You could soon own a personal flamethrower that is surprisingly legal in majority of the states in America.
In the event you saw someone strolling down the street with a flamethrower in hand, you would surely want to take off in the opposite direction. Though a flamethrower might easily be considered a dangerous weapon, worryingly enough the XM42 handheld flamethrower by Ion Productions is considered to be perfectly legal in 49 states, save for California.
Apart from being considered legal, the XM42 handheld flamethrower could soon be yours for as little as $700. The company behind the insane gadget will launch its Indiegogo campaign on the 23rd of March. As per the company, XM42 is the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower and it could easily be in your hands, if – or shall we say once – the funding campaign successfully culminates.
Now putting aside the obvious pitfalls and dangers that owing a flamethrower poses, this thing has got some serious notoriety associated with it. Moreover, the operability of the XM42, affirms the company, is ridiculously simple,
“The XM42 is the world’s first fully handheld, grab and go flamethrower on the market. No heavy pressurized tanks, no silly car-wash sprayers.”
The company even has the tongue-in-cheek audacity to describe the device as being “easy and fun.” Interestingly, the company has a lot of “fun” activities lined-up for the XM42 handheld flamethrower.
According to Ion Productions, some possible uses for the device include clearing off snow/ice, killing off weeds, starting bonfires, insect control. The company concludes that the flamethrower is “a fun device to enjoy with friends.”
There’s little doubt that, despite the obvious dangers, the XM42 is every pyromaniac’s dream come true. As if the mere mention of a legal flamethrower isn’t appealing enough, the XM42 will be available in three finishes: brushed aluminum for $699, and either a polished aluminum or colored powder coat for $799.
The company assures that the flamethrower won’t break your back. The flamethrower relies on gasoline. This means, you can easily “tank-up” at your nearest gas station, although it might be a wise idea if you refrain from taking your flamethrower there.
As for the capabilities of the XM42 handheld flamethrower, it can shoot out a flame up to 25ft which needless to say, is a whole lot further than your typical weed-killing flamethrower.
[Image Credit | Ion Productions]