A mashing prototyping company Percision Syndicate on Facebook page has responded to critisism of its “Nintendo Glock”, a firearm inside of the Nintendo Zapper-inspired shell. This gaming accessory was originally released in 1984 in Japan for NES consoles. The controversy started last Wednesday, when the custom gun maker posted about its creation of a Duck Gunb inside a retro video game isnpired shell and uploaded into Facebook.
Although the post has since been shared over 147,000 times and accumulated over 8,300 comments on Facebook. Anyone who grew up the 1980s or 90s remembers the Nintendo Zapper gun used in Duck Hunt and other games, what if you would think is a real gun? A company in Texas has decided to make it clear as it’s a reality.
Precision Firearms LLC wrote on its Facebook page that it doesn’t plan to mass produce the gun and that the design is a “one-off”:
“In light of the ‘Nintendo Glock’ drama, we feel that the media and our fans need to know that this firearm will not be mass produced nor will it ever be. This is a one off custom build for a friend of ours. Do to the thousands of emails and messages we have received in the past 2 days we have been unable to contact everyone in a timely manner, please be patient we will get to you as soon as possible. Thank you all for your support! Oh, and please.. keep your guns locked up and away from children, it’s common sense.”
However, it is not a toy gun anymore. Many complemented Persision Firearms LLC on its craftsmanship, while other feared that the mass production of the plastic weaponry culd further blur the lines between the real and toy.
For those who’s ever played “Duck Hunt,” the once-poapulra Nintendo game where players shoot ducks by pointing a laser toy at a television, the Texas-based company’s guns looks eerily familiar. Take a look at what Nintendo’s “Duck Hunt” zapper looked like:
News of this product, a modified Glock, has led to quite a firestorm on the web, mostly probablly from concerned people thinking about the dangers it would pose for police and children.
Lets hope not to go beyond that!