Real Handgun Transformed into Nintendo Zapper
Ashley Allen / 5 years ago
A US company has transformed a Glock pistol into a Nintendo Zapper, the light gun used with NES classic Duck Hunt. The makeover, though, is merely cosmetic; rather than turning the semi-automatic pistol into a light gun, it remains a standard handgun, only with a nifty repaint.
Images of the modified gun came to light after being shared by Texas-based machine prototype Precision Syndicate LLC, who created the custom gun for an unnamed customer, on its Facebook page. “Finally… We were waiting for someone to let us do this,” the post reads. “We weren’t the first to do it but WOW, this glock turned out good!”
The Nintendo Zapper first launched in 1984, allowing NES gamers to aim and shoot at their TV screen, most famously in Duck Hunt:
While the design itself is impressive, some people have taken exception to a lethal weapon being made to appear like a toy.
“I hope Nintendo lawyers shut this s*** down,” one Facebook commenter wrote. “This is NOT within the ideals of the company (Nintendo actually asks game designers to tone down violence because its audience is the entry market… Aka, young children). These guys need to grow the f*** up.”
“The fact that this exists is why cops don’t have the time to make the decision of its a toy or a gun,” another complained.
Precision Syndicate responded to criticism, posting the following to Facebook: