Appreciated by Monster Hunter players with more defensive play styles, Gunlances are huge, combining -- as one might expect -- a lance and a gun, then pairing that hybrid with a heavy shield. It's the sort of awesome-looking weapon that already seems unwieldy in a video game, and would be completely impractical in the real world.

This Japanese gamer, however, didn't let that thought dissuade him from making his own working Gunlance, which can even fire shells! Apparently there aren't many dragons flying around for him to test his newly crafted weapon on, so he had to settle for attacking cardboard boxes and stacks of styrofoam cups.

[Via Sp0rsk]