1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Transporting a Potato Gun?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Veccster, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Aug 31, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    #1
    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    Is it legal to transport a potato gun?

    My friend (an engineer) built an awesome one that we want to take to the beach. I don't even know if they are legal to begin with but we'll be traveling through 5 states (PA, WV, MD, VA and NC).

    Anyone know?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,132
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Check your local state/city laws. Out here, you can transport anything you want that fires a projectile of some sort.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    #3
    otter

    otter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Member:
    #20249
    Messages:
    265
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    MI
    Vehicle:
    09 4 cyl Reg Cab
    Just partially disassemble it so it isn't ready to fire. If you, for who knows what reason, end up getting your car searched, don't call it a potato gun. ;)
     
  4. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    #4
    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    We have 2 vehicles traveling down and planned on to disassemble and split up the parts. But the creator of this is an engineer on a government contracted job. He needs to maintain and flawless background and his wife is up his ass about the risk.

    I just want to fire potatoes off our porch out into the ocean. It's actually a POTATO CANNON!!! This thing is MEAN. Non of that hairspray bullshit - battery powered injection fan, propane fueled, reinforced coupling chamber, even a trigger and arm rest. It can shoot a potato about 300yrds! We fire all kinds of stuff out of it.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    #5
    petersharp

    petersharp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Member:
    #3566
    Messages:
    925
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Do you need to ask?! It's up there ^
    Louisville, CO
    Vehicle:
    Ex DC LB Sport owner.
    And therein lies your problem if the cops see it!
     
  6. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    #6
    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    Why? Whats the difference if its a potato or a giant was of gum?

    Stuff = apples, cantaloupe, pears, news paper rolls, toilet paper wads, etc.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    #7
    TacoNut

    TacoNut IgnoringChrisWatchingEdLi veVicariouslyThroughMJP2

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Member:
    #5597
    Messages:
    5,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Denver, Co
    Vehicle:
    16 TRD OR DCSB Quicksand
    I love AZ....

    Definatly check the local laws regarding it, they should be online.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    #8
    RCBS

    RCBS "Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag."

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Member:
    #5845
    Messages:
    2,517
    Gender:
    Male
    Appalachia
    Vehicle:
    06 Main Runner OR
    big difference if you put in a tater, then put silverware or ball bearings on top. don't get me wrong, i love spud guns...but people these days will figure a way to ruin your fun, no matter if it's innocent or not. i can barely find fuse or carbide these days. i think eventually, we're gonna "safety" ourselves into a pretty mundane society. really...what's life without risk?
     
  9. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    #9
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,253
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    I don't think there's anything illegal about having a potatoe canon.

    You're probably worse off carrying a knife.

    Potatoes aren't illegal
    PVC pipe & an ignition lighter isn't illegal
    A can of hair spray isn't illegal


    If they see you firing it out the window - well then, they have every right to investigate.
     
  10. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    #10
    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    No we definitely fire it in safe locations. We're not a bunch of rednecks or teenagers (is that stereotyping :)). But it is propane fueled - not hairspray.

    I'm looking into but I think we'll be OK. Though I'm not sure what NC police will think about us firing this off the beach into the ocean.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    #11
    [eric]

    [eric] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Member:
    #13502
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Bend, OR
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma TRD OFF Road
    Sooo I guess no one cares about littering into the ocean?
     
  12. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM
    #12
    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    Ahhh...I think fish will appreciate the potatoes. We won't shoot our TP balls out there. They are more for around the house and the targets.

    I wonder if we can launch a jelly fish :confused:
     
  13. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM
    #13
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,729
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Since when did potatoes become litter?
     
  14. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    #14
    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Member:
    #11964
    Messages:
    2,286
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    SOLD 02 Double Cab TRD 4x4
    2005 Mazda 3S hatchback
    if you do this, you gotta post pics and/or vids of it
     
  15. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM
    #15
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,729
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spud_gun_legality

     
  16. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    #16
    [eric]

    [eric] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Member:
    #13502
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Bend, OR
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma TRD OFF Road
    unless you're going to pick it up, it's called littering.
     
  17. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    #17
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,132
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Fish love potatoes. :D
     
  18. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM
    #18
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,729
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    An organism that will decay in a week, I call it compost.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:04 PM
    #19
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,132
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Just curious....If a Shark eats a camera man, and his clothes and cammera (think Battery, with chemicals and stuff in it) are floating in the ocean, who is the litter bug? :p
     
  20. Aug 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM
    #20
    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,625
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    See Build thread
    I agree with 98tacoma27. It's something the fish can eat, and if not, it's compost. It can't hurt the environment.
     
To Top