It’s easy to make a gun! Tube, nail, rubber band, cartridge and Bob’s your uncle. “Zip guns” may not offer GLOCK-like reliability or Springfield XD-esque capacity but they will fire a ballistic projectile. Back in the day, zip guns were plumbers’ specials, fashioned from lengths of pipe, particularly popular in “gun-free” NYC. This modified Helping Hand flashlight shows that the concept has grown a bit more sophisticated. I’d sooner have one of these than . . .
the vaporware Palm Pistol, which could be mistaken for an asthma inhaler. Ouch.
I’m glad the St. Alban’s police called in the local bomb squad to handle the incident. And I so totally believe this guy just found the gun. Oh, and if anyone does offer a single-shot flashlight it should be Surefire. Amiright?
[h/t Dr. Johnny Ray]