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Dewalt Assault Nail Gun Unfortunately Does Not Exist In Real Life


A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the Dewalt Assault Nail Gun.  After receiving a ton of feedback, I decided to look further into the product.  My findings may disappoint some of you out there.


The Dewalt Assault Nail Gun is nothing more than a tool themed M-16.  David Wiggins, the creator of the weapon, was in the process of fixing up his M-16 and decided to put a fun spin on it.  He had seen a picture of one someone else had done in 2003(shown on left), and felt he could do a better job.  Dave told  “I’d just picked up a new (to me) M-16 and was in the process of fixing it up a little. It needed new furniture anyway, so I sourced the safety yellow stock, guard, and grip. Then, I went down to the DeWalt factory service place a few miles from the house to get a sticker. There, I saw they had brand new battery casings, so I picked up one of those too. I got home, found a short magazine , and got to work.  I traced an approximation of the size hole I’d need in the top of the plastic casing, and slowly dremeled away the plastic I didn’t need. Once done, I epoxied the magazine body into the hole and quickly assembled everything so that I could make sure it all looked right before the epoxy set up. Once the epoxy cured, I took the mag back apart, cleaned up some of the bigger resin boogers, and then masked the top of the mag and hit it w/ some mil-spec glossy black coating (aka Krylon).”

Dave included some additional pics.

DeWalt M-16 Pics

I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who already knew that this was not a real tool.  I myself knew, without proof, that this was an unlikely product.  Nonetheless, the imagination used to create this was still entertaining.  Given the attention and acclaim this has gotten, maybe DeWalt will actually look into making something like this in the future. There is always wishful thinking.



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