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.
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.
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