“What follows is a video showing high level instructions on how to build a nearly exact copy of The Boring Company’s flamethrower,” techcrunch.com advises. “Basically, gut this $125 Airsoft gun and insert a propane torch. The total bill of goods should be under $200, well under the $500 The Boring Company was charging until it sold out of the 20k units.” Needs Musk? Anyway, after that, Chris demos an XM42. Which is a kind of gun, right?
Boring by name, boring by nature. Unlike the firestarter our man Heuss unleashed after a de-stressful day at the Range.
The XM42 has a 30-foot plus range, can spit fire for around 3.5 minutes (with optional backpack) and boasts an M-LOK accessory rail. But it’s manufacturer didn’t put a coal-powered car in outer space. So there is that.