Software Review: Gun Disassembly 2

Gun Disassembly 2 is a program that allows you to “virtually” assemble and disassemble 46 different guns. Every gun is shown in full 3D high definition and can be viewed from every angle. The interface is completely controllable, so if you do not like the angle that you are looking from, all you have to do is pinch to zoom in and out or rotate with one finger until you are happy. The app offers five different modes: Demo, Operation, Disassembly, Assembly, and Game mode. In Demo mode, you can watch as the app shows you what the correct order of the disassembly is. The Operation mode shows you basic functionality like reload, fire, and unload. The different functions of the gun all have assigned buttons in three different corners of the app.

When using the Disassembly function, you take the gun apart, and when you are finished, it gives you the option to do the Assembly or return to the main menu.

When you are using the app, after you choose the right part to remove, a green arrow appears and you tap that arrow to remove the part. The final function of the app is the Game mode, which allows you to compete against the clock to see how fast you can disassemble and reassemble the gun. When using the Game mode, if you get stuck and need to use a hint, the game adds 30 seconds of penalty per hint. The game also has extra features, including X-ray, and what our testers called Labels. X-Ray mode allows you to see the insides of the gun without having to take the time to disassemble it. It was particularly helpful in jogging our memory while we were taking apart the Colt 1911, which was our gun of choice for the test. Enabling Label mode allows you to see the name of the different components as you take the gun apart. The app comes with seven free guns that you can take apart, including the Glock 19, Colt 1911, SIG P228, Tec-9, TT, SG 550s, and the Ruger LCP. The other 39 guns cost 99 cents apiece, or you can buy bundles of three guns for $1.99, bundles of five guns for $2.99, or bundles of 10 guns for $4.99.

The app works on both the iPad and the iPhone with one app. It also has support for the Retina displays on newer models of iOS devices. The app currently has a rating of 4.5 stars at the Apple App Store. Our writers had a lot of fun trying out the free segments of the app, and for the money, we heartily encourage you to do the same. One writer was able to disassemble the Colt 1911 in 5:30 minutes. Download the app and see if you can beat our time.

Of course, always keep your iPhone pointed in a safe direction, and have a little fun competing against your friends.

  • Developer: Noble Empire
  • Limited Price: Free
  • Latest Update: 5/28/2012
  • Languages: English
  • System Requirements: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or higher.

(Cheaper Than Dirt! Cheat: The first thing you have to do before handling the gun is to make sure it is safe, turn the safety on, and remove the magazine to get started.) Click an image to see a more detailed view.

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Comments (8)

  1. I feel that is among the most vital information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. However wanna remark on some common things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is actually nice : D. Just right task, cheers

  2. From the writer:

    The application Gun Disassembly 2 is going to be featured in another larger Gun Tests magazine story I’m working on about applications just for iOS devices.

    The word “universal” is a term that Apple uses when the Apps that they create will work on any iOS device (iPod, iPhone, iPad.) In the App Store it is notated by the small white plus sign next to the price that you tap to install.

    But, I don’t want there to be any confusion, so please allow me to explain.

    The application is actually universal as well, it functions on android, iOS, and the windows OS, and OSX.

    The Mac Operating system has a version available for purchase in the Mac App Store.

    To run the application on the Android, you must be running Android OS 2.2 or higher, have a display resolution of at least 320×480 and have at least 62mb free of internal storage or 100mb free on the SD card.

    If you are running a PC, you must be running at least Windows XP.

    I hope that clears up any confusion. — J.T.

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Now that is a smart use of your ‘smart’ phone! Wonder if the grid / system has to be working for the app to function, or is it self contained after downloading?

    Click the name.

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