AR-15 Drink Can Launcher

Ohhhhhhhh yeaaaaaah:

Ever wanted a potato gun but were worried it would blow up in your face. Never fear as we have the solution, the Can Cannon, a revolutionary way to launch things. Designed originally to launch a full 12 oz Soda Can 100-125 yards the cannon is capable of launching much more. Expect dog training decoys, Grappling Hook, T-Shirt Launching Capabilities, Net Shooter and a variety of other launch-able accessories.

Using blanks no doubt…. damn that’s awesome.  That thing would have some kick… now if only there were some way to make it magazine or belt fed.

xproducts-drink-can-launcherApparently this is still a prototype, and not in production yet.  I can’t find it on the X Products website, but I’m assuming that due to its serious awesomeness it will be produced sooner or later.

There is at least one company which makes an ar-15 golf ball launcher, but really if you can shoot drink cans why would you bother with golf balls?  I haven’t bought golf balls ever, or softdrinks in a while but I’m assuming cheap softdrinks in cans are cheaper than golf balls anyway, right?



26 responses to “AR-15 Drink Can Launcher”

  1. Quint Young Avatar
    Quint Young

    Would this not be an SBR as it is firing a projectile and appears to have a barrel length of under 16 inches.

    1. Is that a question? Remember, punctuation is the difference between a “man eating chicken” and a “man-eating chicken”.

      1. tincankilla Avatar

        or “helping your Uncle Jack off his horse” and “helping your uncle jack off his horse”

    2. Muzzleloader. Doesn’t count as a “firearm”.

  2. oh man that looks like fun i want one just to shoot cans and have my buddys shoot them out of the sky with shottys .

  3. JohnnyTToxic Avatar

    It’s all fun and games until you accidentally drop some baffles in there.

  4. I’d like to teach the world to sing…..

  5. Wonder if it could be considered a destructive device? (> .50 cal)

    Naturally that would be stupid.. but.. yeah

    1. Nevermind. I’m an idiot.. it’s muzzle loading. Coffee time!

    2. Quint Young Avatar
      Quint Young

      Depends on how the attorney general feels

      1. Seperate charge and a projo loaded from the front is a muzzleloader according to the BATFE.

        Unless they put new regs in the federal register, this is going to stay unregulated.

  6. It’s all fun an games until a full can blows up and you have to clean your rifle.

    1. Shoot diet soda. It doesn’t dry up sticky.

      1. Yeah, cause diet soda would never react to gun oil or metal. :-?

  7. kosherbacon Avatar

    …dat well-worn A1 upper.

  8. blehtastic Avatar

    I want this to be a delivery system. No fizz cans development. Or perhaps we’ll have to live off of sweet tea.

    If you shot a guineas out of it, perhaps the draught can system would prevent over fizz.

    1. guineas can be pretty greasy so you may get extra velocity

  9. This could easily be done with a Mosin and since 7.62x54mmR has much larger case capacity than 5.56 you could also launch the cans farther. I just wonder what grenade launcher sights could work with it?

    NOTE: You would have to modify the barrel to make it incapable of chambering/firing regular ammo, only blanks.

    1. I purchased a couple of the golf ball launchers, and drilled and re-tapped the threads on one of them for an PTR91, since I have a case of star crimped blanks in 7.62×51. Golf balls go about six hundred yards, but “whiffle” around, and don’t go completely straight. There was no need to modify the barrel. Remove the flash hider, install the launcher. Swap them back around when I’m done playing. If you get the end of the Mosin Nagant threaded properly, a flash hider or muzzle brake could be used and swapped in the same fashion. Same for this can launcher, if they go into production. The barrel doesn’t have to be modified for blanks.

      The only issue would be to refrain from using live ammo when there is a can (or golf ball, in my case) in the launcher. Then the bullet simply continues through the launcher once it exits the barrel.

      1. I was thinking about modifying the barrel to so as to make it legally a muzzleloader, allowing you to make it really short.

        But as you said, just threading a cup of the correct diameter and screwing it on works well (and it is cheap).

  10. PS: Guinness Extra Stout is delicious, but the Guinness Draft is like brown p*ss. Shooting it out of one of these launchers would be expensive, but the best use for that crap that I could think of ;-)

  11. Just go golfing and take one of those ball retrievers. I got 30 balls just passing by the water hazards. My one day record was over 200.

    1. Did any of those balls have “Sid” written on them?

  12. gandalf23 Avatar

    American Specialty Ammo sells a thread on device that lets you shoot soda cans from an AR15. They also sell the golf ball launchers. I too have a bunch of 7.62×51 blanks, and was thinking of getting the soda can launcher and threading it to fit on my FR-8 :)

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