Real or Hoax: The DeWALT Nail Gun Rifle

A photo circulating this week shows a hybrid rifle nail gun, which is stated can be used to circumvent gun control laws and regulation. Let's take a look at the image and if this is even real or not.

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The story is not true. It is just a gun with DeWALT parts attached.

First, let’s take a look at what’s being said about the image:

Dewalt’s answer to home protection that doesn’t require a registration or license. This nail gun can shoot a 16-D nail through a 2×4 at 200 yards and in case of a home invasion well you can NAIL THEIR ASS to the wall. I’m not saying it wont kill the perp but they wont get away. You can also help build a friends fence 2 blocks away while sitting in your front lawn. This is truly how you adapt and overcome so Thanks Dewalt.

A link is often included, to a site that doesn’t sell guns, but Army Infantry-related clothing and jewelry.

This is not a nail gun.

What is actually being shown is the creation of a man named David Wiggins. It is merely a standard rifle with some DeWALT parts attached purely for aesthetic reasons.  DeWALT has nothing to do with the gun in the photo. It is a gun, not a power tool of any kind, and fires bullets – not nails. The photo was originally posted back in 2008, but has gained notoriety in the wake of current gun control debate in the news. Read more, and see more photos here.

According to the article, Mr. Wiggins was inspired by a similar rifle back in 2003.

If you see someone spreading this hoax, drop them a link to this article to set them straight! 

Article updated January 15, 2013

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45 Comments on Real or Hoax: The DeWALT Nail Gun Rifle

  1. “This nail gun can shoot a 16-D nail through a 2×4 at 200 yards…”

    Who knew that nails were that aerodynamic? Unless they aren’t. I’m guessing they aren’t.

  2. Shelton Mercer // January 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm // Reply

    Too bad this isn’t real. I would buy one.

  3. it was easy to see this gun was made up for drama~

  4. you’d be surprised how many times a year people have nails removed from their heads due to accidental ricochets with the regular nail guns.

    • I would say it’s close to zero because a real nailgun has to have the end depressed to be able to shoot (i.e., pressed directly against the nailing surface). They don’t just shoot nails everywhere.

      • really? nail guns have shot through wood hitting concrete or even another nail in the wood and shooting straight back. through eyes and skulls. you must never have used a nail gun. some pro’s who should not be called pro’s remove the safety trigger and those triggers can jam defeating the purpose.

      • Actually they do fire everywhere. If you pull the safety back on a nail gun you can hold the trigger and fire it like a sub machine gun. Source: Im a framer and roofer

      • You can pull the safety back.

  5. who care if it’s a hoaz or not. it’s funny and I love making fun of liberals and there stupid laws

  6. it’s not a M-16…

  7. I received the email concerning this just last week. I knew as soon as I saw it that it was a hoax. That an article like this is needed to disclaim the hoax is a sad commentary on just how gullible some people are.

  8. I agree with Lenny, Its funny, but in reality nail guns can be hazardous.
    Sshh don’t tell the libs they will place a ban on them too..maybe we should ban their cell phones
    Texting while driving kills too. Kudos for this hoax, its funny

  9. Its an m4 not an m16.

  10. Just a few points…

    1) An M-16 is Military ONLY
    2) A normal citizen cannot buy one anywhere, even if they wanted to
    3) DEWALT assault nailer is funny and anyone with a brain knows it’s a joke … and do not extrapolate this to anything beyond this
    4) Actually learn about firearms, so that you don’t sound foolish or ignorant

    • The M-16 reference was merely quoting the creator’s claim, so our apologies for the incorrect citation. The sentiment of the article, that it was just a modified rifle and not a nail gun, remains. We’ll defer to gun enthusiasts as to the details of the gun type.

    • Your an idiot an m16 is not just military jack ass The m4 is the same round just shorter barrel and adjustable stock you can buy an m16 as a civilian depending on your sate of residence i.e. arizona

  11. yeah its a real shame.at first glance i was stoked but to bad its not real.i would have bought dozens and handed them out!what?just cause some people got caught up in the system and lost there rights doesnt mean thayve lost there rights to help take back our country and our rights.and people arent retarded,its just wishful thinking!and body want to corect my spelling?u lil bitches quit scqabbling with eachother and unite agienst our common enemys forgien and domestic.cuz if we dont brother and sisters it will b to late and no one will b able to spell!dont get down on other people its not there fault anymore we all eat drink and breathe the same poisons and least until we nail those sumbitches to the wall!powertool revolution!!!!

