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As reports, “this is a weapon capable of exploding and shooting a hole the size of almost two quarters near a sheet of drywall.” It’s fashioned from parts purchased at an airport — past the security checkpoint. Silly or scary? A little of both methinks. Truth be told . . .

It’s entirely naive, not to say delusional to think that the TSA’s blue-shirted dufi (plural of dufus) would be capable of stopping a clever, crazy or terrorism-minded individual from secreting a weapon into an airport’s “secure” areas.

And then there’s the problem of a mass casualty attack before TSA security  — especially the areas where passengers are crowded together, lined-up, waiting to be deemed safe to travel. Or as I like to call them, disarmed ducks.

Keep an eye on those exits, folks. Scope out nearby cover and concealment. Carry a tactical cane. Learn how to use it. That’s about as good as it’s going to get.

[h/t CC]

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  1. Great! Now the TSA is going to want to set up a checkpoint at the entrance and exit to all the shops in the secure area of the terminals.

    Why haven’t we disbanded and defunded the TSA yet?

    • The TSA continues to exist because too many “Americans” want warrantless suspicionless search done on other people.

  2. The best target is pre-screening. Look at an airport like DIA or MIA when it’s busy and imagine what an S-vest or two would do to that crowd.

    Hijacking isn’t going to work these days and the terrorists know it. That leaves taking down the aircraft. The security line on a busy day provides more casualties if it’s attacked by people who are willing to die and marginally intelligent.

    • Yeah, check point = choke point. An attack at an airport gets the same coverage as a hijacking. I think the day is approaching where we will a Jihadi take out a plane from the ground.

  3. I carry a cane on every flight. Do NOT carry a tactical cane, you will be hassled by TSA. I am not sure what powers that they have considering that they can not violate the American with Disabilities ACT, but I almost had a tactical cane taken from me by TSA.

    2nd reason: Tactical canes are usually heavy. Lighter cane can be swung much faster decreasing the chance of being blocked. I bought a cheap, aluminum cane from the pharmacy. I beat the heck out of it against a heavy bag and it took it very well. Don’t buy a cane that has a handle that is separate from the body. The curved handled-canes where the handle is part of the body is stronger.

    My company, Armed Response, has a training videos on fighting with canes

    • “I am not sure what powers that they have considering that they can not violate the American with Disabilities ACT,”

      You would be mistaken. They can and do try to force people in wheelchairs to stand and walk. They love to finger IV ports and catheters with their grubby hands.

      Federal Park security at the Arch in St. Louis gave me a loaner cane while they examined my simple wood cane.

      Not TSA, but our local courthouse insists on treating tax payers like criminals with metal detectors and wands. I sometimes use a walker. They would wand me, but never gave the walker a second look. It could easily be used to smuggle a full sized handgun into the courthouse if I was so inclined.

  4. I can’t believe what I just saw. On the up side, I think we’ve now finally seen the “shoulder thing” that rolls up.

    • It’s even easier if you’re doing the Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo as you go through security.


  5. you wouldn’t even need to hit anyone with it. set a few off and people will trample each other to get away. add a couple of prepaid cell phones and you don’t even have to in the airport anymore.

    • +1… with the prolonged snap time (fuze) and the rather violent propellant ignition (explosion) this thing is about as useful as a hand held claymore mine…. remember to always face toward enemy. I did laugh my @$$ of though when the thing “fired”. Kind of caught me off guard.

  6. So, three notes; the whole “re-loadable” part of this is purely notional; once fired, it appears that neither the gun nor the wielder would be in any condition for a reload. Second, that lock time is pretty… astounding. Someone could have seen the threat, run from one end to the other of a huge jumbo, gotten their carry on luggage out, run back with their carry on bag, and smacked the wielder down with said carry on before this thing went off; still, maybe their are other builds that could be useful somehow? And third; where int he hell do you get metallic lithium past the security checkpoint at an airport?

      • The lithium in lithium-ion batteries is in the form of ions (and a lithium-oxide cathode), which is why I was thinking getting metallic lithium would be difficult, but I was wrong. Non-rechargable lithium batteries have metallic lithium in them; you’d need quite a few, I think. I assume you can buy hearing-aid, calculator, etc type batteries in the shops inside the perimeter at airports.

        • You would need a few tools to disassemble the batteries.

          I guess that’s why they frown on nail clippers.

  7. I think the word is “doofus”, so plural would probably be “doofusses”. Yeah, that looks right…
    Still just security theater.

    • speaking of eyes, this, umm, exploding device is the best reason ever to encourage people to use safety glasses for shooting.

  8. That’s not a gun. That’s a bomb. I saw projectiles and flames go in every direction.

  9. I know the dude who did this. He’s demonstrated full on explosives past tsa. Written papers FOR the tsa about this topic.

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