Despite the title alluding to there only being one, I believe there are two gun apps in the app store worth hard-drive space. They’re both free, and both will satisfy a gun nut’s gun nuttiness. Well, they satisfy mine.
Gun Disassembly 2:
Featuring 47 guns, everything from historic rifles, pistols, to modern day machine guns, these guns are rendered in 3D. You can zoom in, spin them, disassemble them, fire them, and some guns have accessories you can equip. I love that you can fire them in slow motion or with x-ray vision. Newer models are in HD. Unfortunately, older models have some fuzzy textures. I am hoping the developers update some of the older models.
This app is great for people who are above the gun craze conceived by Call of Duty. In Gun Disassembly, you can see how a firearm operates, and learn to appreciate the engineering behind firearms. I’ve spent time with my iPhone in hand, explaining to my friends all the functions of a firearm, and they work, using this app as a demonstration. The developers behind the app put in a lot of effort to include even the tiniest springs and pins that hold firearms together.
Gun Disassembly isn’t necessarily an education app. Included is a game mode where you try to disassemble or reassemble the gun as fast as possible. Personally, I found the game mode to be less interactive then ‘playing’ with the gun in operation mode. It does have leader boards, though.
Every two weeks a new gun is released, each costing .99┬ó, but there is the option to spend 49.99$ to have access to all current guns, and all new guns. The app also has the option to store your purchases on an account, so you will always have access to your virtual armory. Since it is free, I recommend trying it out.
Gun Club 2:
I can’t count how many guns are available in this app. Like Gun Disassembly, Gun Club has any gun you can think of, grenade launchers and airplane mounted death-from-the-sky guns included. Unlike Gun Disassembly, these guns are not 3D, and are instead 2D images that can fire, reload, and have recoil. Even empty shells pop out.
This little app is addicting, however. It has ‘realistic sound effects’. My favorite part of an FPS was simply firing the guns and reloading them for the noise. Most guns come with different scopes, laser sites, flashlights, rail systems, colors. It can be fun playing dress up, then flicking the wrist to fire the selected gun. One of the greatest things you can do with Gun Club is when sitting with friends, in a restaurant or some other quite place, start firing guns. Especially if you want their attention.
Gun Club is update frequently, but sometimes it can be a month long wait. Free to download, I think you should try it out.