seen in Aliens
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"Lieutenant, what do those pulse rifles fire?"
An undisputed masterpiece of the sci-fi genre, 1986's Aliens
was the rare sequel to build on and outpace its predecessor (fighting words to some, we're sure...). James Cameron,
the film's director, introduced a hardware fetish to
the franchise (a vision he would fully flesh out two decades later in Avatar
) and included amongst the multitude of exotic tech props was the suggestively titled M41A Pulse Rifle, a handle that only hinted
at the weapon's raw destructiveness and physicality. Updating
the conventional assault rifle for deep space encounters (of the unwanted variety), it promptly entered the pop culture lexicon (as shorthand for the tough and durable), and inspired a raft of copy
cats (uh, homages) across both films and video games.
The Peace Through Superior Firewpower design features this iconic weapon in its illustrated glory, juxtaposed with a snippet of cocksure sloganeering. Worn by Pvt. Frost, one of the film's
ill-fated Colonial Marines, in an early sequence on
the U.S.S. Sulaco, our team of graphic artists have carefully recreated the outlines of the sketch, along with the text's distinctive font and alignment. Staying true to the
source material, we've had this printed on a heather gray American Apparel t-shirt, which lends it a vintage appearance.
Dave, July 2012
"'I wanna introduce you to a personal friend of mine. This is an M41A Pulse Rifle. Ten milimeter with over-and-under thirty milimeter
pump action grenade launcher...' Just got this today and it's definitely worthy of a bughunt! I'm a huge fan!"
Looks Pretty Sweet!
Jimi, December 2012
"Gotta love some Aliens
stuff, man! Actually it's an 11.23mm(.45acp)... those pulse rifles were Thompson submachineguns with Remington 870 shotgun attached to the bottom (grenade launcher). They slapped the heat shroud from a Franchi spaz 12 on the Remington to make it look cool."
Anthony, December 2012
"Gotta Have Gotta Have!!!!!!! There are no words!!!"
Rob, June 2013
"Tip your forties for Pvt. Frost. He lost his life in the line of duty. "