December 21, 2010

Swiss Mini-Gun

The Swiss Mini-Gun is a working miniature gun. Not that it has much in the way of stopping power. The 2.34mm rimfire ammunition puts out a measly 0.97 joule of energy. That is significantly less than most BB guns or air rifles. But a tiny gun that actually shoots real tiny bullets is interesting, don’t you think? If nothing else this can be appreciated for the level of craftsmanship and precision that the Swiss usually reserve for their watches. It is interesting to look at, but I fail to see why anyone would want to own.

There are two models offered by the company, a stainless steel version and a solid gold version. The stainless steel version will ship with a leather holster, 24 live and 24 blank cartridges and a cleaning set. The solid gold version can be customized according to your wishes. You can bling it up with diamonds or whatever you want. Like the stainless steel version, it ships with 24 live and 24 blank cartridges, but it also has a rocket launcher tube and 36 luminous rockets. It is all packed into a green tinted maple presentation box.

As you probably already assumed, they are expensive. With the dollar at the level that it is now, the price of the stainless steel version works out to about $5418. Not that the price will matter, they are not importable into the United States. The Swiss mini-gun fails to meet minimum size requirements and is not considered sporting. The website will give you an up-to-date list of countries that they will export to and what, if any, permits you will need. There is no price on the solid gold version, but given the price of the stainless steel model, we are guessing that it is very, very steep.

32 comments:

  1. You can still take an eye out with this mofo. I wonder how TSA feels about this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. you'll shoot your eye out kid!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I guess it's not the size but how you use it ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow the stainless steel version is 5418 dollars! You got to be kidding me >_<. Looks really powerful for such a small gun.

    ReplyDelete
  5. hmm.. other then shooting someone in the eye, this cant do too much

    ReplyDelete
  6. i much prefer my walther, thanks

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, if there's ever a miniature zombie apocalypse I'll be sure to get my hands on this.

    ReplyDelete
  8. i would lose that thing within 10 minutes of having it in my possession...

    ReplyDelete
  9. It looks and the fact that it's Swiss made makes it more reliable

    ReplyDelete
  10. That gun is so cute :) But still I bet it would hurt if you would shoot it in someone's eyes or something

    ReplyDelete
  11. Is it considered to be a firearm?

    ReplyDelete
  12. it sounds like a great decorative collectors item. like those little miniature figures or the ship in a bottle. It's all about the level of craftsmanship.

    ReplyDelete
  13. IF they could give this some power then it would be dangerous. Every assassin would want one.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I was expecting him to use a pencil or something to pull the little trigger. Damn, that's expensive for such a tiny killing machine.

    ReplyDelete
  15. yup, I agree a functional gun that small is pretty interesting xD

    ReplyDelete
  16. @Tsipise - More like a fireHAND! Ahahahaha.

    ReplyDelete
  17. this would be an awesome conversation-starter.. other than that, i couldn't fathom spending that amount of money on something like this. it's cool to see it in action though

    ReplyDelete
  18. There are laws that say you can't own a tiny gun?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gotta admit, that would be pretty sweet on keyring. I would have to go the gold rocket launcher, though. Something about that just feels... right.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I hear the gun that killed Abe Lincoln was pretty small too, but not that small.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I wonder how useful that would be on Z-Day.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I thought it was awesome until it costed 5000 dollars.

    ReplyDelete