Mask Gun Shoots Medical Masks Onto People’s Faces

The Mask Gun! (Photo: Youtube/Allen Pan)

Youtuber Allen Pan, the purveyor of the channel Sufficiently Advanced, believes that everyone should wear a mask to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.  

Since some folks refuse to comply with California’s statewide facial-covering mandate, Mr. Pan has invented — as a bit of a joke — a CO2-powered launcher that has the capacity to shoot a mask onto a person’s face!

The mask gun, as he calls it, is a bit of a Frankenstein project.  It’s made from a brake line, a solenoid valve, an 800 PSI CO2 canister, a spray paint pistol grip, and four magnet-tipped projectiles connected to string that attaches to the mask.  Check out the video below to see how it functions.  

Pan took his mask gun to Huntington Beach in the hope that he would be able to try it on a few conservative-leaning noncompliers.  I’m not sure if he was actually serious about shooting unsuspecting COVID skeptics or if he was going to get their permission all along before he shot a mask at their head. 

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Based on the video, I’m going to assume the latter.  Because eventually, he got some willing participants to squeeze off a few under a pier. 

Overall, the mask gun isn’t very accurate (in part because of the unpredictability of the wind outdoors) and is poorly constructed.  It broke the first time Pan used it at the beach and he had to, on the spot, fix it with some duct tape.  

Cool DIY project or sophomoric high jinks?  You can be the judge. 

But I am curious, do you wear a mask regularly?  And how would you respond if you weren’t wearing a mask and someone fired one at your face?

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  • Ej harbet August 27, 2020, 1:11 pm

    found the Richard cabeza.

  • Ej harbet August 27, 2020, 1:09 pm

    if you deploy that at me.deburr it well because ill be parking it in your lower colon

  • Roland Pierce August 26, 2020, 4:11 pm

    The science is sound but it is not a justification for the lockdown. Covid isn’t killing anyone. You have more of a chance of being struck by lightening than die of Covid 19. They are putting covid 19 on death certificates where people died of car crashes and heart attacks if that tells you anything. Of course the inflation of numbers is what the media does not tell you. Did you ever consider that,smart guy?

  • BigC August 23, 2020, 8:19 am

    Looks like something that idiot Biden would get behind!!

  • Christopher Chason August 22, 2020, 7:07 pm

    Shoot that damned thing – or ANYTHING ELSE – at me, and you will be discussing it with your’ MAKER!

  • Rio August 21, 2020, 10:42 pm

    So we are for only part of the consitution? 2nd amendment but NOT the first section of the 14th amendment that guarantees body autonomy? This is NOT why i joined the NRA. RESPECT all members, there are those who CAN NOT mask and this puts them in harms way

  • Robert August 21, 2020, 9:26 pm

    Beware, I shoot back.

  • Oaf August 21, 2020, 5:07 pm

    If you look up the word “cuck” in the dictionary, you’ll find a photo of this guy.

  • ditpook August 21, 2020, 3:46 pm

    The gun should first bitch slap the idiot for not wearing the mask, then, when stunned, apply the mask with crazy glue so it wont come off.

    • Larry C August 22, 2020, 5:00 pm

      Try to slap at me and you will meet your final judgement instantly! You must be listening to Pelosi and Faucci day and night non-stop!
      You do your thing and I will do mine. see who is around the longest!

    • Christopher Chason August 22, 2020, 7:15 pm

      I already invented a full HOOD – covers the whole head! Seals it up with Polymer that can NOT be removed without taking the skin off! JUST FOR MASK WEARING SISSIES!

  • Bill August 21, 2020, 2:33 pm

    Shoot at me you’ll get lead back..

    • Christopher Chason August 22, 2020, 7:08 pm

      Same here!

  • Shan August 21, 2020, 1:59 pm

    You’ll shoot your eye out.

  • William August 21, 2020, 12:17 pm

    If that a hole shoots that at me it will be the last thing he ever does…ever!

  • Richard Kuan August 21, 2020, 11:34 am

    Cool, maybe it would work on Trump. Next a muzzle

    • Rio August 21, 2020, 10:44 pm

      Ahh, a PEDO BIDEN troll! Nothing better to do eh? Muzzle your own piehole first

    • Christopher Chason August 22, 2020, 7:10 pm

      Maybe we can just find you a new home! How would you like a paid trip – one way – to China? I believe you would be more at home there!

  • John R Aucoin August 21, 2020, 11:01 am

    The nerd should have been had a mask on. JS

  • John Boutwell August 21, 2020, 10:39 am

    Some of us shoot back.

  • Mark - IN. August 21, 2020, 10:33 am

    We ALL will die one day as a matter of fact. There’s just no way around that fact and the day that someone, a predator tries to shame me for not wearing a face diaper or even worse for them, tries to force one onto my face will be their day of leaving this world forever, trust me on that one.

    I have a theory. If we had nationwide OPEN carry or even concealed carry there would be a lot less predators walking the streets. The reason that there are so many predators, especially in politics is that they know that they can get away with it, no one can stop them and because of that they never stop reaching for more control and harm against their victims. They KNOW that a disarmed society can’t and won’t stop them. Bring back the good old “wild west” days when people openly carried and trust me, predators will back off out of fear of meeting their maker sooner than anticipated. Most predators are weak people at heart and that would scare the heck out of them. They would know that saying or doing the inappropriate thing might get them a slap across the chops, a challenge made, ten paces walked off, turn and then…problem resolved real time. Half of the politicians that exist today at all levels local, state, and federal wouldn’t be where they are today either out of fear or because as predators they never would have made it as far as they have. And as a bi-product, taxpayer funded prison overcrowding would be way down because a lot of what got them there would be resolved real time as it occurred. Open or concealed carry nationwide would resolve or prevent a lot of the problems that has this world, our nation currently functioning upside down.

