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Shotgun Bat

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A metal pole with a series of five closely placed holes, running from the tip to the middle of the bat, facing the same direction, and containing shotgun shells. A single shell is fired every time the bat impacts on something, going to the next chamber down the bat in succession with each strike.

Now even the worst melee combatant is now a death-spewing murder-machine, provided he doesn't hold it the wrong way and keeps his grip once it fires. Plus, the recoil can be used to get you back into your wind-up position for the next blow!

notmarkflynn, Sep 27 2011

shotgun flashlight http://hight3ch.com/shotgun-flashlight/
nevermind the business end is usually pointed at the users chest [Eubalaena, Sep 28 2011]

Encyclopedia of Life http://eol.org/
Awaits the Pistol Bat. [rcarty, Sep 28 2011]


       Don't use it to tap the dirt off your cletes as some ballplayers are in the habit of doing.
swimswim, Sep 28 2011

       I would watch a film with this weapon in it, provided the film was not a documentary.
calum, Sep 28 2011

       There is, as it happens, a South American species called the "Pistol bat", because when it hangs upside down to roost, it actually looks quite a lot like a flintlock pistol suspended from its muzzle.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 28 2011

       Impossible, when europeans arrived in South America there were no firearms to be found there.
rcarty, Sep 28 2011

       I suspect that the name is somewhat more recent than the bat itself, and also more recent than the first european arrivals in South America.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 28 2011

       So recent that you made it up just now?
rcarty, Sep 28 2011

       Would I do such a thing?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 28 2011

       Perhaps you would like to make an entry in the Encyclopaedia of Life. Link provided.
rcarty, Sep 28 2011

       I _am_ an entry in the Encyclopaedia of Life.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 28 2011

       // Now even the worst melee combatant is now a death- spewing murder-machine //   

       No, he's not, he's a Shotgun Bat delivery man/victim.
Alterother, Sep 28 2011

       "Just not cricket" +
skinflaps, Sep 28 2011


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