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If encountering the Space Age MBA Gyrojet is like petting a unicorn, firing one is akin to bigfoot riding a unicorn, so be ready to nerd out.
In 1960, San Ramon, California-based nuclear weapons researcher Bob Mainhardt and arms designer Art Biehl came together to form MB Associates (after their initials) to explore modern rocket-firearm designs. The pair’s initial pet project was a small handheld flare projector that morphed, with an eye to military sales, into a rocket-firing family of weapons. These guns– both pistols and rifles– could be incredibly light (as low as 17-ounces), near recoilless, and powerful. In effect, they would be multi-shot rocket launchers that could be carried and fired by virtually anyone.
Gyrojet - Niche - Guns - Inflation
The Gyrojet was born, but the expensive niche guns (which retailed for over $2,000 when adjusted for inflation to...
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