    • Christopher Chason August 22, 2020, 7:11 pm


  • Wilko August 21, 2020, 8:55 am

    Some dipstick shoots at me with this and he will be awarded a swift kick in the gonads. Our governor doesn’t issue draconian covid orders – unlike others, who think they are Chairman Mao’s apprentices. By the way, only 25 positive covid tests from the several hundred thousand bikers who attended the Sturgis Rally – but then, our labs aren’t rewarded for false positive test reporting either.

  • Dan J August 21, 2020, 8:45 am

    He should have made it more streamlined. That way, it won’t hurt so bad when someone stuffs it up his fanny.

    • Christopher Chason August 22, 2020, 7:13 pm

      Yup. Good Thinking, brother! Ah Well! I guess he will have to suffer!

  • MIke S. August 21, 2020, 8:43 am

    I’d sure wash my hands after I slap the snot outa him!

  • gerard L samoleski August 21, 2020, 8:43 am

    you fire a mask at my face, don”t be supprised if you get shot back.

  • Christopher August 21, 2020, 7:16 am

    If it worked California would have banned it. Nothing but a socialist experience and lawsuit getting ready to happen. As stores are refusing to take legal currency locally SC falsified the numbers so tourists would come back but now we are going to have an increase with schools opening and tourists from COVID filled states coming back refusing to mask or distance.

  • Dave August 21, 2020, 7:00 am

    Guys, pretty clear that it’s thinly (well , not so thinly ) veiled (SWIDT?) satire.

    The emotional responses here are part of the point he was making. Nobody is going to “assault” you with a a mask-launcher. Sheesh…..

    • Joe August 21, 2020, 7:58 am

      It may be satire and with a virus that is 0.0138 microns wide masks do little, to even suggest that to use any type of “gun” and point it at people is really stupid.

      • a August 21, 2020, 10:21 am

        Excellent effort at deploying science, but perhaps best to have a more comprehensive understanding before posting. Virus spread is as a result of the virus (small indeed) traveling on water droplets ejected by the respiratory system. Those droplets are most likely in the 5-100 micron diameter range. These are very effectively trapped by masks which are worn properly.
        Science = good. Comprehensive application of science = better.

        • Shan August 21, 2020, 1:57 pm

          You should stay in your home if you are scared. So we all wear masks forever now? And if you are wearing a mask why do you care if I do?
          Tyranny is evil. Liberty is much much better.

  • michael August 21, 2020, 5:56 am

    Pretty smart guy but to think the mask is a fix all is pretty dumb. Where have your neighbors hands been ? Anyone decontaminating anything ? From what I’ve seen NO. I’ve smoked for 40 yrs. Have worked from the beginning. And have yet to wear a mask. I have changed nothing in my life. I must be lucky. LOL

  • Ozark Muleskinner August 21, 2020, 5:43 am

    “…how would you respond if you weren’t wearing a mask and someone fired one at your face?”

    The idiot inventor called his creation a mask GUN. It looks like some sort of GUN. I suspect if he fired his GUN at five people, he’d probably find one or more might try to beat him to the draw with a real GUN!

    Takeaway: Don’t bring a mask GUN to a real GUN fight!

  • Zupglick August 20, 2020, 6:10 pm

    Mask Blaster.

  • JonsOn August 20, 2020, 11:26 am

    The “gun” doesn’t actually look like it would work seeing how there is nothing holding the CO2 cartridge to the valve. That being said shooting a mask at someone is assault I used to live in Huntington Beach and if someone tried to shoot a mask on me they would find themselves in a world of hurt. A governor executive order to wear masks is not law and should not be enforced as if it is. Clowns like this guy should be arrested for assault if he tries to put the mask on someone.

  • AmericanIcon August 20, 2020, 10:03 am

    It’s really simple: You point a weapon at me, you get shot…

    • Ricky B. August 20, 2020, 2:11 pm

      Careful bro… You don’t want to end up like that cantankerous old man, Curtis Reeves, down in Florida! Despite a long career in law enforcement, Mr. Reeves is currently looking at spending his golden years in prison if/when he is unable to convince a jury of his peers that having popcorn thrown at him inside a local movie theater was a perfectly reasonable excuse to shoot another movie watcher to death right there inside the theater.

      I mean, labeling a face mask launcher as a “weapon” is kind of a liberal interpretation of the word weapon, isn’t it?

      • Mark H August 21, 2020, 6:38 am

        sorry buy in some situations someone could mistake this for some sort of a weapon especially with the pistol grip and flashlight protruding from it.. Not smart to point such things at people in these times!

  • Dr Motown August 20, 2020, 8:43 am

    One could easily knock an eye out with thos magnets…..totally idiotic

  • William Head August 20, 2020, 7:51 am

    Sure, I’ll be the first! When I’m outside, or in my truck alone, with my family, or close friends that are as meticulous as we are, no I don’t wear a mask. However, in crowds, stores, and such, yes I do wear a mask.

    • Texas Twostep August 21, 2020, 8:36 am

      Exactly, same here. This is a logical, conservative, considerate approach.

  • Alan August 20, 2020, 7:48 am

    Is it banned in NJ, NY, CA, and MD yet?

  • Kris August 20, 2020, 5:02 am

    If it worked wouldn’t that considered to be physical assault?

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