iGun Pro: The Original Gun Application

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Realistic app teaches appreciation for guns; no kids.
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Parents say

age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Easy peasy. Tap the desired weapon displayed on pegboard to load it onto the iPhone screen and start firing. Point barrel up to reload. The unlimited ammo option ensures you'll never run out of rounds.

Violence

Learning proper use of a firearm is still part of growing up in some American families. But to most kids fed on a steady diet of shoot-em-ups, guns are a toy, and iGun can feed this cultural obsession. Most of the guns, such as the AK-47, are weapons for self-defense, not hunting.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this app is for gun aficionados. It displays realistic-looking firearms, which shoot and reload when you shake the phone. It doesn't set a particularly good example for kids, and is definitely an airport no-no.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byPatriot1787 September 3, 2012

The Reviewer is a Liberal

This app is great for learing about firearms and just having fun. I don't think that children should be sheltered from the constituion. But of course the l... Continue reading
Parent of a 2 year old Written byleslieisfiction June 18, 2010

No Big Deal

Its amazing, realistic sounds, amazing detail, and cheap! Its just a game, it can't harm anyone and it does not show shooting anyone.
Teen, 16 years old Written byjfreighgiuhg March 24, 2011

Guns for Fun

There is nothing wrong with teaching people to shoot guns. This site is filled with crazy people who think guns should be banned. Well, this amendment was put i... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byeeef May 16, 2010

Is it any good?

For when pointing a finger isn't enough, iGun Pro can transform the iPhone into 13 different real-life semi and fully automatic weapons. For the best effect point the phone and flick wrist to fire. Vibration, smoke curling from the barrel, and the sound of empty shells tinkling to the ground add an extra shot of realism. The gunfire could be more realistic for the particular weapon, and we did not experience the promised recoil, but the app's good enough that we jumped at an accidental round.

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