What happens when real weapons meet light guns? A Texas firearms manufacturer has taken a Glock and made it look like a Nintendo Zapper, a light gun from an age past.
The Nintendo Zapper shipped with Nintendo Entertainment Systems back in the 1980’s, featuring the classic two-tone greys and red writing that marked every single Nintendo console for a generation.
Precision Syndicate of Midland, Text are the ones to have created the custom design, posting on Facebook their finished work, with the overall results gaining a few mixed results from people.
One commentator has said that while they are “all for gun rights” they are a little hopeful that this particular model is “going in a case somewhere for display only”, others have been more aggressive saying that gun lovers could undo what “Nintendo tried to avoid doing back in its day”, with fears about video game violence raising questions about if putting digital guns in people’s hands would only cause more violence.
Others have defended the action, saying that the Nintendo Zapper is so old if someone was to carry it, people would automatically recognise it as a real firearm and not one of the original zappers. Either way, it has raised questions about how similar you can make a fake gun to a real one and about the reversal, turning real guns into fantasy looking models.