Real Life Pulse Rifle
Modeled after the favored weapon of James Cameron’s space marines in 1986’s Aliens, Gearbox Software had an actual pulse rifle created during the production of their game Aliens: Colonial Marines. The biggest difference between this replica and the props used on Cameron’s set? Gearbox’s pulse rifle fires real .45 caliber rounds from the main barrel and 12 gauge shotgun shells from its under-barrel.
When asked why Gearbox wanted the replica to fire live ammunition, the studio could only answer, “Just in case.”