    • For the sake of the credibility of humanity, I hope you are kidding.

    • Tommybudseed // July 23, 2013 at 11:04 am // Reply

      Someone like us WHO CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES really need to get rich (as well as not be corrupted by the money). A super rich baker, or mildly rich bakers, is the only way I think we can overthrow our oppressors. Without complete trail covering, the heads would be lopped off too fast to accomplish anything.

    • Hell yeah! Figures it be a Rebellious type to make sense good sense lol. It ain a racist thing to me nor the South vs North. Rebel to me its just defined as “one being rebellious in nature” my Dad said stupid comes in every color”….. Not his exact words understand but same difference in my head only NAACP won’t be chasing Me lmao.

  12. How to order one be Very interested in getting one

  13. It’s an M4 at best…and even then I expect it isn’t actually an M4 it’s just custom built parts to make it appear to be. This could easily be a .22 round rifle…..

  14. Ok just to correct everyone. This rifle is an AR 15 platform, not an M4 or M16 those both are military. Second you can buy a M16 but it’s lower has to be before 1969 or something don’t correct me I know it’s not the correct year but you would still need a class 3 dealers license. And third this is an awesome idea so someone should actually make this

    • The lower actually can be up to May 19 1986 that is when the machine gun ban went into effect anyone who gets the tax stamp and passes all the batf background checks can own one you also have to have your local Cleo sign off and have a state that has not banned them

  15. Personally….. I don’t care real or hoax…. The point to me is the idea! Rebel Yell?!? Hell yeah! I agree! Lost in the system early cause i was a dumbass hot head…. They got my number like they said they meant… “Once you have a number it will follow you to the grave” Thing I realized over time was “Right and Left arm”have us a number at birth for more than social security purpose…. If they have your money they always know where you’re at our will be cause you want that money going to that account for your retirement……. Anyway…..i probly said to much already but in the name of awareness…. Besides with technology having us all looking like crack heads…. Everywhere I look people got THE phone..latest new gadget with all the new stuff lmao. Paranoid?!? With good reason! Every one of us needs to take a good look around… “Oh no I’ve said to much…. Haven’t said enough”….”That’s me in the spot light losing my religion” lol. Seriously tho I’d like to hear more Rebel Yell !!!!!!! Matter of fact I’ll check back here soon an see if that Reb has commented again….

    • This is why we have back ground checks ……. If your planing a revolution do it in SECRET you jack ass……. Ever here the term loose lips sink ships? and in my opinion we need a whole new government there all crooks and are out for them self

  16. His Royal Majesty // October 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm // Reply

    Bighands, you are right and the proof is in the video [Illumicorp Training Video]

  17. Nail guns actually use the case, primer and powder portion of a .22 caliber cartridge. So, in a way they are very much like real firearms. This is a tongue in cheek joke, of course.

  18. Why don’t you get your head out of your ass and come stick your nose to my Texas red eye when I fluff as you support your gun controls. Have a acey juicey on building in thre now for ya.

  19. its an ar15 m16 is merely an adaption of the ar15 it comes in single fire for home use depending on what state u live in fully auto military and police n I live in England so if I no this sh-t u lot defo shud Lmao

  20. Lot of people brag about using nail guns, but do you guys actually use them? Nails spin when they are fired in open air, not the spin that adds to accuracy like in a rifle bore, but the sideways tumble that means the nail will likely hit you on its flat than on it’s point. Also if you hold back the safety and fire into a 2×4 the nail will barely tack itself because of the massive pressure loss once it leaves the gun.

  21. John Q Public // December 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm // Reply

    WOW!! UNBELIEVABLE!! ITS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY, A JOKE, COMEDY, IF YOU DON’T. KNOW THIS, THEN UR DUMBER THEN YOU REALLY ARE!!! Get that into ya, all you wanna-be smart people!!!…..LMFAO!!!

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