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A-Gun

Gun shaped like an A
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Imagine a boxy, V-shaped device about the size of a book with a leather-wrapped handle in the middle. It is held vertically, with the tip facing the guy you want to shoot. Inside the barrel, magnetic currents are generated so, when you fire a shot, the currents allow the shot to slightly bend with the barrel without touching the sides.

By flicking the switch, the safeties on top are disengaged. Squeezing the trigger fires a shot. Holding it down fires a LOT of continuous shots (about 40).

When you run out of shots, simply put the safeties back on... and flip the gun! The other half has safeties, a trigger and ammo, just like the first side. Both sides use the same tip to fire from, making it 1 gun instead of 2 attached guns.

While firing, you can reload the half not being used, giving you a shorter/non-existent reload stall. Both gun halves cannot be fired at the same time and, regardless of flip, the safety is always on the left side (left-handed versions always have the safety on the right side).

Shadow Phoenix, Aug 30 2007

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       anyone who can reload a gun while shooting it is probably on the set of a movie. really need a picture of this crazy-ass gun, [Dark Arizona].
k_sra, Aug 30 2007
  

       "While firing, you can reload the half not being used" - multi-tasking on the battlefield - I love it!   

       While you're at it, perhaps you could have an option to turn the safeties off and fire the gun backwards as well as forwards at the same time, thus killing both sets of baddies at the same time, just like the movies?
DrCurry, Aug 30 2007
  

       My take on such weaponry has always been that if I'm in a situation where I need more than two magazines, I'm doing something wrong in my lifestyle.
normzone, Aug 30 2007
  

       The aliens are non noncommunicative, but mostly they communicate using pleas for help and offers of gifts to get people closer to them. Then they eat the flesh. For this reason BUNGCO has been working on an asterix gun (code name *gun) , which is similar to the proposed A gun, except you can rotate and shoot five times before needing to reload.
bungston, Aug 30 2007
  

       Bungco will not be able to compete with our newest offering. The OCTOGUN.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 30 2007
  

       I give you the dodecagun. Held around the waist similar to a hula hoop, the projectiles burst forth tangentially.
Texticle, Aug 30 2007
  

       And from our support arms line, may I present the "Koosh Kannon" twenty separate 155mm guns extending out from a central hub (which contains the seat for the gunner/loader)
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 30 2007
  

       ([Textickles], also minimizes your waist-line!)
k_sra, Aug 30 2007
  

       A-gun: A-team. anyone else seeing this connection? i pity the foo'.
k_sra, Aug 30 2007
  

       Which part of a gun is the 'tip'?
pertinax, Aug 31 2007
  

       //How do you redirect the bullet to go straight?// [21 Quest] - smoke and mirrors of course.
xenzag, Aug 31 2007
  

       Aiming? With eighty rounds in the clip? What's the point?
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 31 2007
  

       Ah, this is fun. The people here don't like weapons, (shadow phoenix.)
monk, Aug 31 2007
  

       Maybe monkette or one of the monklings got a hold of the computer?
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 31 2007
  

       /How do you redirect the bullet to go straight?/   

       You could put some english on it, so it hooked back into your target.
bungston, Aug 31 2007
  

       Monklets, surely?
david_scothern, Aug 31 2007
  

       Typing on the monk keys?
normzone, Aug 31 2007
  

       [monk], the bullets don't have to be lethal. Just strong enough to knock out the aliens stealing all our tax money (apparently, the government isn't doing it).   

       [21 Quest], the non-lethal bullets don't fire on a straight tunnel. The path is slightly bent and the magnetic currents in the barrel allow the shot to accelerate like an accelerating rollercoaster on the first dip. This incorporates a form of miniature railgun technology.   

       [k_sra], trust me, I really wanted to put up a pic at the beginning, but my scanner is broken. I will put a scan & link when I can.
Shadow Phoenix, Aug 31 2007
  

       My mistake, good halfbakers. And I'll act like a newbie if I damned well please.
monk, Aug 31 2007
  

       So there!   

       //This incorporates railgun technology//   

       They should add this gun to Unreal, the computer game.
F_R_O_G, Aug 31 2007
  

       Sorry, I meant a FORM of railgun technology! I have fixed that. It just borrows the bit involving electric currents in a magnetic field. Yes, [maklar], a V is an A without the middle bit! Took you long enough! Sorry, a little crazy today. Yeah, I noticed the A-Team reference, but they don't need any.
Shadow Phoenix, Sep 03 2007
  

       So your //Gun shaped like an A// is //V-shaped// ?   

       //Sorry, I meant a FORM of railgun technology! I have fixed that. It just borrows the bit involving electric currents in a magnetic field.// Is there any other technology involved in a railgun? Glad to hear you've fixed it anyway.   

       How is this better than duct-taping M16s together?
marklar, Sep 04 2007
  

       A man portable railgun that can fire forty shots without rail replacement? Ok, this just leapt from fantasy to magic. I stand by my bone.
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 04 2007
  

       //My take on such weaponry has always been that if I'm in a situation where I need more than two magazines, I'm doing something wrong in my lifestyle.//   

       Amen to that!
ye_river_xiv, Sep 30 2007
  
      
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