Guy Builds Actual Handheld Railgun

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Railguns are an actual real thing, but for most people, they’re just a killer gun they used a lot in Quake. Which might explain why this guy went out and built himself a working, handheld version of the experimental weapon.

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NSA_Listbot’s 3D-printed gun (above) can blast out pieces of copper-plated tungsten (below).

Illustration for article titled Guy Builds Actual Handheld Railgun

Here’s what it looks like firing. Note the description: “I have no idea what happened to that piece of carbon- probably just vaporized.”

Disregard how flimsy and unfinished that top image is, too. Here’s the finished product, painted and with accessories included. Badass.

Illustration for article titled Guy Builds Actual Handheld Railgun

You can see more pics, gifs and videos of the weapon in action in this gallery.

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Meanwhile, kid builds himself a clock and gets escorted from his school in handcuffs.

Or a kid walks around with a toy katana and a costume one day and gets shot.

Cool that he has the wherewithal and knowledge to make an actual Railgun, though. Looks neat.