Custom gun maker the Precision Syndicate is getting a lot of praise and taking some heat for their stylish Nintendo Zapper-themed Glock pistol. The Zapper, the most iconic light gun in living memory, was the game controller for Nintendo’s popular video game “Duck Hunt.”
“We were waiting for someone to let us do this,” said the Syndicate on their Facebook page. “We weren’t the first to do it but wow, this Glock turned out good!”
The gun is finished with a classic red, grey and light grey Nintendo color scheme, with a lightened slide and fluted barrel. Critics of the gun slammed the Precision Syndicate for modelling their work on a toy, leading the custom shop to post a follow-up to their announcement.
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“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. This is a one-off custom build for a friend of ours,” explained the Syndicate. “[Due to] the thousands of emails and messages we have received in the past two days we have been unable to contact everyone in a timely manner; please be patient we will get to you as soon as possible. Thank you all for your support! Oh, and please…keep your guns locked up and away from children, it’s common sense.”
It would be hard to mistake the Syndicate’s homage to the Zapper as a video game accessory, and even harder to imagine any kid looking to play a round of “Duck Hunt,” now that the game is a few decades out of style. Apart from the color scheme the two look pretty different; one has a cord running out of it, and the other is a Glock.
Realistically this is a nice piece of custom work, including the lightening cuts and slide work, and crisp lettering in bright red. If someone wants to genuinely take the fire to the Precision Syndicate, it will be for re-using those terrible basic sights.