Ever play the game Portal? Remember those turrets from the game? Ever wondered what a full-sized replica looks like?
Well, a few friends of my friend Gavin S. decided to do just that and build themselves a replica of the turret.
During the past few years, this turret passed hands several times, until it ended with Gavin.
Well, this thing is fairly bulky and BIG. Gavin also needed space in his garage. What to do? What to do? So, he conferred with his friends.
Do they simply say toss it? Do they say that they want it back? Nope! The answer is even better. Being very good friends, and having spent a lot of time together, both on and off work hours, they decided to give the turret a final and memorable sendoff to mark the finale of a great era.
And what better way for a memorable sendoff than to blow it to smithereens with Tannerite!
3 Pounds of Tannerite
What do you get when you get three guys, a high-powered rifle, a isolated plot of desert, a giant turret, and some proclivity for some mischief? 3 words: Tan-ner-ite!
So, we decided to go on a secret mission to blow up the turret at an undisclosed, highly secretive location, just outside of Inyokern, CA and 1.75 miles west on Witnick and Brown Rd . We set up a few cameras fairly close to the turret to cover the mayhem (and because Gavin’s friends wanted to see the end result). We then took cover a safe way back, at 400 yards.
What follows is a video of this explosive sendoff! Enjoy!