'Mythbusters' Takes On CornerShot
"Mythbusters" -- the Discovery Channel's truth-testing show -- will take on a Moore County marketed gun that claims to shoot around corners.
The newest episode,"Myth Evolution," premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Discovery. Described as an evolution revolution, the test team will take five fan favorites and focus on a new facet for each.
"Kari, Tory and Grant test another piece of ballistics brilliance from the movie 'Wanted' -- the CornerShot -- a gun that can apparently shoot around corners," producers said over the weekend in a press release. "Does it exist? Fans want to know."
It does exist, and it comes from Robbins, heir to a local tradition dating back to the end of the 18th century when Robbins was known as Mechanics Hill, and the Kennedys were turning out long rifles by the score.
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One of the town's three new commissioners -- due to be sworn at December's board meeting -- represents the technological advance Mythbusters tests tonight. Joey Boswell markets CornerShot, the gun that really does shoot around corners.
"CornerShot is a highly technological system that protects security forces and law enforcement by enabling them to observe and engage a target from behind a corner without exposing any body parts," Boswell said. "It has been tested and is currently being used by Special Forces, military units and law enforcement agencies around the world."
This won't be the first television appearance for Boswell's gun. It has already been seen on another Discovery Channel show, "Future Weapons," and featured in Forbes Magazine in a 2005 article that focused on advanced military technology.
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