A custom gun-making company Precision Syndicate has created a handgun modeled after the NES Zapper from Duck Hunt. Precision Syndicate initially shared pictures of the handgun on Facebook. The post has since been shared almost 150,000 times and stacked up over 8,000 comments, but not all are complimentary about the retro replica., and now its maker, Texas-based Precision Syndicate, has spoken up to respond to concerns and stress the company has no plans to mass-produce the pistol.
“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,” the company said in a statement on Facebook (via Polygon).
The NES Zapper is the light gun accessory introduced in the 1980s for the original Nintendo Entertainment System and was popularised with classic NES games associated with children’s like Wild Gunman and Duck Hunt. Precision stressed that families should “please keep your guns locked up and away from children; it’s common sense.”
Precision’s “Nintendo Glock” is a sharp-looking model of the famous gaming peripheral, capturing its trademark red and gray colors. It also says “Nintendo Zapper” on the barrel, so it was unlikely that Precision would have ever been able to mass-produce it, as Nintendo’s lawyers would have undoubtedly stepped in.
The handgun was announced on April 6. Comments on the announcement post were mixed, with some praising the design and others saying it’s a step too far to make a real gun based on a gaming peripheral.
Precision acknowledged it wasn’t the first to make a real-world Nintendo Zapper, but said it was happy with the look and design of it. “We weren’t the first to do it but WOW, this glock turned out good!” it said.