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Man converts Super Soaker squirt gun into shotgun

By Daniel Macht, NBCNewYork.com

This squirt gun packs serious heat.

A 54-year-old convicted felon was reportedly arrested in California while carrying a "Super Soaker" gun that had been modified to hold a shotgun shell instead of water.

Fresno police told KMPH-TV the arrest came shortly after they had been briefed about people who convert toy guns into weapons.

Police said they encountered Randy Smith walking the streets while carrying the weapon around his neck in a sling.

"He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what's considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it," Sergeant Mark Hudson told KMPH. "In this case it was a 20-gauge shotgun shell."

A local gun shop employee told the TV station such a modification could be made for as cheap as $30, but would be about as safe for its handler as "putting a hand grenade next to your head."

Smith was reportedly arrested on a slew of weapon charges.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/23/11834176-man-converts-super-soaker-squirt-gun-into-shotgun?lite
 

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Pate said:
Man converts Super Soaker squirt gun into shotgun

By Daniel Macht, NBCNewYork.com

This squirt gun packs serious heat.

A 54-year-old convicted felon was reportedly arrested in California while carrying a "Super Soaker" gun that had been modified to hold a shotgun shell instead of water.

Fresno police told KMPH-TV the arrest came shortly after they had been briefed about people who convert toy guns into weapons.

Police said they encountered Randy Smith walking the streets while carrying the weapon around his neck in a sling.

"He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what's considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it," Sergeant Mark Hudson told KMPH. "In this case it was a 20-gauge shotgun shell."

A local gun shop employee told the TV station such a modification could be made for as cheap as $30, but would be about as safe for its handler as "putting a hand grenade next to your head."

Smith was reportedly arrested on a slew of weapon charges.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/23/11834176-man-converts-super-soaker-squirt-gun-into-shotgun?lite
Just because you're capable of doing something doesn't make it a good idea...
 

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I could hold a shotgun shell in my hand and ignite it with a hammer. This idiot would have killed himself before anyone else!
 

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............. too bad we can't see his range vid.
 

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BirdistheWord said:
I could hold a shotgun shell in my hand and ignite it with a hammer. This idiot would have killed himself before anyone else!
If you go on Youtube, you can find people that are firing 12 gauge shotguns made from pipe. That they are holding and slamfiring.
 

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Yeah, IIRc a Zip gun is two pcs of telescoping pipe, with the smaller piece acting like the barrel/chamber, and the bigger piece acting like a sliding breech, with a fixed nail. err..firing pin.
 

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There was a BOLO recently about the super soaker but it actually had a pistol grip shotgun in it. Ill try and snap a pic of it when i go to work tonight.
 

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nyenthusiast said:
you cant fix stupid.
Sometimes it fixes itself...
 

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I was looking to get a new shotgun...never thought of stoping at Toy's R Us
 

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no way that could have turned out in his favor.
 

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Captain Will said:
Yeah, IIRc a Zip gun is two pcs of telescoping pipe, with the smaller piece acting like the barrel/chamber, and the bigger piece acting like a sliding breech, with a fixed nail. err..firing pin.
I have seen ones made with a tube in a squirt gun.
 

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warmnfuzzyar said:
............. too bad we can't see his range vid.
Actually its fools like this that make us all look bad. thank heavens he didnt try to fire it.

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I have the BOLO pics of the shotty in the super soaker but cant upload from my iphone. If anyone wants give me your emails and ill send them out.
 

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but wait, was i preban?
 
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