M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens

Remember this gun from the movie:

The Marines of the USCMC (United States Colonial Marine Corps) famously use the M41A Pulse Rifle as their standard issue weapon, a futuristic assault rifle with a magazine capacity of 95 rounds of armor piercing ammunition with a pump action 30mm grenade launcher underneath the barrel. This weapon was made from a M1 Thompson submachine gun with a Remington 870 shotgun underneath with the shroud and foregrip of a SPAS 12 covering it.

The video below doesn’t show a real pulse rifle… but it is the next best thing.


Composed of a SWD M-11/9 submachine gun and a Remington 870 short barreled shotgun, it holds 50 9mm rounds via a Sumoi “Coffin” magazine and three 12 gauge, 2-3/4″ shells. That’s two in the magazine and one in the chamber. The MAX-41A also includes a red dot sight and digital shot counter, both of which power on with insertion of the magazine, as well as a collapsible stock.

Looks like it will eventually be for sale.  More info and lots more pictures – HERE

Pretty awesome that the shot counter works too!  Definitely a neat franken-gun.

Aliens movie gun pictures and info at IMFDB – HERE

You can’t go wrong at $31 for all 4 Alien movie DVD boxset at Amazon:


7 responses to “M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens”

  1. Omigod, the tax stamp price! But I want one!

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      yea! Too bad a single person didn’t just need one tax stamp which would just list all the SBS or SBR guns :(

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  3. SUBCITIZEN Avatar

    i read an article on line about fitting an old school thompson ‘tommy’ gun with a body kit to take it up to a pulse rifle. might be a cheaper option than the purpose built one :)

  4. So,if you don’t have the time,or resources to produce this firearm,why don’t you sell the design to a company who will make it?I wouldn’t mind becoming instant wealthy of a gun design that would sell like hot cakes even at a est. high price. I simply don’t get it.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      I don’t think the design is theirs to sell. I imagine it’s property of the studio who made the Aliens movies. They would probably get sued if they mass produced it. I agree though, they should at least try working out some sort of licensing agreement because the demand is probably pretty high.

  5. range looks familiar, Rio??