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Aliens would approve of Halo-inspired weapon

The gun features a 5-watt blue laser
The gun features a 5-watt blue laser
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There's also a stand that illuminates when the rifle is placed in it
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There's also a stand that illuminates when the rifle is placed in it
The gun features a 5-watt blue laser
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The gun features a 5-watt blue laser
A close-up view of the gun's rotating barrel
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A close-up view of the gun's rotating barrel
The rifle's topside battery access hatch
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The rifle's topside battery access hatch

Hardcore gamers will no doubt be familiar with the concussion rifle used by the aliens in Halo Reach, Halo 4 and Halo 5. Well, as has been the case with some other guns from games, our favorite cyberpunk weapons tinkerer Patrick Priebe recently made a real-life functioning replica of it.

"In the game, it's a plasma-grenade launcher," Priebe tells us. "I was out of plasma cells, so I grabbed a laser."

That 5-watt blue laser may not be the most lethal of weapons, but as can be seen in the video at the end of the page, it does burn things … things such as sausages.

A close-up view of the gun's rotating barrel
A close-up view of the gun's rotating barrel

Other features include a rotating barrel and drum, both equipped with green LEDs, along with a stand that illuminates when the rifle is placed in it. Power for the gun's lasers and motors is supplied by two lithium-ion batteries, with a third powering the LEDs.

The rifle is constructed entirely of metal, finished in a total of 10 coats of primer, filler, paint and clearcoat. As Priebe puts it, he wanted the finished product "to look somewhat organic and alive."

Source: Laser Gadgets by Patrick Priebe

Selfmade Halo Concussion Rifle (holding a high power laser burning stuff)

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