Watch: Chris Cheng’s Can Cannon Speed Shooting Test


Watch: Chris Cheng’s Can Cannon Speed Shooting Test

Say you have an extra $364.01 lying around, along with a few cases of soda (or beer) in aluminum cans, and you’re wondering how best to combine them. The Can Cannon just might be the answer to that question!

Slap a Can Cannon upper into your AR lower using your BCG (bolt carrier group) and charging handle, and you can use blanks to fling loaded cans “and other heavy, thin walled objects.”

It’s not a toy, but it sure looks like fun.

The Can Cannon is a 100% legal soda can launcher for your AR-15 / M16 rifle. The Can Cannon is perfect for launching soda cans and other similarly-sized objects such as tennis balls, paint cans, t-shirts, or the X Products Grappling Hook. You can view and print the full BATF approval letter by clicking this link.

The Can Cannon is a patent pending launching device for soda cans and other heavy, thin walled objects. A proprietary gas-ported barrel and pressure tube reduce the exposure to high pressure gases which could destroy relatively delicate projectiles. The Can Cannon is currently configured for launching full, unopened 12-ounce soda cans. When used with standard mil-spec blanks and fired at an optimum angle it can reach an average distance of 105 yards!

Why launch soda cans instead of drinking them? Because you can!

Projectile options are only limited by your creativity and local laws. Our BATFE-approved design is not considered a Destructive Device or firearm.


Stuff You Can Fling

They say they are designing some items/applications specifically for use in the Can Cannon

Manufacturer Specs

  • Weight: 2.8 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 4.5 x 5 in
  • Caliber: 223/5.56
  • Compatability: AR-15 & M16
  • Brand: X Products
  • Colors: Black, Flat Dark Earth, Olive Drab Green

Their site has this note also:

NOTE: If you own a Can Cannon sold before April 15th, 2016 you must complete the gas port replacement by clicking this link and following the instructions to receive your new BATF approve gas port.

Still have questions? You can always read the manual… and watch the video below, in which our old pal Chris Cheng of Top Shot fame sees just how fast he can send a six-pack through the Can Cannon.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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