Precision Firearms LLC has gotten a lot of attention recently for its new “Nintendo Glock.”
The firearm design was inspired by the Nintendo Zapper, a toy gun that was used in the retro Nintendo game “Duck Hunt” in which players would shoot at their television screen with a laser toy gun. Proud of its accomplishment, the custom gun maker posted a picture to its Facebook page. It has since been shared nearly 150,000 times and attracted over 8,000 comments.
Many of the commenters have criticized the gun maker for creating a potentially dangerous weapon that bears an uncanny resemblance to a well-known toy—”Nintendo Zapper” is even written on its side. Some were worried that, if mass produced, the gun could lead to disastrous confusion, especially among children who wouldn’t be able to differentiate the gun from a simple plaything. One Facebook user even said that he thought it was for a Nintendo console.
For comparison, here’s a picture of the Nintendo Glock followed by a picture of the Nintendo Zapper:
View this post on Instagram
It was always fun Duck Hunting and then Switching to Super Mario Bros. For some reason I would panic when I thought I shot the poor pup! 😁🐶🎮 who else had fun with this? #retro #retrogaminglife #nintendo #nintendocontroller #nintendozapper #zapper #supermariobros #duckhunt #nintendocartridge #1985
After receiving thousands of messages within a matter of days, Precision Firearms decided to respond to critics in a Facebook post. It stated that the Nintendo Glock is a “one off” that was custom made for a friend, and it will never be mass produced.