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DIY Airsoft Minigun Shoots 10,000 Rounds/Minute

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Whether it's a cheaper option remains to be seen.

Search for an airsoft minigun to buy and your jaw will drop. Basic versions will set you back by around $3000, while a more authentic-looking machine can go for as much as $5000. Kuba_T1000 however promises an affordable alternative, with his DIY airsoft minigun.

Most of the gun is made of aluminum, to keep the total weight low. An “AmmoChute” system draws BBs from a wooden ammox box, and allows the minigun to attain a firing rate of over ten thousand rounds per minute. The C02 system provides the high-pressure air required to propel the BBs, and can be adjusted for different feet per second (or FPS, a common measurement airsoft enthusiasts use to gauge a gun’s power).

Kuba_T1000’s creation definitely pledges a complete (yet non-lethal) minigun experience, complete with a high-rate of sustained fire, and a massive supply of ammo. Unfortunately this DIY gun doesn’t rotate its barrel. According to Kuba, a 1:2 scale was required to keep costs down, and unfortunately this configuration leaves little space for a barrel rotation mechanism.

On top of that, Kuba is releasing construction plans piecemeal. His site is full of “coming soon” messages. But the FAQ makes it clear that specialized equipment is required to build the DIY minigun. It might be easier to spend for the store-bought counterpart after all.

Kuba_T1000's Minigun

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    cookoy , August 20, 2010 12:33 AM
    10000 rounds/minute and yet non-lethal? who did they try this on? RoboCop?
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    cloudberry , August 20, 2010 1:48 AM
    I am heavy airsoft guy, and this is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires 200 dollar custom-tooled BBs at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs 400,000 dollars to fire this weapon...for 12 seconds.
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    Camikazi , August 20, 2010 12:45 AM
    Well one shot is non-lethal so 10,000 in a minute would be the same right? amiright? :p 
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    cookoy , August 20, 2010 12:33 AM
    10000 rounds/minute and yet non-lethal? who did they try this on? RoboCop?
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    Camikazi , August 20, 2010 12:45 AM
    Well one shot is non-lethal so 10,000 in a minute would be the same right? amiright? :p 
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    Shadow703793 , August 20, 2010 12:48 AM
    God... Can you IP ban these spammers already..... It's getting annoying. Spammer reported.
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    chickenhoagie , August 20, 2010 1:28 AM
    holy hell...its not even the feet per second that counts with this airsoft gun, its the rounds per second. can you imagine unloading out on a swarm of pranksters or loser gangsters that are causin mischief around ur house? that would be AWESOME! they're not going to have time to say "ow you ***** b**tch imma cut ur throat!" they're just gonna get the hell outa there and never come back lol
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    jrharbort , August 20, 2010 1:44 AM
    I already saw what a 5,000 RPM airsoft gun can do to a TV, but 10,000?!

    Is something like this even LEGAL in the United States? Holy crap.
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    cloudberry , August 20, 2010 1:48 AM
    I am heavy airsoft guy, and this is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires 200 dollar custom-tooled BBs at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs 400,000 dollars to fire this weapon...for 12 seconds.
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    chickenhoagie , August 20, 2010 2:08 AM
    ehhh..why would you wanna be so into an airsoft gun cloudberry? I dont wanna judge; spend your money how you like to..but why? thats a huge investment for very little entertainment if you ask me lol
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    pakardbell486dx2 , August 20, 2010 2:10 AM
    oh holy crap, i want one these just so i can reenact a scene from the movie predator.... and i will be yelling "i am going get me some" "get down!!!! "get to da chopper!!!"
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    nukemaster , August 20, 2010 2:16 AM
    cloudberryI am heavy airsoft guy, and this is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires 200 dollar custom-tooled BBs at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs 400,000 dollars to fire this weapon...for 12 seconds.

    nice.
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    Pyroflea , August 20, 2010 2:29 AM
    DO want.
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    eddieroolz , August 20, 2010 3:00 AM
    10,000rpm is probably enough to get a few people to go DIY.
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    burnley14 , August 20, 2010 3:41 AM
    chickenhoagieehhh..why would you wanna be so into an airsoft gun cloudberry? I dont wanna judge; spend your money how you like to..but why? thats a huge investment for very little entertainment if you ask me lol


    You've never heard of Team Fortress 2 I take it.
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    amnotanoobie , August 20, 2010 3:59 AM
    chickenhoagieehhh..why would you wanna be so into an airsoft gun cloudberry? I dont wanna judge; spend your money how you like to..but why? thats a huge investment for very little entertainment if you ask me lol


    You obviously haven't met the heavy
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    rawrnomnom , August 20, 2010 4:39 AM
    It doesn't spin! Half of the fun of the minigun is right clicking dagnabbit.
    Wonder if the Warmachine cosplay guy can incorporate this into his suit, should work pretty well since they're both about half-scale.
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    The Greater Good , August 20, 2010 5:00 AM
    People people! It's not RPM, it's Feet Per Second. RPM implies that this gun rotates... which it does not according to the article that's at the top of the page.
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    Travis Beane , August 20, 2010 5:07 AM
    How about magnesium for the bulk of the metal? About 2/3 the weight of aluminium. Then use tungsten for the gears/whatever has a high amount of strain.
    Magnesium is apparently easier to machine than aluminium, and is rather cheap.
    Tungsten may be difficult to work with, but it'd be used in small amounts. :) 
    Yeah, it needs some mad spinning action.

    Maybe I should never own a firearm...
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    tman1 , August 20, 2010 5:09 AM
    RPM - Rounds Per Minute, moron
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    face-plants , August 20, 2010 5:30 AM
    cloudberryI am heavy airsoft guy, and this is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires 200 dollar custom-tooled BBs at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs 400,000 dollars to fire this weapon...for 12 seconds.


    $200 BB's? really? Sorry I have trouble believing that. Especially since you say that is the price for EACH ONE. half a million dollars for 12 seconds and then years looking for all the BB's you shot.

    You could buy a real minigun and build your own range to shoot it in for that. I cry BS.

    Not even if they were High-Explosive, proximity detonating tracer rounds would they be worth that....Speaking of which
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    face-plants , August 20, 2010 5:56 AM
    darn thing cut me off....

    Speaking of which...for that kinda money you could buy a real minigun AND build your own range at which to use it.
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    amnotanoobie , August 20, 2010 6:01 AM
    face-plants$200 BB's? really? Sorry I have trouble believing that. Especially since you say that is the price for EACH ONE. half a million dollars for 12 seconds and then years looking for all the BB's you shot.You could buy a real minigun and build your own range to shoot it in for that. I cry BS.Not even if they were High-Explosive, proximity detonating tracer rounds would they be worth that....Speaking of which


    /facepalm

    Youtube: Meet the heavy.

    It's a joke, damn it.
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