2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I love the Power Glove... its so bad!


 Mall Ninja armor...

Our friend over at The Firearm Blog posted this gem about a California company marketing a self defense...well...uh...arm thingy that is basically a "armored" sleeve or gauntlet with a built in stun gun attached that is operated by pulling a pin and making a fist apparently.  Look at the pics, this looks like something left over from a 80's Gwar or Dio video.  Seriously I think I can actually see a prototype being used in this video on the guy with the tubes sticking out of this head...


R.I.P Ronnie James Dio


As a bonus you can dock you IPhone in it..not like wearing it on this thing would make you look any MORE like a geek. 




Seriously, I don't get it.  On the web page for the product the company claims none other than Kevin Costner as a co-owner and openly states that the devise is reminiscent of Robocop or Iron Man.  Hmmm, Kevin Costner?  Must be using the same logic that made him think of doing The Postman and Waterworld  (Wyatt Earp was a flop too but I liked that one). Hey here's a pic of the cyborg-ish hero from the 1991 film they Guyver...notice anything?


Hey, that looks familiar...


Anyway, I don't get it... 

  • The unit is not discrete at all. 
  • The probes for the stun gun are on the back of the arm so I guess you have to bitch slap your attacker to use it.
  • There is a chance that if you were knocked down (by say a bullet?) while it was armed that you might make a fist and fall on the probes thus shocking yourself.
  • It looks like you ripped the arm off of Darth Vader.

It just seems silly to me....and with the iPhone dock (and this isn't a knock on the iPhone, i love mine!) it reminds me of this gem from the movie The Wizard...



Maybe I lack vision, maybe I don't see the beauty in putting this on to walk the dog around the block instead of grabbing a real stun gun, mace or, God forbid in the maker's home state of Kalifornika, grab a licensed concealed hand gun.  Maybe if they modified this to shoot lasers or mount a mini-gun on it I might see the utility. 

Tell 'em Forrest...

"Mama always said stupid is as stupid does..."

Thanks again to The Firearm Blog for the chuckle...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The location of the probes actually makes it less likely for you to accidentally shock yourself, since if you're ever knocked down the probes can't contact you from its position unless you intentionally put the "backside" of your wrist to your head while blocking. And the nodes are meant for self-defense, not offensive stunning, so they're perfectly placed for when you're trying to defend yourself, i.e. with your arms in front of you.