T-PLS Grappling Gun is Finally Reality

by Mark R

T-PLS Grappling Gun is Finally Reality

Question: What do Batman, Spider-man, and Tarzan have in common?

Answer: They both travel via swinging, and so can you.

Digital Force Technologies actually invented something straight from the movies and my adventurous dreams with the T-PLS pneumatic “tactical line-throwing system”. I don’t know about you, but when I saw the photo here, my eyes practically bulged out. All I could think of was: “Wow, someone finally invented a grappling hook gun”.

Let’s face it, we all have all wanted one of these things at sometime or another. The other day I was in a large building and thought: “Why do I really have to walk to the other side? Can’t I just shoot a grappling hook gun and swing there?” I mean, we have the technology now, you would think everyone would have a grappling-hook gun.

Well, if I had the T-PLS, all I would have to do is shoot, hook and go! The T-PLS has 120 feet of cable, with up to 350 psi of compressed air. The line is 7mm Kevlar, and the grappling hook is titanium.

Unfortunately, the T-PLS is designed for Special Operations Forces, so I’m guessing it probably won’t be available for the consumer market. I suppose that really is for the best, but no price is too high for the joy of actually having one of these things.

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19 reviews or comments

Richard Says: February 14, 2008 at 4:04 pm

“Wow, someone finally invented a grappling hook gun”
actually, i think they have been around for a long time now…think the navy used/uses them for rescue operations or something like this.

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logan Says: February 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

That grapiling hook is so cool!

maddie Says: February 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm

What is anybody going to do with a gun like this? There is a reason that nobody but spider man and the occasional super hero used one and that is this little thing called common sense! What are you going to do? Swing into your cubical?

matt Says: March 13, 2008 at 8:47 pm

how do buy one?

mikey Says: April 7, 2008 at 1:49 pm

lol guys i can use this to get the balss from my roof

arcticmyst Says: April 20, 2008 at 5:12 pm

This would be cool to use when boating if you get stuck on a sand bar in the middle of glacier waters. You need to hook to a tree or something to help you get unstuck without jumping into freezing waters, Especially when alone!

Jake Says: July 25, 2008 at 10:19 am

can u get the grappling hook gun any smaller? if so can u tell me how?

Santiago Says: May 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm

holly crap man i always dreamed of having this it is so cool i can imagine having it i wouldn’t have to walk that mush any more.

ahwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Andy Says: September 19, 2009 at 6:33 am

Let me guess, standard people like us arnt allowed one? and if we are… where can we get one and around what price range?

JcsJr Says: September 19, 2009 at 10:13 am

Nice… i would like to know if consumers may have them and around what price they get sold ! :D

Thomas Says: October 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Does it come any smaller?

Alec Says: January 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

how do i buy this grapple gun. and how much is it(ex.$$ 200.99)and where is the website to buy it. is it possible to modify how high it shoots if so can u email me how to do it. thanks you.!:)

sean Says: September 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm

how mucj does it cost and how big is it

Ray Says: October 23, 2010 at 11:48 am

Guys, you could make one of these. As long as you don’t trespass with it, and don’t harm anyone, it would be legal. You would just create a pipe out of something stronger than PVC piping (150-500$), and attach a bundle of strong rope (100-350$) to the bottom and secure it. Then make a air chamber, with a valve, and use a pump of some kind to compress the air into the chamber, and viola! The only thing you need to do now is attach a strong metal hook to the end of the rope, and attach the other end of the rope onto a part of the “launcher”. Then just make a “barrel” that the back of the hook fits (airtight). Viola. Now you have a cheap-ass version of this gun for about 700-1200$. Don’t try to fufill your vigilante dreams. Remember that even with this all this does is send a hook up to a surface. Even the real gun doesn’t pull you up like in the movies. You would have to yank yourself up the rope.

pipe Says: April 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

hey guys it isn´t ru you can use the grapplin hook and it can pull you up like in movies there i don´t now where do they sell on internet but my brother does there big one that suport 120 pound and small ones that can handle 70 to 90 pounds later on theday i put the website so you can get one i think the cost is 500 dollars the small and the big 700 dollars i just think it is very cool i´m going to order one when i have the money

dave Says: January 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Thats pretty bad ass. But I was thinking you know what would make it cooler, is if it had a dial of some sorts to punch in how many feet you wanted it to shoot out and also if it retracted by itself until it hooked on something.

Super Evil Genius Says: October 23, 2013 at 12:45 am

There are tutorials for wrist flamethrowers on youtube. Some BYU students are developing a hookshot prototype you can attach on the end of a gun. And with special skydiving suits, gliding from rooftop to rooftop is actually a reality. Along with bulletproof clothing, there is literally everything you need to become a certified supervillain. Of course, not all of the technology is miniaturized so chances are you’ll look completely ridiculous sporting all that gear but f**k it.

TimD. Says: December 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

A paintball marker with a hook and cable attached and use a nylon bush to make a seal on the back of the hook (may have to exceed 300fps limit on marker which may make it illegal in your area so check first). To be really cool try a rope ascender on the cable.

Just my two cents, try at your own risk.

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