

    I was going to say the FCC will make your life not worth living if you use one of those in public.

    1. avatar Geoff "Bring the EDIT button back, will ya, TTAG?" PR says:

      To say nothing of what the feds will do to your sorry ass if you point that at a manned aircraft in flight and bring it down with that EMP-like ‘pulse’ it emits…

      1. avatar Vhyrus says:

        Its not at all an emp pulse. Its basically a microwave transmitter that emits a massive amount of rf noise and jams the control signal. At worst it would knock out comms on a manned planned but certainly would not cause it to fall out of the sky.

        1. avatar Geoff "Bring the EDIT button back, will ya, TTAG?" PR says:

          I’d still rather not have RF directed at any aircraft in flight I am inside, thank you, V…

      2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        Geoff PR,

        Aircraft are hardened against immense radio signal levels:
        (1) Radar stations regularly “paint” aircraft with their million+ watt effective radiated power levels without any causing any problems.
        (2) Television transmitters blast million+ watt effective radiated power toward aircraft all the time without causing any problems.

        The radio signal level coming out of that contraption is minuscule compared to radar and television transmitters.

  5. avatar Squiggy81 says:

    I have an anti drone gun too. Mine is made by Mossberg and probably costs a small fraction of what this one does.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      High Pressure water cleaner works well.

  6. avatar Green says:

    [email protected] Feds get all the funnest stuff!

  7. avatar Steve Eisenberg says:

    My ex-girlfriend used to drone on endlessly. Does that count?

    1. avatar possum says:

      That comment brightened my day. LOL and mine had a chatter box with a ratchet jaw

  8. avatar little horn says:

    this isn’t hard to make. all it does is jam its receivers. probably make one for a few hundred bucks but birdshot is alot cheaper.

  9. avatar possum says:

    I don’t think I’m going to like the near future, drones, camera’s, cell phone locations, “No Sir, I don’t like it”

    1. avatar Mike H says:

      +10 for rockin the Ren and Stimpy horse quote.

  10. avatar SoCalJack says:

    Cool. It seems odd that this product is there, but then again there are probably a lot DoD and DHS folks enjoying shot show. For it to be most effective for any Gov Agency it needs to be part of a complete C-UAS package as the 4th image shows. Granted “detect, track, identify” are not as fun as the “engage” part of the kill chain, especially if it’s a kinetic-kill.

  11. avatar AZgunner says:

    Very cool. There’s a bigger market for this than you’d expect. Before I left Corrections (now a cop) we were starting to see organized crime groups utilizing drones to drop drugs and cell phones into prison yards.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      I once knew a guy who worked at a State Pen. He told me he spent his days in a guard tower with a rifle. Seemed like the most boring job in the world to me.

      But… give me a Benelli with maybe #4 Buckshot and orders to shoot down little buzzy things, and I’m all in!

  12. It’s only available to the feds, but it was originally a civilian invention for which the plans are out there if you’re feeling adventurous and willing to risk a few years of income and jail time.

  13. avatar Mike H says:

    Does it come in fully semi-auto?

  14. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    really big cans of silly string.

  15. avatar Andrew says:

    And the “most anime looking gun” of the show goes to….that thing.

  16. avatar Cooter E Lee says:

    I’m concerned about the future. What happens when drones have preprogrammed courses? What if a drone contains a preset patrol, facial recognition, and orders to terminate with extreme prejudice? You can just see some restrictive place like New York or California going all in on this tech.

  17. avatar Erotic Vulture says:

    I’ve always wondered why the spree killer terrorist types haven’t embraced drone technology. With a 10 pound payload I’m sure they could create some serious carnage at an outdoor sports venue where tens of thousands of people are bunched together.

    I  guess guns are just easier and they aren’t the creative type. Anyway, I’m glad there is at least some defense to this type of attack. I’m not sure how effective this would be, but it’s a start.

  18. Oh this cool! Though a Star Trek Phaser or Star Wars Blaster would be much more fun to get rid of pesky Drones! LOL!

  19. avatar Rusty Williams says:

    If you have the drone problem this gun is supposed to fix, but you can’t use a shotgun or other gun because government. The best solution is a plain old Wal Mart BB gun. Anything from a Daisy Red Ryder up to a Gamo or Benjamin will work wonders on those mostly plastic man made flying mosquitoes.

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