Real life Nintendo Zapper gun will not be mass produced0 Comments
There's no doubt that many of us out there recall playing Duck Hunt as a child with the accompanying NES Zapper. This plastic gun peripheral, first sold in grey tones, was quickly updated to feature bright orange colors so no one would mistake it for a real gun. Fast forward over 35 years and those Duck Hunt-playing children have grown up. Some are even into collecting actual guns.
Precision Syndicate is a custom gun fabricator and decided to share one of their custom offerings on social media. The gun, modeled after an NES Zapper, was viewed as cool by some and a huge mistake by others. After all, this is an iconic piece of gaming history — but also often associated with young gamers. Many spoke up about the poor decision to model a real gun off a children's toy.
The company has since come out on Facebook to clarify the situation surrounding the NES Zapper gun a bit more:
"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... Oh, and please.. keep your guns locked up and away from children, it's common sense."
Even if the company had wanted to mass-produce this item, it likely would have been immediately shot down by Nintendo's lawyers. So, in the end, only one person will ever have this highly controversial gun in their possession.