You know those high powered, .50 BMG weapons that can take down airplanes? Homemade Firearms You can build them in your garage. Looks like Tactilite has some competition. Comments Stuart the Viking says: on 11/24/2010 at 11:47 AM I have always been interested in home-made firearms. A .50 BMG... Impressive. s BobG says: on 11/24/2010 at 12:19 PM That should have Paul Helmke soiling himself if he sees it. Bubblehead Les says: on 11/24/2010 at 12:43 PM Reminds me of the time when the Okinawans converted farm implements into martial arts weapons to resist the Japanese Occupation several hundred years ago. But the Antis never will learn from History. Not saying that it's that bad here in the States yet, but who knows what the Future might bring. But I've always wondered how the Dutch Underground made up those Stens during WW2? Any links to some sites on the engineering details out there? Standard Mischief says: on 11/24/2010 at 1:13 PM We must ban machine tools, for the children. MadRocketScientist says: on 11/24/2010 at 1:51 PM And just a reminder kids, a single .50 BMG round has about as much chance of downing an aircraft larger than an ultralight as a suicidal sparrow does. Robb Allen says: on 11/24/2010 at 2:03 PM Mock it all you want MRS, but it's been proven that the 50 BMG round can easily knock an armored 747 out of the sky by ripping the airplane into hundreds of tiny chunks by simply homing in on the heartbeat of the small orphan being flown to meet his new foster parents, and you don't even have to aim! MadRocketScientist says: on 11/24/2010 at 2:34 PM LMFAO! MadRocketScientist says: on 11/24/2010 at 2:36 PM That explains why they needed hundreds of .50 BMG rounds to shoot down a fighter aircraft, no orphan heart beats to home in on. BobG says: on 11/24/2010 at 5:27 PM "Any links to some sites on the engineering details out there?" You might find a few ideas here. James says: on 11/24/2010 at 10:20 PM Thanks for the linky love Robb. I've updated a bit more and given that the rifle is almost done, I should be rounding up the rest of the work over the next couple of weeks. I hope to be test firing it by Christmas. Most .50's are priced according to how many schools they can shoot through or how many aircraft they can simultaneously knock out of the sky. Simple tube gun SMG's are far from complicated. A rifled barrel isn't even necessary, as the homegunsmith outlines in his 9mm smg. Interested parties could find plenty of info at Scribd or on any good torrent site. Comments have been closed on this topic.