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Gun that shoots paper plates

Just like a toy disc gun, but bigger.
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There exist toy guns that shoot small plastic or foam discs. The way that this is done is very simple: the discs are stacked into a tube, and when the trigger is pulled, they fall down in front of a rubber band and get snapped forward. These toys are fun to play with, but the discs do not carry enough weight to fly very far.

I want a large, shoulder-mounted unit that shoots paper plates. You could just drop stacks of plates into the gun and pull the trigger to have them fly safely out of a slot. The same mechanism from the little toy disc shooters could be used, if it were enlarged with an industrial- strength rubber band. Why would anyone use this? Well, it would be a lot of fun at picnics.

DrWorm, Jan 02 2010

found one with a target center... http://farm4.static...3582_dc91c8f7d5.jpg
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8th of 7, Jan 02 2010
  

       wouldn't work for thin paper plates, only the "chinette" ones... and you'd have to spin the plate **really** fast to get more than a couple feet. [ ]
FlyingToaster, Jan 02 2010
  

       could the plates have a target center printed on them?
I searched and found one. [see link]
xandram, Jan 02 2010
  

       Oh, crap. I think I just deleted an annotation by accident.
DrWorm, Jan 02 2010
  

       Gonna sic my dog on you and your plates.
outloud, Jan 02 2010
  

       With a further modification, it could shoot clown-style custard pies (which aren't pies, nor custard, but are basically paper plates with some foamy stuff on them).
Ian Tindale, Jan 02 2010
  

       Reminds me of the old cartoons whereas the server just shuffled out plates in the air, and they landed properly on the table in front of the diner.   

       Great idea. I love it.
blissmiss, Jan 02 2010
  
      
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